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Flooding leading to home evacuations in northwest Alabama

Residences are being evacuated Saturday morning in northwest Alabama as rain continues to fall and flood waters continue to rise. Mike Melton, EMA director for Colbert County, said evacuations are ongoing in Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia as well as some outside those cities.


A Midday Check On North/Central Alabama’s Weather; Potential For Severe Storms Later Today

While it is great to see some sunshine after so many days of gloomy skies and rain, today would be a day that less sunlight will be better. Conditions will continue to destabilize throughout the afternoon hours and any sunlight we get down to the surface will only help to destabilize the atmosphere


Updates: ‘Significant threat’ of severe weather today; tornado watch and warnings issued

Alabama is in the middle of its most substantial severe weather threat in a while today. And that’s in addition to the continuing flooding across parts of north Alabama. Severe storms, damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes will all be possible in parts of the state through t


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


ALEA investigating shooting involving off-duty Hoover police officer

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - ALEA is investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Hoover police officer. Lt. Jon Riley with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation says Hoover police and fire responded to the 2300 block of Village Center Street on a report of a person shot. Officers found a 31-year-old female


On this day in Alabama history: Alabaster was incorporated

The city of Alabaster was incorporated Feb. 23, 1953. Alabaster was first developed near the mill village of Siluria in the 1930s. The community took its name from the white high-calcium limestone which was abundant there. The city was approved for a new post office in 1951, which soon led to the Fi


Main Line Of Storms Now Moving Into West Alabama

At 5:10 pm, the main line of storms just ahead of the cold front is now making its way into the western parts of North/Central Alabama. We have 1 tornado warning in effect for the extreme northwestern corner of Lauderdale County that will expire at 5:30 pm. We also have two severe thunderstorm warni


ACS releases proposed 2019-2020 calendar

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City School System has released its proposed 2019-2020 academic year calendar, and is seeing the public’s input before voting to approve it during an upcoming meeting.


BREAKING: Multiple shooting on Friday night leaves 2 dead in East Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM — Two people are dead after four individuals were struck by gunfire in a Friday night shooting in East Birmingham, Rodarius Mauldin of the Birmingham Police Department said.


Teen booked into Shelby County Jail after attempting to extort sexually obscene images from child, according to documents

SHELBY COUNTY — A young man from Georgia was jailed after he allegedly threatened a girl’s family with financial harm, physical harm or to have them deported if she refused to send him sexually obscene photographs.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Shelby Co. business owners warn others after break-in

SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A business owner in Shelby County is warning others after his business was broken into. The owner of Rockett’s Bug Juice Garden says he wants the suspects caught on surveillance video caught before anyone else becomes a victim.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


WEATHER AWARE: Severe weather likely moving into Central Alabama

Thunderstorms are already starting to pop up in West Alabama, as a warm and unstable air mass continues to lift northward. This is well ahead of a cold front that is going to increase our severe weather threat later this evening.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Suspects cut hole in roof to carry out overnight Hoover convenience store burglary

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- Hoover Police are investigating an overnight convenience store burglary discovered by a clerk when she opened the store for business Friday morning. Around 6:20 a.m., the clerk at Sunny Foods in the 1500 block of Cahaba Valley Road noticed the store had been burglarized and al


The Weather Authority|Potential For Severe Storms Later Today, Sunshine Returns On Sunday

Strong to severe storms are expected across the southeast on Saturday, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 MPH, large hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large, long-track in nature). We could see those stronger to severe storms across much of

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Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Alabama newspaper editor who urged Klan to 'ride again' replaced by African-American woman

(CNN)An African-American woman is now the publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again," the paper said. Elecia R. Dexter, a "strategic leader with expertise in human resources, operations and change management," took up the positions Thursd


Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested

A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.