Jefferson County

Alabama Judge Opposed to Death Penalty Set for Ethics Trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —  An Alabama judge accused of violating judicial rules with her criticism of the death penalty is going before a disciplinary court on ethics charges. A complaint before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary on Monday says Jefferson County Circuit Judge Tracie Todd wrongly became embroiled in the capital punishment debate. It also says she issued erroneous…

14- Year-Old Girl Accused of Stabbing Student at Alabama High school

McCALLA, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a high school student was stabbed at his school outside Birmingham. The stabbing happened late Thursday morning at McAdory High School in McCalla. Officials say the suspect – a 14-year-old girl – was taken into custody. Jefferson County sheriff’s Sgt. Joni Money said the girl allegedly stabbed the 14-year-old boy after a disagreement. Money…

Birmingham Man Accused of Holding Woman Captive For 3 Days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of holding a woman against her will for three days is in custody. Jefferson County deputies were called to a home in Adger, an unincorporated community southwest of Birmingham, at about 2:35 p.m. on Sunday to investigate reports of a person being held against their will. When deputies arrived at the scene they…

Boy, 16, found shot to death near abandoned house

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been found shot to death near an abandoned house in Fairfield. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies found the boy’s body early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Joni Money says there had been reports of gunfire in the area the previous night, and multiple vehicles had been shot. Money said investigators are hoping that…

Fultondale Tornado Leaves Several Injured and 1 Dead

1/5Courtesy: Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Courtesy: Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Courtesy: Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Courtesy: Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Courtesy: Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Officials say a tornado left significant storm damage just north of Birmingham, leaving the area with crumpled buildings and downed trees. The National Weather Service in…