East Alabama

Auburn University increasing stadium capacity for A-Day football game

Fans said they hope this is a step in the right direction of returning to normal in the pandemic.

JSU inaugurates Dr. Don Killingsworth as university president

Illegal gambling machines seized at multiple locations in east Alabama

51-year-old man killed while walking on I-20

Community Cleanup Day set for Calhoun County storm victims

Oxford police officer passes away Thursday

Piedmont man sentenced to 50 years for possession and production of child pornography

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Cedar Bluff man killed in two-vehicle crash

Alabama sheriff seeks vandals who dug up grave from 1882

  Recovery efforts begin in Ohatchee following deadly tornado

Husband, wife dead following murder-suicide in Etowah Co.

ALEA releases road closures and conditions across Alabama

Hokes Bluff man arrested for sex abuse of a child

Troy student arrested for manslaughter following fatal car accident

Sylacauga Police say 20-year-old Christian Ryan Hickman was arrested for the death of 17-year-old Lindsey Motes.

School systems change schedules, operations due to severe weather

Due to the severe weather threat for Wednesday, March 17 several school systems are making changes to their schedules and operations.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office K9 loses battle with cancer

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is mourning one of their own after K9 Deputy Charlee lost her battle with cancer.

DeKalb County man arrested after pursuit, wreck, and escape from ambulance

After the wreck, Hunter was being taken to the hospital in Fort Payne when officers said he jumped out of an ambulance.

Talladega Co. man sentenced for possession of child pornography

Sylacauga Police investigating 2 shooting incidents in 24 hours, one man hurt

Deputies: Man accused of kidnapping Ohio woman has Alabama ties

Leeds City Schools equip all buses with cameras

Woman killed by train in Leeds

Talladega College President to introduce U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at UNCF gala

  Etiquette Class held for young men

It’s never too early to use good manners with your friends, family and even teammates.

  Opioid forum to be held online in Calhoun County

A forum on opioid addiction will be held online Tuesday night in Calhoun County.

  Coach Keith Etheredge leaving Oxford for Auburn High

Etheredge won the 6A State Championship in 2019, Oxford's first state title since 1993.

New putting green for state veteran’s home in Pell City

Donors from veterans service organizations and others in the turfgrass industry made building the green possible for the home’s residents.

Shaw’s is Smoking Again

with the encouragement and help of friends and family, Skip Shaw decided his restaurant should make a comeback. So once again the ‘que is smoking at Whitney Junction.

Gadsden man charged with murder after discovery of human remains in Odenville

The remains were found in the Hunter Crossing area last week.

Talladega police searching for missing 63-year-old man

Joe Samuel Whitson, 63, was last seen at his home in the 100 block of Jackson Street on December 29, 2020.

1 killed, 1 injured in early-morning Talladega house fire

Officials with Talladega Fire and Rescue say they responded to the 500 block of Court St. N. at approximately 12:12 a.m. on February 20.

Two Wellborn High employees accused of sexual contact with student

Two former employees at Walter Wellborn High School were arrested Friday and are facing multiple charges related to sex crimes involving a student.

Gadsden man charged with drug trafficking

During the search of Davis’ vehicle the officers discovered a hidden compartment where approximately ½ lb of Methamphetamine, a quantity of Heroin, a quantity of Salvia, a large sum of cash money, and several firearms were recovered.

Gadsden man arrested for drug trafficking

Police say 55-year-old Sol Remill Reynolds has been charged with four counts of trafficking illegal drugs

RMC Health System to allow visitor for COVID-negative patients

Effective February 15, 2021, at 7:00 a.m., all RMC patients who are negative for COVID-19 will be allowed one visitor during their stay from 7:00 a.m-7:00 p.m.

Cherokee Co. neighbor charged with assault, accused of shooting a minor

A 63-year-old Gaylesville man is accused of shooting a minor after shooting into a patch of woods.

17-year-old killed in Etowah Co. car crash

A 17-year-old Gadsden native was killed in a car accident Friday afternoon.

Police: Man steals patrol car in attempt to escape Etowah Co. Jail

The man stole the patrol unit, crashed through a gate and led law enforcement on a short pursuit that ended three blocks away.

  Calhoun County woman is ‘doing her part’ in the fight against COVID-19

Now that the Alabama Department of Public Health has extended eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, those 65 and older, and additional groups of frontline workers, are getting in line to roll up their sleeve.

  Thousands in Calhoun County receive COVID-19 vaccine

Thousands of people in Calhoun County are getting COVID-19 shots…thanks to a surplus of vaccines from the state. Three sites in Calhoun County were selected at the end of January to administer these vaccines. But you had to have an appointment to get the shot.

Randolph Co. man charged with attempted murder, accused of throwing woman from loft

According to court documents, Waters is accused of throwing a woman from a loft onto a cement floor, and then cutting her throat with shards of glass and a circular saw causing a life-threatening injury.

Sylacauga PD, others seize 15 illegal gaming machines

The investigation began two days ago when letters were sent to local businesses throughout Talladega County by the Talladega County District Attorney’s Office giving the businesses 48 hours to remove the illegal gaming devices, slot machines.

  Etowah County Leaders pushing to get more COVID-19 vaccines

Etowah County leaders are trying to figure out why they’re not getting more COVID vaccine doses this month--- after they say the state told them don’t expect more shipments until possibly March.

Man hit, killed by train in Calhoun Co. Tuesday

The Calhoun County Coroner has identified the victim as Matthew Franklin.

ATF investigation, reward in East Alabama gun store burglary

On January 22, 2021, investigators said Jareds Tactical and Firearms FFL, in Rainbow City was burglarized where approximately 15 firearms were stolen.

