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Authorities investigating cause of house fire that killed Ragland man Tuesday night

RAGLAND - A 64-year-old man died in a house fire Tuesday night in Ragland. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as George Eddie Beason, who lived alone in the house at 405 3rdAve. A neighbor called central dispatch at 9:24 p.m., saying there was a house fire where an elderly

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 16:39:00

Body of missing kayaker found

The body of a missing kayaker, James Lowery, Jr., 69, from Mapleton, Georgia, was recovered by marine police early Sunday after an extensive week-long search. On the morning of Friday, March 9, two witnesses saw Lowery fishing at the Kelly Creek Boat Launch near Logan Martin Dam at approximately 8

NEWSAEGIS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:57:00

Talladega police searching for suspect who fled on foot following chase, left behind stolen car containing drugs

TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are looking for a man suspected of stealing a car, attempting to elude, leaving the scene of an accident and several drug charges, according to an incident and offense report available Tuesday. Capt. John McCoy said a patrol officer spotted a taupe 2007 Ford 500 being d

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

What spring? Freeze warnings up again for parts of Alabama

The central Alabama counties in purple will be under a freeze warning overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. It will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday for the following counties: Marion, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Jefferso

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 15:52:54

5 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made five felony drug arrests during the past week, including two on charges of distribution of a controlled substance. Zachary Lynne Mayne, 21, of Croley, Texas, is accused of selling methamphetamine last year in the Chi

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 23:21:00

Talladega Co. Sheriff's Office investigating scam involving jury duty

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Sheriff's Office is investigating a new variation on an old telephone scam that has been targeting potential local victims. According to Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore, a caller claiming to be a Talladega County Sheriff's deputy will contact a possible victim by telep

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 00:40:00

Dollar General remodel adds produce and expanded products in Sylacauga, Ragland

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General has announced it recently completed a remodel of its stores at 23868 U.S. Highway 231 in Sylacauga and at 26 Ninth St. in Ragland, according to a press release. With an updated layout and design, the stores now offer a selection of produce and expanded frozen

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 22:40:00

New car wash coming to Talladega; expected to be open in July at latest

TALLADEGA -- Work is underway on Melissa's Rainbow Car Wash on Battle Street in Talladega at the site of another car wash that has been closed for some time. Melissa's Rainbow Car Wash is owned by MA Express of Birmingham; the company also has locations in Pell City and Leeds. According to the build

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 02:30:00

Husband pleads guilty to murder of wife whose body was found 2 years after she vanished

A 45-year-old Tarrant man pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his wife whose body was found in 2016 after she had been missing for two years. Joseph Sylvester Poe III, originally charged with capital murder in the death of Paula Anne Worcester, pleaded guilty to intentional murder. As part of th

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 15:18:05

Storm damage across east Alabama: Power outages, volunteers needed in Jacksonville

Damage reported from storms Monday night in Limestone County. (Contributed photo | Limestone County Sheriff) Storms that included tornadoes and large hail ripped through the north and eastern parts of Alabama on Monday night, leaving behind damage to Jacksonville State University and thousands with

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:50:38

Largest paving project in Sylacauga history will begin around May 1

West Fort Williams Street in Sylacauga from U.S. 280 to Alabama 21 is one of the most traveled streets in the city. It is included on a list of streets to be repaved as part of the city's upcoming paving project.Bob Crisp/The Daily Home SYLACAUGA - For the first time in its history, the Marble City

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:39:00

2 home contractors shot - one fatally- in possible predawn robbery

A possible robbery attempt left one man dead and another injured in Ensley's Belview Heights Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Two workmen were shot - one of them fatally - in a possible robbery attempt early Tuesday in Birmingham's Belview Heights neighborhood. The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. at 1501

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 08:54:55

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Michael Eggers set to die Thursday for slaying of Talladega woman in 2000

Michael Eggers is set to be executed on March 15 at 6 p.m. in Atmore, Alabama (ADOC) Alabama is set Thursday night to execute an inmate who says he wants to die. Michael Wayne Eggers is set to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Live updates will be added at


Deadly shooting probe underway in St. Clair County; possible suspect questioned in Jefferson County

An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting early Wednesday. The shooting happened at a home in the 5100 block of Beason Cove Road in St. Clair County. Few details are being released at this time but a crime scene is roped off at the residence in the Steele community. Sometime later, invest


Police investigating case of missing Anniston woman

Anniston police on Wednesday were investigating a report of a missing woman, an investigator said. The 48-year-old woman, identified as Sheila Vandergriff, was last seen at her Wilmer Avenue home on Monday before 2 p.m., according to a police report. She was reported missing Tuesday shortly after no


Son of Springville mayor wounded in UAB shooting that killed one, shooter dead of self-inflicted wound

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -A disgruntled University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital employee shot two people, including a Springville man, on the second floor of UAB Highlands before turning a gun on himself on Wednesday night, according to media reports. The gunman was


Harpersville man charged with trafficking heroin

A Harpersville man was arrested on March 11 and charged with trafficking heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.Bailey Erik Aaron Bailey, 34, who lists an address off Deerwood Lake Drive, is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $252,000, according to c