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Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop.


Mobile man jailed on child sex charges in Shelby County; 2nd arrest in 7 months

A 49-year-old Mobile man arrested last year on a child sex abuse charge in south Alabama is now facing similar charges in Shelby County. James Eric Ackermann, a 49-year-old former youth soccer coach, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on two counts of sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.


Shelby Co. students show off STEM projects

CALERA, AL (WBRC) - Students at Calera High School showcased their engineering talent today. Their teacher Chelsea Rutledge attended the Shelby County STEM Academy. Now her students are learning how to take everyday household items and turn them into just about anything.


Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here’s what you need to know

Alabama voters could soon have their say on a statewide lottery. Here’s what you need to know about the latest chapter in the long – and complicated – history of efforts to bring a lottery to Alabama.


Alabama sets execution for man convicted in 1997 quadruple killing in Pelham

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls, in Pelham. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra.


Isolated strong storms possible Thursday for part of south Alabama

Watch out for a few strong storms on Thursday in south Alabama. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has southwest Alabama under a marginal risk for severe weather Thursday as a storm system and cold front push through the area.


Anne Smith honored at Vincent library (community column)

April 14 was a happy day for Anne Smith. Surrounded by friends and family, Mayor Ray McAllister of Vincent bestowed the honor of Library Board Member Emeritus upon Smith. “This plaque is in recognition of your outstanding dedication and service to the Lallouise Florey McGraw Public Library from the


Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral

A photograph showing three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with a widow they had just met the day before her anniversary has gone viral. The photo was posted with a note by Jamario Howard who was at Brad’s BBQ in Oxford, Ala., last week with two friends.


2 Birmingham men jailed in Shelby County after task force finds cache of drugs

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — Two Birmingham men were arrested by narcotics investigators in Shelby County Thursday after they found two guns and a plethora of drugs including ecstasy, Xanax, meth, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and weed.


Alabama Ninth-Grader Dies by Suicide After He Was Bullied for Being Gay: 'He Was Full of Light'

An Alabama teen, who has been described as being “full of light,” tragically took his own life after constant homophobic bullying. His mother, Camika Shelby, says she’s still “shocked.”


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Alabama lawmakers hear pros, cons of medical marijuana

A plan to allow the production and use of medical marijuana in Alabama is up for discussion today in the State House. The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a public hearing on the bill by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence.


Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance

ALABAMA (ABC News) - A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday.


Alabama Senate committee passes lottery bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A lottery proposal has cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Tuesday voted 6-5 to advance the bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore.


Alabama lottery bill barely clears first hurdle

A bill to allow people to vote on whether to establish a lottery in Alabama cleared its first hurdle today in the Legislature. The Senate Tourism Committee approved the bill by Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, on a 6-5 vote.


Pell City man facing murder for stabbing death, bond set at $150,000

UPDATE -- Terry Neal Caldwell, 28, has been formally charged with murder and has a $150,000 bond for the stabbing death of Demario Sanders. PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Charges are expected to be announced Monday against a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a 23-year-old Pell City man.


State prison escapee Spears recaptured

A state prison inmate who escaped from a work detail in Childersburg Friday has been recaptured. Joel Amos Spears, 28, of Newell was booked back in to the Talladega County Jail early Sunday morning and charged with first-degree escape. He was turned back over to the state Department of Corrections a


Benefit luncheon for The Children’s Place in Pell City draws record crowd (with photos)

PELL CITY – Organizers said the 26th annual St. Clair County Children’s Advocacy Center (The Children’s Place) benefit luncheon Tuesday was the largest one yet. Pam Hendrick-Kelley, executive director of The Children’s Place, said ticket sales reached a record number.