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  • Preview of 53rd annual CMAs

    NASHVILLE (WKRN) — Ladies reign supreme at this year’s CMA’s. “I just want people to see the show and be like, Dang, there’s some really talented women in country music, said Carrie Underwood. After more than a decade of hosting alongside Brad Paisley, this year, Underwood will be joined by two legends: Reba and Dolly. Up for six awards, the most of any artist, a pregnant Maren Morris is a bit starstruck. “Dolly Parton touched my stomach earlier so he’s […]

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A new generation of children with lives forever changed by opioids

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is defined by the March of Dimes as a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he or she is exposed to in the womb. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal every 15 minutes. Signs of NAS can be different for every baby. Most happen within 3 days (72 hours) of birth, but some may happen right after birth or not until a […]

  • Missing Prattville couple found

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Police said a couple who were last seen leaving their home Tuesday morning have been found. Walter and Annie Jemison were last seen leaving their home around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said Wednesday evening the couple had been located.

  • 11-month old girl killed in Athens wreck

    ATHENS, Ala. – An 11-month-old infant died after a wreck in Athens Wednesday morning, police said. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson identified the child as Everly Derringer. City officials said three vehicles were involved in the wreck at Highway 31 and Elm Street. The wreck happened around 11 a.m. Three other people were injured in the wreck, Johnson said. Two were taken to Athens Limestone Hospital, and the third was taken to Huntsville Hospital. Information on their injuries was not […]

  • Decatur police searching for domestic violence suspect

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police asked the public Wednesday to help them find a man wanted in connection with several domestic violence felonies. The Decatur Police Department said Gerald Lamar Matthews, 33, should not be approached. Matthews is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. Police said he is known to frequent southeast and northwest Decatur, particularly in the East Acres community. Anyone who has information about Matthews’s location is asked to contact Decatur Police Department Det. Jowers at 256-341-4656 […]

  • Free self-defense classes for women in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. — The Decatur Police Department will be offering free self-defense classes for women in December. Women of all abilities are encouraged to register for the Rape Aggression training course. The course will be capped at 20 attendees. An information form and a hold harmless release must be completed and returned to the police department’s front desk by Monday, November 25 to register. “We are honored to provide practical instruction to our residents. We hope they never have to […]

  • Dressing Dolly: A look inside her CMA Awards wardrobe

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dolly Parton says she never lets a rhinestone go unturned and we are giving you a look inside where Dolly keeps those jewels. “I’ve actually changed this one a little bit,” Steve Summers explained while sketching quickly on a design. Summers is Dolly’s Creative Director. He showed us the inspiration behind the looks you will see her wear on country music’s biggest night. Her CMA Awards wardrobe came to life right in front of our lens. […]

  • Catching up with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will end with the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. One of the nominees, Garth Brooks, is no stranger to the night’s biggest honor. Garth is a six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year winner. We caught up with Garth and his better half, Trisha Yearwood while they were donating hours of their time to build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Their love for one another shined well beyond the […]

  • Texas EquuSearch returns home, suspends search for Aniah Blanchard

    AUBURN, Ala. – Texas EquuSearch, the national search group that’s been looking for Aniah Blanchard, went back to Texas Tuesday night. According to our news partners in Auburn, the group used every resource available to them over the last nine days to locate Aniah. They say that they will return when there is new information but they are suspending the search until they have a new lead. Texas EquuSearch says they believe the Auburn Police Department, the public, and other […]

  • Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely pleads not guilty, trial set for March

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon at his arraignment on 13 criminal charges. Blakely and his attorneys are set to go to trial on March 9th. Tuesday was a short, but memorable appearance in Limestone County court for Blakely, uttering just a few words to the judge, “Not guilty on all counts, your honor.” “I think he wanted the citizens to know that he intends to fight this case,” Blakely’s attorney Robert […]

  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians seek to expand operations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are out with a new plan they say could bring billions of dollars to Alabama, but they’re also asking the state for a big favor. Leaders of the tribe are calling this a comprehensive plan for gaming in Alabama, but the question is how will this go over with the governor and the legislature. In the new plan, the group said it wanted to expand its operations to the northern […]

  • Fire closes West Elementary School in Russellville

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – A fire broke out in the computer lab at West Elementary School in Russellville on Tuesday morning. Due to the fire, West Elementary School was closed on Tuesday, November 12. The fire was called in around 1:45 a.m and Russellville fire crews responded quickly to contain it. Officials say the computer lab was the only room that received extensive damage however there is smoke damage and soot accumulation in other parts of the school.   Superintendent […]

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