Clay Co. drug and liquor still bust

During the investigation deputies located multiple illegal drugs including methamphetamine, marijuana and other controlled substances in pill form. They also found a functioning liquor still.

Man accused of burglarizing home under construction in East Alabama

Gregory Dakota Bright of Gallant is charged with 3rd-degree burglary and 4th-degree theft of property, according to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton.

Etowah Co. School Resource Officers get gun safes for long guns

The gun safes will be located in the SRO’s office giving him or her quick access to a long gun inside the building.

  Second vaccination doses to be given in Calhoun Co. for those 75 years or older, healthcare workers and first responders

NO first doses will be given out.

Jacksonville State votes to rename Bibb Graves Hall

The 90-year-old historic structure, which is the campus administration building, will now be known as Angle Hall.

32 THC edibles, 6 pounds of marijuana, 1 pound of THC wax discovered during traffic stop in St. Clair County

Police say 27-year-old Seth M. Partin was arrested for trafficking.

Man charged with killing a man after argument, kidnapping victim’s girlfriend

In the morning hours on January 11, 2021, Terry Moore and another man argued over a financial issue inside a house in the 900 block of East Broad Street.

Oxford police chief warns drivers to stop for school buses

It’s against the law to pass a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended that is stopped to load or unload students.

  St. Clair Co. dealing with limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine

Some rural areas continue to trail the state in vaccinations. Local medical leaders in St. Clair County say the efforts are slowed because they didn’t get a lot of doses upfront.

Koch foods expansion to bring 135 jobs to East Alabama

The company is investing $15.9 million to expand the production line at its Gadsden poultry processing facility. The project is expected to bring 135 jobs over the next three years.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in St. Clair County

Police say an officer yelled numerous times for Wells to drop the weapon, but he raised and pointed the handgun at a deputy.

Buc-ee’s opening in Leeds

The celebration will mark the second Buc-ee’s location in Alabama. The first one is in Loxley in South Alabama.

61-year-old man killed while walking along U.S. 431 in Calhoun County

Alabama State Troopers said Phillip Bonds of Anniston stepped out onto 431 three miles north of Anniston before 8:00 p.m. and he was hit by a car.

Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States.

  COVID-unit staff at RMC in Anniston get ‘desperately needed’ PPP

Nurses at the Regional Medical Center say they can’t understate the importance of these devices in fighting against the virus.

Records: Alabama man on bond arrested after Capitol riot

A man who was out on bond on drug charges on the condition he not leave the state of Alabama has been taken into custody on charges of participating in last week’s riot inside the U.S. Capitol.

Collinsville man killed in accident involving tractor

Authorities say Jackie Junior Bowers of Collinsville was killed when a GMC Acadia struck the 1998 Case tractor he was standing near, causing the tractor to strike him and causing fatal injuries.

Three arrested after Russell Co. Sheriff’s Office finds 300+ gallons of moonshine

Three men are behind bars after the Russell County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation conducted a search for illegal moonshine stills.

58-year-old East Alabama man killed in single-car accident

Alabama State Troopers said Dennis Terry was killed when he drove off the road and struck a tree.

9-year-old hero pulls sister out of car after mom is robbed at Moody gas station

Moody Police officers said a woman was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, January 7 as she finished pumping gas in the area of U.S. Hwy 411 and I-20.

Man arrested for homicide at convenience store in Talladega Co.

Jarell Dishon King, 19, of Talladega is charged with count of capital murder and one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Over 400 vaccinations for group 1A, 1B administered in Gadsden

Health care staff ran out of vaccine around 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

  Civil lawsuit filed after alleged assault in Piedmont High School locker room

The lawsuit accuses the coaches and students of negligence, intentional and reckless, infliction of emotional distress, assault, and more.

UPDATE: JSU President Emeritus headed home after COVID-19 hospitalization

Dr. Meehan was recovering at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.

81-year-old Piedmont man struck and killed on Hwy 278

Officers responded to the traffic accident on US Hwy 278 West on January 1, 2021.

Search for missing Talladega man

Officers said Stacey Lynch was last seen leaving his residence on December 23, 2020.

  Man once involved in police standoff arrested in East Alabama bank robbery

Investigators said Seth Hugh Rowland walked into Cadence Bank a little before 10:00 a.m. Thursday, passed the teller a note demanding $100 bills be put in a bag,

Rainbow City man arrested for using counterfeit money

Jay William Maxwell is charged with possession of a forged instrument.

Gadsden City Hall closed effective immediately

“This closure will be re-evaluated weekly as we carefully monitor the changing situation and modify our plans,” city officials said.

Florida man killed in Etowah Co. plane crash

Etowah Co. officials report the death of a Florida man after his plane crashed in an open field in the Sand Valley area of western Etowah County Saturday afternoon.

Gov. Ivey has phone call with President Trump, counties to get assistance for Hurricane Zeta

Counties eligible for public assistance include, Autauga, Butler, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Hale, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, Talladega, Washington, and Wilcox.

Gadsden City Schools moving to virtual instruction

All Gadsden City School students will be on virtual learning for the time period from Dec. 14 to Jan. 11.

Etowah Co. man receives 8 life sentences for shooting at law enforcement officers

Battles was convicted in October of the attempt on taking the lives of eight law enforcement officers.

  Calhoun County hosts COVID-19 testing clinic, prepares for vaccines

Calhoun County residents jammed a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site Wednesday as cases rise in the county.

  Protesters, businessman bring rendering plant opposition to Gadsden City Council

Opponents of a proposed rendering plant near the Gadsden airport once again took their case to the city council.

Calhoun Co. Schools moving to virtual instruction Dec. 14

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and isolations within faculty and staff, Calhoun County Schools says they will have virtual instruction Dec. 14-18.