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Charges reduced for 3 suspects in killing of Western Hills Mall manager

The cases against three men charged in the February shooting death of the Western Hills Mall manager will proceed to the grand jury for indictment consideration, but on a lesser charge. Anthony Treshun Johnson, 20, Rashaan Cepadio Brown, 20, and Ronald Dewayne Weaver were all initially charged with

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 19:19:07

Student struck by vehicle after exiting bus

A Demopolis elementary school student was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon after exiting a school bus on his way home. According to a statement from the Demopolis Police Department, officers responded at 3:19 p.m. to a street within the Demopolis Housing Authority where the 6-year-old child w

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-21 16:40:45

Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours. Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.Chester Brown According to law enforcement, Brown's arrest came after officers wi


Alabama high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' lack of action to protect students at school. That punishment was two days of in-school suspension, which he served on Thursday and Friday of las


Boil water notice issued for two Lauderdale Co. roads

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) A boil water notice has been issued for people who live in the extreme northern part of Lauderdale County. The Porterville Water Association has issued that notice for all customers on Seth Cobb Road and York Road in Lauderdale County. It's been issued due to a valve

WTOK-TV - 2018-03-22 01:49:00

Lauderdale County jury finds Leroy Lewis not guilty of murder or assault

Bill Graham / The Meridian Star Leroy Lewis is escorted from the Lauderdale County Courthouse after a jury on Wednesday acquitted him of murder and aggravated assault. Leroy Lewis Bill Graham / The Meridian Star Leroy Lewis is escorted from the Lauderdale County Courthouse after a jury on Wednesda

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-03-21 21:15:00

New lounge planned on West Magnolia in downtown Auburn

Oak Tree Corner, a new lounge planned to be located on West Magnolia Avenue, is nearing final steps for construction to get started after conditional use was approved Tuesday by the Auburn City Council. The lounge will be constructed in a private downtown Auburn parking lot, planned for 108 W. Magno

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

Facebook's Zuckerberg acknowledges Cambridge Analytica crisis

(RNN) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a lengthy post on Wednesday acknowledging the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica. "We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you," it read in part. The New York Times and The Guardian newspaper repo

WLOX - 2018-03-21 19:57:47

Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to Revitalize Birmingham Neighborhoods

Wells Fargo donated a total of $100,000 to two local nonprofits to help revitalize Birmingham neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program on Wednesday. In collaboration with the city of Birmingham, the Wells Fargo grants will provide support for small business and construction of

WSFA - 2018-03-21 21:28:55

What spring? Freeze warnings up again for parts of Alabama

The central Alabama counties in purple will be under a freeze warning overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. It will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday for the following counties: Marion, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Jefferso

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 15:52:54

Jefferson County to build new high school in Fultondale

A new high school will be built in the city of Fultondale as a part of Jefferson County Board of Education's $200 million capital outlay plan. The school system announced in September plans to build seven new schools and do major renovations on nine others over the next three years. In those plans,

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

Man shot three times at close range taken to hospital

A 40-year-old Orrville man is behind bars after allegedly shooting another man multiple times after an argument over a car Saturday morning. According to Capt. Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Jimmie Powell has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 33-ye


"Demopolis in Bloom" beautification classes will be held March 21 at Dempolis Civic Center

Homeowners and business owners can take advantage of Demopolis in Bloom, a full day of classes teaching attendees various beautification techniques for their property on March 21. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Demopolis City Civic Center. There will be a lunch break between


Trump faces double lawsuit threat from ex-Playboy model and Apprentice star

Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, is suing the company that owns the National Enquirer to let her out of an agreement that paid her $150,000 so she wouldn't talk about an alleged 10-month relationship with Trump, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The 1998 Playmate of the Year filed a lawsui

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

"We kept him safe..." Greensboro and Dr. King

Bob Fitch Photographic Archives / Stanford University Libraries Next month marks fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. All month long, the Alabama Public Radio news team has been examining Dr. King's work and impact here in Alabama. You met a photographer from Montgo


Witness testifies about murder victim's final day

Though more than three years had passed since the death of his friend, Kaddaifi Gray said he clearly remembered Reondricus Rogers' final moments. On Dec. 15, 2014, Rogers, known as "Reon," died from a gunshot wound to the chest on 25th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Street, just across the street fro


There are 100,000 pay phones left in the U.S.

(CNN) - Apparently pay phones do still exist in the United States and people are still using them. According to the FCC, there are 100,000 pay phones throughout the country, and about a fifth of them are in New York. There were around 2 million in 1999. Pay phones remain somewhat of a steady busines


The Latest: Alabama governor: Significant damage in areas

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The governor of Alabama says there has been significant damage in parts of Alabama. Gov. Kay Ivey said state resources were being sent to the affected areas, especially Jacksonville and Calho


University of Alabama suspends evening operations

The University of Alabama planned to suspend normal operations Monday evening because of a severe weather threat. The school said in a news release that operations would be suspended from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. That means classes and campus activities scheduled during that window are canceled. Un


UWA, AT&T partner for first Alabama Summit on Rural Technology

LIVINGSTON, Ala.-The University of West Alabama has joined with AT&T to announce the slate of speakers and featured panelists for the Alabama Summit on Rural Technology, set for April 13 on the UWA campus. The event features a broad slate of experts who bring unique perspectives to address rural Ala