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Earthquake detected in Alabama for second straight day

For the second straight day, a small earthquake has been detected in Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instruments detected a magnitude 2.5 earthquake in central Alabama near the metro Birmingham area about 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, the USGS said.


Senate Judiciary committee passes Alabama medical marijuana bill

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill allowing people with certain conditions to use medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana.


Ten people arrested in drug sweep in Walker Co.

WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Walker County Sheriff’s Department arrested 10 people for drug offenses on Monday. According to authorities, there had been complaints of drug activity at a home in Argo and a home off of Redmill-Saragossa Road. The narcotics team conducted surveillance and executed se


Man sought in Monday morning shooting in Walker County

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. — UPDATE: The person of interest has been located and is speaking with investigators. The Walker County Sheriff's Office is searching for a person of interest in an early morning shooting in Sipsey.


Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.


Former sports anchor sues Alabama TV station for discrimination, fraud

A former Montgomery television sports anchor is suing the TV station he worked for over racial discrimination and breach of contract, claiming at least one colleague made sexist remarks and racial jokes regarding his Spanish heritage.


Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


Etowah's Lafollette shuts out Jasper; local roundup

Class 5A, No. 7 Etowah defeated No. 3 Jasper 6-0 in a decisive third game on Monday behind a dominating pitching performance from Logan Lafollette. Lafollette took a no-hitter into the seventh inning only to give up his first hit of the game with two outs.


Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral

A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a newly widowed woman they had just met on April 18, which happened to be the day before her would-be 60th anniversary, has gone viral.


Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know

Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.


The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local):. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.


Alabama Ninth-Grader Dies by Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay: 'He Was Full of Light'

An Alabama teen, who has been described as being “full of light,” tragically took his own life after constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.”


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


The ‘nooch is loose: Alabama’s Sucarnoochee River flows free after dam removal

After almost 40 years of being restricted by a concrete and steel dam, the Sucarnoochee River in west Alabama is flowing free again. The Sucarnoochee, or “the ‘nooch,” as locals call it, now flows unimpeded from headwaters in east Mississippi about 50 miles through Sumter County before joining the T


Alabama grants 216 hemp licenses: Here’s the county-by-county list

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has granted more than 200 licenses for growers of industrial hemp, the agency announced. The licenses cover 152 growers, 59 processors and five universities, covering the growth, cultivation, processing and research of the plant.


Police investigating overnight robbery at Pleasant Grove nursing home

PLEASANT GROVE, AL (WBRC) - Pleasant Grove police are investigating a robbery at a nursing home. Police say the robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. at Cottage Hills Nursing Home on 1st Avenue.


Masked and armed burglars take drugs from a Birmingham area nursing home

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. — A burglary at a local nursing home nets a large amount of narcotics. In Pleasant Grove, police say a man and a woman, both masked, walked into Cottage Hills Health Center. Both people point guns at the facility staff. They proceeded to take the drugs from a lock box in the fac


Spice-related overdoses on the rise in Alabama - again; feds warn about ‘disturbing’ trend

Federal authorities said they’re seeing a spike in spice-related overdoses in northern Alabama and want to get out the word before it hits the 2015 levels that sent hundreds to the hospital.


Alabama sets execution for man convicted in 1997 quadruple killing in Pelham

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls, in Pelham. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra.


Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi