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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 […]

By: Kayla Gladney Posted: Jun 25, 2018 10:22 AM CDT Updated: Jun 25, 2018 10:22 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Fire officials are responding to reports of a commercial fire at U.S. Steel in the on Tin Mill Road.  We will continue to bring you updates on this developing story.

By: Art Franklin (WIAT) — A Birmingham native is preparing to join the national touring company of Disney’s award-winning musical “The Lion King”. Brandon McCall is an actor who recently returned to Birmingham after spending time on the theatre circuit in California. He’s been featured in a number of productions at the Red Mountain Theater including […]

By Erin Edgemon Nike is now the official supplier for Magic City’s professional soccer team Birmingham Legion Football Club. Birmingham Legion FC will begin play in 2019. “We are proud to be a Nike-sponsored soccer club and excited about the partnership as we establish the Legion FC brand,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC president and […]

Updated 11:54 AM   By Erin Edgemon The Mountain Brook City Council on Monday approved a rezoning request to allow for the construction of a controversial condominium development off Overton Road. The council approved the rezoning 4-1 after a public hearing. Councilman Billy Pritchard voted against the rezoning. The developer, Leitman Perlman/Overton Village Condos LLC, sought […]


By: Jordan Highsmith Updated: May 05, 2018 08:50 PM CDT HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Hoover firefighters responded to an apartment fire earlier this evening. Just before 6 p.m. a fire started in an upper level apartment that then spread to the attic at the Abbey at Riverchase apartments on Longleaf Drive. According to Captain Rusty Lowe with […]

By Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com | Posted on May 5, 2018 3:57 PM | Updated May 5, 2018 4:50 PM The 55th anniversary of the Children’s March is observed in Birmingham with two marches, one organized by the Birmingham Civic Rights Institute and the other by Jack and Jill. Some of the original foot soldiers […]

By: Kayla Gladney Updated: Apr 19, 2018 10:53 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Birmingham Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing senior. 87-year-old Wesley Reed Jr. was last seen on April 9, 2018, in the 500 block of 24th Place North. Reed was supposed to ride a MAXX […]

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