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3 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made three unrelated felony drug arrests Monday, according to Cmdr. Jason Murray. Adam Wayen Parker, 28, of Lincoln, was stopped by Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:45 a.m., Murray said. He was arrested and charged w
Bonner one of 10 capital murder cases working way through Talladega Co. Judicial System
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A jury will likely try Austin Shane Bonner, 22, starting in May, for the shooting death of Joshuwah Ira Bearden, 35, in October 2015, but Bonner’s far from the only capital case working its way through the Talladega County Judicial System.
Sylacauga council extends annexation application fee through Sept. 30
SYLACAUGA – The City Council extended the waiver of the $150 fee on all annexation applications submitted through Sept. 30. The decision was made during Thursday’s council meeting.
US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis
PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.
Talladega County authorities investigating theft of 800 feet of telephone cable from poles
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of 800 feet of telephone cable strung between telephone poles sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to an incident and offense report.
Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks
A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone
Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested
A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.
See latest Alabama flooding photos, videos
Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t
Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration
The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.
Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs
An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s
New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape
WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe
Suspect arrested after AL fishermen caught in deer hunt crossfire
COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An arrest has been made following a late January incident in which several Alabama fishermen were caught in a hunter’s crossfire as he attempted to shoot a deer that was coming out of the water nearby.
Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama
Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and
Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama
(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.
Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut
Retired coaches with Talladega County ties among those who attend meeting in Oxford
OXFORD -- Seventy-five retired coaches and officials from across the state met Wednesday, Feb. 13, for lunch in Oxford. Those with Talladega County ties included, seated from left, Don Hackney, Cal Campbell, Kenny Brewer, Jimmy (Pop) Champion and Tony Motley. Standing, from left, are Mike Battles, R
Saturday is Coosa Valley Heart Day at Sylacauga hospital
SYLACAUGA – Coosa Valley Medical Center hopes to make the community more aware of the cardiac services it has and educate local residents on heart disease. As part of that effort, the medical center, in partnership with Alabama Cardiovascular Group and LabCorp, is hosting the first Coosa Valley Hear
Significant Weather Advisory For Southwestern Talladega, Northeastern Chilton, Southeastern Shelby And Northwestern Coosa Counties Until 6:15 PM CST
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA… — NORTHEASTERN CHILTON…SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY AND NORTHWESTERN COOSA. COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM CST… — At 548 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over.
CACC-Childersburg campus to host Black History Month event Tuesday
The Central Alabama Community College Student Government Association is hosting a celebration of black history on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Margie Sanford Building in Childersburg.
Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama
The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.