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Officials identify woman's body found at Lake Lanier
HALL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Hall County authorities have confirmed to CBS46 that a body found at Lake Lanier on October 12, 2018 is Madeline Sinagra. The body of Sinagra was found in an area of lake near Vans Tavern Park in Forsyth County near Vans Tavern Road. Hall County authorities began their in
VOTE HERE: Douglas, Fort Payne, Muscle Shoals and Section up for the ninth Pep Rally of the Week
It’s time for the next round of the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week! This week’s finalists are the Douglas Eagles, Fort Payne Wildcats, Muscle Shoals Trojans and Section Lions. You can cast your vote once per hour. Voting continues through Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. We’ll announce the winne
Longtime DeKalb County BBQ restaurant closing after 25 years
FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - Residents are saddened a popular barbeque restaurant in DeKalb County is closing after 25 years in business. Cars will park at Barry's Barbeque in Fyffe well before they open. "We love it here. It's good barbeque. It's good barbeque. We've been coming for years, and years, and yea
Hazmat operation concludes at Guntersville poultry processing plant
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant.Fire department officials say they believe this is the longest hazmat operation they’ve ever been a part of.Crews co
Human remains found could be a break in 18 year-old cold case murder
"At 10:40 am the trackhoe that was digging, pulled out a small piece of blue tarp, which was very important to us because we were told where ever Warren Flippo was located, his remains would be inside a blue tarp," explained Lt. Donny Shaw with the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
Suspect killed after firing gun while handcuffed during traffic stop on I-75
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol said a man is dead after he managed to fire a weapon hidden in his waistband while handcuffed during a traffic stop on I-75. The bullet hit a trooper in the stomach but his bulletproof vest saved his life, police said. The shooting happened Thursday at
Report: Man found with drugs packaged for sale
During the execution of a warrant, police say that a Rome man was found with methamphetamine and marijuana packaged for sale at his house Thursday afternoon.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Darren Darnell Ragland, 53, of 201 E. 15th St., was arrested after he was found in his home with 28 gram
'Cats claw back to claim regional title
HAZEL GREEN – The Fort Payne Wildcats are 6A, Region 8 champions after coming out on top in an offensive shootout on the road Friday.A second-half surge and three forced turnovers by the Wildcats’ defense lifted Fort Payne to a 52-42 win over the Hazel Green Trojans.
DeKalb County to hire two school resource officers to cover all school campuses
RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - DeKalb County will soon have a school resource officer at all of their 13 campuses.Thursday, officials announced plans to fill the vacancies at the remaining two campuses where there are none.The school resource officers will come to two final campuses. One of those is at the
Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.
Firefighters battling fire at Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant
Firefighters in Guntersville are working to put out a fire at the Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant. Fire crews tell us the fire broke out just after 5 Thursday morning. Albertville Fire responded to the scene to help crew put out the fire. Workers at the plant were immediatly evacuated and tell us the
Ammonia leak being investigated at Guntersville Chicken Plant
Employees at the plant were immediately evacuated, and police knocked on doors of residents in three neighborhoods nearby, warning them to stay inside and to keep their windows and doors shut.
Pilgrim Pride fire caused ammonia leak
There was a fire at Pilgrim's Pride in Guntersville this morning. The fire is out. There is a SMALL anhydrous ammonia leak. A crew is working on sealing the leak. As a precautionary measure,...— Guntersville Police (@GuntersvillePD)October 18, 2018
Police find body of missing teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police confirmed late Wednesday evening that they had found the body of a missing DeKalb County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Zachary Meadors, 28, was last seen on Saturday. Family members filed a missing person report on
Etowah County authorities searching for missing 71-year-old man with dementia
Pennington was wearing a black Vietnam veteran's hat with yellow writing, a blue plaid jacket, tan shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.
Jackson County woman dies after stabbing
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to piece together what happened after a woman was found lying on a road suffering from severe stab wounds.The 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Jasper, Tennessee where she later died.She was found lying on a roadway in
Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report
BARNES, ATHNEL EPHRIAM8136 STILLWATER CIR OOLTEWAH, 37363Age at Arrest: 57 years oldArresting Agency: ChattanoogaPOSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEDRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE---BEAMON, RICKY LEE201 EADS ST APT 124 EAST RIDGE, 37412Age at Arrest: 27 years oldArresting Agency: East RidgeSIMPLE POSSESS
UPDATE: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide
Sheriff Chuck Phillips says the initial information was that a woman was badly cut and died on the way to the hospital. But, as Wednesday morning wore on, that information changed.
Two Arrested Locally on Drug Charges Tuesday
Steven David Caneer 38 of Ft Payne was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. He was booked into jail around 12:30am, where he currently remains with bond set at $5,500.
22-year-old man killed in Blount County crash
Christian Alexandre Sellers, 22, was seriously injured when the 2002 Ford Taurus he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a 1994 GMC pickup. Sellers was transported to UAB where he later died.