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Randolph Co. teacher charged with 8 felony counts of having sexual relationship with student

WEDOWEE, AL (WBRC) - A teacher in Randolph County turned himself in after allegedly having a relationship with a 15-year-old female student. Investigators say 30-year-old David Burkhalter is charged with eight felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a student at Randolph County High Schoo


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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Dadeville shakes off an early deficit to defeat Randolph County

For the second game in a row, Dadeville’s boys basketball team found itself in a double-digit deficit. And for the second game in a row, the Tigers battled their way out of it en route to a victory.


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Truck crashes on I-20 ramp in Heflin

Recovery crews were working at the scene of a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 20 this morning in Heflin. A truck and its trailer had come to rest on their sides along the westbound on-ramp to I-20 at Exit 199. Crews were using a crane to pull the truck from the embankment.


Flu and flu-like illness continue to spread; almost all of Alabama reports widespread activity

Flu activity in Alabama has increased for the fourth week in a row. The latest figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show flu is widespread in seven of the state’s eight districts, with only Mobile escaping a larger number of cases.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Raids House in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force raided a Valley, Alabama home. Last Thursday, a search warrant was executed at 205 Combs St. in Valley. Six people have been arrested. Melissa Huddleston, Hezekiah Morgan, Larry Love, Ricky Banks, Daniel Noon and Lorena McWhorter were arrested and charged with num


Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, Alabama native among injured

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. We do not have an update on his condition at this time.


Judge OKs bond for Alabama men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted died of a heart attack. The Tuscaloosa News reports Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for 34-year-old Darnell Coates and 33-year-old Lonze Byrd.


Alabama math teacher accused of raping 15-year-old student

WEDOWEE, Ala. (AP) — A high school teacher in Wedowee, Alabama, is accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reported Wednesday that 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter has been arrested on charges including second-degree rape and sodomy. Wedowee police say they learned of allegati


Shooting leaves two North Alabama teens dead

TUSCAMBIA, Ala. (WPMI) — North Alabama police are investigating a triple-shooting near a recreation center that killed 2 young teens. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Tuscambia.


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Endangered salamander found in Alabama

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped the Black Warrior Waterdog.


Burkhalter now facing charges in Clay County

David Burkhalter is now facing charges in Clay County after he was arrested and charged with the rape of a 15-year-old student at Randolph County High earlier in the week, authorities said Friday.


Burkhalter charged with having sex with student; held on $1.5 million bond

A well-known former emcee and TV and radio co-host in Alexander City has been arrested and charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student, according to court records and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.


Top 5 DL Jones 'not impressed by Alabama anymore'

Coaching turnover is common ground in the SEC but it exists nowhere as persistently as at Alabama over the last two years. A dozen plus...


Josh & Ashley Franks will be featured in ‘Alabama Homecoming’ concert in Heflin

HEFLIN -- JAF promotions presents the "Alabama Homecoming" gospel concert Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Church, off Highway 431 in Heflin. Host artists Josh & Ashley Franks have included special guest Jonathan Wilburn, former member of the Gold City Quartet. Also appearing will be H


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


County limits heavy truck traffic on county roads

WEDOWEE - Randolph County Commission passed a resolution limiting the operation of certain vehicles on a number of county roads. During the meeting on Monday, Resolution 2019-01 was approved to protect the roads from vehicles with more than one rear axle that lead to the deterioration of those roads