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Marshall County families brace for potential storms

As we look ahead to Thursday night's potential storms, some Marshall County families are still picking up the pieces from a tornado that tore through Albertville last week. Byron Goodson, who lives on Nixon Chapel Road in Albertville, had damage to his home. He was in good spirits, though, as he cle


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Marshall County experiencing emergency weather radio shortage

As we're keeping an eye on upcoming severe weather in North Alabama, anyone trying to buy an emergency weather radio in Marshall County will have do some extra searching. Emergency management officials say, right now, those radios are sold out almost everywhere in the county. This comes after last w


Gadsden police investigate bathroom incident involving minor girl at Gadsden Library

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - Gadsden police are investigating an incident, in which a man walked into a women's room at the Gadsden Public Library and was caught peeping at a young girl.


Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on the road with all new gear

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- Marshall County Sheriff's Office deputies are on patrol with new equipment to replace outdated, mismatched gear that they previously carried. "You're looking at $100,000 worth of equipment here," Sheriff Phil Sims said, while his deputies organized new sets of gear at the sheri


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of North/Central AL Until 3:00 AM

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued starting immediately for the extreme north, northeastern, and eastern parts of North/Central Alabama until 3:00 am CDT Sunday morning.


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Marshall County to honor school lunch heroes

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, Marshall County School System nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Marshall County schools will cele


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Storms heading into Talladega County; Thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m. in eastern Alabama

UPDATE 8 p.m. -- The National Weather Service has released a weather advisory for Talladega and Coosa counties, noting that thunderstorms are heading into the area. Cities affected include Talladega, Sylacauga, Oxford, Lincoln and Pell City, among others.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Etowah County Until 9:15PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 802 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Rosa to near Ragland, moving northeast at 50 mph.


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of 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 William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


Sports complex authority votes to sell property to RBC

The Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority on Thursday voted to sell up to 139 acres of property it purchased for construction of a sports complex to Rainbow City, with the agreement that the city will lease the property back to it.


Jones authors bills impacting sheriff's office

Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, authored five bills this legislative session that he says will “increase accountability and efficiency of taxpayer dollars in Etowah County law enforcement,” according to a press release.


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Wallace Hall opens after undergoing latest renovations

Wallace Hall, one of the busiest venues in Etowah County, opened again to the public this month after another round of renovations. The Gadsden State building turned 50 years old last year, and Molly Page, Wallace Hall’s general manager and an adjunct theater instructor, said storm damage opened the


Severe weather threatens Alabama: The latest on risk of tornadoes

Forecasters said Alabama could be hit by severe weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said damaging straight line winds are the primary threat, but brief tornadoes are also possible. The agency urged Alabamians to have multiple ways to get warn


Marsh to address GOP breakfast

Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, will address the Etowah County Republican Breakfast Saturday at Western Sizzlin in Rainbow City. Marsh serves as president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate.


Alabama teen gets 2 years in brother’s slaying

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge sentenced an Alabama teenager to two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to killing his older brother during a fistfight last year. The News Courier of Athens reports 18-year-old Kobe Keshon Peoples shot 21-year-old Mikus Peoples about eight times with a pistol after th