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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
Alabama woman who joined ISIS wants to come home, report says
A Hoover woman who traveled to Syria and joined ISIS wants to come back home, according to a recent interview. In an interview with The Guardian released Monday morning, Hoda Muthana said she “deeply regrets” joining the Islamic State.
Proposed road closures draw concern in Cleburne County
HEFLIN — The Cleburne County Commission on Monday heard residents’ concerns about the possible closure of several county roads. If the commission approves, County Road 439 and County Road 263 and portions of another road would be closed at the request of Hancock Timber Company and some landowners —
Body of missing 58-year-old grandfather with dementia found, family says
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A missing grandfather with dementia has been found dead after nearly two weeks of searching, according to family members. Timothy Osborne, 58, walked out of his Locust Grove home and hadn't been seen since Feb. 5.
Talladega County Commission approves lease for Primary Care Center of Northeast Alabama
The Talladega County Commission on Monday approved a lease agreement with Primary Care Center of Northeast Alabama in Talladega. The new facility will be located in a vacant space inside the Talladega County Health Department on South Street.
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.
Anniston man charged with assaulting relative
An Anniston man was charged Thursday after he allegedly assaulted a family member on Feb. 3. Vince Edward Williams, 26, was charged with second-degree assault by Anniston police. According to police, Williams assaulted his uncle at around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot on the 300 block of Elm Street.
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.
Flooding concerns for parts of Alabama: 10 inches of rain possible; flood safety tips
Much of central and north Alabama are bracing for a week of wet weather, with rainfall of up to 10 inches possible over the next five days. That amount of water raises concerns about flooding.
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
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...
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.
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
Prep basketball: Brewer's defensive gamble pays off in big regional victory
JACKSONVILLE — After two straight losses in the Northeast Regional first round, Brewer girls basketball coach Jeff Andrews decided to gamble. Andrew changed to a defense that he said he hasn't used in three years, and even he might not have realized how well it would work.
UPDATE: Alabama man behind 'BOLO' alert found
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE (2/17/19): The following information is from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation:. "On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen identifying the vehicle Chad Green was last seen driving. Montgom
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
Inmates working with chainsaw causing concerns in one metro neighborhood
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - Neighbors in a Carroll County community are raising concerns after seeing chainsaw-wielding inmates working in a neighborhood full of children. One neighbor shared video and pictures with Channel 2’s Sophia Choi that shows the inmates using the chainsaws to cut up wood.
Alabama ISIS bride begging to return to America after advocating for terror attacks
Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, now claims she made “a big mistake.” The 24-year-old is begging American officials to let her return home now that ISIS is on the verge of total annihilation, according to reports.
James Spann: Soaking rains ahead for north Alabama
THIS AFTERNOON: We have a dry afternoon over the northern half of the state with a mix of sun and clouds; temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. But, to the south, we note showers at mid-afternoon along a nearly stationary front from near Linden to Montgomery. These showers are moving eastward, and be
Southside falls in inaugural appearance in regional
JACKSONVILLE — Foul trouble was too much to overcome for the Southside girls in their 62-47 loss to Scottsboro in the Class 5A Northeast Regional semifinal at Pete Mathews Coliseum.