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Clarke County Sherriff's Office searches for 'armed and dangerous' man in Grove Hill

CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Clarke County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for Roderick Pritchett. Pritchett is wanted on a federal probation hold and has been involved in break-ins and theft of a vehicle, according to CCSO.


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Clarke County manhunt and lockdown resolved

CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Sheriff Ray Norris has one word to describe the last 12 hours: busy. A manhunt lasted a couple hours last night in Grove Hill while law enforcement looked for Roderick Pritchett who ran from police.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


Fulton flooding: What can be done?

FULTON, Ala. (WPMI) — Raging water, more like rapids than what's usually a docile creek. There's a pole mill in Fulton, where power poles are made. In April, dozens came loose, and the water turned them into weapons.


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


Police release details after man captured after two-hour manhunt in Clarke County

GROVE HILL, Ala. (WKRG) -- UPDATE 2/20 10:22am:. A man is in the Clarke County Jail accused of stealing a car, guns and leading police on a two hour manhunt. Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris says Roderick Pritchett was driving a stolen car from Wilcox around 9PM Tuesday night when deputies tried to


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


See latest 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


Fulton builds new fire station after devastating flood

FULTON, Ala. (WPMI) — Fulton will soon have a brand new fire station. After flooding in April ruined the fire station they had, the city’s Mayor, a former firefighter himself, knew that something had to be done quickly.


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.


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


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


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.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Man wanted for burglary arrested after manhunt

A two-hour manhunt in Grove Hill Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of a man wanted for burglary and car theft. Roderick Pritchett, 28, was apprehended near Love Road in south Grove Hill. The chase concentrated in the area between Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and Love Road. Pritchett was on federa


Robinson and Johnson wed Dec. 10

Roosevelt Johnson Jr. and Harriett Stubbs Robinson wish to announce their marriage and reaffirmation. They were united in marriage Dec. 10, 2018 in Camden and later enjoyed the presence of family and friends in a formal ceremony at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Atkeison.


Sweetwater High School and middle school named amoung the best in the state

Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School have both been listed in Niche’s 2019 top 30 lists for best public middle schools in Alabama and best public high schools in Alabama. Sweet Water High School was ranked 22nd in the state and the middle school was ranked 17th. The school will celebr