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Recent articles by Lauren:

Birmingham police investigating five separate murders after deadly weekend

It was a deadly weekend in Birmingham. Police are working to find shooters for five different homicides, all taking place in just a little more than 24 hours. → Read More

Birmingham police investigating six separate murders after deadly weekend

It was a deadly weekend in Birmingham. Police are working to find shooters for six different homicides, all taking place in just a little more than 24 hours. → Read More

Thousands of Birmingham Squadron fans headed to the newly renovated Legacy Arena for first home game

Thousands of fans lined up outside the newly reconstructed Legacy Arena for the Birmingham Squadron’s first home game of the season. → Read More

Local woman calls for justice after son was shot at while playing basketball inside church gymnasium

Stacy Upton says her teenage son, 15-year-old Garrett Upton, was at the church Friday night playing basketball, when two strangers came in and started shooting. → Read More

Alabama ICUs still full, health leaders fear a winter COVID spike

Dr. Don Williamson with the Alabama Hospital Association said more than 700 new COVID cases were diagnosed on Dec. 2. → Read More

Children’s of Alabama doctor says pediatric gunshot victims suffer from physical and mental wounds

Birmingham Police report that nine children under the age of 10 have been wounded by gunfire so far this year. → Read More

Dozens stand in lines this Thanksgiving for Black Friday deals

Officials with the Alabama Retail Association suggest getting some of your holiday shopping done early. Because of supply chain issues, you may not be able to find what is on your list come mid-December, but for those last minute shoppers, there will be another round of big sales the weekend before the holiday. → Read More

Alabama nursing home residents reunited with family for first Thanksgiving without COVID

This year, residents of nursing homes can celebrate Thanksgiving in-person. → Read More

Tips for staying safe while shopping this holiday weekend

Authorities with the Birmingham Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will be on alert this weekend, but officials have some tips on how you can stay safe while shopping on Friday. → Read More

Red Cross in critical need of volunteers giving blood donations

Red Cross officials said blood donor numbers are the lowest of the year, calling the need for volunteers an emergency. → Read More

Local businesses prepare for Black Friday shoppers

Officials with the Alabama Retail Association said you can expect more shoppers out this Black Friday compared to last year, but you likely won’t see massive crowds now because people can get deals all week. → Read More

City leaders working to help combat recent crime

Officials with the City of Birmingham said they are working on long and short term solutions to the city’s crime. Their long term goals are investing in Birmingham kids and their future. → Read More

Family calls for justice after 6-year-old boy shot in road rage shooting

Six-year-old Carlos Moore is recovering at Children’s Hospital after being shot in the back in a road rage shooting. His family tells WBRC he is stable, but still in critical condition. → Read More

9-year-old Birmingham shooting victim continues to fight in her recovery

Ja’liyah’s mom said they are moving her out of ICU and she is still fighting, but showing some signs of improvement. → Read More

Community members want more security after nine-year-old girl was shot in the neck

The Housing Authority of Birmingham recently increased police patrols and installed more than 30 cameras on the property where Ja’liyah Baker was shot earlier this week, but members of the community said they need more security, so this doesn’t happen to another child. → Read More

Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham needs volunteers for busy holiday season

This year, the Salvation Army is serving 1,200 families and 3,000 children, and to help meet the need, they need volunteers. → Read More

Birmingham Police say Real Time Crime Center is helping solve dozens of cases

Birmingham Police said in just a few weeks of being launched, The Real Time Crime Center has already helped them solve more than twenty cases, including some of the more recent ones. → Read More

FEMA crews evaluating flooding damage across Jefferson County

Officials with the Jefferson County EMA said FEMA crews and state crews are going over hundreds of damage claims from the flooding in October. This is just another step in the process of declaring a disaster and potentially getting FEMA federal dollars for cities and homeowners. → Read More

Birmingham Housing Authority says new security upgrades are helping police investigations

Officials with the Birmingham Housing Authority said security upgrades were added at the Rev. Dr. Morrell Todd homes last month, including new street lights, license plate readers, more frequent police patrols, and new cameras. → Read More

How to prevent house fires during cold weather days

Fultondale Fire Chief Justin McKenzie said there are things you can do to make sure a similar explosion or fire doesn’t happen to you. → Read More