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Preparation urged even as Alabama remains free of coronavirus cases
Alabama remains free of any officially confirmed cases of the respiratory disease as of Tuesday. Nearly 40 other states have reported cases.
Published March 10, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Suspect in Aniah Blanchard case faces second capital murder charge
An unnamed "subject" indicated that while they never saw Blanchard, Yazeed did have her vehicle and that he admitted to shooting “a girl” because she “went for the gun.”
Published December 4, 2019 at 4:12 PM
Human remains positively identified as Aniah Blanchard
Officials have identified the remains found in Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard.
Published November 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Missing student Aniah Blanchard’s remains possibly found
Skeletal remains have been found in Macon County, confirmed the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation.
Published November 25, 2019 at 5:53 PM
‘A very loved sheriff’: Lowndes County, law enforcement mourn ‘Big John’ Williams
Prayer time will be held for the family of slain Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams Sunday afternoon.
Published November 24, 2019 at 5:45 PM
Suspect in Aniah Blanchard disappearance to be brought to Alabama
Ibraheem Yazeed is being transported back to Alabama after appearing in an Escambia County, Florida courtroom Friday afternoon.
Published November 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Manhunt underway for suspect in Aniah Blanchard case
Police have identified a suspect in the missing person case of Aniah Blanchard and have issued an arrest warrant for kidnapping first degree.
Published November 7, 2019 at 4:36 PM
Reward for missing Aniah Blanchard climbs to $105,000
The reward for information in the case off missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has crossed the 6-figure mark.
Published November 2, 2019 at 6:28 AM
Reward jumps to $80,000 for missing Aniah Blanchard
The reward being offered for information in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has jumped to $80,000, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.
Published October 31, 2019 at 6:39 PM
Ala. governor signs chemical castration bill into law
The legislation requires anyone convicted of a sex crime with a child younger than 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole.
Published June 10, 2019 at 4:26 PM
ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ala. near-total abortion ban
The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law banning nearly all abortions across the state.
Published May 24, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law
The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.
Published May 15, 2019 at 6:08 PM
Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees
Dees founded the organization and spent 48 years with it until his termination Wednesday.
John Shryock and
Published March 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Alabama welcomes Trump days after tornado devastation
President Donald Trump told media he couldn’t get to Alabama “fast enough” after an EF-4 tornado claimed 23 lives. Five days later, he was on the ground.
John Shryock and
Published March 8, 2019 at 6:54 PM
Names of 23 Lee County, AL tornado victims released
As of 5 p.m. on the second full day of search and rescue operations, the number of fatalities from Sunday’s EF-4 tornado in east Alabama continues to stand at 23.
Published March 5, 2019 at 7:28 PM
Death toll rises after east Alabama tornadoes
The death toll has jumped to 23 and could go higher after at least two tornadoes hit southern Lee County Sunday afternoon, according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
Morgan Carlson and
Published March 3, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Full investigation promised after Montgomery school shooting
New details are being released regarding the shooting that happened at Montgomery’s Robert E. Lee High School shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Published February 26, 2019 at 6:28 PM
Suspect, victim identified in fatal shooting near Fort Rucker
According to the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, one person is dead and a suspect has been captured after a shooting near Fort Rucker.
Published November 26, 2018 at 9:10 AM
Former Alabama football coach recovering from gunshot wound
Dubose drove himself to his hometown hospital before being taken by a medical helicopter to a regional facility.
Published October 1, 2018 at 7:48 PM
Child found chained, naked in central Alabama home; 3 arrested
Two other children, a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old, were also removed from the home,
Published September 21, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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COVID-19 IN SWLA: 434 new cases over the weekend
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Report: Lake Charles metro had most new COVID-19 cases per capita in the country last week
VIDEO: Red, White, Blue & You concert and fireworks
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot Fourth of July, showers and storms return to end the weekend