Authorities identify man who hanged himself in jail after bizarre attack on Bessemer couple
Authorities on Friday identified a 26-year-old man who police say stabbed another man and kidnapped a woman Wednesday night before he hanged himself in the Bessemer City Jail.
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'Family can finally have peace,' prosecutor says after Bessemer man's conviction in 2009...
A jury deliberated less than 45 minutes before reaching a verdict that Demitrius Alexander, 30, of Bessemer, is guilty of murder in the death of Bernicia Murray.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Oak Grove man says killing parents 'came into my mind' during drug withdrawal; relatives...
BESSEMER, Alabama - Former Oak Grove High School student Drew Thacker testified today that he was sitting on his couch the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2011 recovering from heroin withdrawals when the thought of killing his parents "just came into my mind."
Birmingham commercial real estate titans dispense wisdom at Vulcan Park
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Some of the biggest names in Birmingham commercial real estate offered advice to others in their industry at Vulcan Park Wednesday.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Bessemer wants 'permanent solution' to Valley Creek flooding, to seek county, state, federal help
Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley and City Councilman Jesse Matthews . The City Council voted Tuesday to authorize Gulley to seek help from the county, state and federal governments to stop the periodic flooding of Valley Creek.
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Steyr Arms Unveils New U.S. Headquarters in Alabama
What better way to commemorate your 150th birthday than to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors in a brand new home? Steyr Arms did just that on April 4, 2014, unveiling a new 33,000 square-foot manufacturing headquarters in Bessemer, Alabama.
A "crash" adventure at Splash Adventure: New owners make dramatic point to end parking fees at waterpark
The new owners of Splash Adventure water and amusement park in Bessemer dramatically made the point that parking is now free by dropping a pay booth 50 feet to a thundering crash.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Former Vestavia Hills High School students testify about finding nude body of slain woman...
But not until the next morning did any of the teens call police to report it, the young men testified.
How business friendly is your community? Counting down a new ranking of Alabama cities
That's because the top spots aren't dominated by the state's major population centers, the communities that often make headlines for landing the big corporate projects.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Bessemer police seek 3 suspects, vehicles involved in unrelated thefts
In one incident, police are looking for two men and a dark SUV, believed to be a jeep, in connection with theft and burglary at a Bessemer home.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Lipscomb woman arrested in robbery of Bessemer credit union
Wanda Faye Glasco, 53, is charged with robbery and theft of property after the Marvel City Credit Union at 316 North 17th Street was robbed around 2:17 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Bessemer police Lt.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
City of Bessemer to celebrate Arbor Week with tree seedling giveaway at City Hall Auditorium April 17
BESSEMER, Alabama -- The City of Bessemer will celebrate Arbor Week with a tree seedling giveaway at City Hall Auditorium on April 17. The giveaway will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until all the seedlings are gone, according to a news release today from city spokesperson Toraine Norris.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Meet McDonald's Biscuit Bake-Off champ Arleen McCain, who has special plans for her big prize
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Arleen McCain wiped away the tears after the guy in the Ronald McDonald costume presented her with a super-sized $1,000 check.
Bessemer officials to break ground for new rec facility, begin Davis School demolition, on April 15
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Bessemer officials will take another step toward the construction of the city's long-awaited recreational and wellness facility when they hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the old James A. Davis Middle School in Roosevelt Park on Tuesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley and the members of the ... (more)
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Lipscomb Mayor Lance McDade and wife arrested during fight over marital assets
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the home in the 5600 block of Fifth Street North just after at 11:30 a.m. Authorities received a 911 call from the home saying there was a domestic disturbance in progress, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
High-end gun maker Steyr Arms completes move to Bessemer facility
Steyr Arms opened its new showroom and distribution center Friday, marking the high-end gun maker's expansion into Bessemer.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
More charged in plan to smuggle drugs in Bibles for Shelby County jail inmates
Jacob Kenneth Mykicz, 26, of Birmingham, Charles Robert Caldwell, 34, of Chelsea, and Quaran Elijah Wilson, 20, of Bessemer , and Larry Bryan Morris, 38, of Wilsonville, Altonius Donnel Mason, 20, of Birmingham, and Larry Keith Morris, 56, of Shelby have been charged in a conspiracy to put the prescription drug Suboxone into Bibles intended for ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Bessemer woman sentenced to 30 years for rape of 11-year-old boy
The prosecutor in the case said she was pleased to see that a female was getting the same kind of sentence in a rape case that a man would have gotten under similar circumstances.
Bessemer Mayor Gulley proclaims 'Parental Alienation Prevention Week' for April 20-26
A non-profit group asks citizens to blow bubbles at noon on April 25 to raise awareness of parental alienation .
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Southpace March deals include Newk's corporate office, former Walmart and Happy Hounds
Southpace's Rich Vanchina, represented Happy Hounds LLC in leasing 7,000 square feet at 2222 Fifth Ave. South in Birmingham.