East Alabama

Suspect in Pell City fatal stabbing to be charged Monday

Chief Irwin says the suspect and victim knew each other and lived in the area. This is not believed to be a random act.

  Gadsden police investigate bathroom incident involving minor girl at Gadsden Library

  Dueling lists of “safe/unsafe” cities rank Anniston as safe...and unsafe

  Oxford council considers loan for entertainment center

  Glencoe prepares for more possible severe weather

Piedmont reaches agreement to shelter strays, considers animal registration

  Newly elected Gadsden city school board sworn into office

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  NWS and EMA address lack of tornado warning in Etowah County Sunday

  Gadsden superintendent suggests graduates wear career clothes, not caps or gowns

  Construction of East Metro Area Crime Center nearly complete

  NWS says EF-1 tornado left damage in Glencoe, Tidmore Bend

  Glencoe residents describe Sunday storms that damaged homes

Windstorm or tornado leaves damage in Glencoe neighborhood

Lifesaver closes Rainbow City base

The parent company of Lifesaver helicopter is closing two of its bases in Alabama.

Gadsden fire, police train together on active shooter drill

The two agencies working together is what made this drill so unusual.

  Cycling weekend to attract folks to Anniston

Some 500 cyclists will be racing through the streets of downtown Anniston Saturday.

Man, 40, shot and killed in Piedmont, suspect in custody

23-year-old Jessie James Beecham is charged with murder.

Results in for Gadsden’s first elected school board

  Former surgeon general visits his hometown of Anniston

  Jacksonville raises, lowers admission prices to its public swimming pool

  Lawmaker answers questions about Etowah County Sports Complex Bill

Statement: More than a dozen AL Rally’s closed due to ‘failure to comply’ with franchise agreement

Lawmaker, advocates tour Pre-K classrooms in Springville

Gadsden house fire sends 2 firefighters to hospital with burns

Chief Stephen Carroll says two firefighters received what he called second degree burns, likely caused by steam rising from the water being used to put out the fire.

  Parvo outbreak temporarily closes Clay County Animal Shelter

The shelter is now closed until May First, due to the 21-day isolation period to make sure the disease isn’t present in other dogs.

  New traffic lights activated at wreck-prone Calhoun Co. intersection

After years of wrecks at the intersection of federal Highway 431 and state Highway 204 in the Wellington community, ALDOT workers installed stop lights this week.

  Career fair shows off possible jobs to Calhoun Co. high school seniors

Some 500 seniors, many on school buses, came to the Jacksonville Community Center to check out possible jobs.

Art gallery opens in downtown Piedmont

My Sweet Escape Paint Parties and Art opened in March.

National Weather Service holds severe weather event for deaf, hard of hearing community

A severe weather preparedness event in Talladega Tuesday night was aimed at the deaf and hard of hearing community.

  Calhoun County school board hires new superintendent

Donald Turner, an administrator who has worked out of the central office for 14 years and for the school board in general for 29 years, was hired by the school board Tuesday.

  Man who killed baby daughter sent “goodbye” message on Facebook

A man who killed his infant daughter and himself in Calhoun County Sunday, apparently left a goodbye message on his Facebook profile.

  Help wanted at the Census Bureau

The Census Bureau is putting out the “help wanted” sign as the bureau prepares to do a headcount of Alabama and the rest of the U.S.

  Calhoun Co. residents asked to answer the census

People who deal with federal grants in East Alabama have a message, answer the census.

  Calhoun Co. man dead after allegedly killing 6-month-old daughter, shooting child’s great-grandfather

Sheriff Matthew Wade says a call of a domestic disturbance was received around 1 p.m. on Kirksey Bend Road just off Highway 77 in Ohatchee.

  1 person killed, several injured after pedestrians struck in Talladega

Several people were struck by a vehicle while crossing East Street on Friday morning.

  Coosa Co. historic church building reeling from massive vandalism

A church member says this latest instance is the worst yet.

Etowah County legislators may or may not dissolve Mega Sports Authority

Etowah County’s legislative delegation may be planning to make some changes to the county’s MegaSports Complex Authority.

  Etowah County Sheriff’s website back up after former sheriff took it offline

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office website is now up and running again after the previous Sheriff took it offline.

