War medic, firefighter, home builder: Al Awtrey helped build Hoover
If you ever bought a house in Hoover, there was a good chance Al Awtrey had something to do with building it.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
New ambulance service for Montevallo area, part of Bibb County starting Tuesday
Starting on Tuesday, an area of southwest Shelby County and part of Bibb County will benefit from a new round-the-clock ambulance service that will help provide quicker response to emergencies.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Gun-rights group founder continues to challenge Shelby County government's ban on firearms
A founding member of gun-rights group BamaCarry is continuing to challenge the legality of Shelby County government's ban on firearms at its buildings and property by wearing an openly holstered pistol this morning at the vehicle licensing office in Pelham.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Dallas and Shelby County Murder Convictions Upheld by Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the capital murder conviction of Quante Dequan Rice and the murder conviction of Aaron Harris.
Forecast: A clear night is expected in Birmingham, but there's an air quality alert for Wednesday
Expect a clear night Tuesday night in the Birmingham area, with lows in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service .
Restaurant search renewed for vacant Montevallo downtown building
The government group in Montevallo that has been trying to find a restaurant operator for the vacant Alabama Coach Company building in the downtown area has enlisted professional help.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Shelby County man in jail for alleged sexual contact with child
Authorities on Sunday arrested Alfred Ray Landers, 77, on warrants including two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and one charge each of second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, according to documents filed in Shelby County District Court in Columbiana.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Alabama appeals court affirms Montgomery man's Shelby County murder conviction, 45-year sentence
An Alabama appeals court on Friday affirmed the murder conviction and 45-year sentence of a Montgomery man in the 2008 death of a construction site foreman in Pelham.
Shelby County school board member Kevin Morris takes oath of office, begins service
With sons Jordan, 12, and Will, 13, along with wife Pam holding the Bible, Kevin Morris of Wilsonville takes the oath of office for serving on the Shelby County Board of Education from Circuit Judge Bill Bostick before the start of the board's meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Columbiana.
Shelby County Board of Ed's new budget reflects Pelham separation, two new schools
Shelby County Board of Education Superintendent Randy Fuller said the district's budget for the new fiscal year reflects significant changes including the opening of two schools and the separation of Pelham's operations.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit
A former Department of Human Resources case worker who faces criminal charges in a sexual assault investigation has now been named by the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit.
Pelham triple-murder defendant Jon Staggs Jr. on track for Oct. 6 trial date
Prosecuting and defense attorneys in the case of a Pelham man accused of committing a triple murder in 2012 say they will be ready to hold a trial in the matter on Oct. 6, according to court documents.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Alabaster school board approves action to get $120 million for high school construction, renovations
The Alabaster Board of Education tonight voted to allow its investment bankers to raise roughly $120 million through the sale of bonds Thursday for construction of a new high school, renovations and other services for the district.
Forced prostitution, heroin distribution alleged in Shelby County arrest
A Birmingham man is behind bars in Shelby County on charges that he required a woman to prostitute herself and had heroin for distribution, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Shelby County man accused of killing his grandmother gets new defense attorneys
A Chelsea man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing his grandmother in 2012 is getting different attorneys to handle his defense as his case could reach trial around the end of the year.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
New bridge linking Vincent, Harpersville on Highway 25 soon begins construction
The Alabama Department of Transportation is in the process of replacing the narrow bridge on Highway 25 between Vincent and Harpersville in Shelby County with a wider, safer crossing.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Elderly Chelsea woman killed in Shelby County 2-car crash
Alabama State Troopers tonight identified the woman as 85-year-old Margaret Pate.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Education superintendent Tommy Bice's $52,000 pay raise, alleged lack of public input...
The $52,000 pay raise given to Tommy Bice, the state education superintendent, didn't take long to roil Alabama's political environment.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Al Jazeera shines light on private probation firm in Alabama
The private probation system used by many Alabama courts to collect fees and fines - which has been the subject of scrutiny since a Shelby County judge shut down one such system in Harpersville in 2012 - is the focus of an article this week at the news site Al Jazeera America .
Tue Aug 12, 2014
University of Montevallo's Jeter Hall is planned site of downtown hotel proposal
The government partnership trying to develop a hotel in downtown Montevallo will soon begin the process of evaluating proposals received by last Thursday's deadline.