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Man refusing to stop for police killed in crash near Onetona

A Gadsden man involved in a pursuit with the Steele Police Department died Sunday after the car he was driving overturned down an embankment, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Lavarius Donte Jones, 22, was a driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro when it left the roadway on U.S. 231 and over

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:17:21

Update to Storm Timing Today

The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton): 3 PM to 5 PM I-65 and I-565 (areas around Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Fayetteville, Guntersville, Boaz, and Cullman): 4 PM to 7 PM Sand Mountain (areas around Scottsboro, Stevenson, and Fort Payne): 6

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 16:16:00

Expanded Severe Threat For Today

- Tornadoes, some strong - Damaging winds over 60 mph, stronger storms can go over 80 mph - Large hail over 1-inch, almost 2 inches in stronger storms (golf ball up to tennis ball-sized) Start Times By Region The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton):

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 12:39:00

Alleged car thief dead after chase ends in crash

A Gadsden man is dead after he allegedly stole a sports car in Gadsden and was chased by by law enforcement officers to Blount County, where he crashed and was ejected from the car. Lavaris Donte Jones, 22, was flown to UAB Hospital after the car crashed Sunday afternoon on Alabama Highway 231 in Bl

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 15:11:10

Gadsden City put on brief lockdown Monday

Gadsden City High School was on soft lockdown for a while Monday morning, Gadsden Police Sgt. John Hallman said, while an alleged threat was investigated. Principal Jeff Colegrove said the school received a call from another state concerning a threat on campus. "We investigated the incident and foun

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 23:25:12

Tornado Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties Until 815 PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Marshall County in northeastern Alabama... Southwestern DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama... * Until 815 PM CDT * At 741 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was loca

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-03-20 02:42:00

Alabama severe weather: Find the storm shelter closest to you

Communities across Alabama are opening storm shelters ahead of the severe weather threatening most of the state. The coming storms threatening with tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. Confidence increases on severe weather threat this afternoon; tornado watch coming Find the storm shelter cl

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 22:01:44

Alabama Weather Update at 8:05 p.m.

NEW INFO A new tornado warning has been issued for much of Cherokee County. ORIGINAL POST A cluster of supercell storms over North Alabama is riding along a warm front tonight ahead of a small scale low pressure system. They are currently affecting parts of: ...Winston...including Addison ...C

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-03-20 03:05:00

Former Rainbow City foster parent charged with additional sex offense against a child

A Rainbow City man who was a former foster parent and was arrested in December for allegedly sexually abusing a juvenile faces another charge involving another victim, according to Rainbow City Police Chief Jonathon Horton. Donald Eugene Kelley, 49, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child unde

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 23:27:00

Man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is charged with a sex crime involving a teen girl. John David Coggins, 24, was arrested Thursday by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Gallant man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. Coggins was arrested after a fa


Two charged in connection with elderly exploitation investigation

Two men are facing charges in connection with an elderly exploitation investigation in Cherokee County. Authorities say the two suspects are involved in the financial exploitation of an elderly person. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says Thomas Johns, 53, and James Johns, 58, were taken into c

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Gadsden PD searching for elementary school burglar

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) - The Gadsden Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at an elementary school. Gadsden PD posted photos taken at the Eura Brown Elementary School gym on March 15th. If you have any information on this burgl


Alabama Sheriff Used Inmate Food Funds for Beach House - And It's Legal

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep "excess" inmate-feeding funds


Gallant man charged with rape

Etowah County investigators say Clint Evan Causey, of Gallant, is charged with first and second-degree rape. Causey is accused of raping a 14-year-old multiple times during the past three years. He is currently in the Etowah County Jail on $125,000 bond. Etowah County investigators say Clint Evan

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Five injured in three-vehicle crash on Highway 278 in Hokes Bluff

Five people went to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 278 at the intersection of McLain Street, according to Hokes Bluff Police Chief Mitchell Hill. About 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Chevrolet truck driven by Brandon Lake Gilbert, 16, of Hokes Bluff, pulled into the path of travel


Boaz woman charged with drugging 5-year-old

Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested Thursday afternoon and posted a $50,000 bond later that day, according to jail records. Elchin is accused of giving the boy a pill and dropping him off at school. School faculty noticed something was wrong with the boy and called medical personnel, according


Marshall County woman arrested for chemical endangerment

A Marshall County woman has been arrested in connection to chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Brandi Fuller. Crystal Leann Russell, 27, of Albertville, is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in whic


Officers arrest 11 in drug raids

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 people in two drug raids early Monday morning. The Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, members of the Marshall County Drug Task Force, the Albertville Police Department, the Boaz Police Department and the FBI executed two search warrants in the Boaz ar


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


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