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A bill to impose a 3 percent tax on car leases and rentals in Jefferson County to help build a stadium and make other improvements at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex has marched steadily through the Alabama Legislature but hasn't reached the finish line. Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, ...
Former Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson after he was sentenced March 8, 2018 for his first degree perjury conviction. ... The prosecutors with the Alabama Attorney General's Office said in its brief that Henderson should serve at least six months in prison for his conviction on a ...

A bill that would activate a dormant car rental tax in Jefferson County to fund upgrades to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and new stadium at the BJCC earned a key victory in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday. The Jefferson County delegation in the Alabama House approved the bill ...
But earlier this month, as part of a twisting, turning school-desegregation saga in Alabama's Jefferson County, Judge Pryor struck a strange blow on behalf of integrated schools. In an appellate decision, he forbade a heavily white city from breaking away from a diverse district and running its own separate ...
The number of drug overdose deaths rose slightly in Jefferson County in 2017, but the increase was not as dramatic as it was in previous years. Heroin and fentanyl deaths saw a small decline, while methamphetamine and cocaine deaths climbed. There was a significant decrease in prescription opioid ...
Hogeland said Wednesday he hopes the funds collected from the tax can go to Jefferson County Schools to benefit the schools in Gardendale. "There is a legal ... In the 11th Circuit's opinion, written by Judge William Pryor, a former Alabama Attorney General, the court took issue with Haikala's split ruling.

Latty is still at large and police are asking the public to contact police in Jefferson County if you see him. Latty is wanted in Bessemer on several criminal charges. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas says the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. "Well, he has already shown how dangerous ...
Since then, authorities throughout Alabama have responded to multiple reports of threats similar in nature. Over the weekend, sheriff's investigators and Irondale police were made aware of a rumored threat of violence at Shades Valley High School. Parents on Saturday provided police with copies of ...
Big Sky had been using a small rail spur in unincorporated Jefferson County to transfer the containers of sludge from the train cars to trucks and drive them to the landfill. However, after numerous complaints from nearby residents, Jefferson County determined the operation violated the county's zoning laws.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Highway Patrol arrested an Alabama man after finding drugs during a stop for a traffic violation. Taylor Schaub, 19, of Northport, AL, was arrested about 8 p.m. Monday, troopers said in a news release. During the traffic stop on I-10, about mile marker 230 ...
Funeral arrangements have been announced for the daughter of Alabama District 51 Rep. and Birmingham police Capt. Allen Treadaway. ... In a Monday statement, Jefferson County schools said, "Kelsey Treadaway will be missed by the Mortimer Jordan community as well as our Jefferson County family.
Four people died over the weekend in unrelated Jefferson County crashes including a 64-year-old woman killed when she was struck head on by a driver in a stolen SUV. Three of the fatal wrecks happened on Friday, and one on Saturday. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the ...
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a fire. According to a news release, deputies responded to the report of a fire at 11:15 p.m. Saturday off the side of the road in the 300 block of Mulga Loop Road near Minor. Once the fire was out, they ...
The House delegation appointed Korey Hameen and Venus N.R. Smith, both funeral directors; Hannah C. Thompson, an attorney, and Randy Matthews, owner of Alabama Preneed Consulting. "I am pleased and hopeful that the Jefferson County Senate and House delegation made the appointment," said ...
The shooting happened late Wednesday afternoon in the 100 block of Faucet Drive in Trafford, sheriff's officials said. Early information is that the victim, a white male, was possibly shot in the shoulder. A black male suspect was seen leaving the area in a vehicle. No further description was available.
Reynolds presided over the case after Jefferson County judges recused themselves. Henderson was convicted of first-degree perjury in October. The 53-year-old was elected to the county's Birmingham division district attorney spot in 2016, but was indicted on the perjury charge just days before he was set ...
The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. in the 4400 block of Winchester Hills Way in Clay. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene to find the 17-year-old victim wounded. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Sheriff's officials said the victim, whose ...

