Four Marshall County boys reported missing more than a week ago have been found safe..hundreds of miles from home. Authorities say that one-year old Corbin Simmons, 4-year-old Alexander Simmons, 5-year-old Nicholas Simmons and 11-year-old Ian Simmons were found in Morganton North Carolina. Authorities say the boys were taken from the town of Arab by their parents Marcus Simmons and Karissa Cummings. The two lost custody of the boys December 7th, the day before they were repor
A single-vehicle crash claims the life of a Heflin woman. According to State Troopers, Catherine Wysner was killed when the car she was driving left the roadway on I-20 west and hit a bridge abutment. Wysner was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened three miles east of Oxford at the 191-point-9 mile marker.
City officials agree to join a cross-jurisdictional lawsuit against opioid distributors. During Monday’s city council meeting members voted to enter a contract with Birmingham attorney Annesley DeGaris. The lawsuit would help the city of Jacksonville and others to recover money that was spent on prescription opioid abuse. Council member Jimmy Harrell says it’s a challenging lawsuit, but is worth it if it reduces opioid abuse. DeGaris says he expects to file the lawsuit by the
A dedication for a home has dozens of people celebrating. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is celebrating it’s 50th house. The three-bedroom home was sold to Lauren Campbell last month. The funding for the home was provided by several donations from different businesses. Campbell says this home is a dream come true. Campbell says she has been part of the building process since day one. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity has been serving Etowah County for 22 years. Habitat
Drivers in one part of Etowah County may need to find an alternative route for a brief time Thursday. U.S. Highway 431 near Black Creek in Gadsden will be closed for a short time Thursday, beginning at 11. The Alabama Department of Transportation will be setting a pedestrian bridge span. The bridges at Black Creek are undergoing nearly eight-point-five million dollars’ worth of repairs since August 2016.
If you’re heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this year, be prepared. Triple A is expecting more than one-hundred-million Americans will travel this holiday season between December 23rd and January 1st. That’s the highest amount on record for this time of year. Experts say that is because of the strong economy. Alabama State Troopers are also encouraging drivers to make smart choices before getting behind the wheel. The Alabama Law Enforcement
An apple a day usually keeps the doctor away, but not in this case. The FDA is recalling a popular apple. Jack Brown Produce is recalling Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples processed and shipped by Nyblad Orchards on December 11 through December 16. These apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The potentially-affected apples can be identified by the numbers pr
A Narcotics Unit makes one of its biggest drug busts ever. The Pell City Police Department received a tip of a large amount of drugs at a home in the 100 block of Country Wood Circle. Police Chief Paul Irwin says when law enforcement arrived at the home, they found more than 120 pounds of marijuana, 733 grams of synthetic marijuana or SPICE, one-point-three kilograms of heroin, an automatic rifle and appliance used to mix and distribute the drugs. Chief Irwin says they have s
A tip about a stolen vehicle lands two people behind bars and the seizure of a meth lab. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the Sheriff’s Office received a tip of a home on Highway 75 in the Hidgon community. When law enforcement arrived at the home they saw Christopher Ray running to the home as Jessica Gilreath sat in a vehicle. After Deputies detained Ray and Gilreath law enforcement ran the VIN number on the vehicle and came back stolen from Tennessee. While Deputies
Not everyone can wrap presents as perfectly as mom, but one non-profit organization is doing its best. Second Chance has set up two wrapping stations in the Quintard Mall. All you need to do is shop around the mall, buy your gifts, and head to the wrapping station. A Second Chance volunteer will be there waiting to wrap the present. All donations given will go back into the organization. Second Chance Executive Director Susan Shipman says they have gone through a bunch of tap