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Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Blount County Until 6:15 PM CST

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN BLOUNT COUNTY UNTIL. 615 PM CST… — At 543 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over. Kimberly, or near Gardendale, moving northeast at 75 mph.


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


A Dozen Inmates Escaped an Alabama County Jail Using Only Peanut Butter

A dozen inmates at Alabama’s Walker County Jail escaped after some of them used peanut butter to cover a door number. According to Walker County Sheriff James Underwood, that was enough to fool a corrections officer into believing the door, which led outside, was instead a cell door.


Flood watch issued for Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount County

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected to impact central Alabama this week. Due to this the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a flood watch that includes the areas of Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount County.


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Blount County drivers license office to relocate starting on Friday

BLOUNT COUNTY — The Driver License Examining Office in Blount County is about to get a new home. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency the Blount County Driver License Examining Office will relocate from 220 Second Avenue East in Oneonta to 1000 Lincoln Avenue in Oneonta. The Current offic


Jefferson County child injured in accidental shooting

An accidental shooting in Pinson left a child with minor injuries. The shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive, said Jefferson County sheriff’s Capt. David Agee. The child is 11 years old.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Blount County man guilty in beating, strangulation death of longtime girlfriend in 2015

A 48-year-old Blount County man was found guilty Friday in the 2015 blunt force trauma and strangulation death of his girlfriend four years ago. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Donnie Wayne Brown guilty of burglary and capital murder in the death of 33-year-old Crystal Hu


Season Ends for Lady Patriots

The DAR Lady Patriots saw their basketball season come to an end last Monday with a 58-34 loss to the Oneonta Redskins in a Northeast sub-regional game in Oneonta. After a close 1st quarter, Oneonta started pulling away in the 2nd quarter as DAR went cold from the field. The Lady Redskins led at all


14 year old dies after fatal accident in North Jefferson County UPDATE: Victim Identified

WARRIOR, Ala. (WIAT) --UPDATE 2: According to the Jefferson County Coroner, the victim has been identified as Destiny Marie Walker, 14, of Fultondale, Alabama. Three other people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 8500 Block Rouse Road in W


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Morris area woman wanted on felony warrants

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A woman from the Morris area is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging her with drug trafficking and the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Sheriff's son arrested in Snead

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reported on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Jordan Craig Sims, the son of Sheriff Phil Sims, was arrested and charged with second-degree receiving stolen property in Marshall County.