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Selma’s new police chief officially takes reign of the department

Friday was the first full day on the job for Selma’s new police chief, Kenta Fulford. He officially took the reigns of the police department after a swearing in ceremony Thursday: “Just excited and ready to go to work.” Fulford said. The new top cop was appointed police chief by the Selma City Council last month. Retired Selma Police Lt….

Body found in Hueytown shallow grave identified as Paighton Houston

Birmingham media outlets report the body found in a shallow grave has been identified as missing Trussville woman, Paighton Houston. Jefferson County District Attorney Lynneice Washington told news outlets that a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave behind a residence on Chapel Drive in Hueytown.  There had been a heavy police presence at the home for two days…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

ALEA Releases Data for 2019 Holiday Travel Period

  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period. ALEA says among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others killed included 10 drivers, nine passengers and one pedestrian. One motorcyclist, who was using a helmet, also was killed. Of the 20…

Father and Son Jump an Elmore County Bridge Trying to Evade Law Enforcement

A father and son in Elmore County are in trouble after authorities said they jumped off of a bridge while running from officers. We’re told it happened early Sunday morning in front of the Russel Plant on Highway 14. Sheriff Bill Franklin said the two men took off following a traffic stop… then jumped off Callow Creek Bridge. The father…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Exercise may decrease cancer odds + Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Research tracking hundreds of thousands of adults suggests those who get two and a half to five hours of moderate intensity exercise a week are less likely to develop seven kinds of cancer. The physical activity was linked to a lower risk of colon cancer in men and a lower risk of breast, endometrial, kidney and other cancers in women….

The Big Ride for EB: Father Raising Awareness for Rare Disorder in Memory of His Son

on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. | H-W Photo/Katelyn Metzger Robb Freed: A father on a mission. Freed, who resides in Upstate New York,  has been through the Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, across the Gulf of Mexico… through the plains of Kansas, from sea to sea and now, Montgomery, Alabama… all to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa. This is his second…

Toys From Our Magical Christmas Toy Vault Now Have Homes Under Christmas Trees for Hundreds of Families

For six years now, we’ve partnered with the Salvation Army to collect toys for families in need through our Magical Christmas Toy Drive. Last week, we packed up all of the toys from our toy vault, and sent them over to Salvation Army’s headquarters. Wednesday, those toys now got a new home.. under the Christmas trees of hundreds of families…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Cold & Flu benefits + Chili peppers benefits

New research found catching a cold lowers the odds of getting the flu at the same time. The reverse also seemed to be true. Researchers in Scotland found those who have the flu are 70% less likely to also become infected with the rhinovirus, which is a type of virus that can cause the common cold. researchers in Italy find…