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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...
DECATUR, AL
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Sylacauga man dies after motorcycle hits deer in early morning crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said one person died in a crash involving a deer early Wednesday morning in Dekalb County. Joey S. Wooten, 51, of Sylacauga, was seriously injured when the 1995 Suzuki Savage motorcycle he was driving struck a deer, according to ALEA. The accident happened at approximately 5:40 a.m. Wednesday on Dekalb County Road 81, about three miles south of Fort Payne.
SYLACAUGA, AL
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Sylacauga man dies in single-vehicle crash

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WAFF) - A single-vehicle crash that happened on Wednesday morning has claimed the life of a Sylacauga man. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Joey S. Wooten, 51, was injured when the motorcycle he was driving hit a deer. Wooten was taken to DeKalb Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.
SYLACAUGA, AL
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1 dead after DeKalb County wreck involving motorcycle, deer

A Sylacauga man has been identified as the lone fatality in a Wednesday morning wreck in DeKalb County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said 51-year-old Joey S. Wooten was driving a motorcycle on DeKalb County Road 81, about 3 miles south of Fort Payne, when he struck a deer. He...
DEKALB COUNTY, AL

Sylacauga man dies as a result of motorcycle-deer collision in DeKalb County

A Sylacauga man died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning after his motorcycle struck a deer, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers. Joey S. Wooten, 51, was seriously injured when the 1995 Suzuki Savage motorcycle he was driving hit a deer on DeKalb County Road 81, about 3 miles south of Fort Payne. He was taken to DeKalb Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.
SYLACAUGA, AL
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Meet The Hoover Teen Accepted to More Than 15 Schools with $2M in Scholarships

Hoover High School’s Rotimi Kukoyi, who was accepted to more than 15 universities and received $2 million in scholarship offers, has decided to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a career in public health. He was awarded UNC’s prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the oldest merit scholarship program in the country.
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Alabaster approves one-time lump sum payment for retirees

ALABASTER – A lump-sum payment for city retirees was approved at a recent Alabaster City Council meeting. Any active retiree who retired prior to March 1 will be entitled to receive monthly retirement benefits, said the city’s Human Resource Director Tracy Worley. “We have been blessed with committed...
ALABASTER, AL

Alabama officers who died in line of duty in 2021 honored in End of Watch Ride to Remember

Four Alabama law enforcement officers are being remembered as part of a countrywide tour to remember officers who died in the line of duty in 2021. The End of Watch Ride to Remember stopped first in north Alabama Tuesday to honor Sheffield police Sgt. Nick Risner, who died Oct. 2, 2021, following a shootout in Muscle Shoals. On Wednesday, the tour stopped first in Birmingham to honor Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Willie Hall, who died Sept. 14, 2021, of COVID-19.
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Freddy’s in Helena announces July opening date

HELENA – The Helena location of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers has announced its official opening date. The restaurant, which will be located near the intersection of Alabama 261 and Shelby County 52, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, July 12. The popular restaurant chain...
HELENA, AL

Vestavia Hills shooting rekindles church security concerns

The recent shooting at a Vestavia Hills church has reinforced security concerns for houses of worship pondering the challenge of keeping their doors open to those hurting and in need of ministry, while keeping their sanctuaries safe for all.   On June 16, a man described as an occasional attendee at services opened fire during a potluck dinner at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, killing three people. Another person in attendance subdued him until police arrived.   ...
VESTAVIA HILLS, AL
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T.J. Green hosting annual youth football camp on July 9

ALPINE, Ala. – Next Saturday, July 9, former Sylacauga Aggie star and NFL starter T.J. Green will hold his yearly youth football camp at Winterboro High School in Alpine. The youth camp is free of charge and open to kids aged 6 through 18. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m....
ALPINE, AL
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BIRMINGHAM, AL
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Alabaster woman convicted, sentenced for theft from two nursing homes

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction and sentencing of Paige Taylor Smith for theft from residents of a Shelby County and a Montgomery County nursing home while she was employed as business office manager at the facilities. Smith, 58, a resident of Alabaster, pleaded guilty to two counts of...
ALABASTER, AL
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