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Prattville Residents Raise Money for Autism

Big Star Tavern and the Noah Foundation sponsored the fundraiser. People could purchase a BBQ chicken meal with two sides for $10. There were raffles, an auction, and a DJ. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser go to New Hope Academy in Prattville. The school serves many children on the autism spe


Commission to help with helicopter recovery damages

The Chilton County Commission approved to help the Sheriff’s Office cover damage expenses occurred during the recovery of the crashed helicopter in Lake Mitchell in November.


Tip leads to arrest of Prattville jewelry thief

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - One person will be properly rewarded after their tip led to the arrest of a Prattville jewelry thief suspect. Friday, the Prattville Police Department notified CrimeStoppers that Angelette Sealey had been taken into custody by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office at the reques


Saturday: Grand opening for store benefiting disaster victims

ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) -- Hatching Hope will hold its grand opening for The Marketplace Saturday. Proceeds from items sold at the store will help purchase supplies for disaster victims.


Listen: Limbaugh compares Obama-era effort to house illegal immigrants in Baldwin Co. to Trump’s sanctuary city proposal

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh recalled an Obama-era effort by the White House to send illegal immigrant children to Baldwin County, which he compared to President Donald Trump’s proposal to send illegal immigrants captured at the border to sanctuar


UWA to use donated land for conservation center

A Bibb County landowner has donated more than 2,000 acres of land along the Cahaba River to the University of West Alabama for use as a research and conservation center. William D. Hubbard donated 2,146 acres off Birmingham Road in Centreville to the nonprofit of West Alabama Foundation for use by U


Meet Peter Cottontail and hunt for eggs in Calera

CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Cottontail Express opens Saturday at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Children will have the opportunity to take their picture with Peter Cottontail, ride a train and hunt for eggs.


Man convicted in slaying over grass-cutting dispute

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors have convicted an Alabama man of killing his brother-in-law in a dispute that began over grass cutting. An Autauga County jury convicted 75-year-old Joseph H. Huffman of murder Wednesday in the gunshot killing of 59-year-old John Brown in July 2017.


Churches encouraged to monitor weather threat Sunday morning

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Sunday morning there will be music, praying and preaching the ‘word’ in all churches with pastors casting a glance towards the heavens. “I’ve always been concerned if there was a storm outside and I hear the lightning and the rain," said First Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Travis


County Road 12: Prattville man rides in style in 1939 Zephyr

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - For one Prattville man, it was love at first sight and this story has nothing to do with a woman. It all started one day in his neighborhood when he was just a kid.


Senators call for action on disaster relief for state, nation

Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-AL, supported legislation that would have helped people across the nation recover from natural disasters. The bill would have provided $13.45 billion in supplemental funding for states recently impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, as


Clanton Council approves funding plan for Exit 212

Future development was at the forefront of discussion during the Clanton City Council meeting on April 8. The Council unanimously approved splitting the cost of developing a master plan for development near Interstate 65, Exit 212.


Whiting retires from Columbiana Post Office

COLUMBIANA – Children who came into the Columbiana Post Office with their parents knew they would leave with a piece of candy from Leslie Whiting, the man behind the counter.


What are BOE candidates’ visions for the system?

ALABASTER – Five candidates for a seat on the Alabaster Board of Education shared ideas ranging from improving the system’s offering for students with special needs to creating more ways for parents to get involved in schools during their interviews this week with the Alabaster City Council.


EGG DROP CHALLENGE: Elementary school experts weigh-in on our designs

ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) - On Friday, the CBS 42 Morning Team is splitting into teams for the ultimate bragging rights throw-back competition: The CBS 42 Morning Show Egg Drop. We were inspired to do our own egg drop after covering stories on several similar events around the Birmingham Metro througho


Thorsby FFA advances four to state

Another FFA competition season has begun, and Thorsby High School once again has several teams that have advanced to the state level. Four teams qualified for the state competition after finishing in the top four in their categories during regionals at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Cent


Bullock homers twice in Helena’s 5-3 win over Calera

HELENA – It was a happy senior day for players on the Helena High School varsity softball team on Thursday, April 11, as the Huskies picked up its second area win in one week by defeating Calera 5-3. Helena picked up five runs on 10 hits with Lexie Bullock having a great day at the plate. The Huskie


Calhoun County may see rain Saturday, severe storms Sunday, says weather service

Cycling fans may need to pack a raincoat to attend the Sunny King Criterium Saturday — and bring a weather radio to Palm Sunday services. The Calera office of the National Weather Service Thursday issued a severe storm advisory for possible Sunday morning and afternoon tornadoes and winds up to 60 m


Central AL Forecast: Severe Storms Now Over, Cooler & Drier Sunday Ahead

As expected, we had a rather busy night in the weather department in Central Alabama. We have UNCONFIRMED reports of tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Shelby, & Jefferson Counties from the storms that passes through overnight. We won’t know for sure that tornadoes formed until after the storm surveys ar