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Digital classroom links Birmingham college to high school
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:09:43 -0700

A high school in Blount County now has a new, high-tech partnership with a Birmingham college.According to a news release, Birmingham-Southern College opened a new, digital classroom at Locust Fork High School Tuesday.The classroom is modeled after a high-tech digital classroom that BSC installed in 2013.The new digital classroom will link college and high school students in an effort to boost ...

Jon Staggs Jr. convicted of 2012 Pelham murders
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:49:06 -0700

A Pelham man has been convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of three men in September 2012.

Stolen camera contains last images of Blount County man's brother
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0700

A Blount County family is desperately trying to find the thief that stole their camera containing memories they say cannot be replaced. The Alcoa Police Department is now reaching out to the community to help track down the suspect.

Jon Staggs Jr. convicted of 2012 Pelham murder
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:55:47 -0700

A Pelham man has been convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of a man in September 2012.

Suspect in UAB parking deck robbery, sexual assault surrenders
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:24:42 -0700

A man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting four UAB students ina parking deck last week has surrendered to authorities. Roderick Gaston, 27,turned himself in this morning to the Jefferson County Jail. He's facing 12 felony charges: four counts of robbery, four counts of kidnapping and four counts of sexual assault. He's being held pending $3 million bond.

Suspect in UAB robbery, sexual assault surrenders
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:18:10 -0700

A man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting four UAB students ina parking deck last week has surrendered to authorities. Roderick Gaston, 27,turned himself in this morning to the Jefferson County Jail. He's facing 12 felony charges: four counts of robbery, four counts of kidnapping and four counts of sexual assault. He's being held pending $3 million bond.

One of Blount County’s historic covered bridges vandalized
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:54:34 -0700

An Alabama landmark treasured by many has been defaced by vandals. The Easley Covered Bridge was built in 1927 and is located right outside Oneonta in Blount County. It's one of the few covered bridges left in the state of Alabama. This weekend vandals spray painted graffiti all over the historic bridge. Barry and Susan Johnson are members of the Friends of the Covered Bridges of Blount County ...

Jon Staggs Jr. sentenced to life without parole in 2012 Pelham murders
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:25:53 -0700

A Pelham man has been convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of three men in September 2012.

2 Alabama children diagnosed with Enterovirus
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:25 -0700

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) - North Alabama school officials say two elementary school students have been diagnosed with a respiratory illness that has affected hundreds of children across the country. Blount County Schools Superintendent Michael Douglas told WVTM-TV on Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1s8TelU ) that two Oneonta Elementary School students have ...

LIVE: House Speaker Mike Hubbard holding news conference after indictments, 2 p.m.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:25:35 -0700

Alabama Speaker of the House and Lee County-area representative Mike Hubbard will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. following his indictment on corruption charges.