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Fairfield family displaced after house fire damages home

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) – A fire in Fairfield damaged a house on 61st Street Wednesday evening, according to fire officials on the scene. A grandmother, her two daughters and two grandchildren were inside the home when they heard an explosion and saw flames. 151 more words


Magic City Classic Week kicks-off!

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- It was a very cordial and friendly event Wednesday at the State Farm corporate office in Birmingham at the official kick-off event for the 73rd annual Magic City Classic. 176 more words


Woman describes seeing child's casket fall into grave as 'horrifying'

GARDENDALE, Ala. (WIAT) – An Alabama family is outraged over an incident at their child’s funeral. A family friend tells WIAT 42 the 5-year-old girl’s casket toppled into a grave during a funeral. 578 more words


From our first Contributor, Lindsey G, a post titled: "But I'm not a Racist."

I was born in small town Alabama.  I had a modest, middle-class upbringing in a town with a population that is 95% white. As a white kid in Alabama, I never experienced discrimination or racism or bigotry. 1,286 more words


Residential Security Deposits

I have a new video about residential security deposits, including changes in the law that went into effect on July 1, 2014.  It discusses limits on amounts, deadline for refunds or itemized accounting of deductions, penalties for missing deadline, offsets when landlord does its own repairs or cleaning, who owes deposit when property changes hands, and forfeiture of unclaimed deposits and uncashed checks.  Link HERE for the video.


2 Oneonta Elementary School students diagnosed with Enterovirus

BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – Parents and teachers on high alert in Blount County after two cases of Enterovirus D68 were confirmed.

The patients are students at Oneonta Elementary School and are siblings. 74 more words


College Football Roundup: Week Eight

Bret Pallotto
Co-Sports Editor


No. 2 Florida State defeated No. 5 Notre Dame, 31-27, in one of the most viewed games in recent history during the relatively stable week eight of the college football season. 421 more words