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Man charged with trafficking marijuana in Heflin
A Birmingham man was jailed Sunday after he was allegedly found with 9 pounds of marijuana in Heflin that morning. David Davis Jr., 27, was arrested by Heflin police and charged with trafficking marijuana.
Local reactions divided on Mueller report
The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released Thursday, and the more than 400-page document details President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the Russia investigation but concludes that no evidence of collusion with Russia was found.
Cleburne County plans cleanup day Saturday
Cleburne County plans the first of two county-wide cleanup days this Saturday, according to Cleburne County engineer Lee Estes. The semi-annual event allows county residents to dispose of large trash items not suitable for a regular trash can.
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…
Cleburne County wreck Monday leads to second crash
A two-vehicle accident on U.S. 431 Monday afternoon in the Hollis community led to a second wreck less than half an hour later, firefighters said. Chief Dan Hopkins, who heads the Hollis Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, said a white sedan was turning into a Dollar General parking lot when a dar
UPDATE: Thunderstorm warning for Calhoun County
UPDATE: 8:11 p.m. -- The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Calhoun County until 9:15 p.m. At 8:09 p.m., the weather service said storms were along a line from Steele to Ragland to the Talladega Super Speedway and moving northeast at 60 mph.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New storm shelter shown off in Calhoun Co.
CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Calhoun County officials dedicates a new storm shelter on a First Alert Weather Day. The new shelter is located in the James "Pappy" Dunn Park in the Thankful Community, on the outskirts of West Anniston.
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
Dueling lists of “safe/unsafe” cities rank Anniston as safe...and unsafe
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - Two different online articles give differing accounts over whether Anniston is a safe city, crime-wise. And there's a chance they both could be wrong. An article by Vivantsource.com says Anniston, home of the Anniston Army Depot, is the least safe military town in the nation.
Severe storms expected as soon as 7 p.m. in Anniston area
Forecasters this morning moved up their timeline for severe storms expected to arrive in the Anniston area tonight. “The initial band of severe weather should arrive around 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in your area,” said forecaster Gary Goggins, who works at the National Weather Service office in Calera. He
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.
Elks sue to strike down Calhoun County bingo amendment
An Elks lodge in Anniston is going to court to keep its regular bingo game. Elks Lodge No. 189, on South Noble Street, filed a lawsuit in Calhoun County Circuit Court on March 28 seeking to invalidate a bingo regulation amendment local voters passed in November.
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.
Calhoun schools bid farewell to interim chief
Calhoun County Board of Education members bid farewell to former interim Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell Thursday night with their thanks. “The Lord sent him our way,” board member Mike Almaroad said. During the board’s regular meeting Almaroad thanked Campbell for his “calming personality” that “p
Two Arrested in Silver Creek Mansion Fire for Arson
Stanley Edward Stephens, 68, and Donald Eric Lualen, 59 of Polk County, have been arrested for the arson of the Silver Creek mason on Craton Road. Reports said that Stephens was the former resident of the home. However, the home was foreclosed on and was owned by Regions Bank at the time of the blaz