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Anniston convenience store robbed at gunpoint Monday

An armed man reportedly robbed an Anniston convenience store Monday night, police said.Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price on Wednesday said the suspect entered a Texaco store on U.S. 431 in Saks at 6:45 p.m. Monday with a gun and left with $500 in cash. The man left in an unidentified car, described as

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-10-17 22:16:00

Man demands his vodka, gets shot in leg, sheriff says

An Anniston man was charged with first-degree assault after shooting another man in the leg at a house party Saturday, authorities said.Dylan Brett Martin, 23, got into a verbal argument with a man over a bottle of vodka at a party at Martin’s home Saturday night, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-10-17 21:54:00

Couple arrested after strangling, stabbing, police say

Police say an Anniston woman stabbed her boyfriend after he choked her during an altercation Tuesday night.Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price on Wednesday said a 30-year-old Lincoln man was charged Tuesday night with domestic violence by strangulation. According to the sergeant, the charge followed a p

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-10-17 21:42:00

Woman missing from Pell City, family requests help in finding her

Mandi Renee Darden, 38-year-old white female, was last seen in Pell City, where she lives, on September 28.

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-10-17 17:53:48

Talladega County’s Drug Task Force arrests 8 in 10 days (photos)

The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made eight felony drug arrests over the last 10 days, according to Commander Jason Murray.Justin Lamar Dorman, 30, of Munford, was arrested Oct. 6 at a driver’s license checkpoint set up by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Dorma

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-10-16 19:11:00

Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, marijuana plants grow at a home in Honolulu. The Hawaii Department of Health has signaled a green light for a medical marijuana dispensary to start growing on the Big Island. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month

AL.COM - 2018-10-18 00:20:00

Bad for business: Downtown Anniston shop owners speak out on vagrancy

Other business owners and store employees have similar stories. Some we talked to say they've had people coming in asking for money, drinking outside their businesses, and urinating out front.

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:14:57

National, local advocates urge feds to investigate Alabama sheriffs over jail food money

The letter, which was signed by the American Conservative Union Foundation, FreedomWorks, Southern Center for Human Rights, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and Adelante Alabama Worker Center, calls for federal authorities to ensure sheriffs are held accountable if they have improperly p

AL.COM - 2018-10-17 12:08:00

New music conservatory coming to Piedmont College

Construction has started on a 20,750-square-foot, $7.89 million Conservatory of Music at Piedmont College in Demorest in Habersham County.The conservatory’s two classrooms, concert hall, nine teaching studios, office space and grand foyer will be completed next fall.The project is being developed ad

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-17 19:27:00

Local Etowah County couple arrested for arson

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – A Piedmont couple connected to a fire at Pledger’s Mini Storage has been arrested and charged with One Felony Count of Third Degree Burglary, One Count of Third Degree Arson, and One Count of Fourth Degree Theft of Property.

CBS42.COM - 2018-10-16 17:55:06

Fake gun causes real fear at band competition in Piedmont

Jonah Burson,16, a saxophone player for the Weaver High School Marching Band was warming up in a practice field with his bandmates before their performance Saturday afternoon at a marching band competition in Piedmont — until something caught his eye.Burson saw the assistant band director, Jim Roebu


Authorities looking for Pell City woman

ST CLAIR COUNTY — Sam Bagwell, 37, is wanted in St. Clair County on a felony warrant charging her with receiving stolen property in the first degree. The subject is described as being 5-foot-2, and weighing 135 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. The subject is a white female.


Anniston City Council discusses temporary ban on downtown bars

"I personally don't go to them, but I think it would bring some people downtown," Carollynne Blakney, an Anniston resident said.

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-10-16 17:52:58

Couple charged in fire at Hokes Bluff storage unit; their belongings were set to be auctioned off

Sheriff Todd Entrekin on Tuesday announced the arrests of Michael William Vice, 28, and Courtney Danielle Vice, 26.


Piedmont City Council again turns down outdoor alcohol proposal

PIEDMONT— As it did Oct. 2, the City Council on Tuesday again turned down a proposal that would have allowed a restaurant to hold a car show downtown where alcohol would be served outdoors.The motion, made by Councilman Matt Rogers on behalf of Shell’s Downtown Bar & Grill, failed by a 5-3 vote, wit

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-10-17 02:40:00

Man admits shooting Albertville bear, officials say

ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Alabama Fish & Game officials say a bear seen around Albertville appears to have been shot.[READ MORE:Multiple bear sightings in Albertville this week]Conservation officers said they responded to a call around 8 a.m. Monday that an elderly man shot the bear in the Highpoint


Man found dead in Cherokee County cotton field

Officials have identified the man found dead in a cotton field near the Cherokee and Etowah County line Friday afternoon.Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton identified the man as 38-year-old Michael Anthony Sprayberry. He was from Cedar Bluff.A farmer found Sprayberry’s body in a cotton field on C


Suspect IDs in Dollar General robberies sought by police

July 16, two men wearing hoodies came into the store on South 11th Street just before 10 p.m. and demanded money from an employee. The cash drawer wouldn't open and the two men ran away without taking anything, police say.

ABC 33/40 NEWS

School bus involved in accident, children onboard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) -- There is a report that a School Transportation Solutions school bus was involved in an accident at 31st Street and 12th Avenue North Birmingham. According to Adrienne Mitchell with Birmingham City Schools, the bus was hit in the rear by another car. Four students were on b


Birmingham man drops kids off at an apartment, gets shot, dies several hours later

BIRMINGHAM – Just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, in the 200 block of 9thCourt North, Kerry McClure was shot. After police arrived on the scene he was transported to UAB where he succumbed to his injuries around 1 a.m. on Monday, according toCarol Robinson of Al.com.