East Alabama

  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.

Petitions seek new bridge in Southside

Pell City Line Dancers raising money for sheriff’s office

Hokes Bluff students build dog houses for Florida hurricane victims

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

Teacher accused of sexual relationship with student facing additional charges

Pellet gun shatters windows at EBA Missions Center in Gadsden

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  Calhoun County EMA urges residents to prep for severe weather emergencies

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

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

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

Active shooter training brings different Etowah Co. agencies together

Post office refusing to deliver to neighborhood

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

Etowah County Sheriff wants to stem high turnover among jail staff

Civil rights groups demand resignation of HIV clinic director

Anniston Salvation Army is closing its homeless shelter

Alabama equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter working with Congress on new Paycheck Fairness Act

Reward offered after vandals strike Gadsden park before reopening

  Love of coffee leads to successful business in St. Clair Co.

A father and daughter’s love for coffee has developed into a successful family business in St. Clair County.Mike Bailey, his wife Alison, and their five adopted children own and operate Canoe Creek Coffee in Ashville.

Attalla woman wants new laws in Etowah Co. for tethered dogs

An Attalla woman wants to strengthen Etowah County’s animal laws by making it easier on pets that are tethered.

Crash kills 84-year-old Anniston woman

State Troopers say Hazel Badgett, 84, died when the 1999 Mazda 626 she was driving collided with a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado on Alabama Highway 204.

Gadsden warming centers draw in users during week’s low temperatures

Gadsden’s warming centers are one of the few success stories after a snow event for Alabama failed to appear.

Birmingham firm to build federal courthouse in Anniston

The new courthouse will be 63,000 square feet and plans be built on the site of the current Anniston City Hall.

Anniston councilor Ben Little indicted on ethics charges

He turned himself in Monday night to the Calhoun County Jail on a two count indictment.

  Shakedown yields large amount of contraband in Etowah Co. jail

A shakedown at the Etowah County Detention Center proved to be an eye-opener for the county’s new sheriff.

Cheaha Regional Humane Society contract cancellation leads to heated commission meeting

A heated Calhoun County commission meeting Thursday as the commission makes a transition at a nearby animal shelter.

Etowah Co. Sheriff’s spokesman denies detained immigrant hunger strike

A spokesperson denies immigration detainees are on a hunger strike in the Etowah County Detention Center.

Construction of new tunnel at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule

Construction crews continue to work on the new oversized tunnel in Turn 3 as part of the $50 million Transformation Project at Talladega Superspeedway.

Gadsden voters choose to elect school board members

Gadsden voters have chosen a new way to select members of their local school board: they will pick them themselves.

Union president not optimistic about new bills to end government shutdown

A local union president representing federal prison workers in Alabama says he currently has no confidence in the government’s partial shutdown being resolved.

MLK breakfast attracts capacity crowd in Anniston

The annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast left Anniston’s meeting center near standing room only Monday.

Veoride bikeshare program kicks off in Calhoun County

A new bikeshare program has kicked off in east Alabama. What makes Veoride different is that it’s the first regional bikeshare in the state, connecting Oxford, Anniston, Jacksonville, and Jacksonville State University.

Broad Street closing temporarily in Gadsden for bridge inspections

Travelers in downtown Gadsden may want to plan some alternate routes next week.That’s because the 90-year-old Broad Street bridge will close next week for two different inspections.

Alabama Power volunteers build sensory room at Etowah County elementary school

On Thursday and Friday, volunteers built a sensory room at John Jones Elementary School in Rainbow City.

OB-GYN, RMC, LifeSouth honored for saving child’s life

An Anniston hospital and an obstetrician are being honored for a blood donation that saved a child’s life.

Warming centers opening in East Alabama

With a cold front coming through this weekend, several places will open up as warming shelters

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.

Protesters in Calhoun County demand end to government shutdown

Some 16 people gathered with signs, opposing the government shutdown and the border wall President Trump wants.

Jacksonville PD: Missing woman located safe

Authorities are asking for your help locating Lacey Stringer.

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

The Houston Cole Library has put together a unique children's corner that is open to the public.

  10 Months Later: Rebuilding after the storm

Jacksonville State University releases renderings of what the new business building will look like.

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

The city is working on what council members call a world class fishing tournament facility.

New entertainment destination in St. Clair County

We are getting our first look inside a new entertainment spot that opens this week in Pell City. remiere Cinertaiment features a movie theater, bowling ally, pizza pub, arcade, and a ropes course that includes a zip line.

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

While many national parks are suffering from the partial shutdown of the federal government, one in Alabama is getting help from Jacksonville State University.

Oxford PD searching for vehicle theft suspect

The vehicle theft happened at a Circle K location.

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

A video purportedly from a man shot at an Etowah County business Thursday night shows the man claiming he shot in self defense.

Man remembered for role in Gadsden hiking trails

Ed Whatley died Sunday from stomach cancer.

Goat Yoga coming to downtown Gadsden

People who do yoga in downtown Gadsden will soon have some four legged help.

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

A church trustee in East Alabama says you can’t get much lower than stealing a church van.

Victims in deadly shooting at Attalla tow shop identified

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal triple shooting at an Attalla business.

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

Former Etowah County Commissioner Perry Gwin say his wife received a counterfeit check for 78 hundred dollars.

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

Anniston City Schools Superintendent says he's stepping down because he can't put 100% in to the job.

  Calhoun County jailer arrested for smuggling tobacco to an inmate

Dalton Sumners is charged with third degree promoting prison contraband.

Anniston councilor opposes Lee statue coming to Calhoun County

Anniston council member Ben Little says he opposes the idea of moving the Robert E. Lee statue to Calhoun County.

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

The statue was removed from its base on Lee Circle in New Orleans last year, after two years of court battles.

Jacksonville City Council votes to apply for Chief Ladiga Trail grant

Jacksonville's City Council has voted on an effort to extend the Chief Ladiga Trail in two different spots.

Oxford City Council considers lodging tax increase

The city council of Oxford is expected to vote on a two percent lodging tax in a few weeks.

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.