Alabama News

Friday, June 23, 2017

Update: Second victim in Jasper ‘flash fire’ dies of injuries

A second victim in last week’s flash fire at Carl Cannon Chevrolet in Jasper has died. Javan Robinson, 20, died at 12:06 p.m. Thursday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, officials said. Robinson was one of five employees in the service department at the dealership injured in a flash fire in the oil change area. Robinson, along with Zack Davis and Jonah Johnson, both 19 and of Carbon Hill, and Jake Jennings, 39, of Locust Fork, were critically injured when the flash fire erupted in an oil change pit last Monday.
Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle

4 injured after EF2 tornado touches down in Jefferson County

The National Weather Service is reporting that an EF2 tornado with 120 mph winds touched down in Fairfield, Alabama on Thursday. Birmingham Fire and Rescue has responded to the Fairfield area, where several buildings were damaged. An Express Oil Change collapsed and an ABC liquor store was destroyed by the storm. Officials at the scene tell WVTM 13's Jon Paepcke that four people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Three of the victims were in the liquor store and the fourth was at a nearby housing project, Fairfield Police Chief Nick Dyer said.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

10-year-old boy killed by log in surf at Alabama beach

A boy from St. Louis died during a family vacation when rough surf kicked up by a tropical storm sent a large log crashing down on him. The 10-year-old was in Alabama when he was fatally struck in front of his family's condo Wednesday morning. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office reports that officers initially arrived in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court at around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a possible drowning. His father told investigators that the 10-year-old was only standing a few feet from the front door. He was between the large log and the door when the wave washed in, officials from the sheriff's office said.

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