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Southeast storms kill 1 in Alabama, 2 in Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):. The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirms that one person is dead in the Wattsville community, north of Pell City, after a tree fell on a home.


1 dead in Central Alabama after tree falls on mobile home

WATTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- One person died after storms rolled through Central Alabama Thursday evening. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells CBS 42 that a 42-year-old woman lost her life after a tree fell on her mobile home in the 2000 block of Highway 231 in Wattsville.


Storm damage in Alabama: Photos, videos

Strong winds and bands of heavy rain have toppled trees and damaged buildings across storm-weary Alabama. Much of the state has been under slight or enhanced risk for storms for most of the evening. The main threat is from winds with gusts of up to 55 mph.


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson And Walker Counties Until 8:30PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. Northwestern Jefferson County in central Alabama…. * At 658 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Winfield to 6 miles south of Bankston, moving east at 45 mph.


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of North/Central AL Until 3:00 AM

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued starting immediately for the extreme north, northeastern, and eastern parts of North/Central Alabama until 3:00 am CDT Sunday morning.


An 11:30 Look at the Alabama Weather Situation: Tornado Threat May Increase Again for Areas Along and South of I-85/I-65

The severe weather threat is over tonight for the northern half of Alabama. But to the south, very juicy, unstable air is lurking over the Florida Panhandle and extreme South Alabama. Dewpoints are in the 70s tonight from Ozark, Fort Rucker, Enterprise and Andalusia to Evergreen. This air will be pu


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Central Alabama Wind Damage Reports

Here are wind damage reports from late this afternoon and this evening across Central Alabama:. There are scattered trees down all across Central Alabama this evening. A tree fell on a house in Pell City at 8 p.m. trapping the occupants.


Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Marion County Until 7:30 PM CDT

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY UNTIL. At 651 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over. Guin, or near Winfield, moving east at 45 mph.


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Dead body found dumped on Benevola Road

It was just another Saturday for a passer-by on the Benevola Road until someone happened to notice what looked to be roadkill lying in the middle of Highway 2. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a rodent lying lifeless in the highway; It was a human corpse.


Car used as weapon in Lowndes assault

LOWNDES COUNTY (WCBI) – A Steens woman is jailed after she is accused of trying to run over her boyfriend. Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says deputies were called to a Beulah Grove Road home around 11:30 Wednesday night. A man at the home said he and his girlfriend had been arguing and as she


Tornado fatigue and its impacts on people

MONROE and WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Thunderstorms, tornado watches, tornado warnings, they seemed to be almost weekly this time of year. For many people, they are an annoyance, but for others, they bring up stronger emotions.


Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

Default having been made in the payment of indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Wally A. Hestermann, an unmarried man, on the 21st day of March, 2007 to Compass Bank which said mortgage is recorded in the Probate Office of Fayette County, Alabama, in Book 2007, at Page 1683, and


Hamilton command center moves to different location

HAMILTON – Those affected by tornadoes, wind damage and floods due to April 13 and 14’s severe weather throughout the county can seek aid at the command center set up in Hamilton. Whereas it has operated out of the Hamilton Community Center since Sunday, it will move operations to 40195 Hamilton Rd.


People of Pickens: Joyce Ferguson

No, this is not an April Fool’s joke and you’re not seeing double. Joyce Ferguson is indeed shown in the above picture, on both the right and left. Joyce Ferguson and Joyce Ferguson are both members of New Salem Baptist Church’s Stitching and Chatting interest group. Stitching and Chatting is a grou


Teen with Down syndrome told she can't ride Ferris wheel because of her 'disabilities'

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Kansas high school student says that she told she could not join in on a Ferris wheel ride during a school trip because she has Down syndrome. Kathryn Embry, 18, told WDAF she was discriminated against during a class trip to Scheels in Overland Park.


Lions smash past Rams to snag division title

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Lions are on a roll to finish out the regular season. Hamilton rolled to its 11th straight victory and easily came away with the Division 6-1A title as they blasted past Vardaman 11-1 last Tuesday night.