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Investigators: 1 escapee from Franklin County back in custody in Mississippi

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – One of two men who escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday night is back in custody. We’re told he was caught in Mississippi. Franklin County Investigators say two men escaped from the county jail around 10:30 Thursday night, using a fight within the jail as a diversio


G&S Upholstery opens in Red Bay

Greg Dabbs is bringing more than 30 years of upholstery experience to Red Bay through his and his wife Shelia’s new upholstery business, G&S Dabbs Upholstery. Dabbs took his first job at an upholstery plant in Amory, Miss., in 1982. After that he opened his own business in Clearwater, Fla. He then m


Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested

A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.


Franklin County Commission calls special meeting for Tuesday

RUSSELLVILLE — The Franklin County Commission will hold a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss two issues. The commission will discuss hiring a human resources director/payroll clerk, and the approval of a preliminary engineering and construction agreement for a project on College


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


NORTHWEST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT: Lady Eagles storm past Red Bay 54-36 to earn 1st trip to Birmingham since 2009

HANCEVILLE — Camryn Crider couldn't — and wouldn't — stomach any more heartbreak. Not as a give-it-all senior whose prep career is drawing to a close. And not at Tom Drake Coliseum — a venue that's served as a haunting ground for Cold Springs in recent memory.


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.


Class 2A boys: Red Bay loses heartbreaker to Vincent

HANCEVILLE — When Johntavius Keith caught the return pass going full tilt toward the basket with 10 seconds to play, Red Bay coach John Torisky could only hope the Vincent player would miss the layup.


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


Colbert County warns roads may be impassable

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Colbert County EMA sent a traffic advisory just after noon on Friday advising that all county maintained roads and bridges may become impassable due to flooding and debris. The advisory does not cover any muncipal or federal roads.


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


Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, And Lawrence Counties Until 6:15PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a. * Flood Warning for… — Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama… Colbert County in northwestern Alabama… — Franklin County in northwestern Alabama…


Road closings mount throughout Shoals

Numerous roads are closed due to flooding, officials said. Mike Melton, director of the Colbert County Emergency Management Agency, said there are more streets being closed than they have signs available.


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


Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

(CNN) — The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. Ahmed Ali Muthana filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, to prevent what he calls an "unlawful attempt" by the United States to rescind h


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


Colbert County using rafts, Humvees to evacuate flooded neighborhood

Public safety officials in Colbert County said they are evacuating people from their homes in the Nathan Estates neighborhood. Officials are using a raft to bring people out of the neighborhood, located off Wilson Dam Road. Colbert County EMA is also sending Humvees to help evacuate residents.


Crews dealing with flooding throughout Colbert County

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – Roads were blocked and crews were busy pumping water in Colbert County Friday morning to keep flooding from hitting homes. In Muscle Shoals, police blocked traffic in the Nathan Estates subdivision, which was partially underwater. A retention pond in the neighborhood was full.


2 bodies found in creek, 2 arrested in Mississippi

PITTSBORO, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Mississippi have arrested two people in a double homicide in the northern part of the state. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan tells WTVA-TV the bodies of 38-year-old Kendrick Armstrong and 59-year-old Sherri Turner Calderon were found Wednesday in a cr