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Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery
Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi
Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Lamar County Until 7:15PM
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 624 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Caledonia, or 7 miles southwest of Vernon, moving east at 55 mph.
Alabama sets execution for man convicted in 1997 quadruple killing in Pelham
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls, in Pelham. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra.
Confirmed Large and Extremely Dangerous Tornado in Northeast Mississippi; Will Affect Lamar County Alabama: Start Taking Tornado Precautions
OBSERVED, tornado damage threat: CONSIDERABLE, hail: < .75 IN] for Itawamba, Monroe [MS] till 11:45 PM CDT ...AT 1109 PM CDT, A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF KOLOLA SPRINGS, OR 8 MILES NORTH OF COLUMBUS AFB, MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.
Alabama looks good in report on gambling addiction -- but there’s a catch
A new survey from WalletHub ranks Alabama among the least gambling-addicted states in the nation -- though there’s a major loophole in the data. WalletHub is a personal finance website that offers advice and tools to help users improve their credit scores and general financial health. Its report on
CVS rolling out time delay safes in all Alabama locations
CVS Pharmacy says it now has time-delay safes in all of its 186 Alabama locations. The safes are meant to deter pharmacy robberies and diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications, company officials said today, in a response to the opioid epidemic. The company made the announcement at a ce
Calling all carbs: Alabama thief spreads hamburger buns in restaurant parking lot
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A thief broke into an Alabama restaurant Tuesday morning, but he left the dough in the parking lot. The thief covered the parking lot of a Rally’s in southwest Birmingham with old hamburger buns, AL.com reported. The buns were moldy and smashed, prompting one observer to note, “Th
Louisiana Man Kidnaps and Assaults Mississippi Teen
ABERDEEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Louisiana man is expected to be charged with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Mississippi girl. Authorities say 24-year-old Ronald Joseph Latiolais III of Gonzales, Louisiana, met the girl online, went to Aberdeen, Mississippi for her, and took her bac
Columbus Sends Four Student-Athletes to Next Level
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — After finishing 23-5, the Columbus High girls wrap up another season by sending off four players to continue their basketball careers at the next level.
Multistate Trust removes 50,000 tons of contaminated soil
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Multistate Trust announced they removed 50,000 tons of contaminated soil from the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp-Columbus Superfund Site at a town hall meeting Monday.
Alabama grants 216 hemp licenses: Here’s the county-by-county list
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has granted more than 200 licenses for growers of industrial hemp, the agency announced. The licenses cover 152 growers, 59 processors and five universities, covering the growth, cultivation, processing and research of the plant.
Authorities want help finding missing 81-year-old Alabama man
Prattville police are asking for the public’s help in locating Robert Robinson, 81, who was last seen at his home at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Authorities say Robinson suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgment. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says he left his h
Pink bicycles add spring color to Aberdeen Main Street
ABERDEEN – Pink bicycles on display throughout downtown have recently sparked questions about why they’re there and complements about how great they look. The new temporary fixtures are the brainchild of Aberdeen Main Street Director Ann Tackett, and they match new springtime flags for downtown.
Next stop for Columbus fantastic foursome: college hoops
Four Columbus High School girls basketball players took the next step in their athletic careers Monday. Guard Hannah White inked her commitment to Alabama State while teammates Berniya Hardin, Deryona Smith and Jatyler Turner committed to Meridian Community College.
Public health experts warn of measles outbreak as cases inch closer to Alabama
UAB and Jefferson County Department of Public Health experts on Monday warned of the nationwide measles outbreak as cases continue to inch closer to Alabama. "Once it gets started in a vulnerable population it will spread quickly," said Dr. William Curry, Associate Dean of Rural and Primary Care at
Men eat dinner with widowed elderly Alabama woman who was sitting by herself at restaurant
(Meredith) - Three Alabama men invited an elderly woman to eat dinner with them after noticing she was dining alone at a restaurant. Jamario Howard posted the heartwarming story to Facebook Thursday. He and two friends were eating at Brad's Bar-B-Que in Oxford when they saw the woman sitting by hers
Two injured after shots fired at vehicle on Highway 82
Two people were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on Highway 82 early Saturday morning. The Starkville Police Department said in a press release Monday morning that officers responded around 2:02 a.m. to the report of a gunshot victim and a wreck on Highway 82, between Highway 25 and Highway
Bankfirst Capital trading on OTC market
Bankfirst Capital Corp., the holding company for BankFirst Financial Services, a $1.3 billion asset bank headquartered in Columbus, has qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market. Bankfirst Capital was previously privately-held.
Mississippi, the only state with a Confederate symbol in its flag, is offering a new flag design on license plates
(CNN) — Mississippians who'd like to display their state flag minus its Confederate imagery can rejoice in a newly approved specialty license plate. The state's flag has long contained an image of the Confederate battle flag, also known as the Southern Cross. Mississippi is the only one of the Unite