Updated: 6:15 p.m. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WVUA & AP) — A UPS cargo plane crashed into a field near the Birmingham airport Wednesday, killing two pilots and scattering wreckage over a rural area moments after witnesses heard the massive A300 jet coming in at treetop level. ...Read more
BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WVUA) - Allysa Huffstutler's uncle confirmed to WVUA that she has been found dead in the Locust Fork branch of the Black Warrior River.
Blount County EMA Director Max Armstrong said that the State Trooper helicopter spotted Huffstutler's body a mile from where the accident happened.
Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington is planning to hold a press conference early Friday afternoon to release details.
We do know that the American Red Cross is providing counselors near the accident site to help the family deal with the tragedy. ...Read more
BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WVUA) - WVUA has a crew in Blount County as authorities search for a missing University of Alabama student in the Locust Fork branch of the Black Warrior River. ...Read more
COKER, Ala. -- According to Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, the third runaway suspect is in custody after a brief pursuit. Now, all three initially sought after suspects are in custody. Two males and one female. Earlier today, WVUA crews responded to an area on the corner of Highway 140 and Falls Cut off Road
in Coker. Around
1 o'clock this afternoon WVUA reporters witnessed a law enforcement officer guarding
a wooded area with gun drawn. At that time, K9 units were focusing on the ...Read more
Update: Friday, June 7, 2013 2:05 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WVUA) - WVUA has confirmed through a source with the United Mine Workers of America that a miner was killed Thursday night.
The accident happened around 6:15 Thursday evening underground at Jim Walter Mine No. 7 West Portal.
The victim is 36 year old, Christopher Brown, of Pleasant Grove, a five year veteran of the mine. ...Read more
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police. ...Read more
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another. ...Read more
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say there has been one reported fatality and several injuries from a tornado that hit Kemper County.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn says the fatality was reported to have happened west-northwest of DeKalb, near Mississippi Highway 493.
Flynn says the tornado hit Kemper and Noxubee counties before pushing into Alabama.
He says there are reports of damaged buildings and many power outages in the area. ...Read more
TUSCAOOLSA, Ala. (WVUA) - Storms across Alabama and the Southeast today have left residents cleaning up, including a tornado killing one in east Mississippi.
The worst of the damage in West Alabama is likely in the Pickens County community of Macedonia.
Local residents are cleaning up after an early afternoon storm caused minor structure damage off County Road 75.
Dozens of trees and power lines were toppled as a result of the high winds.
Workers cleared trees and Alabama Power crews worked to restore electricity back in the area. ...Read more
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued an AMBER Alert in cooperation with the State of Florida.
Officials are searching for 4 year old Cole Hakken, 3 feet 9 inches tall, 44 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. ...Read more