East Alabama

  FEMA acting administrator visits Anniston

  Hokes Bluff triplets to graduate in top ten percent

  St. Clair Sheriff’s Office unveils new website

Cedar Bluff teacher arrested at school on drug charges

Gov. Ivey orders flags at half-staff for Auburn officer

  First phase of McClellan Bike Trails expected to be complete at end of May

Continued Coverage

  Glencoe Police still searching for missing Florida woman

  Alabama man helped save millions of lives

  Inmate stabbed at Calhoun County Jail

  Gadsden’s fire chief looking for certified firefighters

  Calhoun County anti-drug agency installs drug takeback bin at drug store

  Road closures in Marks Village hoped to decrease violent crimes

  Hepatitis A outbreak reported in Etowah County

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms three Hepatitis A cases in Etowah County.

  Neighbors fight back against crime in Pinson

Emily Moody said she happened to be in the right place at the right time on Oak Street, Wednesday night, when she claims she saw four men attempt to break into cars.

National Weather Service begins survey on Thursday storms

The National Weather Service has begun surveying storm damage from Thursday afternoon.

Drive-in theater, barn damaged by winds in Cherokee Co.

The marquee to the 411 Drive-In Theater is one of the last parts of the drive-in left from when his opened it in 1953.

  Texas man considered missing after Greyhound skips his stop in east AL

Georgia woman dies near Noccalula Falls

  Man says road condition hindered efforts to fight fire that destroyed his son’s home

  Twice-vandalized Coosa County church damaged when pickup crashes into it

  Director of Gadsden private school for special needs adults concerned about funding

Suspect shot by police in East Gadsden

  Trussville Man’s truck stripped left on cinder blocks after breaking down on highway

Howard’s 2014 Toyota Tacoma broke down Thursday night on I-20 west in Irondale. He went back to the scene Saturday morning to find the truck sitting on cinder blocks.

  Ohatchee holding Amnesty Month during entire month of May

You’ve heard of city courts holding amnesty day, but one city in east Alabama is holding an entire amnesty month.

  Calhoun County Safer Places initiative seeks out more storm shelters

Calhoun County's EMA has begun a new initiative to acquire more severe weather shelters.

  National Day of Prayer observed at Oxford City Hall

Community leaders in Oxford prayed for several different parts of society as part of National Day of Prayer.

  No weapon found during sweep at Jacksonville High School

Earlier Thursday the Jacksonville Police Department and Jacksonville City Schools Administrators investigated reports that a student may have brought a weapon on the campus.

2 arrested in Sylacauga for trafficking heroin

Donald Ray Adams, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Long are charged with trafficking heroin.

  Etowah County woman wanted for drugs abandons children in car

Agents with Etowah County Drug Enforcement say Florisha Wilson jumped out of her moving car to escape agents, leaving her two children in the backseat.

  Gadsden first to hold ‘Grow Your Business’ event in post office

The Postal Service will spend the month of April letting small businesses in Alabama know how to help them grow their businesses.

  New attraction coming to Gadsden Mall former Sears site

A new family fun center is on its way to the Gadsden Mall.

  Exclusive: 2-year-old violently shaken, dies from brain bleed

Police in Leeds arrested Jason Daniel Sparks Wednesday in connection with the murder of two-year-old Tyler Haws.

  NASCAR legend Bobby Allison takes first crack at demo of Victory Lane at Talladega

Less than 24 hours after Chase Elliott became the final Talladega winner to get the champagne there, demolition began on Victory Lane.

  Post-race cleanup underway at Talladega Superspeedway

All of this week, a contractor will clean up the infield and grounds around the Talladega Superspeedway.

  Auburn, Alabama put aside rivalry on anniversary of 2011 tornado

Saturday morning Auburn and Alabama set aside their rivalry and came together for one common goal - to help Lee County recover after the devastating March tornado.

Body of missing Cleburne Co. man found Friday afternoon

An unfortunate update from authorities in Cleburne County after they confirm the body of a man who went missing was located Friday afternoon.

Man chased by Calhoun County deputy faces multiple charges

A man who led Calhoun County deputies on a high speed chase Thursday night now faces multiple charges.

High speed pursuit in Calhoun County ends in crash, fisticuffs with the sheriff

Sheriff Matthew Wade says assault charges and attempting to elude are likely charges.

