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Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Teen shot in Conecuh Co. dies

A T.R. Miller student who was shot just over a week ago died Friday. Jamie Maloy, spokesperson for the state bureau of investigation confirmed the death. Jamal Duggans died a week after he was shot in Castleberry on his 18th birthday.


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.


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


Atmore reacts to new Alabama prisons plan

ATMORE, Ala. (WPMI) — Two major prisons in our area could be directly affected by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s Prison Plan that calls for three new state men’s prisons. Holman and Fountain Prisons in Atmore provide more than 300 jobs to the area, and local leaders say they are in the dark whether the


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


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.


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


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


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 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


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.


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


Three Charged After Clerk Killed During Convenience Store Robbery In Escambia County

An attempted convenience store robbery turned deadly Tuesday night in Escambia County, and now three suspects are in custody. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan identified the victim as store clerk Govardhan Kotha, 50. He was shot about 8:15 p.m. at the Quick Fill on Mobile Highway near Lockhart S


Methodist men reach 400th ramp milestone

The Men’s Ministry of Brewton First United Methodist Church reached a remarkable milestone last week – they built their 400th ramp. The men built the 400th ramp for Madeline Carr on Laurel Road in Brewton.


Atmore, Poarch Creek Indians receive grant to improve economic development

ATMORE, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Atmore and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have received a grant to improve economic development in the area. Atmore is one of just 6 cities nationwide to receive the Smart Growth America grant that will generate a plan for economic and fiscally sustainable growth


Woman Accidentally Electrocuted As Century Prison

A woman was accidentally electrocuted at Century Correctional Institution Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred about 1:10 p.m. at a warehouse reportedly located outside the main prison fence.


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Rep. Matt Gaetz Discusses Issues With Locals In Century And Jay

Congressman Matt Gaetz brought his “Open Gaetz Day” tour to Century and Jay on Thursday, an area he had not visited during his term. “These communities have unique challenges with infrastructure and with the environment and agriculture that we don’t l necessarily hear about in the more urban areas o


Town Of Century Meter Reader Bitten By Dog

A Town of Century employee was bitten by dog while on the job. The employee was reading meters at a residence on West Highway 4, according to Mayor Henry Hawkins. The worker was taken to Jay Hospital for evaluation.