North Alabama

Worker at North Alabama Business Killed in Forklift Accident

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A worker at a north Alabama business died after being run over by a forklift. Limestone Coroner Mike West tells news outlets the accident happened Monday morning at Sunbelt Forest Products Corp. in Athens. The company produces pressure-treated lumber, and West says the accident is under investigation. Details including the name of the victim haven’t been…

3M, Alabama Communities Reach $98M Pollution Settlement

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M will pay $98.4 million to settle lawsuits over contamination from its chemical plant along the Tennessee River in north Alabama under a new settlement. The agreement announced Tuesday was reached through court-ordered mediation with local government agencies, 3M and other companies. It would fund both past and future cleanup work and pay for efforts to…

Slain Officer Honored with Procession through North Alabama

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer who was shot to death during a chase that left another officer wounded last week is being honored with a procession across north Alabama. Hundreds of people stood along roadsides Monday as the body of Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner was returned to the city by a motorcade that included dozens of emergency…

State of Emergency Posted for North Alabama Counties

Montgomery under a Flood Warning, lowland flooding possible near Alabama River.

Statement issued by Governor’s office:   MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, for several Alabama counties due to flooding caused by heavy rains over the past several days and ongoing severe weather today. The counties included are as follows: Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Fayette,…

Alabama Earthquake

The ground in North Alabama shook early this morning

AP-AL–Alabama Earthquake Small earthquake shakes north Alabama MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) – No damage is being reported after a minor earthquake rattled northwest Alabama. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.8 earthquake happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday about a half-mile southwest of Muscle Shoals. Police aren’t reporting any damage, the Colbert County Emergency Management Agency says no one has…

Jacksonville St. beats Div. II North Alabama 31-12

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Roc Thomas ran for three touchdowns and Eli Jenkins ran for another as Jacksonville State beat Division II North Alabama 31-12 in a season opener Thursday night. Jenkins completed 20 of 34 passes for 230 yards and also led the Gamecocks on the ground with 101 yards on 13 carries. Thomas ran for 71 yards on…

North Alabama Teen Dies After Falling While Trying to Hang Tree Swing

Authorities say an Alabama girl died a day after she fell while trying to hang a swing in a tree. Blount County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander Tim Kent told local news media 13-year-old Alexsis Payne fell Friday evening. Kent says when she fell, the swing rope was looped around her and tightened around her abdomen, injuring her. Kent says Payne’s…

North Alabama Pedestrian Hit by Patrol Car.

Police officer reported hitting victim.

MADISON, Ala. (AP) – State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating a wreck involving a Madison police officer and a pedestrian. The wreck occurred early Wednesday at an intersection in north Madison. The Madison officer was traveling on Wall Triana Highway when he reported hitting a pedestrian in the road. The female patient was taken to Huntsville…