Rain chances continue through Saturday night

We will see a wide range in temperatures this afternoon. Areas south of I-20 could be in the 70s while areas to the north could stay in the 50s and 60s. Strong storms are possible Saturday evening.

Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested for soliciting prostitute in FL

Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested.
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  World’s biggest bee found: It’s as big as your thumb

The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.

TOP STORIES

  Several Tuscaloosa-area legislators support gas tax increase

Former state senator from Cullman arrested on theft charges

Man arrested after standoff with B’ham police faces multiple charges in Hoover

Cullman County schools delay opening Friday

  Stretch your dollar for Severe Weather Preparedness sales tax holiday

Experts says you can save a lot if you buy the right things and look out for additional deals from retailers.
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  Jussie Smollett to be removed from ‘Empire’ season’s final episodes

Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when actors Smollett knew from the "Empire" set and the gym told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.

‘Third Thursday’ celebrates progress and history on Morris Avenue

Grand River Technology Park means high paying jobs

Flooding causing issues for Cullman Co. bus drivers

Leaders trying to land retail development in north Jefferson County

Randolph Co. teacher also faces sex crime charges in Calhoun Co.

Woman dies 4 days after wreck on I-459

Hoover murder suspect found dead in jail cell; homicide investigation underway

Fighting Parkinson’s disease with boxing

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  In cold-case break, 78-year-old man charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Dona Mae Bayerl, disappeared from her Wisconsin home in 1979. Her body was never found.

SPORTS

  Talladega wins in dramatic fashion to advance to Final Four

Center Point advances to Final Four for first time since 2013

Winfield girls headed to Final Four for first time in 35 years

  MLF Bass Pro Tour coming to Smith Lake in Cullman

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11-year-old accidentally shot in Pinson

Blount Co. schools delayed due to rain, storms

United Methodist Church delegates will debate, vote on church’s stance on homosexuality

What’s the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital?

  New tech park could create 1,200 jobs

State officials announce a new technology park will be an $85 million economic boost to the metro area and bring in around 1,200 jobs.
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  Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

Investigators said the sex trafficking ring operated out of at least three spas in Central Florida, with at least two more suspected of being involved.

  Brookwood High School students learn how to prevent ‘rural crimes’

Recent flood victims in Hale Co. prepare for heavy rain

FIRST ALERT: Flood threat through end of week, severe storms possible Saturday

UAB student ‘overwhelmed’ by African Ancestry results

CENTRAL ALABAMA

  Tarrant police continue searching for carjacking suspect

Former state senator from Cullman arrested on theft charges

Cullman County schools delay opening Friday

EAST ALABAMA

  Etowah Co. jailers conduct second shakedown

  Etowah County patrol car bursts into flames

Petitions seek new bridge in Southside

  Pell City Line Dancers raising money for sheriff’s office