Those of you driving along Quintard Avenue in Anniston will see these pinwheels for the next month. And while they may look pretty and colorful, the pinwheels carry a serious message. Thanks for joining us. I'm Carl Brady. April is child abuse awareness month and the Calhoun Cleburne Children's Center partners with law enforcement agencies to bring awareness to the issue. Each pinwheel represents a local child that has been interviewed as a possible victim of abuse in the pas
The City of Jacksonville is updating its animal control ordinance. During its regular meeting last night, the city council approved a new ordinance, that will make it illegal to chain a dog to a stationary object. Violation of the updated ordinance could result in a $500 fine and up to six months in jail. City officials say the updates clarify and expand existing restrictions and make the law easier to enforce.
A local organization is raising money for men and women who put their lives on the line every day. Members of the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk Committee are asking for donations for law enforcement. The goal is to raise enough money to be able to give each law enforcement officer in Calhoun County $100 to take his or her family out to eat. Circuit Clerk Kim McCarson says it’s a way to say thank you for all they do. Law Enforcement Appreciation Week is coming up May 15th throu
A Dekalb County deputy is recognized for his outstanding work. Alabama DARE coordinator Sergeant Robin Snider recently presented Lieutenant Anthony Bartley with the DARE officer of the year award. Bartley serves Dekalb County as a School Resource Officer and DARE Officer. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Lieutenant Bartley has done an outstanding job and deserves the award.
The Oxford Police Department needs your help in identifying this woman. Investigators believe the video shows the woman purchasing items with a stolen credit card. If you have any information about this woman, please contact The Oxford Police Department.
The Calhoun County EMA announces a noise advisory for areas near McClellan and Pelham Range. The noise will be due to military exercises that will include the firing of mortar rounds on Saturday from 7am until 9pm. Officials say the sounds may be heard up to five miles away.
A new partnership is helping people earn their high school diploma. The Alabama Community College System and the Alabama State Department of Education are teaming up to help the almost 12 percent of Alabama adults who never graduated high school receive their diplomas. The nontraditional High School Diploma Option program is offered at Gadsden State Community College. Adult Education Services Director Dr. Karen Smith says getting a high school diploma is important for some in
Outdoor adventure seekers and families, alike, are flocking to Lake Guntersville State Park to enjoy the park’s new Aerial Adventure and Zipline Tour. The state park and American Adventure Park Systems held the grand opening today for phase two of the park’s new zipline canopy tour. The tour offers adventure seekers the chance to zipline through the park’s beautiful scenery and get an eagle’s eye view of the lake with lines that are up to 2-thousand feet in length - as much a
Knowing what to do in an active shooter situation could save your life and others. Thanks for joining us. I'm Carl Brady. Etowah County business owners got crucial information today about how to react in case a shooter ever targets their businesses. The Gadsden-Etowah Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Department of Homeland Security for the seminar. Chamber members learned the steps of response and how to provide information to law enforcement during an attack. Departmen
We have an update in the Cherokee County hit and run that killed two people yesterday. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the driver of the vehicle involved is listed as James Waldrop. The victims are identified as Timothy Brannon and Natasha Young. The incident took place just past Pruett’s Fish Camp at Cowan Creek just after 9:40 Wednesday morning. No additional information has been released.