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Earthquake detected in Alabama for second straight day

For the second straight day, a small earthquake has been detected in Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instruments detected a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in central Alabama near the metro Birmingham area about 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, the USGS said.


Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.


Death penalty sought in Dekalb County murder of young girl

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — There’s been a new development in the case of a DeKalb County man accused of abducting and killing an 11-year-old girl. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Christopher Madison.


Former sports anchor sues Alabama TV station for discrimination, fraud

A former Montgomery television sports anchor is suing the TV station he worked for over racial discrimination and breach of contract, claiming at least one colleague made sexist remarks and racial jokes regarding his Spanish heritage.


American Hope hoping to follow in Alabama’s footsteps

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The boys from Fort Payne brought us “Mountain Music.” And now, another generation of musicians with ties to Lookout Mountain are hoping to leave their own footprints on the music world.


Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know

Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.


Centre Man Charged with First Degree Arson

A 25 year old Centre man, Darrius Isaiah Williams, was booked into jail on charges of Arson 1st Degree just prior to 10:00pm Tuesday. According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, Williams was questioned then arrested in connection with a case of arson taking place during the early morning hour


A new entertainment district could be headed to Fort Payne

"That would be great anytime they can bring jobs to our industry and our area," said Meg Jones. Meg Jones lives in Dekalb County she says she's not one of the half a million visitors to little river canyon preserve each year, but if this proposed development happens, she might start coming.


Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


Significant Weather Advisory For Dekalb County Until 9:30 PM CDT

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DEKALB COUNTY UNTIL 930 PM CDT…. At 838 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along. a line extending from near Fyffe to near Tabor Road. Movement was.


Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral

A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a newly widowed woman they had just met on April 18, which happened to be the day before her would-be 60th anniversary, has gone viral.


The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.


Alabama grants 216 hemp licenses: Here’s the county-by-county list

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has granted more than 200 licenses for growers of industrial hemp, the agency announced. The licenses cover 152 growers, 59 processors and five universities, covering the growth, cultivation, processing and research of the plant.


Seven Arrested on Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance Charges Monday

Seven was far from a lucky number for those swept up by Cherokee County authorities on a list of controlled substance crimes on Monday. Caitlin Nicole Ward, age 32; Hazel Pauline Burgess, age 58; Carl Lewis Cramer age 34; Jason Lee Ledbetter, 43; Jeffrey Patrick Harvey, age 33; Jennifer Kay Tierce,


Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance

ALABAMA (ABC News) - 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.


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


Isolated strong storms possible Thursday for part of south Alabama

Watch out for a few strong storms on Thursday in south Alabama. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has southwest Alabama under a marginal risk for severe weather Thursday as a storm system and cold front push through the area.


Cherokee County Arrest Files for Wednesday

Darrius Isaiah Williams, age 25 of Centre – charged with Arson 1st Degree;. Michael Shane Pruitt, 45 of Kingston, Georgia – Domestic Violence 3rd Degree/Harassment. Kathy Morris Pressley, age 55 of Centre – DUI.


Alabama lawmakers hear pros, cons of medical marijuana

A plan to allow the production and use of medical marijuana in Alabama is up for discussion today in the State House. The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a public hearing on the bill by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence.


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.