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Man refusing to stop for police killed in crash near Onetona

A Gadsden man involved in a pursuit with the Steele Police Department died Sunday after the car he was driving overturned down an embankment, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Lavarius Donte Jones, 22, was a driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro when it left the roadway on U.S. 231 and over

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:17:21

Gadsden City put on brief lockdown Monday

Gadsden City High School was on soft lockdown for a while Monday morning, Gadsden Police Sgt. John Hallman said, while an alleged threat was investigated. Principal Jeff Colegrove said the school received a call from another state concerning a threat on campus. "We investigated the incident and foun

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 23:25:12

Update to Storm Timing Today

The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton): 3 PM to 5 PM I-65 and I-565 (areas around Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Fayetteville, Guntersville, Boaz, and Cullman): 4 PM to 7 PM Sand Mountain (areas around Scottsboro, Stevenson, and Fort Payne): 6

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 16:16:00

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Etowah County Until 845 PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Etowah County in northeastern Alabama... * Until 845 PM CDT * At 742 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Walnut Grove, or 11 miles northeast of Oneonta, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...Golf ba

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-03-20 02:45:00

Expanded Severe Threat For Today

- Tornadoes, some strong - Damaging winds over 60 mph, stronger storms can go over 80 mph - Large hail over 1-inch, almost 2 inches in stronger storms (golf ball up to tennis ball-sized) Start Times By Region The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton):

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 12:39:00

Alleged car thief dead after chase ends in crash

A Gadsden man is dead after he allegedly stole a sports car in Gadsden and was chased by by law enforcement officers to Blount County, where he crashed and was ejected from the car. Lavaris Donte Jones, 22, was flown to UAB Hospital after the car crashed Sunday afternoon on Alabama Highway 231 in Bl

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 15:11:10

Very Dangerous Circulation Near Jacksonville in Calhoun County

There is potentially a VIOLENT tornado east of Jacksonville. Radar shows a debris ball, a Tornado Debris Signature, a hook, a velocity couplet and strong normalized rotation over 2. Damage is reported in Wellington. It will cross the Talladega National Forest and pass north of Heflin, passing nea

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-03-20 03:38:00

Gadsden police looking for person of interest in school burglary

Gadsden police said they need help finding a man caught on video surveillance breaking into the Eura Brown Elementary School's gym on Thursday. The man was wearing overalls and a camouflage mask, authorities said. Gadsden police said they need help finding a man caught on video surveillance breakin


Former Clay-Chalkville volunteer coach indicted on sex charges with student

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY -A Jefferson County grand jury returned two felony indictments against a former volunteer coach at Clay-Chalkville High School, according to court records. Willyncia Joy Harper, 23, of Hoover, is charged with being a school employee engaging in sex act


Sheriff: Alabama man accused of raping 14-year-old girl

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Etowah County Sheriff's Office records show 24-year-old John David Coggins was booked Thursday and charged with second-degree rape. The sheriff's office says in a statement that the Gallant man is accused of raping th


County Schools to dismiss at noon Monday due to threat of severe weather

According to the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency, Cullman County schools will dismiss at 12 p.m. Monday due to the threat of severe weather. No word yet on city schools. There is a risk of large hail, straight line winds and tornadoes. According to the Cullman County Emergency Management

CULLMAN TIMES - 2018-03-18 20:28:00

Plenty of options for Easter egg hunters

Gadsden residents have multiple opportunities to go Easter egg hunting around town this year. Each of these egg-hunting events are held on different days so that residents may enjoy all of the festivities. Sunday, Imagination Place at the Hardin Center hosts an "Eggstra Special Egg Hunt" from 2 p.m.

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-18 19:51:55

Five People Injured In Single Vehicle Accident North Of Cedar Bluff

A total of five people were injured in an accident on Margaret Ingram Road just off of Highway 9 North of Cedar Bluff on Sunday afternoon. Two of the five occupants were ejected from the vehicle, both were taken from the scene to a nearby field where two medical transport helicopters were awaiting t

WEISRADIO.COM - 2018-03-19 03:51:33

Woman charged after boy, 5, dropped off at school drugged

An Etowah County woman is charged with a felony after she reportedly dropped a young child off at school after drugging him. Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested earlier this week, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced Friday. Authorities said the Boaz woman is accused of giving a 5-year-old boy a pill t


Gadsden PD searching for elementary school burglar

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) - The Gadsden Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at an elementary school. Gadsden PD posted photos taken at the Eura Brown Elementary School gym on March 15th. If you have any information on this burgl


Gadsden State to host 'An Evening of Fine Arts'

The Gadsden State Community College Fine Arts Department hosts "An Evening of Fine Arts" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Hall. Admission is free. Music and vocal students will showcase their talents onstage, while art students will display their creations in the lobby. The entertainment is appropriate


Boaz city schools investigating alleged 'misconduct' incident

Boaz City Schools A Boaz city school system employee is on administrative leave pending an investigation of alleged misconduct, the school system reports. Superintendent Shannon Stanley, in response from local news media inquiries, confirmed Friday that a school system employee was recently placed o


During the Great Blizzard of '93, he was the voice on the radio

Not long after Chris Wright took over the K98 morning radio show following the departure of popular DJ Rick Burgess, everyone expected the ratings to take a drop. But no one saw what was coming: the Great Blizzard of '93. With all other stations knocked off the air, Chris was suddenly the only outsi

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-18 14:30:00

Man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is charged with a sex crime involving a teen girl. John David Coggins, 24, was arrested Thursday by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Gallant man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. Coggins was arrested after a fa


Two charged in connection with elderly exploitation investigation

Two men are facing charges in connection with an elderly exploitation investigation in Cherokee County. Authorities say the two suspects are involved in the financial exploitation of an elderly person. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says Thomas Johns, 53, and James Johns, 58, were taken into c

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