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Alexander City police warn drivers to slow down at River Bridge construction site

Alexander City Police Department officers issued 22 speeding citations between Wednesday and Monday morning on U.S. Highway 280 where there are construction crews at the River Bridge.


Alabama woman pleads guilty to attempted murder of toddlers

SNEAD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of her two children, then ages 1 and 2, and aggravated child abuse. Al.com reported Monday that 25-year-old Melissa Ann Miller, of Snead, was initially arrested in 2016 after the children were hospitalized that April for


[BREAKING] Investigation launched after unidentified human remains found in Coosa County

COOSA COUNTY, Ala. – An investigation is underway after human remains were discovered in Coosa County. A search warrant was issued in the county Monday after unidentified remains were found in the northern portion of the county on property in or near Talladega Springs.


Body found in Fort Payne creek identified as Jacksonville, Ala., man

A man's body found March 21 in a small creek in Fort Payne, Alabama, has been identified as that of a 25-year-old Jacksonville, Alabama, man. According to a statement from Fort Payne police chief Randy Bynum, the body was identified as James Thomas Phillips following an autopsy was performed at the


US Supreme Court will not hear Alabama death row inmate’s case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who said his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence of childhood abuse to not be presented in court.


Solar Research Project Opens in Alexander City

Alexander City officials and Alabama Municipal Electric Authority are doing their part to go green. A new solar power research facility was commissioned in the city today. The project has 160 solar panels. Electricity is collected from the panels and integrated into the Alexander City power grid. Th


Alabama man jailed for scaling kids on purpose

ATHENS, Ala. An Alabama man accused of intentionally scalding two children in a bathtub has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. 33-year-old Derrick Defoe pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated child abuse just before opening statements in his trial were set to


Alexander City council asks legislature to approve annexation

The Alexander City City Council voted 6-0 Monday to ask the Alabama Legislature to approve the annexation of four parcels of property, including the Miner’s Cove area for future residential development.


Severe storms cause damage in parts of Central Alabama

Clanton, Ala. (WBMA/NNS/CBS Newspath) -- Severe weather is to blame for some damage in central Alabama Monday, but no injuries were reported. In the city of Clanton, a roof was ripped off a building and thrown into the street.


Talladega Drug Task Force arrests 9 in past two weeks

The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made nine felony arrests between March 12 and March 21, according to Commander Jason Murray. Michael Wayne Goswick, 60, of Sylacauga was pulled over on a routine traffic stop by Sylacauga Police on March 12, Murray said. Officers found methamphe


5th fattest city in America is in Alabama

An Alabama city has landed in the top 10 of a list of the fattest places in America. WalletHub’s ranking looked at the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key indicators of weight-related problems. The categories included things such things as obesity rates and access to healthy foods to d


Alexander City Kiwanis to host pancake breakfast March 30

Those hungry for pancakes and Conecuh sausage can satisfy their craving March 30 at the Alexander City Kiwanis Club Pancake breakfast. It is not the first time the club has hosted a pancake breakfast, as the club owns large griddles to get the job done.


Prosecutor killed in what colleagues call 'the worst possible outcome of domestic violence'

BEAVER DAM, Wis. — An Illinois prosecutor was shot and killed over the weekend in Wisconsin in what authorities allege was a case of domestic violence. Police say 30-year-old Stacia Hollinshead, of Sycamore, Illinois, was killed at a home in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Saturday night.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Clay County Until 5:45PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 456 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Sycamore, or 7 miles northeast of Sylacauga, moving east at 45 mph.


Ivy Creek opens new phlebotomy lab in Wetumpka

City officials and representatives from Ivy Creek Healthcare were in a festive mood Thursday afternoon as the ribbon was cut on a new phlebotomy lab located inside Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.


Valley baseball defeats Lanett 18-0 in weekend matchup

VALLEY — The Valley Rams (5-6) defeated the Lanett Panthers (3-8, 1-0) 18-0 on March 23 at Crestview Field. The win came the day after Valley head baseball coach Patrick Shivers said that he was disappointed in the amount of looking strikeouts that the Rams had in a 5-4 loss to Dadeville. Even after


Eclectic Town Council gives VFD access to senior center

The Eclectic Town Council on Monday gave the town’s volunteer fire department access to the senior center in case of a tornado although some in attendance said they were against the move.


Nichols-Lawson student wins Freedom of Speech essay contest

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Nichols-Lawson Middle school seventh grader Allison Terrell has been named the area’s first place winner in the Freedom of Speech essay contest sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association in Birmingham.


Person of interest sought in Ashland robbery

ASHLAND, Ala. — Ashland police responded Thursday to a report of shots fired during a robbery attempt at the Jordan's Service Station, officials said. Sgt. Michael Harris, along with officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Lineville Police Department, responded to the scene.


Talladega Co. Sheriff’s Office seeking public assistance in case of Coleman Ridge Road shooting (free content)

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting on the south end of the county that left a man seriously injured March 4. As of Friday, two persons of interest had been identified and were being held on unrelated charges but have not been charged in connection wi