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Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame to induct Harper Lee and Milly Francis

Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Licensed by Getty Images. Used with permission) MARION, Ala. - Harper Lee and Milly Francis will be inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame on March 7, 2019. The induction ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Alumnae Auditorium on the Judson


Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.


Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Alabama's first charter school expansion approved

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — The state of Alabama's first charter school is getting bigger. Excel Day and Evening Academy now expanding to include middle school students. As of right now, the school only enrolls students in grades 9-12.


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


Group Wants To Split Atmore Schools Away From County System

A local group wants the Atmore schools split away from the county system. Atmore Citizens for Change wants a separate Atmore City School System, and they’ve notified Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and Escambia County (AL) School District Superintendent John Knott.


Man Murdered Thursday In Escambia County

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder Thursday in Escambia County. Deputies were called to the 2100 block of Spink Lane, off North 9th Avenue, at 11:11 a.m. where they made contact with a male victim who appeared to have been severely beaten. The victim told deputies what ha


Missing Mobile boy found safe, police say

A 12-year-old boy who had been missing since Saturday has been found, Mobile police said Tuesday night. The Alabama Law Enforcement issued a missing persons alert for 12-year-old Ian Lee Clark Monday. He was found safe Tuesday night in Escambia County, Florida, Mobile police said.


Woman, Two Children Critically Injured In 10 Mile Road Crash

A woman and two children were critically injured in a crash with a semi Tuesday afternoon on West 10 Mile Road at Stefani Road. The three were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by Escambia County EMS as “trauma alerts”.


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


Photos: Go Inside Shakedown At Escambia (AL) Jail; Knives, Phones, Tattoo Gun Found

A shakedown at the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton turned up a long list of contraband. The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office and Brewton Police conducted the search. Officers located four homemade knives, 13 cellphones, six phone charges, a quantity of tobacco, a bag of spice,


Special fish sale at IGA remembered

Jerry Andrews died and was buried last week. He was retired as the owner of Andrews IGA, later Andrews Associated Foods on Main Street near the courthouse in Grove Hill. Jerry was a good businessman and community minded. When I heard Jerry had died I remembered an incident back in the mid-1980s. I h


CSX Proposes Solution To Keep Trains From Blocking Cottage Hill Neighborhood

CSX has proposed a plan to keep their stopped trains from completely blocking the Cottage Hill area east of Highway 95A. The plan, according to Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry, will benefit residents in the area from McKenzie Road to Eden Lane.


Teen shot in Conecuh Co. dies

A T.R. Miller student who was shot just over a week ago died Friday. Jamie Maloy, spokesperson for the state bureau of investigation confirmed the death. Jamal Duggans died a week after he was shot in Castleberry on his 18th birthday.


Health Department: Flu Activity Mild In Escambia County

According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), flu activity is increasing statewide and heightened activity is expected for several more weeks. The report shows flu activity in Escambia County was mild reached a plateau and was mild, compared to increasing flu cases in


Heartbreak: Blue Devils end season

One can’t hide a broken heart. Escambia County lost 54-47 to a scrappy Clarke County team tonight in a Class 4A sub regional game at the Cornell Torrence Gymnasium in Atmore.