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Fire Destroys Several Moulton Businesses

According to Lawrence County Scanner Junkies on Facebook – A fire broke out at Court Street Grill shortly after 8 PM Monday Night. Numerous departments including Moulton City, Caddo, Lawrence County and others were dispatched to the scene.


Moulton restaurant catches fire

MOULTON, AL (WAFF) - Moulton firefighters are battling a giant blaze on the city’s courthouse square Monday night. The Moulton Fire Department says they got the call around 8:12 p.m.


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.


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.


Lawrence Co. inmate charged with criminal solicitation of murder while incarcerated

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office have charged an inmate with criminal solicitation of murder. Investigators say 42-year-old Kenneth Ray McDonald was an inmate at the Lawrence County Jail and was jailed on charges of rape, three counts of rape of a child


Alabama photographer's empowering photos go viral

MOULTON, Ala. — A local mother's inspirational photos have gone viral. Local photographer, Heather Mitchell, was left feeling unsettled after a conversation at her 8-year-old daughter's softball practice. After Mitchell referred to her daughter, Paislee, as athletic, another mom responded to Mitchel


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


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


Everyone can now have their own sweet home in Alabama

Now that it’s 2019, no longer does the term “Sweet Home Alabama” have to be just a famous Lynyrd Skynyrd song, or a Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy. That’s because anyone who has always wanted to own a home of their own in Alabama now has a new tool to help them do that for the first time, or even


Mama June Allegedly Living Out of Alabama Hotel Rooms in Wake of Crack Cocaine Arrest

Following her arrest last month for crack cocaine possession, Mama June Shannon and boyfriend Geno Doak have reportedly been living out of Alabama hotel rooms as they await next steps in their case.


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


Alabama Deputy Placed on Leave For Allegedly Making Anti-LGBTQ Comments About Bullied Teen Who Took Own Life

An Alabama police deputy has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of making anti-LGBTQ comments on Facebook, officials have confirmed. The officer, who works for the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Huntsville, sparked backlash online after his account posted about the death of


Person of interest sought in Hartselle business burglary

HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) - Hartselle police need your help identifying a person of interest. Police believe the man in the photo could be connected to a burglary at Gutheries Ice House at 798 U.S. 31 South.


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


Athens woman killed in 3-car crash

An Athens woman was killed Sunday night in a three-car crash on U.S. 31 South near the intersection of Moyers Road. Limestone County Coroner Mike West identified the victim as Mary Savage, 29, of Athens.


Most Jefferson County police departments continuing small marijuana arrests

The majority of police chiefs in Jefferson County said their officers will continue to arrest people in possession of small amounts of marijuana, despite a push by county leaders to cite and release instead.


Mayor says Athens dog park still on radar

With pride and fanfare, Decatur opened its new dog park Thursday afternoon next to the Decatur Animal Shelter off Beltline Road. Among its features are separate fenced spaces for both large and small dogs behind the shelter and views of Wilson Morgan Lake.


Man dies after vehicle hits horse in northeast Alabama

A man was killed after his vehicle hit a horse on a northeast Alabama roadway early this morning, authorities said. Aaron Wayne West died in the crash on Jackson County 92, said state trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville. West, 28, was from the Higdon community in Jackson County.


Racking horse show returns to Morgan County

The second largest racking horse show in the United States returns to Priceville this week. The Spring Celebration competition will take place Wednesday through Saturday at the Morgan County Celebration Arena, 67 Horse Center Road (off Highway 67 East), with shows beginning at 6 p.m. nightly.