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Tallassee Arbor Day on Feb. 23

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Arbor Day Alabama on Feb. 23 beginning at 8 a.m. Tallassee Chamber of Commerce executive director Jerry Cunningham said 400 trees have been shipped.


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


Boots and Bow Ties fundraiser March 1

The Learning Tree’s Residential School in Tallassee and The Learning Tree’s Little H.A.P.I.E Tree Preschool in Auburn are preparing for the annual Boots and Bow Ties fundraiser March 1.


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.


Central AL residents approved for disaster assistance after January storms

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Alabama Emergency Management Director Brian Hastings announced on Friday that Alabama businesses and residents affected by severe weather and a tornado on Jan. 19, can apply for low-interest disaster loans f


Tallassee swept at home on Opening Day

Tallassee made several key mistakes in the field and could not find an answer at the plate during Monday’s games to open the season. The Tigers made six errors in the opener, falling 8-3 to Dadeville before dropping the second game 1-0 to Clay County.


Sheriff: Boyfriend beats girlfriend, burns her with iron

ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 29-year-old Brandon Elliott and charged him with first-degree domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment of his girlfriend.


Local anglers take top spot at Alabama Bass Trail stop

Many anglers on Lake Martin Saturday competing in the Alabama Bass Trail South Division caught fish all day, with some boating nearly 100 fish, but not Josh Pollard of Eclectic and Dallas Weldon of Tallassee.


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.


Next of kin found days after woman in Auburn officer shooting dies

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Lee County officials identified the woman in the Auburn officer-involved shooting Thursday and asked for the public’s help locating her family. By Thursday afternoon, that mission had been accomplished.


West Coast RB excited to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted four-star running back Sam Adams II on Thursday morning for an unofficial visit. The Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic...


Ivey secures disaster relief for Elmore County tornado victims from federal Small Business Administration

More assistance from the Trump administration is now being made available to Alabamians affected by the severe weather and tornado that occurred in the River Region on January 19.


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


Parts Of North/Central Alabama Upgraded To Moderate Risk Of Severe Storms For Late Saturday

Strong to severe storms are expected across the southeast on Saturday, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 MPH, large hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large, long-track in nature).


‘Significant threat’ of severe weather for parts of Alabama later today

Alabama will face its most substantial severe weather threat in a while later today. And that’s in addition to the continuing flooding across parts of north Alabama. Severe storms, damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes will all be possible in parts of the state later this af


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


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


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.


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

(CNN)The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. Ahmed Ali Muthana filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, to prevent what he calls an "unlawful attempt" by the United States to rescind his