Rise to the moment of truth Monday, September 26, 2022

Posts by Will Blakely

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Going old school: entertainment venues use old public school facilities

Campus 805 in Hunstville used to be a public middle school. Now, the facilities are home to a diverse array of entertainment venues such as breweries, bars, restaurants and even an arcade, axe throwing range and an indoor golf simulator.

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Did the World Games meet economic expectations? Community weighs in

The World Games 2022 was expected to generate $256 million in economic impact for the Birmingham area. But was this expectation met?

Photo from Share the Beach Facebook page
Sea turtle nest vandalized in Orange Beach, Share the Beach asking for help locating vandal

The Orange Beach Police Department (OBPD) is looking for someone who vandalized a sea turtle nest late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Birmingham CITY
Over 50 arrested during The World Games in connection to anti-human trafficking operations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Birmingham conducted a four-week joint operation to combat human trafficking during the World Games 2022, which resulted in over 50 arrests.

Clayton Carl Kelley from Etowah County Sheriffs Office
Registered sex offender charged with solicitation of a child and child pornography

A man was arrested in Etowah County Thursday and charged with several crimes, including electronic solicitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

POLICE LIGHTS POLICE COPS CRIME
Two men escape 60-mile, multi-agency police chase after stealing car at gunpoint

Police from multiple agencies chased two individuals suspected of armed auto robbery almost 60 miles on Monday before losing them both in Birmingham, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com.

Darrin Moore
Body found in Prattville storage unit believed to be missing woman, 2 charged with corpse abuse

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) charged two men with corpse abuse after finding a body in a storage unit in Prattville.

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Thompson Square, Velcro Pygmies and more set to play at Franklin County Watermelon Festival

The Franklin County Watermelon Festival announced its 2022 lineup.

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World's Longest Yard Sale coming to Alabama in August

The World’s Longest Yard Sale is coming to Alabama. 

Photo from Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham Facebook Page
The world tries Alabama beer: Breweries see new faces

Over the past two weeks, breweries have seen new customers from all around the world come in to try their Alabama-brewed beer while visiting Birmingham for the World Games 2022.

By Element5 Digital
Alabama gears up for Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Friday begins Alabama's 17th annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.

By Tobias Tullius
VIDEO: Alabaster Police looking for package thief, suspect caught on camera

Alabaster Police Department (APD) is looking for a man caught on video stealing a package on July 2.

Shark by Oleksandr Shushko
This week is Shark Week at Gulf State Park

This week is Shark Week, and Gulf State is hosting a week-long event to educate the public about sharks and rays.

POLICE LIGHTS POLICE COPS CRIME
Danville man barricades himself in home, arrested after standoff, police say

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) engaged in a standoff Tuesday morning with an armed individual who barricaded himself in a home.

From Restoration Academy Website
Restoration Academy: Fairfield’s faith-based private school bringing hope to children in need

Since 1988, Restoration Academy has provided a quality Christ-centered education to students in the Birmingham area who otherwise might not have the opportunity.

Money cash by Elise Amendola AP Photo
Hoover Police offering $5,000 for information related to 2020 Valentine's Day shooting of a local woman

Crime Stoppers of Metro Atlanta and the Hoover Police Department are offering up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of anyone responsible for the 2020 woman of a woman.

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‘Using God like a spare tire’: How one man went from Detroit drug dealer to West Alabama pastor

Floyd Rodgers Jr. once spent his time pushing cocaine in Detroit. Now, he is a minister at a church in his home town of Fayette.

Police siren lights by Erica Thomas
Athens man charged with leaving the scene of an accident now charged with manslaughter

An Athens man previously charged with leaving the scene of an automobile accident is now being charged with manslaughter, police said. 

Photo by Engin Akyurt
Mobile Area Water and Sewer System warns customers of potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water supply

The Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) is advising the public that they have found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, in drinking water above advisory levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Photo by Martins Cardoso
Parks and Rec Departments honored during Parks and Rec Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Parks and Recreation departments around the state plan to use the month to celebrate their parks and the employees that run them.

Benjamin Adam Nowell from Houston County Sheriffs Office
BREAKING: “Armed and Dangerous” man on the loose, police say

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is looking for a man they say is wanted for questioning in reference to a shooing in Webb Thursday morning.

Police siren lights by Erica Thomas
Madison County Sheriff's SWAT team breaches mobile home, arrests two with outstanding warrants

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested two individuals Tuesday who barricaded themselves in a mobile home in the New Hope area.

Deputy Brad Johnson and familhy
Funeral arrangements announced for Bibb County deputy Brad Johnson

Funeral arrangements have been decided for Bibb County K9 deputy Brad Johnson, who passed away at UAB Hospital on June 30 after he was critically wounded during a shootout.

Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann
ALDOT requiring detour for hazmat traffic during World Games

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is restricting hazardous material cargo shipments on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during the World Games 2022.

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Rightside Radio expanding to Birmingham area later this month, host Phil Williams tells his story

Renowned radio show host Phil Williams is expanding Rightside Radio to the Birmingham area later this month.

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Will Blakely: Reason, faith and appendicitis

A year ago today, I was in the hospital. On Independence Day, I found out I had appendicitis - a severe case. I would have to get an appendectomy in the morning. Appendectomies are routine procedures, but I’ll admit I was nervous. I’d never had surgery before.

Water by Erda Estremera
Water outage planned Wednesday for parts of Madison County

The Madison County Water Department will cut off water temporarily on Wednesday in order to make system improvements.

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