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Past articles by Ben:

Special back-to-school escort for young daughters of slain Alabama deputy

The two young daughters of Brad Johnson, the Bibb County, Alabama sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in June, got a special back-to-school escort on Tuesday. → Read More

Midfield High School lockdown gun near campus

Midfield High School is on lockdown this morning after a student reported seeing a person with a gun near campus. → Read More

Cherokee County High School shots fired Centre Alabama

Authorities in Centre, Alabama are investigating after shots were fired near Cherokee County High School Friday afternoon. → Read More

Car fire on I-59/20 in downtown Birmingham

A car fire on Interstate 59/20 sent thick smoke billowing into the air and caused traffic delays in downtown Birmingham Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

ALDOT to begin I-59 bridge repairs in Birmingham on Friday

The Alabama Department of Transportation will soon begin concrete bridge deck repairs on the I-59 bridges over Edwards Lake Road in Jefferson County. → Read More

Alabama Tornado: Men in truck get caught in storm in Pelham

Watch as a man driving a truck gets too close for comfort to a tornado as it ripped through a Pelham neighborhood on Thursday. → Read More

Severe storm damage in Gardendale, Alabama

A tornado-warned storm left behind extensive damage in Gardendale, Alabama on Wednesday. → Read More

Alabama lottery, casino debate delayed for at least two weeks

A vote on lottery and casino legislation is being delayed in the Alabama Senate. → Read More

UAB activates COVID-19 surge plan amid growing hospitalizations

UAB Dr. Sarah Nafziger said the hospital has activated its COVID-19 surge plan as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. → Read More

Jefferson County health officer urges COVID-19 precautions ahead of Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson is urging the community to remain vigilant and take every precaution in preventing the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Wanted felon arrested after leading Birmingham police on interstate chase with children in car

Birmingham police say a wanted felon led officers on a chase on the interstate with two children and a teenager inside his vehicle. → Read More

NBA Draft 2020: Alabama's Kira Lewis Jr. selected 13th overall by New Orleans Pelicans

Alabama's Kira Lewis Jr. was selected with the 13th overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday night. → Read More

Birmingham Barons won't play baseball in 2020

The Birmingham Barons won't play ball in 2020, as the entire Minor League Baseball season has been canceled. → Read More

Special election set for House seat left empty by lawmaker leaving for Trump Administration

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election to replace a central Alabama legislator who announced she is resigning to take a position with the Trump administration. → Read More

Former Mountain Brook hoops star Trendon Watford leaving LSU, entering NBA Draft

Former Mountain Brook High School basketball star Trendon Watford is entering the NBA Draft after one season at LSU. → Read More

3 Birmingham firefighters injured while battle house fire

Three firefighters were injured in the partial collapse of a building that was on fire in Birmingham. → Read More

Illinois coroner says homicide cold case victim may be from Alabama

A coroner in Illinois is working homicide cold case from 43 years ago and needs help identifying the victim, who may be from Alabama. → Read More

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey completes radiation treatment for lung cancer

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she has finished radiation treatment for cancer and expects to make a full recovery. → Read More

Tommy Tuberville officially qualifies as GOP Senate candidate

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville has officially qualified as a Republican candidate in Alabama's 2020 U.S. Senate race. → Read More

Clear The Shelters Day: Pet adoption drive set for Saturday

Participating organizations will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families adopt a pet. → Read More