Stuffed animals are a great way to calm a child after a tragic event. The Good Sam Club of Alabama delivered a selection of stuffed animals to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office today. Chief Deputy Matthew Wade says the toys help law enforcement officials make positive connections with children when they encounter them as part of their regular duties. Wade says The Good Sam Club’s annual donation is a great example of how local groups can give back in our community.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended from his official duties. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled this morning that Moore will be suspended without pay for the remainder of his elected term. The court found the Chief Justice guilty of ordering probate judges to deny marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Moore calls the ethics charges ‘ridiculous’ and is planning an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Co
Alabama's House Judiciary Committee subpoenas documents from Governor Robert Bentley and others as part of ongoing impeachment investigation. The committee is seeking a lengthy list of documents from Bentley, his former political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason and others. The subpoenaed documents include five years of the governor's tax returns and bank records, personnel records, cellphone records, text messages and any government payments to companies belonging to Mason and
A Cedartown, Georgia man is arrested after deputies receive a call about a burglary at a business in the Piney community of Cherokee County. Bradley Short is charged with third degree burglary and fourth degree theft of property. Deputies and investigators located Short and his truck along the side of the road near the burglary scene and were able to recover some of the stolen items. Short is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
A US Representative from East Alabama is talking about his decision to vote in favor of a recent veto. Congressman Mike Rogers says he voted to support the veto of the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act". The congressman says that the bill is narrowly drafted to apply only to foreign governments that support terrorist acts within the United States and that - most importantly - the bill is about justice for the families who lost loved ones during the September 11th ter
A man accused of murdering and dismembering another man may go to trial on Halloween. Terry Lee McKinney is charged with killing Leroy "Pete" Foster in March of last year. McKinney was taken into custody after body parts were found alongside County Road 82 in Cedar Bluff. It is believed that McKinney dismembered the body using a chainsaw. Evidence was found at McKinney’s home indicating the presence of blood and tissue belonging to the victim. The murder weapon was also found
Three people from Etowah County are in jail on drug charges. Demetrie Borden, Deangelo Dixon and Tiffany Glover are charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of marijuana. Borden is being charged with three additional charges for unlawful distribution of heroin and one count of unlawful distribution of spice.
More than 500 students and faculty took a "mini-walk" this morning for Alzheimer's. The event was held at Saks High School. The school has teamed up with the Memory Care Unit at Legacy Village of Jacksonville who has a team in the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Saks Elementary Principal, Amber Ray, says the walk is a great way for young people to learn about the devastating disease. The East Central Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Michael Tucker Park in Ann
An East Alabama community orchestra announces plans for its 25th anniversary season. The Gadsden Symphony Orchestra will celebrate 25 years of music with three concert performances to be held at Gadsden State’s Wallace Hall Fine Arts center. The season begins with the group’s first ever Family Halloween Concert on Sunday, October 30th – continues with their Winter Classics Concert on Sunday, February 5th – and concludes with their popular Spring Pops Concert on Saturday, Apri
Anniston’s Cobb Pre-K Academy is now open. Anniston City Schools Superintendent Darren Douthitt says the academy will provide effective, high quality early childhood experiences that prepare Alabama’s children for school success and lifelong learning. Douthitt says the goal for the academy is for the students to enter school with an enthusiasm for learning, an ability to function in a social setting, age-appropriate communication and problem solving skills. 178 students are e