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Second homicide in a week reported at Bibb County prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the second homicide within a week at the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. The facility will remain locked down until the Department of Corrections completes its investigation into both homicides. A Correctional Emergency Response Team


She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.

OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:52:00

Bibb County prison has 2nd inmate murder in 3 days

An emergency response team has been sent to the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent following the latest murder to occur inside the state prison in a span of three days.


Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses, as some probate judges object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

WTOK-TV - 2019-03-21 15:54:00

House bill proposes cannabis card for medical marijuana in Alabama

State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said b

AL.COM - 2019-03-21 18:26:48

Body found in northeast Alabama creek

An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.

AL.COM - 2019-03-21 20:39:20

Alabama is surrounded by lotteries that suck

This is an opinion cartoon. Just look around. We’re surrounded by states with lotteries sucking up our money: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee. And Mississippi, already taking Alabama money at their casinos, will add a lottery later this year. Alabama is one of only five states without a lottery.

AL.COM - 2019-03-21 14:11:18

Lee County budget takes a hit following storms

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Local officials have been working around the clock since the storms that rolled through Lee County on March 3, and although neighboring counties are pitching in to help, it’s made a big impact on the local overtime budget.

WSFA - 2019-03-21 21:01:00

14 movies that filmed in Alabama, 2018-2019

One reason for this growth is Alabama’s generous incentives program -- up to $20 million per year -- for filmmakers. "A qualified production company may be eligible to receive a rebate of a portion of the expenditures incurred to produce a qualified production," according to the website of the Alaba

AL.COM - 2019-03-21 10:00:00

Jones tackles veterans’ benefits, safety

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, partnered with his colleague Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, to co-sponsor the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act, which would extend post-9/11 education benefits to foster children and legal wards.

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2019-03-20 01:46:32

Maplesville eighth-grader throws perfect game against Dallas County

Eighth-grader Elexis Smith threw a perfect game as Maplesville routed Dallas County 24-0 on Tuesday in Plantersville. The game was called after three innings because of the state’s 15-run mercy rule. The Lady Hornets fall to 2-7.


Former resident's Facebook page gives Randolph Countians storm information

Less than two weeks after a powerful tornado caused tragic damage in Lee County, Randolph County had its own tornado scare Thursday night. And as the storm traversed the state on a trajectory toward Wedowee, one man who lives 135 miles away was at the forefront of predicting its local impact.

RANDOLPH LEADER - 2019-03-20 15:10:00

Jemison Council thanks community group

The Jemison City Council presented a plaque of appreciation to the Jemison Quarterback Club during a meeting on March 18. Mayor Eddie Reed said the plaque was to honor those who had been influential in raising funds for Jemison High School’s multipurpose building and renovation of the field house. S


Valley Grande city council passes three resolutions

The Valley Grande City Council unanimously approved three resolutions at its council meeting on Monday night Valley Grande city hall. The entire council was present: Mayor Matt Dobbs, council members Tammy Troha, Jimmy Johnson, Ronald Sawyer, Lamar Morgan, Tim White and city clerk Janet Frasier.


Some apartment buildings reopen after fire safety hazards force residents out

ALABASTER, AL (WBRC) - Good news in Alabaster as Fire Chief Tim Love says management at the Wellington Manor Apartments have worked hard to address safety issues. Folks who live in the apartments received notices several weeks ago about fire safety hazards.

WBRC.COM - 2019-03-20 22:11:00

Huntsville roundup: Buckhorn hits 7 HRs in doubleheader sweep of Randolph

Following are metro Huntsville spring sports highlights from March 18-19. For baseball and softball coaches who do not use GameChanger, and for coaches of other sports, email scores and stats to dboyette@al.com to be included.

AL.COM - 2019-03-20 15:42:35

Centreville man receives death penalty for 2015 murder in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Tuscaloosa County jury reached a unanimous decision recommending the death penalty for a man convicted of capital murder of a 29-year-old woman in 2015.


Report: Luxury SUV to be produced in Tuscaloosa County

The most expensive passenger vehicle produced in the U.S. could soon be built in Tuscaloosa County. According to a report in Automotive News published Monday, the Mercedes Maybach SUV will be built exclusively at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Vance and will go on sale in early 2020.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2019-03-20 18:40:00

Construction To Close Railroad Crossings In Pelham

PELHAM, AL - Construction began Wednesday on several railroad crossings in Pelham, which will close the crossings for up to two days. The Pelham Police Department made the announcement Wednesday via social media.

PATCH - 2019-03-20 19:38:00

Today: Taste of Pelham

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Taste of Pelham will be held today at the Pelham Civic Center and Ice Arena. Organizers say it will feature 25 to 27 food and drink vendors. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.