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Former Alabama sheriff pleads guilty to federal charges

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama sheriff who resigned last year says he is innocent of federal charges that he used improper loans to pay personal expenses including gambling debts. News outlets report former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray…

2 arrested on sexual assault charges in Tuscaloosa

Two cousins have been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting the same female victim at a party in Tuscaloosa earlier this month. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Jack Kennedy says the 25-year-old woman was heavily under the influence of alcohol at…

Alabama inmate convicted of murder captured after escape

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Prison officials say a man convicted of murder in West Alabama more than a decade ago has been captured after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile. A notice from the Department of Corrections says…

Tuscaloosa man charged with rape, sodomy in 20-year-old case

A man from Tuscaloosa is facing multiple charges for alleged sex offenses dating back at least two decades. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest Thursday of Michael Eugene Hearing, 54, who was indicted April 26 on charges of…

Tuscaloosa authorities, ATF arrest 35 in gun/drugs bust

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Tuscaloosa and state law enforcement will cooperate with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to heighten prosecutions for violent crimes. "The individuals who knowingly and…

Former Alabama prison officer charged in assault on inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama prison officer has been indicted on federal charges of assaulting three inmates and then submitting a false statement about the incident. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Lorenzo Mills was charged in an indictment with violating…

Several robberies reported on Alabama campus this weekend

The University of Alabama Police Department is warning the UA community to stay aware of potential threats after a trio of robberies happened early Saturday morning. According to UAPD, the first victim got a ride around 12:30 a.m. from someone…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: April 13, 2022

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Jaboris Roshaun McGee, 38, is last known to be living in the area of 31st Street…

Jury deliberating in death of Alabama woman last seen 2006

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama jury is deliberating in the trial of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a woman whose body was never found following her disappearance in 2006. Lee County prosecutors contend 41-year-old…

Woman charged with assaulting Tuscaloosa officer at mall

A Tuscaloosa woman was arrested at University Mall last week after assaulting a police officer. Court records show 20-year-old Jateeya Martin attacked a Tuscaloosa Police Officer at the Applebee's restaurant inside University Mall Sunday after she was fired. Police were…

Ex-Alabama prison guard sentenced for assaulting inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors said a former sergeant for the Alabama Department of Corrections has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assaulting two inmates at Elmore Correctional Facility. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a…

1 dead, 2 injured in Tuscaloosa shooting Saturday evening

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after a man was shot to death and two others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in West Tuscaloosa. The shooting happened in the 2500 block of 21st Street just before 10…

2 Alabama men charged after 'takeover' of Florida beach town

Two Alabama men are accused of inciting or encouraging a riot after authorities said messages were spread online encouraging the spring break "takeover" of a Florida beach town. Panama City Beach police say more than 160 people were arrested, about…

Woman facing felony charges after drug bust

A Tuscaloosa woman is facing 11 felony charges after investigators with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force discovered a large amount of illegal drugs at her home on Monday. Victoria Lashun Yelder,…

Athens police collecting data on private security cameras

ATHENS, Ala. - A north Alabama police department is building a database of private security cameras to help investigators know where to look for evidence after a crime is committed. The Decatur Daily reports that property owners can volunteer for…

25-year-old charged with child porn possession

A Cottondale man is facing charges of child porn possession and intent to distribute after an investigation by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Criminal Investigations Division. The organizations investigated and established probable cause…

Deputies chase taxi through parts of Alabama, Tennessee

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama taxi driver is facing several charges in Tennessee after leading deputies on a chase through both states. The Madison County Sheriff's Office in Alabama says the pursuit began Wednesday in Huntsville, when…