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Woman dies after tree falls on her home in St. Clair County

A woman was killed Thursday night when strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County, the coroner tells WVTM 13. According to the the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, a tree fell on a home on U.S. Highway 231 in Pell City just before 8 p.m. Emergency crews responded and


NWS extends tornado watch to include Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended a tornado watch to include Jefferson County. Counties impacted are Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Jefferson Lowndes, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties.


Man found slain and dumped in Jefferson County lake remembered for his big heart, love for others

A man found murdered and dumped in a Jefferson County lake is being remembered for the love he had for his family and others. Fishermen discovered the body of Billy Walker Powell, 46, Friday night, and now his grief-stricken family is trying to make sense out of his slaying and imagine a world witho


Director of Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Diane Poole announces retirement

TRUSSVILLE — After 11 years as the executive director of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, Diane Poole announced her retirement during a chamber luncheon on April 18. Poole said she will be taking time to help tend to her mother who has been diagnosed with a serious health issue.


Trussville City Schools are growing, successful and working to improve in mental health

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce had Trussville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill as its guest speaker for the April luncheon. Dr. Neill presented the State of the Schools address with all positive news.


Southeast storms kill 1 in Alabama, 2 in Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):. The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirms that one person is dead in the Wattsville community, north of Pell City, after a tree fell on a home.


Officials: Homicide victim found in Bayview Lake identified as Trussville man

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A body found in Bayview Lake Friday has been identified as a Trussville man. According to officials, the death is being investigated as a homicide. Law enforcement said that on April 12 at approximately 9:48 p.m. fisherman found a body in Bayview Lake in west Jefferson County. Dep


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of 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 William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


None injured in 2 vehicle accident in Pell City on Thursday

PELL CITY -- There were no injuries in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on U.S. 231 in Pell City near Sonic and across from Metro Bank. This vehicle flipped upside down, and the airbag was deployed. A Pell City police officer working the wreck said the woman driving this vehicle was fortunate


VIDEO: Local firefighters train on Alabama Fire College mobile unit

CENTER POINT — The Alabama Fire College mobile unit made a stop in Center Point Wednesday, April 17 to train firefighters from local districts. Center Point Fire and Rescue invited firefighters from Fultondale, Palmerdale and Trussville to join in on the training.


Hungry Kids: Thousands In Jefferson Co. Don't Have Enough To Eat

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Some 13 million American children aren't just hungry. They're suffering from real hunger. Real hunger is painful and can leave kids lightheaded and lethargic. When their brains aren't fueled, they're not ready to learn. They're kids like the boy who boasted one day to the cooks at h


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


37-year-old identified as victim of fatal Fultondale house fire

Authorities have released the name of a woman killed in a fire at her Fultondale home. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Loren Marie Chambers. She was 37.


28 people arrested in St. Clair warrant roundup

Twenty-eight people were arrested during the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division felony drug warrant round up on April 8, 10, and 11. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators were assisted by Pell City and Moody Police Department’s Narcotics Units, Ashville PD, Ragland PD, Argo


Jefferson County Approves Working With UAB on Health Care Authority Agreement as Opposition Effort Dies

A last-ditch effort by Jefferson County Commissioners Lashunda Scales and Sheila Tyson to delay a vote on an authority to govern indigent health care in Jefferson County failed today.


Preliminary hearing set for accused Cracker Barrel shooter

TRUSSVILLE — Court dates have been set in the case of the man suspected in the deadly Cracker Barrel shooting on March 28th. The arraignment and the preliminary hearing for Bryan Hancock, 22, of Pinson, will be Thursday, May 30th at 1:30 p.m. This date could change if there is a valid conflict with


Storm damage in Alabama: Photos, videos

Strong winds and bands of heavy rain have toppled trees and damaged buildings across storm-weary Alabama. Much of the state has been under slight or enhanced risk for storms for most of the evening. The main threat is from winds with gusts of up to 55 mph.


A Few Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

The counties removed include: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston. Tornado Watch continues for Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike, and Talladega til 11:00 PM CDT.