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One woman is dead after hitting a tree in Lauderdale County

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Officials say one woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash into a tree. Authorities responded to the fatal crash on Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 336 and close to Highway 20. The driver, Karen Ann Coker of LaFayette, Georgia, was pronounced dead on the scene,


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Another inmate dies in Alabama prison

A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction


Alabama could see 12 cent gas tax increase, cities group says

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - With crumbling roads and lagging infrastructure, leaders have called for more money to fix them, and it could come in the form of a gas tax increase. Greg Cochran with the League of Municipalities said Tuesday there was an agreement between the governor, counties and cities t


Lauderdale County responding to multiple water rescues

According to the Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency, officials are currently involved in two water rescues.


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Class 3A boys: Lauderdale County's 3-point barrage buries New Hope

HANCEVILLE — New Hope boys basketball coach Todd Jeffers watched his team seize control of its sub-regional game against Winfield by knocking down its first five 3-pointers. Saturday, Lauderdale County made New Hope the victim of a 3-point barrage.


2 arrested in Limestone County after suspected drug deal, high-speed chase

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputies interrupted an apparent drug deal at the Budget Inn in Ardmore Monday night, and they arrested a couple who led them on a high-speed pursuit through two counties and caused two collisions.


Alabama newspaper publisher calls for return of 'the Klan'

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- UPDATE 5 P.M. -- The Alabama Press Association Board of Directors voted Tuesday to censure Goodloe Sutton and suspend the association membership of The Democrat-Reporter.


Athens man charged with trying to help escape ploy that included recliner launching

Deputies arrested an Athens man early Wednesday morning who is accused of attempting to run a Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputy off the road during a pursuit. That high-speed chase Monday night began at the Budget Inn in Ardmore and included a recliner being pushed out of a truck bed toward l


Human trafficking trial underway in Lauderdale County

The victim testified she was 22 when she agreed to meet Timothy Staggs for a cleaning job. She testified when she met Staggs he exposed himself and asked her to have sex in exchange for money.


Lauderdale County school system begins community-wide meetings Feb. 21

The administration and board of the Lauderdale County schools system are developing a 5-year strategic plan and are seeking input from communities throughout the county. Four community stakeholder meetings are scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:


Alabama woman who left US for ISIS hopes people will show sympathy

The young woman who left Alabama to join ISIS in 2014 and now wants to come home says she hopes people will have sympathy for her, according to a report from ABC News. The woman, Hoda Muthana, is pleading to come home after spending more that four years with ISIS.


The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food

Mac's 1 Stop on Birmingham's Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can pull in and get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Coach’s Steakhouse: A Restaurant Review

Recently, Coach’s Steakhouse opened in downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama. We saw several advertisements for the restaurants on Facebook. Tracey and I waited a couple of weeks before going to Coach’s so maybe we could be the crowd. One Saturday afternoon, we decided to visit this new restaurant. Many will


West Alabama newspaper editor calls for resurgence of Ku Klux Klan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small Alabama newspaper is advocating for the resurgence of America's most feared white supremacist terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan. An editorial published last week by The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, begins with the line: "Time for the Ku Klux Klan to ni


FIRST ALERT: School delays & closings

(WAFF) - Schools are announcing delays for Wednesday due to inclement weather.


Flash Flood Warning Issued For Several Alabama Counties

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED. The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a. Southern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama… * At 621 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing.


2 charged with trafficking after 2-county chase

ARDMORE — Two people are in Limestone County Jail facing drug trafficking charges following a high-speed chase and two collisions Monday night in Ardmore, according to the Limestone Sheriff’s Office.