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7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Pregnant Southside woman arrested for chemical endangerment of a child

Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced in a news release that Amanda Leigh Johnson, 27, was arrested on charges of chemical endangerment of a child.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Pickup thief nabbed after he drove by scene of theft, authorities say

Etowah County officials arrested an Attalla man Sunday after they say he drove a stolen truck past a deputy while the lawman was taking down a report on the vehicle's theft.

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Related Topix: Attalla, AL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Alabama Live

Attalla man gets 20 years in prison for home invasion robbery

An Attalla man received a 20 year sentence Tuesday in connection with robbery charges stemming from a home invasion last year.

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Related Topix: Attalla, AL

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Alabama Live

Goodyear-Gadsden honoring retirees as part of 85th anniversary celebration

The retiree luncheon will take place April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gadsden's Convention Hall.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WIAT-TV Birmingham

Attorneys ask how Garrard will be executed if convicted of capital murder

Here's the full press conference from Anthony Grant on what he feels his team needs to do in order to get back to the dance.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Alabama Live

Attalla cargiver charged with exploiting elderly person's finances

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said in a news release that Jennifer Nicole Rosson, 38, was arrested on March 25 and has been charged with one count of financial exploitation of a elderly person.

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Related Topix: Attalla, AL

Alabama Live

Investigation into burned body continuing; foul play not suspected

An investigation into the discovery of a man's body found in a burning SUV outside Altoona last week is still ongoing, but investigators do not believe foul play was involved.

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Related Topix: Altoona, AL

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Alabama Live

One man dead in I-59 crash after driving in the wrong lane

A Rainbow City man is dead after authorities say he drove his car north in the southbound lane of Interstate 59 early this morning .

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Related Topix: Rainbow City, AL

The Montgomery Advertiser

Bill may put wind-power projects in state at risk

Last month, a 5-year-old stood in front of a legislative committee and told them a heartwarming story about how she and her late father used to go hiking together on Shinbone Ridge in northeastern Alabama.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Cherokee County, AL, Rainbow City, AL

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Woman charged with manslaughter in Gadsden dragging death

A 28-year-old woman is facing manslaughter and DUI charges after allegedly driving the vehicle that dragged a man across a Gadsden bridge , ultimately killing him.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Thu Mar 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

More than 300 dead chickens dumped on AL road

Officials have buried the carcasses of more than 300 chickens that were illegally dumped on an abandoned Etowah County road.

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Related Topix: Cherokee County, AL

Alabama Live

Former Attalla bank branch manager pleads guilty to bank fraud charge; approved falsified...

Phillip Alan Owen, 36, of Ashland, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud during a hearing late this morning before U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Hopkins.

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Related Topix: Attalla, AL

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Dive expert: Colorado plane recovery presents host of challenges

Hassell heads up the Etowah County Dive Team, a cooperative effort of the Etowah County Sheriff's Office and Gadsden Police, with about 15 divers.

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Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, Gadsden, AL

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Alabama Live

Protesters at Etowah County Jail march for immigration reform, end to detentions

Protesters who staged a demonstration earlier today outside the Etowah County Detention Center say seven of their members were arrested after they blocked the entrance.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rosa, AL, Blount County, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Protestors arrested for chaining themselves to Etowah Co. Detention Center

Sheriff's officials began to arrest some of the protestors who had chained themselves to the front doors around 11:30 a.m. Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC Protestors with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice blocked the entrance to the Etowah County Detention Center on Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL, Immigration Reform, Prison, Russellville, AL

Tue Mar 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Report: Smith found guilty of capital murder in strangling death of wife

An Etowah County jury has found Roy Thomas Smith guilty of capital murder this afternoon, The Gadsden Times is reporting.

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Alabama Live

Here's how to help injured Gadsden Police Sgt. Gary Pierce

Several efforts are being organized to help Gadsden Police Sgt. Gary Pierce, who was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday .

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