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Attorney for Randolph County teacher files motion for bond reduction

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The attorney of the Randolph County teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student filed a motion, Saturday, to reduce the teacher's bond.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Haro's walk-off, 3-run HR highlights Bartow baseball's opening day

The Woodland High School baseball season began with a bang. That bang came off the bat of Marco Haro, who hit a three-run home run in the bottom of last inning to walk off with a 6-5 win for the Wildcats Thursday at home against Mount Pisgah.


US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State isn't citizen

WASHINGTON – An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said on Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim.


Another inmate dies in Alabama prison

A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction


Wildcats go unbeaten on opening day of state traditional

Woodland's opening day of the GHSA Class 5A state traditional tournament couldn't have gone much better. The Wildcats went 9-0 in the first round with eight pins to take a big step towards a possible state championship Wednesday at Macon Centreplex.


Northeast Alabama man killed when truck hits tree on highway

A northeast Alabama man died early this morning while driving a truck that crashed into a tree that was lying on U.S. 11, authorities said. Christopher Lee O’Neal, a 45-year-old from Centre, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. wreck, state troopers said. The wreck happened less than a mile south of F


Woodland High’s Dickey enjoys connecting with students as fill-in athletic trainer

Wes Dickey always carries his medical bag in his car. Whether he’s going on a family trip, heading to an athletic event or en route to work as the Woodland High principal, it’s always there … just in case.


Two Alabama men arrested during early morning drug bust

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Authorities say they arrested two men during a Wednesday morning drug raid. The DeKalb County Special Response Team (SRT) searched a home on Jackson County Road 163 near Henagar. During the search, authorities say they found Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and firearms.


The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food

Mac’s 1 Stop on Birmingham’s Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go. Birmingham Magazine’s Julia Sayers sang the praises of Mac’s magical “gas-station food” in a feature story that ran in the magazine a


Dadeville shakes off an early deficit to defeat Randolph County

For the second game in a row, Dadeville’s boys basketball team found itself in a double-digit deficit. And for the second game in a row, the Tigers battled their way out of it en route to a victory.


Alabama newspaper editor calls for return of KKK to 'clean out DC'

(CNN) - An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. The editor and publisher of a small-town newspaper in Alabama wrote one just last week.


Accused teacher's bond to stay at $1.5 million for now

A Randolph County teacher will stay locked up on $1.5 million dollar bond at least until the end of March. A judge set a hearing on David Burkhalter’s motion to reduce his bond for March 26.

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Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


State Department: Alabama ISIS bride banned from returning to America

Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, will not be allowed to return to the United States, despite begging to return to her family in Alabama with her son.


Roanoke native celebrates 100th birthday

VALLEY - Rena Yarbrough was beaming with joy as a crowd of well-wishers gathered around her to wish her a happy birthday on Tuesday afternoon. "This is my special day, and I thank you all for coming," Yarbrough said. "Everything is as pretty as it can be."


Small town newspaper man cared for – and contributed to – his community

John Stevenson cared about his small corner of the world. In his case, that corner was Roanoke in Randolph County, a town of about 6,000 people in western Alabama. And while much of the talk this week has been about a small town Alabama newspaper carrying an editorial calling for the return of the K


Leader mourns the loss of publisher John Stevenson

Randolph Leader editor John W. Stevenson, 70, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 14, at his Roanoke home surrounded by his loved ones and his pets after a year and half battle with cancer.


Flood watch issued for Calhoun County; fallen tree knocks out power to 200

The National Weather Service placed Calhoun County under an areal flood watch Tuesday morning, as prolonged rain was expected to continue through the week. The watch is in effect from noon on Tuesday to 6 a.m. Friday.


Growing number of Cleburne County cancer cases raising concerns

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ala. -- “This is Will and his Dad, Brandon.” Megan Alred only has pictures and memories of her son, Will. He died from leukemia in August 2017. He was just 12 years old.

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