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By Dennis Victory | Posted on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM | Updated September 13, 2018 11:37 AM   Thompson’s athletic facilities cost $19.2 million and includes the football stadium and a 58,000-square-foot athletic complex, which features a 30,000-square-foot indoor practice facility. The Warriors play their first home game of the season on Friday against […]

Updated 10:33 AM; Posted 9:31 AM By Erin Edgemon Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson is resigning from his post effective Sept. 1, the city council president confirmed. Roberson is expected to make the announcement later today at Lawson State Community College. “It is a big loss for the council — a big […]

Updated 11:08 AM; Posted 11:00 AM By Ivana Hrynkiw Pete Williston is charged with first-degree rape, after a relative told police earlier this summer that the 48-year-old started abusing her in 2008, when she was 14 years old. (JCSO)  A former Birmingham police lieutenant’s lawyer said that his client engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a female relative years […]

Updated Aug 15, 4:37 PM; Posted Aug 15, 4:20 PM A Hoover woman posted on Facebook that another woman was holding her husband at gunpoint on Facebook Live. She later found out he had been shot and critically injured. Police arrested the suspect Wednesday afternoon.  (Facebook) By Carol Robinson A woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon […]

By William Thornton What does Birmingham’s future as a tech startup hub look like? Nobody’s sure, but Forbes was intrigued enough to take a recent look. The business magazine is out with a look at the Magic City – “Inside Birmingham’s bid to become the Southern Silicon Valley.” It’s full of details about Birmingham’s start-up […]

BY CODY SHORT The inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic (ALGP) was held last week in Birmingham and drew members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to celebrate unity, give to the community, and fellowship with one another. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities, […]

By Ivana Hryn A dozen Bessemer students who thought they would be starting high school last week were sent back to the eighth grade. Bessemer City Schools started back for the fall semester on August 8, and according to Superintendent Dr. Keith Stewart, 12 students who were originally promoted to the ninth grade at Bessemer […]

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By: Kayla Gladney Posted: Jul 16, 2018 04:12 PM CDT Updated: Jul 17, 2018 06:56 AM CDT HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The story of a dedicated man who was willing to walk all night to be on time for his first day of work has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of community support and a […]

By Roy S. Johnson The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is returning to Birmingham for its upcoming football and basketball championships, sources in the mayor’s office confirmed. The SWAC confirmed the move in a news release sent to media outlets at 10:51 a.m., this morning. “I’m grateful to Mayor Randall Woodfin and City of Birmingham on this […]


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