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Man arrested after breaking into a home in Boaz

According to Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Stewart broke into a home on Walter Whitt Road in Boaz and stole a two liter soda. During the break in the homeowner was home. Investigators said, he also admitted to using illegal narcotics. Stewart is being held at the Etowah County Detention Cente

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 22:20:00

Inside Etowah County jail: 'Nightmare' conditions may have helped sheriff buy beach house

Joseph Estrade spent just three nights in the Etowah County Detention Center, but the 29-year-old New Orleans man considers that long weekend in April 2016 one of the worst experiences he has ever endured. He describes the county jail as a "nightmare" plagued by a host of problems including poor foo

AL.COM - 2018-03-22 12:17:17

Snyder family survives tornado, loses home; EMA talks recovery

Zack Snyder and his wife, Beth, watched the weather forecasts Monday, monitoring the path of potentially severe storms. As it got closer, Snyder said, they tried to get in the safest part of their house on Green Valley Road, just across from Brannon Springs Methodist Church. "We started out in the b

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-22 00:35:29

Neighbors cleaning up after storm leaves its mark in Albertville

"Strong winds and then we hear like cracking and our house starts shaking," said Hannah Connolly. "My brother was freaking out." Connolly said she and her family crammed into a bathroom during the storm that uprooted most of the trees in their front yard, damaged the fence around their backyard,

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 23:09:00

Albertville residents clean up after Monda'sy storms

Many people were impacted on the southern end of Albertville near Highway 75 when Monday evening's storms came rumbling into Marshall County. Brad Biddle lives off Whitesville Road and said he's lost at least one barn, maybe more. Along with the barn, he also lost 14 beehives, which made for a messy

WAFF - 2018-03-21 00:34:40

Horton man jailed for theft

A Horton man was arrested for allegedly taking drugs and stealing a two-liter bottle of soda, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin. "Michael Coleman Stewart, 44, of Horton, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, and one count of fourth-degree theft of property and attempting t

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2018-03-21 21:07:00

Sen. Doug Jones says Congress must act on gun violence

Jones is a Democrat who won a special election in December. He compared students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to young people who demonstrated after four girls were killed in a Birmingham church bombing in 1963. Jones later prosecuted the bombers. He said the stude

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 20:24:00

Etowah County had more than 130 homes damaged by storm

Etowah County officials say the storm that roared Monday night through parts of Rainbow City and Southside damaged more than 130 homes, but with only one person hospitalized. As relief efforts converged on both cities today, officials said they were thankful there was no loss of life. In the Riddles

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 20:30:22

Storm damage across east Alabama: Power outages, volunteers needed in Jacksonville

Damage reported from storms Monday night in Limestone County. (Contributed photo | Limestone County Sheriff) Storms that included tornadoes and large hail ripped through the north and eastern parts of Alabama on Monday night, leaving behind damage to Jacksonville State University and thousands with


Alabama senator says Congress must act on gun violence

WASHINGTON - Congress must act to address gun violence, even as lawmakers protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said Wednesday in his maiden speech to the Senate. Jones, a Democrat who won a special election in December, said the nation has reached a tipping poin

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:38:23

6 tornadoes hit north Alabama Monday

Storm damage in Ardmore (Source: WAFF) The National Weather Service has confirmed six tornado touchdowns in north Alabama from Monday's intense storms. Preliminary information indicate six tornadoes touched down in Falkville, Albertville, northern Madison, Ardmore, Russellville and Cedar Creek Lake

WAFF - 2018-03-20 16:56:44

Marshall County man arrested for burglary, theft

A Marshall County man was arrested in connection to burglary and theft of property, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Captain Jason Argo. Michael Coleman Stewart, 44, of Horton, was charged with one count of second degree burglary, a felony, and one count of fourth degree theft of property and

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:58:19

UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 18:36:00

Southside storm damage: 'We've got a mess'

SOUTHSIDE - Emergency response personnel gathered Tuesday for a briefing at Southside City Hall after a night spent searching damaged or destroyed homes for injured people, controlling traffic and clearing paths for the work that is about to begin in earnest. "We've got a mess," Southside Mayor Wall


Man refusing to stop for police killed in crash near Onetona

A Gadsden man involved in a pursuit with the Steele Police Department died Sunday after the car he was driving overturned down an embankment, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Lavarius Donte Jones, 22, was a driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro when it left the roadway on U.S. 231 and over


Ivey declares state of emergency; 4 injured in storms, officials say (updated with video)

JACKSONVILLE - Local officials reported Tuesday morning that four people were injured during the violent storms that swept across Jacksonville Monday. No fatalities have been reported as of Tuesday morning, Pat Brown, Calhoun County coroner, said at a news conference. Property damage on the Jacksonv

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 16:10:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Boaz woman charged with drugging 5-year-old

Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested Thursday afternoon and posted a $50,000 bond later that day, according to jail records. Elchin is accused of giving the boy a pill and dropping him off at school. School faculty noticed something was wrong with the boy and called medical personnel, according


Boaz school employee placed on leave for "alleged misconduct"

A Boaz City School System employee is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave. According to a statement released on Friday afternoon by Boaz Superintendent Shannon Stanley, the school system is currently cooperating with the Boaz Police Department to investigate the unnamed e


Marshall County woman arrested for chemical endangerment

A Marshall County woman has been arrested in connection to chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Brandi Fuller. Crystal Leann Russell, 27, of Albertville, is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in whic