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CRIME REPORT: License plate photo helps police find alleged hit-and-run driver
Violet Stivers A 66-year-old Richmond woman is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after the other driver involved was able to take a photo of her license plate as she allegedly fled the scene. Richmond police found the driver accused of absconding, Violet M. Stivers, of Shamrock Lane, at
Two arrested on sex charges in Laurel Co.
LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Two people were arrested on Thursday morning on sex charges in Laurel County. According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the arrests occurred off Willie Cheek Road, approximately 10 miles east of London, after the Sheriff's office was informed of the wherabouts of a missin
Quantity of meth, paraphernalia confiscated
Nearly two ounce of methamphetamine, pills and drug paraphernalia at a southern Laurel residence landed six people in jail last week. A drug investigation sent Laurel Sheriff's officials to the residence on Paris Karr Road, 12 miles southwest of London, on Friday, Jan. 12. A search of the residence
He was in jail on gas station robbery charges. Now, he's accused of shooting 3 people
A Lexington teen already in jail has been charged in connection with the shootings of an adult and two juveniles who were walking earlier this month in Lexington. Carlos Aranda-Gaspar, 19, was charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of firs
Sunrise Children's Services' activity center catches fire
DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) - A structure fire at Sunrise Children's Services broke out Friday afternoon, according to the Danville Advocate-Messenger. The newspaper says firefighters have been pulled from fighting the fire from inside the building due to unsafe conditions. According to the Advocate-Messen
Alltech's Pearse Lyons hospitalized with complications from heart procedure
Pearse Lyons, the 73-year-old founder and president of Alltech Inc., has been hospitalized since December because of complications from a successful heart procedure, the company confirmed Friday. "Although he experienced complications after the procedure, he is stable and in recovery," the Nicholasv
First responders working fire at children home in Danville
Officials say they are battling a structure fire on the campus of Sunrise Children's Home on Perryville Road in Danville. The Boyle County Emergency Manager Mike Wilder says everyone is accounted for. This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as we learn more info.
Lawsuit: City's police leave policy violates state law
A lawsuit filed last month in Madison Circuit Court claims the city of Richmond's police leave policy is in violation of state law. The suit, filed by Lebanon attorney John Elder on behalf of RPD officer Kevin Sharp and others possibly affected, states the city does not give officers the paid leave
Gardendale residents on edge after break-in attempts, run-ins with fearless would-be burglars
A seemingly quiet, safe neighborhood in Gardendale hasn't been so quiet and safe lately, according to one resident. WVTM 13's Larissa Scott sits down with one homeowner who says burglars have twice tried to break into her house in the past six months. See the video above.
Bama-born comedian Dusty Slay lights up laughs at Mae's Food Hall
For a redneck dude from a broken home and a South Alabama trailer park, Dusty Slay has kept a pretty decent sense of humor - even as his world has gotten bigger. "Growing up in Alabama, my mom lived in a trailer; my dad on a farm right outside of La Fayette," Slay recalls. "The only thing there is o
Pet of the Week: Bring Joy into your home
CULLMAN - Donna Ruttkay introduces us to Joy, the Cullman County Animal Shelter's pet of the week. "Joy is a lovely female lab mix, approximately 5- to 6-years-old. She is a medium energy pet who prefers quieter environments, is good with children and other dogs, but maybe not for folks with cats. S
Hoover Police asking for help identifying man in connection with multiple thefts
Anyone with information regarding the individual seen in the photo above is asked to contact Hoover Detective Henningsen at (205) 444-7534. (Hoover Police) Hoover Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man wanted for questioning in several thefts. The person of interest in driving a m
Irondale mom says 5-year-old son was left alone on school bus all day
Updated: 5:06 PM CST Jan 18, 2018 The mother of a 5-year-old kindergarten student at Grantswood Community School in Irondale says her child was left alone on a school bus all day Thursday. WVTM 13's Erin Kelly is working to learn more right now.
Gardendale superintendent 1 of 2 finalists for Vestavia schools post
Vestavia Hills Board of Education has narrowed the field of superintendent candidates down to two. The finalists are Patrick Martin, superintendent of Gardendale City Schools, and Todd Freeman, superintendent of Sylacauga City Schools. The Vestavia Hills Board of Education selected the finalist duri
Murder charge filed in shooting death of Birmingham father of 3
A 24-year-old convicted felon is now back in jail and charged in the shooting death of one of his friends. Birmingham police on Wednesday confirmed the murder warrant against Luther Gray in the Monday-morning shooting death of 28-year-old Eric Cotton, a father of three children under the age of 10.
Sludge fight: Legal battles over imported sewage waste rage on in Jefferson County
Residents of the town of West Jefferson and the Jefferson County Commission have turned to the courts hoping to stop a local landfill from bringing in sewage sludge from New York and New Jersey. The waste in question -- technically referred to as biosolids -- is the solid material left behind from
Police chase of suspected drunk driver ends in crash involving school bus
PLANO, TEXAS - A police chase of suspected drunk driver ended in a crash involving multiple vehicles and a Plano ISD school bus Friday afternoon. Allen police started pursuing the DWI suspect, identified as 30-year-old Adam Pigott, at about 2:30 p.m. when they received a report of a drunk driver ne
McKinney middle school teachers resign after posting anti-gay and anti-Islamic tweets
McKinney ISD officials said late Friday that the district has accepted the resignations of two middle school teachers who previously posted anti-Islamic and anti-LGBT tweets. The resignations of Justin Barton and Mark Russell, who both work at Cockrill Middle School, were "self-initiated," distric
Westbound State Highway 183 Closed for Traffic Pattern Change
NBC 5 News A traffic pattern change means the complete closure of a major westbound highway in Dallas County this weekend. The westbound lanes of State Highway 183 will be closed from Interstate 35E to Carl Road from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Crews working on the Midtown Express project are
5 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Tarrant County
NBC 5 News Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms Friday two additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county. Officials said the latest deaths involve patients who were 81 and 17, both were high-risk with underlying health conditions. Further details about the pat