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Medical marijuana bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee in Alabama
MONTGOMERY Ala. (WKRG) -- The medical marijuana bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee in Alabama and now heads to full Senate for a vote. News 5's Reshad Hudson is in Montgomery and will have more later today.
Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.
PILOT PROGRAM: 3 in Limestone Co. permitted to grow hemp
Three licenses to grow industrial hemp have been granted to growers in Limestone County, according to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. The license holders are Alabama Industrial Organics LLC, Lauren Britton and Jason Marbut. Because the ADAI does not release contact information
Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know
Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.
Child hurt in Limestone Co. mower accident
A Limestone County child is recovering after being seriously injured Sunday in a lawn mower accident, an official said. Limestone County Sheriff's Deputy and spokesman Stephen Young said the incident occurred around 2:12 p.m. in the 27000 block of McKee Road in the Toney community. He said the child
Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral
A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a newly widowed woman they had just met on April 18, which happened to be the day before her would-be 60th anniversary, has gone viral.
The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.
4-year-old’s leg caught in lawnmower in Limestone County
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Doctors are working to save a young boy’s leg after a lawnmower accident Sunday afternoon. Limestone County deputies say a 4-year-old boy ran behind a riding mower on McKee Road. The person operating the mower did not see the child, whose leg got caught in the mower.
Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends
After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t
Man arrested in Limestone Co. after investigators find pills, marijuana, gun during home search
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says, on April 18, the county’s Department of Human Resources contacted Athens police for assistance with a home visit to investigate a complaint alleging narcotics were being sold and used at a residence where children live.
Earthquake detected in Alabama for second straight day
For the second straight day, a small earthquake has been detected in Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instruments detected a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in central Alabama near the metro Birmingham area about 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, the USGS said.
Alabama Ninth-Grader Dies by Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay: 'He Was Full of Light'
An Alabama teen, who has been described as being “full of light,” tragically took his own life after constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.”
2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore
Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance
ALABAMA (ABC News) - A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday.
Athens grandmother rescued from burning home
Athens firefighters rescued a grandmother Tuesday from a fire so hot it burned the first responders' helmets, officials said. City of Athens Communications Specialist Holly Hollman said firefighters pulled her out through a bedroom window. Also in the home were four other people, including a 4-year-
Isolated strong storms possible Thursday for part of south Alabama
Watch out for a few strong storms on Thursday in south Alabama. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has southwest Alabama under a marginal risk for severe weather Thursday as a storm system and cold front push through the area.
Hazel Green man tased, charged after Marshall County chase
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man after he tried to get away from a deputy, ate what appeared to be a plastic bag, and was tased. On Monday, a deputy saw Toney Johnson of Hazel Green standing beside a motorcycle in the middle of White Elephant Road, according to Assistant Chief
4 injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Athens
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Four people are injured after an Athens wreck at the intersection of Highway 72 and Glaze Road. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Glaze Road. Authorities say a car pulled out in front of a truck and was T-boned and ended up in a ditch.
Family: Huntsville High student struggled with depression before suicide
An aunt of the Huntsville High School student who took his life, Nigel Shelby, talked with WAAY 31 about her nephew on Tuesday. She told us her name was Kita and that her nephew was bullied at the school and was gay.
Athens QB Smothers transferring to Muscle Shoals
ATHENS — Athens High quarterback Logan Smothers will play his senior season at Muscle Shoals High. Smothers rushed for 832 yards and nine touchdowns while passing for 1,702 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and was a Decatur Daily first-team All-Area selection.