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Renovations begin soon for Fort Payne Police Department
FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) - The sounds of home improvement will soon be ringing in Ft. Payne. That’s because the police department is getting a much needed facelift. The city is about to embark on several capital projects but the first one to be done is the police department.
Red Bay, Crossville get federal recreation grants
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Red Bay and Crossville are getting tens of thousands of dollars in grant money to build new recreational facilities, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday.
Penny Marshall has died: Actress, director was 75
Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, Calif., home on Monday due to complications from diabetes.
Deputies Seize Meth and Gun During Search Warrant
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County deputies and investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 89 in the Needmore Community on Thursday. Investigators arrested 5 individuals from the residence as a result of the search warrant. Jammy T. White, 36
Crossville beats Geraldine, Sardis
Four Crossville players scored in double figures Saturday night, propelling the Lions to a 56-39 victory over archrival Geraldine in varsity boys basketball action at Crossville Gymnasium.
Marshall County man found guilty in child pornography case
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A jury has found a Marshall County man guilty of producing child pornography. Kenneth Wayne Ennis, previously arrested in 2015, was found guilty of four counts of production and four counts of possession of child pornography.
Alabama sheriff agrees to plead guilty to federal tax charge
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin today agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge. Franklin was charged with willful failure to file a tax return in federal court for the Northern District of Alabama, court records show. The sheriff failed to file a 2015 tax return with the Interna
Authorities release name of Dade county murder victim
TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The GBI has released the name of the man killed in Rising Fawn near the Alabama line over the weekend. He was 32 year old Justin Alfrey of Valley Head, Alabama.
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama Wednesday night through Friday
DELIGHTFUL DECEMBER AFTERNOON: Temperatures have exceeded 60 degrees over much of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine, a very comfortable mid-December day. Tonight will be fair and chilly; most communities will drop into the 30s early in the morning.
Chattooga County Fugitive Found Trafficking Drugs in Nearby Alabama
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a 60 year-old fugitive from Chattooga County, Floyd E. Wells, of Centre, for drug trafficking charges this week. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators were initially looking for Wells on a fugitive from justice warrant based on existi
Alabama Mark 50 Years With Anniversary Tour
Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama, and went on to dominate the sound of cou
Bradford family and attorney respond to Attorney General's decision to take over prosecution
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) -- EJ Bradford's family is responding to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's decision to take over as the prosecution in Bradford's death. Bradford's mother, April Pipkins, alongside attorney Ben Crump stated AG Marshall stepping in and taking the case from Jefferson Cou
Employee at Southside assisted living facility indicted after patient's death
GADSDEN, Ala. — An employee at a Southside assisted living facility who wasaccused of intentionally over-medicating a patient who later died was indicted on an assault charge earlier this month according to court records.
Alabama family wins ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’
An Etowah County family won the grand prize in Monday night’s early episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight." The Gilleys of Ballplay won the $50,000 prize for the Christmas light display outside the family home, which regularly attracts thousands of visitors each holiday season. The show also s
Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.
Rome Man Charged with Calhoun Murder
A Rome man is awaiting extradition for the murder of a Calhoun man over the weekend. Justin Blake Maritinat, 29, was sought for the shooting of a man at a home on Sylvania Circle on Saturday.
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Mall-shooting victim's family blasts Alabama's decision to take over case
The lawyer for the family of a man killed by police inside Alabama’s largest mall on Thanksgiving night blasted the state attorney’s general’s decision to take over the investigation.
Must-see: Car crashes into Alabama home; shocking photo goes viral
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nobody was hurt Sunday when a car crashed into a home in Montgomery, Alabama, authorities said. The shocking scene on Perry Hill Road was captured in a photo that quickly went viral.