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Employee at Southside assisted living facility indicted after patient's death

GADSDEN, Ala. — An employee at a Southside assisted living facility who wasaccused of intentionally over-medicating a patient who later died was indicted on an assault charge earlier this month according to court records.

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-12-16 18:21:34

New School Named Transfer Option For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

This weekend was a big one for Jalen Hurts, as the Alabama quarterback graduated from school. He got a raucous ovation as he walked across the stage. Hurts, Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2016 and ’17, became the backup this past season. Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting gig in the national t

THESPUN.COM - 2018-12-16 09:08:28

This is the least-healthy city in Alabama

Alabama has a health problem. The state is historically ranked among the least-healthy in the country, with high rates of heart disease and obesity and low percentages of people who exercise and have healthy diets.

AL.COM - 2018-12-15 20:57:18

Five sent to the hospital in Guntersville crash

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Five people were sent to the hospital after two cars crashed in Guntersville Saturday. Guntersville Fire and Rescue officials say the crash happened at Highway 431 and State Highway 79. They say two people are in serious condition.

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-12-16 04:50:00

Family remembers Reginae Marbury with event for children

Holidays can be hard, especially after the lost of loved ones, but the family of a Gadsden girl who lost her life to cancer used her memory to inspire an event Saturday to spread some joy.

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-12-16 05:44:00

Five people injured in Guntersville wreck

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Five people were injured in a two-car wreck in Guntersville early Saturday. According to authorities, the wreck occurred at US Highway 431 and State Highway 79.

WHNT-TV - 2018-12-15 22:12:34

Alabama schools prepare to monitor juvenile sex offenders

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama education officials plan to create a model policy so that all public school systems are ready to monitor student sex offenders in two years. State Superintendent Eric Mackey says that each local education authority can use it as their own policy by the 2020-2021 schoo

WPMI - 2018-12-16 11:46:08

60 percent of city of Decatur employees take paychecks elsewhere

A majority of Decatur’s city employees do not live in the city where they work. City records, secured through an open records request, show only 206 of the city's 509 full-time employees live in Decatur.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-12-16 06:25:00

Texas A&M lands commitment from rising Alabama linebacker Ke'Shun Brown

One of the nation’s best recruiting classes just got better as rising Alabama native Ke’Shun Brown announced his commitment to Texas A&M during his weekend trip to College Station.

SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM - 2018-12-16 13:58:28

Etowah County ended budget year in the black

The Etowah County Commission ended fiscal year 2017-2018 in the black, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Dollar said, which always is a good thing. The amount of revenue over expenditures was not as large as the prior year — when the ledgers were more than $100,000 to the good — but commission members s

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-12-16 05:42:00

OUR VIEW: Even hoax threats have to be taken seriously

Somewhere, some cretin — possibly in the company of a collection of cretins — remains convulsed with laughter after putting a stirred-up country even more on edge last week.

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-12-16 08:01:00

Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening

One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-15 17:31:16

LaGrange Police spot missing Alabama teen

LAGRANGE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - LaGrange Police said they have spotted a 16-year-old runaway Alabama boy Saturday at an area Walmart store. The LaGrange Police Department said Darron Keith Earles, who was reported missing on Oct. 25 from Valley, Alabama, was spotted getting into an RV at the store a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-12-15 23:52:00

Alabama choosing to play nice with Oklahoma

There would be vengeance. That was the implication packed into social media posts fired off by members of the Alabama Crimson Tide once Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray was announced as the Heisman Trophy winner last Saturday.

AL.COM - 2018-12-16 04:08:05

Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia

LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-16 01:03:00

OUR VIEW: A reminder — 'Turn Around, Don't Drown'

Gadsden gets about 56 inches of rain a year, according to the Sperling’s Best Places website. That’s significantly higher than the national average of 39 inches. (We can sum it up with one word: humidity.)

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-12-14 08:01:00

Elite Alabama commit suffers knee injury, has surgery

Alabama has the No. 1 2019 recruiting class at the moment, and the Crimson Tide’s 2020 class is off to a great start, too. Currently, the Tide have the top 2020 class, and 4-star DT Jayson Jones is a big reason for that, as he’s the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama, per the 247Sports composite.

SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM - 2018-12-15 15:16:33

New Injury Update For Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

Alabama is gearing up for yet another College Football Playoff appearance. The Tide kicked off practice this week and there was a significant update that came out of the media availability.

THESPUN.COM - 2018-12-15 11:26:01

Arab basketball: Knights have bad night at Gadsden

Sometimes it’s not your night and for the Arabian Knights, that came Tuesday at Gadsden City. For one reason or another, all five Arab teams went down to defeat. Turnovers were a big culprit.

THEARABTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-12-15 00:00:00

Alabama Department of Corrections searching for escaped inmate

Officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections needs your help in locating inmate Terrance Leon Couch. According to authorities, Couch escaped from the Elba Work Release Center at approximately 3:40 pm on Friday, Dec. 14. The Elba Work Center is located in Coffee County.

WALA-TV FOX10 - 2018-12-15 01:28:30