A Gadsden man is now facing felony charges for attempting to offer a teenager money in exchange for sexual acts. WEIS Radio reports that 31-year-old Byron Bresett recently sent messages to a 14-year-old girl through a mobile communication app. Law enforcement Officials were immediately notified of the messages. Investigators and officers with the Boaz Police Department staged a meeting in order to catch and arrest Bresett over the weekend. After a brief foot chase, Bresett wa
A petition filed on behalf of displaced workers from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden has concluded that workers could be eligible for benefits. The petition filed under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 may allow displaced workers to receive training, relocation assistance, and Health Coverage Tax Credit. These benefits will apply to workers who were engaged in activities related to the production of passenger vehicle and ligh
Fourth grade students across Calhoun County took the time to celebrate Earth Day today by enjoying some time outdoors. More than 500 students and volunteers participated in Earth Day Celebrations and Cane Creek Gardens earlier today. As students spent time outdoors, they learned about things they should do to ensure Earth remains sustainable to live on. Some were taught about the different aspects of farming, maintaining water quality, in addition to water rescue and outdoor
Residents in Talladega County looking for career opportunities are encouraged to attend the County Hiring Fair. East Alabama Works Regional Workforce Council along with the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce and others will host the County Hiring fair this Wednesday at the J. Craig Community Center. Thirty Employers in Talladega County will be in attendance looking to fill open positions in their organizations. Part-time and summer job options will also be available. There will be
A home on Highway 68 in Cedar Bluff suffered extensive damage caused by a fire earlier today. Cedar Bluff, Centre, and Gaylesville Fire Departments all responded to the scene to extinguish the flames. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. Investigators are currently working to determine what caused the home to go up in flames.
Over the weekend, residents in Calhoun County helped to safely dispose more than 270 pounds of unwanted or expired drugs. The Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention along with Anniston and Jacksonville Police Departments set up several stations around Calhoun County for residents to drop off their expired or unwanted prescriptions. If you still have prescription drugs inside your home that need to be disposed of safely, you can drop them off at your local police department dur
Parents will soon have to find another way to monitor screen time on your child’s apple devices because the tech giant is starting to crack down on third-party screen time apps. Apple is reportedly removing applications from its app store without warning. In February, several apps including OurPact, was removed after being downloaded 3 million times. According to a spokesperson from Apple, all apps are treated the same and apps are removed if they are putting the users securi
K-9 Units from several Cherokee County Police Departments performed drug sweeps through four county high schools on Thursday. During the sweep, officers made one arrest. WEIS Radio reports that 18-year-old Michael Cox was arrested at Sand Rock High School for Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and second degree Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Cox was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was booked and released on a $1,000 bond.
Community members and leaders in the City of Heflin celebrated a new trail spur that is sure to bring tourism and economic development into the area. The Pinhoti Trail Spur travels through the Talladega National Forest before connecting to Cahulga Creek Park. The trail head to the Pinhoti is City Hall in Downtown Heflin. Director of Economic Development, Tanya Maloney says Cleburne County has an abundance of natural resources that deserves to be enjoyed by everyone and this t
The Anniston Police Department is asking for your help identifying the driver of this white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck. The driver is wanted for questioning in reference to an attempted theft of a utility trailer in the Indian Oaks Neighborhood. If you have any information as to who this person is, you are encouraged to contact the Anniston Police Department.