  Etowah County mayors speak out about two bills

A group of mayors in Etowah County are strongly opposing two pieces of local legislation.

  St. Clair County sheriff attends national conference, brings back new ideas

The sheriff of St. Clair County hopes to try out some new ideas soon that he picked up from a conference in Colorado.

  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

The Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention is hosting Prescription Drug Takeback Day Saturday in Calhoun County.

  Photo of three young men joining elderly woman for dinner goes viral

A simple act of random kindness by three friends from Lincoln has the entire country talking.

  Talladega Superspeedway opens new oversized tunnel to infield

After six months of construction, Talladega Superspeedway’s new two-lane oversized tunnel is now officially open.

  Anniston school board hires new superintendent

Anniston’s school board voted Tuesday to hire a new superintendent.

Is Buc-ee’s still coming to Leeds?

Last summer, Buc-ee’s announced plans to build a superstore in Leeds, Alabama, but nearly a year later no progress has been made on the project.

  Etowah Co. DA’s Office: Acton Bowen contacted one, maybe more of his alleged victims from jail

The court filing claims Bowen appears to be trying to influence the victim’s feelings and even the victim’s testimony.

  Gadsden police looking for new candidates

Gadsden police say if you're looking for a job in law enforcement, they would love to hear from you.

  Attalla mobile home fire injures two, sets off explosion

The fire happened in the 600 block of Fayette Street.

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.

Etowah Sports Complex authority sells land to Rainbow City, will be leased

A new twist in the ongoing efforts to build a large sports complex in Etowah County as the Megasports Complex Authority has voted to sell the property where it will be built to Rainbow City’s government, which would lease the property back to the authority.

Shelia the Noccalula Falls Park lioness dies at 17

Shelia, the African Lioness who has been a favorite in the Pioneer Village at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, has died. She was 17.

  Gadsden police investigate bathroom incident involving minor girl at Gadsden Library

Gadsden police are investigating an incident, in which a man walked into a women's room at the Gadsden Public Library and was caught peeping at a young girl.

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

Two different online articles give differing accounts over whether Anniston is a safe city, crime-wise.

  Oxford council considers loan for entertainment center

The public hearing notice says the proposed venue will be located somewhere in the Spring Branch Road area.

  Glencoe prepares for more possible severe weather

The Rabbittown Road area of Glencoe was hit by an EF-1 tornado Sunday morning. It damaged a total of 10 homes in Glencoe, Hokes Bluff and Tidmore Bend.

Piedmont reaches agreement to shelter strays, considers animal registration

Piedmont’s City Council has reached a solution for its stray dog problem, but now they just need a way to pay for it.

  Newly elected Gadsden city school board sworn into office

Gadsden’s newly elected school board is now in office. The new board members were elected in a special election on April 9.

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

Chris Darden of the NWS says the storm system was being closely tracked, and was on the ground a short period of time. He says they'll investigate why no warning was issued.

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

An east Alabama superintendent is floating the idea of swapping caps and gowns for hard hats and lab coats.

  Construction of East Metro Area Crime Center nearly complete

The East Metro Area Crime Center (or EMACC) being built behind Oxford City Hall is now less than 30 days from construction being completed.

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

The National Weather Service has had teams out in the field Monday surveying storm damage. They've determined an EF-1 tornado damaged homes, a barn, and a shop in Etowah County.

  Glencoe residents describe Sunday storms that damaged homes

Sunday became a morning for several Glencoe families to remember.

Windstorm or tornado leaves damage in Glencoe neighborhood

Either straight line winds or a small tornado that struck that part of the city around 6:30 a.m

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

The results are in for the Gadsden’s first elected school board.

  Former surgeon general visits his hometown of Anniston

A former U.S. surgeon general who calls Anniston his hometown says he's concerned about America's health.

  Jacksonville raises, lowers admission prices to its public swimming pool

Jacksonville's city council has voted to raise, and lower, admission prices to its swimming pool.

  Lawmaker answers questions about Etowah County Sports Complex Bill

An occasionally heated but busy Sports Authority meeting in Etowah County got the ear of one local lawmaker.

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

Some 12 Birmingham locations, in addition to one each in Anniston and Gadsden, closed abruptly in late February

Lawmaker, advocates tour Pre-K classrooms in Springville

A group that advocates for Pre-K education is hoping to sign up all of Alabama’s school systems in four years.

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.