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Plans approved for new restaurants in town

JACKSONVILLE — Building plans for the restaurants Chick-fil-A and Heirloom Taco were unanimously approved by the Jacksonville Planning Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night.


Anniston man charged with dealing cocaine

An Anniston man was charged Sunday after he allegedly dealt cocaine in Anniston in 2015. Travis Louis Jackson, 58, was charged by the Calhoun-Cleburne Major Crimes Unit with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. A warrant for his arrest was issued in March.


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Tax law provides a degree of relief for Jacksonville homeowners’ finances

JACKSONVILLE — Eleven months after a tornado swept across the city of Jacksonville, George Cline still isn't back in his house. When he does return, he expects $10,000 to $15,000 in expenses not covered by insurance. These include the cost of trees that Cline, a biology professor, is certain should


Randolph Co. teacher also faces sex crime charges in Calhoun Co.

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -A Randolph County High School teacher now faces charges in three counties after police say he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. David Burkhalter, 30, is being held on a $1.5 million cash bond in the Randolph County Jail on eight felony counts.


NORTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT: Fairview's season ends with 50-27 loss to Anniston

JACKSONVILLE — Fairview's season ended at the Class 4A Northeast Regional Tournament on Thursday. The Lady Aggies fell behind against No. 7 Anniston early in the championship game and eventually lost 50-27 to wrap up the 2018-19 campaign with a 19-11 record.


Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

(CNN)The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. Ahmed Ali Muthana filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, to prevent what he calls an "unlawful attempt" by the United States to rescind his


Talladega wins in dramatic fashion to advance to Final Four

JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) - The Talladega Tigers beat Anniston 55-53 in the Class 4A Northeast Regional final to advance to the Final Four for the third straight year. Talladega had a two-point lead with 22 seconds left on the clock when they blocked an Anniston three-point attempt. Anniston then reco


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Rainbow City police ask for help identifying man

Rainbow City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with a recent rash of vehicle thefts, vehicle burglaries and the fraudulent use of a credit card, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.


In Your Community ... Sue, the senior dog

Meet Sue. A sweet senior that came to the League for Animal Welfare as a 3 month old puppy in 2005. Despite having a sweet, curious and feisty personality, Sue remained at the shelter. She loved to be outside and run and play in the sun. Many people came to the shelter and adopted animals but still


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


North Alabama schools closed, delayed Friday

Two north Alabama school systems are closing or delaying classes Friday, the districts announced Thursday night. Schools will be closed in Morgan County on Friday due to multiple road closures.


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Minor flooding reported in county; more showers expected Friday

County officials closed a rural road Thursday afternoon because of flooding, after days of rainfall that is forecast to continue through at least Saturday. Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency deputy director Greg Militano said Iron City Motorway, near the intersection of Alabama 9 and U.S. 78