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Recent articles by Lauren:

City of Fultondale still working to rebuild two years after deadly tornado

Two years after a tornado ripped through Fultondale, the city continues to build back. → Read More

More than 300 Jefferson County deaths linked to fentanyl in 2022

Officials say more people are dying from opioid overdoses than car accidents or gun crime in Jefferson County. → Read More

Jefferson County Dept. of Health distributed 9,000 fentanyl test strips in 2022

Jefferson County health leaders said opioids, like fentanyl, are killing people locally at an alarming rate. → Read More

Crime Stoppers of Metro Ala. seeing increase in anonymous tips

Officials with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama said they saw a big response in anonymous tips over the weekend about different shootings in Jefferson County. Organizers said they are happy to see these tips coming in. → Read More

Pinson Elementary School remembers School Resource Officer after unexpected passing

Students and staff at Pinson Elementary are mourning the loss of a beloved member of their team. School Resource Deputy Patrick Leblanc died earlier this week and school leaders are now working to provide grief resources for the students. → Read More

What did EPA leaders find in the air near the Moody landfill fire over the last two weeks?

New air quality test results are being released from the EPA and WBRC is learning more about what they found in the air near the Moody landfill fire. → Read More

Local landscaper shares what it was like dumping at the Moody landfill

EPA officials are now set to come in and start putting out the Moody landfill fire. This comes after Governor Kay Ivy’s declaration of a State of Emergency on January 18 after nearly two months of the fire burning. → Read More

More than 90 homes damaged in Hale County after multiple tornadoes

EMA Director Russell Weeden said Hale County used to average about two tornadoes per year, but the county just keeps getting hit, with three already in 2023. → Read More

Neighbors worry about lasting health concerns as the Moody landfill fire continues

Neighbors in nearby areas are still noticing harsh smells in the air and that’s causing one mother to wonder about the long-term effects. → Read More

Experts said seeking shelter in a ditch is safer than waiting out a tornado inside mobile homes

Waiting out a storm in a mobile home, even with precautions, is never a safe option, according to experts. → Read More

What to do if you’re out on the roads during a tornado

While it is never ideal to be on the road during a tornado, there are ways to try and stay as safe as possible if the worst happens. → Read More

Experts say adding ventilation to your stovetop can improve safety

As federal regulators debate the safety of gas top stoves, one expert weighs on a way to make any cooking surface safer. → Read More

Jefferson County resident calling for better service after days without internet

North Jefferson residents are struggling as some AT&T customers have been without internet for days. → Read More

Experts share how to save on your gas bill

Experts with OnTime Service said because of nationwide increases, your gas bill is likely going to keep going up throughout the year, and the best ways to keep your bill low is maintenance. → Read More

Alabama parents can be held liable for child’s use of guns

WBRC is learning more about what could happen in Alabama if a child committed a crime with their parent’s gun. → Read More

Alabama parents can be held liable for child’s use of guns

WBRC is learning more about what could happen in Alabama if a child committed a crime with their parent’s gun. → Read More

Crews to start repaving hundreds of Birmingham streets

With an $8 million repaving project wrapping up, Birmingham prepares to embark on an even larger repaving project that will effect streets all across the city. → Read More

Baby formula shortage continuing into new year

The national baby formula shortage is likely to continue into the spring, according to makers. → Read More

St. Clair County Commission vetting private companies to extinguish Moody landfill fire

St. Clair County is now looking for companies that specialize in putting landfill fires out, but putting it out could cost millions and take another month. → Read More

Alabama gas prices up 17 cents in one week; experts predict a price decrease over next few weeks

You may be noticing higher prices at the gas pump right now. Alabama’s state average is $3.31 as of January 5. That’s up 17 cents from one week before, when the average was $2.89. → Read More