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Justin Bieber’s record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to...
01/26/2023
Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Justin Bieber’s record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music.

The deal reportedly cost $200 million which is one of the biggest sales for a musician as young as Bieber.

Birmingham Restaurant Week will hold its winter edition event from Thursday until Feb. 4. Customers can take advantage o...
01/26/2023
Birmingham Restaurant Week starts Thursday

Birmingham Restaurant Week will hold its winter edition event from Thursday until Feb. 4. Customers can take advantage of deals from participating restaurants, food trucks and bars.

Birmingham Restaurant Week will hold its winter edition event from Thursday through Feb. 4.

A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a s*x abuse ch...
01/26/2023
Former Alabama lawmaker sues police claiming ‘set-up’ in s*x abuse arrest

A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a s*x abuse charge that was later dropped, maintaining he only “politely hugged” the woman in question.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a s*x abuse charge that was later dropped, maintaining he only “pol…

Rara Thomas, a Eufaula native and wide receiver who recently transferred to national champion Georgia from Mississippi S...
01/26/2023
Rara Thomas, Alabama native and recent Georgia football transfer, arrested on false imprisonment charge

Rara Thomas, a Eufaula native and wide receiver who recently transferred to national champion Georgia from Mississippi State, was arrested Monday on felony and misdemeanor charges.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A wide receiver who recently transferred to national champion Georgia from Mississippi State was arrested Monday on felony and misdemeanor charges. Rodarius “Rara” Thomas was boo…

01/25/2023

The NFL playoffs are proving to be high quality entertainment so far in 2023. But the best team doesn’t always win. So is the format fair? Which “playoff championship” in any sport is the most fair? Which is the most unfair? Does it matter, or is entertainment value the only thing that matters? What would you like to see change in any playoff format?

Chris Breece discusses with Jim Dunaway and Lance Taylor from "The Next Round Live" on "The First Look."

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Jackson’s troubled water system could get a new set of owners under legislation advanced Tuesday by Republican lawmakers...
01/25/2023
Water system in Mississippi’s capital city could get new owners

Jackson’s troubled water system could get a new set of owners under legislation advanced Tuesday by Republican lawmakers in Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson’s troubled water system could get a new set of owners under legislation advanced Tuesday by Republican lawmakers in Mississippi. The bill would transfer ownership to a…

The Birmingham Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a man believed to have been allegedly been ...
01/25/2023
Birmingham police searching for attempted murder suspect

The Birmingham Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a man believed to have been allegedly been involved in an attempted murder.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a man believed to have been allegedly been involved in an attempted murder. Tony Hillard…

A final report that investigated possible illegal interference in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia by then-Pres...
01/25/2023
Georgia election probe report to remain secret for now

A final report that investigated possible illegal interference in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia by then-President Donald Trump and his allies will remain under wraps for now.

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that a final report produced by a special grand jury that investigated possible illegal interference in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia by then-Preside…

Tennessee gave coach Josh Heupel a big raise that puts him among the highest-paid coaches in college football after he l...
01/25/2023
Tennessee gives Josh Heupel big pay raise to $9 million

Tennessee gave coach Josh Heupel a big raise that puts him among the highest-paid coaches in college football after he led the Volunteers to their best season in more than 20 years.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee gave coach Josh Heupel a big raise that puts him among the highest-paid coaches in college football after he led the Volunteers to their best season in more than 2…

A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed paperwork to challen...
01/25/2023
Mississippi doctor against vaccine mandate runs for governor

A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed paperwork to challenge Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves in the state’s Republican primary.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed paperwork to challenge Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves in the state’s Republic…

A former FedEx driver has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city of Brookhaven, Mississippi, as well as Police Chie...
01/25/2023
Former FedEx driver files lawsuit against Mississippi town, police chief

A former FedEx driver has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city of Brookhaven, Mississippi, as well as Police Chief Kenneth Collins and two men who allegedly fired at him.

