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Chilton County Schools monitoring flu cases

Chilton County schools have seen several cases of the flu or flu-like symptoms this season. Efforts have been made to mitigate the spread of illness, and lead nurse Chrysta Russell said the school system is seeing a decline in the number of absent students this week.


Central headed to Sweet 16 after defeating Chilton County in sub-regional

Central High School is headed to the Sweet 16 for the eighth consecutive season. The Class 5A, No. 4 Falcons (24-3) defeated Chilton County, 65-40, in front of their home crowd in the sub-regional on Monday night. They advance to face Faith Academy in the Southwest Regional on Monday at Alabama Stat


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


‘They’ve been terrorizing the community; twin Selma brothers in jail - again

Twin Selma brothers with extensive criminal histories are behind bars in Dallas County, a familiar story that dates to their teens. Their names are Tyrron and Jarron Stallworth. Tyrron has also spelled his name Tyrone and Tyron, but he is better known by his nickname “Buck.” His brother Jarron goes


AL woman who fatally stabbed man in heart denied high court case review

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The appellate process has ended for an Autauga County woman sentenced to prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend. Vegas Contorno was convicted of manslaughter in 2017. Her attorneys have been fighting through the appeals court ever since.


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Bond revoked for one of Selma’s most wanted criminals

One of Selma’s most wanted criminals had his bond revoked on Friday in the Dallas County Courthouse, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson. Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins A. Pettaway revoked the bond of Tyron Stallworth, AKA “Buck” for a pending shooting into an occ


Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.


West Alabama basketball teams punch ticket to regionals

Eighteen West Alabama basketball teams advanced to the AHSAA regional tournament. The Tuscaloosa County High School girls made the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. TCHS takes on Sparkman at Jacksonville State in the Northeast Regional on Thursday at noon.


Senior Connection hosts Valentine’s Day banquet

Senior Connection in Clanton had a packed house for its Valentine’s Day banquet on Feb. 14. Attendees were treated to pecan-crusted chicken, hash brown casserole, creamed corn, green beans, salad and assorted desserts and beverages for dinner while Sonny Grier of the 1960s-era band the Rockin’ Gibra


‘Don’t feel that mojo’: Coaching shake-up impacts Alabama recruiting

Alabama apparently has some out-of-state schools to beat in the battle for committed 4-star lineman Jayson Jones. Jones, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound lineman from Calera, committed to Alabama last summer, but said the recent coaching shake-up at Alabama, including the departure of defensive coordinator Tos


DNC calls for new elections for Alabama party leadership

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) moved on Saturday to require new elections for the chair and vice chair of the Alabama Democratic Party amid concerns about alleged procedural irregularities in how the officials were first elected.


Bond set at $1 million for man charged in woman’s assault

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - A Selma man’s bond was set at $1 million Thursday. According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, Jarron “Pop” Stallworth’s bond is consolidated for first degree assault and second degree burglary. Jackson said he is seen on a video on social media assaulting a woman.


Jones releases statement on closing of rural health facility

On Tuesday, Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, released a statemnt in response to news that Georgiana Medical Center would be closing its doors at the end of March. Ivy Creek Healthcare, the owner of the Georgiana facility, stated that it would be closing the rural health facility due to rising healthcare costs


Prolific historic fiction writer and Alabama resident W.E.B. Griffin dead at 89

This remembrance was provided by a publicist for publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons ▪ Penguin Random House. William E. Butterworth III, known the world over as W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific military fiction author of nearly 160 books and longtime Alabama Gulf Coast resident, died on Feb. 12, 2019. He was 8


Red Devils soak up atmosphere, fall to St. Luke’s

The historic run for the Verbena girls basketball team came to an end following a 67-44 loss to St. Luke’s Episcopal in the Class 1A regional semifinals on Feb. 14. “We knew coming down here that the only way the season ended was if we lost or won,” Verbena head coach David Sneed said. “At the begin


Martha Hawkins had a dream of a restaurant in a house

When Martha Hawkins was a girl in Montgomery, she loved having the chance to play a role in the civil rights movement. “I did meals at First Baptist Church. We made sandwiches and chips and took water and met the marchers when they would be coming from Selma,” she said.


Hillary Clinton coming to Selma for Bridge Crossing Jubilee

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Alabama in the coming days to headline 2019′s Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, organizers confirmed Thursday.