Both trends reflect December's special U.S. Senate election, won by Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, over Republican Roy Moore, a former Alabama Chief Justice. Moore did well in northeast Alabama and much of north Alabama outside Huntsville, where Jones dominated Jefferson County.
A Friday-morning drug raid in western Jefferson County left one man jailed and took a load of drugs and guns off the streets. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies, after a month-long probe, carried out the search warrant at a home in the 200 block of Brighton Avenue, said Sheriff Mike Hale. The investigation ...
In any case, the Jefferson County Free Library bookmobile service was the beginning of what would become a highly successful cooperative effort to expand the ... There's free, online homework help with actual tutors (Alabama was the first in the nation to purchase this resource statewide), and there's also ...
Center Point firefighters and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office were dispatched just before 10 p.m. to the blaze in the 4300 block of Pinson Valley Parkway. At the scene, first responders ... Sheriff's detectives and the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating the fire. The name of the victim is ...
A raid at a northern Jefferson County business led to the confiscation of dozens of illegal gambling machines, authorities said Thursday. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies carried out a search warrant Wednesday night in the 1600 block of K.C. Dement Road in the Fultondale area, said Chief Deputy Randy ...
The second deadly accident happened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Alabama 75 in Pinson. The victim, a young adult male, was driving a pickup truck that left the roadway, went into nearby woods and caught fire. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:34 a.m.. The coroner's office said they have been in ...
A Jefferson County teen has died after he was burned while trying to start a fire nearly one week ago. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office officials said they were notified Thursday by a hospital social worker that the teen had suffered severe burns and would be taken off life support, said Chief Deputy Randy ...
Residents of the town of West Jefferson and the Jefferson County Commission have turned to the courts hoping to stop a local landfill from bringing in sewage ... In addition, the landfill's five-year operating permit is up for renewal with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, with a public ...
The student, a male kindergartner at Grantswood Elementary, was marked absent from school, but was found on the bus as students were getting on the bus to go home Thursday afternoon, Deputy Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin told AL.com on Thursday. Superintendent Craig Pouncey said: "Apparently ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Jefferson County Commission unanimously approved $30M in funding toward a new $174M stadium in downtown Birmingham. The commission is the first to publicly commit money to the project. The funds would be allocated $1M per year from the economic development ...
With a population of 54, Cardiff located west of Gardendale in Jefferson County is one of the smallest towns in the State of Alabama. The coal mining town was first settled in the 1830s. Population continued to decrease with the decline of coal mining. A 2003 flood destroyed a number of buildings in the town ...
The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday approved allocating $30 million for the construction of a stadium to be built on Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex-owned property downtown. The commission voted unanimously to allocate $1 million a year from the county's economic development ...
The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday approved allocating $30 million for the construction of a stadium to be built on Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex-owned property downtown. The commission voted unanimously to allocate $1 million a year from the county's economic development ...
Jefferson County Department of Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson addresses the media at a press conference Wednesday night. He said Birmingham area hospitals are at or over normal capacity due to a large number of people with flu or flu-like illnesses. Anna Beahm | abeahm@al.com. Birmingham area ...
The Jefferson County Commission is expected to commit $30 million towards a stadium to be built on Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex property downtown. The commission's finance committee on Tuesday approved allocating $1 million a year from the county's economic development fund for 30 ...
Two teenage patients with listeria infections being treated at children's of Alabama are unrelated, according to the Jefferson County Department of Health. "An outbreak is two cases of a disease that have a common point," said Dr. Edward Khan, Medical Director of Disease Control for Jefferson County.
Birmingham, AL (January 5, 2017) - Heath Boackle, of Birmingham, President of the Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 and Sergeant of SRT K-9 Unit, has officially declared his candidacy for Sheriff of Jefferson County, AL as of January 4, 2018. "I am pleased and very honored to announce my ...
Many schools along the eastern side of Alabama have announced delays today as rain continues to fall and winter weather advisories are in effect. Rain is expected to overspread across the state tonight and it could be cold enough in northeast Alabama for it to be freezing rain. Total ice accumulations of a ...
Gunter was found unresponsive in her cell at the downtown Birmingham county jail at 4:18 p.m. on Saturday. Jail personnel performed CPR on the woman and then took her to UAB hospital, where she was pronounced dead Sunday at 5:22 p.m.. Gunter was booked into the jail on Jan. 5 on charges of ...
The older model has existed for more than 25 years, i.e. the Purchasing Association of Central Alabama (PACA) sponsored by the Jefferson County Commission and administered by its Purchasing Division. The concept is simple. PACA is a voluntary cooperative of governmental entities contracted to save ...
Alabama Department of Corrections officials said Jeramy Melvin Leslie, 32, was discovered unresponsive in his cell about 10:30 a.m. He was housed at the William E. Donaldson Correctional in western Jefferson County. Leslie was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:42 a.m. Spokesman Bob Horton said ...
A man was shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy Saturday after lawmen were called to a home on a domestic assault. The man, who was conscious and talking when he left the scene en route to UAB hospital, died shortly after arrival at the hospital. Deputies responded just after 12:30 p.m. to a home ...
The child was taken to children's of Alabama with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead there at 9:53 p.m.. The preliminary investigation shows the boy was in a bedroom handling the gun when it discharged and struck him. No additional details have been released. Visitation for Levi will be held at 11 ...
An argument between teens Thursday led to gunfire and left one of them shot in the hand. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies responded about 3:15 p.m. to Fifth Street in Docena. They arrived on the scene to find the young male suffering from the gunshot wound, sheriff's authorities said. He was taken to the ...
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on Thursday announced the arrest of Anthony Scott Marler. ... Marler had been the subject of a statewide search by the U.S. Marshals after he backed into a patrol car and exchanged gunfire with officers in a south Alabama town after being stopped in a different stolen car.
Latty is still at large and police are asking the public to contact police in Jefferson County if you see him. Latty is wanted in Bessemer on several criminal charges. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas says the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. "Well, he has already shown how dangerous ...
Big Sky had been using a small rail spur in unincorporated Jefferson County to transfer the containers of sludge from the train cars to trucks and drive them to the landfill. However, after numerous complaints from nearby residents, Jefferson County determined the operation violated the county's zoning laws.
Since then, authorities throughout Alabama have responded to multiple reports of threats similar in nature. Over the weekend, sheriff's investigators and Irondale police were made aware of a rumored threat of violence at Shades Valley high school. Parents on Saturday provided police with copies of ...
The plan calls for the Cooper Green to enter into an agreement with two medical operations, Cahaba Medical Care and Alabama Regional Services. Commissioners want more information about the impact on indigent care and to possibly look at lowering the poverty rate of patients eligible for medical care.
A sentencing date has been set for former Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson. ... Reynolds presided over Henderson's perjury case after Jefferson County judges recused themselves. ... Assistant Alabama Attorneys General Matt Hart and Kyle Beckman prosecuted the case.
Authorities are searching for family members of four people who have died in Jefferson County in recent weeks. Their bodies are ready to be released for burial, but officials at the Jefferson County Coroner's Office have not been able to identify or locate next of kin. Their names are Altha Elaine Lovelady, 63 ...
An order entered Tuesday morning by Chilton County Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds showed Henderson's sentencing, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been continued. The new sentencing date was not listed in court records. Reynolds presided over Henderson's perjury case after Jefferson County ...
The numbers presented by AL.com for all years include all killings, whether they were ruled justifiable or not. AL.com does not include traffic fatalities that yielded criminal charges in its year-end homicide numbers. Also, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office considers the deaths of two people in 2017 to be ...


 

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