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Barbour Co. man accused of shooting, killing neighbor released on bond

BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A Barbour County man who is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor has been released on bond. 32-year-old Alex Forshee has been released, according to the Barbour County Jail.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


One Dead After Dispute in a Barbour County Neighborhood

A dispute between neighbors in Barbour county leaves one person dead. It happened here on highway 131 between Eufaula and Bakerhill around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. According to Eufaula police, a dispute escalated and one shot the other in the chest.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


Parents express growing frustration with Barbour County school system

BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WRBL) - Three parents, their children and four stakeholders in the Barbour County school system met with News 3 to discuss their growing concern and irritation with the school board.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


State prison plan could threaten jobs in Bullock County

BULLOCK COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - David Padgett took the wheel of the Bullock County Economic Development Authority a few weeks ago. “I’ve got a passion for Bullock County," he said.


Alabama newspaper editor won’t apologize for writing editorial saying KKK should 'ride again'

An Alabama newspaper editor who wrote an editorial urging the return of the Ku Klux Klan to "clean out" Washington said Thursday that he won’t apologize and “would do it all over again.”


Eyesore continues to be a problem for community members in Abbeville

ABBEVILLE, AL. (WTVY) - The home looks to be slowly falling apart. After years and years of complaining, Abbeville residents in the neighborhood are still upset that nothing has been done about it.


Northeast Alabama man killed when truck hits tree on highway

A northeast Alabama man died early this morning while driving a truck that crashed into a tree that was lying on U.S. 11, authorities said. Christopher Lee O’Neal, a 45-year-old from Centre, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. wreck, state troopers said. The wreck happened less than a mile south of F


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Female suspect identified in Auburn officer-involved shooting

AUBURN, Ala. -- The deceased female suspect connected by police to last week's officer-involved shooting in Auburn has been identified. WRBL-TV in Columbus, Ga., reports that the Lee County Coroner's Office in Alabama identified the deceased woman as 36-year-old Erica Renee Miller, whose last known


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


Doug Jones gets challenger in Alabama Senate race

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) announced Wednesday that he is launching a 2020 bid for a Senate seat in Alabama, challenging Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Byrne said in a statement that he's running to "defend the values important to Alabama" and to "fight with President Trump " on several issues.


Slocomb can't catch up to Bullock County in Class 3A Southeast Regional finals

MONTGOMERY – The Slocomb RedTops rode the wave of two straight buzzer-beater shots by Braydon Whitaker to reach Wednesday’s Class 3A Southeast Regional Tournament championship game.


Family of weekend shooting victim speaks out

BARBOUR COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Barbour County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened near Eufaula over the weekend. Family members say CJ Kenneth Phillips, 26, was killed after his neighbor shot him in between their two homes.