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Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


No storm shelters in Fosters community causes concerns from residents

FOSTERS, Ala. (WIAT)-Severe weather is expected Thursday afternoon in West Alabama. Some Tuscaloosa County residents living in the Fosters community are conserned about their safety. Fosters does not have a storm shelter.


Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama’s status as one of the few states without the games.


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of


Steve Harvey congratulates Alabama radio host on the launch of ‘The Joe Lockett Show’

For Joe Lockett, the phrase “chase your dreams” is more than a cliché — it’s reality. Six years ago, inspired by comedian Steve Harvey, Lockett left his job in the construction industry with aspirations of becoming a radio host, which are now fully realized. After years of hard work and preparation,


Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Road closures for Tuscaloosa interstate work coming next week

McFarland Boulevard under Interstate 20/59 is closing next weekend to accommodate bridge construction. The Alabama Department of Transportation has approved the lane closures so the contractor can demolish the eastbound/northbound side of the bridge on I-20/59 at Exit 73, which is the McFarland Boul


Falling radio tower splits family’s west AL mobile home

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The damage to Tarron Tull’s home is painful and plain to see. “It’s a tragedy. I hate it cause it’s our home,” the Sipsey Valley High School junior said.


Pledge, abortion among top Alabama stories this week

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day at school. And the House’s Health Committee passed a bill that outlaw abortion.


Alabama ex-investigator pleads guilty to beating handcuffed man

(CNN) — A former Tallassee police investigator pleaded guilty to assaulting a handcuffed 24-year-old man after his arrest. According to the guilty plea, Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was on duty in pursuit of the victim on a four-wheeler. Several officers had placed the man in handcuffs and before placing h


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S. Known for its “best of lists,” according to Hearst Magazines and Digital, the owner of Delish.com, the food lovers website’s traffic


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program tops in nation for 13th straight year

Alabama leads the nation for the number of consecutive years reaching a significant milestone in the education realm, according to a release. Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program was recently named the highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten program in the nation for the


Tuscaloosa Police seeking theft suspects

Tuscaloosa Police are looking for two women who stole items from University Mall earlier this month. The suspects were depicted on surveillance photos released Thursday. TPD Lt. Teena Richardson said the woman took several items from a store without paying on April 7. Anyone who can identify the wom


Tide’s Nick Saban to have hip replacement surgery, ESPN reports

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is expected to have hip replacement surgery, ESPN reports. The Crimson Tide coach joked last weekend after Alabama’s spring game that he has a hip injury. On Friday, multiple national outlets confirmed the hip replacement procedure has b


OUTDOORS: Some days, not many, are OK to not hunt or fish

There were few things former Tuscaloosa Police Chief Ken Swindle enjoyed more than a good dove shoot. I sat on a number of fields with him. He invited me to shoots and I invited him to shoots when I had the chance.


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi