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Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Elmore County High School student charged with making threat

ECLECTIC, AL (WSFA) - An Elmore County High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with making a terroristic threat. Eclectic Police Chief Robert Head said the teen’s case will be handled in juvenile court.


Woman killed, children injured in Coosa County crash

COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Anniston woman was killed and two children were injured in a crash just outside of Rockford Saturday morning. According to ALEA Cpl. Jesse Thornton, the crash happened on U.S. 231 at the 186 mile marker, about three miles south of Rockford. Brooklyn Paige Milam, 30, was


First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans


Former Tallassee Investigator Charged with Assault of Handcuffed Man

Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, a former Tallassee police investigator, pleaded guilty to assaulting a handcuffed, 24-year-old man, today. According to the guilty plea, Smirnoff, who was on duty as an investigator with the Tallassee Police Department, used his patrol car to pursue the victim, J.M., wh


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


1 dead in Central Alabama after tree falls on mobile home

WATTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- One person died after storms rolled through Central Alabama Thursday evening. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells CBS 42 that a 42-year-old woman lost her life after a tree fell on her mobile home in the 2000 block of Highway 231 in Wattsville.


Passenger in 18-wheeler among those arrested on drug charges in Talladega Co. over last week (with photos)

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Half a dozen people were arrested on felony drug charges during the past week, according to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, including a Guntersville woman riding as a passenger in an 18-wheeler Wednesday night.


New bill could help ease Alabama’s nursing shortage

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A bill making its way through the legislature would allow nurses who don’t have an Alabama nursing license to work anyway with a multi-state license. Supporters said it could help with the state’s nursing shortage.


Tornado Watch Extended To Include More Counties In Central Alabama

The Tornado Watch in effect until 11:00 pm for portions of Central Alabama has been extended to include Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson, Montgomery, Pike, and Shelby counties. The Tornado Watch continues until 11:00 pm for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumt


Jesse ‘Madison’ Holton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jesse “Madison” Holton says he lived an unimaginable nightmare; police suspected him of murdering both of his parents, April Holton and Mike Holton, former mayor of Eclectic, Alabama.


There Might Be a ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Sequel in Our Future and We’re Losing It

Maybe lightning does strike the same place twice. Josh Lucas, who starred opposite Reese Witherspoon as her high school sweetheart and estranged husband in Sweet Home Alabama, is ready to make a sequel of our favorite Southern rom-com.


Sylacauga man with 8 prior felony convictions sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Sylacauga man was sentenced to 62 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens.


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


Radar Check at 2 a.m.

A nasty line of storms continues pushing eastward at this hour. It now extends from west of Carrollton in Carroll County, Georgia to just east of Dadeville to west of Union Springs to Luverne in South Alabama.


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


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.


Convicted killer of north Alabama jeweler dies after extended illness in prison

A man serving life without parole for the 1990 shooting death of a north Alabama jeweler has died. James David Beard, 59, died at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center after being transferred there from William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. Beard was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. Thursday from


Alabama AG uses civil action to shut down alleged human trafficking operation

A civil action by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall shut down an alleged human trafficking ring in North Alabama. According to information provided by the attorney general's office, TY Green’s Massage Therapy, Inc., its owner Yuping Tang, and manager Jiao Liu, who is her daughter, and their fo