East Alabama

  Coach Keith Etheredge leaving Oxford for Auburn High

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

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

Talladega police searching for missing 63-year-old man

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

Two Wellborn High employees accused of sexual contact with student

Gadsden man charged with drug trafficking

Gadsden man arrested for drug trafficking

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RMC Health System to allow visitor for COVID-negative patients

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

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

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

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

  Thousands in Calhoun County receive COVID-19 vaccine

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

Clay Co. drug and liquor still bust

Man accused of burglarizing home under construction in East Alabama

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

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

Jacksonville State votes to rename Bibb Graves 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.

  RMC Health System restricting all visitation

“We have carefully considered the current care environments given the increased incidence of COVID-19 in the community, combined with other seasonal and ongoing care needs. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of patients in our hospitals and our team members caring for them.”

Pell City Schools moving to distance learning

The distance learning will go from December 8 through December 18.

Former longtime Calhoun Co. Sheriff passes away, funeral to be livestreamed to public

Sheriff Matthew Wade announced on Facebook that Amerson died Thursday night after a strong battle with cancer.

Buc-ee’s is hiring for Leeds location

Buc-ee’s is opening a superstore in Leeds in January 2021.

  Representative of Pilgrim’s Pride explains rendering plant proposed for Gadsden

Gadsden’s city council heard Tuesday from an executive of a company who wants to put a controversial animal rendering plant in the city.

UPDATE: Opelika police locate missing teen

The Opelika Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager.

Hundreds turn out for community meeting on proposed animal rendering facility in Gadsden

A company called Pilgrim’s Pride wants to build a factory that turns animal parts into animal food before shipping it elsewhere.

  Anniston receives new fire chief

Stephen Folks announced he’d chosen Jeff Waldrep as the city’s new fire chief.

  Anniston using hotel rooms for warming centers

Anyone who needs help should contact The Right Place by phone, email or social media.

Anniston teams up with nonprofit to shuttle people in need to warm hotel rooms

Starting Monday, Nov. 30, the Anniston Parks & Recreation Department will work to shuttle those in need of shelter to hotels throughout the area that The Right Place has secured through the use of emergency hotel vouchers.

Glencoe church gives out community Thanksgiving meal by curbside

It was mainly meant to serve the Glencoe area, but turkey dinners went out to Attalla, Rainbow City and Daugette Towers in downtown Gadsden.

  Man will attend his 61st Iron Bowl

He’s gone every year since 1959, when his father, the late Alan Cohn, took him.

Gadsden entertainment complex to open Saturday

A new and long awaited entertainment complex opens Saturday at the Gadsden Mall.

Hokes Bluff man arrested on child pornography charges

Donald “ONeil” Paulsen of Hokes Bluff was arrested on Nov. 20, 2020 on 10 counts of possession of Child Pornography and 7 counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, according to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton.

Anniston RMC Health System ER visitation guidelines updated

Regional Medical Center (RMC) and Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (SMH) have updated hospital guidelines for emergency room visitors.

Lincoln police investigating deadly hit and run

Late Friday night or early Saturday morning a pedestrian was hit and the driver left the scene.

Homicide under investigation in Sylacauga

The victim has been identified as 65-year-old David Earl Whetstone of Sylacauga. He had been shot to death.

Anniston woman dead after attempting to shoot a deputy during drug arrest

According to the Calhoun Co. Sheriff's Office, the pistol had live ammunition but the chamber was empty when the woman pulled the trigger.

Proposed rendering plant brings out angry residents in Gadsden

An industrial prospect is getting an angry reception from a number of Etowah County residents.

Man and woman arrested for drugs and child endangerment in Etowah Co.

A man and woman are facing multiple charges after they were arrested in Gadsden Thursday with methamphetamine, heroin and a young child inside their car.

  Anniston Christmas Parade cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

The Anniston Christmas Parade, a fixture on Noble Street for decades, is being called off this year.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive works around COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced some changes, but in many areas the bell ringing tradition will prevail.

Cherokee County opens new veterans affairs office

For the first time in nine years, Cherokee County has a veteran services office.

  Jacksonville State drops ACT, SAT testing requirements for incoming freshmen

Jacksonville State University will now make testing optional for freshman admission through Fall 2021.

Birmingham, Anniston cancel Christmas parades due to rising COVID numbers

Birmingham also announced the city will not have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony because of the large crowds that tend to gather.

  City of Anniston acquires more land for Chief Ladiga bicycle trail

The city’s mayor says he and the general manager of the Anniston Waterworks have signed an agreement to convey a piece of land for the project.

Hokes Bluff schools transition to online learning until after Thanksgiving break

All three public schools in Hokes Bluff transitioned to online learning Tuesday due to coronavirus issues.