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
Federal disaster aid given to the state after the tornado outbreak that began on April 28, 2014 has now topped 40 million dollars according to FEMA. 16.5 million dollars has been approved for housing assistance grants. 15.4 million has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses.
4.4 million will be used for public assistance programs and of that amount - 1.4 million is set aside for debris removal alone.
During this process 15,951 damaged homes and properties have been inspected.
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