East Alabama

  Government shutdown affects private contractors at Anniston Homeland Security facility

Government workers are not the only people missing work because of the government shutdown. Many federal government facilities in Alabama also employ a number of civilian contractors.

  Children’s Corner inside JSU library offers family fun for the community

10 Months Later: Rebuilding after the storm

Lincoln city council works on ‘world class’ fishing tournament facility

New entertainment destination in St. Clair County

JSU employees, workers keep Little River Canyon Center open during government shutdown

Oxford PD searching for vehicle theft suspect

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Man shot in Attalla triple shooting charged, claims he acted in self defense

Man remembered for role in Gadsden hiking trails

Goat Yoga coming to downtown Gadsden

Stolen church van found in Abbeville, stripped of its engine and transmission

Victims in deadly shooting at Attalla tow shop identified

Etowah County man warns residents about fake Publisher’s Clearing House checks

  Jacksonville State band bus burglarized in Italy

While JSU band members, parents and alumni were sightseeing, one of their tour buses was burglarized with five passports being stolen.

Partial Gov’t shutdown affecting Talladega federal workers

Workers at the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega, Alabama say the stress is building after working without pay now for 11 days.

Department of Correction investigating death of St. Clair Correctional inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections are investigations the death of an inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility.

Plane makes emergency landing on I-20 in Talladega Co.

The FAA confirms a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing this afternoon on I-20 in Talladega County.

  Anniston City Schools superintendent steps down

Calhoun County jailer arrested for smuggling tobacco to an inmate

Anniston councilor opposes Lee statue coming to Calhoun County

Calhoun County Commissioner requests Robert E. Lee statue removed from New Orleans

Jacksonville City Council votes to apply for Chief Ladiga Trail grant

Oxford City Council considers lodging tax increase

  Protesters descend upon Talladega school board

A protest march Tuesday afternoon ended up at the Talladega city board of education.

Gadsden Kiwanis to give bicycles to disadvantaged children

The head of the Martin's and Wakefield's department stores bought 400 bicycles to be given away to select children from poor families.

Gadsden’s Festival of Trees dedicated to American First Ladies

Gadsden's Festival of Trees dedicated to American First Ladies

East Alabamians react on social media to Tennessee earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was epicentered seven miles north of Decatur and had a reading of 3.3 on the Richter Scale. It was felt as far east as Atlanta, and as far south as Lineville in Alabama.

Gadsden’s Festival of Trees dedicated to American First Ladies

The annual Festival of Trees has been around as long as its hosting site

JSU Marching Southerners prepare for trip to Rome

The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners will ring in the New Year marching in a parade in Rome.

2 men arrested in connection with homicide in Saks Community

Robert Jenkins and Marcus Kirby face charges in connection with a homicide in the Saks Community.

Man convicted of killing Auburn University student in 2008 returns to Lee Co. for hearing

A man convicted of killing an Auburn University student will be back in a Lee County courtroom.

Calhoun County review of sentencing guidelines reduces population in county jail

A review of sentencing guidelines for defendants in Calhoun County’s court system is being credited with reducing the county’s once vastly overcrowded jail population.

Authorities respond to chemical spill in Gadsden

Officials in Etowah County confirm a chemical spill at Koch Food, Inc. in Gadsden.

Man arrested, charged with murder in connection to multi-vehicle fatal wreck that shut down I-20 in St. Clair Co.

Cpl. Steve Smith says there are at least three fatalities confirmed. There were other victims injured that have been transported to the hospital.

Cookie Dough Magic opens in Birmingham

A unique cookie shop is now open in Birmingham’s Avondale community. It’s called Cookie Dough Magic.

Dog rescues owner from house fire in East AL

A Glencoe woman says her dog saved her life when her house went up in flames on Wednesday.

Shooting investigation underway in Piedmont

Authorities in Piedmont confirm a man was shot in the city Wednesday evening.

Play with multiple stages to tell the legend of Gadsden’s Princess Noccalula

A play will run next summer at Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls Park, telling the story of the Cherokee princess who is believed to have given the park its name.

Downtown Gadsden ready for big holiday season

Christmas decorations fill storefront windows, and holiday signs are hanging from light poles on Broad Street in downtown Gadsden.The city and businesses are ready for a busy holiday season.

Christmas at the Falls in Gadsden

An annual holiday tradition has returned to Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls.Christmas at the Falls kicked off Thanksgiving night.

VeoRide hiring for eastern Alabama bike share program

VeoRide will soon be implementing a dockless bike share program at Jacksonville State University and in the cities of Anniston, Oxford, and Jacksonville.

American Red Cross in dire need of blood donations

During the holiday season blood donations often decline since regular donors are busy with holiday activities and traveling.

Fan attends 59th Iron Bowl in a row

This week, Cohn, a 64-year-old realtor who lives in Gadsden, will attend his 59th Iron Bowl in a row.

Anniston businessman to honor police ‘Employees of the Month’

A downtown Anniston businessman has started an employee of the month program for the local police department.

Etowah Co. man accused of hate threats to undergo medical evaluation

A Southside man charged with making terroristic threats will undergo a medical evaluation, and has to stay off the internet, as a result of a bond order.

Homicide under investigation in Sylacauga

The victim has been identified as Jerry Ray DeLee. He had been shot once in the chest.

