Officers with the Oxford Police Street Crimes and Marshall’s Task Force is reportedly in a standoff with a fugitive from justice at a home on Lark Lane. According to Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge, the fugitive is wanted in Colorado. Residents and drivers are being advised to avoid this area until law enforcement have the fugitive in custody and the situation is under control.
With more than 13 inches of rain recently, Etowah County is now under a local state of emergency due to the flooding. The Etowah County Commission along with the Gadsden-Etowah EMA made the declaration earlier today. Local government and municipal partners are working to determine the effects the flooding has produced in the county and the damage assessments will be ongoing. Residents and business owners who have been affected are encouraged to contact the EMA.
A Gaylesville woman who was convicted last year on numerous Animal Cruelty charges was convicted in Cherokee County Circuit Court. According to WEIS Radio, Dana Head was arrested and charged with 17 counts of Cruelty to Animals after Cherokee County deputies responded to a call of endangered animals in February of 2019. The animals that were rescued from the home included ducks, rabbits, and birds. At the time of the rescue, cats were in cages and in danger of drowning in ris
Developing a sense of the economy for years to come has been important to residents in Calhoun. Today, the Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitors Center held an Economic Forum to reveal the county and state’s overall growth. Dr. Hearn also spoke about the upcoming Census and why it’s so important for residents to participate.
The university also held an open discussion to explore the many facets of relationships. Licensed counselors partnered with JSU’s Continuing Education Department to talk to students about learning and understanding themselves, their connections, and careers. Another topic of discussion was “What do your relationships say about you?” This workshop was held to encourage students who plan to have their own practice one day, to focus on topics such as attachment, communication, c
Today was Arbor Day and the City of Jacksonville gave away three-thousand trees to celebrate. Jacksonville is considered a Tree City USA and one of the requirements is to have an Arbor Day. Alabama Power sponsors this celebration so that and and all residents who want to plant new trees, have the opportunity to do so, despite where they live. Norred also explains why it’s important for Jacksonville residents to plant trees in their community. Norred says Alabama Power has bee
The number of traffic deaths nationwide continues to decrease. According to the latest report from The National Safety Council, 38,000 people lost their lives in traffic-related crashes in 2019. That’s down 2% from 2018 and 4% from 2017. The NSC attributes the decline partly to policies in cities and states that make streets safer. According to the Department of Public Health, in Alabama, vehicular deaths account for almost half of preventable deaths each year for those 18 ye
More than 30 cases of Novel Coronavirus have been confirmed in the country, and health officials are preparing for it to become a pandemic. The director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases says that while the virus isn’t spreading throughout the US, it’s very possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen. The goal is to continue slowing the introduction of the virus into the country. The total number of infected worldwide stands at mo
The Coronavirus is also impacting the global airline industry’s bottom line. The International Air Transport Authority warns that airlines could lose more than $29 billion, with Asian carriers bearing the worst of it due to the Coronavirus. The outbreak will likely reduce air traffic by 4.7%. This will mark as the first overall decline in demand in more than a decade. The virus has killed more than 2,000 people - most of those deaths occurred in mainland China. Because of tha
Parents, another infant sleeper recall has been issued. Kolcraft is recalling its inclined sleeper accessory because of suffocation risks after reports of infant fatalities with other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products. The infants died after rolling from their backs onto the side of their stomachs. The inclined sleeper is the only part being recalled and owners are encouraged to stop using the accessory and return them for a refund.