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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Lamar And Marion Counties Until 2:15PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… — Marion County in northwestern Alabama… Lamar County in west central Alabama… — * Until 215 PM CST.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


Severe weather tax holiday this weekend

WINSTON/MARION - Alabama is no stranger to severe storms. Alabamians take the threat of severe weather seriously, which is why this weekend is so important. The eighth annual Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be observed Friday, Feb. 22, through midnight, Feb. 24. During thi


See latest Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Clear cutting may be cause of flooding in Lynn

LYNN - New visual changes in the town of Lynn, the clear cutting of trees behind the old town hall and beside the school, have resulted in a flooding problem for the town. When rains are heavy, the water simply has nowhere to go except downhill. It is no longer halted by the trees and bushes which u


PHS Lady Bears captures commanding win over Brilliant

BEAR CREEK - The Phillips High Lady Bears, ranked fourth in 1A in the Alabama Sports Writers Association easily defeated the Brilliant Lady Tigers 72-34 Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Bear Creek in the first round of area basketball play. The Lady Bears faced Belgreen in the championship round on Friday, Feb


Former longtime Alabama senator Zeb Little accused of stealing thousands from clients

Zeb Little, the former majority leader of the Alabama state senate, is indicted on charges of stealing from his legal clients’ trust funds, authorities said. Little, a 50-year-old from Cullman, is indicted on three felony charges of first-degree theft, announced Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsha


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


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


City of Haleyville preparing for severe weather potential Saturday

HALEYVILLE - Mayor Ken Sunseri called a meeting of department heads and other key city officials Friday morning to prepare for the potential of more flooding rains today, as well as severe weather Saturday.


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.


Former member of Winston County's state legislative delegation arrested

CULLMAN - Zeb Little, who represented a portion of Winston County as a state senator for the fourth district, has been arrested, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.


Disbarred Walker County attorney pleads guilty to felony theft of property charges

WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A disbarred attorney from Walker County was convicted Wednesday of two counts of felony theft of property, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.


Walker County cold case turned over to state investigators

Nearly four years after her son was killed and his body burned, one mother is hoping she will finally get answers. Eric Cates, 32, and his beloved dog Gypsy were found dead inside Cates’ burned pickup truck on March 21, 2015 behind the old Empire School in Walker County. After years of offering up t


“America's Toughest Sheriff” coming to Winston County

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Joseph Michael Arpaio, described as America’s Toughest Sheriff--one who has not only taken an outspoken stance against illegal immigration but also has been the subject of several federal civil rights lawsuits-- is coming to a special event in Winston County on Friday, March 8.


Plant Gorgas Latest Coal Giant to Fall as Power Companies Turn Toward Natural Gas, Renewables

The Alabama Power Co. announcement that it will retire its three coal-fired units at the William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant on April 15 is just the latest blow to coal power as economic realities pile up on the industry.


Neal McCoy to headline 2019 Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival

HALEYVILLE - The line-up of bands for Haleyville’s annual 9-1-1 Festival concert Friday, May 31, has been officially announced by organizer Brandon Norris. The concert line-up is as follows: Fly by Radio will perform from 5-6 p.m., followed by 3 Wheel Drive from 6:30-7:30 p.m., William Michael Morga


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