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Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


See latest Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


After police killings, where do Alabama lawmakers go with criminal justice reform?

The recent fatal shootings of police officers in Birmingham and Mobile loom over this spring’s legislative battles, as influential law enforcement associations continue to hold sway over reforms in Montgomery.


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Concern grows over missing hard drives from local court house

LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – The loss of some hardware from the Lamar County Courthouse is raising concerns about the safety of public property and private data. 15 hard drives are missing from the Lamar County Court House.


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration

The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Columbus Teen Sentenced to Prison for Armed Robbery

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A Columbus teen will spend five years in prison for armed robbery. Mandell Glover pleaded guilty to the hold up in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Last August, the victim told deputies that he was taking pictures on his phone at Stringer Manor Apartments when he was hit i


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Man Pleads Guilty to Assault and Arson Involving His Mother

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A startling confession from a Lowndes County man. Prosecutors say Travis Weatherspoon, 37, admitted to assaulting his own mother and setting her home on fire.


Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Lamar And Marion Counties Until 2:15PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… — Marion County in northwestern Alabama… Lamar County in west central Alabama… — * Until 215 PM CST.


Carrollton Mayor looking to stop dumping, loitering at West Highland

The Carrollton City Council on Thursday, February 7th began with Pam Acker and Jane Quarles being appointed to the library board. Also, it was announced that bids for the Carrollton City Hall remodeling would be opened on February 14, at 8am.


Threat to Monroe County school determined to be invalid

HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A threat to a Monroe County school was determined to be invalid. Monroe County School District Superintendent Scott Cantrell released the following statement at 2:45 on Thursday.


Peanut truck crash halts traffic

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- A semi crash brings traffic to a crawl on a major highway Thursday evening. It happened in the West Bound lanes of Highway 82 just before the Macon/Meridian exit.