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‘I love you, I’ve been shot,' Alabama man texted wife during Chicago warehouse shooting

The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her “I love you, I’ve been shot at work,” and an intern in his first day on the job. A look at the victi


Alabama Power Company issues rising water warning

Alabama Power Company issued a lake level warning for Lake Martin today after the National Weather Service published predictions of 3 inches to 6 inches of rain across the state this week. The lake level on the Tallapoosa River’s Lake Martin could reach summer pools or higher by the weekend and coul


Strange colored water in creek raises concern in Walker County

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Photos on Facebook caught many users' eyes when they saw pink-colored water inside of a creek in Walker county. Dalton Rheuby posted to Facebook that the pictures were taken near Alliance Road at the mine portal just before you get to Highway 269. The photos feature a d


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama’s steelmaking industry in its historic home.


Alabama woman who joined ISIS ‘ready to face the consequences’

An attorney for Hoda Muthana, a young woman from Alabama who fled the U.S. to join ISIS in 2014, says she is ready to face any legal consequences of her work promoting ISIS and attacks on U.S. soil.


Traffic stop leads to 2-day drug op in Walker County; kilo of meth seized, 5 jailed

A traffic stop in Walker County led to the arrest of a seven-time convicted felon and,ultimately, the seizure of 1 kilogram of methamphetamine. It all began Tuesday night when Walker County sheriff’s Investigator Ralph Williams stopped a vehicle on Old Birmingham Highway near Cordova Cut-Off Road. F


2-year-old Alabama child grazed in drive-by shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a bullet grazed a 2-year-old Alabama child in a drive-by shooting. WVTM-TV says the shooting happened Monday in Birmingham, and the child was taken to the hospital but was considered in good condition. The child was not identified.


ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US: 'Please forgive me'

An ISIS bride who fled Alabama for Syria and called on people to kill US citizens now says she wants to return. Hoda Muthana fled her family home in November 2014 to become one of the most vocal ISIS Twitter users.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Alabama community saves 1848 lodge from collapse

In 2012, a beautiful historic lodge in Russell County appeared doomed. The 1848 Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge was listed on the Alabama Historic Commission’s Places in Peril that year and seemed on the verge of collapse or demolition. Today, the building has been restored to its original state and serv


Peach State DB shocked to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted 3-star safety Brian Branch on Saturday for its second Junior Day of 2019. The Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek product left his...


East Alabama math teacher’s $1.5 million cash bond is excessive and unconstitutional, lawyer says

The attorney for an east Alabama high school math teacher facing criminal charges in two counties is asking for a reduction in his client’s $1.5 million bond. David Brenton Burkhalter, a 30-year-old Randolph County High School teacher, is on administrative leave after his arrest last week on eight f


Former Alabama police officer suspected of murder dies after police chase in Montgomery

SAMSON, Ala. (WPMI) — UPDATE: James Chadwick Green was found on I-65 in Montgomery on Sunday. Police got a tip from a caller who spotted Green's car. After a short pursuit, police managed to force his vehicle off the road. He was transported to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He di


Man awaiting trial in 2017 Senior Skip Day shooting back behind bars on gunfire charge

A 20-year-old man already on electronic monitoring for gunfire during an unofficial Senior Skip Day at a Birmingham park is back behind bars after lawmen say he was again shooting recklessly.


Alabama town celebrates 54 years of Jimmie Lee Jackson’s sacrifice

MARION, Ala. – About 100 people gathered Sunday in a small wooden and brick church in the city where it all began, Marion Ala., a rural town with few stoplights and less than 3,600 residents, to honor the 54th Annual Jimmie Lee Jackson Day.


Presidents Day 2019: Alabama omits Civil War leader Abraham Lincoln from Presidents Day holiday

Presidents Day – at least on a federal level – isn’t a holiday. Instead, the official federal holiday is known as George Washington’s birthday, a time to honor America’s first president, who was born on Feb. 22, 1732.


Huntsville, Florence hotels named among the best in Alabama

U.S. News & World Report named the Top 15 hotels in Alabama, and two North Alabama establishments made the list. The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence came in at No. 4 and The Westin in Huntsville came in at No. 6 on the ranked list. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile


Movie team finds Alabama a heavenly place for filming of ‘Hell on the Border’

A frontier woman in a homespun blue dress stood on the porch of her rough-hewn cabin, staring into the fog. She raised a rifle to her shoulder, calmly set her sights and … didn’t fire.


Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.