Ariel Cochran, WRBL News 3

Ariel Cochran

WRBL News 3

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Ariel:

BPD: Birmingham officer charged after staging officer-involved shooting

Birmingham Police Officer Keith Buchanan is accused of "stolen valor" after attempting to stage an officer-involved shooting in Tarrant on July 21. → Read More

Tarrant Elementary student has confirmed COVID-19 infection, Tarrant BOE says

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — A Tarrant parent notified the Tarrant City Board of Education that their child, a student at Tarrant Elementary School, has a confirmed case of COVID-19. In a letter addressed to Tarrant Elementary students and their family, the board of education states that the family of the infected child was advised by […] → Read More

LIST: Central Alabama school systems providing food for students during COVID-19 outbreak, closures

CENTRAL ALABAMA (WIAT) — Schools throughout Central Alabama are continuing to provide food for children, despite shutdowns over the coronavirus threat. The Jefferson County School system is partnering with multiple school districts to help provide food for children 18 years and younger regardless of where they attend. If your child is in need of a […] → Read More

AMC Theatres to close all locations for the next 6 to 12 weeks in response to COVID-19 outbreak

(WIAT) — AMC Theatres announced Tuesday that in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to comply with local and federal government guidelines, theatre locations nationwide will be closed for at least six to 12 weeks. The movie exhibition company on Twitter suggested that movie-goers should consider using AMC Theatres On Demand as an alternative to […] → Read More

Birmingham City Council president seeks meeting with state delegation to secure COVID-19 stimulus money

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Tuesday, the Trump Administration will be proposing a roughly $850 billion stimulus package in response to the coronavirus outbreak to assist businesses and taxpayers. For Birmingham, City Council President William Parker hopes the city can get a piece of that funding. In a statement, the city council noted that Parker […] → Read More

Birmingham police identify suspect in Wednesday shooting that injured officer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police have released the identity of one of the three suspects connected to an officer-involved shooting that took place Wednesday on Tuscaloosa Avene and 12th Street Southwest. Suspect Kenneth Whitehead, 40, of Birmingham is in police custody after two attempted murder warrants have been obtained against him. He is held […] → Read More

Fairfield man arrested following death of injured 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police have arrested a Fairfield man after a 1-year-old in his care died after receiving numerous injuries. Birmingham police report that the incident occurred on March 7, 2020. East Precinct officers responded to the 1100 block of Huffman Road at 8:40 a.m. on a call that a child was injured. […] → Read More

Case against suspect accused of shooting BPD Det. John Finke heading to grand jury

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The case against a 16-year-old suspect in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Birmingham back in January is heading to a grand jury. Suspect Jahmari Wright is charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot Birmingham Police Detective John Finke on Jan. 26 after a robbery. Wright previously was scheduled to […] → Read More

No students critically injured in Chilton County school bus accident

CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon tells CBS 42 that Thursday morning around 7 a.m., a school bus and a private vehicle got into an accident on Highway 31 and Cloverleaf Drive near the Clanton Schools. According to the Chilton County School Superintendent, there were more than 20 students on the […] → Read More

Georgia school employee confirmed to have coronavirus, district investigating impact

CAVE SPRINGS, GA. (WIAT) — In our neighboring state Georgia, a county school system is facing a confirmed case of coronavirus. The Floyd County, Ga. school district announced that one of their employees has been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The school district was alerted by public health officials about the case and they are […] → Read More

Man recovering after being shot when answering the door, Hoover PD investigating

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A 24-year-old man is recovering from a gunshot wound after he was shot after answering the door. Hoover police report that at 8:55 pm. Tuesday, the Hoover 911 center received a call of shots fired at the 3600 building at the Park at Deerfield Apartments. When officers arrived at the scene, […] → Read More

Birmingham police searching for suspect after man shot multiple times, later dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating a homicide after a person was found in the rear of 130 71st Street North suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham police report that the deceased, identified as 22-year-old Marcus Wilson of Birmingham, was discovered on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:07 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to the […] → Read More

Gas line break 15th Street and 3rd Avenue South causes evacuation; area will reopen soon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There was a reported gas line break on 15th Street and 3rd Avenue South. Birmingham police and Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded at the scene. It was reported that people within the area were evacuated. According to Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo, a contractor was working in the […] → Read More

Clanton Elementary School student found with gun, school NOT in danger

CLANTON, Ala. (WIAT) — The Chilton County School District reports that an elementary school student was found with a firearm Tuesday morning. The school district states that the school administration responded quickly along with the help of the Clanton School resource officer on campus. The school was not in danger. The district states that the […] → Read More

Lincoln Police Department receives terroristic threats, school placed on lockdown as precaution

LINCOLN, Ala. (WIAT) — The Lincoln Police Department released a statement on Facebook stating that city buildings and a school have been placed on lockdown out of precaution due to terroristic threats made to the department. The police department further states that there is no direct threat to the area school, but are acting out […] → Read More

Multiple injured after speeding vehicle hits concrete divider and truck; Jefferson Co. investigating

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident after a vehicle hit a concrete lane divider and crashed into a pickup truck containing multiple people. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday after 11:30 a.m., deputies were traveling north on Roebuck Parkway when a vehicle passed them […] → Read More

Birmingham 21-year-old indicted by federal grand jury for December armed carjacking

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham 21-year-old has been indicted by a federal grand jury for an armed carjacking. According to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town of the Alabama Department of Justice, the two-count indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court for 21-year-old suspect Tadarrius Lawaun Smith who is accused of carjacking and brandishing […] → Read More

Youth evangelist Acton Bown sentenced to 50 years for child sex crimes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Convicted sex offender and former youth evangelist Acton Bowen was sentenced to 50 years in prison for child sex crimes Friday. He will serve another 12 months for other offenses. Bowen, who in 2018 pleaded guilty to 28 counts of child sex crimes ranging from enticing a child to enter a […] → Read More

Mike Bloomberg releases statement regarding leaving presidential race

The following is a statement released by former Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg: “Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump – because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal […] → Read More

EMA: Homes destroyed, others damaged in Hale County after morning severe storms

HALE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (9 a.m.): The Hale County EMA has announced that there are now 20-30 homes damaged in the area. There are no reported injuries. — The Hale County EMA tells CBS 42 that out of Tuesday morning’s storms, 10 homes have experienced roof damage. A couple of homes were destroyed […] → Read More