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Clanton woman survives the tornado and talks about her scary experience
CLANTON, Ala. (WIAT)-A Clanton woman survived Thursday nights EF-1 tornado that hit Chilton County. The powerful storm passed right over her house. Mary Price is counting her blessings, the storm hit her neighborhood near County Road 55 around.
Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses, as some probate judges object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Chilton Co. residents ‘thankful’ to be OK after Thursday’s EF-1 tornado
CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A confirmed EF-1 tornado in Chilton County caused downed trees, damaged roofs and downed power lines Thursday night. Fortunately not many homes were damaged, mostly just several sheds and barns.
House bill proposes cannabis card for medical marijuana in Alabama
State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said b
Body found in northeast Alabama creek
An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.
Tornado Warning Issued For Parts Of Chilton County Until 8:15PM
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 722 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Chilton County Motor Sports Park, or near Jemison, moving east at 30 mph.
Jeep missing in Alabama man's drowning death found in DeKalb County
Updated at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with a photo of the Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep Cherokee lost when a Geraldine, Alabama, man was swept to his death at a creek crossing in Buck's Pocket State Park in February has been found.
Help Clanton police K-9 Max get new protection gear!
CLANTON, AL (WBRC) - Clanton police K-9 Max is in the running for some new protection gear. The program Protection4Paws raises money to supply K-9 teams with needed items. He needs your help to win. Please vote for him in the photo contest on Facebook!
14 movies that filmed in Alabama, 2018-2019
One reason for this growth is Alabama’s generous incentives program -- up to $20 million per year -- for filmmakers. "A qualified production company may be eligible to receive a rebate of a portion of the expenditures incurred to produce a qualified production," according to the website of the Alaba
She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.
Man arrested on sex crime charges, police searching for other victims
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Law enforcement officials say an 18-year-old is facing multiple sex charges involving children. According to the Prattville Police Department, Dynasty Kevon Ford is charged with sexual extortion and electronic solicitation of a child.
Gas leak in Prattville contained, road to reopen soon
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - A gas leak in Prattville has been contained and crews are working to clear the area for reopening. According to Lisa Byrd with the city of Prattville, McQueen Smith Road from Tara Drive to Highway 82 is closed due to the gas line leak but should reopen soon. The residents of
1999 cold case arrest renews hope, interest in local unsolved cases
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The arrest of Coley McCraney, 45, in the 1999 cold case murders of Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley in Dothan is bringing a renewed hope for DNA evidence in other local cold cases.
CCS adds career tech dual-enrollment classes
Dual Enrollment opportunities are expanding for LeCroy Career Technical Center students. The Chilton County Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement to offer three career tech dual-enrollment classes during a meeting on March 19.
Former resident's Facebook page gives Randolph Countians storm information
Less than two weeks after a powerful tornado caused tragic damage in Lee County, Randolph County had its own tornado scare Thursday night. And as the storm traversed the state on a trajectory toward Wedowee, one man who lives 135 miles away was at the forefront of predicting its local impact.
Lee County budget takes a hit following storms
LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Local officials have been working around the clock since the storms that rolled through Lee County on March 3, and although neighboring counties are pitching in to help, it’s made a big impact on the local overtime budget.
Thompson moves to 2-0 in area with one-run win at Oak Mountain
NORTH SHELBY – A three-run fifth inning ended up being the difference in a 4-3 area road victory over Oak Mountain for the Thompson Warriors on Wednesday, March 20, to improve to 17-1 on the season and 2-0 in area play.
Prattville girl wins Legion oratorical contest
The Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of the American Legion in Atmore hosted for the second straight year the 3rd Division Oratorical contest on Saturday, February 23, with contestants representing American Legion posts in the Prattville and Mobile areas.
Maplesville eighth-grader throws perfect game against Dallas County
Eighth-grader Elexis Smith threw a perfect game as Maplesville routed Dallas County 24-0 on Tuesday in Plantersville. The game was called after three innings because of the state’s 15-run mercy rule. The Lady Hornets fall to 2-7.
Sanchez Tanniehill overcame stroke at 6 weeks old; now a singer, author, motivational speaker
Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who overcome odds to make a difference in their own lives or those who make a difference in the lives of others.