East Alabama

  East Alabama non-profits receive grants from attorneys

  Center for Domestic Preparedness not ready for infectious disease patients

  Anniston leaders blame lack of communication for coronavirus uproar

Authorities in Oxford remove Colorado fugitive from house

Etowah County commission, EMA declare local state of emergency in response to flooding

  Opioid forum to be held in Anniston

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I-85 southbound near Auburn open after crash involving trooper

  Rainbow City solves mystery of headstone found in evidence locker

  Jefferson-Shelby County first responders train for World Games at Anniston FEMA facility

  Road safety concerns, bus route changed for St. Clair County students

  Tow Truck Driver’s Plea: ‘Move over so I don’t die’

  Man who committed savage murder in Anniston when he was 17 undergoing re-sentencing hearing

Chase from Georgia ends with car crashing into Oxford business; 2 men in custody

Chase from Georgia ends with car crashing into Oxford business; 2 men in custody

  Windows being shot out all over Gadsden

Police have taken numerous reports of windows being shot, and often shattered, at businesses, non-profits, homes, and cars.

Calhoun County authorities arrest student after Snapchat threat

Authorities in Calhoun County arrested a 19-year-old student at Weaver High School they say made a threat on Snapchat to shoot people at the school.

  Owner of upcoming Gadsden Mall entertainment center hopes to open in midsummer

Workers are now finishing up the plumbing and in the next couple of weeks will get to work on what Mashburn calls “the fun stuff”, walls that will divide up party rooms.

  Lake levels inching down after days of rain in East Alabama

Jacksonville assistant police chief placed on paid administrative leave

Mixed reviews over proposal to turn Anniston nursing home into homeless shelter

  Calhoun County prepares for more severe weather

  Cherokee County EMA warns people about rising waters at Weiss Lake

Search for missing Gadsden woman

  Heavy Thursday rains swell Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls

The heavy rains Thursday that flooded streets throughout Gadsden also added to its biggest tourist attraction..

Etowah County roads, bridges run up repair costs after Thursday morning rain

Thursday morning, five inches of rain fell on Etowah County. Commissioner Tim Ramsey says county road crews immediately got to work filling in washed out roads in particular.

DNA testing confirms remains of missing Etowah County man

DNA testing has confirmed the human remains found in a wooded area are those of a missing Etowah County man.

  Storms wash out roads in Randolph, Etowah counties

The heavy rains that fell on Alabama overnight washed out a number of roads in east Alabama.

Etowah Co. residents can now buy pistol permits online

Etowah County residents now have a more convenient way to apply for, and even receive, pistol permits.

  Large entertainment center coming to Oxford

The two buildings of the business will house activities such as bowling, laser tag, mini-putt golf, climbing ropes, a restaurant, an arcade and a large track for go-karts.

  Goodyear lays off 105 more people in Gadsden

This follows some 740 workers who received early retirement packages from Goodyear just before Christmas.

New Auburn University license plate design revealed

A new Auburn University license plate design is available for purchase.

Gadsden police arrest man accused in more than 20 burglaries

Police in Gadsden have arrested a man they say is tied to more than 20 burglaries in the area.

  National Cement Company breaks ground on major expansion

City, county and state officials joined together to break ground on an expansion of the National Cement Company plant in the Saint Clair County.

  Goodyear spokesperson confirms more layoffs on way

Last week, workers received a notice of a "voluntary layoff opportunity," with instructions to turn in forms by last Friday, January 24.

Gadsden makes it illegal to keep dogs tethered

The Gadsden city council has made it illegal to keep dogs tethered to stationary objects.

  Citizens air their feelings on proposed de-annexation from Anniston

A state lawmaker heard from residents about an idea to de-annex almost half of Anniston, and annex into Oxford.

  Lessons learned from Snowmageddon 2014

Six years ago January 28, a heavy snow that seemed to come out of nowhere wreaked havoc throughout much of the state.

  Head of Alabama’s police chiefs association speaks out on shooting of Birmingham officer

The man who heads the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, says Alabama set a record last year - six officers were killed in the line of duty.

Former NASCAR driver, John Ray dies at 82

The NASCAR world has lost one of its own. John Ray, whose diesel big rig sporting the giant American flag became iconic during the track’s National Anthem performances, has died.

  Munford church holds community prayer vigil for Durham family

A Munford church held a community wide prayer vigil for the Durham family.

  Ala. teen charged with capital murder in death of his mother & twin brothers

Authorities say they responded to Roy Lackey Lane late Tuesday night.

No charges will be filed as authorities investigate overnight shooting in Etowah Co.

The extent of the victim’s injuries are not known at this time.

$2.7 million site improvements planned for Little Canoe Creek Mega-site in Etowah County

The project will include getting a 1,000-acre property and rail site ready to accommodate a large industry.

One adult, two children killed in Randolph Co. wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Randolph County has claimed the lives of three people.

  Anniston native appears in new Will Smith/Martin Lawrence film

An actor who grew up in Anniston, and still lives in Oxford, saw his latest role hit theaters Friday.

  Piedmont holds Championship Celebration for football team

The Piedmont community came together Friday morning to celebrate the football team with a special ceremony.

  Teenager carrying pistol near Saks schools placed in custody

Saks High School was put on lockdown Friday morning after a minor was seen carrying a pistol in the parking lot of the school.

