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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Walker, And Winston Counties Until 12:45PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * Flood Advisory for… — Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama… Marion County in northwestern Alabama… — Northwestern Pickens County in west central Alabama…


Two Alabama men arrested during early morning drug bust

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Authorities say they arrested two men during a Wednesday morning drug raid. The DeKalb County Special Response Team (SRT) searched a home on Jackson County Road 163 near Henagar. During the search, authorities say they found Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and firearms.


Flood Watch Extended A Little Farther South In Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham has added several more counties to the Areal Flood Watch that was issued on Monday. Those added counties are Bibb, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Shelby, and Talladega.


Northeast Alabama man killed when truck hits tree on highway

A northeast Alabama man died early this morning while driving a truck that crashed into a tree that was lying on U.S. 11, authorities said. Christopher Lee O’Neal, a 45-year-old from Centre, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. wreck, state troopers said. The wreck happened less than a mile south of F


After police killings, where do Alabama lawmakers go with criminal justice reform?

The recent fatal shootings of police officers in Birmingham and Mobile loom over this spring’s legislative battles, as influential law enforcement associations continue to hold sway over reforms in Montgomery.


The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food

Mac’s 1 Stop on Birmingham’s Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go. Birmingham Magazine’s Julia Sayers sang the praises of Mac’s magical “gas-station food” in a feature story that ran in the magazine a


Another inmate dies in Alabama prison

A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction


State Department: Alabama ISIS bride banned from returning to America

Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, will not be allowed to return to the United States, despite begging to return to her family in Alabama with her son.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Severe weather tax holiday this weekend

WINSTON/MARION - Alabama is no stranger to severe storms. Alabamians take the threat of severe weather seriously, which is why this weekend is so important. The eighth annual Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be observed Friday, Feb. 22, through midnight, Feb. 24. During thi


The editor of an Alabama newspaper is calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan's infamous night rides

(CNN)An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. The editor and publisher of a small-town newspaper in Alabama wrote one just last week.


7 facing federal drug charges

Seven Cullman County residents are facing federal drug charges. Danny Ray Tucker, 51, and Tonya Lynn Brock, 42, both of Crane Hill, Kristie Michelle Self, 42, of Bremen, Daniel Wayne Peek, 33, of Jones Chapel, and Michael Shane Durham, 39, Brandon Duane Combs, 33, and Samantha Ann Combs, 26, all of


‘It’s easier when your spouse is your best friend and has your back’

“You Had Me at Hello’’ highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello’’ column, or know someone who would, please send nominations to Erica Wright at ewright@birminghamtimes.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what ma


Search, candlelight vigil held for missing woman

Six months to the day Coker woman Janet Hamner went missing, a search was conducted by her family members on Tuesday, Feb. 11 — also her 60th birthday. Family members and other volunteers searched along side Highway 82 and wooded areas between the former Dunn’s store back to the Pickens County line.


After Baptists talk about sex abuse, Walker County kid, 10, asks for Children’s Day

Zak McCullar, 10, a member of First Baptist Church of Carbon Hill, made his pitch to top executives of the Southern Baptist Convention this week. A day after the Southern Baptist Executive Committee issued a report on what it plans to do to prevent sexual abuse of children at churches in the denomin


Scientifically proven ways to lose weight

More than 93 million Americans are obese and millions more are overweight, according to the CDC. But a recent study from the Cleveland Clinic shows few are doing anything about it. Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Health, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss scientifically-prove


Caledonia pushes into second round

CALEDONIA -- The term "run" in basketball circles is when one team scores any number of points in rapid succession, while the opposing team scores a few points or none at all. In the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A North State playoff game between C


Costume Designers Guild honors Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black Panther," but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheros throughout her illustrious career.

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Holy Spirit softball opens season with win

The Holy Spirit softball team opened the season with an 8-3 win against Gordo on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. Alyssa Faircloth pitched a complete game, allowed six hits, two earned runs and struck out eight to get the win.