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Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi


Alabama sets execution for man convicted in 1997 quadruple killing in Pelham

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls, in Pelham. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra.


Tornado Watch Extended Even More Across Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham has extended the Tornado Watch to include Blount, Fayette, Marion, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, Winston counties until 11:00 pm CDT tonight. NWS Birmingham continues the Tornado Watch for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Marengo, Montgo


Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday.


Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

Default having been made in the payment of indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Wally A. Hestermann, an unmarried man, on the 21st day of March, 2007 to Compass Bank which said mortgage is recorded in the Probate Office of Fayette County, Alabama, in Book 2007, at Page 1683, and


Men eat dinner with widowed elderly Alabama woman who was sitting by herself at restaurant

(Meredith) - Three Alabama men invited an elderly woman to eat dinner with them after noticing she was dining alone at a restaurant. Jamario Howard posted the heartwarming story to Facebook Thursday. He and two friends were eating at Brad's Bar-B-Que in Oxford when they saw the woman sitting by hers


Everyone can now have their own sweet home in Alabama

Now that it’s 2019, no longer does the term “Sweet Home Alabama” have to be just a famous Lynyrd Skynyrd song, or a Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy. That’s because anyone who has always wanted to own a home of their own in Alabama now has a new tool to help them do that for the first time, or even


Fayette loses three key area games to Haleyville

The Fayette Tigers lost three crucial area games to the Haleyville Lions during the past week. On Thursday, April 11, Fayette was defeated by the Lions 11-1. The Tigers managed its only run of the game in the sixth inning, while the Lions scored four more runs in the bottom of the inning to cap its


Alabama lottery bill advances to Senate

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An Alabama lottery proposal is one step closer to reality. Tuesday, the Alabama Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee voted 6-5 to pass the legislation out of committee.


Four RBI day for Whiteside aids in Lions win over Fayette County

HALEYVILLE - John Whiteside was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Thursday, April 11, driving in four on three hits to lead Haleyville baseball past Fayette County 11-1 on Thursday. Whiteside drove in runs on a single in the second, a single in the third, and a single in the sixth.


Conecuh sausage is the star at this Alabama eatery’s Redneck Gyro

Vlad Moldoveanu likes to say that the Redneck Gyro, one of the most popular sandwiches on the menu at Mediterranean Sandwich Co., has a mom from Greece and a dad from Conecuh County.


Bassmaster Classic Headed To Alabama In 2020

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The "Super Bowl of fishing" will return to the state of Alabama next year as the announcement was made this week that the Bassmasters Classic will be held at Lake Guntersville May 6-8, 2020. The 2020 tournament will be the 50th annual Classic, and marks the 13th time the event has b


Alabama experiences another earthquake

GREENE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) - Another earthquake has been reported in Alabama. This time, the USGS reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Greene County, AL at 4:03 AM Tuesday. According the the Alabama EMA, "this region has a history of small earthquakes. Shaking from this small magnitude is not asso


Alabama Deputy Placed on Leave For Allegedly Making Anti-LGBTQ Comments About Bullied Teen Who Took Own Life

An Alabama police deputy has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of making anti-LGBTQ comments on Facebook, officials have confirmed. The officer, who works for the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Huntsville, sparked backlash online after his account posted about the death of


Late score costs Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets against Sulligent

Winston County Lady Yellow Jackets stayed in it until the end, but Sulligent pulled away late in a 6-1 victory on Monday, April 22. The game was tied at one with Sulligent batting in the top of the sixth when the Lady Blue Devils singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.


Jefferson County Sheriffs will use tickets, not handcuffs, for marijuana misdemeanors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that instead of booking and jailing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana, they'll be issuing citations instead.


Most Jefferson County police departments continuing small marijuana arrests

The majority of police chiefs in Jefferson County said their officers will continue to arrest people in possession of small amounts of marijuana, despite a push by county leaders to cite and release instead.


Zookeeper attacked by Tiger in Topeka, Kansas

TOPEKA, KS, - (CBS) A zoo employee in Topeka, Kansas is in reportedly stable condition after being mauled by Sanjiv, a seven-year-old Sumatran tiger Saturday morning, April 20, 2019.


Police: Enterprise man tries to sell someone else’s home

ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) - An Enterprise man is facing charges after police say he listed a home for sale that belonged to someone else. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, is charged with attempted theft of property.


Reports: UAH’s Lennie Acuff to be next men’s basketball coach at Lipscomb

UAH’s Lennie Acuff will be Lipscomb’s new men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. Acuff won 437 games and qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament 11 times during 22 years with the Chargers. His 2012 and 2011 teams reached the Elite Eight.