Birmingham

Authorities: Missing Paighton Houston Died of Accidental Overdose

Authorities say 29-year-old Paighton Houston, of Trussville, died of an accidental drug overdose. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says that  Houston suffered from morphine and methamphetamine toxicity. Houston was last seen December 20, leaving a Birmingham bar with two men. Family members say she later sent a text to a friend saying she didn’t know who she was with and felt…

Interstate 59/20 Set to Reopen Through Birmingham

(Photo: ABC 33/40)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Months of headaches for motorists are coming to an end as Interstate 59/20 reopens through Alabama’s largest city. Officials say the rebuilt Interstate 59/20 will be completely open by Sunday night in downtown Birmingham. A Texas-based contractor will earn a $15 million bonus for completing work early on the $700 million project. The original…

Montgomery Man Killed in East Birmingham Homicide

Killough Springs Road, Birmingham/Source: ABC3340 A Montgomery man was shot and killed Wednesday night while arriving at a relative’s home in East Birmingham. Birmingham Police say 36-year-old Tristian Jackson was shot in the 300 block of Killough Springs Road while he was entering the garage of the home just after 9:30 P.M. When officers arrived, they found Jackson unresponsive suffering…

Body found in Hueytown shallow grave identified as Paighton Houston

Birmingham media outlets report the body found in a shallow grave has been identified as missing Trussville woman, Paighton Houston. Jefferson County District Attorney Lynneice Washington told news outlets that a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave behind a residence on Chapel Drive in Hueytown.  There had been a heavy police presence at the home for two days…

Suspects in Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s Death Blaming Each Other in the Crime

Evidence shows that two people charged in the death of an Alabama toddler are blaming each other for harming the girl. Patrick Stallworth and girlfriend Derick Irisha Brown are charged with capital murder for the death of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Her body was found in a dumpster ten days after being taken from a birthday party. A police investigator…

State Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling on Confederate Statue

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a state law barring cities from moving or altering Confederate monuments. Justices on Wednesday reversed a circuit judge’s ruling that declared the law unenforceable because it violates the free speech rights of local communities. The 2017 law prohibits removing and altering memorials that have been standing for more than 40…

AHSAA Super 7 announces sites through 2032, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The future of the AHSAA’s Super 7 State High School Football Championships has been set for the years 2021-2032, pending final approvals in process from the AHSAA and community partners. The new structure continues the tradition of using the state’s premier football venues as the backdrop for student-athletes in all seven AHSAA classifications to compete for their football…

Alabama City Approves Massive No-Smoking Zone

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It’ll go into effect on Dec. 1. The ordinance says the no-smoking zone will be called the “health district” and will cover the University of Alabama…

Governor Ivey Offering $5,000 Reward in 3-Year-Old Girl Kidnapping Case

Governor Kay Ivey is offering a $5,000 award for information leading to an arrest in the kidnapping case involving 3-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney. McKinney was kidnapped from a birthday party in the Tom Brown Village Housing Projects Saturday. Birmingham Police have two people of interest in custody and questioning them in the disappearance of 3-year-old McKinney. If you have information…