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Murder investigation underway in Coosa County

COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA)- A murder investigation is under way after what appeared to be a traffic accident was actually a fatal shooting, according to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office.


AL woman who fatally stabbed man in heart denied high court case review

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The appellate process has ended for an Autauga County woman sentenced to prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend. Vegas Contorno was convicted of manslaughter in 2017. Her attorneys have been fighting through the appeals court ever since.


Former air traffic controller feels grounded raising alpacas in Coosa County

Alpacas are gentle creatures with big, soulful eyes and comical faces that normally roam high in the Andes Mountains of South America. So why is there a herd of the woolly critters on a farm in rural Coosa County near Alexander City?


Chambers County Drug Task Force Raids House in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force raided a Valley, Alabama home. Last Thursday, a search warrant was executed at 205 Combs St. in Valley. Six people have been arrested. Melissa Huddleston, Hezekiah Morgan, Larry Love, Ricky Banks, Daniel Noon and Lorena McWhorter were arrested and charged with num


Judge OKs bond for Alabama men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted died of a heart attack. The Tuscaloosa News reports Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for 34-year-old Darnell Coates and 33-year-old Lonze Byrd.


Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling. The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Cree

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Man found beaten, near death after deputies pull over vehicle; 2 arrested

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man and a woman have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after a man was found badly beaten and near death inside a car. According to Alabama State Bureau of Investigation Captain Joe Herman, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an erratic driv


Man sought in burglary, theft in Autauga County

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man in connection with a January theft. Autaugaville resident Tony Terrell Howard is wanted on third degree burglary and first degree theft of property charges, according to the sheriff’s office. He is wanted in connect


Woman assaulted after confronting purse thief, police say

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL (WSFA)—The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse and then assaulted her Thursday. Central Alabama CrimeStoppers says the victim was pumping gas at the Liberty Mart in Autauga when the suspect drove into the parking lot. Tha


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Flu and flu-like illness continue to spread; almost all of Alabama reports widespread activity

Flu activity in Alabama has increased for the fourth week in a row. The latest figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show flu is widespread in seven of the state’s eight districts, with only Mobile escaping a larger number of cases.


Top 5 DL Jones 'not impressed by Alabama anymore'

Coaching turnover is common ground in the SEC but it exists nowhere as persistently as at Alabama over the last two years. A dozen plus...


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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REPORT: Alabama man is arrested for indecent exposure in Walmart

Pace, Florida (WEAR-TV) — An Alabama man is arrested in Santa Rosa County for indecent exposure and disturbing the peace. According to an arrest report, an employee in Walmart located on Highway 90 caught John Booker, of Wing, Alabama, committing a lewd act in the men’s department on February 12th.


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Shooting leaves two North Alabama teens dead

TUSCAMBIA, Ala. (WPMI) — North Alabama police are investigating a triple-shooting near a recreation center that killed 2 young teens. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Tuscambia.


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


Prattville man charged with child sex abuse

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Prattville man has been arrested and charged with child sexual abuse, according to court documents. John Robert Hollon III was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation indicated he committed the crimes multiple times between January 2017 and April 2018.


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


East Alabama man charged with drug trafficking after 120 plants found

A 63-year-old man, known as “The Fish Man,” was arrested by the Alabama Drug Enforcement Region D Taskforce and charged with trafficking marijuana. On Feb. 8 the task force conducted a search warrant at the residence of John Michael Davis, which is located in the 1200 block of Lee Road 126 in Salem,