Guin tornado

Guin 40 years later: surviving an F-5 tornado

In 1974, a tornado tore through the town of Guin, Alabama, leaving a path of destruction and claiming more than 20 lives. Mark Prater met with survivors of that tornado. They shared their, often horrific, stories and memories of surviving an F-5 twister with more than 300 mph winds.…
Climb for Kevin

Kevin Turner: “Climb for Kevin”

Friends of Kevin Turner are determined to climb one of the world's highest mountains, just to show how much they care. On March 18th, they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in what they call "Climb for Kevin."…
from bham to spartanburg

From Birmingham to Spartanburg

The clean up to remove toxic chemicals from soil in North Birmingham yards is underway. But the big question is, once the clean-up is complete, what happens next? In this special report, Tiffany Westry tells us how people in North Birmingham are looking to another state for help.…
UPS crash

CBS42 heads to Washington for NTSB hearing

On Thursday, the NTSB will conduct a one-day hearing with the FAA, UPS, and several other companies and organizations to try and get a clearer picture of what went wrong on UPS flight 1354 back on August 14th. CBS42’s Tiffany Westry and Toby Carter will be at that hearing.…
Tornado Tech

New technology helping to detect severe weather

New and improved equipment from the National Weather Service is helping meteorologist pass along better warnings. It is also helping the weather service reduce the number of times they issue warnings for storms that don't produce any severe weather.…
Special Report: Texting and Driving

Is the texting and driving ban being enforced?

Alabama decided it was too dangerous to allow texting behind the wheel of a car. Since August of 2012 it's been illegal to do that. As of December 2013 only five police departments had reported writing any tickets for texting and driving, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. …
Spec Ops

Exposing sex trafficking in Alabama

The stretch of Interstate 20 from Atlanta to Birmingham has an infamous distinction. It’s the number one avenue in America for sex trafficking. While most people look the other way and pretend the problem doesn’t exist, some volunteers in Birmingham are trying to confront the epidemic themselves.…