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Auburn University cancels classes after threat

By Scott Buttram AUBURN --The Plainsman is reporting that Auburn University officials canceled classes in a message sent to students at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday. The cancellation comes after the discovery of a second handwritten threat. The message said, ""To whom it may concern, April 16, 2014, I will unleash a rampage of biblical proportion across this tiny campus. You have been warned." According to the artic ...

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Rainy Monday morning, stormy Monday night

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --A cold front will enter northwest Alabama tonight and should reach the Trussville, Clay and Pinson area by Monday morning rush hour, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. The forecast has produced a Flash Flood Watch for much of central Alabama from 7a.m. Monday until 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Much of central Alabama dealt with substantial flooding just last week an ...

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Trussville man one of two charged with burglary near Center Point

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE --Taylor Payton Kling, 31, of Trussville and Jamie Bruce Crawford, 45, of Center Point have been charged with burglary after being caught in the act Saturday morning. The two alleged burglars were less than sneaky in their attempt to rob a residence in the 1900 block of Spring Lake Court near Center Point. A witness spotted the two men climbing onto the victim’s roof in order to ga ...

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Birmingham police arrest person of interest in Pinson woman’s slaying

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM —The Birmingham Police Department has arrested a person of interest involving Pinson’s Chaya Anders, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest Friday night in North Birmingham. The authorities have not released the identity of the suspect who has been questioned by police about the 63-year-old’s slaying. No official charges have been filed. Anders was found dead inside the bu ...

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Police investigate traffic fatality in Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE --A single-car accident on County Road 10 in Trussville ended fatally for the driver. The car left the roadway just south of Cahaba Cove Road before striking a tree. According to the Trussville Police Department, there was only one person involved in the wreck. Whether or not the accident was caused by slippery roadways is unknown at this time. The name of the victim will not be re ...

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Pinson woman becomes Birmingham’s 9th homicide victim

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM --Pinson’s Chaya Anders, 63, became Birmingham’s ninth homicide victim of 2014 on Saturday.  Anders was the owner of Ebony Beauty Supply in North Birmingham, where she was slain and pronounced dead on the scene by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service around 10:40 a.m..  Customers knew something was wrong after arriving for their scheduled hair appointment only to find locked door ...

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Flash Flood Watch in effect as rain moves in Sunday, stays through Monday (video)

TRUSSVILLE ---The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Jefferson and St Clair counties which will be in effect from April 6 at 10 a.m. until April 7 at 1 p.m. Rain showers with possible thunderstorms will move into the local area on Sunday and remain through Monday, according to the NWS forecast. The extended precipitation could reach 2 to 4 inches, raising concerns abou ...

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Tornado Watch until 10 a.m. Friday, rain moving in

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Tornado Watch for Jefferson County until 10 a.m. Friday as thunderstorms and showers move into the local area from the northwest.  The forecast calls for rain on Friday which should move out by Friday evening, Saturday will be partly cloudy, with rain returning Saturday evening through Monday morning, Friday -Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly af ...

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UPDATED-CBS 42: Window shattered on another vehicle on Birmingham expressway, baby covered with glass

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM --According to CBS 42, the left rear window of a vehicle headed toward Birmingham on the Red Mountain Expressway was shattered as the car passed under the Highland Avenue overpass on Saturday. The incident was the latest in a string of events that has seen at least five vehicles damaged at the same location and the second reported in broad daylight.  Additional media reports say ...

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Rain and thunderstorms overnight Friday, Saturday morning

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Birmingham has forecast more rain and thunderstorms for the local area overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. The inclement weather should reach the local area after 1 a.m. Heavy rain and storms were entering Northwest Mississippi at 7:30 p.m. CDT on Friday which have caused Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flood Watches to be issued in Arka ...

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