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Law enforcement reports: Jan. 16-17

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests from 8:44 a.m. Tuesday and 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. Uttering forgery - Anthony Antonio Bonner, 26, 50 Louis Alexander Road, Laurel. Contempt of court - Willie M. Houston, 45, 1911 28th Ave., Meridian. Failure to register as a s

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-01-17 23:15:31

FIRST ALERT: Snowy Alabama at midnight

The WSFA First Alert Weather team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning to give you advance notice of dangerous weather conditions. Snow continues to fall, and will keep falling for several more hours for central and east Alabama. The back edge of the snow i

WSFA - 2018-01-17 06:47:06

Trump's 'Fake News' award winners

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to announce his winners of the "Fake News" awards. The president tweeted a link to GOP.com for the full list but the site crashed soon after and said it was "temporarily offline." However, Fox News reported The New York Times topped the presiden

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 01:20:35

Trump Sparks #GirtherMovement Because He Supposedly Weighs 239 Pounds

For comparison, the official figure puts Trump between LeBron James of the National Basketball Association, who reportedly weighs 250 pounds, and Tom Brady of the NFL, who reportedly weighs 225 pounds. The New York Times reported that the test was overseen by Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Same BWM used in two Monday night armed robberies

The Meridian Police Department said a gray BMW was involved in two separate armed robberies that occurred within 10 minutes of each other but they haven't determined if the same man entered both businesses. A man with a shotgun entered a business at 9:43 p.m. in the 2500 block of 8th Street. He poi

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-01-16 22:31:04

Mentoring program for teen-aged girls kicks off in February

Persist Until Something Happens (PUSH) is a mentorship program for girls ages 12-17 that will meet in a group session twice a week for one hour on Mondays and Thursdays. The program is open to girls ages 15-16 and will meet from 5-6 p.m. The first meeting will be an orientation from 5-6 p.m. on Feb.

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-01-18 17:50:09

Marengo, Linden, Demopolis schools closed Wednesday

With a winter storm system settling in over much of the state Tuesday afternoon and an expectation of icy roads and frigid temperatures well into Wednesday, school systems are again facing decisions regarding hours of operation. The first local system to declare its schedule for Wednesday is Marengo

WESTALABAMAWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-01-16 21:08:03

Commission asked to repair or close portion of CR 33

On Jan.9, the Marengo County Commission held a meeting at the Marengo County Courthouse in Linden in which they discussed the closing of a portion of County Road 33. The road, which is about a mile east of Linden, has not been maintained in nearly 30 years. Landowners ask that the county either main


Hoover City Schools delay opening two hours on Thursday

HOOVER - Hoover City Schools and offices will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule on Thursday, Jan. 18. Schools and offices will open two hours later than their normal start times on Thursday, HCS announced on Wednesday. Buses will run regular routes on a two-hour delayed scheduled. Employees are

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-01-18 01:32:00

Prostitution crackdown leads to criminal charges against 26 in Tuscaloosa

All had bond set at a thousand dollars each and all have court appearances set for February. (MGN) More than two dozen men face soliciting prostitution charges in Tuscaloosa. Court documents just made public show the 26 arrests were made over a three day period from January 12 through the 14th. Six

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-18 13:01:14

Snow shuts down roads, schools

Walker County and the rest of Alabama ground to a halt this week as light snow and icing hit on Tuesday, with moisture freezing on roads and temperatures and wind chills plunging. This item is available in full to subscribers. Road conditions across Walker County deteriorated quickly after snow beg

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE ONLINE - 2018-01-18 00:44:56

Subway worker hit in head during armed holdup; suspects sought

Authorities are asking for the public's help identifying two gunmen who robbed a Midfield restaurant. The holdup happened about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Subway, said Det. Michael Jeffries. The two men - both black males who appeared to be in their 20s - entered the stored with their faces covered. One of

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 23:20:25

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at downtown Birmingham's Parkside Apartments

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service is on the scene of a three-alarm fire at a downtown apartment building. The fire is at the upscale Parkside building across the street from Railroad Park. Police have blocked off the surrounding area and evacuated the building. No fire is visible, but firefight

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 23:48:24

Harley Barber apologizes for racist video, says she was expelled from Alabama

A University of Alabama student who posted videos to social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities apologized on Wednesday and said she has been expelled from college. Harley Barber told the New York Post she was heading back to New Jersey after being kicked out of schoo

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 21:00:00

Former University of Alabama student behind racist video says she was wrong

A former University of Alabama student is apologizing for posting videos using a racial slur. Harley Barber told the New York Post , "I don't know what to do and I feel horrible. I'm wrong and there's just no excuse for what I did." Barber is no longer enrolled at the university after the videos wer

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-18 06:37:04

Plea date set for meth-trafficking suspect

COLUMBIANA - A 25-year-old Alabaster man is set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court later this month for a plea hearing on a methamphetamine-trafficking charge brought against him by the state Bureau of Investigation.Carranza Oscar Carranza was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury in October

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-01-18 20:17:00

58-year-old woman found dead at DART bus stop in South Dallas

A 58-year-old woman was found dead overnight at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus stop in South Dallas. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was at a bus shelter near South Malcolm X Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue. Dallas-Fire Rescue arrived at the shelter at about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-17 17:46:48

Not even crashing into ravine could stop Dallas teen's killer, jury told in murder trial

Not even crashing into a ravine could stop Antonio Cochran from carrying out his plot to rape 18-year-old Zoe Hastings, prosecutors argued Wednesday during his capital murder trial. A Dallas County jury began deliberating a verdict in the case Wednesday afternoon. If convicted, the 36-year-old face

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-17 19:56:00

Drug debt sealed Dallas dealer's fate despite his pleas for forgiveness, police say

A drug dealer found dead in Dallas last month begged his attackers to spare him before he was shot over money he owed them, police records say. Michael "Big Mike" Johnson Jr. and Aaron "K-9" Mobley were arrested last week on murder charges in the death of Fredrick Dashun Ware. Ware, 33, was found De

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-17 20:03:00

For Dallas' homeless, Tuesday's cold front was a matter of life or death

The mounds on the sidewalk looked like piles of discarded bedding, but under each blanket was someone trying to survive Dallas' coldest night in seven years. The brutal cold front that rolled into the city Tuesday caused overnight temperatures to plunge to 13 degrees - the kind of cold that can kil

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-18 02:25:39