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) — A former FedEx driver has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the City of Brookhaven, Police Chief Kenneth Collins and two men who allegedly fired shots at him. The …

The plan had been in the works for weeks: Ellen Gilland, 76, would fatally shoot her terminally ill, 77-year-old husband...
01/25/2023
Police: Florida couple had planned fatal hospital shooting for weeks

The plan had been in the works for weeks: Ellen Gilland, 76, would fatally shoot her terminally ill, 77-year-old husband, Jerry, and then kill herself.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The plan had been in the works for weeks: Ellen Gilland, 76, would fatally shoot her terminally ill, 77-year-old husband, Jerry, and then kill herself. But after shooting…

Timothy Hontzas, a chef with longtime ties to the Birmingham area, is up for an award by the James Beard Foundation, whi...
01/25/2023
Birmingham chef Timothy Hontzas up for Best Chef in the South by James Beard Foundation

Timothy Hontzas, a chef with longtime ties to the Birmingham area, is up for an award by the James Beard Foundation, while two other local restaurants have also been nominated for different awards.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A chef with longtime ties to the Birmingham area is up for an award by the James Beard Foundation, while two other restaurants have also been nominated for different award…

"I've lived in a house where a couple of years ago, my closet molded due to rain getting in the ceiling,” McDonald said....
01/25/2023
Single mother of four children gets life-changing surprise in Florida

"I've lived in a house where a couple of years ago, my closet molded due to rain getting in the ceiling,” McDonald said. “And so, my clothes molded."

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WMMB) — When Shakisha McDonald woke up Tuesday morning, she thought she was getting a new house.  Little did she know, former Florida State Seminoles and Tampa Bay Bucs…

The body of a 58-year-old woman has been recovered from Interstate 85 in east Alabama near the Moore’s Mill overpass.
01/25/2023
Woman dead after being hit by vehicle on I-85 in Auburn

The body of a 58-year-old woman has been recovered from Interstate 85 in east Alabama near the Moore’s Mill overpass.

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – The body of a 58-year-old woman has been recovered from Interstate 85 in east Alabama near the Moore’s Mill overpass. The Lee County Coroner’s office is expected to rele…

While the building was thought to be lost in time, it has seen the creation of many hits. Here's a list of several artis...
01/25/2023
13 artists who came to Alabama to record at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

While the building was thought to be lost in time, it has seen the creation of many hits. Here's a list of several artists who spent time spinning some tracks and making history in north Alabama.

In 1969, a music producer from New York loaned money to four 20-somethings in the tiny town of Sheffield, Alabama to start their very own recording studio. Those young men are known as the Swampers…

JUST IN🚨 Classes have been cancelled for the day at Mortimer Jordan High School after a staff member was killed in an on...
01/25/2023
Mortimer Jordan High School bus driver killed in accident on campus in Jefferson County

JUST IN🚨 Classes have been cancelled for the day at Mortimer Jordan High School after a staff member was killed in an on-campus accident Wednesday morning.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Classes have been cancelled for the day at Mortimer Jordan High School after a staff member was killed in an on-campus accident Wednesday morning. According to…

Two years ago, an EF-3 tornado hit the city of Fultondale, leaving a 14-year-old boy dead as well as other debris and de...
01/25/2023
Fultondale still recovering from tornado that hit city in 2021

Two years ago, an EF-3 tornado hit the city of Fultondale, leaving a 14-year-old boy dead as well as other debris and destruction.

FULTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Two years ago, an EF-3 tornado hit the city of Fultondale, leaving a 14-year-old boy dead as well as other debris and destruction. A year later, the city is still recoveri…

Half of mass attacks in the United States from 2016-2020 were triggered by personal, domestic or workplace issues, accor...
01/25/2023
Half of mass attacks sparked by personal, domestic, workplace disputes: Secret Service data

Half of mass attacks in the United States from 2016-2020 were triggered by personal, domestic or workplace issues, according to a new Secret Service report meant to assesses warning signs to prevent further violence.

Half of mass attacks in the United States from 2016-2020 were triggered by personal, domestic or workplace issues, according to a new Secret Service report meant that assesses warning signs to prev…

Mann was charged with two counts of r**e in the first degree, and three counts of s*xual abuse of a child less than 12. ...
01/25/2023
Man charged with s*xually abusing child in southeast Alabama

Mann was charged with two counts of r**e in the first degree, and three counts of s*xual abuse of a child less than 12. Each charge holds a bond of $30,000.

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — A Dothan man has been arrested and charged with multiple s*xual crimes against a child, according to the Dothan Police Department. Dothan Police Lieutenant Ronald Hall said Eri…

Pence was “unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence,” his lawyer wrote to...
01/25/2023
Classified documents found at Pence’s Indiana home

Pence was “unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence,” his lawyer wrote to the Archives.

