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Over 200 students reported as having the flu in Oneonta

ONEONTA – The flu has struck more than 200 students in the Oneonta school system, according to WIAT. Oneonta city school superintendent Daniel Smith told WIAT that the school is “monitoring the cold and flu cases impacting the school system. The number of students out sick today {Thursday} is 206, w

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-12-14 21:32:59

Justice for Christian: A Blount County mother’s Christmas prayer

BLOUNT COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Christmas season brings tears for Kerry Payne as he reflects on the memory of her 18-year-old son. “Every day, he either called or texted goodnight and he loved us,” Payne recalls.

WBRC.COM - 2018-12-13 01:34:00

Investigation leads to drug bust in Blount County

BLOUNT COUNTY — An investigation led to two arrests at a Blount County residence on Monday, according to WIAT. A press release from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said that two individuals were charged with first degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernal

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-12-11 19:49:21

Alabama family wins ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

An Etowah County family won the grand prize in Monday night’s early episode of “The Great Christmas Light Fight." The Gilleys of Ballplay won the $50,000 prize for the Christmas light display outside the family home, which regularly attracts thousands of visitors each holiday season. The show also s

AL.COM - 2018-12-18 02:16:17

Two people arrested in Blount County marijuana bust

HAYDEN, Ala. (WIAT) -- Two arrests were made in Blount County Monday after a residence was searched as the result of an investigation into the sale and production of marijuana.

CBS42.COM - 2018-12-11 02:09:00

Woman, 64, shot and killed in Birmingham’s Southside Saturday night

An investigation is underway after a woman was shot and killed in Southside over the weekend. The deadly shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of 17th Avenue South. Birmingham police homicide Sgt. Field Morton said investigators have not determined a motive.

AL.COM - 2018-12-17 16:49:34

Cullman Police make multiple drug, forgery arrests

CULLMAN - The Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) has made multiple drug and forgery arrests recently. Arrested in Hanceville were James Tyler Hinman, 37, and Asia Ryan Graham, 28, both of Hanceville. The pair was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession

CULLMANSENSE.COM - 2018-12-17 21:44:43

Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away

Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.

AL.COM - 2018-12-17 19:13:06

Deadline to enroll for health insurance quickly approaching

By Brian Massey, chief advocacy officer of Ascension Alabama, which includes Providence Hospital in Mobile and St. Vincent’s hospitals in Birmingham, Oneonta, Pell City and Clanton.

AL.COM - 2018-12-12 12:00:07

Woman found shot in north Alabama; taken to Huntsville Hospital

A woman was hospitalized after she was found shot in Limestone County Monday afternoon, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say the woman was found shot at a home in the 20000 block of Highway 127. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital by ambulance, according to the sheriff’

AL.COM - 2018-12-17 22:42:03

Blount County mother pleads guilty in shotgun shooting death of boyfriend

A 29-year-old Oneonta woman pleaded guilty Tuesday for the shotgun shooting death of her boyfriend. Meagan Bullard Collins pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Nov. 20, 2014 death of Clint Alan Myrick, said Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey.

AL.COM - 2018-12-04 21:23:48

18-year-old killed in Sylacauga crash

SYLACAUGA, Ala. — A teen from Sylacauga was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Friday evening, Dec. 14. According to ABC33/40, 18-year-old, Dakota Nivins, 18, was pronounced dead by the Shelby County coroner in the crash on County Road 45.

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-12-17 22:43:02

Decatur man with murder warrant arrested in Cullman for trafficking meth

CULLMAN - Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) agents on Friday arrested Jason Lavan Turner, 41, of Decatur, charging him with trafficking in methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

CULLMANSENSE.COM - 2018-12-17 22:00:27

Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.

WPMI - 2018-12-17 10:39:54

2 dead after train crashes into vehicle on tracks in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a train crashed into a passenger vehicle on its tracks in Alabama. News outlets report a vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks in Birmingham at about 6 p.m. Saturday when it was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. Birmingham Fir

WPMI - 2018-12-16 12:41:48

Motorcycle crash on U.S. 231 claims the life of an Oneonta man

BLOUNT COUNTY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has reported a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, which claimed the life of an Oneonta man. Jerry Wayne Gibson, 70, was killed when the Yamaha V-star motorcycle he was operating left the roadway on U.S. 231 and overturne

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-12-04 14:41:51

New School Named Transfer Option For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

This weekend was a big one for Jalen Hurts, as the Alabama quarterback graduated from school. He got a raucous ovation as he walked across the stage. Hurts, Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2016 and ’17, became the backup this past season. Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting gig in the national t

THESPUN.COM - 2018-12-16 09:08:28

Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama

A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg


Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening

One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-15 17:31:16

Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia

LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-16 01:03:00