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Hail Heading Toward I-22, Sumiton, Warrior

The severe thunderstorm over the Walker/Jefferson County border has hail possibly to 1 inch. It could cause minor damage to vehicles. Heavy rain and 60 mph wind gusts will accompany the storm. There is frequent cloud to ground lightning,. The storm will move toward Sumiton and if it holds together,...
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Walker County man charged with 19 counts of child porn possession

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man after conducting a search of a residence in the Argo community for child pornography. According to WCSO, a search warrant was executed on Thursday at the residence of Danny Wayne Thompson, 50. After the search, Thompson was taken into custody. Thompson […]
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High gas prices pummeling school district’s budgets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Could the record highs at the pump begin to affect your children’s education? Some school district’s gas costs have nearly doubled over the last year. The school leaders I spoke with stress this is having a huge impact on their districts. Walker County Superintendent...
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Teachers vital to keep summer learning programs thriving

Summer learning starts in less than two weeks for area school districts. The number of teachers available to teach determines how many students can enroll. This year Jefferson County schools have around 1500 students enrolled. That's slightly lower than last year due to teachers not being available during the summer.
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Grant going toward Walker County waterline repair

The state of Alabama is helping a Walker County company fix a water line that services more than 300 homes. The $273,000 Community Development Block Grant, awarded to the Copeland Ferry Pumpkin Center Water Authority, will be used to fix a leaking pipeline beneath the Mulberry Fork River that was damaged by a lightning strike during a storm on April 18.
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Central Alabama firefighter accused of starting fire

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A captain at a volunteer fire department in Walker County is accused of starting a fire that his department was later called to put out. Rodney Olin Morgan, 47, is charged with willful setting fire to brush in connection to a fire that took place March 11 on River Road in Quinton. According to the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, Morgan is a Captain with the Yerkwood Volunteer Fire Department and responded to the fire as a member of the department. The fire marshal said investigators linked Morgan with starting the fire.
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