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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.
Reports: Manhunt in Mobile County after shots fired at police officer
A manhunt is underway in Mobile County after shots were fired at a Mobile police officer after a pursuit in Tillman’s Corner, according to reports. The Mobile Police Department could not immediately be reached to confirm the reports.
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.
Woman killed in Mobile County crash identified by Alabama State Troopers
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- Alabama State Troopers have identified the woman killed in a crash on Highway 45 near Georgetown-Chunchula Road in Chunchula. Investigators said Kasey Elizabeth Anderson, 29, of Eight Mile was driving north when her 2003 Nissan Xterra left the roadway and overturned. St
Man accused of firing on cop has criminal record
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A man accused of firing at police while trying to elude capture has a history of trouble with the law. The manhunt for Tommy Leon Goleman that ended Friday was not his first, according to court records.
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
Man loses part of ear while helping injured dog in Mobile County
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- A man was bitten by an injured dog as he tried to help it Wednesday night. It happened around 8 p.m. on Ramsey Road in Mobile County. Sheriff's deputies said the man got out of his vehicle to help the dog after he hit it with his car. But when he got close to the dog, i
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
VIDEO: Coast Guard releases report on 2015 Dauphin Island Regatta disaster
The United States Coast Guard has completed and released the investigation report on the 57th Annual Dauphin Island Regatta. Six people died and 40 others had to be rescued. A total of 8 sailboats sank into the waters of Mobile Bay.
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
There Might Be a ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Sequel in Our Future and We’re Losing It
Maybe lightning does strike the same place twice. Josh Lucas, who starred opposite Reese Witherspoon as her high school sweetheart and estranged husband in Sweet Home Alabama, is ready to make a sequel of our favorite Southern rom-com.
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.
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.
Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses
MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil
BREAKING: Four arrested in Foley armed robbery
FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) -- Foley Police have arrested four people in connection to an alleged armed robbery. On April 17th around 11:00 p.m. Foley Police responded to Alison Pointe Apartments on County Road 20 for an alleged armed robbery. Witnesses told police the suspects were leaving the scene and gav
First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans
UPDATE: The 16-year-old girl charged with stabbing a boy in Mobile has been booked into jail
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The 16-year-old girl accused of stabbing a 15-year-old boy has been booked into Mobile County Metro Jail. Destinie'e Rodgers is behind bars on a charge of first-degree assault. Mobile Police said she stabbed the victim on the corner of MLK Avenue and Kennedy Street. The attack
UPDATE: Beekeeper explains "mystery bee box" left in Fairhope family's yard
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) -- After a mysterious bee box was left outside of a Fairhope family's home with no explanation, News 5 went looking for answers. It was a small white box with a wooden cover. Next to it - was a sign that read "Caution, Live Bee Removal."
A ship under arrest? Warrant issued after crash caused over $40 million in damage, Ingalls says
A warrant is out for the arrest of a ship involved in a crash at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula last month. The arrest warrant was issued Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Gulfport for the heavy-lift ship MV Hawk.
Pollen season in South Mississippi means allergies for many
Maxem Health Urgent Care in Pascagoula sees around 60 patients a day. Right now, 15 to 20 of those patients are suffering from seasonal allergies or sinus infections.