Finebaum reports frequent caller Tammy Bullard was victim in fatal Hwy. 280 accident

Sylacauga police confirm two people were killed. One was an infant. Paul Finebaum posted that frequent show caller Tammy Bullard was a victim in the accident.

4 arrested after Cleburne Co. bank robbery

The robbery happened at the Small Town Bank on Highway 46 in Ranburne.

Band director running to New Orleans to help raise funds

Handley High School’s band has been invited to perform at the 2019 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, but unfortunately not everyone has the money to make the trip.

Family has military in their “DNA”

What George Bowman accomplished over 30-plus years in the United States Army is impressive on its own.

Coin toss decides Al election, for now

Jim Studdard and Henry Lambert each received 2680 votes after all the provisional votes from the November 6 election were counted.

1 I-20 WB lane open in overturned 18-wheeler wreck

Both lanes of I-20 Westbound are closed as authorities work to clear an overturned 18-wheeler.

Mayor of Oakman calling for full investigation into Pike County wall collapse

School and others investigating why wall collapsed onto Oakman High School players.

Hall of Heroes displaying special quilt stitched in honor of Veterans

The observance of Veterans Day is this weekend but on the square in Talladega they celebrate the contributions of our nations' Veterans every day at The Hall Of Heroes.

St. Clair Co. authorities need help finding runaway teen

Christina “Tina” Hall was last seen on November 3 in Ashville.

Anniston council considers temporary locations for city hall

The council has narrowed down the list of possible temporary sites, where the city's government will be located for five years.

Gadsden competing online for a 10-12 week music series

Gadsden is one of 25 finalists to be among cities receiving a grant for hosting a 10-to-12-week music festival.

Gadsden City students experience life as a firefighter

Some Gadsden City High School students spent part of today living the life of a firefighter.

IDA chairman expresses concerns about “confusion” in Etowah County Industrial Recruitment

The chairman of the Gadsden Etowah County Industrial Development Authority says he’s concerned about the county commission’s efforts in industrial recruiting.

Previous temple attack in Gadsden remembered after Pittsburgh shooting

Alvin Lowi went through World War I and World War II without a single bullet wound, only to get shot in the hand outside his temple on a Friday night in Gadsden.

Gas line rupture simulated in Gadsden

An unusual emergency exercise took place in Gadsden Thursday evening.

  Mounds at Choccolocco Park in Oxford dedicated as part of the state’s mound trail

Part of Oxford’s newest park is now part of a trail seeking to remember Alabama’s history of indigenous people.

Both escapees from Childersburg Work Release Center recaptured

Mark Araujo and Jacob Burnett, both 39, escaped from the center around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Woman killed in Talladega Co. school bus wreck identified

At least one person was life-lighted after an accident in Talladega County. 26 year-old-male driver

Funeral planned for Etowah Co. juvenile probation officer who had role in civil rights movement

Larevia Gray passed away Friday, following a lengthy illness

Anniston’s mayor says city needs to work on unemployment numbers

Figures released Friday show the state with a record low 3.7% unemployment rate. Anniston, however, has a rate of 5.2% that ties with Bessemer as the fourth highest in the state.

Authorities locate body of missing Gadsden man

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators have located the body of a missing Gadsden man.

Cotton farm suffers loss after fire

An East Alabama farm is in a race against time to replace a cotton picker after a fire destroyed their one and only machine.

Calhoun County organizations working together on Florida relief drive

Calhoun County agencies are helping a sister county in Florida with hurricane relief.

Sears closing in Gadsden as part of retailer’s bankruptcy filing

The Gadsden location is one of 142 locations to be closed as part of the retailer's bankruptcy filing Monday.

Etowah Co. woman charged with arson and burglary

Crystal McClung is charged with arson and burglary.

Man arrested after police say he tried to run over several officers

Oxford police arrested a man Thursday night after authorities say he tried to run over several officers.

Piedmont minor arrested for bomb threat

Piedmont Police have confirmed that a minor was arrested for making a bomb threat on Friday.

Anniston teen faces federal charge of having gun at HS football game

Officials say an 18-year-old Anniston man is faces chargest for having a pistol at an Anniston High School football game.

6 arrested after Anniston school bus caught in shootout, no students on board

Two men in separate cars began shooting at each other Wednesday afternoon before a school bus got caught in the middle of the shootout, according to officials with the Anniston Police Department.

Etowah Co. deputy injured in wreck during pursuit

Officials say the deputy was pursuit a fleeing vehicle on County Road 71 near Gilley Road around 10:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Police chase from Calera ends with crash near Prattville

The police chief says at one point the suspect tried to hit a sheriff's deputy with her vehicle.

Jacksonville State reflects 6 months after EF-3 tornado hit campus

Wednesday marks six months since a devastating EF-3 tornado struck the city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville State University campus.

World’s largest trucking convoy event coming to Alabama to support Special Olympics

The world’s largest truck convoy is coming to Alabama for the very first time and it’s all to support special Olympics.

Low-income Anniston residents offered financial help for home improvement projects

Low-income Anniston residents are getting help with remodeling.

Talladega Superspeedway providing refuge for Florence evacuees

Officials at the Talladega Superspeedway announced Wednesday they will offer a portion of its campgrounds free to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the path of Hurricane Florence.