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Pell City BOE updated on football practice field, other projects

PELL CITY -- Pell City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber said at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting that contracts had been signed for construction of the new practice field at the high school.


3 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made three unrelated felony drug arrests Monday, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray. Adam Wayen Parker, 28, of Lincoln, was stopped by Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:45 a.m., Murray said. He was arrested and charged w


County engineer provides project updates for St. Clair commission

ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- At the last St. Clair County Commission meeting, County Engineer Dan Dahlke gave updates on various projects he and his department are working on. Dahlke said McCartney Construction continues to do work on St. Clair 10, especially between the four-way stop and the Moody crossroad


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


Pell City library plays host to Gee’s Bend program (photo gallery)

PELL CITY -- Gee’s Bend native Claudia Pettway Charley and author Irene Latham shared memories and stories of Gee’s Bend on Wednesday at the Pell City Public Library and displayed authentic Gee’s Bend quilts made available by the Charley family.


No one hurt during robbery of Walgreens Pharmacy in Pell City

PELL CITY -- The Walgreens Pharmacy in Pell City was robbed Friday night by a suspect who authorities said has allegedly robbed several Walgreens in the Jefferson County area, including the one in Leeds.


Former longtime Alabama senator Zeb Little accused of stealing thousands from clients

Zeb Little, the former majority leader of the Alabama state senate, is indicted on charges of stealing from his legal clients’ trust funds, authorities said. Little, a 50-year-old from Cullman, is indicted on three felony charges of first-degree theft, announced Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsha


Dancing with Our Stars this Friday

Officers with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Pell City Fire Department, and several local businesses will compete in Dancing with Our Stars to raise money for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


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.


Talladega County authorities investigating theft of 800 feet of telephone cable from poles

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of 800 feet of telephone cable strung between telephone poles sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to an incident and offense report.


Talladega police investigating robbery at Big Dee’s Market

TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are investigating a robbery at Big Dee’s Market on Fort Lashley Avenue on Wednesday night, according to an incident and offense report. Lt. Jimmy Thompson said the cashier reported she was counting down her cash drawer just after 11:30 p.m., preparing to close. A black


Alabama sailor killed in WWII identified, coming home for burial

An Alabama veteran of World War II is coming home for burial this spring after his remains were identified 74 years after he died in action. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton of Albertville died July 24, 1944 aboard the USS Colorado off the shore of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was 22.


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration

The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.


Bonner one of 10 capital murder cases working way through Talladega Co. Judicial System

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A jury will likely try Austin Shane Bonner, 22, starting in May, for the shooting death of Joshuwah Ira Bearden, 35, in October 2015, but Bonner’s far from the only capital case working its way through the Talladega County Judicial System.