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Shelby County Sheriff seeks storage facility thief

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. —The Shelby County Sheriff's Office needs help locating a man seen on video breaking into a storage facility in Chelsea.Officials describe the man as white and driving a mid-1990's Ford F-150 truck.AdvertisementThe thefts occurred on June 23 and July 2 around 1:00 a.m., authoriti


Talladega native Nigel Jones enjoying success in professional basketball

“Going in, I feel like I had a lot that I had to prove to everybody,” Jones said. “It was a long process, but I feel like everything that I went through was worth it.


‘Good, messy cheeseburgers’ on the menu at the new Zack’s Grille in Oxford

Tim Ross, sales manager at Widenet Consulting, enjoys lunch at the newly opened Zack’s Grille in Oxford.Donna Barton/Special to The Star


2 men arrested after more than 350 credit cards and $63k in cash found during traffic stop in Surry County

SURRY COUNY, N.C. – Two men were arrested after a Surry County deputy pulled them over and searched their car, finding more than 350 credit cards and more than $63,000 in cash.


83 dogs rescued from 'deplorable conditions' at Alabama puppy mill

'GBHS Chief Executive Officer, Allison Black Cornelius, urges citizens to remember these two cases when the next legislative session begins and offer your support to promote legislation that protects animals in our state.'


ALVIN BARNETT: A kid with a cause (column)

From age 4 to age 11 my family lived in the principal’s house directly across from Fayetteville High School. It was seven very interesting years.I was a kid of the 1970s, and it could be pretty boring at times and my imagination helped me get through many boring summer days. I could come up with som


16-year-old Birmingham girl dies from drive-by shooting; police investigating

Upon arrival, officerswere unable to locateany signs of gun activity, butlater received a call of a female arriving by personal vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound at Children’s Hospital.The victim, Arrielle Lashawn Parker-Jefferies, 16, of Birmingham, was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.


The Latest: Alabama woman speaks about dog's death in car

TRUSSVILLE,Ala.(AP) —The Lateston the arrest of anAlabamawoman after her dog died in a hot car (all times local):2:25 p.m.An Alabama woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died while locked in a hot car says she doesn't recall events that led to the animal's death."She stated that she never


Former Alabama police officer indicted in child porn case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Fultondale police officer has been indicted on three counts of possession of child pornography.reportsa Jefferson County grand jury Friday issued the indictment against 48-year-old Allen Wayne Evans, of Warrior. It was unknown if he's represented by an attorney.Evans


HELP WANTED: Volunteer fire departments work to keep communities safe, seeking new members (with photos)

FAYETTEVILLE –A line of bright red fire engines and tanker trucks gleamed in the hot, summer sun as firefighters gathered at the helipad Saturday morning.A total of 10 volunteer and city operated departments showed up for an open house at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, where the helipad


JeffCo DA: Trussville woman who left dog in hot car could face over 10 years in prison

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville resident Stephanie Shae Thomas, 34, who was arrested on Friday for aggravated cruelty to animals could face more than 10 years in prison according to Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton. Thomas was arrested after leaving her dog inside a hot car on July 4 for se


Truck bursts into flames after hitting gas pump in Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — A man has been released from the hospital after a truck he was driving burst into flames early Saturday morning according to Guntersville police. Authorities say the truck caught fire after colliding with a gas pump at Lakeview Tackle and Grocery in Guntersville.According to off


Waffle House incident in Pinson leaves couple’s life turned upside down

PINSON — Ginger Umland said she and her husband, Doug, were finishing off a date night when they stopped by the Waffle House in Pinson for a late-night meal before heading home to Locust Fork. Little did the Umlands know that the night would end with the couple involved in a national story based on


Two Etowah County women face child endangerment charges, take drugs while pregnant

Sara Jane Chittam, 27 of Rainbow City, and Jessica Amber Abner, 29 of Gadsden face one count of chemical endangerment. Law enforcement describes the charge as a felony in which the women exposed a child to an environment where controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed.


Weeklong manhunt ends with 2 arrests - The Clanton Advertiser

Kelley is additionally charged with attempting to elude law enforcement, reasonable and prudent speeding, reckless driving and improper headlight usage.


AL Train Derailment Blocks 2 Railroad Crossings

PELL CITY, Ala. -- An early morning train derailment Thursday blocked two two railroad crossings blocked in Pell City, Alabama.


Sylacauga police seek help finding robbery suspect (free content)

According to a press release from the department, the suspect is described by witnesses as a slender-build, black male with an approximate height of 6-feet to 6-4.


Woman charged after dog dies in hot car

What was she doing for 8 hours? That’s what we’re looking into today. Trussville police say Stephanie Thomas parked her car outside Walmart at 4a and didn’t come back to check on her dog until 12p.pic.twitter.com/PNDQXZlGg5— Marlei Martinez (@MarleiWVTM13)July 6, 2018


Fatal fire in Talladega on Wednesday ruled accidental

TALLADEGA --Although the cause of the fatal structure fire at Curry Court early Wednesday remained under investigation Thursday afternoon, the state Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled it accidental.State Fire Marshal Scott Pilgreen said investigators had determined the fire originated in the kitchen of


Shelby County deputies are searching for Chelsea storage facility robbery suspect

CHELSEA, Ala. (WIAT) - Shelby County deputies are searching for a suspect who broke into the same storage facility on June 23 and July 2 around 1:00 a.m. in Chelsea.The suspect is a white male in a mid-1900's Ford F-150, according to a release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.If you have any