Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:36:56 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:50 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power...Full Story >
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
A person of interest is in custody for questioning after an off duty Birmingham police officer was killed late Saturday night.
The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. Someone opened fire on the officer in the parking lot of a convenience store on Bush Boulevard near Avenue Y.
Birmingham Police found Officer Keary Hollis, a five-and-a-half year veteran of the police force, deceased in his automobile.
Officials believe Officer Hollis, a member of the western precinct, was shot by a man on a motorcycle. Police later recovered a motorcycle and were looking for a suspect.
Early Sunday morning, BPD officials confirmed they located a person of interest in their investigation. There is currently no confirmation if the person of interest is the person who was riding that motorcycle.
Officer Hollis commented on the dangers of his job using social media in the days before his death. Last Wednesday, his post read: " Made it home safe from them streets getting ready to do it again tomorrow 2 more days then I'm off can't wait." A previous post read: "These streets are getting crazy looks like I'm going to have to wear 2 vest for this summer."
A friend of Officer Hollis has created a Facebook page in his memory. It is called "Wenonah Dragon gone but not forgotten – R.I.P. Keary Hollis.
A candlelight vigil will take place Monday night to remember Officer Hollis. It starts at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Wenonah Elementary School.
Birmingham police officers are honoring the fallen officer in their own way. Many have put black tape over their badges as a tribute to Hollis.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, you are urged to contact the BPD homicide division at 205-254-1764 or Crimestoppers at 205-254-7777.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >