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Centre, Alabama, man killed in crash near Fort Payne

A single vehicle crash early Wednesday in DeKalb County, Alabama, claimed the life of a 45-year-old man from Centre in Cherokee County. Christopher Lee O'Neal was killed when the 1985 Chevrolet S-10 he was driving struck a tree lying in the roadway on U.S. Highway 11 at 4:12 a.m. CST, Alabama Law En


PREP BASKETBALL: Fairview falls to Anniston 50-27 in Northeast Regional Finals

JACKSONVILLE. Ala. – After knocking off Cherokee County in the semi-final round, Fairview made the trip back to Jacksonville Thursday for the 4A Girls Northeast Regional finals. The Lady Aggies took on fourth-ranked Anniston at and came up short against the Lady Bulldogs 50-27, bringing their playof


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Dekalb County Until 3:00 PM CST

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY UNTIL. 300 PM CST… — At 235 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near. Sand Rock, or 12 miles northwest of Centre, moving northeast at 75.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


Fort Payne man arrested after meth, more found in vehicle

A Fort Payne man was arrested for possessing a sizable amount of methamphetamine in Geraldine on Friday. A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Agent conducted a traffic stop for a switched tag on Highway 75 in Geraldine about noon Friday. The agent discovered the passenger in the vehicle


Two suspects in custody after multiple vehicle break-ins in Sylvania

Two suspects, 24-year-old Katelin Land and 35-year-old Joshua Anderson, are in custody after multiple vehicle break-ins were reported in Sylvania last week. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, a car was stolen, and the thefts were reported on Spears and Delta streets. Sylvania police we


Alabama newspaper editor won’t apologize for writing editorial saying KKK should 'ride again'

An Alabama newspaper editor who wrote an editorial urging the return of the Ku Klux Klan to "clean out" Washington said Thursday that he won’t apologize and “would do it all over again.”


Alabama Weather Update at 4:45 a.m.: Thunder, Heavy Rain Across the I-59 Corridor

Many of you are waking up to occasional thunder and heavy rain early this morning from a northeast-to-southwest oriented band of thunderstorms that is lifting slowly northward.


Aggies put five players on All-Region 8 squad

The Albertville Aggies put five players on the Class 6A, All-Region 8 football team for the 2018 season. The squad features 34 players. First-year Fort Payne head coach Chris Elmore was voted the region’s coach of the year by his peers.


Chilly and drier Monday; heavy rain expected Tuesday through Thursday

Soggy conditions settled into the region Sunday, and as much as 0.6 inches (Muscle Shoals) to 2 inches (Fort Payne) of rain fell on Sunday alone!. Thankfully, a break in the rain will arrive Monday morning as colder and drier air surges into the Tennessee Valley. Morning temperatures will fall into


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


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Cherokee County Arrest Files for Thursday

Roger David Maze, age 49 and Tracy Wayne Walker, age 47, both from Arab – were charged with Drug Trafficking along with the Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;. Robert Keith McMurtrey, age 47 of Cedar Bluff – Court Order until Further Review;


2 DeKalb County men charged after drug raid

Two people were arrested Wednesday after a morning drug raid. Tyler Pruett, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said the DeKalb County Special Response Team assisted in a search warrant executed on Jackson County Road 163 near Henagar.


Inmate Stabbed at Hays State Prison on Wednesday

Very little information has been released; however, it appears that an inmate at Hays State Prison in Chattooga County was stabbed Wednesday afternoon. Reports indicate that the 32 year old victim was stabbed by another inmate around 4:00pm and was taken from the scene to an area hospital for treatm