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Monday's storm in Russellville classified as an EF-1 tornado

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. - Shortly after daybreak Tuesday, crews were already beginning the clean-up process in Russellville; patching roofs and picking up debris. Another team making their way through the debris was the National Weather Service. They began their tour three miles west of the city. "We're

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-20 22:04:29

6 tornadoes hit north Alabama Monday

Storm damage in Ardmore (Source: WAFF) The National Weather Service has confirmed six tornado touchdowns in north Alabama from Monday's intense storms. Preliminary information indicate six tornadoes touched down in Falkville, Albertville, northern Madison, Ardmore, Russellville and Cedar Creek Lake

WAFF - 2018-03-20 16:56:44

Colbert man indicted for capital murder

TUSCUMBIA - Officials say charges have been upgraded against a man originally charged with murder in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a Tuscumbia man outside an apartment complex. A Colbert County grand jury has indicted Riley Earl (Trey) Hamm III, 30, for capital murder, first-degree hind

TIMES DAILY - 2018-03-21 05:10:00

UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 18:36:00

Damage assessment underway after tornado-warned storm forces its way through Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. - A WHNT News 19 crew spotted a Waffle House sign strewn over power lines in Russellville Monday afternoon, just one of the more striking images of damage after a tornado-warned storm passed through the area. Crews will have to come out and survey the damage to determine a definit

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-20 02:27:22

The National Weather Service surveys damage in Franklin County; at least two tornadoes touched down

The National Weather Service said two tornadoes touched down in Franklin County. The NWS sent out a team to survey damage along Cedar Creek in Franklin County and Russellville along Hwy 43 on Tuesday. Crews were busy cleaning up damage at, at least ten businesses in Russellville along Hwy 43. A

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 23:51:00

Former Franklin county administrator pleads guilty

RUSSELLVILLE - Surrounded by family members and friends, Franklin County's former county administrator pleaded guilty to two felony ethics law violations, admitting she took more than $750,000 in county funds. Crista Madden, 48, Franklin 21, Russellville, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to the use o

TIMES DAILY - 2018-03-20 05:15:00

NAACP members believe Tanner High Schools suspension is a race issue

Members now believe Gordon's suspension is a race issue. They claim another black principal in Limestone County was dismissed a few years ago. Members of the NAACP walked into the county school board office asking to speak with the school superintendent Tom Sisk. According to the members Sisk w

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 00:15:00

Child hit by truck in Florence

Florence Police told WAAY 31, a family member kept the child still and calm until the ambulance got to the scene. The child was transported to Huntsville Hospital. The child was injured but alert and answering the officers' questions, said police. The driver of the truck did stop immediately an


Man accused of using fake bills to buy ring

A Huntsville man was arrested Thursday on forgery and theft charges after using counterfeit bills to purchase a ring advertised on Craigslist, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said Friday. Jalmal Malcolm Petite, 25, of 4611 Governors House Drive, Huntsville, allegedly contacted the victim in May 20


Decatur police seek help identifying suspect

Decatur police want to talk to this woman in connection to an investigation of forged check use. Anyone with information on the individual's identity is asked to contact 256-341-4669 or 256-341-4644 The Decatur Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in the cashing of


Local meth suspect faces federal charges

A man arrested earlier this month in Colbert County with more than $750,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was taken into federal custody Wednesday, authorities said. Christopher "Pee Wee" Carroll, 38, 2503 E. 13th Ave., Sheffield, has Drug Enforcement Agency charges pending, Colbert County Drug T


Longtime grocery store site to close

MOULTON - Moulton is losing a downtown grocery store at a site where a food store has done business for nearly 50 years. Employees, managers and customers said they were surprised to hear Stop to Save Supermarket, 801 Seminary St., will close March 25. "It just came out of the blue," cashier/stocker


Largest meth bust in Colbert County history nabs 17lbs of 'ice'

Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson, said investigators worked with a number of other state and federal agencies to make the county's largest meth bust. On Mar. 1, officials with the Colbert County Drug Task Force, Colbert County Sheriff's Office, Lauderdale County Drug Task Force, Franklin


New developments coming to downtown Florence

New attractions and building upgrades are coming to downtown Florence for residents and visitors to get more dining experiences, entertainment and shopping. Big Bad Breakfast remains a hit with huge crowds that are looking to enjoy great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Developers recognize the need


Man pleads guilty to stabbing wife 21 times, trying to slit teen son's throat

A north Alabama man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing his wife multiple times and trying to cut his 14-year-old son's throat. Joel Andres Lopez has pleaded guilty to trying to his wife and teen son. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Joel Andres Lope


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Woman charged with stealing gun at Florence gas station

Racheal V. Roath, 34, of Lake Placid, Fla., was arrested Wednesday at a service station located at the intersection of Limestone and Court streets. Florence police said the victim pulled into the service station's parking lot with a passenger and was walking inside when Roath approached him and a


Gun found at Florence High School; student arrested

A 17-year-old Florence High School student was taken into custody on multiple charges after authorities say he brought a gun on campus Tuesday. The 11th-grade student hasn't been publicly identified because he's charged as a juvenile, Florence police said. The teen is charged with carrying a gun ill


Three arrested in Moulton after ongoing investigation

Three people were arrested in the Five Points community after an ongoing narcotics investigation. Scroll for more content... Cody Busbey, 30, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Patrick Kirby, 32, was charge