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Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


NASCAR legend bags Clarke County gobbler

NASCAR legend Dave Marcis was a recent visitor to Clarke County where he got in some turkey hunting and bagged a nice gobbler. Shannon Tucker of Thomasville served as a guide for Marcis. Dave Marcis’ racing career spanned five decades. He won five times over his tenure, twice at Richmond, including


First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans


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


TPD chase ends at Cedar Pointe

Playground Set Stops Chased Car Three Thomasville Police vehicles were joined by three others in a chase of a maroon Honda Tuesday evening. The units were pursuing a subject inside the car. The TPD officers pursued the Honda into Cedar Pointe Apartments at the end of Wilson Street in downtown Thomas


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Jones named ‘Employee of the Week’

The Work- Based Learning Program at Thomasville High School announces that Keidrick Jones, left, has been selected as the "Employee of the Week". With Jones is Stephanie Reed, Manager of McDonalds of Thomasville. Thomasville City Schools would like to express appreciation to McDonalds for being a su


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


A beautiful day in the park

On a beautiful April evening, there was plenty of activity at Gates Drive. Play in both baseball and softball was underway at the youth parks. At Anderson Field, the Thomasville High School baseball team was playing their final home game of the season against the Leroy Bears. Thomasville has made th


Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man

A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


New bill could help ease Alabama’s nursing shortage

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A bill making its way through the legislature would allow nurses who don’t have an Alabama nursing license to work anyway with a multi-state license. Supporters said it could help with the state’s nursing shortage.


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi


Alabama AG uses civil action to shut down alleged human trafficking operation

A civil action by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall shut down an alleged human trafficking ring in North Alabama. According to information provided by the attorney general's office, TY Green’s Massage Therapy, Inc., its owner Yuping Tang, and manager Jiao Liu, who is her daughter, and their fo


1 dead in Central Alabama after tree falls on mobile home

WATTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- One person died after storms rolled through Central Alabama Thursday evening. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells CBS 42 that a 42-year-old woman lost her life after a tree fell on her mobile home in the 2000 block of Highway 231 in Wattsville.


UA In the News — April 17

WSFA-NBC (Montgomery) – April 16. Flying a drone, you probably know that you usually need some type of controller to move the device around until now. University of Alabama students are testing out flying drones using just their minds. Chip Scarborough shows us how it works. You’re looking at a dron


Burger King going up in Jackson

A construction crew has been working seven days a week on a new Burger King restaurant on College Avenue in Jackson across from the Jackson Square Shopping Center. Here, a large crane helps set rafters for the building one day last week. Jackson Mayor Paul South says he has other fast food restauran


Severe Threat Continues Ahead of the Thunderstorm Complex But is Lessening

While there remains the possibility of some strong winds behind the leading line of storms, the activity looks to be really weakening at this time. NWS Birmingham has decided that they will not be drawing up severe thunderstorm warning unless absolutely necessary from this point on.


Campbell’s Landing Racing Returns

After a hiatus for several years, boat racing returns to Campbell’s Landing on May 4 as Hole Shot 2019 will be held on the Tombigbee River. The races will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The admission will be $10 per person. Kids 10 and under are free. Tents and canopies for the spectators are allowed


Grace Baptist to burn mortgage following Easter worship Sunday

Easter will be extra special at Grace Baptist Church in Grove Hill this Sunday, April 21. The church’s congregation has paid its mortgage on the building and will hold a ceremonial note burning after the morning worship service. Grace Baptist moved into the present building in 2011. The first Wednes