Local News in Blount County, Alabama

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Wisconsin arrests lead to missing man's body in Blount Co.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:22:55 -0800

Two arrests in Wisconsin led investigators on a bizarre chain reaction that led authorities to Alabama, where they found a missing man's body in Blount County.

Working together: Arrests made in Kenosha lead authorities in Alabama to discover missing man’s body
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:43:49 -0800

KENOSHA/ALABAMA (WITI) — Kenosha police say arrests made in Wisconsin led authorities in Alabama to discover a missing man’s body. It all started last Tuesday, January 13th — when Kenosha police received a complaint about a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of 89th Street — blocking a bus stop. Police checked the license plate […]

3 charged with capital murder of Cullman Co. man
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:52:53 -0800

Three suspects are now charged with capital murder of a  man whose body was found in Blount County .

County safety efforts pay off across Alabama
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:57:32 -0800

Etowah County is among 44 counties in Alabama that received cash awards from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s insurance funds after they provided safer workplaces and reduced injuries, according to a news release from ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield.

Store security guard who stopped suspects from shoplifting happy he could help solve Alabama murder
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:43:56 -0800

KENOSHA/ALABAMA (WITI) — He stopped two people who were trying to steal vodka and energy drinks from a Kenosha Piggly Wiggly store — and in the process, helped police solve a murder in Alabama! It all started last Tuesday, January 13th — when Kenosha police received a complaint about a vehicle parked in the 2100 block […]

Wisconsin shoplifters' car links pair to Alabama killing: police
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:40:39 -0800

(Reuters) - A man and woman accused of shoplifting in southeastern Wisconsin may face homicide charges in Alabama after investigators found blood in the car they were driving, authorities said on Wednesday. Stephanie Underwood, 30, and Matthew Thrasher, 33, both from Alabama, were arrested on Jan. 13 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and are being held in jail awaiting an extradition hearing, according to ...

Ala. pair charged in missing Cullman Co. man's death appear in Wisconsin court
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:22:34 -0800

Two people who police say are involved in a man's death in Blount County appeared in a Wisconsin court today.

Unemployment down locally and statewide in December
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:49:10 -0800

Etowah County’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month in December, and Alabama’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate in more than six years.

Senator Clay Scofield discusses cutting the meat of state the budget
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:00:23 -0800

Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT)- Republican Senator Clay Scofield (R-9th) was elected to represent the 9th district of the State Senate in 2010, which includes portions of Madison County, part of Blount County, west Dekalb County, and all of Marshall County. He came to WHNT News 19 to discuss the upcoming legislative session and some of the […]

Automotive Supplier Expanding in Tennessee
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:17:39 -0800

A leading global automotive supplier plans to build a new facility in McMinn County that’s expected to create as many as 400 new jobs. Gov. Bill...