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State of Alabama asks for federal aid after massive flooding
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:41:55 -0700

If you're recovering from the flooding earlier this month and struggling financially, help could be on the way. The state of Alabama is asking for federal aid from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If approved, residents and business owners would be eligible for low-interest disaster loans in seven counties around Birmingham. Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and ...

VIDEO: Fox Valley Farms Road in Alabaster impassable because of heavy flooding
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:26:45 -0700

Central Alabama is getting hit with lots of heavy rainfall this morning. The rain is causing major flooding in several areas including Shelby County. As of 4:00 a.m., Fox Valley Farms Road at Highway 17 in Alabaster is impassable because of flooding. We’re told there are about 30 families who live on the road.

Weather cancellation leads to generous gift for Birmingham children Monday
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:11:53 -0700

A weather-cancellation turned into a generous gift for some youngsters and their families. Camp Fire Alabama had planned the 3rd annual Kathleen P. Bruhn Leadership Open golf tournament Monday, but it was rained out for the second consecutive Monday. Camp Fire had ordered 100 lunches for that event, but didn’t want the food go to waste. So, they contacted Urban Ministries, and they agreed to ...

Ala seeks federal aid after flooding
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:52:47 -0700

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is seeking federal aid following last week's flooding across central Alabama. The state said Thursday it is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide assistance in a seven-county region around Birmingham.

Update: Governor Bentley’s Cullman County visit canceled Monday
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:56:53 -0700

Governor Robert Bentley is continuing his “Road to Economic Recovery Tour” today with several stops in Cullman County.

Scottsboro cafeteria worker accused of selling drugs at school
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:56:47 -0700

A North Alabama school cafeteria worker has been chargedafter allegedly trying to sell drugs out of the back door of a junior high school cafeteria. Michelle Allen, 54, worked at Scottsboro Junior High School when police received a tip about a drug sale. An undercover officer setup a meetingwith Allen, where she tried to sell Adderall to the officer. Allen was charged withattempt to distribute a ...

Flooding in Pelham mobile home community
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:57:00 -0700

One of the hardest hit areas was in Shelby County. There was flooding at a mobile home park in Pelham. Some families in that area had to be rescued from their homes. Many tried to salvage what they could from their homes.

Two arrested in Vestavia Hills for trafficking cocaine
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:57:10 -0700

The suspects have been placed in the Jefferson County Jail on a $1 million bond.

2 people killed in Monday evening highway crash near Steele
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:11:45 -0700

Alabama State Troopers are looking into what caused a fatal wreck Monday evening in Saint Clair County. An Alabama State Troopers spokesman confirmed that around 8:26 p.m. two people died in a 2 car wreck near mile marker 169 on I-59 south near Steele. Traffic was backed-up and the road remained blocked for more than hour while crews removed the cars and investigated the crash. Officials have ...

Attalla man charged with stealing pickup truck
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:27:35 -0700

An Attalla man was arrested yesterday for stealing a truck Sunday morning. According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Clifton Lakeith Gross, 34, was arrested in connection with the theft of a 1983 Datsun pickup from a home on Copeland Gap Church Road in the early morning hours. While the deputy was at the residence taking a report on the stolen vehicle, Gross drove the truck past the ...