News from Alabama

Latest news from Alabama

On This Day In Alabama History: NASCAR Driver Jimm...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:03

Jimmy Kitchens, a former NASCAR driver, who ran 47 times in the second-tier Busch Series, was born April 26, 1962.

Authorities locate escaped Elba inmate

Posted On: 2019-04-27 19:30:02

UPDATE: Authorities confirm Crook was recaptured around 7 a.m. ELBA, Ala. – An inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center. Authorities said they were conducting a regular count of the inmates at the facility around midnight and realized the...

Janet Gabel talks mental health issues in North Al...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 19:30:02

It’s the hope of anyone dealing with the problems of society, that those problems will get better. Unfortunately, it often seems to be going the other direction. Janet Gabel is the Executive Director of Crisis Services of North Alabama, where they de...

“Touch-a-Truck” event offers fun for kids, support...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 19:30:02

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Parents and Children Together is hosting a Touch-a-Truck event. Decatur PACT is a non-profit that works to prevent child abuse and neglect through community ties and actions. The Touch-a-Truck family fun day is Saturday, May 4...

‘Maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me,’ 5-year-old t...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 19:30:02

(CNN) –Four months before Andrew “AJ” Freund’s parents were charged with his murder, the 5-year-old shared information on possible abuse with a doctor in Illinois.Police responding to a hotline report found a large bruise on AJ’s hip in December. At...

Weather Xtreme: Brilliant Saturday, Shower Possibl...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:30:03

Good morning. This is your Weather Xtreme Video for Saturday, April 27th, 2019. I'm meteorologist Scott Martin. We have an absolutely brilliant Saturday in store for us, but could we see a shower or two on Sunday morning?

Spacious, family-oriented homes at McGehee Estates

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:30:02

McGehee Estates' home designs include midcentury modern to traditional ranch style.         

Authorities searching for escaped Elba inmate

Posted On: 2019-04-27 17:30:01

ELBA, Ala. – An inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center. Authorities said they were conducting a regular count of the inmates at the facility around midnight and realized the count was wrong. After searching bed by bed, authorities state...

Sunnyvale crash suspect targeted people he believe...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 17:30:01

(CNN) — The driver accused of intentionally hitting a group of pedestrians in Northern California attacked people he believed were of the Muslim faith, police said. New evidence shows that Isaiah Joel Peoples also targeted the crowd based on race, Su...

Source: Boeing whistleblowers report 737 Max probl...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 17:30:01

(CNN) –The day after Ethiopia’s minister of transportation released a preliminary crash report on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, four Boeing employees called a Federal Aviation Administration whistleblower hotline that allows employees and the public...

Alabama EV Charging Station Grant Program Could Pr...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:03

The Rebuild Alabama law, adopted this year, includes an innovative grant program aimed at stimulating the installation of new EV charging stations across the state.

Damien Harris: A look at the New England Patriots...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:02

A look at 2019 NFL Draft prospect Damien Harris' Alabama football career.         

NFL draft 2019: Auburn cornerback Jamel Dean joins...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:02

The Cocoa, Florida, native was a starting cornerback for the Tigers over two seasons in 2017 and 2018.         

Alabama's Damien Harris heads to Patriots

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:02

Damien Harris, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his four years in Tuscaloosa, joins a diverse New England backfield.         

NFL draft 2019 tracker: Pick-by-pick analysis of e...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 10:30:02

The 2019 NFL draft resumes Friday for Rounds 2 and 3, and USA TODAY Sports is providing analysis for every team and pick.         

Damien Harris drafted #87 overall by New England

Posted On: 2019-04-27 09:30:02

The powerful and elusive runner has plenty of upside. With a third round selection, #87 overall, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have selected Alabama RB Damien Harris. Measurables: 5’10”, 216 lb. Speed/Strength: 4.57, 16 Ho...

Athens City Schools re-enrollment deadline is May...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 09:30:02

ATHENS, Ala. — The current school year is near to coming to an end, but some Tennessee Valley school systems are already making sure everything is in check for the next school year. Athens City Schools want to remind parents/guardians and students th...

Huntsville city leaders agree to design plan for J...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 09:30:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The city’s largest park is about to get even bigger. City leaders want to rebuild the playground and build a space to bike and skate. On a sunny afternoon, Kids Space playground in Huntsville sees plenty of foot traffic. “They went...

One person dead in two-vehicle crash involving mot...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 09:30:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities confirm one person died in a crash involving a motorcycle on Meridian Street near Chase Road, just north of JF Drake State University. At this time, we do not have any information on the identity of the person who was k...

Huntsville police to expand crime prevention camer...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 09:30:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In 2018, the Huntsville Police Department put up cameras throughout northern Huntsville to try to stop crime. But Captain Jeffery Rice says those cameras weren’t working as well as they could have. That’s why they’re putting new on...

The 1990s At Talladega Superspeedway: The Name ‘Da...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 08:30:03

Dale Earnhardt Sr. collected three victories in the spring event at Talladega Superspeedway (all during the 1990s) and 10 overall, becoming the all-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner at the 2.66-mile track.

Mad dash for cash after $30,000 falls off man&...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 08:30:02

Police are asking anyone who grabbed cash to return it.         

Alabama Football 2019 NFL Draft Profile: Irv Smith...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 07:30:02

The Vikes take the former Tide tight end in the second round. With the 50th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft , the Minnesota Vikings select Irv Smith Jr. Measurables: 6’2”, 242 Speed/Strength: 4.63, 19 Hops (vert/broad): 32.5”, 110” Mobility (3-co...

Speaker Mac McCutcheon says lottery will be a ‘pri...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 07:30:02

The Alabama Senate narrowly approved a lottery bill Thursday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says the House is ready. “It will be a priority in the House for sure,” said McCutcheon, R-Monrovia. “Thi...

