Talladega, ALAnniston Star

Food fight leads to arrest at Talladega Taco Bell

The good news is that the Taco Bell in Talladega is probably hiring now. A 21-year-old Taco Bell employee was arrested for obstruction of governmental operations and resisting arrest after his girlfriend, also 21, was fired from the same Taco Bell location Wednesday night. According to detective Jeremy Faulkner, after...
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Lincoln, ALGadsden Times

Lincoln wreck leaves fishing legend, mom, 2 children dead

Last Thursday, it wasn’t just four people who were killed in an automobile accident in Lincoln. It was a mother, her two sons and a fishing legend. Chelsea Ann Turley, 31, was driving with her two sons, Sebastian and Dysin, when her car collided with a vehiclew belonging to Luther Jerome “Jerry” Wallace’s, 81. All four were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
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Childersburg, ALAnniston Star

Sylacauga man arrested for Childersburg shooting incident

A Sylacauga man has been arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling stemming from an incident in Childersburg in April 2020. Deonterrio Donta Robinson, 26, was being held on a $15,000 bond at the Talladega County Metro Jail following his arrest Tuesday. According to Childersburg Police, Robinson is accused of...
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Homewood, ALthehomewoodstar.com

BREAKING: Pink House owners sue Homewood

The owners of the historic Pink House are filing a lawsuit against the city of Homewood. The lawsuit is an appeal to the Jefferson County Circuit Court in response to the June 3 Board of Zoning Adjustments meeting, where owners Clayton and Rachel Mobley were denied their requests for two variances that would help them restore and live on the property.
Talladega County, ALAnniston Star

Eastaboga man found locked inside store after hours fails to avoid arrest for theft after presenting 'handwritten receipt'

An Eastaboga man was arrested on misdemeanor theft charges after finding himself locked inside the Dollar General store on East Street, according to Talladega Police. Terrell Lawler Jr., 29, was found inside the store just after 10 p.m. Monday night, about six hours after being released from the Talladega County Metro Jail on unrelated charges. According to Lt. Jimmy Thompson, he was carrying an apparently stolen duffle bag valued at $18 containing three cans of tuna valued at $3, a sketchbook valued at $2, a 5-pack of Bic lighters valued at $4.95, two bars of Dial soap valued at $1, a Bic pen valued at $2 and two Sprites valued at $1.95.
Shelby County, ALABC 33/40 News

Authorities searching for missing Shelby County teen

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has asked for the public's assistance with locating 13-year-old Brooklyn Grace Allen. The sheriff's office said Allen was first reported missing from the Shelby area on June 10, but was located and returned home. The sheriff's office said she was reported missing again Thursday.
Sylacauga, ALsylacauganews.com

Sylacauga seeing a surge in catalytic converter thefts

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Catalytic Converter theft is on the rise in Sylacauga. SPD is reporting that at least 64 catalytic converts have been stolen in the city since April 1. “Usually you hear about cars being broken into, however this is not that kind of crime,” said SPD Lt. Willis Whatley. “This is a crime of opportunity. This is a very frustrating type of crime because we can’t put these things in the system without a serial number.”
Mountain Brook, ALABC 33/40 News

Person in custody after chase with Mountain Brook police

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (WBMA) — One person is in custody after a foot chase with police in Mountain Brook on Thursday afternoon, according to the Mountain Brook Police Department. Police said officers found a stolen vehicle in the 3100 block of Overton Road and that is when the chase began.
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Friends seek help for Homewood restaurant worker who had twins while battling brain tumor

Friends are rallying around a beloved employee of a popular Homewood restaurant who gave birth to twins three weeks ago and since had to undergo emergency brain surgery. Kylie Angeles is a host, bookkeeper and assistant at Gianmarco’s Italian restaurant on Broadway Street. At the end of 2020, she found out she had a brain tumor, but doctors couldn’t operate because she was pregnant with her twins.
Clanton Advertiser

Clanton natives compete in national pickleball championship

When asked what pickleball is, many people would shrug their shoulders and say they do not know. Yet, pickleball is a rapidly growing sport, especially in Chilton County. Described as a larger version of ping pong played on a court, pickleball is a game that has become quite popular at the YMCA of Chilton County, and two local players, Jeremy Smith and Jason Harley, recently competed in the Indoor Pickleball National Championship in Hoover.
Childersburg, ALsylacauganews.com

Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce to host CoosaFest 481

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – After being postponed in early April, it is almost time for CoosaFest 481. On Friday, July 2 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m the City of Childersburg will be celebrating the 481st anniversary of explorer Hernando DeSoto’s visit to the historic city. The downtown district will be filled...
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Anniston Star

Heavy rain likely on Friday as gulf storm moves north

Northeast Alabama dads may get a deluge for Father’s Day, according to the National Weather Service weekend forecast. Tara Goggins, a meteorologist at the weather service station in Calera, said Thursday that the Anniston area could see as many as 4 inches of rain over the weekend, beginning as early as Friday. Though the rain will be spread out over the weekend, Goggins said, low-lying areas and roads prone to flooding could still present a safety risk.
Ashland, ALABC 33/40 News

Ashland man charged with several counts of child sex abuse

ASHLAND, Ala. (WBMA) — An Ashland man was recently charged with several counts of sexual abuse involving a child. According to a statement from the Clay County sheriff's office, on June 1, 2021 police started an investigation of suspected child abuse that resulted in multiple arrest warrants for Johnny Cooper of Ashland.
Talladega, ALAnniston Star

Father's Day to Talladega nursing home

Michael Scales has been providing special activities, gifts and weekly Bible studies for the residents of Talladega Health Care for years. His mission took on a renewed urgency during the past year, when COVID-19 meant that the nursing home residents could not see their families. Now that COVID restrictions are...
Hoover, ALhooversun.com

Riverchase Galleria, Patton Creek are 'top of mind,' economic developer says

Hoover officials are working hard to make sure “key legacy developments” like the Riverchase Galleria and Patton Creek shopping centers are experiencing the same kind of renewal happening elsewhere in the city, the city’s economic developer told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. “The Galleria, we all know, has...
Chilton County, ALwbrc.com

Chilton County Schools to reopen with on campus instruction

CHILTON Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Chilton County Schools, based on guidance from the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Public Health, released their reopening plan which includes on campus instruction with no online learning option. Virtual school is available for grades 9th-12th and will follow the Chilton...