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Mental health crisis center opens in Birmingham

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the upcoming opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service…

Birmingham OKs plan to offer tiny shelters to the homeless

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council. Al.com reports the city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the…

Birmingham mayor proposes micro-shelters for unhoused people

The Associated Press Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is proposing to build up to 100 prefabricated tiny homes that have heating and cooling, as well as a desk and bed. AL.com reported Friday that Woodfin will present the micro-shelter pilot program…

Sleeping 12-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl has been killed by gunfire as she slept in her Birmingham home. The Birmingham Police Department said officers responded to a report of a person shot, and firefighters…

Birmingham agrees to $5M bailout of World Games debt

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - City leaders in Birmingham have agreed to a $5 million bailout to help The World Games 2022 reduce a roughly $15 million debt. Organizers told the City Council about potential long-term benefits and other positive aspects…

Students mourn loss of 2 classmates who were shot to death

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials at a high school near Birmingham say grief counselors would be available Tuesday to help students deal with the loss of two 16-year-old classmates who were shot to death over the weekend. Al.com reports that…

Alabamians can't handle cold. Here's how to deal

By: WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Sierra Fletcher TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Since the start of the new year, Tuscaloosa has been experiencing some major weather changes. Here in Tuscaloosa, locals are used to sunny skies and warm weather, however for the…

Rapper Jack Harlow is Coming Back to Birmingham in May

By WVUA Contributor Melanie Bumpus Alabama, what’s poppin’? Rapper Jack Harlow last performed at Iron City Birmingham Nov. 20, 2021, and he's returning to the area May 20, headlining the Hangout Music Festival.  Harlow posted a throwback photo to Instagram…

Ex-Chick-fil-A workers sent to prison in Alabama fraud case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Two former Alabama Chick-fil-A employees have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a scheme to steal nearly a half-million dollars from the Georgia-based fast-food firm. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal judge…

Birmingham closing more than century-old bridge for safety

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A more than 100-year-old bridge that links Birmingham's northern and southern sides is being shut down to cars and trucks because of concerns over its safety. The Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Bridge spans railroad tracks that…