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County engineer provides project updates for St. Clair commission

ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- At the last St. Clair County Commission meeting, County Engineer Dan Dahlke gave updates on various projects he and his department are working on. Dahlke said McCartney Construction continues to do work on St. Clair 10, especially between the four-way stop and the Moody crossroad


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.


Former longtime Alabama senator Zeb Little accused of stealing thousands from clients

Zeb Little, the former majority leader of the Alabama state senate, is indicted on charges of stealing from his legal clients’ trust funds, authorities said. Little, a 50-year-old from Cullman, is indicted on three felony charges of first-degree theft, announced Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsha


Alabama lawmaker wants to slow breakaway city school systems

Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, is back with a bill to stop small cities from breaking away and forming their own school districts. A Senate committee debated a similar bill last year, and Coleman-Madison decided to pull it from consideration at that time. This year’s bill differs from las


Reality Check to be held March 15 at Moody Civic Center

I wish each of you a Happy Valentine’s Day. The following is a message from the St. Clair County School System. Reality Check will be held on Friday, March 15, at the Moody Civic Center. Reality Check is a Financial Simulation. Students will select careers. They then use their net income to purchase


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


Handheld roadside drug scanner coming to St. Clair County

MOODY, Ala. -- The Moody Police Department now has a new tool to help spot and test illegal drugs. ABC 33/40 is looking into how it works and whether it's foolproof. It's a device the size of a phone and small enough to hold in your hand.

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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


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


Easter Seals opens new holistic community clinic in St. Clair County

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It’s no secret that healthcare costs can be staggering. Access to care in rural areas, ads to the challenge. That’s why Easter Seals has opened a new community clinic in Pell City.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


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


Palmerdale firefighter, 21, dies in the line of duty

PALMERDALE — A firefighter for the Palmerdale Fire District has died in the line of duty after suffering medical episode at work on Tuesday, according to Fire Captain David Kearns.


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.


Accidental shooting leaves Alabama child with minor injuries

PINSON, Ala. (AP) - An accidental shooting in Alabama has left an 11-year-old child with minor injuries. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office statement says the shooting happened around 12:10 a.m. Thursday in Pinson.


Inmate dead after fight at the Jefferson County Jail

JEFFERSON COUNTY — An inmate of the Jefferson County Jail has died as a result of a fight in his cell. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Wednesday at around 8:15 PM deputies were alerted to two inmates fighting in a cell. Deputies responded and found one inmate was on top of


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


Police Blotter: Gardendale arrests, incidents

Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies. These reports are a matter of public record. This list only represents arrests and all parties are innocent until and unless they are proven guilty in court.


11-year-old accidentally shot in Pinson

PINSON, AL (WBRC) -An 11-year-old is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after accidentally being shot in the arm just after midnight. The shooting happened in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive in Pinson. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said a family member had a weapon in a case th