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We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of North/Central AL Until 3:00 AM

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued starting immediately for the extreme north, northeastern, and eastern parts of North/Central Alabama until 3:00 am CDT Sunday morning.


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm. A few tornado warnings continue for a few counties in the eastern parts of Mississippi that we’ll need to watch as they approach the state.


Storms heading into Talladega County; Thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m. in eastern Alabama

UPDATE 8 p.m. -- The National Weather Service has released a weather advisory for Talladega and Coosa counties, noting that thunderstorms are heading into the area. Cities affected include Talladega, Sylacauga, Oxford, Lincoln and Pell City, among others.


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Marengo, Linden schools to close early Thursday

Marengo County Schools Superintendent Luke Hallmark notified stakeholders just after 7 p.m. Wednesday that the system will close early Thursday with an eye on the potential for inclement weather.


Strong Storms Soon To Move Into The Birmingham Metropolitan Area

The strongest segment of the line of storms is now stretching from the northeastern corner of Tuscaloosa County and stretching to the south through Brookwood and Vance, then down into Heiberger and Marion in Perry County, and down into the eastern parts of Marengo County.


UA In the News — April 17

WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – April 16. Flying a drone, you probably know that you usually need some type of controller to move the device around until now. University of Alabama students are testing out flying drones using just their minds. Chip Scarborough shows us how it works. You’re looking at a dron


NASCAR legend bags Clarke County gobbler

NASCAR legend Dave Marcis was a recent visitor to Clarke County where he got in some turkey hunting and bagged a nice gobbler. Shannon Tucker of Thomasville served as a guide for Marcis. Dave Marcis’ racing career spanned five decades. He won five times over his tenure, twice at Richmond, including


Campbell’s Landing Racing Returns

After a hiatus for several years, boat racing returns to Campbell’s Landing on May 4 as Hole Shot 2019 will be held on the Tombigbee River. The races will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The admission will be $10 per person. Kids 10 and under are free. Tents and canopies for the spectators are allowed


Jones named ‘Employee of the Week’

The Work- Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Keidrick Jones, left, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". With Jones is Stephanie Reed, Manager of McDonalds of Thomasville. Thomasville City Schools would like to express appreciation to McDonalds for being a su


Tornado Count Now Up To 13 From Sunday’s Storms; One Survey Still To Be Finalized

EF0 – Gallion (Hale County) EF0 – Highway 219 (Perry County) That now brings the grand total to 13 confirmed tornadoes that occurred during Sunday’s severe storm event. NWS Birmingham is still in the process of determining if damage in Marion County could be another tornado track. We’ll know about t


Matheson speaks at THS BASIC assembly

Jordan Matheson, campus pastor with 3 Circle Church in Thomasville, was the guest speaker April 9 at the BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ Club) assembly in the Thomasville High School gym. He is the husband of Taylor Matheson, eighth grade Physical Science teacher at THS. PHOTOS BY BARRY H. HEN


A beautiful day in the park

On a beautiful April evening, there was plenty of activity at Gates Drive. Play in both baseball and softball was underway at the youth parks. At Anderson Field, the Thomasville High School baseball team was playing their final home game of the season against the Leroy Bears. Thomasville has made th


TPD chase ends at Cedar Pointe

Playground Set Stops Chased Car Three Thomasville Police vehicles were joined by three others in a chase of a maroon Honda Tuesday evening. The units were pursuing a subject inside the car. The TPD officers pursued the Honda into Cedar Pointe Apartments at the end of Wilson Street in downtown Thomas