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Expanded Severe Threat For Today

- Tornadoes, some strong - Damaging winds over 60 mph, stronger storms can go over 80 mph - Large hail over 1-inch, almost 2 inches in stronger storms (golf ball up to tennis ball-sized) Start Times By Region The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton):

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 12:39:00

Update to Storm Timing Today

The Shoals (areas around Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Moulton): 3 PM to 5 PM I-65 and I-565 (areas around Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Fayetteville, Guntersville, Boaz, and Cullman): 4 PM to 7 PM Sand Mountain (areas around Scottsboro, Stevenson, and Fort Payne): 6

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-19 16:16:00

Alleged car thief dead after chase ends in crash

A Gadsden man is dead after he allegedly stole a sports car in Gadsden and was chased by by law enforcement officers to Blount County, where he crashed and was ejected from the car. Lavaris Donte Jones, 22, was flown to UAB Hospital after the car crashed Sunday afternoon on Alabama Highway 231 in Bl

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-19 15:11:10

Five People Injured In Single Vehicle Accident North Of Cedar Bluff

A total of five people were injured in an accident on Margaret Ingram Road just off of Highway 9 North of Cedar Bluff on Sunday afternoon. Two of the five occupants were ejected from the vehicle, both were taken from the scene to a nearby field where two medical transport helicopters were awaiting t

WEISRADIO.COM - 2018-03-19 03:51:33

Sheriff: Alabama man accused of raping 14-year-old girl

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. Etowah County Sheriff's Office records show 24-year-old John David Coggins was booked Thursday and charged with second-degree rape. The sheriff's office says in a statement that the Gallant man is accused of raping th


Teen charged with felony in Shelby County school threat

A Shelby County teen faces a felony charge after authorities say he made school threat. Harpersville police on Friday arrested 18-year-old Stephen Chase Edwards, according to court records made public Monday. The incident happened on March 9. The arrest warrant against Edwards states he made stateme

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 17:51:07

Storm threat tonight is upgraded to 'moderate risk'

Check this article for more information as it becomes available. This article is available for free to all readers, no subscription required. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave Calhoun County faces the possibility of strong tornadoes and 80 mph winds this evening under an upgraded forecast released by th

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-19 13:04:00

Boaz man opens up on life of his '69 Buick Electra

William C. Putman stands with his 1969 Buick Electra 225, the car he's driven for nearly 50 years, accounting for more than 418,681 miles. He's traveled 418,681 miles and counting over the course of nearly 50 years, all in the same car - a 1969 Buick Electra 225. William C. Putman, or "Mr. P," bough

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2018-03-19 19:49:00

Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. - Carlton Gary, aka the Columbus "Stocking Strangler," has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay of execution. Gary's initial appointed hour


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Officers arrest 11 in drug raids

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 people in two drug raids early Monday morning. The Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, members of the Marshall County Drug Task Force, the Albertville Police Department, the Boaz Police Department and the FBI executed two search warrants in the Boaz ar


Five injured in three-vehicle crash on Highway 278 in Hokes Bluff

Five people went to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 278 at the intersection of McLain Street, according to Hokes Bluff Police Chief Mitchell Hill. About 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Chevrolet truck driven by Brandon Lake Gilbert, 16, of Hokes Bluff, pulled into the path of travel


Steele man dead in homicide

A 61-year-old man in Steele was found dead from a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning. The victim was identified as Steven Ray Kirchner, 61, after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office conducted a welfare check at 5175 Beason Cove Road in Steele. Kirchner was found deceased from a gunshot wound.


Deadly shooting probe underway in St. Clair County; possible suspect questioned in Jefferson County

An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting early Wednesday. The shooting happened at a home in the 5100 block of Beason Cove Road in St. Clair County. Few details are being released at this time but a crime scene is roped off at the residence in the Steele community. Sometime later, invest


Alabama Sheriff Used Inmate Food Funds for Beach House - And It's Legal

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep "excess" inmate-feeding funds


Police investigating case of missing Anniston woman

Anniston police on Wednesday were investigating a report of a missing woman, an investigator said. The 48-year-old woman, identified as Sheila Vandergriff, was last seen at her Wilmer Avenue home on Monday before 2 p.m., according to a police report. She was reported missing Tuesday shortly after no


11 arrested in two separate Boaz busts

Two drug busts early Monday morning in the Boaz area resulted in nearly a dozen arrests on drug-related charges, Marshall County authorities said. Authorities served a search warrant at a home on Niles Road in Boaz Monday morning and said they found cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and


Burglary suspect jumps into truck, gets taken to meet deputies

An Etowah County woman is in jail, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, after she jumped in the truck of a man who interrupted a burglary, and he drove her to meet deputies. Kelli Lynn Wyatt, 37, of Gadsden, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a felony; one count of four


Gadsden woman arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft, authorities say

An Etowah County woman has been arrested on burglary and theft of property charges, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said. Kelli Lynn Wyatt, 37, of Gadsden, is facing charges of burglary, theft of property, public intoxication and failure to appear for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, authorities