Katherine Mozzone, CBS 42

Katherine Mozzone

CBS 42

Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Katherine:

Rosedale residents worried new re-zoning plan could ‘wipe them off the map’

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Homewood City Council is set to vote on a proposed re-zoning and plan and entertainment district, Tuesday. City council members say the plan will both allow, and limit, growth. Yet, some residents in Rosedale, believe it could wipe them off the map. “I feel like we don’t have a voice […] → Read More

City of Jasper encourages young people to ‘get the shot’ in new campaign

JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — Jasper’s mayor is launching a campaign to reach the 2,700 young people he says live in the city. In light of low vaccination rates among teens and adolescents in Alabama, he is sending a message, encouraging those eligible to get a vaccine. “As an Alabamian, I never like to be last […] → Read More

‘World’s longest yard sale’ to begin in Gadsden on Thursday

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — A number of thrifty shoppers will begin their journey along the “World’s Longest Yard Sale” in Gadsden on Thursday. When interstates replaced US highways as the preferred route in the ’50’s and ’60’s, travelers began bypassing small towns. Organizers say their economies took a hit. To pull drivers off the interstate […] → Read More

Community surprises 8-year-old battling cancer with princess-themed parade

8-year-old Lillie Handley had never seen a real parade. She's now in hospice car, battling cancer. But, the Cullman County community rallied around her to help her in her time of need and gave her the surprise of a lifetime. → Read More

Alabama EMA urges homeowners to purchase flood insurance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — With heavy rains drenching parts of Alabama, flooding has become an issue in many communities. Flood insurance is something many Alabamians don’t think about until it’s too late. But according to Alabama EMA Deputy Director Jonathan Gaddy, it should be a priority for every homeowner. “There is a risk really […] → Read More

Calera residents concerned about water quality

CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — Calera homeowner Jeri Rayfield keeps a bottle of Calcium, Lime and Rust remover on her kitchen counter. “It’s a big part of our lives now,” Rayfield said. “It’s just something that’s part of our grocery list.” Rayfield and her mother had lived in the house for two weeks when they both […] → Read More

Pell City Schools asking for taxes to be raised in order to fund new projects

PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — Pell City Schools wants to raise taxes in order to pay for a number of new projects. Superintendent James Martin is proposing a levy of 5 mills on property owners. During a meeting Monday, Martin and others went into great detail about the upgrades and improvements they want to make, […] → Read More

Birmingham city leaders lobbying state lawmakers to support new pension bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Some city of Birmingham leaders are lobbying state lawmakers to support a new pension bill. Supporters say it would put city employees at ease, with the assurance there will be money in the coffers for their retirement. Opponents, however, say it takes too much away from future employees. HB 510, a […] → Read More

Fultondale disaster relief coordinators are pleading for volunteers

FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — “It doesn’t matter how old you are or how young you are, we can use your help,” said Fultondale City Councilor Billy Hughes. “If anyone can give any time at all, we’d certainly appreciate it.” Though the distribution center is loaded with donations, coordinators can’t get supplies to those who need […] → Read More

Your COVID-19 results could be skewed based on the type of test used

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — There is a lot of anticipation for the big matchup on Saturday between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia. But there is still uncertainty surrounding Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban’s role in the game. The question is whether he will be on the sidelines and that all depends on his […] → Read More

University of Alabama professor writes open letter opposed to in-person instruction

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A University of Alabama professor wants administrators to come up with a new plan for classes this semester. Professor Michael Innis-Jimenez does not believe in the University of Alabama’s plan to return to campus. He thinks having students, faculty and staff on campus is an unnecessary risk. Furthermore, the professor says, […] → Read More

French Quarter businesses struggle to stay open with new restrictions

Though they’re allowed to stay open, some say the latest restrictions on bars are having a devastating effect on their bottom line, especially in the French Quarter. → Read More

MLB’s testing sweep brings some success but optics are issue

Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus. → Read More

Coroner: Pearl River police officer’s death linked to COVID-19

According to the St. Tammany coroner’s office, his cause of death was respiratory failure, which was linked to COVID-19. → Read More

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Plaquemines Parish

State troopers responded to the report of a crash at around 8 a.m. on Friday, July 17. → Read More

NOPD investigating shooting in St. Thomas neighborhood; two people injured

Both victims were taken to the hospital via private transportation. → Read More

Two women injured after Algiers shooting

The incident occurred in the 3000 block of Lancaster Street. → Read More

United Airlines, pilots reach deal to reduce or eliminate layoffs

United warned 2,250 pilots earlier this month they were at risk of being furloughed when federal bailout money ends. → Read More

‘Everyone should care’: Sociologists weigh in on ‘Black on Black’ violence after 9-year-old killed

As police investigate the shooting death of nine-year-old Devante Bryant, his family gathered with the community to mourn his death and celebrate his life. → Read More

Local bar owners respond to tighter restrictions, curbside service

The governor’s executive order goes into effect at 12:01 am, Monday morning, requiring bars to solely offer curbside service, whether they serve food or not. → Read More