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    Mosquitoes are in the air…yes, already!

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Health Department has a warning to residents: The mosquitoes are already breeding. For this reason, the Vector Control Division wants you to take action. They ask you to survey your property and do the following: Remove or drain any items holding even a small amount of standing water to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes, including pet dishes, tarps, buckets, tires, wheelbarrows, potted plants, and children’s wading pools and toys; Clean out gutters and […]

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    Marshall Tucker Band, Gin Blossoms & The Rembrandts to perform at WhistleStop Weekend May 5-6

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – North Alabama’s premiere barbecue event returns to downtown Huntsville the weekend of May 5-6. WhistleStop Weekend is now in its 17th year, and some great musical acts are coming to the Historic Huntsville Depot. The Marshall Tucker Band will be the finale of what is sure to be an exciting weekend of music, friends, food and fun.  They’ll headline Saturday night, playing southern rock hits like “Fire on the Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Heard It In […]

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    9-year-old and teacher injured in crash at Waterloo School

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash on the Waterloo High School campus that involved two pedestrians. Officials received a 911 call around 4:09 p.m. Authorities said that an elderly woman was on the Waterloo School campus when she accidentally ran into a 9-year-old girl and a teacher, who were standing on a breezeway. Emergency responders say the driver confused her gas and brake pedals, hitting a breezeway pole and driving into the building. The […]

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    Huntsville Police charge Harvest man in connection to Callahan Drive murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  The Huntsville Police have arrested 49-year-old Milton Tyson of Harvest in connection to the murder of 29-year-old Marcus White. The murder happened around midnight Tuesday night on Callahan Drive. Officers responded to assist medical personnel for reports of someone lying on the ground.  When they arrived they found the victim, Marcus White, dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators identified Tyson as the suspect, and he was taken into custody this afternoon at a home on Blue Sage Drive in […]

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    Candlelight vigil to be held for Colbert County teen killed in wreck

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – A Colbert County teen was killed Thursday morning in a crash on Hwy 247, five miles south of Tuscumbia. State Troopers confirm that 18-year-old Benjamin Alan Braley was killed when when the 2001 Ford Mustang he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown vehicle State Troopers are investigating the crash, but preliminary reports indicate that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. Benjamin Braley was a senior […]

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    Sickness hits Lawrence County’s Hatton High School

    Sickness is hitting some schools in the Tennessee Valley hard this week. Colbert County Schools plan to close early on Friday to give employees time to do a deep cleaning of classrooms and buses. Meanwhile, in Lawrence County, school officials confirms at least 70 students were out at Hatton High School on Thursday.  The principal says 72 were absent Wednesday, and 60 on Tuesday. There are 30 documented cases of flu, with the other absences likely precautionary or from early symptoms. […]

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    Microblading a new trend to make eyebrows ‘pop,’ and it’s catching on

    Eyebrows are a hot topic of conversation. They’re all the rage with celebrities, including Kathy Griffin, Zendaya, Bella Thorne,  and Angelina Jolie. But what about your own? Now, there’s a new way to make eyebrows pop.  It’s called ‘microblading’ and beauty experts say this makes it easier than dressing up your eyebrows with makeup every day.  Just what does it involve, though?  Is it painful? “Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup that mimics actual growing hair on your eyebrows,” said Rickina […]

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    Buffalo Wild Wings new Athens location now hiring

    ATHENS, Ala. – Buffalo Wild Wings will be opening its newest location in Athens in March. The hiring process for hourly team member has started. Applicants can go to www.jointeambww.com and select the BWW3813 – Watercress location to begin the process.  A member of management will contact you to set up an interview.  There will also be Interviews on site at the new location in Athens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. “We are very excited […]

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    Decatur business damaged by fire

    DECATUR, Ala. – Firefighters with Trinity Fire are trying for figure out what caused a business in Decatur to catch fire. It happened just before 11:00 Wednesday night at Brents, LLC on Hudson Road. No one was inside when the fire started and there were no injuries as a result. A lot of merchandise was damaged in the fire, but fire officials say the building is not a total loss. It took firefighters roughly 30 minutes to extinguish the flames. […]

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    Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmed as U.S. Attorney General

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration. The 52-47 vote broke largely along party lines and capped weeks of divisive battles over Sessions, an early supporter of Donald Trump and one of the Senate’s most conservative Republicans. Shortly after the vote, reaction from many Alabama lawmakers poured in. A truly remarkable time in our state's history: Alabama congratulates @SenatorSessions, America's new U.S. Attorney General. pic.twitter.com/y1zACz1OEq — Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) […]

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    UPDATE: Jackson County deputy shoots, kills teen after 2 taser attempts

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who died as a result of a deputy-involved shooting Tuesday evening. That person is Alex Christopher Davis, 18, of Pisgah. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call just before 6 p.m. about an assault on County Road 60. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Davis came at the deputy with a board. The deputy asked him to stop repeatedly. He also tried to subdue the teenager with […]

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    Family spokesman: Siegelman released from prison, headed back to Alabama

    OAKDALE, La. – Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has been released from federal prison to finish the remainder of his sentence on house arrest. This, according to family spokesman Chip Hill, who confirmed it to our news partner Al.com just before 10 a.m. “His brother just got a call that he is out,” Hill said. Siegelman will be transported back to Birmingham and supporters plan to welcome him home later this afternoon.  They plan to gather along 20th Street between 2nd […]