  Etowah County Sheriff denies allegations made in ethics complaints

The sheriff of Etowah County denies any unethical conduct, after a former reserve deputy filed complaints with the state ethics commission.

  Pell City teen remembered after being killed in spring break accident

A Pell City teen spending spring break in Florida was killed early Wednesday morning in a traffic accident on a bridge.

  More than a dozen animals die in house fire near Sylacauga

17 dogs and cats die in mobile home fire near Sylacauga.

  Children turn out for Disaster Preparedness Day in Gadsden

Some Etowah County children spent part of their spring break learning about disaster preparedness.

  Talladega Superspeedway unveils oversized vehicle tunnel

The Talladega Superspeedway’s 50th anniversary renovations marked a milestone Tuesday as one part of it is now finished.

  Distemper outbreak closes Gadsden animal shelter for two weeks

The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center on Brooke Avenue in Gadsden is closed to the public and has stopped all intakes and adoptions for two weeks, until April 8.

  Southside Police acquire new drone

A smaller police department in Etowah County has a new crime fighting tool.

  Attalla woman dies in house fire

No cause has been determined, but officials say the home had several space heaters.

  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.

  Pentagon list of proposed cuts to offset border wall includes Anniston Depot project

A list of military projects planned to be cut to help fund the border wall proposed by President Trump includes a project at the Anniston Army Depot.

  Etowah County church slowly rebuilds after tornado destroys historic sanctuary

One weather event ended the life of an Etowah County church sanctuary, and another one is delaying its rebuilding effort.

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

A panel of experts urged Jacksonville State University students to “rethink, before you drink.”

  Jacksonville students remember the storm, one year later

The Jacksonville community has come a long way since March 19, 2018, but it’s the emotional scars and those scattered across the landscape that remind us that the road to recovery continues on.

  Tracking the tornado that hit Jacksonville

On Friday, March 16, 2018, at 4 p.m., J-P Dice issued a First Alert Weather Day for the storms that ended up happening on Monday, March 19.

  What JSU officials learned from the storm

Over the past year, we’ve learned that the damage that happened at Jacksonville State University was the worst to ever happen to a state institution in Alabama history.

  Recovery continues in Jacksonville neighborhood after tornado

Two neighborhoods near Jacksonville State were so full of debris and prime targets for looters, they had to be blocked off.

  Jacksonville students reflect on the past year

One of the hardest hit areas near campus was The Reserve Apartments where many students lived.

  JSU holds ceremony to remember the tornado that rocked the campus

Jacksonville State University is recovering and transforming after the tornado that struck the university a year ago Tuesday night.

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

Get an aerial view of Jacksonville State University, both from March 2018 after the campus was rocked by an EF-3 tornado, and March 2019, to see the recovery effort at the school.

A new beginning for church destroyed by tornado

West Point Baptist Church was destroyed by a tornado, March 19, 2018.

Jacksonville neighborhoods, families recover from tornado

The tornadoes that swept through Jacksonville a year ago Tuesday damaged more than just the JSU campus. They also left their mark in two nearby neighborhoods full of homes.

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

In advance of two ceremonies that will be held Tuesday to mark the one year anniversary of the tornado, Dr. John Beehler met with reporters to update them on the school’s recovery efforts.

  Cullman Co. historic building damaged by EF-1 tornado

The White City Community Center in Cullman is more than a building to the folks who live in the small town.

  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

The crew was stopped at the Lil Mart Service Station on Hwy 411 in Odenville when a man came up to a worker and asked him for a ride.

Anniston woman dies after being hit by pickup

The woman was walking east on Old Birmingham Highway when she was hit by a 1992 pickup that was also traveling east.

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

Facing the possibility of never playing the guitar again Jay Montgomery found the will to play again.

  Mother speaks after losing son to Alabama tornado

Shamel Hart is trying to help her family heal just a day after burying her son and niece who died in the devastating March 3 tornadoes.

  Missing woman still being sought in Etowah County

Authorities are still tracking down leads in a missing woman case in Etowah County.

JSU plans events across campus to mark tornado anniversary

Jacksonville State University is coming together for the one-year anniversary since a tornado tore through campus.

  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.