East Alabama

  Oxford Police become first in state to adopt Neighbors by Ring app

Many of us already have a Ring style video surveillance system where you can see live video of your home or yard by checking your phone.

  Panel urges JSU students to ‘Rethink, before you drink’

  Jacksonville students remember the storm, one year later

  Tracking the tornado that hit Jacksonville

  What JSU officials learned from the storm

  Recovery continues in Jacksonville neighborhood after tornado

  Jacksonville students reflect on the past year

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  JSU holds ceremony to remember the tornado that rocked the campus

  WATCH: A look at JSU one year after tornado ripped through Jacksonville

A new beginning for church destroyed by tornado

Jacksonville neighborhoods, families recover from tornado

  JSU president says university 'substantially recovered’ from March 2018 tornado

  Cullman Co. historic building damaged by EF-1 tornado

  Mobile home park one of hardest hit areas in Blount Co. during severe weather

ere are a number of shelters set up around the Blount County after Thursday’s severe weather.

  Letter from Alabama tornado victim found in debris

Tyesha Hart’s 8-year-old daughter, Mykhayla, was killed by the March 3 tornado in Lee County.

Gadsden council, Etowah Commission approve new contract to house Gadsden city inmates

There’s a new contract to allow the Gadsden Police Department to house its prisoners in the Etowah County Detention Center.

Amnesty Day allows half-off back fines, pulled warrants in Gadsden Municipal Court

Gadsden residents with unpaid court fines or outstanding warrants will soon have a day to take care of those.

St. Clair Co. Litter Unit carjacked by armed man

Anniston woman dies after being hit by pickup

  Where there’s a will there’s a way to play the guitar one handed

  Mother speaks after losing son to Alabama tornado

  Missing woman still being sought in Etowah County

JSU plans events across campus to mark tornado anniversary

  Gadsden State hopes to help Anniston reduce its unemployment rate

Alabama's unemployment rate remains unchanged, but the news isn't that rosy in a few Alabama cities and counties.

Heflin man killed in crash

The victim has been identified as Remington Clay Messer.

Clay Central HS teacher arrested for ‘improper behavior’ with students

A teacher at Clay Central High School has been arrested on numerous charges involving improper behavior with female students.

  Alabama welcomes Trump days after tornado devastation

President Donald Trump told media he couldn’t get to Alabama “fast enough” after an EF-4 tornado claimed 23 lives. Five days later, he was on the ground.

  Calhoun County deputy credited with rescuing couple from burning home

The Anniston Fire Department is applauding a Calhoun County deputy who evacuated occupants of a burning home.

  Etowah Co. Sheriff: Pistol permits pay for SROs

In Etowah County, permits cost $20 per year. Half of that money goes to fund 10 resource officers stationed at Etowah County schools.

  East Alabama authorities looking for missing elderly woman

Virginia Collier was last seen in Southside Tuesday evening.

  10-year-old heart patient joins JSU Tennis team

Wednesday, Ethan signed a letter of intent and “joined” the team.

  Lee Co. tornado victims rely on donations for basic necessities after losing everything

All the missing people from the Lee County tornado are now accounted for, and they are now heading into the recovery phase.

  State mortuary response team deployed to Lee County to identify storm victims

We're getting new perspective on the sad process of identifying those victims from the state mortuary response team just back from Beauregard where they've been helping.

  Gadsden railroad crossing to be repaired when weather allows

A Gadsden area railroad crossing that has bedeviled motorists will soon get a makeover.

2 corporations pledge to pay funeral costs for 23 Lee County tornado victims

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris shared the news of the generous donors Tuesday during an interview.

  Oxford voters may soon decide Sunday alcohol question

Oxford voters may soon get to decide if they will be able to buy alcohol on Sundays, despite other parts of the county being able to do so for some time.

  Woman who lost multiple family members to Beauregard, AL tornado shares survival story

A Beauregard woman who rode out EF-4 tornado is thankful to be alive after losing several family members to storm.

  12-year-old Eufaula boy rescues uncle from tornado’s path

Jave’ Williams was at his grandmother’s home in Eufaula Sunday afternoon when powerful storms rolled through.

Airbnb initiates Open Homes Program for East AL, GA residents displaced by tornado

The program is recruiting hosts to provide free housing in Southeast Alabama and Southwest Georgia for the residents between March 4 and March 25.

  Parents remember daughter day after tornado took her life

It’s been a dark 24 hours for the family and friends of Taylor Thornton, a 10-year-old who died when tornadoes hit Lee County Sunday afternoon.

Gadsden production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” not affected by legal threat

The show will go on for a Gadsden production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” despite a legal threat.

Production for Netflix movie underway in Anniston

"The Devil All the Time" stars Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgård and Haley Bennett. It is being directed by Antonio Campos.

Former AU transit bus driver found guilty of rape, other charges

A former Auburn University transit bus driver accused of raping a student on a university bus has been found guilty on multiple charges.

GALLERY: Storm damage in the Chattahoochee Valley

Parts of the Chattahoochee Valley were ravaged by tornadoes all throughout the day on Sunday.

  Calhoun Co. commission plans to install roundabout at Saks intersection

Calhoun County’s commission has voted to take steps in turning a busy Saks intersection into a roundabout.

  Cherokee Co. sets up mobile command center to house owned pets displaced by flooding

People seeking shelter after being flooded out of their homes in Cherokee County now have a place for their pets.

  Agency to hold opioid forum in Oxford

A roundtable forum in Calhoun County next week is seeking to bring awareness to the county’s growing opioid problem.

Calhoun County Commission prepares to take over animal shelter

Calhoun County will retake control of its animal shelter Friday, March 1, and will close it for up to two weeks.

