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Alabama author’s legal thriller finale out Tuesday

If you like legal thrillers, and recognizing the places that a story plot takes you, Alabama author Robert Bailey’s latest book ought to make its way to your nightstand next week.


4 north Alabama massage businesses barred from operating

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several north Alabama massage businesses are barred from operating after authorities said they uncovered evidence that they were actually "fronts for a human-trafficking operation."


Chilton County man to serve life for sex crimes against minors

CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Chilton County man has been sentenced to serve life in prison after being convicted of sex crimes involving two girls. According to the U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr., Bruce Nicholson, 56, was sentenced to serve life for charges rela


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


North Alabama celebrates Earth Day

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - On Saturday, events were held across north Alabama to celebrate Earth Day -even though Earth Day lands on Monday, April 22nd this year. On one end of Madison County, the Solid Waste Disposal Authority held a hazardous waste drop off to help residents get rid of their unwanted


Designer Showcase to spotlight Billy Reid, Alabama Chanin, UNA fashion students

--- FLORENCE — As students peruse the men’s clothing racks at Billy Reid on Court Street, Laura McKee examines a jacket and patterned button-down top before giving the pairing her seal of approval.


Steve Harvey congratulates Alabama radio host on the launch of ‘The Joe Lockett Show’

For Joe Lockett, the phrase “chase your dreams” is more than a cliché — it’s reality. Six years ago, inspired by comedian Steve Harvey, Lockett left his job in the construction industry with aspirations of becoming a radio host, which are now fully realized. After years of hard work and preparation,


Mercedes-Benz unveils the ‘S-Class of SUVs’ to be built in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz is turning heads in the Big Apple and among the world’s automotive press today with the unveiling of its new full-size SUV to be built in Alabama. The automaker unveiled the 2020 GLS at the New York International Auto Show. Calling it “the S-Class of SUVs,” Mercedes is signaling this i


Pledge, abortion among top Alabama stories this week

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day at school. And the House’s Health Committee passed a bill that outlaw abortion.


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of


The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S. Known for its “best of lists,” according to Hearst Magazines and Digital, the owner of Delish.com, the food lovers website’s traffic


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Alabama Maintains Record Low Unemployment Rate; Employment at Record High

– The number of people counted as employed in Alabama is at a record high, announced Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “Once again, we’ve shattered employment records in Alabama,” said Washington. “More people are working now than ever before in Alabama’s history. Employer


Families seek shelter in Clanton

Residents were able to seek refuge at Clanton City Hall during Thursday's severe weather event. Sirens went off at 6:58 pm and more than 40 residents packed the storm shelter. "The shelter can hold up to 300 people," says Clanton Mayor Billy Driver. Other storm shelters were available throughout the


22-year-old fatally stabbed during fight at west Alabama public housing complex

An investigation is underway after a woman was fatally stabbed Tuesday night in west Alabama. Shatonio Kiera Smith, 22, was killed. State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Special Agent Jason Ward said the slaying happened about 10 p.m. during a fight in the Brent public housing Complex on Kennedy R


Jones toured Middle East at ‘critical time’

Following a trip to the Middle East, where he and other senators had the opportunity to visit Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, returned to the states Wednesday both concerned and inspired.


Good Friday Traditions Kick Off Easter Weekend in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Folks in Selma kick off the Easter holiday weekend — with a couple of annual Good Friday traditions. Christian churches all over the city of Selma are gearing up to celebrate the Easter holiday.


Tornado Watch Extended Even More Across Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham has extended the Tornado Watch to include Blount, Fayette, Marion, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, Winston counties until 11:00 pm CDT tonight. NWS Birmingham continues the Tornado Watch for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Marengo, Montgo


THS baseball looks the part in Round 1

Thorsby baseball handled its business with a pair of shutout victories against Horseshoe Bend in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. The Rebels won Game 1 10-0 in five innings behind a stellar performance by Tanner Jones on the mound and at the plate.