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Bibb County man gets 16 years in prison for helping cousin elude police after murder, kidnapping, assault

A 49-year-old Centreville man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for helping his cousin evade capture after he kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend and murdered her sister. Gary Wade Rowland was sentenced Wednesday in Bibb County Circuit Court, said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Rowlan


Bibb County woman missing for a week found safe, authorities report

BIBB COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Bibb County woman who had been missing for a week was found safe Thursday afternoon. Kendra Simmons was found safe, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Department.


James Spann: Flooding remains possible in Alabama today

James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Friday heading into the weekend from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. WATERLOGGED: A flood watch remains in effect for the northern half of Alabama today as we are forecasting occasional showers and thunderstorms again. The heaviest rain is expected to fall over


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 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


Bibb County boys knock off Central to reach Final Four

MONTGOMERY — In a season full of ups and downs, it all started to click for Bibb County High School during the postseason. The Choctaws defeated Area 5 rival Central, 55-41, in the Class 5A Southwest Regional championship on Thursday to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2015. It was


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


Bibb County High School narrowly defeats Vigor

MONTGOMERY — Bibb County High School battled its way back to a 46-44 victory over Vigor in a Class 5A Southwest Regional semifinal on Monday. The Choctaws (14-15) advance to Thursday’s final against Area 5 rival Central at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome at 10:45 a.m. The Falcons (20-


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Conservative Alabama Policy Institute proposes gas tax plan with caveats

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) Monday released a two-part position paper on the gas tax, the issue expected to dominate the upcoming state legislative session. The first part of API’s five-page paper outlines “three guiding imperatives” the conservative organization recommends that any proposed


Weaver to chair House Health Committee

Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, has been chosen to serve as chair of the House Health Committee, which is tasked with handling all health care related legislation during the 2018 – 2022 quadrennium. Four years ago, she made Alabama history when she became the first woman to chair this committee.


North Alabama schools closed, delayed Friday

Two north Alabama school systems are closing or delaying classes Friday, the districts announced Thursday night. Schools will be closed in Morgan County on Friday due to multiple road closures.


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


Former Alabama Senator Zeb Little arrested on 3 theft charges

Cullman native and former Alabama Senate majority leader Zeb Little has been arrested on a trio of theft charges, according to the Cullman County Sheriff's Office. Cullman Police arrested Little, a Democrat who served the Cullman area for 12 years as Alabama’s District 4 senator, on Thursday.


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.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


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


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Hoover murder suspect killed by another inmate in Jefferson County Jail cell, authorities say

A 23-year-old man awaiting trial in the bludgeoning death of his roommate in Hoover died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jefferson County Jail. The death of Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the inmate