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Sylacauga man with 8 prior felony convictions sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Sylacauga man was sentenced to 62 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens.


Talladega County Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of copper wire

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of some $11,000 worth of copper wire from a business in the south end of the county, according to an incident and offense report.


Suspect in custody after fatal stabbing in Pell City

PELL CITY, Ala. — A suspect is in custody, after a man was stabbed and later died. Chief Paul Irwin of the Pell City Police Department reports officers were called to the Shady Dale Mobile Home Park just before 7:00 p.m. Friday on a report of a person stabbed.


Pell City man dead after stabbing Friday evening.

PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) – On Friday the Pell City Police Department responded to a report of a person stabbed in the 100 Block of Shady Dale in the Shady Dale Mobile Home Park.


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


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."


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


Talladega College alumni, friends invited to participate in trip to state Capitol on Wednesday, April 24

TALLADEGA -- Talladega College alumni and friends of the college are invited to participate in a Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 24, according to a press release. Participants will tour the state Capitol, meet legislators and visit the House Chambers, the Senate Chambers and the Washington RS


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,


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


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


Sylacauga baseball: Aggies sweep Ramsay in first round of playoffs

SYLACAUGA -- Sylacauga High School’s baseball team swept Ramsay to advance to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Saturday night. The Aggies knocked off the Rams 5-0 in the opening game of a doubleheader, then cruised to a 17-0 victory in five innings in the nightcap.


2 Birmingham men jailed in Shelby County after task force finds cache of drugs

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — Two Birmingham men were arrested by narcotics investigators in Shelby County Thursday after they found two guns and a plethora of drugs including ecstasy, Xanax, meth, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and weed.


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.


Passenger in 18-wheeler among those arrested on drug charges in Talladega Co. over last week (with photos)

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Half a dozen people were arrested on felony drug charges during the past week, according to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, including a Guntersville woman riding as a passenger in an 18-wheeler Wednesday night.


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.


FHS Spanish students achieve outstanding results at the 2019 Alabama Spanish Convention in Tuscaloosa, AL

-Senora Brake (Mrs. Hanna Brake, FHS Spanish teacher) expressed a very proud “Felicidades a todos!” (Congratulations to all!) on behalf of her Florence High School Spanish Club students, as they successfully competed with students from across the State in multiple competition categories which consis


Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home

St. Clair Co., Ala (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office tells WVTM that a tree fell on a home on U.S. Highway 231 in Pell City just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Emerge


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


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