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Significant Weather Advisory For Dekalb County Until 9:30 PM CDT

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DEKALB COUNTY UNTIL 930 PM CDT…. At 838 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along. a line extending from near Fyffe to near Tabor Road. Movement was.


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…


Central Alabama Wind Damage Reports

Here are wind damage reports from late this afternoon and this evening across Central Alabama:. There are scattered trees down all across Central Alabama this evening. A tree fell on a house in Pell City at 8 p.m. trapping the occupants.


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


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.


Man shot by trooper after high-speed chase in Dade County pleads guilty

Brandon Anthony Vitier, who was shot in Dade County in September after a police chase, will go to prison for at least five years. Vitier pleaded guilty this morning to aggravated assault, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, said his attorney, Meredith Ziebold. He re


Severe Threat Continues Ahead of the Thunderstorm Complex But is Lessening

While there remains the possibility of some strong winds behind the leading line of storms, the activity looks to be really weakening at this time. NWS Birmingham has decided that they will not be drawing up severe thunderstorm warning unless absolutely necessary from this point on.


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.


Dateline NBC to feature story of Jesse ‘Madison’ Holton, Alabama teen accused of killing parents

An Alabama teen who was charged in the shooting deaths of his parents, only to have the charges dismissed last year, will be featured in a Dateline NBC segment Friday night. Jesse “Madison” Holton, then-17, was charged as an adult in the 2016 slayings of his father, former Eclectic mayor Mike Holton


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.


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.


Severe storms moving into Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe storms will move into Alabama late this afternoon. A few tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible with these storms. Share and stay weather aware!


Jackson County agencies preparing for worst-case scenario emergencies

Representatives from more than a dozen agencies from law enforcement to medical care met Thursday in Jackson County to discuss how to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. "If we have some kind of disaster, they will be called in for their expertise and knowledge," said Paul Smith, deputy directo


4 Alabama doctors among 60 charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

CINCINNATI — Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.


Lafayette High Grad To Appear On Jeopardy! [Video]

A 2018 Lafayette High School graduate and former Paul Breaux student will be appearing on Jeopardy! next week!. KLFY.com reports Alix Basden will appear on Jeopardy! with host Alex Trebek April 25th. Hopefully, if things go well we'll get to see her for many days after.


Meth Bust at Trion Hotel

Last week, Trion Police, along with agents from the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, arrested a woman at a local motel and charged her with distribution of methamphetamine.


Local’s Car Found Burned In Cherokee County, Alabama

Alabama law enforcement officials recovered a burned stolen vehicle Monday night that belongs to a Summerville resident. Officials in Cherokee County, Ala., found a red Dodge Magnum that had burned. They discovered it belonged to John J. Fain Jr., of Seventh Street, in Summerville. Officer Steve Bat


Severe weather threats across Alabama on Thursday

Forecasters said Alabama could be hit by severe weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said damaging straight line winds are the primary threat, but brief tornadoes are also possible. The agency urged Alabamians to have multiple ways to get warn


UPDATE: Manhunt ends with suspect captured in Catoosa Co.

UPDATE: A chase that started in Chattanooga ended following a suspect search in Walker County. The Walker County Sheriff's Office said dispatch was alerted about a pursuit that was coming into Georgia from Rossville Boulevard and Chickamauga Avenue Thursday.


Trion man charged with hitting female pedestrian in northwest Georgia

SUMMERVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – A Trion, Georgia man has been charged with running down a pedestrian on Tuesday. A woman was hit by a vehicle on McConnell Road off of Highway 337 west of.