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Alabama newspaper editor stripped of honor after calling for KKK to ‘clean out DC’

An Alabama newspaper editor on Tuesday was removed from the University of Southern Mississippi’s journalism Hall of Fame for writing an editorial that called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” to block tax increases.


Colbert County attempting water rescue of man trapped on tractor

Colbert County officials are attempting a water rescue off Highway 43. Authorities report a man on his tractor got trapped by rising water. Check WAAYTV.com for updates as we get them.


Traffic alert: Overturned chicken truck blocking roads in Colbert County

The Colbert County Emergency Management Agency is responding to an overturned 18-wheeler chicken truck at the intersection of Alabama 157 and Alabama 20. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. Be safe and expect delays if you cannot.


Police: Avoid Alabama 157/20; overturned 18-wheeler causing traffic delays

Law enforcement agencies continue to work a wreck at the intersection of Alabama 157 and Alabama 20 in Colbert County. An 18-wheeler overturned early this morning, and traffic is backed up at the westbound intersection from Alabama 157 onto Alabama 20.


Sheriffs, police chiefs oppose ending concealed carry permits

Sheriffs and police chiefs in the Shoals said concealed carry pistol permits provide them with a measure of security, and demonstrate the person holding a concealed carry permit is likely a responsible gun owner.


The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food

Mac's 1 Stop on Birmingham's Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can pull in and get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go.


Shoals schools close as rain falls in the area

LEIGHTON, Ala. -Colbert and Lauderdale County schools announced they were closing down Wednesday as heavy rains caused flooding in the area. Lauderdale County Schools announced they would close at 11:45 a.m. Colbert County Schools announced they would dismiss all schools at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Florence prepares for flooding as rain sets in

FLORENCE, Ala. – As the rain sets in, municipalities across north Alabama are preparing for the possibility of flooding. Those paying the most attention are the cities along the Tennessee River, and the City of Florence is already putting their action plan into motion.


Another inmate dies in Alabama prison

A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


One woman is dead after hitting a tree in Lauderdale County

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Officials say one woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash into a tree. Authorities responded to the fatal crash on Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 336 and close to Highway 20. The driver, Karen Ann Coker of LaFayette, Georgia, was pronounced dead on the scene,


Road rage incident ends in stabbing, deadly shooting outside north Mississippi store

HORN LAKE, Miss. - An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi. According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Alabama woman who left US for ISIS hopes people will show sympathy

The young woman who left Alabama to join ISIS in 2014 and now wants to come home says she hopes people will have sympathy for her, according to a report from ABC News. The woman, Hoda Muthana, is pleading to come home after spending more that four years with ISIS.


Residents pack up in preparation for flooding

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.– Evacuating due to flood concerns is a normal part of life for residents living on the Tennessee River. “Everyone pitches in and helps each other. In fact, mine is done, and as soon as I get everything finished right here, I’m going next door to help them,” Jean Cates said.


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Coach’s Steakhouse: A Restaurant Review

Recently, Coach’s Steakhouse opened in downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama. We saw several advertisements for the restaurants on Facebook. Tracey and I waited a couple of weeks before going to Coach’s so maybe we could be the crowd. One Saturday afternoon, we decided to visit this new restaurant. Many will


Colbert commissioner offers proposal to revamp SIDC fund

TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County Commissioner Jimmy Gardiner offered a proposal Tuesday that would bring together government officials in Colbert and Lauderdale counties to discuss the future of the Shoals Economic Development Authority.


Florence police arrest man linked to multiple burglaries

On February 15, Florence police investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Sherrod Avenue. The suspect, John McGee, was home at the time. Prior to the the search, an arrest warrant was issued for McGee's suspected involvement in multiple burglaries dating back to October of 2018. Officials


Jailer accused of bringing contraband into Tishomingo County jail

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly bringing contraband into a local jail. Tishomingo County sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Fisher, Jr. on Saturday, Feb. 16.