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Bibb County jailer charged with assaulting inmate

BIBB COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office jailer is charged with assaulting an inmate, according to the district attorney. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Edd Miree was on duty when he allegedly assaulted an inmate back on Feb. 11.


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


Search underway for missing north Alabama teen after floodwaters sweep vehicle away

GROVE OAK — Emergency personnel from Jackson, DeKalb, and Marshall counties are searching for a missing 18-year-old male after floodwaters swept a Jeep from a bridge in Buck’s Pocket State Park on Friday night, according to Jackson County EMA.


Tornado Watch Issued For The Western 2/3rds Of North/Central Alabama Until 10:00 PM Tonight

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED. * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until. A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible. Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible.


Main Line Of Storms Now Moving Into West Alabama

At 5:10 pm, the main line of storms just ahead of the cold front is now making its way into the western parts of North/Central Alabama. We have 1 tornado warning in effect for the extreme northwestern corner of Lauderdale County that will expire at 5:30 pm. We also have two severe thunderstorm warni


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


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.


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.


Daddy Daughter Dance presented by Miss Alabama United States

You’re invited to an evening of dancing and desserts with our 2018 Miss Alabama United States Queens. With your general admission ticket price you will be able to enjoy the desserts table and a complimentary 5×7 photo. You will also receive a gift certificate for a free dance lesson, compliments of


Scott Martin: Severe storms possible in Alabama later today

POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS EVENING: Strong to severe storms are expected across the Southeast today, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph, hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large and long-track in nature). We could see those stronger


Alabama newspaper editor who urged Klan to 'ride again' replaced by African-American woman

(CNN)An African-American woman is now the publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again," the paper said. Elecia R. Dexter, a "strategic leader with expertise in human resources, operations and change management," took up the positions Thursd


Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Bibb, Dallas, Hale, Marengo, And Perry Counties Until 5:15PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for… — Marengo County in southwestern Alabama… Perry County in central Alabama… — Hale County in west central Alabama…


WEATHER AWARE: Severe weather likely moving into Central Alabama

Thunderstorms are already starting to pop up in West Alabama, as a warm and unstable air mass continues to lift northward. This is well ahead of a cold front that is going to increase our severe weather threat later this evening.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


West Coast RB excited to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted four-star running back Sam Adams II on Thursday morning for an unofficial visit. The Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic...


On this day in Alabama history: Alabaster was incorporated

The city of Alabaster was incorporated Feb. 23, 1953. Alabaster was first developed near the mill village of Siluria in the 1930s. The community took its name from the white high-calcium limestone which was abundant there. The city was approved for a new post office in 1951, which soon led to the Fi


Significant Weather Advisory For Northern Chilton, Southwestern Shelby And Northwestern Coosa Counties Until 7:00 PM CST



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


Clanton woman celebrates turning 103

CLANTON, AL (WBRC) - A Chilton County woman celebrated a birthday on Thursday that few of us will ever see. Willie Sanson turned 103-years-old. Willie was born and raised in Verbena, where she worked as a housewife and helped her husband in agriculture; specifically peach farming.