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Gridiron History - Guntersville's First Win Over Albertville
Short words they are, sweet and euphonious to the ears of some, while harsh and packed with a fateful import for others. And thereby hangs a tale.
Missing Guntersville woman’s mother speaks
Kendra Rae Bayless disappeared right after being hospitalized for a physical assault. Her mother, who lives in California, spoke exclusively with WAFF 48 News about her daughter’s disappearance for the first time.
Arab man charged with capital murder
Zachary Phillips, 23, of Arab, and Kristen Gullion, 30, of Cullman, were taken into custody Friday.
Gadsden man arrested, suspected of trafficking drugs
Pierre Stephone Peoples, 32, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, police documents state.
Fire at large aluminum smelting plant in Steele, AL
Steele, Ala —Steele Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the area of Steele Station road at Real Alloy Saturday afternoon.The fire was at a large aluminum smelting plant and was initially reported as very dangerous.Everyone got out safely and no injuries were reported. All hazmat items w
Man charged for 10 grams of heroin in car
Arab police found another large amount of heroin Monday.The drug is becoming more prevalent in Arab.Jacob Michael Couch, 25, of Fry Gap Road was arrested for drug trafficking, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gadsden man charged with possessing child pornography, officials say
Bryon Matthew Sharit, 44, was arrested Aug. 15 by investigators. He has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, investigator Adam Chapman said.
Boaz Sunday sales election Tuesday
The City of Boaz must decide whether or not it should continue to stay “dry” on Sundays.On Tuesday, Aug. 21, residents have been given the opportunity to vote for, or against, future alcohol sales on Sundays. Boaz Mayor David Dyar thought the special election was needed in order to let the community
Residents react negatively to decision to nix Dixie at Arab football games
ARAB, AL (WAFF) - There’s a lot of community reaction in Arab after the city’s school superintendent nixed “Dixie” from the band’s playlist for football games.Superintendent John Mullins says after 50 years, it’s time for a change. Mullins said the ethnic diversity of the school is growing. With a n
Arab woman warns about ‘grandchild’ scam
“Well, I knew right away it was a scam,” she said. “I asked which granddaughter, and she said ‘Emily,’ and I don’t have a granddaughter named Emily so I hung up.”
Football Preview 2018 available Aug. 23
The Reporter's Football Preview 2018 magazine, filled with all you need to know about high school football on Sand Mountain, is set to be published Thursday, Aug. 23 – just in time for football season.
BBQ restaurant opens in Attalla
The business’s owners Craig Cantrell and Steve Cole met at work, where they took lunch breaks at the same time. When Cantrell asked Cole about welding him a grill, the two began talking about smoking meat and discovered that they both dreamed of owning a small barbeque restaurant. Cole found a build
Gadsden man facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography
A 44-year-old Gadsden man was arrested on August 15, 2018 for possession of child pornography, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
Franklin County District Attorney ‘shocked’ after seeing news of Spencer’s arrest, thought he was still in prison
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. - Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing was not the person on the job when Jimmy O'Neal Spencer was convicted of burglary, three times, in his county. But, he certainly knew of him.
County addressing lack of public notification
When Guntersville Schools Superintendent Brett Stanton learned five prisoners escaped from the Marshall County Jail, he was in no man’s land.He got the news of the escape around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, just about the time children started arriving at school.“It was right at the start of elementar
Police Report for Aug. 17
A Kay Boulevard resident reported a burglary between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in the theft of an Xbox One gaming system and 50 games, a 9 mm Taurus pistol and a tablet device.
Cullman woman, Arab man charged with capital murder in death of Birmingham couple
The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM13, reported late Tuesday night that Zachary Taylor Phillips, 23, and Kristen Leigh Gullion, 30, are each charged with capital murder and burglary in the Aug. 2 slayings of 68-year-old Joe Holt and his wife, 67-year-old Mary Holt.
Students react to school's fight song being retired
A song that’s been played at a local high school’s football games for several decades is now being removed from the playlist and its retirement has caused a lot of conversation. In Arab, high school students are fighting for their fight song, "Dixie," after school officials decided it was time to ki
Alabama Parole Board reviewing Jimmy Spencer's case
Thursday, the Alabama Parole b=Board confirmed to WAAY 31’s I-Team it’s investigating how a man sentenced to life in prison was released, arrested and released again and is now charged with killing three people.Jimmy Spencer was paroled in January 2018, despite the fact that he was supposed to be se
Five missing Marshall County inmates back in custody
Five missing inmates from the Marshall County Jail are now in custody.Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said as of 2:30 p.m., inmates Benjamin Cameron, Baldemar Davilla, Adam Dean, Damon Dempsey and Brian White were apprehended and placed back in the jail.Walls said Dean and Dempsey were back in c