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First Alert Severe Weather Ready Day Feb. 22 in Wetumpka

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News is dedicated to helping make sure our viewers are always as prepared as possible when severe weather threatens. Join us Friday, Feb. 22 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Walgreens in Wetumpka for our First Alert Severe Weather Ready Day.


Alabama hate crime law doesn’t protect LGBTQ citizens

A rainbow flag fluttered in the air next to the American flag on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol on Saturday as LGBTQ activists demanded that lawmakers expand the state's hate crime law to include sexuality and gender identity.


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


2-Night Wetumpka Benefit Concert to Help Tornado Victims

While people in Wetumpka continue to rebuild after last month’s tornado, one group of people is stepping in to help.. A 2-night benefit concert kicked off Friday night to help tornado victims.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling. The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Cree

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Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


Wetumpka gets minor storm damage

Nearly a month after an EF2 tornado devastated parts of Wetumpka and Elmore County, stormy weather reared its head again across the area Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines.


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Wetumpla mayor approves to replace items after tornado

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two weeks ago, the Wetumpka City Council approved to allow Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis the ability to approve replacing some of the items destroyed by an EF-2 tornado in January.


Police: Woman suffers life-threatening burns, person of interest detained

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department is investigating an incident where a woman suffered severe burns Saturday. According to MPD Sgt. Jarrett Williams, police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3800 block of Dalraida Place.


Alabama's road map: Decisions loom as traffic increases and funding for roadwork lags

As state and local leaders consider how to address Alabama’s infrastructure needs in the coming decades, researchers at the University of Alabama have produced a report analyzing the implications of different strategies to meet the challenge.


Montgomery Residents Take Advantage of Free Tree Giveaway

The Organization Montgomery Trees held their 11th Annual tree giveaway today. Alabama Power donated the trees for the event. Residents were offered their choice of three free trees.


Hundreds of People Enjoy Prattville Mardi Gras Parade

Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Prattville to enjoy the 15th annual Mardi Gras parade. Sunny skies , warm temperatures, and a cool breeze met parade goers.There were food vendors, people selling other things, and plenty for kids to do. People at the parade say they love the family e


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Alabama lawmakers kicking off Bicentennial in Huntsville

When local leaders started planning this year’s Alabama Bicentennial events for Huntsville and Madison County, they had a great idea. Since the state was literally formed in Huntsville in 1819 at the site of what is now Alabama Constitution Hall Village, why not bring the Alabama Legislature here to