Alabama News

Second Inmate Killed at Elmore Prison in Alabama

ELMORE, AL (WLTZ) — Another Alabama prison inmate has been killed. It is the second death due to violence within the last week and a half. According to the Department of Corrections. Demarko Quinta Carlisle was stabbed to death during…

Governor Bentley Leads Off National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting, Elected to Lead Delta Regional Authority, Discusses Healthcare Repeal and Replacement with President Trump and Cabinet

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Governor Robert Bentley returned to Alabama Monday after four days of meetings with the nation’s governors that included in depth discussions with President Trump and members of the Trump Administration on state’s roles in the anticipated repeal and replacement…

Strong Storms Possible Late Wednesday

Showers will come to an end overnight with areas of fog developing. Low temps will remain steady or rise through the 50's by daybreak. Expect morning clouds and fog to give way to variable cloudiness with a spotty shower Tuesday.…

Bomb threat called-in to Alabama Jewish Community Center

Birmingham, AL (WBMA-LD) - An Alabama Jewish Community Center had to be evacuated on Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in. It was the third threat made in recent weeks against the Levite Community Center in Birmingham. Children…

Parade crash victim describes accident

Mobile, AL (WKRG) - A woman who was hit in a truck crash at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans is describing the horrific scene. Police say a drunk driver plowed into the crowd Saturday night, leaving 28-people injured.…

Monday Showers, Tracking Severe Weather on Wednesday

Turning mostly cloudy today with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Scattered showers developing later in the day with isolated showers tonight through the morning. Nighttime temperatures in the…

Auburn High School Construction Almost Complete

It's been over fifty years since the current Auburn High School was built, in 1966. Decades of graduating classes and countless events have filled those four walls, but it's time for an upgrade.…

Opelika Citizens Police Academy, Sign Up Now!

The Opelika Police Department is accepting applications for their 8 week citizens police academy. But if you are interested, you need to hurry and apply because the deadline is Friday, February 28…

Auburn Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault & Reckless Endangerment

Auburn police arrested 35-year-old David Brewer II Tuesday charging him with kidnapping and reckless endangerment. This all happened over the weekend when a 27-year-old woman was found unconscious in her car, dehydrated and bruised up. Auburn police are now waiting…

Record High In Jeopardy, Cooler Air To Follow This Weekend

Friday's record high is in jeopardy as temps surge out ahead of our next storm system. The record high for Columbus stands at 81 degrees--set back in 1930. Our forecasted high is 81. A cold front will approach Saturday morning…

Child killed when car crashes into dental office

Midfield, AL (WBMA-LD) - A 6-year old boy was killed Thursday when an SUV crashed into an Alabama dentist office. It happened in Midfield, southwest of Birmingham. Midfield police say six adults who were in the vital smiles lobby were…

On a map, can you find where you live?

Associated Press - In Birmingham, Alabama researchers are looking into how to better warn residents of dangerous storms when many people cannot locate their home on a map. Social scientist April Taylor has surveyed some Alabama residents who could not…

Brian Blackmon talks new job at Auburn, leaving Opelika

Opelika's Brian Blackmon is headed to Auburn University. The long-time Bulldog football coach resigned from his post on Wednesday as football coach and Athletic Director to become an offensive analyst for the Tigers. Coach…

Temps Surge To 80 Friday Before Plummeting This Weekend

After a foggy start Thursday, we'll warm up nicely with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Temps surge to 80 on Friday out ahead of our next cold front. Cooler temps and breezy conditions will arrive behind the front Saturday…

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