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Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house
An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th
Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee
Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher
Randolph County volunteer firefighters honored
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. DeAnn Hollis. In Randolph County, when you dial 9-1-1 to report a fire, do you know who is going to show up? More than likely, it's someone you know - a friend, neighbor
Missing Ohio teen found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm, police say
The body of a missing boy from rural Ohio was found buried in a shallow grave on a farm Friday morning, bringing a sad end to a desperate search for the 14-year-old who disappeared on April 13.
Dickey named new principal at SCMS; AP from Cobb Co. to take over at WHS
Monday night, Principal Dr. Wes Dickey was traded from Woodland High School to a middle school to be renamed later. At its monthly meeting, the Bartow County School Board approved 5-0 transferring Dickey to South Central Middle School to take over for Principal Tia Windsor, who is retiring at the en
Alabama man runs from deputies, says he needed ‘to feed and water his hogs,’ deputies report
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies said a man who ran from approaching deputies told them he was in a hurry to take care of his hogs. It happened April 11, when the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies patrolling in the Martling Road area found a vehicle parked in the middle of the road.
Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail
An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.
Alabama ex-investigator pleads guilty to beating handcuffed man
(CNN) — A former Tallassee police investigator pleaded guilty to assaulting a handcuffed 24-year-old man after his arrest. According to the guilty plea, Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was on duty in pursuit of the victim on a four-wheeler. Several officers had placed the man in handcuffs and before placing h
Steve Harvey congratulates Alabama radio host on the launch of ‘The Joe Lockett Show’
For Joe Lockett, the phrase “chase your dreams” is more than a cliché — it’s reality. Six years ago, inspired by comedian Steve Harvey, Lockett left his job in the construction industry with aspirations of becoming a radio host, which are now fully realized. After years of hard work and preparation,
The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com
The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S. Known for its “best of lists,” according to Hearst Magazines and Digital, the owner of Delish.com, the food lovers website’s traffic
Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama’s status as one of the few states without the games.
Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week
It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of
Pledge, abortion among top Alabama stories this week
The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day at school. And the House’s Health Committee passed a bill that outlaw abortion.
Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses
MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil
Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why
Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.
Man charged with trafficking marijuana in Heflin
A Birmingham man was jailed Sunday after he was allegedly found with 9 pounds of marijuana in Heflin that morning. David Davis Jr., 27, was arrested by Heflin police and charged with trafficking marijuana.
Tractor trailer overturns on I-20 in west Georgia shutting down highway
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) A tractor trailer has overturned on I-20 in Carroll County, closing the eastbound lanes and it could be quite a while before the roadway reopens. The crash happened at the intersection of US 27.
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
School zone, opportunity zone
A little-known passage in the 2017 federal tax law rewrite is about to give new life to a historic school building in Heflin. Workers in recent weeks pulled Depression-era windows and doors out of the old Cleburne County High School and replaced them with dark glass. Soon they’ll begin interior reno
TRACK: Gordon Lee three-peats as Area 3-A champion
For the third consecutive year, Gordon Lee High School swept the Area 3-A Public School track meet at Darlington High School. The Lady Trojans put up 193 points to finish ahead of Elite Scholars Academy (153). Bowdon (77), Mount Zion (70) and Drew Charter (46) rounded out the standings. On the boys'