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Randolph County teacher faces additional rape, sex abuse charges in Calhoun County
ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) -- The 7th Judicial Major Crimes unit is investigating the case in which a Randolph County teacher is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old student.
Anniston man charged with dealing cocaine
An Anniston man was charged Sunday after he allegedly dealt cocaine in Anniston in 2015. Travis Louis Jackson, 58, was charged by the Calhoun-Cleburne Major Crimes Unit with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. A warrant for his arrest was issued in March.
Flood watch issued for Calhoun County; fallen tree knocks out power to 200
The National Weather Service placed Calhoun County under an areal flood watch Tuesday morning, as prolonged rain was expected to continue through the week. The watch is in effect from noon on Tuesday to 6 a.m. Friday.
Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS in Syria files lawsuit to bring her back home
The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.
Hollywood stars set to film in Calhoun County
CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. -- Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are coming to Calhoun County as production on a new film is set to begin in a few weeks. With a film crew in town, local businesses are confident they will benefit.
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.
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
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.
Plans approved for new restaurants in town
JACKSONVILLE — Building plans for the restaurants Chick-fil-A and Heirloom Taco were unanimously approved by the Jacksonville Planning Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night.
Talladega wins in dramatic fashion to advance to Final Four
JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) - The Talladega Tigers beat Anniston 55-53 in the Class 4A Northeast Regional final to advance to the Final Four for the third straight year. Talladega had a two-point lead with 22 seconds left on the clock when they blocked an Anniston three-point attempt. Anniston then reco
Prep basketball: Piedmont falls, but Odam’s tactic helps Bulldogs close gap on Plainview
JACKSONVILLE — There’s hardly a question about Jonathan Odam’s first season as Piedmont’s boys basketball coach that results won’t answer, but a strategy gem drives the point home.
Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country
MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.
North Alabama schools closed, delayed Friday
Two north Alabama school systems are closing or delaying classes Friday, the districts announced Thursday night. Schools will be closed in Morgan County on Friday due to multiple road closures.
PHOTOS: Several Reports Of Flooding All Across Cherokee County
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Alabama – Coosa River at Weiss Dam affecting Cherokee, Calhoun, Coosa, Etowah, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties; and the Coosa River at Logan Martin Dam, affecting Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Shelby
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.
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow
Heavy rains to continue; Alabama Power lake levels rising
Heavy rains this week have elevated Alabama Power lake levels, and rain this weekend is expected to push lake levels even higher in some locations. More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in parts of the Upper Coosa River basin in the past 48 hours. And more wet weather is in the forecast – an additi
James Spann: Flooding remains possible in Alabama today
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Friday heading into the weekend from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. WATERLOGGED: A flood watch remains in effect for the northern half of Alabama today as we are forecasting occasional showers and thunderstorms again. The heaviest rain is expected to fall over
Rainbow City police ask for help identifying man
Rainbow City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with a recent rash of vehicle thefts, vehicle burglaries and the fraudulent use of a credit card, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
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