An Alabama state representative and member of the Democratic party has been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice and will now be resigning from the Alabama Legislature.
A Norfolk Southern train blocked in a community in Jefferson County for almost a week, forcing residents to travel nearly half an hour out of the way to leave or get home. Reports say the train has now been moved.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed 488 deaths in 2022 were drug overdose fatalities.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall held a press conference Wednesday morning, releasing some details on the closure of several bingo halls in Jefferson County.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office confirmed some bingo halls in Jefferson County were raided Tuesday morning.
The Jefferson County Coroner reported Monday the county has reached 100 suspected drug overdose deaths so far in 2023. There is an additional death that was from a confirmed overdose.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Animal Control are investigating the death of a man after an autopsy revealed he was killed by a pack of dogs.
The Jefferson County Coroner is highly concerned about drug overdose, and he says while there is a homicide issue in the county, drug overdoses are much more common. He warns the impact is more far-reaching.
Violent crime isn’t the only thing taking lives in Jefferson County. According to a new report from WBHM, overdose deaths exceeded homicides and vehicle-related deaths in Jefferson County in 2022 and Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said that he doesn’t see it slowing down.
Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021.
Leaders of the city of Pinson want bingo halls out of Jefferson County and the mayor and council are calling on the sheriff to act.
Over $7 million from the new $1.7 trillion federal spending package is going to four projects in Jefferson County.
Giving Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) millions in taxpayer dollars would be a “very slippery slope that we would have difficulty retreating from,” according to Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens.
The results from the November 8 General Election have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, despite a complaint filed in Jefferson County challenging election results and voting machine integrity.
Jefferson County Commission members have not been on the same page regarding allowing the bingo halls to operate, but Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Supreme Court has made it clear the bingo halls are illegal.
Voter turnout is steady in Jefferson County for the general election as the time for poll closing nears. Although there were some issues throughout the day, voters were thankful to have a voice in the future of the county, the state and the nation.
The Jefferson County Coroner identified a man found shot inside a burning home in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 4.
Jefferson County GOP chairman Paul DeMarco said local Republicans should pay close attention to the upcoming general election.
A Jefferson County judge was convicted Tuesday of violating ethics rules by failing to return to work without pay following a previous conviction.
Former Navy Seal Jared Hudson is running for sheriff of Jefferson County — which contains some of the state’s most crime-ridden cities — and he believes the rising trend can be reversed with the right leadership.
A federal judge this week sentenced an Alabama man for defrauding Jefferson County’s retirement plan of over $130,000.
The Birmingham Water Works currently serves over 600,000 Alabamians in Birmingham and five surrounding counties. It’s the largest water system in Alabama and has largely been the center of controversy in the city over the summer.
Jefferson County Republican candidate for sheriff Jared Hudson is on a mission. A mission to uphold the Constitution and protect the people. It seems like a tough mission, but missions are nothing new to this 37-year-old husband and father of three girls.
The Jefferson County Commission will be forking up $4 million to the World Games 2022 to help address the organization’s $14 million debt.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is continuing to hammer away, fighting against a judicial seat that was moved to a different county.
The superintendent of the second-largest school system in Alabama said his school system would follow the law when it comes to policies concerning transgender and non-binary issues. He also said changes were necessary after Title IX expansion.
A Jefferson County District Attorney has put his name on a joint letter, stating that he will not enforce the state’s abortion laws on the books.