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Alabama woman who joined ISIS wants to come home, report says

A Hoover woman who traveled to Syria and joined ISIS wants to come back home, according to a recent interview. In an interview with The Guardian released Monday morning, Hoda Muthana said she “deeply regrets” joining the Islamic State.


2-year-old Alabama child grazed in drive-by shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a bullet grazed a 2-year-old Alabama child in a drive-by shooting. WVTM-TV says the shooting happened Monday in Birmingham, and the child was taken to the hospital but was considered in good condition. The child was not identified.


East Alabama math teacher’s $1.5 million cash bond is excessive and unconstitutional, lawyer says

The attorney for an east Alabama high school math teacher facing criminal charges in two counties is asking for a reduction in his client’s $1.5 million bond. David Brenton Burkhalter, a 30-year-old Randolph County High School teacher, is on administrative leave after his arrest last week on eight f


Alabama town celebrates 54 years of Jimmie Lee Jackson’s sacrifice

MARION, Ala. – About 100 people gathered Sunday in a small wooden and brick church in the city where it all began, Marion Ala., a rural town with few stoplights and less than 3,600 residents, to honor the 54th Annual Jimmie Lee Jackson Day.


Alabama community saves 1848 lodge from collapse

In 2012, a beautiful historic lodge in Russell County appeared doomed. The 1848 Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge was listed on the Alabama Historic Commission’s Places in Peril that year and seemed on the verge of collapse or demolition. Today, the building has been restored to its original state and serv


UPDATE: Alabama man behind 'BOLO' alert found

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE (2/17/19): The following information is from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation:. "On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen identifying the vehicle Chad Green was last seen driving. Montgom


Presidents Day 2019: Alabama omits Civil War leader Abraham Lincoln from Presidents Day holiday

Presidents Day – at least on a federal level – isn’t a holiday. Instead, the official federal holiday is known as George Washington’s birthday, a time to honor America’s first president, who was born on Feb. 22, 1732.


Huntsville, Florence hotels named among the best in Alabama

U.S. News & World Report named the Top 15 hotels in Alabama, and two North Alabama establishments made the list. The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence came in at No. 4 and The Westin in Huntsville came in at No. 6 on the ranked list. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile


Flooding concerns for parts of Alabama: 10 inches of rain possible; flood safety tips

Much of central and north Alabama are bracing for a week of wet weather, with rainfall of up to 10 inches possible over the next five days. That amount of water raises concerns about flooding.


Peach State DB shocked to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted 3-star safety Brian Branch on Saturday for its second Junior Day of 2019. The Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek product left his...


Alabama ISIS bride begging to return to America after advocating for terror attacks

Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, now claims she made “a big mistake.” The 24-year-old is begging American officials to let her return home now that ISIS is on the verge of total annihilation, according to reports.


County Road 11: Jefferson Country Store

MARENGO COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) -- Old time general stores are hard to find these days, but there's one in Marengo County that's been serving the community there for over 60 years. Jefferson Country Store is featured on County Road 11.


National Signing Day: Marengo County student athletes sign scholarships; Player of Year named [PHOTO GALLERY] [UPDATED]

Marengo County student athletes celebrated National Signing Day on Feb. 6 as they signed their letters of intent for as the first step in their college athlete careers. Three Demopolis High School football players committed to colleges at 9:30 that morning surrounded by support from family, friends


Pritchett earns Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Alabama

Marshall C. Pritchett III, left, has earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine on Dec. 15, 2018 from the University of Alabama. He received a B.S. in Biology from Alabama A & M University and his Master’s from the University of Alabama. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall C. Pritchett Jr. of Thomas


Sen. Jones tours new Thomasville hospital, holds public meeting

Alabama’s first Democratic U.S. senator in two decades visited Thomasville at his own invitation Saturday and spent the better part of the day there, touring the new hospital under construction, the existing library and hearing about plans for a new library and then holding a marathon town hall-styl


FUMC welcomes Kelley as guest speaker at annual Men’s Rally

Matt Kelley of Equip Ministries will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual “Stand in the Gap” Men’s Rally at First United Methodist Church in Demopolis on Friday, Feb. 22.


Orrville Farmer’s Market hosts Valentine’s Day dinner

On Thursday evening, flocks of people descended on the Orrville Farmer’s Market to enjoy a dinner of local fare and the cool sounds of singer-songwriter Trey Rowell. According to Judy McKinnon, one of the owners of the farmer’s market, the event was the market’s first foray into hosting a dinner, ta


DPD welcomes new K9 officer

The Demopolis Police Department welcomed K9 Officer Hondo into its ranks on Saturday, Feb. 9. Officer Hondo, a Belgian Malinois, recently completed several months of training at Alabama Canine, largely in part to donations from around the community.


McDaniel gets reins at SW

SWEET WATER – Sweet Water High School has reigned over Class 1A Baseball in Alabama for the past two seasons. In that time, the Bulldogs have compiled a combined record of 59-17 against a challenging schedule. In 2019, the Bulldogs will have a new baseball coach in Craig McDaniel. While he embraces


A multitude of factors blamed for Fulton floods

An engineering study of Fulton’s flooding woes produced no one thing that caused the flooding — no “smoking gun”— but rather a multitude of contributing factors. The results of the study were revealed at a public meeting held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Fulton Monday evenin