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Riverkeeper Demands More Fines Be Imposed on Alabama Power for Fish Kill

In a fish kill that was caused by a chemical spill from an Alabama Power facility, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper has demanded that heavier fines...

Suspect Charged With Murder, Other Crimes Arrested

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended a young man charged with murder. Cordlin Garrett, 26, is suspected in the shooting and death...

Construction Collapse Leaves 5 Workers Injured

In a construction accident last Thursday, 5 workers fell 20 to 25 feet and sustained non-serious injuries. The accident took place at 12th Street in...

Man Injured in Shooting at Motorcycle Club

A man was injured in a shooting incident at a motorcycle club this Sunday morning. The incident took place at the Hell Lovers motorcycle club...

Woman Dies in Fatal Crash on Highway 169

A woman from Opelika, Angela Barreto, died in a car crash on Highway 169 this Friday, Nov 15, 2019. The accident took place when the...

Seven-Vehicle Crash Leaves Three Critically Injured

A multi-vehicle crash over the weekend past resulted in critical injuries to three. The crash took place last Saturday, November 9th, at about 10 a.m....

Homebuilder Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison For $1.3M Embezzlement

A homebuilder in Mountain Brook, Alabama has been found guilty sentenced to 41 months in prison for embezzlement of more than $1 million from the...

Alabama Power Pays $222,000 in Damages over a Chemical Spill

Alabama Power Company has agreed to pay $222000 in damages over a chemical spill that killed hundreds of fishes in the Black Warrior River. The...