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Woman killed, children injured in Coosa County crash

COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Anniston woman was killed and two children were injured in a crash just outside of Rockford Saturday morning. According to ALEA Cpl. Jesse Thornton, the crash happened on U.S. 231 at the 186 mile marker, about three miles south of Rockford. Brooklyn Paige Milam, 30, was


Activity Firing Back Up Before Leaving North/Central Alabama

As the back edge of the line of strong to severe storms has now reached locations from Gadsden to Clanton to Prattville, it looked like we were going to finally put the severe weather threat to bed… but we have had new warnings issued within the last 20 minutes.


UA Welcomes Leaders Into Capstone Men and Women

The University of Alabama recently chose 40 students for the new class of Capstone Men and Women. Capstone Men and Women are students selected to serve as official ambassadors of The University of Alabama. Originally named the Crimson Girls in 1962, the organization accepted its first male members i


Alabama Power Company Bike Riders Raise Money For Ms Society

For the fourth year, Alabama Power Company bike riders took to the streets for the annual Dam Ride. The group, called the Power Pedalers, biked 78 miles Friday and Saturday from Alabama Power headquarters in downtown Birmingham to Lay Dam near Clanton and back.


Trash Talk: Abandoned Cars Dot Area Roadsides

There’s plenty of litter along the side of the roads. But sometimes Birmingham’s biggest trash rolls on four wheels. And law enforcement officials say abandoned cars are not only a nuisance, but safety hazards as well.


Richard Shelby continues to push for national flat tax

With Monday being Tax Day, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) continued his longtime advocacy for a national flat tax, re-introducing a bill in Congress known as the “Simplified, Manageable, and Responsible Tax (SMART) Act.”


Rick Cauley will face Class 7A power Thompson in 1st game as Davidson head coach

Rick Cauley’s first game as Davidson’s head football coach will be against last year’s Class 7A runner-up. The Warriors will play Thompson on Aug. 24 as part of a doubleheader in Alabaster to kick off the season. Dothan – in its first game since traditional rivals Dothan High and Northview merged –


Prattville Junior High wins 1 of 10 Safe Schools Initiative Award

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Prattville Junior High School was presented with the 2018 Attorney General’s Safe Schools Initiative Award of Excellence by Attorney General Steve Marshall on Monday.


KCS earns excellent rating at choir festival

ALABASTER – The Kingwood Christian School Lions choir earned top honors during a recent statewide festival in early April. KCS participated in the 2019 Alabama Independent Schools Association Elementary Choral Festival on Friday, April 5, and earned an excellent rating while under the direction of L


ACA athletes sign with colleges

On Monday, April 8, three Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) Warriors signed letters of intent to play athletics on the college level next school year. Evan Courtney will be playing football for Warner University, a private Christian college located in Lake Wales, FL.


Springville varsity softball falls to Prattville 2-0

PRATTVILLE — Springville varsity softball fell, 2-0, to Prattville in a hard-fought game Saturday, April 13. The Tigers put up four hits in the game but ultimately were not able to translate them into runs. Prattville, also with solid hitting for the day, was able to score two runs off five hits. Ne


Tornado Watch for Much of Central and North Alabama Until 3 a.m.

A tornado watch is now in effect for much of North and Central Alabama until 3 a.m. Here are the counties includes in the watch shown in yellow:. Central Alabama counties include: Bibb, Blount, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walk


Randolph provides confidence in ninth inning

Ever since Thomas Burrows was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Alabama baseball has struggled to find a full-time closer. In 2017, the bullpen struggled throughout most of the year. Davis Vainer was the team’s unofficial closer, but he struggled with command and finished the year w


A Brief Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:45 AM

At 3:40 am, the broken line of strong to severe storms have reached the central parts of North/Central Alabama. A Tornado Warning is in effect for Bibb County until 4:15 am for a cell that has a radar confirmed tornado just southeast of Brent and is moving northeast at 40 MPH. A Severe Thunderstorm


BOE honors county champs tennis team

ALABASTER – Members of the 2018 Thompson High School boys’ tennis team made history during their most recent campaign, taking down many local challengers to be crowned Shelby County Champions.


Tornado Watch Extended Until 10:00 AM for Southeastern Parts Of Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham has extended the tornado watch for Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Pike, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties until 10:00 am. The watch has been canceled for Clay, Cleburne, Elmore, and Montgomery counties as the threat of severe storms is now over.


Updates: Tornado watches continue for Alabama

Parts of Alabama will continue to run the risk of seeing severe weather today following an active night. Damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes will again be possible, according to the National Weather Service.


Police Arrest Suspect in Jewelry Theft

Prattville police has identified and captured a woman who is suspected of stealing $600 worth of jewelry. The woman has been identified as Angelette Sealey, 49, of Maplesville.


Tracking 2 Tornadoes in Shelby County: Be in Safe Place if in Either Polygon

Possible tornado is passing south of Moody right now. The circulation has weakened. Another possible tornado is approaching Columbiana, but its circulation does not look as strong now.


LIST: Open storm shelters for overnight severe weather

ALABAMA (WIAT) -- Central Alabama is expecting severe weather overnight (see related). Here is a compilation, which will update hourly, of open storm shelters in each county. Take the necessary precautions, be safe!