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Suspect captured in shooting of two Bibb County sheriff's deputies

A massive law enforcement manhunt ended Thursday with a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Bibb County. District Attorney Michael Jackson said authorities have 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall in  custody after the manhunt, which began after the Wednesday afternoon shooting. One of the deputies was critically wounded. ...
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Paul Finebaum shares who he thinks could replace Nick Saban at Alabama

The question of who will be the one to replace Nick Saban at Alabama is one that bounces around every offseason and this summer was no different. Although the belief is that Saban will remain with the Crimson Tide for the foreseeable future, especially since his current contract runs through the 2028 season, the speculation alone is often too good to pass up. That was the case during an interview between ESPN’s Paul Finebaum and Awful Announcing on Wednesday.
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Manhunt underway after 2 deputies are shot and wounded in Alabama

Officials reported that two deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said that the deputies were chasing the driver of a stolen car after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Brierfield community when the suspect opened fire, shooting both deputies.

American held by Russians tells mom captors ‘anxious’ to negotiate release

The mother of a US military veteran who went missing while fighting Russian forces in Ukraine has spoken with her son by phone and was told that his captors were “anxious” to begin negotiating his release, the family revealed. Lois “Bunny” Drueke, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, answered a call from what appeared to be a Russian exchange and talked to her son Alex Tuesday for nearly 10 minutes in their first conversation since he and another US veteran were captured after a battle near Kharkiv earlier this month. Apparently at the prompting of his captors, Drueke, 39, said the people holding him...

1 person dead in Birmingham car fire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire and Rescue is at the scene of a overturned vehicle that resulted in the death one person Thursday morning. It happened in the 2000 block of Jefferson Ave SW. According to officials on the scene a van went off the road, flipped and crashed...

Search underway for missing Cullman woman

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — The Cullman Police Department needs the public’s help to find a missing woman. Janet Roberson was last seen around St. Joseph in northwest Cullman in the early afternoon Wednesday. Roberson was last seen wearing black shorts and a pink floral top. If you have any information, contact CPD at 256-734-1434.

Alabama Football Adds Big Commitment To Its 2023 Class

Alabama scored another 2023 recruit Wednesday in Cole Adams. The four-star wide receiver announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide. He posted a statement on Twitter thanking his friends, family, coaches, and teammates before referencing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s "Sweet Home Alabama." The Owasso, Oklahoma, native chose Alabama over Oklahoma and...

15-year-old in life threatening condition following Birmingham shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A shooting involving a juvenile is under investigation by the Birmingham Police Department. Multiple shots were fired in the 4500 block of 8th Terrace North in the Kingston neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. BPD public information officer Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said a 15-year-old was shot in the upper extremities and is in […]

New information surfaces on suspended Decatur doctor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - New information has surfaced surrounding the investigation of a Decatur doctor. Sammy Becdach’s license to practice medicine was suspended by the state board of medical examiners. This is after the death of a Pelham woman who apparently was not an oncology patient. Becdach previously worked...

Tuscaloosa motel loses business license over crime, public health concerns

A unanimous Tuscaloosa City Council has revoked the business license of a McFarland Boulevard motel over crime and safety concerns. City leaders chose to close the hotel that once operated as Motel 6 – the right to use the franchise name was revoked in November – over the pleas of Tuscaloosa attorney Cam Parsons, who asked the council for patience and understanding.

Murder suspect and driver charged in I-59 chase, crash that critically injured Homewood police officer

Formal charges have been filed against the man and woman who led a Homewood police officer on a chase that ended with the officer being seriously injured. Tryriq McCall, 20, who was wanted on a failure to appear warrant on a murder charge, is now charged with second-degree stolen property ant attempting to elude. He will be held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail.