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One woman is dead after hitting a tree in Lauderdale County
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Officials say one woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash into a tree. Authorities responded to the fatal crash on Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 336 and close to Highway 20. The driver, Karen Ann Coker of LaFayette, Georgia, was pronounced dead on the scene,
Florence Police Issue BOLO For Missing Teen
FLORENCE– On Thursday, February 21 the Florence Police Department issued a missing persons alert for a missing teen last seen on Wednesday, February 20:. Last seen wearing a red, white, and blue shirt, white pants with black and white Jordan shoes. Ingram was last seen by his mother yesterday (2/20/
Lauderdale County responding to multiple water rescues
According to the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, officials are currently involved in two water rescues.
Former longtime Alabama senator Zeb Little accused of stealing thousands from clients
Zeb Little, the former majority leader of the Alabama state senate, is indicted on charges of stealing from his legal clients’ trust funds, authorities said. Little, a 50-year-old from Cullman, is indicted on three felony charges of first-degree theft, announced Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsha
City of Florence has been named the 2019 Alabama Urban Forestry Community
FLORENCE– The Florence Tree Commission and Mayor Steve Holt are honored to announce that the City of Florence has been named the 2019 Alabama Urban Forestry Community by the Alabama Urban Forestry Association.
Witness says she felt she owed Dillard sex
FLORENCE — A woman testified Thursday that she felt she owed her then-attorney Edward Ray "Chip" Dillard sex in return for work and favors he had done for her. The woman said she and Dillard were among a group at a place in Muscle Shoals that she only knew as "The Mansion" and she was under the infl
Storm damage and flooding closes many Lauderdale County roads
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Monday’s inclement weather closed a number of Lauderdale County roads.
Colbert County using rafts, Humvees to evacuate flooded neighborhood
Public safety officials in Colbert County said they are evacuating people from their homes in the Nathan Estates neighborhood. Officials are using a raft to bring people out of the neighborhood, located off Wilson Dam Road. Colbert County EMA is also sending Humvees to help evacuate residents.
Helen Keller Public Library hosting vintage Alabama postcard exhibit
TUSCUMBIA — Wade Hall collected about 25,000 postcards from all over the world during his travels, and he's sharing some of them through a traveling exhibit featuring vintage postcards from Alabama.
Heavy rains in north Alabama cause flooding on Tennessee River
FLORENCE, Ala. (AL.com) Heavy rains have resulted in massive flows at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River near Florence. The dam is releasing some 2 million gallons per second using all available generating units and 43 spillway gates, TVA said. Heavy rainfall has resu
WILBUR UNDERWOOD: Remembering Russellville’s three movie theaters
PROGRESS 2019— “After World War II, people were able to do things again. You know, rationing was so severe in World War II; you couldn’t buy cars, and you couldn’t buy tires for your cars. Gasoline was rationed, and you couldn’t go anywhere or do anything. After the war, people were looking for thin
Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration
The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.
See Alabama flooding photos, videos
Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t
Road closings mount throughout Shoals
Numerous roads are closed due to flooding, officials said. Mike Melton, director of the Colbert County Emergency Management Agency, said there are more streets being closed than they have signs available.
Colbert County warns roads may be impassable
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Colbert County EMA sent a traffic advisory just after noon on Friday advising that all county maintained roads and bridges may become impassable due to flooding and debris. The advisory does not cover any muncipal or federal roads.
Alabama sailor killed in WWII identified, coming home for burial
An Alabama veteran of World War II is coming home for burial this spring after his remains were identified 74 years after he died in action. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton of Albertville died July 24, 1944 aboard the USS Colorado off the shore of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was 22.
Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama
Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and
Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama
The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.
New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape
WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe
Killen woman worries flooding could take her home
Even though we've seen a break in the rain, there is still imminent danger for many homeowners, especially with more rain on the way. One Shoals woman, Suzanne Robinette, said she's terrified she could lose her house along Bluewater Creek in Killen. She showed us how high the water got at her house