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3 killed in 3 hours in separate Birmingham homicides

Decorian Taylor, 22, was found shot to death at 11 p.m. Friday on 28th Street Southwest. Police said Taylor was shot multiple times and may have been trying to run away when he was gunned down, according toWBRC.

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-06-23 16:32:12

Mother, toddler reported missing in Rockdale County

Danielle McKinley was last seen with her son, Zaire Harrell, 1, leaving their home along Pine Ridge Trail SE in Conyers on Tuesday.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-06-23 20:12:46

Anniston man charged in shooting case

An Anniston man was charged Thursday morning in a shooting earlier this week in the 3000 block of McKleroy Avenue, according to police.Anniston police arrested Randy Kirkland, 61, at his home, also on McKleroy Avenue, around 9:45 a.m., according to an arrest report.Police say Kirkland shot at Roger

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-23 03:15:00

1 Killed In Wreck Involving Tractor Trailer In Bartow County

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PATCH - 2018-06-23 17:34:31

Family plans to establish park in west Anniston in soldier's memory

Arlene Driskell’s nephew, Torre Mallard, typically didn’t attend her family’s reunions, but in 2007 she called to invite him anyway. To her surprise, he was quick to say yes.“He met his family that he never met before and we just had a really good time. ... It was like God had told me ‘you need to g

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-23 04:00:00

RMC gets state approval to move beds as part of Jacksonville hospital closing

Regional Medical Center will be allowed to move some medical beds from Jacksonville before closing its hospital there June 30, the state said Wednesday.The approximately $1.76 million project will let RMC relocate the 25 geriatric psychiatric beds from the Jacksonville hospital to its main Anniston


Calhoun area kicks off committee to revamp old bike and pedestrian plan

There’s a new push to organize efforts to improve bike and pedestrian accommodations across the Calhoun County area.The Calhoun County Metropolitan Planning Organization kicked off the first meeting of its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update Advisory Committee on Thursday.The meeting – attended by ab

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-23 22:07:00

5 charged with drug trafficking in Etowah County

Jevon Levincent English (L) and Misty Walker Willett (R), along with three others, face a drug trafficking charge out of Etowah County. (Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-06-22 13:13:35

Two facing multiple drug charges out of Etowah County

According to the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Agency, agents executed a search warrant at a home on Jacksonville Court in Gadsden on June 19. The warrant, based on drug sales from the home, resulted in the seizure of roughly 10.5 ounces of heroin, controlled medication (hydrocodone), a bag of salv

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-06-22 13:50:26

Anniston couple in 'Southern Living' video

We just learned that Anniston Star photographer Stephen Gross and his wife, Teressa, are featured in one of Southern Living’s popular “Grandparent” videos, in which real grandparents react to things like virtual reality, Snapchat and bubble tea.The Grosses are in the video “Southern Grandparents Try

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-22 20:07:00

Sardis man arrested for meth

A Sardis City man was arrested after agents found him in possession of 56 grams (1.97 ozs.) of methamphetamine.Etowah County Drug Enforcement Agency Deputy Commander Phil Sims said Donald Naylor, 35, of Sardis City, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, and two counts of unlawful distribu

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2018-06-22 20:11:00

OUR VIEW: Something’s fishy with Talladega school board’s superintendent search (opinion)

On Wednesday, the day before the Talladega City Board of Education met about its superintendent search, The Daily Home received a phone call.The caller notified us that friends and associates of Tony Ball, the director of operations and interim superintendent of the Scottsboro City Schools, had rece

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-22 19:53:00

Anniston man believes shooting had a secondary motive

An argument between two Anniston men Tuesday culminated in one man firing a handgun at an acquaintance, missing him, but instead striking the home of a 70-year-old resident.The incident occurred in the 3000 block of McKleroy Avenue in Anniston around 1:15 p.m., according to police reports.“It was an


Moving day: County shifts women inmates to city jail

As an inmate at the Calhoun County Jail, Tammy Johnson has spent the last six months in a room that’s dingy, hot, stuffy and moldy, she said on Wednesday.“There’s 70 more people in here than there should be, and all the women are on top of each other,” Johnson said.The 43-year-old, in the jail on a


More than 30 years later, students plan to excavate time capsule on Monday

Stephen Hartsfield of Wellington, who once attended Alexandria Middle School, crouches at the spot where a 32-year-old time capsule lies buried.Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-23 04:15:00

Attalla woman charged with chemical endangerment of a child

According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Chelsea Watkins admitted to and tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana while pregnant.

ABC 33/40 NEWS

Police searching for escaped teen from detention center

Anniston police were searching for a Chicago teen who allegedly assaulted a corrections officer and escaped from the Coosa Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Anniston on Tuesday, officials said.Anniston police Lt. Chris Sparks said Brandon Coman, 17, escaped his cell at the facility on McClellan Bo


Anniston Animal Shelter: Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is an adult bully mix. She loves her food, walks and belly rubs. Her $100 fee covers spay and all shots. Anniston Animal Shelter, 1201 Parkwood Drive, open noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon-3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit or email

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-22 12:00:00

People of Etowah – Tony Reddick

“My wife and I have a son, a daughter, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.”


Gadsden police investigating recent reports of someone shooting paintballs at vehicles and houses

GADSDEN, Ala (WIAT) - The Gadsden Police Department is investigating several incidents of someone or multiple people shooting paintballs at homes and moving vehicles. Gadsden Police say they received reports over the last couple months, but the reports increased over the last week.