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Last 16th Street Baptist Church bomber dies in Alabama prison
Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. died of natural causes while servicing a life sentence for the 1963 crime that killed four African-American girls and injured others.
Published June 26, 2020 at 2:51 PM
Couple hospitalized for COVID-19 celebrates 65th wedding anniversary
A couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a special date inside an East Alabama Medical Center hospital room.
Published June 18, 2020 at 10:01 PM
110K sign petition to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of ‘Bloody Sunday’
What’s in a name? That depends on historical perspective when it comes to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Bryan Henry and
Published June 16, 2020 at 6:46 PM
3 arrested after baby tests positive for meth
Three family members have been arrested and charged after a baby tested positive for methamphetamine,
Published May 26, 2020 at 4:36 PM
2 missing south Alabama children found safe
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers say two teens missing since Tuesday have been located and are safe.
Published April 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM
Family waiting in hospital parking lot gets priceless first baby picture
When Tucker Edwards grows up, he’ll probably hear the stories of how his birth was announced to eagerly awaiting family members.
John Shryock and
Published April 23, 2020 at 7:15 PM
Hospital staff cheers as first intubated COVID-19 patient leaves ICU
Good news out of the East Alabama Medical Center!
Published April 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM
Preparation urged even as Alabama remains free of coronavirus cases
Alabama remains free of any officially confirmed cases of the respiratory disease as of Tuesday. Nearly 40 other states have reported cases.
Published March 10, 2020 at 4:47 PM
Bank manager sentenced for stealing $315K from elderly customer
An investigation found the manager gained an elderly customer's trust, then set about draining nearly $315,000 from her accounts.
Published February 24, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Forced vasectomy at 50? Alabama lawmaker reacts to pushback
The bill was introduced to the House on Thursday and referred to the House judiciary committee.
Published February 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
Gun discharges in child’s pocket at west Alabama school
No one was hurt in the incident.
Published January 24, 2020 at 6:03 PM
3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home
Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.
Published January 15, 2020 at 7:05 PM
Zebra, 3 other animals shot and killed at south Alabama farm
Authorities are working to find the people responsible for killing four animals at a farm in Covington County.
Published December 21, 2019 at 4:37 PM
Jury takes 10 minutes to convict south Ala. man for raping child
Clarence Rodgers, 38, was found guilty Wednesday after a three-day trial that included just 10 minutes of jury deliberation.
Published December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Statue honors Rosa Parks, Civil Rights foot soldiers in downtown Montgomery
On Sunday, leaders dedicated a statue honoring Rosa Parks and Civil Rights foot soldiers in downtown Montgomery.
Published December 1, 2019 at 6:13 PM
Human remains positively identified as Aniah Blanchard
Officials have identified the remains found in Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard.
Published November 27, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Missing student Aniah Blanchard’s remains possibly found
Skeletal remains have been found in Macon County, confirmed the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation.
Published November 25, 2019 at 6:53 PM
Third suspect arrested in Aniah Blanchard disappearance
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard.
Published November 25, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Suspect in Ala. sheriff’s death is son of Montgomery County deputy
The suspect in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams has been booked in Elmore County Jail.
Published November 25, 2019 at 10:17 AM
Texas Equusearch returning to Alabama to search for Aniah Blanchard
Texas Equusearch is heading back to Alabama to rejoin the search for Aniah Blanchard.
Published November 17, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Santa’s real! How your child can get a letter right from the North Pole
Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, and the U.S. Postal Service is helping him bring joy to children around the country.
Published November 16, 2019 at 10:20 AM
Coroner: Body found in shed is missing Auburn student from Taiwan
A body found on Sunday has been positively identified as that of missing Auburn University student Chih Kai Lai, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
Published November 15, 2019 at 12:31 PM
Suspect in Aniah Blanchard disappearance to be brought to Alabama
Ibraheem Yazeed is being transported back to Alabama after appearing in an Escambia County, Florida courtroom Friday afternoon.
Published November 8, 2019 at 5:19 PM
Manhunt underway for suspect in Aniah Blanchard case
Police have identified a suspect in the missing person case of Aniah Blanchard and have issued an arrest warrant for kidnapping first degree.
Published November 7, 2019 at 5:36 PM
Reward for missing Aniah Blanchard climbs to $105,000
The reward for information in the case off missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has crossed the 6-figure mark.
Published November 2, 2019 at 7:28 AM
Reward jumps to $80,000 for missing Aniah Blanchard
The reward being offered for information in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has jumped to $80,000, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.
Published October 31, 2019 at 7:39 PM
Grocery store employee surprised with 100th birthday bash
Followed by a large crowd in a celebratory mood, Romay Davis took hold of the handle of a decorated shopping cart and was escorted under a balloon archway and into the store.
John Shryock and
Published October 29, 2019 at 9:34 PM
Video shows missing college student Aniah Blanchard at store
The video shows Aniah Haley Blanchard making a purchase at a convenience store in Auburn, around the time her vehicle was seen traveling southbound on South College Street.
Published October 28, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Montgomery Zoo’s pygmy hippo gives birth to extremely rare twins
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum says its hippopotamus exhibit is growing.
Published September 18, 2019 at 5:32 PM
Reports: Biscuits pitcher’s wife and child killed in Va. triple homicide
The Montgomery Biscuits abruptly canceled its doubleheader Tuesday night due to a tragedy involving pitcher Blake Bivens’ family.
Published August 27, 2019 at 11:16 PM
‘Cluster’ of COVID-19 cases reported at childcare facility in Iredell County
Lincoln County fireworks show canceled over corornavirus concerns
‘Put the damn mask on:’ Strong message from S.C. hospital chief medical officer
Live 5 Web Staff
Pittsburgh area health officials link new COVID-19 cases to Myrtle Beach, other beach cities
Myrtle Beach City Council approves face mask mandate through Labor Day
WMBF News Staff