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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


Muscle Shoals changes May council meeting date

MUSCLE SHOALS — The regularly scheduled Monday, May 6, meeting of the City Council has been moved to Monday, May 13. The meeting date was changed because the mayor and most council members will be attending the Alabama League of Municipalities meeting in Mobile from May 4-7.


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.


1 killed in Florence house explosion

FLORENCE — Authorities hope to identify the victim who died early Monday morning in a house explosion. The incident at 1047 Stewart Ave. shortly after 2 a.m. awakened neighbors, who reported hearing the loud boom and even feeling the rumbling from it.


TVA Rockpile Recreation area closed

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One of the TVA’s most popular parks remains closed this morning due to damage left behind from February flooding. Crews are continuing to repair damage at Rockpile Recreation Area in Muscle Shoals after it was submerged in 6 feet of water for weeks.


One dead after early morning fire in Florence

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Authorities say one person is dead, after an early morning fire in Florence. According to Florence Fire and Rescue, a fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. this morning on Stuart Avenue.


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


Census is important to assistance programs

MUSCLE SHOALS — Local governments have provided the U.S. Census Bureau with updated address information, and the next step toward the 2020 census will be informing the public why it's important to be counted.


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.


Alabama among few to give state employees day off for Confederate Memorial Day

• Confederate Memorial Day was first celebrated on April 26, 1866, which marked the first anniversary of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.


New Safety Measures to Prevent Pharmacy robberies and opioid diversion in Alabama

CAHABA HEIGHTS, Ala. - (WIAT) - Representatives from CVS Pharmacy and the retail division of CVS Health joined Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to announce new safety measures that are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and opioid diversion now in place at all CVS Pharmacy locatio


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.


Florence police searching for missing woman

FLORENCE, Ala. – Police are looking for a woman who left her home Sunday. Tammy Ann Russell, 47, was believed to be traveling out of the state by bus or an older model truck, authorities said. She may be traveling with Paul Jeffery Odom, according to authorities.


Deadly house fire in Florence

One person is dead following an early morning house fire in Florence. According to the Florence Fire Marshall, the fire happened around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning, April 22 on Stewart Avenue in Florence. One person was found dead in the fire.


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’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


PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Red Bay pounds Collinsville in first round

RED BAY — Red Bay finished with 25 hits on the day as the Tigers cruised to a pair of victories over Collinsville on Monday in the opening round of the Class 2A baseball playoffs.


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


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.


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.