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Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Pickens County downs Meek to advance to regional semifinal

Pickens County was able to withstand a scoring barrage by Meek due Payton Key and Caleb Aaron last Tuesday night to win 85-60 in the subregional playoff and advance to the northwest regional semifinals in Hanceville. Key finished the game with 35 points, while Aaron added 18, as the two career 1,000


Middle school boys buy flowers for every girl in school for Valentine's

OLATHE, Kansas. (WSET) -- Three middle schools boys made sure every girl felt special on Valentine's Day. WKRN reports that sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes, seventh-grader Kyan Rice and eighth-grader Tristan Valentine spent hundreds of dollars on more than 300 carnations.

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Pickens County falls to Covenant Christian in Sweet 16

The Tornadoes fell behind early Thursday night at Wallace State, as Titus Griffin got hot from beyond the arc to give Covenant Christian an early 11-3 lead. The Eagles would go on to shoot 42-percent for the game and derail Pickens County’s season with a 48-37 win.


A Vernon man & his truck make History Thursday night

VERNON, Ala. (WCBI)- A Vernon man and his truck make History Thursday night as he takes on the grueling course in the History Channel’s “Truck Night in America.” “It goes really, really fast,” said Tim Edwards.


Search, vigil held for missing Tuscaloosa County woman Janet Hamner

Family members of a missing Tuscaloosa County woman spent her 60th birthday searching the area where she was last seen six months ago. Janet Hamner was last seen at a truck stop on U.S. Highway 82 just next to the Pickens County line during the early morning hours of Aug. 11.


GES student wins 2019 County Spelling Bee

Eli Dawkins, a fifth grader from Gordo Elementary School, correctly spelled the words “hundredth” and “mathematics” last Thursday morning to win the 2019 Pickens County Spelling Bee.


Reform council looking to make improvements to city park

The Reform City Council is looking to replace the sign at the Reform City Park. Councilman Charles Hagan said the sign will be 4x8 feet and cost roughly $1,200. The city will then be responsible for having the sign mounted and painted.


Tornadoes defeat South Lamar to win area championship

Pickens County lost the opportunity to host the area tournament after dropping two close games to South Lamar during the regular season. The third time appeared to be the charm, however, as the Tornadoes defeated the Stallions 82-68 for the Class 1A Area 10 championship.


Basketball postseason arrives with division tournaments

It’s that time of the year for basketball. This week is division tournaments (actually as you’re reading this, one day will already be in the books), and that means it’s finally the postseason for basketball.


Korean veteran finds love on way home from war

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - An Attica, Kansas veteran said he had just started farming with his dad and brother when his draft papers arrived. At just 21, Ralph Hunt said they got off a boat in South Korea, and then were boarded on a train.


Man indicted for three counts sexual battery of a child

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted an Alabama man for multiple felonies after he allegedly sexually abused two children under 14 over a period of two years. Frank D. Harrison, 57, of Ethelsville, Alabama, faces three counts of sexual battery and one count of touching a child for lustful purpos


County school board approves roofing projects at Buhl, Westwood

As part of a slate of projects they have been undertaking over the last year, the Tuscaloosa County School System is looking to re-roof two schools that have needed work for years.