Break-ins

Unlocked cars leading cause of break-ins

It sounds like common sense but officers in Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Trussville say they are dealing with a lot of break-ins wh…

Internet safety

Teaching kids about internet safety

Nearly all adolescents and teens use the internet and can fall victim to online predators and scammers. Now a national program is underway t…

Minimum wage

Many college grads making minimum wage

Having a college degree doesn't guarantee you a high-paying job. About 260,000 graduates made at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 …

Tornado sirens

Policy changes for tornado sirens

As Alabama moves into tornado season, some municipalities are changing their policies regarding outdoor sirens. Some emergency responders co…

Shelby Co. Water rates

Shelby County water rates on the rise

Many Shelby County residents are about to be paying more for water. Beginning this month, customers who purchase their water from Shelby Cou…