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Search for survivors underway after vehicle leaves a Gadsden bridge into Coosa River

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) -- Gadsden police are conducting a search for survivors after their vehicle left the roadway.According to authorities, around 2 p.m. the driver of the vehicle drove off of the Meighan Bridge into the river on Highway 431.Etowah County Marine Division and Gadsden police are activ

CBS42.COM - 2018-05-20 21:06:20

Authorities searching after vehicle plunges into river

WBRCGADSDEN –Authorities are actively searching for the driver and any possible passengers in the Coosa River after a vehicle drove off the Meighan Bridge in Gadsden.We're told the car went off the bridge between 2:15 and 2:30 this afternoon. The bridge is located on Meighan Highway, which is also H

CULLMAN TIMES - 2018-05-20 21:13:00

Etowah High School teacher arrested for sexual contact with a student

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) - A teacher from Etowah County has been arrested and booked into Cherokee County jail for alleged sexual contact with a student, according to jail records.


Authorities: Search and recovery underway in Etowah County

Agencies currently involved in the search include the ALEA Marine Division, Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden Fire Department and Gadsden Police Department.

WHNT-TV - 2018-05-20 23:15:20

4 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

Four individuals were recently arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County. They included (from left) Violet Marie Wright, Mark Anthony Sager, Shaquensha Marshea Whitson and Amari Dazahnae Jones.Submitted photos


Anniston Army Depot opens new facility

Anniston Army Depot’s Munitions Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Multiple Launch Rocket System Recycle Facility on Thursday.MLRS is a type of automatic rocket artillery system the Army uses.Lt. Col. CraigMcIlwain, commander of the Munitions Center, said via email that the construction

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-05-19 04:30:00

Addition of Greyhound bus station a major benefit for Anniston, official says

A city official says a recent agreement to put a Greyhound bus station in the Anniston multimodal transportation center will serve the community well for years to come.“Having our various transportation offerings right there is something cities set forth to do,” said Toby Bennington, director of pla

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-05-20 00:00:00

1 dead after shooting near Mt. Zion High School

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police are working a fatal shooting near a Clayton County high school, Friday night.According to officials, the shots were fired near Mt. Zion High School off Mt. Zion Road.Right now, the Clayton County Fire Department confirms there were three victims who were transported to a

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-05-19 01:45:12

Albertville’s Main Street Music Festival entertainment announced

"It's August 10th and 11th this year, it's one week beyond what we normally do," said Albertville Economic Development Director Mike Price.

WHNT-TV - 2018-05-19 00:13:33

People of Etowah – Kassie Mathis

“I am the director of the Title III Strengthening HBCUs Program on the Valley Street Campus of Gadsden State Community College. Title III is a federally-funded grant program that supports the academic progress of historically black colleges and universities. Title III funds are used to enhance stude


More sex abuse charges filed against Alabama evangelist

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have filed additional charges against an Alabama youth evangelist accused of sexually abusing children.Etowah County sheriff's officials said Thursday they've filed new sodomy and sexual abuse counts against 37-year-old Paul Edmond Acton Bowen of Southside.Sheriff To


100 Warrants served in multi-agency drug round up

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, officiails with Albertville Police, Arab Police, Boaz Police, Douglas Police, Grant Police, Guntersville Police, Marshall Co. Drug Task Force, and Alabama Pardons and Paroles agents are all taking part in the round up. It started just after midnight


Teenager injured in late night wreck

A late night wreck shut down part of Winchester Road on Thursday.A driver in his mid-teens was heading east along Winchester near Oscar Patterson Road when his car left the roadway around 11:15 p.m.The car ended up hitting a drainage ditch and flipped onto its roof on the side of the road.The Madiso


50-plus arrested in drug sweep

After partnering with several agencies, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office apprehended more than 50 people on drug charges early Thursday morning.According to Sheriff Scott Walls, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies combined efforts with Albertville Police, Arab Police, Boaz Police, Douglas Police, Gra


1-vehicle accident south of Talladega sends 2 to hospital (with photos)

Both occupants of the vehicle were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The Talladega Fire Department, the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, NorthStar Ambulance and Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative responded to the wreck.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-05-19 01:05:00

Jurors hear Bynum man’s taped confession

Attorney Will Clay and his client, Deandre Varner, return to their seats after telling the judge the 35-year-old doesn't wish to testify. (Kirsten Fiscus/ The Anniston Star)


Bynum man found guilty of stabbing his wife to death in 2015 slaying

A Calhoun County jury on Friday took less than 30 minutes to unanimously find a Bynum man guilty of murder in the 2015 stabbing death of his wife.The verdict came after three days of testimony from Oxford police officers, forensic experts and friends of the victim, Teneshia Varner.Oxford police in A


BREAKING: RMC to close Jacksonville hospital June 30

Regional Medical Center will close its Jacksonville campus June 30, the hospital announced this morning.The hospital’s board of directors, known as the Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston, appears to approved the move in a meeting Wednesday night. That came after weeks of rumors that predic


Man claims racial discrimination after police encounter while trying to make return at Hobby Lobby

Brian Spurlock told us he went to exchange several items purchased May 5 at the Hobby Lobby off Gadsden Highway. Despite having his receipt in hand and well within the store's 90-day return policy, Spurlock said the manager refused to allow a return on his most expensive purchase, a paper craft mach


Friend testifies about finding Bynum woman stabbed, beaten to death in 2015

Stephanie Wilson thought she was doing her friend Teneshia Varner a favor when she went to Varner’s Bynum home to pick up her children after the first day of school in August 2015.“Teneshia’s car was in the driveway which I thought was odd,” Wilson testified on Wednesday. “I went and knocked on the