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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.


Lavish Boutique and Coffee Bar in Jasper to be on season 10 of ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’

The ABC series “What Would You Do” will feature an episode in Alabama at Lavish Coffee Bar in Jasper. Monday night, the shop posted an announcement on its Facebook page that the series, hosted by journalist John Quiñones, wrapped up filming.


Disbarred lawyer Garve Ivey Jr. convicted on felony theft charges, ordered to pay $381,515.20 in restitution

A disbarred attorney from Walker County has been convicted on two counts of felony theft of property. Garve Ivey Jr., 67, pleaded guilty in a Walker County courtroom Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday.


Plant Gorgas Latest Coal Giant to Fall as Power Companies Turn Toward Natural Gas, Renewables

The Alabama Power Co. announcement that it will retire its three coal-fired units at the William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant on April 15 is just the latest blow to coal power as economic realities pile up on the industry.


After Baptists talk about sex abuse, Walker County kid, 10, asks for Children’s Day

Zak McCullar, 10, a member of First Baptist Church of Carbon Hill, made his pitch to top executives of the Southern Baptist Convention this week. A day after the Southern Baptist Executive Committee issued a report on what it plans to do to prevent sexual abuse of children at churches in the denomin


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.


A Dozen Inmates Escaped an Alabama County Jail Using Only Peanut Butter

A dozen inmates at Alabama’s Walker County Jail escaped after some of them used peanut butter to cover a door number. According to Walker County Sheriff James Underwood, that was enough to fool a corrections officer into believing the door, which led outside, was instead a cell door.


Black Warrior Riverkeeper believes Alabama Power closing Walker County plant will end pollution

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Alabama Power is set to close a power plant in Walker County citing costly government regulations. The Gorgas plant in Parish is set to close in April of 2019. The plant is the oldest coal burning power plant in Alabama.


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


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.


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 Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


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., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


Obama era environmental regulations strike again, force closure of APCO’s Gorgas Steam Plant

The Obama administration has ended, but job-killing environmental regulations from the 44th president’s time in office are still hurting Alabama. Alabama Power Company announced Wednesday that the Gorgas Steam Plant in Walker County will be shuttered because of unrealistic and cost-prohibitive manda


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Seven arrested Tuesday in Cullman County

Seven Arrested Tuesday In Cullman County Related to Federal Drug Indictments. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Agents with the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Deputies and Investigators with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office(CCSO) assisted the United States Marshals Service and United Stat


7 indicted, arrested on federal methamphetamine distribution charges in Cullman County

More than a half dozen people were taken into custody in a Cullman County arrest sweep following federal indictments on drug charges. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrests of seven people. They had all been previously arrested by sheriff’s investigators and now have


14-year-old girl killed, 3 other teens injured in horrific northern Jefferson County crash

A horrific traffic crash in northern Jefferson County left one teen girl dead and three others injured. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 8000 of Rouse Road. A 14-year-old girl is dead on the scene and three others were taken to UAB hospitals.


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Doug Jones gets challenger in Alabama Senate race

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) announced Wednesday that he is launching a 2020 bid for a Senate seat in Alabama, challenging Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Byrne said in a statement that he's running to "defend the values important to Alabama" and to "fight with President Trump " on several issues.