The Latest: Possible tornado damage reported in Alabama
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):
Severe weather moving through Alabama caused heavy damage in parts of Cullman and Lawrence...
Former Alabama legislative leader arrested
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama Senate leader accused of taking more than $25,000 from client's trust funds while working as a lawyer has been charged with felony theft, authorities said...
Alabama country music festival moving to another spot
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Rock the South is moving this year, but fans of the country music festival in Cullman needn't worry.
Al.com reports the festival is leaving its usual home in Heritage Park for a larger location about two miles (3.21 kilometers) away.
Alabama priest who sledgehammered abortion clinic dies at 79
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A Catholic priest who served prison time for vandalizing abortion clinics in Alabama has died at 79.
AL.com reports that Rev. Edward Markley died Monday morning at St. Bernard Abbey, where he was a Benedictine monk.
Heavy rains causing flooding problems in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Heavy rains are causing flooding problems in parts of Alabama.
Forecasters have issued flood watches and warnings for western and northern Alabama, and the National Weather Service says an additional 2 inches of rain could fall in spots by Friday morning.
A food pantry in Cullman had to shut down after water seeped into the building. A road collapsed in Hale County after being undercut by floodwaters, forcing the evacuation of about 20 people.
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Central Coosa 74, Thorsby 40
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Alabama county still paying for spring hail storm
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama county is still paying bills from a hail storm that caused extensive damage earlier this year.
Cullman County commissioners approved a nearly $1.8 million bid to replace the damaged heating and air-conditioning system at the county jail. They also approved a bid of more than $120,000 to replace the damaged roof at a court office building.
Man dies in crash, charged in other that killed rep’s child
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a man who was charged in a crash that killed the daughter of a state representative and police official has died in another wreck.
State Law Enforcement Agency Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel tells news outlets 33-year-old Brandon Adam Hamm died Monday morning at a Huntsville hospital from injuries he suffered during the single-vehicle crash. Troopers say his vehicle hit a tree Sunday morning.
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Abbeville Christian Academy 34, Sparta Academy 12
Alexandria 33, Sardis 15
Aliceville 22, Winston County 8
American Christian Academy 53, Sumter Central High School 12
FDA: 38 sick from tainted eggs from Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government says 38 people in seven states have gotten sick from eggs produced by an Alabama poultry farm.
The Food and Drug Administration says the illnesses are linked to salmonella-tainted eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, which is north of Birmingham in Cullman.
The agency issued a recall notice last month, and it provided an update Tuesday.
Cullman County to put ‘In God We Trust’ on schools
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — The Cullman County school system voted Thursday to put "In God We Trust" on school buildings.
The Cullman Times reports that the Cullman County School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution to display the motto at all county schools.
Judge says Cullman bail system unconstitutional
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered an Alabama county to change bail procedures after issuing a preliminary finding that the county is unconstitutionally detaining people after arrest because they can't afford to pay.
2 inmates who escaped from Alabama jail caught in Illinois
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail have been captured in Illinois.
The Cullman County sheriff's office told news outlets that Justin Eugene Curington and John Patrick Parsons escaped Wednesday while assigned to pick up trash in Cullman.
Details on where they were caught in Illinois were not immediately available.
Man of steel: Zac Smith is looking to the future
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Living and working in Cullman was always in the cards for Zac Smith, even if he had to start his own business to do so.
Smith, the CEO of AGCOR Steel, grew up in the Welti area, and attended Cullman City Schools before going on to play football for the University of North Alabama for three years. He then spent a semester at Wallace State Community College before attending the University of Alabama for a degree in corporate finance.
Couple arrested in Florida in Alabama double slaying
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in south Florida have arrested two people charged with capital murder in the slayings of a couple found dead in their home in Birmingham.
Police say 23-year-old Zachary Taylor Phillips of Arab (AY-rab) and 30-year-old Kristen Leigh Gullion of Cullman are accused in the killings of 68-year-old Joe Holt and 67-year-old Mary Holt.
The grandparents were found dead in the home Aug. 2 after police were called about a child wandering in the street.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado tore through a northern Alabama county, uprooting and destroying a mobile home and leaving two adults and two children with minor injuries.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local):
In the race for one spot on the five-member Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Tax Court Judge Christy Edwards of Montgomery and Baldwin County Circuit Judge Michelle Manley Thomason are headed for a runoff for the Republican nomination.
The two are vying for a seat now held by Civil Appeals Judge Craig Pittman, who is retiring.
PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — Sue Bell Cobb was just 25 when she put on a judge's robe for the first time, beginning a 30-year judicial career that culminated with being elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2006.
After decades on the bench __ and seven years out of public office__ Cobb, who was one of the last Democrats elected to statewide office in Alabama, is stepping back into the political arena, this time running for governor.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state says workers left jobless because of severe weather in three north Alabama counties may qualify for unemployment benefits.
The Department of Labor says people could receive the assistance if they're without work because of the storms that hit Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties on March 19 and 20.
Tornadoes and strong winds pummeled cities including Jacksonville, affecting homes, businesses and Jacksonville State University.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old child has died after a fire in a camping trailer in northern Alabama.
The Cullman Times reports that the fire happened Sunday morning in the Simcoe community in Cullman County.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt says President Donald Trump has declared Alabama a major disaster area after storms tore through the state last month.
AL.com reports that the National Weather Service confirmed that 15 tornados touched down in Alabama on March 19. The declaration triggers the release of federal funds to help repair and rebuild affected areas.
4 arrested on drug trafficking charges in Cullman County
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Four men accused of trafficking meth in Cullman County, Alabama, have been arrested in a raid.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — When Wallace State Community College student Maci Key graduated Hayden High School, she says she didn't even know how to believe in herself.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — All hail the newest entry in Alabama weather record books.
2 friends of missing Alabama man accused in his death
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two friends of a man who was reported missing have been charged with murder after his body was found buried in the yard of an Alabama home.
Alabama attorney charged with human trafficking - again
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama attorney faces additional charges of human trafficking just weeks after being arrested on similar charges.
Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry says Randy Allan Hames faces new charges of first- and second-degree human trafficking. The 75-year-old Hames was arrested Saturday and released on bail.
Father indicted in fatal shooting of son in north Alabama
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of fatally shooting his son on Christmas Eve has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.
News outlets report that documents from the Cullman County Sheriff's Office show 42-year-old Donald Trammell was indicted Feb. 15 in the shooting of his 22-year-old son, Logan Trammel.
Cullman, Ala., formerly of South Dakota
Glenn Edward Beck, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at a hospital in Cullman.
Brothers ride tech, business savvy to independent lifestyles
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Mike and Joe Ragsdale are separated by only the familiar highways that connect north Alabama to the Florida Panhandle, but the Cullman-born brothers maintain a lifestyle that reflects the American dream for many people.
Police say Alabama teen killed in accidental shooting
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Police say an Alabama teenager is dead following an accidental shooting.
Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper tells The Cullman Times that 16-year-old Jackson Lambert was found dead at his home Monday night.
Man charged in DUI head-on crash that killed teen in May
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama driver in the DUI head-on crash that killed a teen in May has been indicted.
5 arrested after police seize 16 grams of meth
BREMEN, Ala. (AP) — Five people have been arrested on methamphetamine charges following a raid in Alabama.
News outlets report the Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team and Cullman police officers executed a search warrant on Monday. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry says the raid yielded 16 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia.