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Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


Storm Causes Damage to Perry Co. Home

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — A Perry County family is picking up the pieces and counting their blessings — after a powerful storm rips part of the roof — right off their home.


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S. Known for its “best of lists,” according to Hearst Magazines and Digital, the owner of Delish.com, the food lovers website’s traffic


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 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 Wi


Alabama ex-investigator pleads guilty to beating handcuffed man

(CNN) — A former Tallassee police investigator pleaded guilty to assaulting a handcuffed 24-year-old man after his arrest. According to the guilty plea, Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was on duty in pursuit of the victim on a four-wheeler. Several officers had placed the man in handcuffs and before placing h


Mercedes-Benz unveils the ‘S-Class of SUVs’ to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz is turning heads in the Big Apple and among the world’s automotive press today with the unveiling of its new full-size SUV to be built in Alabama. The automaker unveiled the 2020 GLS at the New York International Auto Show. Calling it “the S-Class of SUVs,” Mercedes is signaling this i


Pledge, abortion among top Alabama stories this week

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day at school. And the House’s Health Committee passed a bill that outlaw abortion.


Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama’s status as one of the few states without the games.


Jones toured Middle East at ‘critical time’

Following a trip to the Middle East, where he and other senators had the opportunity to visit Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, returned to the states Wednesday both concerned and inspired.


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Good Friday Traditions Kick Off Easter Weekend in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Folks in Selma kick off the Easter holiday weekend — with a couple of annual Good Friday traditions. Christian churches all over the city of Selma are gearing up to celebrate the Easter holiday.


Schools dismiss early to avoid severe weather threat

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Many school systems chose not be open or host activities with a serious threat of severe weather possible Thursday afternoon. Many schools came to that decision to dismiss early Wednesday. That included the Hale County school system.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Hale And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 6:45PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. Southwestern Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama…. * At 544 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Carrollton to near Union to Thornhill, moving northeast at 40 mph.


Hale County officials show off mobile hospital trailer

GREENSBORO, Ala. (WIAT) -- Officials in West Alabama were preparing for severe weather Thursday. The Hale County EMA office has a mobile hospital trailer they can use to treat storm victims if they have to respond to disasters.


22-year-old fatally stabbed during fight at west Alabama public housing complex

An investigation is underway after a woman was fatally stabbed Tuesday night in west Alabama. Shatonio Kiera Smith, 22, was killed. State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special Agent Jason Ward said the slaying happened about 10 p.m. during a fight in the Brent public housing Complex on Kennedy R


USJ principal resigning at end of school year

The Demopolis City School System will need to fill two elementary school principal positions for the next school year as the board accepted the resignation of U.S. Jones Principal Tori Infinger on Monday.


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