Ohatchee High School junior saves student from choking

An Ohatchee High School junior credits her lifeguard training with saving a fellow student from choking.

Gadsden Library’s Alabama City branch to be converted to all-genealogy branch

The Gadsden Public Library will soon close one of its branches, to devote the entire building to the genealogical department.

  Oxford HS has a club team ranked no. 1 in the nation

In about two years, the Oxford High School Greenpower race team has gone from beginners to ranked as the nation's top kit car modified race team in the country.

Cause of Auburn University graduate student’s death listed as undetermined

22-year-old Chih Kai Lai, of Taiwan, was found dead in November after being reported missing since August 2019.

  Anniston library lends out non-media items, such as tools and musical instruments

You think of your local library as a place to borrow books or DVDs. But what if you need a handtruck, a metal detector, or a pair of posthole diggers?

Text-for-911 now up and running in St. Clair County

Thanks to new technology St. Clair County​ joins 911 centers across the state and the U.S. where folks can text 911 as another way to report emergencies.

  Gadsden council considers regulations, possible ban on dog tethering

Gadsden's city council is considering how or if they'll allow pets to be tethered in the city. The council's public safety committee is considering two different ordinances.

  Four Calhoun County buildings burn at once

The calls began coming in at nine o'clock Sunday night.

  “I didn’t want to die”: woman recalls being pinned under tree, brick wall during Calhoun Co. storms

She says her husband had tried to get their daughter to safety, but was himself knocked unconscious for a few minutes.

Two Opelika women arrested in Troup Co. with two gallons of date rape drug

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two woman on drug charges after a large amount of drugs was found in their car.

  Gadsden area nurse retires after 54 years at nursing home

Jewell Garrett is the longest serving employee at McGuffey's Health Care in Gadsden.

Calhoun County Reserve Deputy injured on-duty

According to his son Matthew’s post, Causey was injured in “One of those random accidents that you never see coming when you’re on the job."

Anniston police investigating shooting death of 18-year-old man

Anniston police are looking for suspects in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man.

D.A.R.E. Program returning to Etowah County schools

Sheriff Jonathon Horton says the county’s 13 school resource officers are being trained now to teach the curriculum of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program

  Calhoun County jailer accused of giving drugs, tobacco to inmates

De’Anthony Shears was arrested late yesterday afternoon on multiple counts of promoting jail contraband.

Students at two Talladega County schools share new building

Some Talladega County students will return from Christmas vacation Wednesday to a new school.

  Gadsden council grants tax incentives for new restaurant, strip mall

A new restaurant will soon come to Gadsden, with the help of taxpayers.

LSU superfan from Ala. who got to meet Coach O now headed to championship game

LSU football superfan Colton Moore will be in attendance at the National Championship game in New Orleans, where LSU will take on the Clemson Tigers.

  Anniston council wants to give bonuses for city workers to attract business

An Anniston city council member wants the city hall staff to become business recruiters.

  Oxford Police obtain new devices designed to detect card skimmers

Oxford Police have a new and unusual crime fighting tool that will fight credit card fraud.

  A matching grant and donation drive for Tigers for Tomorrow

Organizers say their prayers were answered with a $25,000 Matching Grant from Angels in Distress! They now have ten days to match the deadline by January 7.

UPDATE: Missing man’s body found in well in Valley, acquaintance charged with his murder

An acquaintance of a Valley man tentatively identified as a victim whose remains were found in a well in Beulah has been charged with murder.

  “Operation Santa Paws” gifts delivered to pets

A Christmas update on an East Alabama story we told you about last week.

Etowah County accident kills four year old and adult

Two people were killed in an Etowah County wreck two days before Christmas.

  Lee County storm survivor blessed with a new home

A Lee County woman seen in a now viral video thanking the Lord for keeping them safe after the deadly Lee County tornado now has a new home.

  Six central Alabama Hardee’s restaurants closed for business Wednesday

No reason has been given for the closures.

  Family honors late daughter with toy drive in Etowah County

An East Alabama family turns the tragedy of their daughter’s death into a experience of giving.

  Federal judge lifts 48-year-old consent decree in 1971 desegregation lawsuit against Calhoun County schools

A federal judge has ended a desegregation order against Calhoun County schools.

  Oxford Police Chief speaks out about this year’s police shootings

The head of Alabama’s Association of Chiefs of Police says he’s concerned about the recent wave of police shootings and feels the public should be as well.

  ’Operation: Santa Paws’ underway in Gadsden

You’ve heard of Angel Tree and other toy drives devoted to getting children toys for Christmas, but did you know there’s also a similar effort for pets?

Anniston councilor indicted on ethics charges

Council Member Jay Jenkins was served with an indictment for using his office for personal gain.

  EMA director recalls tornado that wiped out a neighborhood in Etowah County

The storm system that swept through the state 19 years ago Monday left its most significant damage in Etowah County.

Combination of Christmas lights, Christmas shopping tie up traffic in Oxford

Some Oxford residents say the jolliest time of the year is turning into the most traffic-congested time of the year.

Teen brings gun to Weaver High School; no one injured

It’s not known if the gun was loaded, but police say they have no information that the boy planned to hurt anyone.