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Gardendale woman found slain in home identified; search ongoing for person of interest

Authorities have released the name of a woman found slain inside her Gardendale home Sunday evening. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Theresa Lynn "Terri" Miller. She was 47. Miller's body was discovered shortly after 5:30 p.m. when someone flagged down a Gardendale pol

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 13:43:53

1 dead after early morning shooting in Montgomery

Montgomery police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person dead. According to Capt. Regina Duckett, an unidentified man was shot around 4:20 a.m. in the 900 block of West South Boulevard just outside the Travel Inn Motel. The man was transported to Baptist Medical Center Sout

WSFA - 2018-03-20 11:43:17

Montgomery Woman Identified, Charged as Gantry Drive Shooter

Montgomery police have charged Asia Lawson, 24, in reference to a shooting into an unoccupied vehicle incident, that occurred on the night of March 17th, in the 5500 block of Gantry Drive. The initial investigation indicates the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute and Lawson was identified as t

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-03-19 18:57:36

Man who was found with stab wound has died

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 41-year-old Alabama man who was found with a stab wound has died. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that police responded to the 2600 block of Endicott Drive shortly after midnight Friday to find George Tucker suffering from a stab wound. News outlets report that

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-19 07:58:47

Alabama high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' lack of action to protect students at school. That punishment was two days of in-school suspension, which he served on Thursday and Friday of las

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:33:35

County manager: Shelby enhancing recreational attractions

HOOVER - Shelby County is on solid financial footing and enhancing its recreational and tourism attractions, Hoover Chamber Area of Commerce luncheon attendees learned on Thursday, March 15. Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock began his presentation at the luncheon with an economic overview of the c

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-03-19 16:59:00

Vestavia Hills police officer struck by passing motorist, seriously injured; driver in custody

A Vestavia Hills police officer is in the hospital after he was struck by a passing motorist while on a traffic stop late Saturday night. The crash happened about midnight on U.S. 31 at McGuire Road near Arby's. Vestavia Hills police Capt. Brian Gilham said officers had a vehicle pulled over on the

AL.COM - 2018-03-18 17:39:38

Parking lot shooting suspects released from hospital, arrested

Police are still investigating why two men met in the parking lot of the Auburn Mall earlier this month, leading to a shooting that sent both involved parties to the hospital. Michael Ryan Trimble, 21, of Montgomery and Deion Sandell Brooks, 23, of Waldorf, Maryland, have both been released from Pie

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:09:00

WEATHER ALERT: Severe weather possible today

The strongest severe weather threat to the Opelika-Auburn News coverage area is later tonight, according to information issued Monday morning from the National Weather Service office in Birmingham. An NWS graphic shows the greatest possibility for severe weather between Auburn and Montgomery from 8

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 14:17:00

A Late Night Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

Showers and storms have sagged to the south of I-20 tonight over East Alabama. A severe thunderstorm warning has just expired for parts of Cleburne County. The only warnings in effect right now are a Flash Flood Warning for Cullman County, and Areal Flood Advisories for parts of Etowah, Blount, Calh

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-03-19 23:54:28

Jury reaches verdict in Elmore County felony murder trial

After deliberation Thursday afternoon, an Elmore County jury has found 19-year-old LaKeith Smith guilty of felony murder, armed burglary and theft in the first and second degree. During closing arguments, Assistant District Attorney Kristy Peoples told the jury five teens from Montgomery came to Elm


Montgomery man stabbed to death Friday morning

Montgomery police are conducting a homicide investigation into the early morning stabbing death of a 41-year-old Montgomery man. Police responded to the 2600 block of Endicott Drive shortly after midnight on Friday to find George Tucker suffering from a stab wound. Tucker was taken to Baptist Medi


Alabama man indicted in murder of his 'exhibitionist' wife, who lived a double life on an adult website and was found dead outside their home wearing only a sports bra

William West, 44, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday in his wife's deathKat West was found dead in January face down and nearly nude in pool of bloodPolice believe West hit her over the head with liquor bottle and killed herThe couple have a 12-year-old daughter, who wasn't home at time of the


Kat West's husband Jeff West indicted on murder charge

The husband of a Calera wife, mother and online exhibitionist will stand trial for the blunt force trauma killing of Kathleen Dawn "Kat" West. A Shelby County grand jury has indicted Jeff West in the Jan. 12 death of his wife. The indictment was issued March 7 and made public Thursday afternoon. The


Bessemer Police arrest two suspects in Monday hotel death investigation

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) - Bessemer Police have taken two people into custody in connection with a man's death at a hotel on Monday, according to a release from the department. Officers were dispatched on Monday to the Economy Inn at 1113 9th Ave SW on a call of a person shot, and found a white male ly


Rape convict sentenced to prison

COLUMBIANA - A man who formerly listed an address in Vandiver recently pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in Shelby County Circuit Court, and will spend the next five years in prison. Phillip Gregory Burns, 49, who currently lists an address at the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana, was sentenced to


18-wheeler overturns on I-65/85 interchange ramp

First responders are on the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler at the I-65/85 interchange in Montgomery. Details are limited and it's not clear if there are any injuries. An unidentified fluid can be seen leaking from the vehicle. It's unclear what cargo the tractor-trailer was carrying or if it coul


Husband indicted for killing wife who led secret life as porn star

COLUMBIANA, Ala. - The husband of a suburban mom who lived a double life as an online exhibitionist has been indicted in her death. A court document filed Thursday shows 44-year-old William Jeffrey West is charged with murder in the slaying of Kathleen Dawn West. The 42-year-old woman's partially cl


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


UAB shooting proves 17 minutes was not enough

Seventeen minutes is not enough. I appreciate the statement. I do. I admire the pluck, in the face of bile from those who claimed 17 minutes of "skipping school" would corrupt our young. Those are the same kind of people who demanded young people stay in school instead of following the likes of Mart