Tuscaloosa, AL - It's the middle of summer and extremely hot outside, so what's the natural past time in Alabama? Hanging out in the water! And you can do just that this weekend at Lake Lurleen. The state park will be the host site for a huge water sports tournament set up by the Alabama INT group. Four categories will be judged such as: wakeboarding, wake surfing, wake skating, and kneeboarding. The event will run August 2nd & 3rd with divisions from beginners through experts. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa, AL - Kaylee MacKnight's a UA Senior who sings, dances, and acts. She's got big dreams that include one day performing on Broadway. But, this week she's already celebrating because she's beaten the odds in her battle against thyroid cancer. To celebrate life and more, Kaylee's organized a variety show to raise money for This Star Won't Go Out Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping the families of children with cancer. The musical theatre variety performance is Friday, August 1st at the Allen Bales Theatre on the UA Campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. ...Read more
ENSLEY -- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and two other people injured. The triple shooting happened in Ensley early Sunday morning. Authorities are not sure what led to the shooting on the 1600 block of Avenue I.
When police arrived, a woman was found lying face down with a gunshot wound to her back. Two other victims were taken to the University of Alabama Birmingham hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
BIRMINGHAM -- Authorities are investigating a shocking crime after they say a man set his estranged girlfriend on fire. Just after 2:30 Sunday morning, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a house fire in the 4400 block of Nellie Anderson Street. They arrived to find a 49-year-old female victim with extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body, and legs. She was transported to the hospital and admitted to a burn unit in serious condition. ...Read more
MCCALLA -- Authorities in Jefferson County are looking for a suspect they say set a church on fire in McCalla. The blaze happened early Saturday morning at Bellview Baptist Church. Jefferson County Sheriff Office officials say they are investigating the fire as arson.
According to the Sheriff's office, around 1:30 a.m. deputies were responding to a burglary alarm on Eastern Valley Road when they got a call that a white male was pouring gas on the front of the church and set it on fire. ...Read more