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Pell City Police crack down on shoplifting, make 19 arrests in first 10 days of December
PELL CITY, Ala (WIAT) -- The Pell City Police Department is beefing up security and cracking down on shoplifting at the Bankhead Crossings Walmart. In the first 10 days of December, Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin says they have made 19 arrests at Walmart for shoplifting.
Pell City man wanted by authorities
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Earl Dwane Picket is wanted in St. Clair County on felony warrants charging him with possession of marijuana in the first degree and failure to appear (escape third degree) The subject is described as a 6-foot-4, and weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The subject
Pell City’s new entertainment center now expected to open in January
PELL CITY - The opening of the new $9 million “Premiere Cinertainment,” an entertainment center that offers bowling, a ropes course and movies, will not open until January.
Pell City’s Bedsole Eye Care moving to South Park Shopping Center
PELL CITY - Dr. James W. Bedsole Eye Care is moving from the historic downtown district to the South Park Shopping Center that Publix Super Market anchors. Optometrist Dr. James Bedsole said after 27 years on Cogswell Avenue, Bedsole Eye Care will move to the South Park Shopping Center at the corner
ALDOT: Planned Lane Closure in St. Clair County along I-20 WB
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The Alabama Department of Transportation will be closing the right lane of I-20 WB on the Coosa River Bridge for bridge repairs, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Pell City Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 13
The Pell City Christmas Parade has been a tradition for over 30 years, as long as most people can remember. This year, the theme of the parade is “A Storybook Christmas.” Floats, bands, convertibles, the antics of the Shriners and Jolly Old Saint Nick himself will be a part of the festivities as Pel
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.
Man tied up with electrical cord and robbed in Trussville area home
TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Trussville area resident was tied up with an electrical cord after two men broke into his house and stole his television earlier today. The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. along the 400 block of Birmingham Avenue in Trussville. The two suspects broke into the home we
Talladega County Drug Task Force arrests 7 over the weekend (photos)
The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made seven felony drug arrests in the past week, including one against a Georgia man who was arrested in Lincoln Thursday but was not identified until Monday afternoon.
Local heart clinic agrees to provide free screenings for Pell City firefighters (with photos)
PELL CITY -- A local doctor’s office, with heart and vein specialists, is providing free cardiac screenings to Pell City firefighters. The free service by the Birmingham Heart Clinic at Northside Medical Clinic was offered after Pell City Fire Department Capt. Joey Vaughan sought out possible medica
St. Clair County, Pell City schools on 2 hour delay Tuesday
ST. CLAIR COUNTY –“Due to the hazardous road conditions, St. Clair County Schools will delay opening by two hours,” according to St. Clair County Schools social media account. “As always, the safety of our students and faculty are our number one priority. Thank you and have a safe day.” “St. Clair C
ALDOT Traffic Advisory: Planning lane closures in St. Clair County on I-59 SB
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lanes of I-59 SB at various locations on Monday, Dec. 10, beginning at 8 a.m., weather permitting, for clearing and grassing operations between the Etowah County line, mile marker 175, and the St Clair Sp
Anniston woman identified as victim of deadly triple shooting in Birmingham
A woman shot to death midday Monday in Birmingham’s Smithfield public housing community has now been identified. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Venus Felicia Godhigh. She was 38 and lived in Anniston.
Former Lipscomb police chief appears in court
PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The former Lipscomb police chief is expected in court today. City leaders fired Martin a month later after his arrest on misdemeanor drug charges. He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. Martin will appear at the Pell City c
A southern Gentleman: Bama builds a reputation in Rootstown
Call it Southern hospitality. Ryan Boyle says he’s just a talker. Either way, the two-time state qualifying wrestler known as "Bama" has built a reputation. "The kid is A-plus genuinely nice," Rootstown wrestling coach Craig Wise said. "He’s honestly too nice. I’ve been saying that since I met him i
Icy conditions, frozen fog causing multiple crashes on Birmingham area Interstates
BIRMINGHAM — Icy patches on roadways and difficult visibility due to frozen fog are causing multiple wrecks on the Birmingham area Interstates on Tuesday morning. Crashes have been I-59/20, I-459, and I-65. Hazardous conditions have also been reported on Highway 280.
Center Point man wanted for felony in connection with sex offense
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Darion Lee Smiley, 53, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification act. Smiley is described as being 5-foot-08, and weighing 150 pounds, with black/bald hair and brown eyes. The subject is a black male
Watch live: 5-star Oxford OL Clay Webb makes college choice
Clay Webb, Alabama's No. 1 football recruit, will reveal his college choice today. Webb, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman, will make his choice public today in a ceremony at his high school. He's said Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Clemson are the four finalists, but most observers believe this
Police report increased cases of shoplifting at Pell City Walmart
PELL CITY -- Police Chief Paul Irwin said his department has just about set up shop at the Walmart Supercenter due to the increase in shoplifting there. “It has picked up since Thanksgiving,” Irwin said Thursday. “It seems like we’re out there every day.”
Man arrested for armed robbery of a Pinson convenience store
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 33-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested following a weekend robbery at a Pinson Convenience Store, according to The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.