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  • Man charged with stealing from women’s purses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police have arrested a man who is suspected of stealing from women’s purses in the medical district and Meridian Street area. Fredrick Levon Burkfield, 49, was arrested Wednesday evening on multiple charges of credit card fraud and theft. Huntsville police said Burkfield would walk into the offices of local businesses, including Huntsville Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama, and steal from women’s purses. He would then go to other businesses and use credit cards […]

  • Teenagers charged as adults for Albertville home robbery

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Two teenagers are being charged as adults after police said they stabbed someone and fired a gun during a home invasion. James Koby Chamblee and Richard Jade Duncan, both 17, are charged with first-degree robbery. Albertville police said the two put on masks and went into a home on Section Line Road with a gun. One person in the home was punched in the head before he ran out of the door, police said. The robbers then […]

  • Lottery bills coming to Alabama Legislature

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Sen. Jim McClendon said Tuesday he was introducing two bills in the Legislature to establish a state lottery. “The people of Alabama have convinced me — people in my district — that they would like to be able to buy a lottery ticket without having to drive to another state to do it,” McClendon said. One of the bills would create a ballot measure to amend the state’s constitution to allow for the lottery. The other […]

  • More than 3 weeks after heavy rain, Lawrence County road reopens

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation has reopened a road in Lawrence County that has been underwater since heavy rains swept through the area in February. Alabama Highway 101 in the Lennon Hill community was reopened to local traffic after days of pumping water off the road, according to an ALDOT news release. Highway 101 and County Road 406 was underwater in late February, when storms dropped several inches of rain and caused widespread flooding across the […]

  • Limestone County man charged with sexually abusing young girls

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – An Ardmore man is facing charges that he sexually abused three underage girls. Bradley Eugene Loggins, 38, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, and one count of first-degree sodomy. Two of the three victims said Loggins abused them during a period that spanned a couple of years, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. The parents of the three girls reported the abuse March […]

  • Toyota bringing 450 new jobs to Huntsville engine manufacturing plant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Toyota plans to bring two new engine lines to the Huntsville engine manufacturing plant, which will account for 450 new jobs in Huntsville, officials said Thursday morning. The company plans to invest $288 million in new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine lines, Toyota North Alabama president David Fernandes said at a news conference. The added jobs are the largest hiring event in the plant’s history. Since the Huntsville plant has opened it has produced more than 6 million […]

  • Reward for info in Birmingham armored truck robbery now at $15,000

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The FBI and Birmingham police are upping the reward for information about an armored vehicle robbery that happened on Christmas Eve. The reward was increased to $15,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the people responsible for robbing a Brinks security guard at the BBVA Compass Bank on Gadsden Highway. Around 8:15 a.m. a guard was servicing an ATM at the bank when a gold-colored four-door sedan backed into a parking spot at […]

  • Officials: All missing from Lee County tornado have been accounted for

    BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Officials overseeing the disaster response to a tornado-stricken community in Alabama say all people reported missing have been accounted for with no increase in the death toll. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told a news conference Wednesday that the death toll stands at 23, but his office is “in standby mode on the outside chance they find somebody else, which is not likely.” Sheriff Jay Jones said the disaster response will now shift to recovery following […]

  • President Trump headed to Alabama Friday

    President Donald Trump will visit Alabama on Friday, following devastating tornadoes that left at least 23 dead over the weekend. According to the White House, Trump announced during an executive order signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon that he would head to Alabama. “It’s been a tragic situation, but a lot of good work is being done,” Trump said. President Trump's message to those affected by the tornadoes in the Gulf states: "We grieve by your side and we pledge our unwavering […]

  • Crews suspend search for teen at Buck’s Pocket State Park

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Search teams spent days searching for a missing teen and the Jeep that authorities say was swept away in floodwaters at Buck’s Pocket State Park. Authorities confirmed Wednesday evening that the search for Koy Spears, 18, has been suspended until further notice because of the incoming rain and unsafe conditions. Two other teenagers, a male and female, managed to hang onto a tree until rescuers got them to safety Friday night. Teams set up a grid […]

  • Man fires AR-15 inside home during argument about bringing guns into house

    BOAZ, Ala. – A man involved in an argument about bringing guns into a home ended up firing multiple shots inside the house and holding a gun to woman’s head, police said Friday. Francisco Javier Corona, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon at a home on Oak Street. Corona was intoxicated and argued with people in the home about bringing guns into the house, police said. Police said he had an AR-15 and fired five shots inside the house during the […]

  • Decatur police ask for help identifying theft suspect

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police are asking the public to help them identify a man suspected of stealing mail. Police released an image Wednesday of a man captured by a doorbell camera. According to police, the man in the picture is a suspect in a mail theft that happened in the Burningtree area in mid-December. The man also is suspected of using a stolen debit card multiple times in the Decatur area around the same time. Anyone with information about the […]

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