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Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Police find trespassing ‘ninja’ turtle, release it with a warning

EUFAULA, AL (WSFA) - The Eufaula Police Department says it responded to a call Friday morning regarding a snappy suspect found behind an area residence. The officers quickly located a snapping turtle and had a bit of fun with the encounter on the department’s Facebook page.


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


Subject with a "snappy attitude" leads to hilarious Eufaula Police Officer picture

EUFAULA, Ala. (WRBL) The priceless expression of a Eufaula Police Officer holding a "snappy subject" is making us giggle on this soggy Friday. It seems heavy rains brought more than flooding to parts of Alabama and Georgia. The rainy conditions also washed up reluctant guest into the backyard of a E


Storms kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi


Convicted killer of north Alabama jeweler dies after extended illness in prison

A man serving life without parole for the 1990 shooting death of a north Alabama jeweler has died. James David Beard, 59, died at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center after being transferred there from William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. Beard was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. Thursday from


Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man

A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


Alabama woman and two Mississippi men dead as severe weather sweeps across the Southeast

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Storm damage in Alabama: Photos, videos

Strong winds and bands of heavy rain have toppled trees and damaged buildings across storm-weary Alabama. Much of the state has been under slight or enhanced risk for storms for most of the evening. The main threat is from winds with gusts of up to 55 mph.


1 dead in Central Alabama after tree falls on mobile home

WATTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- One person died after storms rolled through Central Alabama Thursday evening. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells CBS 42 that a 42-year-old woman lost her life after a tree fell on her mobile home in the 2000 block of Highway 231 in Wattsville.


3:25 Update: Strong Storms Over Southeast Alabama; Tornado Watch Continues for that Part of the State

No warnings in Alabama at this hour which is good. A line of strong storms continues early this morning over Southeast Alabama. The main part of the 75-mile wide band of rain and storms extends from Columbus to Union Springs to Troy.


Eufaula native inks hoops scholarship with UCF

Tony Johnson, who played for the Eufaula Tigers through his junior season, signed a basketball letter-of-intent Wednesday with the University of Central Florida. Johnson left EHS after last season and transferred to Berkmar High School in the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area where he was also a member o


City hoping to keep tourists, citizens at local venues

Citizens and Mayor Jack Tibbs both requested the Eufaula City Council Monday night to help the city continue to be tourist-friendly while keeping locals in the area. Karen Sterling said a grant extension helping with upkeep of the Yoholo Micco Trail walking trail was very important due to the fact t


Prep softball/baseball roundup: Carroll softball downs Eufaula

Kaylyn Holt and Presley Thompson combined to limit Eufaula to six hits and one unearned run and the Eagle offense scored in four of six innings to back a 12-hit attack in an 9-1 win over the Tigers Thursday.


Braswell has 10 RBI in Northview rout of Eufaula

Northview’s KJ Braswell went 4-for-4 and drove in 10 runs, tying the second most in AHSAA history, to spark a wild 22-12 five-inning Cougar win over Eufaula in a regular season game in Eufaula Wednesday afternoon.


Klages steps down after one season as Lakeside coach

EUFAULA -- Once again — for the fifth time in five years — Lakeside will be looking for a football coach. Considered a home run hire a year ago, Dan Klages is stepping down as the head football coach of the Chiefs.


Two Jack’s locations planned for Dothan, including one downtown

The fast-food restaurant Jack’s is developing plans for two locations in Dothan. Jack’s – a Southern-style cuisine restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings – opened a location in Eufaula earlier this week and has announced plans for a Troy location. A location in Andalusia – currently i