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Widow mourns Alabama man killed in Illinois warehouse shooting

The widow of an Alabama native killed in an Illinois workplace shooting on Friday has posted an account of learning about her husband’s death, including a text message from him after he was wounded.


East Alabama math teacher’s $1.5 million cash bond is excessive and unconstitutional, lawyer says

The attorney for an east Alabama high school math teacher facing criminal charges in two counties is asking for a reduction in his client’s $1.5 million bond. David Brenton Burkhalter, a 30-year-old Randolph County High School teacher, is on administrative leave after his arrest last week on eight f


Helicopter Aides In Capturing Suspect Who Eluded Deputies

SHELBY COUNTY, AL - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office was able to capture a suspect Wednesday who had temporarily eluded deputies, and used the aid of a helicopter to track down the suspect. The helicopter was crucial in locating 29-year-old Bobby Jack Berneir of Wilsonville, who was charged with A


Former Alabama police officer suspected of murder dies after police chase in Montgomery

SAMSON, Ala. (WPMI) — UPDATE: James Chadwick Green was found on I-65 in Montgomery on Sunday. Police got a tip from a caller who spotted Green's car. After a short pursuit, police managed to force his vehicle off the road. He was transported to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He di


Conservative Alabama Policy Institute proposes gas tax plan with caveats

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) Monday released a two-part position paper on the gas tax, the issue expected to dominate the upcoming state legislative session. The first part of API’s five-page paper outlines “three guiding imperatives” the conservative organization recommends that any proposed


26-year-old charged in deadly DUI crash that killed a Shelby County husband and father

A 26-year-old Wilsonville man has been charged in a deadly 2018 DUI crash. Hunter Graham Spann is charged with reckless murder, first-degree assault, DUI and improper passing. The Dec. 2 wreck killed Darius Lilly, a 28-year-old husband and father.


Alabama woman who joined ISIS ‘ready to face the consequences’

An attorney for Hoda Muthana, a young woman from Alabama who fled the U.S. to join ISIS in 2014, says she is ready to face any legal consequences of her work promoting ISIS and attacks on U.S. soil.


Shelby Co. Clinic makes it easier for sexual assult survivors to come forward

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - A shocking study shows that 1 in every 6 women in America have been raped or attempted to be raped in her life. A Shelby County organization is working to help those survivors bring their attackers to justice.


ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US: 'Please forgive me'

An ISIS bride who fled Alabama for Syria and called on people to kill US citizens now says she wants to return. Hoda Muthana fled her family home in November 2014 to become one of the most vocal ISIS Twitter users.


7 Things: The State of the Union is divided, Shelby touts massive economic impact of the FBI in Alabama, VA governor defiant as his potential replacement has a #MeToo issue and more …

7. While the media reacts with glee over the Washington Post congratulating themselves for doing their job, the real story is far better. — In a Super Bowl spot that allowed the media to talk about themselves and cast themselves as victims, the Washington Post declared that “Democracy dies in the Da


Bigfoot Convention held in Shelby County

SHELBY – It was billed as a truly unique event for Shelby County: the “Bigfoot Paranormal Convention.” Guest lecturers discussed evidence for Bigfoot, ghosts and the spirit world.


Peach State DB shocked to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted 3-star safety Brian Branch on Saturday for its second Junior Day of 2019. The Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek product left his...


Huntsville, Florence hotels named among the best in Alabama

U.S. News & World Report named the Top 15 hotels in Alabama, and two North Alabama establishments made the list. The Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence came in at No. 4 and The Westin in Huntsville came in at No. 6 on the ranked list. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile


Shelby County man indicted on 27 counts of possession of child porn

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Shelby County man is in jail after being indicted by a grand jury on 27 counts of possession of child pornography. 29-year-old Gary Wilson is from Columbinana, according to court documents. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says his case is under investigation by the


Alabama community saves 1848 lodge from collapse

In 2012, a beautiful historic lodge in Russell County appeared doomed. The 1848 Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge was listed on the Alabama Historic Commission’s Places in Peril that year and seemed on the verge of collapse or demolition. Today, the building has been restored to its original state and serv


Man found dead in Hoover home; police investigating the scene

Hoover police are on the scene of a death investigation after a man was found dead in his Caldwell Crossings home. The discovery was made about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 3100 block of Crossings Drive. Police and firefighters responded to the home and pronounced the man dead. His body was discovered b


Alabama town celebrates 54 years of Jimmie Lee Jackson’s sacrifice

MARION, Ala. – About 100 people gathered Sunday in a small wooden and brick church in the city where it all began, Marion Ala., a rural town with few stoplights and less than 3,600 residents, to honor the 54th Annual Jimmie Lee Jackson Day.


Flooding concerns for parts of Alabama: 10 inches of rain possible; flood safety tips

Much of central and north Alabama are bracing for a week of wet weather, with rainfall of up to 10 inches possible over the next five days. That amount of water raises concerns about flooding.


‘Don’t feel that mojo’: Coaching shake-up impacts Alabama recruiting

Alabama apparently has some out-of-state schools to beat in the battle for committed 4-star lineman Jayson Jones. Jones, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound lineman from Calera, committed to Alabama last summer, but said the recent coaching shake-up at Alabama, including the departure of defensive coordinator Tos


A&M offers top-100 Alabama commit Jones, who is looking around

Calera, Ala., four-star defensive tackle Jayson Jones has been committed to the in-state Crimson Tide since early July. However,...