‘An absolute horrific sound’: Neighbor says she re...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 07:30:02

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Janelle Butler moved into her home on Dole Avenue in fall 2017 — and will never forget the first time she met 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund, who lived across the street. “They came over trick-or-treating,” Butler said. “He was dr...

Baron Critical Weather Institute announces high-de...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 07:30:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Baron Critical Weather Institute announced its first initiative on Friday. They plan to implement a high-density, real-time, weather sensory network. This means to have sensors every ten square miles, giving information every t...

Murder trial in Morgan County faces complications

Posted On: 2019-04-27 07:30:02

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The confession of a former Decatur Police officer that he stole evidence in an unrelated case could create enormous difficulties for the prosecution in an upcoming capital murder trial. Jonathan Lowery is a former crime scene te...

Baseball playoffs: Handley at Trinity

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Baseball playoffs: Handley at Trinity         

Lee High senior becomes speech and debate state ch...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Senior Asiah Thompson won the state championship for dramatic interpretation and Coach Delano Muhammad was named Coach of the Year.         

Irv Smith Jr.: 3 things to know about the Minnesot...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Here are three things to know about 2019 NFL Draft prospect, Alabama linebacker Irv Smith Jr.         

Irv Smith Jr.: A look at the Minnesota Vikings 201...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Here is a look at 2019 NFL Draft prospect, former Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr.         

Profiles and projections for Auburn football&a...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Multiple former Tigers could hear their names called during Rounds 2-3 on Friday and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.         

2019 AHSAA second-round baseball playoff scoreboar...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

Each best-of-3 series, unless noted, begins with a doubleheader Friday and ends, if necessary, with a single game Saturday.         

TE Irv Smith Jr. follows father's footste...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

By being drafted Friday, Smith Jr. follows his father, Irv Smith Sr., and uncle Ed "EZ" Smith into the NFL fraternity after both played professionally in the mid-to-late 1990s.         

NFL draft 2019 tracker: LIVE pick-by-pick analysis...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 06:30:06

The 2019 NFL draft resumes Friday for Rounds 2 and 3, and USA TODAY Sports is providing analysis for every team and pick.         

Calhoun nursing senior donates kidney to teenage g...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 05:30:03

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A local college student is graduating in May but won’t be celebrating in the typical way, she will be in surgery, donating an organ! “They called me and said you are Deanna’s donor,” said Jenna Mize, “and we will do surgery June 20...

Tennessee movie theater changed ‘Hellboy’ to ‘Heck...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 05:30:03

(CNN) — A Tennessee movie theater attracted viral attention after it changed “Hellboy” to “Heckboy” on its sign because it’s across the street from an elementary school. The owner of The Roxy 8 Movie Theater in Dickson told CNN affiliate WZTV that sh...

Lawrence County residents celebrate 3M drinking wa...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 05:30:03

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Things were different in Lawrence County on Friday. After years of uncertainty and agony, residents were jubilant after learning 3M settled with the West Morgan East Lawrence water authority in a drinking water contamination l...

Talladega Superspeedway’s New Oversized Tunnel Ope...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:06

For the first time in the history of the Talladega Superspeedway, drivers and fans can now enter and leave the infield at any time they choose — even during a race.

DAY 2: Alabama Football 2019 NFL Draft Open Thread...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:02

More Crimson Tide players will be waiting to hear their names called. I’d say Day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft went pretty well for the Crimson Tide. Three former Alabama players were selected in the first round: DL Quinnen Williams - Round 1, pick #3...

Kids II recalls rocking sleepers after major Fishe...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:01

Just weeks after Fisher-Price issued a major recall for its Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, Kids II followed suit, recalling a similar product for the same safety concerns. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, all models of Kids II Rocking...

Recycling capabilities in Florence increase thanks...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:01

FLORENCE, Ala. – Changes are taking place in Lauderdale County. Services to keep materials out of the landfills and put them back on the market are advancing with technology. The mound is ever-growing. The entire pile at the Florence Recycling Center...

Boy thrown off balcony at Mall of America is ‘aler...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:01

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The 5-year-old who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota earlier this month is ‘alert and conscious,’ his family said. “All praise, glory and honor to Jesus! He saved our son’s life and is heali...

Iowa first responders couldn’t track man because o...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 04:30:01

BOONE, Iowa – A Boone County man called 911 for a medical emergency Wednesday.  First responders took three hours to arrive because they couldn’t find him. The 78-year-old caller was unable to confirm his address and dispatch couldn’t track the call...

Birmingham Restaurants Team Up With AIDS Alabama T...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:04

More than 30 restaurants will be participating in the Dining Out for Life in Birmingham April 25.

State proclamation honors teen-run That's...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:02

That's My Dog Jr. changes menu and hours after customer suggestions         

With new grant, UA team mapping wastewater woes in...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:02

Myriad causes — impermeable soils, high rates of poverty, scattered and isolated homes — contribute to Alabama's sewage treatment issues.         

Abandoned Governor's House Hotel burned i...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:02

Firefighters have responded to the abandoned hotel in the past several years to put out flames.         

‘B-M-U-P’ road sign in California draws laughs, ir...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:01

STOCKTON, Calif. – Drivers often see big, stenciled letters painted on the road approaching a speed bump. One such sign along East Ninth Street in Stockton does its job in alerting drivers – but this one was spelled B-M-U-P. “I double checked. I said...

Video alibi prompts prosecutors to drop case again...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 02:30:01

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Prosecutors are dropping their case against a man charged with killing someone at a Huntsville apartment complex. The Madison County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion Friday stating they no longer wished to prosecute De...