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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.


Fort Payne man arrested after meth, more found in vehicle

A Fort Payne man was arrested for possessing a sizable amount of methamphetamine in Geraldine on Friday. A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Agent conducted a traffic stop for a switched tag on Highway 75 in Geraldine about noon Friday. The agent discovered the passenger in the vehicle


Movie team finds Alabama a heavenly place for filming of ‘Hell on the Border’

A frontier woman in a homespun blue dress stood on the porch of her rough-hewn cabin, staring into the fog. She raised a rifle to her shoulder, calmly set her sights and … didn’t fire.


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 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.


Widow mourns Alabama man killed in Illinois warehouse shooting

The widow of an Alabama native killed in an Illinois workplace shooting on Friday has posted an account of learning about her husband’s death, including a text message from him after he was wounded.


Alabama Power Company issues rising water warning

Alabama Power Company issued a lake level warning for Lake Martin today after the National Weather Service published predictions of 3 inches to 6 inches of rain across the state this week. The lake level on the Tallapoosa River’s Lake Martin could reach summer pools or higher by the weekend and coul


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.


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 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


Gurley man murdered on Atkins Drive, suspect arrested

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A male suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide on Atkins Drive Sunday morning. Huntsville Police stated Sherman Demond Moore, 38, was booked into the Madison County Jail Sunday evening after the shooting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.


Former Alabama police officer suspected of murder dies after police chase in Montgomery

SAMSON, Ala. (WPMI) — UPDATE: James Chadwick Green was found on I-65 in Montgomery on Sunday. Police got a tip from a caller who spotted Green's car. After a short pursuit, police managed to force his vehicle off the road. He was transported to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He di


Someone Trespasses And Damages Home

Linda Lawrence, of Kelly Street, in Summerville, told police that someone damaged a vent covering on the outside of her house on Friday, according to an incident report. “The damaged vent covering is located on the east side of the complainant’s residence which in clear view of a no trespassing sign


LaFayette addressing growing homeless problem

“The city of LaFayette is not a homeless shelter.” — LaFayette Councilman Chris Davis. After a fairly routine LaFayette council meeting Monday night (Feb. 11) during which more than 40 Honeybee Festival sponsors were honored, the mood turned somber when a letter from the Georgia Department of Public


Red Devil girls to play for regional title

JACKSONVILLE — No. 6 Fyffe knocked off No. 2 Sacred Heart Catholic 75-69 Friday night in the Class 2A girls Northeast Regional Basketball semifinals at Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum.


Meth, cocaine, stolen gun found in DeKalb County traffic stop

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force agents discovered a large amount of illegal narcotics and recovered a stolen firearm during a traffic stop in Powell. An agent conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on College Road in Powell (near Highway 35) about 10 p.m. Monday


Residents report attempted email, phone scams

Floyd County police took reports over the past week of three types of scam contacts with residents. In one case, a man said he received an email from someone claiming they had evidence he viewed "bad things" on YouTube and they wanted payment in bitcoin to keep it quiet.


Chilly and drier Monday; heavy rain expected Tuesday through Thursday

Soggy conditions settled into the region Sunday, and as much as 0.6 inches (Muscle Shoals) to 2 inches (Fort Payne) of rain fell on Sunday alone!. Thankfully, a break in the rain will arrive Monday morning as colder and drier air surges into the Tennessee Valley. Morning temperatures will fall into


Cherokee County Arrest Files for Monday

Rakeem Williams, age 26 of Centre, Matthew Allen Scott, 36 of Crossville and an 18 year old resident of Rainsville, Amy Sierra Prestwood were charged with the Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.