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9 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made nine felony drug arrests this week, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray. Jerry Lewis Bradford Jr., 46, of Sylacauga, was arrested Feb. 8 by Childersburg police following a chase. Once caught, Bradford was charged with posses


Authorities investigating 2 shootings on south end of Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two probably unrelated shootings into occupied dwellings Tuesday on the south end of the county, according to incident and offense reports. No one was injured in either incident.


2 facing drug, weapons charges following 2-vehicle crash that injured woman in 2nd vehicle

TALLADEGA -- A car chase Thursday night ended in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Alabama 77 and Speedway Boulevard. Two people ended up being arrested on felony drug charges, and at least one of the people in the car they hit was hospitalized, according to Talladega County Drug and Viol


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his


Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


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


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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Class 5A Southeast Regional Tournament: Sylacauga takes on Charles Henderson in Sweet 16 battle

Sylacauga High School’s boys basketball team will battle Charles Henderson in a Class 5A Southeast Regional semifinal at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery today at 10:30 a.m. Aggies head coach Will Copeland said his team will face a challenge in the No. 10-ranked Trojans (20-9). Sylacauga, ranked No. 8


State undecided on seeking death penalty for murder suspect Harrison

Tallapoosa County assistant district attorney Kevin Hall said Friday the state has not decided if it will seek the death penalty against Nicholas Seth Harrison in the murder of Denzel Pope.


Hate crimes vigil today will mark 20 years since murder of Billy Jack Gaither (with photos)

SYLACAUGA -- Twenty years ago on Feb. 19, 1999, Billy Jack Gaither, a 39-year-old gay man, was brutally murdered near his hometown of Sylacauga. His sexual orientation motivated the crime, as confirmed by the men who murdered him. Today, a Hate Crimes Vigil will be held on the steps of the state Cap


Planned Lane Closure on I-59 NB, in St Clair County

Between the St. Clair Springs Exit (MP 156) and the Etowah County Line (MP 175) St. Clair County - Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, February 18, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lane of I-59 northbound at various locations forClearing andGr


Congrats ... Tiffany Waugh of Eastaboga and John Loper of Lincoln

The first graduating class of the University of Mobile’s new family nurse practitioner program included Tiffany Waugh of Eastaboga and John Loper of Lincoln. The graduation was held Dec. 15.


St. Clair Co. Family Drug Court honored by state association

PELL CITY -- The St. Clair County Family Drug Court was recognized Wednesday as the “2019 Alabama Drug Court of the Year.” The presentation was made at the Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference.


Alexander City, Tallapoosa County citizens should take class to learn about first responders

If any of your New Year’s resolutions involve reaching out, understanding others or walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, I have an inspiring project for you. The Alexander City Police Department, (Tallapoosa County) Sheriff’s Department, Fire and Rescue Department and the Animal Control Division


Man teaching in Talladega City system while appealing perjury conviction

TALLADEGA -- The man elected to the office of Jefferson County District Attorney in 2016, but who was indicted and later convicted of perjury before he could ever serve, is teaching seventh-grade math at Zora Ellis Junior High School in Talladega.


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.


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.