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Ohatchee man killed in single-vehicle crash
CALHOUN COUNTY – A single-vehicle crash on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11:20 p.m. claimed the life of an Ohatchee man.
Coroner: Man found dead at church had medical problems
Bradley Scot Roberts, 42, lived on the streets, Proctor said, and had chosen the church property at 416 N. Fifth Ave. to spend the night. He was found there about 7:30 a.m. by people who came to set up for services.
Alabama football player charged with DUI
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - Alabama football player Hunter Ray Brannon has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) by Tuscaloosa Police.The redshirt freshman was arrested Sunday morning and booked into the Tuscaloosa Jail.The 6-4, 296 pound offensive lineman is from Cullman. His
Henagar, Ala. police officer involved in overnight shooting
A Henagar, Alabama police officer was involved in a shooting Friday night or early Saturday morning. The incident is being investigated by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. The Henegar Police Department confirmed the incident but directed all questions to DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's
Two men found dead inside Lawrence County home
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Police have identified two men found dead inside a home in North Courtland. Officers with the North Courtland Police Department responded to a call of an unresponsive person inside a home on Johnson Lane Friday night. After responding, they found 59-year-old Wymon Leona
Teen dead after Moulton wreck
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An 18-year-old Moulton woman was killed and at least three other people were injured Friday night in a one-vehicle wreck on Byler Road one mile west of Moulton, according to our news partner. Troopers said Makenzi Jon Farley, 18, died as a result of injuries from the accident
Police: 6 people shot, 3 critically, near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium
Six people were shot -- three critically -- near the football stadium where the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday. >> Read more trending news The shooting happened "outside the stadium footprint" while a game was underway, but did not impact the game, aut
Gwinnett County police department identifies officer killed in the line of duty
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Etowah County authorities searching for missing 71-year-old man with dementia
Pennington was wearing a black Vietnam veteran's hat with yellow writing, a blue plaid jacket, tan shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.
Scottsboro Boys marker to be placed at Morgan courthouse
Retired judge David Breland, who is now director of historic resources and events for Decatur, said a historical marker about the Depression-era case and Judge James Edwin Horton Jr., will be put on the courthouse lawn Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.
Gadsden man charged in sex abuse of young family member for 6 years
Carlos Valerio DeJesus is charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, sex abuse of a child under the age of 12 and incest, according to Etowah County court and jail records.
UPDATE: Suspect in Gwinnett officer's death remains at large, 'armed and dangerous'
UPDATE 8 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 21: As the sun rose Sunday morning, Gwinnett police had not announced a second arrest following the shooting death of officer Antwan Toney. Suspect Tafahree Maynard, 18, remained at large. UPDATE 1 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 21: Gwinnett County police announced early Sunday morning
Etowah child welfare worker La Gray passed away Oct. 19
“She dedicated her life to helping kids who lost their way,” said Etowah County Commissioner Carolyn Parker, who was still a baby when she met Gray. “I’ve known her all my life, and she has always been an inspiration to me, politically. She taught me a lot about women’s empowerment and the importanc
Vehicles pulled from Smith Lake; investigation underway
The Cullman County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Division, recovered two vehicles from the Lions Club Landing area of Smith Lake late Thursday.
Hazmat operation concludes at Guntersville poultry processing plant
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant.Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of.Crews co
Anniston Police searching for missing 59-year-old woman
ANNISTON, Ala. —Anniston Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing 59-year-old.Police say Karen Cunningham is 5'5" tall and 116 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. She may be confused or disoriented.Anyone with information regarding Cunningham is asked to contact Anniston Police at (
Longtime DeKalb County BBQ restaurant closing after 25 years
FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - Residents are saddened a popular barbeque restaurant in DeKalb County is closing after 25 years in business. Cars will park at Barry's Barbeque in Fyffe well before they open. "We love it here. It's good barbeque. It's good barbeque. We've been coming for years, and years, and yea
Etowah County man arrested in connection of identity theft
ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Jeffery Brett Staton, 28 of Atalla is charged with one count of identity theft, a felony, according to investigator Adam Chapman. Staton used the victim's identification and banking information without permission, to make fraudulent transactions that totaled $700.00. S
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
A new report on "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose
Organizers decide to end Sloss Fest
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Sloss Fest is no more. The decision was announced Friday afternoon. The post says in part that "after several weeks of examination and thorough consideration of the unique challenges we face in producing Sloss Fest, we have come to the decision to end the event." The mid-summ