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Etowah County authorities searching for missing 71-year-old man with dementia
Pennington was wearing a black Vietnam veteran's hat with yellow writing, a blue plaid jacket, tan shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.
Firefighters battling fire at Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant
Firefighters in Guntersville are working to put out a fire at the Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant. Fire crews tell us the fire broke out just after 5 Thursday morning. Albertville Fire responded to the scene to help crew put out the fire. Workers at the plant were immediatly evacuated and tell us the
Police find body of missing teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police confirmed late Wednesday evening that they had found the body of a missing DeKalb County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Zachary Meadors, 28, was last seen on Saturday. Family members filed a missing person report on
Pilgrim Pride fire caused ammonia leak
There was a fire at Pilgrim's Pride in Guntersville this morning. The fire is out. There is a SMALL anhydrous ammonia leak. A crew is working on sealing the leak. As a precautionary measure,...— Guntersville Police (@GuntersvillePD)October 18, 2018
UPDATE: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide
Sheriff Chuck Phillips says the initial information was that a woman was badly cut and died on the way to the hospital. But, as Wednesday morning wore on, that information changed.
Etowah County man arrested in connection of identity theft
ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Jeffery Brett Staton, 28 of Atalla is charged with one count of identity theft, a felony, according to investigator Adam Chapman. Staton used the victim's identification and banking information without permission, to make fraudulent transactions that totaled $700.00. S
Guntersville bringing two live concerts to Hydrofest 2019
“With the Hydrofest we are adding another class of boats. So, not only are you going to get the two concerts, you’ll still have the H-1 Unlimiteds and the Grand Prix’s but we’re also adding the Formula 2 and Formula 4 boats which a lot of people know those as tunnel boats. They’ve raced here in the
DeKalb County to hire two school resource officers to cover all school campuses
RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - DeKalb County will soon have a school resource officer at all of their 13 campuses.Thursday, officials announced plans to fill the vacancies at the remaining two campuses where there are none.The school resource officers will come to two final campuses. One of those is at the
(Updated) Mother, son victims in fatal crash on Hwy. 69 in Cullman County
The victims have been identified by the Cullman County Coroner’s Office as Sarah Eileen Aldridge, 41, and her 14-year-old son, whose name has not been released.
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, marijuana plants grow at a home in Honolulu. The Hawaii Department of Health has signaled a green light for a medical marijuana dispensary to start growing on the Big Island. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month
Jackson County woman dies after stabbing
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to piece together what happened after a woman was found lying on a road suffering from severe stab wounds.The 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Jasper, Tennessee where she later died.She was found lying on a roadway in
22-year-old man killed in Blount County crash
Christian Alexandre Sellers, 22, was seriously injured when the 2002 Ford Taurus he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a 1994 GMC pickup. Sellers was transported to UAB where he later died.
Person shoots at bear in Horton area
ADCNR Chief of Enforcement Matt Weathers said officers were currently in the Horton area conducting an investigation. He said he could confirm a person did shoot at a bear. But, investigators have been unable to locate the bear. Weathers said it was also not known if the bear the person shot at was
Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.
Talladega County’s Drug Task Force arrests 8 in 10 days (photos)
The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made eight felony drug arrests over the last 10 days, according to Commander Jason Murray.Justin Lamar Dorman, 30, of Munford, was arrested Oct. 6 at a driver’s license checkpoint set up by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Dorma
Red Cross bus wrecks on I-65 in Cullman County
Alabama Troopers have been on the scene of a wreck near the rest stop on Interstate 65 where a Red Cross bus wrecked.The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to WBRC and had minor injuries.Traffic is moving slowly through the area.
Man admits shooting Albertville bear, officials say
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Alabama Fish & Game officials say a bear seen around Albertville appears to have been shot.[READ MORE:Multiple bear sightings in Albertville this week]Conservation officers said they responded to a call around 8 a.m. Monday that an elderly man shot the bear in the Highpoint
The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach
Officials said Wednesday that 54 percent of hard-hit Bay County is still without electricity and about 98 percent of customers in inland Calhoun County still don't have power to their homes. In rural Jackson County, which borders Alabama and Georgia, 83 percent of customers have yet to have power re
2 killed in wreck involving 18-wheeler on Highway 69
Alabama State TroopersTwo people are dead a wreck involving a car and an 18-wheeler on Alabama 69, south of Bug Tussle.Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said the victims in the wreck were in the same vehicle. Their identities have not been released.The wreck occurred before 10 a.m.The 18-whee
Black bear may have moved on
“I didn’t get any phone calls about it over the weekend, and I didn’t see any reports where any sightings were called in,” Smith said. “So, he may have moved on.”