Four people await bond on charges in connection with drugs and stolen property. Cedar Bluff police and Cherokee County deputies arrested four people on County Road 115 in the Ferrell Community. Justin Thompson, Heather Thompson and Erika Tyler face drug-related charges. Timothy Hall is charged with receiving stolen property. During the investigation, officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, spice, illegal pills, a stolen motorcycle and a stolen ATV. All four suspects are i
Alabama is the only state that allows judges to override a jury’s recommendation in death penalty cases, but a pair of state lawmakers want to change that practice. Republican Senator Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road and Democratic Representative Chris England of Tuscaloosa both sponsored bills to do away with the practice. The lawmakers joined Alabama Arise today in Montgomery for a press conference regarding the issue. Representative England says it is a matter of doing listenin
Anniston could see speed limit increases in several places around town. The Alabama Department of Transportation has recommended a speed limit increase from 35 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour along Quintard Ave. Some people are concerned that raising the speed limit could increase the number of accidents along the busy roadway. ALDOT officials also recommended raising the speed limit from 45 to 50 miles per hour along Alabama 21 near Baltzell Gate Road and continuing sout
The Jacksonville branch of the Kiwanis Club is no longer active. The club, which formed in 1973, has disbanded due to declining membership. Over the years, the club built a walking trail at Henry Farms Park and a picnic pavilion at Germania Springs. Their annual pancake breakfast raised thousands of dollars which helped members sponsor youth teams for the Parks and Recreation Department and other projects.
Some local students get the chance to learn what it's like to be a firefighter. The Anniston Fire Department College demonstrated a search and rescue operation in a burning trailer. Career Tech students from Anniston City and Calhoun County Schools watched the operation. The main purpose of the lesson is to teach the students about safety. Lieutenant Gregg Poole says it’s important to know what the equipment is called and how to use it correctly. The students enjoyed learning
A Weaver woman is dead after a weekend shooting outside a Sports Bar. Thanks for joining us. I'm Carl Brady. Michael Levens is accused of shooting 22-year-old Cori Green in the head. The incident happened in the parking lot of Heroes American Grille on Highway 21. Green was taken to UAB Friday night and died Sunday morning. Levens is in the Calhoun County jail, charged with first degree assault, but the charge could be upgraded.
A man is behind bars without bond, accused of killing his newborn daughter. Mitchell Newsome was arrested Saturday and is charged with murder. Randoph County Sheriff David Cofield says a woman called dispatchers to report her six-week-old baby had stopped breathing. The baby, Madison Newsome, was transported to Wedowee Hospital. After examining the baby, employees contacted deputies saying abuse may have been involved. Madison Newsome was taken to Children’s Hospital where s
The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms that it is investigating several cases of the mumps involving students at the University of Alabama. Health officials are investigating the possible origin of the virus and working to contact others who may have been contaminated. Mumps is a virus that spreads through saliva and mucus from the mouth, nose or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing, talking, sharing items, and touching objects or su
A first year teacher receives a grant to help in her classroom. Alabama Power presented Munford Elementary School’s fourth grade collaborative teacher Ashley Moline the New Teacher Grant. The one-thousand dollar grant is given out to a first year teacher. Moline says she loves what she does. Moline also tells us she is planning on buying flexible seating for her students. Alabama Power Spokesperson Jackie Lowery says the grant is all about helping teachers make the best for t
A Ragland man is dead after striking two unoccupied vehicles with his vehicle. The accident happened early Sundaymorning on St. Clair County Road 21. According to State Troopers, Daniel Zaring was not wearing a seatbelt when he struck the vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene.