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Search underway for missing north Alabama teen after floodwaters sweep vehicle away

GROVE OAK — Emergency personnel from Jackson, DeKalb, and Marshall counties are searching for a missing 18-year-old male after floodwaters swept a Jeep from a bridge in Buck’s Pocket State Park on Friday night, according to Jackson County EMA.


Flooding Possible on Alabama River Near Montgomery

Issued by: Birmingham – AL, US, National Weather Service,. The Flood Warning continues for The Alabama River At Montgomery. * from this afternoon to Monday afternoon…or until the Warning is cancelled. * AT 8:00 AM Saturday the stage was 34.7 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 35 fe


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


‘Significant threat’ of severe weather for parts of Alabama later today

Alabama will face its most substantial severe weather threat in a while later today. And that’s in addition to the continuing flooding across parts of north Alabama. Severe storms, damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes will all be possible in parts of the state later this af


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Troy man indicted on murder charge in case of missing woman

TROY, AL (WSFA) - A Troy man was indicted for murder by a Pike County grand jury in connection with the disappearance of a woman last September, according to Troy police. Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said Bruce Earl Bogan, 50, has been charged with the murder of of 33-year-old Katherine Louise Dav


WEATHER AWARE: Severe weather likely moving into Central Alabama

Thunderstorms are already starting to pop up in West Alabama, as a warm and unstable air mass continues to lift northward. This is well ahead of a cold front that is going to increase our severe weather threat later this evening.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


R. Kelly turns himself in to police on sexual abuse charges involving minors

COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Just hours after singer R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, he turned himself in to Chicago police. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Friday night that Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was arrested at a preci


Scott Martin: Severe storms possible in Alabama later today

POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS EVENING: Strong to severe storms are expected across the Southeast today, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph, hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large and long-track in nature). We could see those stronger


Major drug arrest made in Opp

Sheriff Blake Turman on Thursday announced the arrest of Quinton Shuford, 31, on charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Turman said Shuford had $7,500 worth of synthetic marijuana and ice, as well as a large quantity of cash. He is being held in the Covington County Jail in lieu o


Alabama newspaper editor who urged Klan to 'ride again' replaced by African-American woman

(CNN)An African-American woman is now the publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to "night ride again," the paper said. Elecia R. Dexter, a "strategic leader with expertise in human resources, operations and change management," took up the positions Thursd


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


Tornado watch issued for most of north Alabama

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of north Alabama until 10 p.m. this evening. Counties in the watch area include Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone, as well as Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Colbert, Cullman, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale,


Ceremony planned for March 1st in Elba will remember Sheriff C.F. 'Neil' Grantham and call for support of first responders

It was early morning Thursday, March 1, 1979 when Coffee County Sheriff C.F. “Neil” Grantham arrived at the Coffee County Jail for duty that day, but before he could enter the building, Sheriff Grantham was shot multiple times by Billy Joe Magwood. The sheriff died shortly after this attack. In memo


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Troy United Women’s League recognizes local leaders

The Troy United Women’s League will recognize nine distinguished guests from throughout the county at its Annual Scholarship Banquet tonight at the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Shelia Jackson, TUWL publicity chair, said there are many members of the Pike County community who are deserving of recognition


West Coast RB excited to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted four-star running back Sam Adams II on Thursday morning for an unofficial visit. The Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic...


Country Cathedral planning March 9th Church Hymnal Sing

Country Cathedral, located on U.S. Hwy. 84 E, Opp, Ala., will host a REDBACK Church Hymnal Singing Reunion Concert on Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. This concert will feature members of The Disciples Blessed, Burning Bush Family, Ken Helms, Kay Bellino, Loretta Hornsby, New Covenant Singers, The Longs


Basketball season ends at Regionals for Elba Tigers

The Elba Tigers saw their trek to the state tournament hit an early detour as they lost to Cornerstone 59-54, in the opening round of the Southeast Regionals, in Montgomery. The Tigers grabbed an early 2-0 lead on a basket by Richmon Singletary and was still on top 5-4 with 5:12 remaining in the fir