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Man who took Alabama town for $1.9M sentenced to 5 years

A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to scamming an Alabama city to more than 5 years in prison and ordered him to return $1.9 million to investors. U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins handed down the 63-month sentence for 43-year-old Kyle Sandler on Tuesday.


AL escapee, crime spree suspect faces new federal charges

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Shane Vernon appeared in federal court Tuesday to be arraigned on eight felony counts. In February, he was indicted on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of carjacking, three of counts using a gun in furtherance of a violent crime, and kidnappi


Jefferson sets sights on annual community club barbecue April 20

Jefferson Community Club will host its annual barbecue on Saturday, April 20. Barbecue by the pound will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Then, beginning at 10:30 a.m., guests can dine in and enjoy pit-cooked barbecue with sides of homemade potato salad, bread, pickles, homemade cakes, and tea for o


Coffee shop opening first Alabama location at Times Plaza

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Another business is expanding to Alabama and opening their first location right here in the Rocket City. Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate announced Tuesday Just Love Coffee Café will be coming to Times Plaza.


Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.


Skeletal remains found in 2 Alabama counties believed to belong to 1 body

An investigation is underway after skeletal remains – possibly belonging to the same person – were found in two different Alabama counties this week. It all began Monday when the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in reference to someone finding human remains. Sheriff’s investig


Alabama Teen Killed in Bridge Accident

Walton County, Fla. - A 15-year-old was killed in an accident on the Clyde B. Wells Bridge Tuesday morning. Kaden Johnson, 15, of Pell City, Ala., fell out of the bed of a truck being driven by 19-year-old Allion Orlando Hogan of Sylacauga, Ala., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Greene, Hale, Marengo, And Sumter Counties Until 5:30PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. Northeastern Marengo County in southwestern Alabama…. Southeastern Greene County in west central Alabama…. East central Sumter County in west central Alabama…


Police: Meridian robbery suspects rob McDonald's in Brandon

BRANDON, Miss. (WTOK, WLBT) -- Police in Brandon say the suspects who robbed a McDonald's in Brandon are suspect in robberies in Meridian and Demopolis. They were taken into custody in Vicksburg.


CDC study team based at Bryan Whitfield through April 20

Neatly lined up in the parking lot behind Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital are four trailers that hold the promise for continued health improvement in the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prev


Vehicle chase ends in canal

On March 22, 2019, at approximately 11:00pm, Demopolis Police attempted to make a traffic stop on a Blue Hyundai near the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Pettus Street. After the officer activated his blue lights, the vehicle fled West on Pettus Street at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle appro


Sweet Water runs win streak to nine before taking loss

Sweet Water went 2-1 over a two-day stretch to close the week and pull its record to 9-5 on the season. The Bulldogs no-hit Class 1A, Area 4 foe Ellwood Christian for a 19-0 win Thursday. Sweet Water tallied five hits and nine walks in the win. Reed Joiner and Chance Broussard combined for six strik


Demopolis baseball handles Central for area wins

Demopolis (6-6, 2-0) pulled off a decisive sweep of Central-Tuscaloosa last week to pull its record even on the season and clear a portion of its area schedule unscathed. Demopolis led the Falcons 2-1 through five Tuesday before opening the game up a little with a two-run sixth inning.


Lady Tigers skunk two foes to end week

After downing Sweet Water 10-0 Monday, Demopolis (8-7, 1-1) wrapped its week with a pair of dominant shutouts over Greensboro and Central-Tuscaloosa. The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth Tuesday to finish off a one-hit, 10-0 shutout over Greensboro.


UWA Tigers baseball sweeps Saint Leo

LIVINGSTON — Kolby Crowley pitched five innings of scoreless relief to lead West Alabama to a 3-2 college baseball victory over Saint Leo Sunday at Tartt Field, handing the Tigers a three-game series sweep of the Lions.


Tuscaloosa church destroyed by four alarm fire

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- A massive four alarm fire in Tuscaloosa destroyed the Mount Pilgrim Baptist church Thursday morning. It happened around 9:30 a.m. on East 39th street, good news is there were no injuries.


Westside principal resigns; BOE considers proposal to reduce utility costs

Representatives from Schneider Electric of Birmingham Monday presented a proposal to the Demopolis Board of Education to reduce utility costs with no impact on the school system budget.


Deal in place to sell Democrat-Reporter

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on the Demopolis Times’ website by Robert Blankenship. The owner of the Democrat-Reporter in Linden has said a deal is in place to sell the newspaper.


Mostly Sunny & Mild Start To Spring

It was (another) chilly start to the day in central and south Alabama. Demopolis and Selma briefly fell to 32° this morning, and Troy wasn’t far behind with a morning low of 34°. Abundant sunshine warms most locations into the upper 60s this afternoon. Temperatures drop fairly quickly after sunset a


Norwood and Wiggins to marry on April 27

Kerry and Tina Norwood of Butler announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Norwood, to Will Wiggins, son of Billy and Thea Wiggins of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roland and Pauline Tyson of Butler. The prospective groom is the grandson of Buddy and Diane Perkins of Jac