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Two arrested after shooting into vehicle from a stolen vehicle

Gadsden police recovered a vehicle and took two men into custody Tuesday after a report of shots fired from one vehicle into another on Van Courtland Boulevard. An Attalla man and a Gadsden woman told police shots were fired into their vehicle about 8 p.m. Tuesday, after taunting exchanges took plac


Mayor: There are good things going on in Gadsden

Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton spoke at Wednesday’s Kiwanis Club meeting, giving an update on the city’s progress. “I don’t know if it’s the State of the City,” he said, “but it’s some information that people like to hear about.”


Etowah school board calls meeting for Tuesday

The Etowah County Board of Education has slated a special called meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be in the Central Office Board Room, located at 3200 W. Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden.


Police Report for Jan. 16

A woman reported shots fired into her home and a vehicle at about 5:50 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Jupiter Street. Two bullets struck the vehicle behind the residence, and two struck the house. One of the bullets fired into her home went through a bedroom wall and through the headboard of the b


MLK Day celebrations set for Monday

Celebrations held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned for Monday in Gadsden, on the holiday commemorating the civil rights leader’s birth. A prayer breakfast will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Downtown Civic Center. The Rev. John M. Woods Sr. of First Baptist Church of Alabama City


Sheriff's office website under construction

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office website is under construction, Sheriff Jonathon Horton said, with the mugshots feature already back online. Inquiring minds in Etowah County had noticed the website and mugshots went down just before the first of the year.


South 11th Street repaving to enter new phase

One of Gadsden’s biggest infrastructure projects of the last year has been the repaving of South 11th Street, and work on that road will continue — this time in South Gadsden.


Alabama paying February food stamp benefits early

(AL.com) — Alabama food stamp recipients will see February benefits on their cards within the next five days, a workaround required by the ongoing government shutdown. Barry Spear with the Alabama Department of Human Resources said benefits will be on EBT cards prior to or on Jan. 20. The benefits a


Missing Jacksonville woman found safe

Lacey Elizabeth Singer, the Jacksonville woman reported missing on Tuesday, has been found and is safe, Jacksonville police Chief Marcus Wood said Wednesday. “She is safe and there’s no longer a concern for her safety,” Wood said.


Officials honor All-Etowah County teams

Administrators and coaches from the Etowah County School System recognized the 2018-19 All-Etowah County cheerleading, volleyball and cross country teams Wednesday night during the Etowah County Basketball Tournament at Sardis High School.


One Dead in House Fire in Sand Rock Community Early Wednesday Morning

One person has died in a house fire in the Sand Rock community this morning (Wednesday) The fire reportedly began at around 2:30am and agencies from both Cherokee and DeKalb counties responded to the scene. Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton – who is working the case as a joint death investig


LETTER: Toys from Santa a success in 2018

The Gadsden Fire Department would like to say thank you to all who gave to the Toys from Santa program through monetary and toy donations in 2018. A special thank you to those who helped:


Loaded Oklahoma team could give Jalen Hurts a shot at Alabama

The Sooners don't rebuild. They reload, with transfer quarterbacks. Oklahoma's rise to perennial playoff contender under coach Lincoln Riley has been spearheaded by a pair of transformational transfer quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, who over the past two seasons became the first quart


Four arrested after meth, guns found at Boaz motel

BOAZ, Ala. – Four people from Etowah County are facing charges after police said they found methamphetamine, heroin and guns in a Boaz motel room. Boaz police said they executed a search warrant at the Key West Inn Saturday and found more than 2 ounces of meth, about 3 grams of heroin and three guns


Sardis girls roar into Etowah County Tournament semifinals

SARDIS CITY — Tournament host and No. 3 seed Sardis punched its ticket to the Etowah County Basketball Tournament semifinals by crushing West End 57-12 in Tuesday night’s varsity girls quarterfinal matchup.


Cherokee County fatal dog poisoning under investigation

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — A Cherokee County woman is still grieving the loss of her six-year-old German Shepherd. Her veterinarian told her the dog died from pesticide poisoning, but they don't know how the dog came into contact with it.

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North Alabama residents learn how to spot human trafficking in the area

Modern-day slavery is real and it's happening right here in our state. In 2017 there were more than 600 trafficking victims rescued in Alabama. "The most evil people in the world are involved in human trafficking, we need to let them know the problem is real, it's not an urban legend," said Bo Willi


Rainbow City approves police department changes

John Bryant was sworn in on Monday as chief of the Rainbow City Police Department, one of several changes made or announced at the City Council meeting. Bryant became chief on the same day his predecessor, Jonathon Horton, took over as Etowah County sheriff.


Courthouse to remain open despite shutdown

Anniston’s federal courthouse will remain open next week, court officials say, despite dwindling funds after the federal government shutdown. “All the courthouses will be open,” said Joseph Collins, a docket clerk at the federal courthouse in Birmingham. “Justice will go on.”


Sheriff, Probate Judge take offices

The ceremonies on Monday in which two newly elected Etowah County public officials were sworn into office marked the contrast in the political races that brought them there. After taking his oath, Probate Judge Scott Hassell spoke of an experience that ran contrary to his worries about seeking publi