  Ex-Randolph Co. chief deputy accused of giving away moonshine

Former Randolph County Chief Deputy William "Billy" Lane was arrested Friday on several charges including selling moonshine that was confiscated as evidence in a pending case.

  Construction delayed by rain on Etowah Co. MegaSports Complex

The Etowah County MegaSports Complex will be comparable to similar projects in other cities, including Cullman and Choccolocco Park in Oxford.

  Noccalula Falls Park scheduled to open to Spring

Noccalula Falls Park is scheduled to reopen for the season this Friday.

  Weiss Lake flooding brings pollution, water hazards

Flood waters in Cherokee County have brought closed roads, closed schools, damage to campers in campgrounds, looting and arrests.

Weiss Lake flooding brings looting, devastation, heartache

Weiss Lake in Cherokee County has crested nearly seven feet above full pool. And that means flooding, even looting and school closings.

  Mother says daughter traumatized by school’s black history program

A Black History Program at a Gadsden Middle School has many of you talking on Facebook.

  Etowah Co lawmaker says lack of bridge may affect whether he votes for gas tax

A state lawmaker from Etowah County says he may not vote for Governor Ivey's proposed gas tax.

Cherokee Co. schools closed Monday

The Cherokee County EMA posted the announcement via Twitter, saying the decision was made due to uncertainty of road conditions from flooding.

  Logan Martin Lake homeowner: Threat of flooding is ‘just a part of lake life’

As water starts to flow above Alan Furr’s retaining wall, he said it’s nothing he hasn’t seen before.

Jacksonville police dispatcher charged with buying drugs at work

A Jacksonville police dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

Etowah Co. lawmaker: Lack of bridge plans might affect vote for gas tax

A state lawmaker from Etowah County says he may not vote for Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed gas tax

  Flooding closes road, forces evacuation in East Alabama

Numerous streets are closed in East Alabama due to flooding caused by heavy rain.

  Water levels continue rising on Logan Martin Lake

A flood warning is out for people who live or have boats at Lake Logan Martin.

  Etowah Co. jailers conduct second shakedown

Etowah County’s Sheriff has conducted a second shakedown at the county jail, this time finding numerous drugs and improvised weapons.

  St. Clair High School band invited to play New Year’s Day parade in London

The St. Clair County High School Sound of the Saints Marching Band has a big date for next New Year’s.

  Etowah County patrol car bursts into flames

A patrol car caught fire suddenly outside the Etowah County Sheriff's Office Monday morning. The officer driving it was just minutes away from getting behind the wheel.

Petitions seek new bridge in Southside

More than a thousand Etowah County residents have signed petitions to get a new northbound bridge on Highway 77.

  Pell City Line Dancers raising money for sheriff’s office

The Pell City Line Dancers will show off their best moves for “Dancing with our Stars,” a dancing competition that raises money for local organizations.

  Hokes Bluff students build dog houses for Florida hurricane victims

A group of shop students in Hokes Bluff are working on a special project. Middle school shop students, supervised by high school students, are building dog houses for hurricane victims in Florida.

  Students called on for information after teacher accused of having sex with student

The Randolph County school system is asking if the 15-year-old student police said was victimized by a teacher is the only one.

Teacher accused of sexual relationship with student facing additional charges

A Randolph County High School teacher being held in jail on 8 felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, is now facing charges in Clay County and could face additional charges in other counties.

Pellet gun shatters windows at EBA Missions Center in Gadsden

Someone shot at the windows of the Etowah Baptist Missions Center, shattering one and leaving holes in others.

  Calhoun County EMA urges residents to prep for severe weather emergencies

Many parts of Alabama will have a severe weather sales tax holiday, on certain items needed to prepare for severe weather.

  University of Alabama Moot Court Team makes history by winning national competition

Three University of Alabama second year law students make history recently. The trio won the 69th Annual National Moot Court Competition for the first time in school history. Lindsey Barber, Cory Church and Anne Miles Golson beat out more than a 100 teams for the top honor.

  Randolph Co. teacher held on 8 felony counts of having sexual relationship with student

A teacher in Randolph County turned himself after allegedly having a relationship with a 15-year-old student.

  Oxford council hears plan to ‘re-imagine’ Quintard Mall

The nearly 50-year-old shopping complex will be re-developed.

Active shooter training brings different Etowah Co. agencies together

A number of police, fire and EMS agencies in Gadsden and the surrounding area used computers with 3D software to simulate an active shooter exercise.

  Post office refusing to deliver to neighborhood

Potholes larger than cars dot Vols and Aubie Lanes. The post office is threatening to stop delivery until the road is fixed, worrying some neighbors who depend on the mail for things like medicine and disability checks.

Layoffs, schedule changes coming to east Gadsden Goodyear plant

The Goodyear tire plant in Gadsden is changing how it schedules its employees and some of those employees may soon be out of a job.

  Etowah Co. Jail to soon begin repairing broken jail locks

Workers in Etowah County will soon begin the long process of replacing more than 200 broke jail cell locks.

  Air rifle tournament taking place in Anniston this month

High school Junior ROTC students are coming to Anniston this month to take part in a regional air rifle competition.

  Jacksonville apartment complexes rebuilt after last year’s devastating tornado

The city of Jacksonville and Jacksonville State University continue to rebuild after a devastating tornado on March 19, 2018.

  Proposed bill would make phone ‘spoofing’ a felony in Alabama

If you've ever gotten a familiar name or number on your caller I.D., only for the caller to be a totally different person trying to sell you a car warranty, a bill in the Alabama legislature would make that a felony.