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9 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made nine felony drug arrests this week, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray. Jerry Lewis Bradford Jr., 46, of Sylacauga, was arrested Feb. 8 by Childersburg police following a chase. Once caught, Bradford was charged with posses


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Authorities investigating 2 shootings on south end of Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two probably unrelated shootings into occupied dwellings Tuesday on the south end of the county, according to incident and offense reports. No one was injured in either incident.


Serial suspect sought in Pell City Walgreen's armed robbery, police say

PELL CITY, Ala. -- A man linked to several robberies of local Walgreens struck again last night in Pell City according to local police. The Walgreen's near the Pell City exit of I-20 was robbed Friday around 8:00 p.m. The armed suspect handed the cashier a note. He escaped with cash and an unspecifi

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Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


Childersburg girls get another shot at advancing to Elite 8, will face Trinity Presbyterian

CHILDERSBURG -- Childersburg High School’s girls basketball squad will take on Trinity Presbyterian on Monday at noon in a Class 4A Southeast Regional Tournament semifinal at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.


2 facing drug, weapons charges following 2-vehicle crash that injured woman in 2nd vehicle

TALLADEGA -- A car chase Thursday night ended in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Alabama 77 and Speedway Boulevard. Two people ended up being arrested on felony drug charges, and at least one of the people in the car they hit was hospitalized, according to Talladega County Drug and Viol


Dancing with Our Stars fundraiser in Pell City set for Friday night (with photos)

PELL CITY – The group of dancers moved from side to side, back, and then forward to the loud music playing inside the large dance room at Celebrations. “One, two, three, four - kick, kick, kick, kick,” yelled the man, one of eight dancers who in unison scooted across the concrete dance floor.


Alabama's road map: Decisions loom as traffic increases and funding for roadwork lags

As state and local leaders consider how to address Alabama’s infrastructure needs in the coming decades, researchers at the University of Alabama have produced a report analyzing the implications of different strategies to meet the challenge.


Leeds police seek public's help in solving case

LEEDS, Ala. (WIAT) -- Police hope a member of the public will help them identify two male suspects. Leeds police released a photo of the two men who are wanted for passing counterfeit bills and theft of property. The suspects may be driving a black Chevrolet HHR that does not have wheel covers on th


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Man charged with killing man by setting him on fire requests bond reinstatement

A man charged with setting a man on fire in 2017, killing him, requested Feb. 6 that his bond be reinstated. Defense attorney Donald Murphy filed a motion to reinstate the bond of his client, 57-year-old Roderick Keith Orr, formerly of Fort Payne.


Look Back ... to warnings against vandalism, 1944

Feb. 17, 1944, in The Star: City boys need to stop committing acts of vandalism against city property, Anniston police Chief J. L. Peek warns. “Prosecution will be made of the boys who persist in shooting .22 rifles and air guns in destroying street lights and property near home sites,” he said this


Looking back: Alabama serial killer captured after murder spree

This month marks 33 years since since a serial killer strangled five victims in Talladega, Alabama. We went back through old records with librarian Bree Smith from the Talladega Public Library and were able to piece together the events from that day.