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Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail
An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.
Randolph County volunteer firefighters honored
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. DeAnn Hollis. In Randolph County, when you dial 9-1-1 to report a fire, do you know who is going to show up? More than likely, it's someone you know - a friend, neighbor
Boy, 14, missing since weekend found buried on Ohio farm
CARROLLTON, Ohio – Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy reported missing Sunday has been found in a shallow grave on a northeast Ohio farm. The Carroll County sheriff, prosecutor and coroner didn't provide any details at a news conference Friday afternoon about how Jonathon Minard died, or
Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home
St. Clair Co., Ala (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office tells WVTM that a tree fell on a home on U.S. Highway 231 in Pell City just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Emerge
First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans
Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man
A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.
Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why
Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.
Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia
ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages and the number con
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Storms kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama
Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid
More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi
Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case
DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr
Convicted killer of north Alabama jeweler dies after extended illness in prison
A man serving life without parole for the 1990 shooting death of a north Alabama jeweler has died. James David Beard, 59, died at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center after being transferred there from William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. Beard was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. Thursday from
Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama
A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.
Highland Health Systems returns to 5-day operations
Highland Health Systems announced Wednesday that its Heflin Clinic will be open five days per week beginning May 1. Starting last November the clinic had been scaled back to being open just one day per week due to financial concerns.
Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses
MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil
Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 in west Georgia shutting down highway
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) A tractor trailer has overturned on I-20 in Carroll County, closing the eastbound lanes and it could be quite a while before the roadway reopens. The crash happened at the intersection of US 27.
Man charged with trafficking marijuana in Heflin
A Birmingham man was jailed Sunday after he was allegedly found with 9 pounds of marijuana in Heflin that morning. David Davis Jr., 27, was arrested by Heflin police and charged with trafficking marijuana.
The Latest at 9:30 p.m.
Our line of thunderstorms continues tonight from Cleburne County east of Anniston through Randolph County west of Wedowee to Tallapoosa County east of Dadeville to near Montgomery and Hope Hull.
Police asking for help to find missing pig with special needs in Temple, Georgia
TEMPLE, Ga. — Police are asking for help in an unusual missing persons case. The Temple Police Department is looking for a missing mini pig that wandered off earlier this week.