BIBB COUNTY -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office
confirms 16-year-old Kaylan Falls has been found safe and returned to her
The teen's family reported her
missing Saturday morning. According to her mother, the family ate dinner
around 7 p.m. Friday then watched a movie. At some point during the night, her
mother heard a vehicle in the area, but it wasn't until early Saturday morning
she discovered the backdoor unlocked and saw that her daughter was not in her
room. ...Read more
Increase will be about $7 per month for average household, company says
Usage rates for Alabama Power residential customers will increase 4.93 percent beginning January 1.
The average household hike will be about $6.78 per month, according to the company. The typical household uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each month.
Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said the retail price will still be close to 10 percent below the national average. ...Read more
MONTGOMERY- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $25,000 grant that will help Alabama's rural water systems find and repair costly water leaks.
The Alabama Rural Water Association will use the funding to continue its program to help water systems find leaks in underground water lines. ARWA is located in Montgomery and serves 3.7 million people statewide. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama says it's reviewing the use of a popular song at athletic events after students turned it into an obscene chant during the Auburn game. Athletics director Bill Battle issued a statement Wednesday saying school officials will discuss whether to continue playing "Dixieland Delight." The song was first released by the band Alabama more than 30 years ago, and the university often plays it over the public address system at football games. Fans sing along and students add chants. Some of the words are usually vulgar. ...Read more
Students, athletes and
alumni protest, but UAB’s football program is still on the chopping block.
By WVUA Staff
A group of students, alumni and athletes marched to the administration building at UAB Monday to
protest cutting the school’s football program, but according to AL.com, UAB president Ray Watts may announce publicly today that he is ending the football program.
The group chanted for hours, demanding to hear from UAB president Ray Watts. Watts did not make an
appearance before the protests ended. ...Read more
By WVUA Staff
In Greene County, a popular Bessemer dentist and his passenger lost their lives in an ATV accident near Boligee.
Sources tell WVUA 73-year-old Fred Douglas Smith of Bessemer was riding his ATV with one other person on Highway 20 near Boligee when they were struck by an SUV.
Both smith and his passenger, 60-year-old Judith Pascoe Smith, were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. ...Read more
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through his open window moments before he was fatally shot on Aug. ...Read more
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