Documents with classified markings were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, officials confirmed Tuesday. Pence’s team notified the National Archives last Wednesday t…

According to reports from Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates, there are more opioid deaths than gun deaths or car accidents...
01/25/2023
Jefferson County Coroner’s Office raises concern over opioid deaths

According to reports from Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates, there are more opioid deaths than gun deaths or car accidents in Jefferson County.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is sounding the alarm about a shift in deaths – reporting that drug overdoses are a prominent problem in the community. According to repo…

The 10-unit complex can house four people in each unit and will be fully furnished by the university. Interested student...
01/25/2023
University of Montevallo buys apartment complex for new student housing

The 10-unit complex can house four people in each unit and will be fully furnished by the university. Interested students can apply starting in mid-to-late February.

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — New, apartment-style housing is coming to the University of Montevallo. Students at the University of Montevallo will soon have more premium housing options on campus. The…

Most of the rain will end this morning, leaving us with plenty of clouds and a few sprinkles. Temperatures will be falli...
01/25/2023
Falling temperatures and sprinkles today, Turning colder through Friday

Most of the rain will end this morning, leaving us with plenty of clouds and a few sprinkles. Temperatures will be falling from the 50s into the 40s.

Most of the rain will end this morning, and then we will be left with plenty of clouds and a few sprinkles. Temperatures will be falling from the 50s into the 40s. This afternoon, the cold front wi…

Some bar owners of the strip near the University of Alabama campus are concerned after gunfire erupted recently and as a...
01/25/2023
Tuscaloosa bar owners concerned about safety following fatal shooting

Some bar owners of the strip near the University of Alabama campus are concerned after gunfire erupted recently and as a result a 23-year-old woman who shot and killed.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Some bar owners of the strip near the University of Alabama campus are concerned after gunfire erupted recently and as a result a 23-year-old woman who shot and kill…

The charges have been dropped against a Coffee Springs man who was accused of killing his dogs and tossing them off a br...
01/25/2023
Charges dropped against Coffee Co. man accused of tossing dogs off of a bridge

The charges have been dropped against a Coffee Springs man who was accused of killing his dogs and tossing them off a bridge. His lawyer stated the dogs were trying to attack the man's family.

COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The charges have been dropped against a Coffee Springs man who was accused of killing his dogs and tossing them off a bridge. Michael Kelley, of Coffee Springs, was acc…

Christmas decorations are still up in Richard Harp’s home that borders the burning landfill near Moody. His family was f...
01/25/2023
Moody family flees landfill fire

Christmas decorations are still up in Richard Harp’s home that borders the burning landfill near Moody. His family was forced the flee their home in a rush due to the hazard.

MOODY, Ala. (WIAT) — Christmas decorations are still up in Richard Harp’s home that borders the burning landfill near Moody. His family forced the flee his home in a rush due to fears of what…

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Today is the first day of Meteorological Spring. It will feel like spring with sunshine and highs in the 60s in the Birmingham area. We stay dry and warm up to near 80 by the end of the week. Sounds pretty nice! CBS 42 https://www.cbs42.com/weather/sunny-and-warmer-on-this-mardi-gras-with-even-warmer-temperatures-the-rest-of-the-week/
THANK YOU to our friends & Birmingham Area Families of the Year Sponsors, CBS 42 for the segment today on the Moore family. It will air again at noon today.

Tune in TOMORROW at 6 am and noon to meet the Hayes Family.

CONGRATULATIONS to these two deserving Birmingham Area Families of the Year!!!

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I'm so excited for Lillian Lalo to be joining our CBS 42 Morning Team. I'm going to miss Jack Royer, but so happy for him as he heads to WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa. Welcome to the team, Lillian!!
I’m so excited for Lillian Lalo: the next co-anchor of the CBS 42 Morning News. She’s a homegrown, experienced journalist who’s perfect for the role alongside Andrea Lindenberg and Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. The show is in good hands. Congratulations Lil! I’ll see you for one last show tomorrow morning.
Sunny and warmer on this Mardi Gras with even warmer temperatures the rest of the week across Central Alabama. CBS 42
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Birmingham will be sunny and warmer in the 60s today. We will have plenty of sunshine all week with high temperatures climbing to near 80° by Friday. Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather. CBS 42 https://www.cbs42.com/weather/warming-up-and-staying-dry-all-week/
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