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Jury finds man guilty of sex crimes against 4-year-old
Prosecutors say Raleigh Steven Rowan, 29, kidnapped the victim from her home, raped and sexually abused her for two h...
05:42 PM, Thursday, March 20
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Anniston police investigate robbery
Anniston police Thursday were investigating a robbery in which two men had items taken from them at gunpoint while vi...
03:34 PM, Thursday, March 20
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Residents questioning the county’s Animal Control contract
Some residents say it's the county's responsibility to round up all the strays, but Tim Hodges, chairman of the Count...
03:03 PM, Thursday, March 20
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No bond for man accused of killing 8-month-old daughter
A Talladega man is being held without bond after being charged with capital murder in the death of his 8-month-old-da...
08:49 AM, Thursday, March 20
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Lawmaker: Make death drugs secret or bring back electric c...
Alabama will have to go back to use of the electric chair if lawmakers don't pass a bill that makes lethal injection ...
06:26 AM, Thursday, March 20
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Anniston civil service bill passes Legislature
Anniston City Manager Brian Johnson has previously explained that the purpose of taking some employees out of the civ...
08:59 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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JSU evicting bats from music building
University officials hope to get rid of 50 to 100 bats that have infested the university’s music building. The winged...
05:30 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Two companies eyeing warehouses in Piedmont
Two companies that already have facilities in Calhoun County may soon move some business to Piedmont.
05:02 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Wet weather still delaying parkway construction
Rainy and cold weather have delayed construction of Veterans Memorial Parkway for nearly three months, but with tempe...
04:04 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Oxford greets Aldi, awaits more grand openings
Troy Marshall, vice president for the Aldi division which includes Alabama, said the company plans to open another 10...
03:31 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Anniston police train for the worst at CDP
Since Monday, 47 public safety workers from around the country have learned in a five-day training course to prepare ...
02:52 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Small increase for Alabama prisons in Senate budget propos...
Alabama's ailing prison system would get a small increase in funding — and the governor’s office would get money to e...
02:12 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Mata's Greek Pizza expanding
Rick Burke, owner of Mata's, said he plans to expand and open a second pizza restaurant next door to his current busi...
01:12 PM, Wednesday, March 19
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Some officials hope to extend RMC contract with jail
The contract with RMC, approved by the Calhoun County Commission last week, will run through April and cost the count...
11:45 AM, Wednesday, March 19
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Piedmont council spends money to save money: Water-monitor...
The report is an estimate, based on how much money the city would lose if the water is overflowing three times a week...
01:34 AM, Wednesday, March 19
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