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Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Bill would require Alabama schools to conduct Pledge of Allegiance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. The House of Representatives voted 101-0 Wednesday for the bill that would require all K-12 public schools to conduct the pledge each morning.


Tornado Watch Issued for Tuscaloosa County, West Alabama

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Tuscaloosa County and much of the rest of West Alabama in effect until 11 p.m. Thursday as a line of severe storms moves westward across the state.


Condition of El Al flight attendant with measles worsens

An Israeli El Al flight attendant remains in a coma as a result of a neurological complication subsequent to catching measles, health officials said, according to a CNN report. Her condition is worsening and she may already suffer brain damage.


Josh Lucas Reveals He Has 'Extensively' Talked with Sweet Home Alabama Director About a Sequel

Josh Lucas is ready to travel back to the deep South. The actor dropped by Good Morning America on Wednesday to chat about his new drama Breakthrough — and also revealed that not only was he fully on board to reprise his role as Jake in Sweet Home Alabama should the opportunity arise, but that he ha


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


4 Alabama doctors among 60 charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

CINCINNATI — Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.


Severe weather threatens Alabama: The latest on risk of tornadoes

Forecasters said Alabama could be hit by severe weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said damaging straight line winds are the primary threat, but brief tornadoes are also possible. The agency urged Alabamians to have multiple ways to get warn


Bill that would lessen marijuana penalties in Alabama passes Senate committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A proposed bill that would revise the crime of unlawful possession of marijuana in Alabama passed in a Senate committee vote on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the bill and it will now go to the Senate for a full vote.


President Trump declares major disaster for Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - More help is coming for storm victims in Alabama. The president just signed off on more disaster relief for places hit by recent storms. Weeks after the high water has receded and much of the debris has been cleared in north Alabama, on Wednesday, President Trump declared a major


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


WEATHER AWARE: Severe storms possible in Central Alabama today

It’s a WEATHER AWARE day for the potential of more severe storms in Central Alabama. Let’s talk timing first. It appears what we’ve been advertising all week long occurs later today, as a line of severe storms moves in by late in the afternoon (6-7 PM) and moves out of east Alabama by the early morn


Alabama House passes bill making murder of on-duty first responder a capital offense

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed HB 59, a bill sponsored by State Rep. Chris Sells (R-Greenville) that would make killing an on-duty first responder a capital offense.


Severe storms moving into Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe storms will move into Alabama late this afternoon. A few tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible with these storms. Share and stay weather aware!


Alabama’s Big Five meet in Montgomery, ask legislative leaders to oppose SB244

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Mayors from some of the biggest cities in the state are joining forces to focus on ways to solve common issues. Leaders from the Big Five, which is made up of mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa, have been working together to focus on proble


GOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama

Republicans in Washington are dead set against Judge Roy Moore being the party’s Senate nominee in Alabama next year and say they will do whatever is possible to prevent that from happening.


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm. A few tornado warnings continue for a few counties in the eastern parts of Mississippi that we’ll need to watch as they approach the state.


Dateline NBC to feature story of Jesse ‘Madison’ Holton, Alabama teen accused of killing parents

An Alabama teen who was charged in the shooting deaths of his parents, only to have the charges dismissed last year, will be featured in a Dateline NBC segment Friday night. Jesse “Madison” Holton, then-17, was charged as an adult in the 2016 slayings of his father, former Eclectic mayor Mike Holton


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7