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RIP: Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Little Richard laid to rest in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT & CNN) Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Little Richard was laid to rest in Huntsville. He was buried at the Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery in a small private ceremony. Little Richard was one of the first black artists to find success with fans of all backgrounds. And he was in the first […] → Read More

FBI says Texas naval base shooting is ‘terrorism-related’

A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said Thursday. The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi. The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel […] → Read More

America is running out of thermometers

(CNN & WIAT) Thermometers are hard to come by these days, and it could get worse. Thermometer manufacturers and distributors say the devices were already in high demand earlier this year when healthcare providers started ordering more to scan COVID-19 patients. But now, companies who will require temperature checks are also buying the devices in […] → Read More

Senate approves Gov. Ivey’s amendment on CARES Act funding, moves to House

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — UPDATE (5/18): Alabama lawmakers have approved Gov. Kay Ivey’s executive amendment on how to use the $1.8 billion the state received in the CARES Act to combat the coronavirus. The senate voted to approve the change 30-1. It will now go to the House. Gov. Ivey’s Executive Amendment on CARES Act […] → Read More

LIVE: Birmingham City Schools holds special called board meeting

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – (May 12, 2020) – The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) will host a virtual special called board meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The special called board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. WATCH the Live Stream here. For more information visit, → Read More

WATCH: Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox hosts town hall regarding COVID-19 updates

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox held a Town Hall providing updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Tuscaloosa County has 300 confirmed cases and no coronavirus-related deaths. Health officials say 3,166 tests have been completed in Tuscaloosa County so far. → Read More

WATCH: Jefferson County Unified Command, UAB, JCDH to discuss ‘safer-at-home’ order update

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Unified Command hosted a press conference Friday afternoon. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, division director of infectious diseases at UAB, and Mark Wilson, M.D., Jefferson County Health Officer discussed Gov. Kay Ivey’s orders to expand opening more businesses in Alabama. On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced changes to Alabama’s […] → Read More

2 drivers arrested in fatal race on Alabama interstate

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say two drivers involved in a fatal race on an Alabama interstate have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says 27-year-old Kevin King was booked into jail Monday. 22-year-old Keanjra Maddox was booked into jail Tuesday afternoon by Birmingham police. State troopers say […] → Read More

No votes on virus liability, health officer power bills

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will not vote on controversial proposals that would limit the state health officer’s powers to order closures and give immunity to companies for coronavirus-related lawsuits. The bills are expected to return in the next legislative session after this one was cut short because of the coronavirus outbreak. Senate President […] → Read More

LIVE: Alabama House Democrats host COVID-19 public hearings regarding Medicaid, education, nursing homes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) Alabama House Minority Whip Anthony Daniels’ participated in a live interview on the CBS 42 Morning News with Art Franklin to address why Democrats were no-shows in Montgomery when the Alabama Legislature reconvened. Representative Daniels says the democratic caucus will stay out for the rest of the regular session citing health concerns […] → Read More

LIVE: Jefferson County holds pre-commission meeting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) The Jefferson County Commission will hold its regularly scheduled Pre-Commission Work Session Tuesday morning. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. May 5, via Zoom. For Agenda items and more details, visit, jefferson Please note the state Department of Revenue extended tag renewals for March, April, and May, to June 19, […] → Read More

Child dies in an accidental shooting in Pinson

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — An 11-year-old child was shot and killed Friday morning in what is being called an accidental shooting while hunting. It happened on Cedar Mountain Road, which is near Emerald Lake in Pinson. Jefferson County officials say that no foul play is suspected. Police believe the shooting happened sometime around 9:30 […] → Read More

Aliceville prison guard pleads guilty to sexual misconduct allegations

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former corrections officer at a federal prison in Alabama has pleaded guilty to charges related to sexual assault of female inmates. Federal prosecutors said 39-year-old Adrian L. Stargell pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the rights of two women, whom prosecutors said he sexually assaulted on multiple occasions, and […] → Read More

WATCH: JCSO seizes over 100 pounds of marijuana, over $37K cash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says it has had one of the largest drug busts in the county in about 10 years. Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff David Agee says that over 100 pounds of marijuana have been seized in the historic drug bust. On April 30, Jefferson County Vice and […] → Read More

Homicide under investigation in NE Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating a homicide that left one person dead Wednesday afternoon. Birmingham police responded to a call of a person shot at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. When they arrived on the scene they discovered a victim on the ground in the parking lot, suffering from a gunshot […] → Read More

LIVE: Alabama House Minority Leader to address the resumption of the 2020 Legislative Session

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) Alabama House Minority Leader, Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville), will address plans to reconvene the 2020 legislative session during a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon. Rep. Daniels’ comments come after yesterday’s announcement by Governor Kay Iveyto continue state restrictions in light of the growing COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The Alabama House of… → Read More

Shooting in Tarrant under investigation

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in Tarrant at the corner of Commerce Street and Hwy. 79. CBS 42 is working to get more details on the investigation. LATEST POSTS → Read More

More mobile testing for coronavirus open Thursday in Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Medicine revealed that it will deploy new COVID-19 mobile testing sites to communities within Jefferson County beginning Thursday. The mobile testing will begin on Thursday at Central Park Christian School, also known as Rock City, in Birmingham, and move to Cathedral of the Cross, in Center Point, on Friday, May 1. The […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: UAB to provide updates on the current state of COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) UAB will provide updates regarding the current state of COVID-19 during a press conference. Jordan DeMoss, M.S., Vice President, Clinical Operations at UAB Medicine will discuss updates regarding testing in local communities here in Birmingham. Rachael Lee, M.D., UAB Hospital epidemiologist, will discuss the state of COVID-19 in Alabama and nationally, as well as and… → Read More

LIVE: City of Fultondale, Day of Remembrance and prayer

FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) April 27, 2011 is the day a tornado hit the city of Fultondale. Monday, April 27, 2020, in the reflection of the events of the day, the city of Fultondale will come together in a moment of remembrance and prayer. → Read More