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Missing Walker County woman found safe, arrested on DUI charge

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. — UPDATE:. The Walker County Sheriff's Office said late Monday night that the missing woman — Jamie Dill — was arrested on a DUI charge and an outstanding warrant.


Body found in Fort Payne creek identified as Jacksonville, Ala., man

A man's body found March 21 in a small creek in Fort Payne, Alabama, has been identified as that of a 25-year-old Jacksonville, Alabama, man. According to a statement from Fort Payne police chief Randy Bynum, the body was identified as James Thomas Phillips following an autopsy was performed at the


Bingo halls close in Walker County after investigation

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall is commending Walker County leaders after closing illegal electronic bingo halls. Walker County deputies raided a location along Highway 5 last week.


I-59/20 construction on pace to meet deadline, ALDOT says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (WIAT) - The I-59/20 bridge has been under construction for a little more than two months, and leaders with ALDOT say the work currently is on pace to be complete by the March 2020 deadline.


AG Marshall commends ‘swift and decisive action’ as Walker Co. shuts down new ‘illegal gaming’ facilities

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement Monday praising law enforcement officials in Walker County for their “swift and decisive action” to close newly-established electronic bingo halls.


Skeletal remains found in 2 Alabama counties believed to belong to 1 body

An investigation is underway after skeletal remains – possibly belonging to the same person – were found in two different Alabama counties this week. It all began Monday when the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in reference to someone finding human remains. Sheriff’s investig


What’s being done to prevent ‘Poop train’ stink from returning to Alabama?

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It’s a story and a smell that lingered for months in parts of our area. The so called “Poop train” captured the nation’s attention in West Jefferson and the town of Parrish. Nearly a year later, we’re looking into what’s being done to prevent it from causing another stink.


AL escapee, crime spree suspect faces new federal charges

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Shane Vernon appeared in federal court Tuesday to be arraigned on eight felony counts. In February, he was indicted on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of carjacking, three of counts using a gun in furtherance of a violent crime, and kidnappi


Alabama overrules Birmingham, allows new charter school

The Alabama Public Charter School Commission today overruled the Birmingham school board and approved the creation of a new charter school for the state’s largest city. Plans call for the opening of I3 Academy in the fall 2020 with 420 students in K-5th grade in the former Woodlawn Baptist Church bu


MISSING MYSTERIES: Where is Jason Sims Jr.?

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala (WIAT) -- Four years later, a Fairfield teenage boy's disappearance remains a mystery. Fifteen-year-old Jason Sims Jr. was reported missing in 2015, but detectives said they think he’s been missing longer than that.


Strong storms rip roof off building in downtown Clanton

CLANTON, Ala (WIAT) -- The storms that rolled through central Alabama on Monday left damage in downtown Clanton on 2nd avenue north. "I see the whole building. The wind and everything just pushing it out towards the road. It was crazy," Brady Watson who works at Rustique Relics on 2nd Avenue North s


All charges dropped against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, attorneys say

CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Greene, Hale, Marengo, And Sumter Counties Until 5:30PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. Northeastern Marengo County in southwestern Alabama…. Southeastern Greene County in west central Alabama…. East central Sumter County in west central Alabama…


Cullman woman charged with rape, sodomy

CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman woman was arrested Friday, charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, transmitting obscene material to a child and traveling to meet a child for unlawful act.


Family sought for 2 Jefferson County residents found dead

Authorities are searching for family members of two people who died in Jefferson County this month. No foul play was involved in either death, but their bodies are ready to be released for burial and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has not been able to locate their relatives.


The War and Treaty put the soul in soul music

The War and Treaty is both the musical and literal marriage of Michael and Tanya Trotter. Their union is characterized by soulful hymns with gospel roots and tinges of folk. Tanya’s soaring vocals complete this timeless and never-tired collaboration.


Human trafficking survivor tells her harrowing story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Victims of human trafficking are living among us, often in silence. According to researchers at the University of Alabama, human trafficking including sex and labor trafficking occur in every region of Alabama. In 2017, researchers discovered that 57 percent of potential v


HHS shuts out Cordova in doubleheader

HALEYVILLE - TheHaleyville Lions baseball team defeated Cordova 5-0 on Thursday, March 21, in the first game of the doubleheader, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. John Whiteside took the win for Haleyville. He allowed two hits and no runs over four innings, striking out five and walking


Trussville Plaza CBD oil store location to hold soft opening March 29

BIRMINGHAM — A cannabidiol business owner announced his plans to soft open his newest location on Friday, March 29. B.J. Autry, who owns Your CBD Store Birmingham on Highway 280 is expanding to the area and has plans to expand to other metro locations.


Haleyville Lions JV grabs lead in fourth inning to defeat Cordova

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Lions junior varsity snatched the lead late in the game in an 11-7 victory over Cordova on Tuesday, March 19. The game was tied at three, with Haleyville Lions JV batting in the top of the fourth when an error scored one run for the Lions.