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How a black woman took down one of America's most notorious mob bosses - WCBI TV | Your News Leader
From Elliot Ness to Robert Kennedy, America has a long history of crusaders against organized crime, but one name is far less known. Back in the 1930s, Eunice Carter, a granddaughter of slaves, became New York’s first African-American assistant district attorney. She’s credited with helping take dow
FAYETTE COUNTY 33, HALEYVILLE 14: Haleyville drops fifth in a row
FAYETTE — Fayette County’s Blake Wallace threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers cruised to a 33-14 victory over Haleyville on Friday night.It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Lions (2-6, 1-4 region), while Fayette County (7-1, 5-0) clinched at least a share of the Class 4A, Regio
Alleged Police Assault Caught on Camera in Bessemer
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) -- An alleged police assault was caught on camera. The dramatic video is now the subject of a lawsuit. Joseph Robinson tells his attorney, LaShunta Robinson, he was traveling home from school at Lawson State Community College. He was pulled over by Bessemer Police, that's when
Vehicle crashes into a building in Columbus
COLUMBUS,Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities say just after midnight, a vehicle ran into the back of a building and a delivery van.This incident happened at 19th Street North and 2nd Avenue North.
Family sought for woman found dead in Birmingham apartment
Authorities are trying to find family members of a woman found dead this week in her Birmingham apartment. Mary Gullet McCrimon, 67, was discovered inside her apartment at Bankhead Towers on Wednesday. Jefferson County coroner's officials said a pest control company doing routine spraying knocked on
Second prostitution sting nets nine arrests in North Shelby County - Shelby County Reporter
Abhinav Gautam, 23, of BirminghamBruce Beasley, 53, of McMinnville, TennesseeCharles Herron, 23, of Mountain BrookDamion Simon, 41, of BirminghamDennis Cauch, 41, of Frankfort, KentuckyEdgar Garcia, 34, of Vestavia HillsRobert Jernigan, 33, of BirminghamSamuel Montoya, 21, of BirminghamZyon Bradford
Fayette County Commission hires two new employees for road crew
The Fayette County Commission hired two new employees for the county road crew during its Oct. 8 meeting. Billy Rodgers was absent from the meeting with all other commissioners present. County Engineer Chris Howell requested that the commissioners approve the hiring of the two new employees, as was
Vehicles pulled from Smith Lake; investigation underway
The Cullman County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Division, recovered two vehicles from the Lions Club Landing area of Smith Lake late Thursday.
West Alabama mom threatened teacher, kicked school resource officer in the chest, authorities say
Hale County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Clayton is charged with third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, obstructing government operations, resisting arrest, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of drug paraphernalia.
No longer involved; we are engaged at the Aberdeen School District
During the last decade, the Aberdeen School District has been under fire about its low test scores and inconsistent teacher rosters due to the trails of conservatorship. The worst was expected, the district would fail. Against the odds, Aberdeen is a resilient city with several corners of well-inten
West Point police seek shoplifting suspect
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - West Point police are asking for help identifying an alleged shoplifter.Police say the woman shown in the photos committed the act at Save-A-Lot and at Sunflower.Surveillance photos show the date as October 17.If you have any information, you’re asked to contact Golden Tri
1 arrested, 1 at large after teen killed, 2 injured in Sumiton shooting
SUMITON, Ala. (WIAT) -- UPDATE Oct. 19, 2018 -- The Walker County Sheriff's Office has arrested Dylan Blair; he is charged with murder, two counts attempted murder and burglary in the first degree. He is being held in the Walker County Jail on $75,000 cash bond. UPDATE: It is revealed that the victi
Alabama football fans: Things to do in Knoxville if you're catching the Tennessee game
Heading to Knoxville this weekend?Alabama fans hope the winning streak against one of its biggest rivals stays intact on the road this weekend.The hometown Tennessee Volunteers hope to shake things up in the SEC and greater college football landscape.Including the game, here's what fans need to know
Task force focuses on crime & drug addiction in Lowndes County - WCBI TV | Your News Leader
“If we don’t come together as a community to help stop this or to alleviate it, we’re going to lose a lot more young people. It’s great to see people from all walks of life, young, old, different professions, to come together as one, to bring our community together on the prevention of prescription
Fayette defeats Cordova in volleyball.
Fayette City Council approves FY2019 budget14 hours 35 minutes agoFormer Berry coach has Headland on winning track14 hours 39 minutes agoFayette County Commission hires two new employees for road crew14 hours agoFMC holds "Pink Party" to fight breast cancer14 hours agoFayette defeats Cordova in voll
Hamilton man killed in car accident
HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Hamilton man was killed in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident.The accident happened at approximately 12:18 p.m. at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Highway 45 at the traffic light.Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley identifies the deceased as Charles Adrian Berry, 87
4 from Birmingham charged in south Alabama kidnappings, double murder
Four Birmingham residents, including an 18-year-old arrested earlier this year after he tried to run over two lawmen, have been charged in a double murder in south Alabama. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the arrests in connection with the June slayings of Cortez Deez a
CAFB parents jailed for neglect of 7-week-old child
Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Carissa Lee Vaccaro and Jordan Cox, both 24 of 4500 Alabama Ave. on Columbus Air Force Base, on Wednesday, according to a LCSO press release.
Hale County mother accused of assaulting school resource officer
"It was a lady and the cops were trying to put her in the cop car and they had her on the ground," she said, "He was just like, what is going on, what happened."
Autopsy: Alabama councilman shot woman before killing himself
DORA — Preliminary autopsy results in Alabama show a city councilman and part-time police officer fatally shot a woman and then killed himself.News outlets report that authorities have not released a motive in the deaths of 70-year-old John Allen Softley and 30-year-old Monica Jean Graves.More:Montg