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Andalusia arrest leads to drug bust

ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA)—A man was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Thursday after officials say he was found with multiple narcotics during an arrest. According to Josh Hudson with the Drug Task Force, Quinton Shufford was arrested and charged for trafficking in synthetic, possession with intent


Nico joining ULL coaching staff

It’s being reported that Andalusia and University of Alabama graduate Nico Johnson will be joining the coaching staff at University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. According to CBS Sports’ Barton Simmons, Johnson, a four-year contributor at Alabama from 2009-12, is joining Billy Napier’s staff


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Tax breaks begin at 12:01 a.m

Residents encouraged to stock up for weather emergencies. Alabama’s seventh annual Severe Weather Awareness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at midnight on Sunday.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


CAC launches annual T-shirt sale

The Covington County Child Advocacy Center has launched its annual T-shirt sale, which raises funds and awareness. National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April is time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and also to promote


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Cooper predicted she’d work here

‘Recruited’ as teen, she’s now part of OB/GYN practice. Jesanna Cooper decided to become a doctor when she was 14. “My father had colon cancer,” she recalled. “I was a daddy’s girl, and his oncologist became such an important person to our family, that’s what I wanted to do.”


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


EMA: Awareness week great time to plan how to react when weather strikes

This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama this week, and Covington County Emergency Management Agency Director Susan Harris has some tips on how locals can be best prepared when severe weather strikes.


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Manhunt in Mobile County after homicide

A police manhunt is continuing Friday after a man was killed in Satsuma late Thursday night. David Beck-Shank, 28, of Gulf Shores, was shot at an apartment in the north part of the city at a little before 10 p.m., according to local police. He was transported to University Hospital in Mobile where h


Major drug arrest made in Opp

Sheriff Blake Turman on Thursday announced the arrest of Quinton Shuford, 31, on charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Turman said Shuford had $7,500 worth of synthetic marijuana and ice, as well as a large quantity of cash. He is being held in the Covington County Jail in lieu o


Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

(CNN) — The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. Ahmed Ali Muthana filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, to prevent what he calls an "unlawful attempt" by the United States to rescind h


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Alabama sailor killed in WWII identified, coming home for burial

An Alabama veteran of World War II is coming home for burial this spring after his remains were identified 74 years after he died in action. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton of Albertville died July 24, 1944 aboard the USS Colorado off the shore of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was 22.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


COLD CASE: Investigators dive deep into disappearance of Kemberly Ramer

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — More than 21 years since the disappearance of Kemberly Ramer, investigators with the Walton County Sheriff's Office continue to comb through decades of evidence.