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Butler County hospital to close next month

GEORGIANA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is losing another rural hospital. The owners of the 22-bed Georgiana Medical Center in Butler County announced Tuesday that the hospital will close March 31.


North Alabama lawmaker introduces bill to allow bible study electives in schools

FLORENCE, Ala. -- An Alabama lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow schools to offer an elective course on bible studies. This new bill is part of a string of bills that have popped up throughout the country this year. At least six states have introduced what are called 'Bible Literacy Bills,' i


‘Sad day in Georgiana’ official says of hospital closure

GEORGIANA, AL (WSFA) - It was news the town of Georgiana didn’t want to hear. The community is already feeling the effects of empty storefronts downtown. Now, residents are losing their hospital, one of just two in Butler County.


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.


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


Georgiana Medical Center closing doors March 31

Ivy Creek of Butler will close Georgiana Medical Center in Georgiana effective March 31, according to a press release received from company officials just before 4:30 p.m. today.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


LADY EAGLES FLY TO VICTORY: Pleasant Home tops Georgiana in area title bout

The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles held off the Georgiana Lady Panthers for a 45-32 Class 1A, Area 2 championship win on Friday night in Pleasant Home. River Baldwin put the Lady Eagles up early with a basket following an offensive rebound.


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.


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


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


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.


Greenville police see drop in crime, more community policing

GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Greenville Police Department released its crime totals for 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019. The department saw a 38 percent decrease in overall crime from 2017 to 2018, and Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said, so far, 2019 numbers are right on track with what the de


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 man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Heavy rains to continue; Alabama Power lake levels rising

Heavy rains this week have elevated Alabama Power lake levels, and rain this weekend is expected to push lake levels even higher in some locations. More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in parts of the Upper Coosa River basin in the past 48 hours. And more wet weather is in the forecast – an additi


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


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


Lady Patriots fall to Fort Dale

It came down to the final outs on Tuesday night, but the Pike Liberal Arts Lady Patriots fell to Fort Dale 12-11 in walk-off fashion in the season opener in Greenville. The Patriots went into the bottom of the seventh inning leading 11-6; by inning’s end, the Eagles had a 12-11 win.


Nico joining ULL coaching staff

It’s being reported that Andalusia and University of Alabama graduate Nico Johnson will be joining the coaching staff at University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. According to CBS Sports’ Barton Simmons, Johnson, a four-year contributor at Alabama from 2009-12, is joining Billy Napier’s staff