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Madcap Mary Kay Party Leads To Arrest

Drugs and stealing at a Mary Kay party in Rainbow city. Mary Kay people sell make-up — they have sales parties in homes. But the woman having the party called cops to say one of the people she invited stole cosemtics and her wallet. Police arrested 35 year old Anna Underwood, who returned the wallet and cosmetics — saying she was high on drugs at the party and did not remember taking the stuff.


Drug Bust Etowah County

Three people arrested on drug charges in Etowah county. Deputies arrested them when they were called to a local business — and realized the three had outstanding drug warrants. It’s not known why deputies were called to the business. But they searched the car the suspects were in, finding pot and meth. Plus two guns and
$2,000 in cash. Arrested 38 year old Derrick Ward of Hokes Bluff; 19 year old Alexis Grubbs of Piedmont, and 27 year old Candi Callahan of Gadsden. They’re all charged with dealing drugs and other charges.


Trump Blasts Sessions

He’s staying on the job for now — even though the President blasted him. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will stay on as attorney general, even though Donald Trump now says he wishes he’d picked somebody else. The White House says Trump still has confidence in Sessions — and Sessions said he loves the job and plans to continue as it is appropriate.


Bentley Says He Was Best Governor Ever

Bragging Bentley. Former Gov. Robert Bentley did a television interview and said he’s the best governor Alabama ever had — getting more done, he says, than the past five governors. Though the previous five did not get forced out of office by a sex scandal and then plead guilty to breaking campaign finance laws — which is what happened to Bentley


Bodycam Footage Shows Cops Did Not Throw Man From Bridge

Rainbow City’s police chief released bodycam footage to show that his officers did not throw a guy off a bridge. It’s a story passed around on social media. And Chief Jonathon Horton says his officers have been getting death threats over the claims. But the video shows a different story. It shows 29 year old Jonathan Davis running from police and jumping off the bridge — then officers find him under the bridge and help him, since he broke his leg in the jump.


Community College To Cost More In Alabama

Hit the hip for more money if you go to an Alabama Community college. Credit hours will cost more. Going up to $119 per credit hour for in-state students. Up to $234 dollars for out of state students. New prices take effect this fall. Will impact at least 83,000 people enrolled in classes.


Mo Brooks Talks About DC "Swamp Critters"

Republican Congressman Mo Brooks is still hoping to convince voters that he’s the best republican for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming special election. In campaign appearances, Brooks says Washington is full of “swamp critters.” He says he is the only candidate in the race with a conservative voting record. He is running against incumbent Senator Luther Strange and former judge Roy Moore.


College Police Officer Shoots Woman During Traffic Stop

In Florence, a college cop is on leave because he shot a woman during a traffic stop. Investigators say the officer from the University of North Alabama told them that the woman tried to run over him and sped away — so he fired — hitting the vehicle and the woman. The officer fired several shots, and the woman crashed into a power pole. The driver identified as 28 year old Jessie Dye of Florence. She’s in fair condition.


Looking For Very Old Farms

The state is looking for old family farms — farms that have been in the same family for at least 200 years as part of Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries says it wants to highlight farms that have been owned by the same family for at least 200 years. But first, the agency has to locate those operations. Families have to complete forms that document family ownership and describe the farming activities on the land


AM STORIES

Turning down Baptist money to be gay-friendly. Samford University says it will refuse $3 million given annually by the state Baptist convention. The reason — the school wants the freedom to allow a gay rights group on campus — without running into issues with the Baptist convention. So, they’re telling the Baptists to keep their cash.

Letting an accused terrorist out of jail. That’s about to happen in Alabama. 22-year-old Aziz Sayyed accused of plotting an attack — by making bombs and cutting off heads — as a show of loyalty to ISIS. But a federal judge in Madison county says the would-be bomber can get out on bond — but first, he will decide on certain conditions to make sure the public’s not in danger before setting him free. A hearing on those conditions — later this month.

The state is looking for old family farms — farms that have been in the same family for at least 200 years as part of Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries says it wants to highlight farms that have been owned by the same family for at least 200 years. But first, the agency has to locate those operations. Families have to complete forms that document family ownership and describe the farming activities on the land.

Congress July 4 recess — they have to figure out what to do about health care. Not enough Republicans in the Senate support the GOP plan.


Storm Damage In Gadsden

Strong storms brought down some power lines and trees in Gadsden yesterday. Winds blowing at 50 miles an hour caused some damage — but no injuries from initial reports. On Brooke Avenue, a tree fell onto a car — a woman was in the car, but she’s ok. And two boys were stuck for a time in fast water in a drainage ditch but got out before rescuers arrived.


City Of Gadsden Says "Cut Your Grass"

City of Gadsden reminds you: you can be fined if you don’t cut your grass. Especially in areas around sidewalks and streets that fall on your property. If it’s over a foot tall — you may get a visit or notice by mail — telling you to cut it. If you don’t, then you’re assessed a fee. The tall grass can be fire hazard and attracts bugs — not to mention, the city says — it’s ugly. If your neighbor’s not cutting those areas required by the city — you can contact the Nuisance Abatement Inspector.


Local Man Accused Of Being Terrorist Bomber

Terrorist building a bomb. That’s the accusation against a man in Madison county. 22 year old Aziz Sayyed arrested earlier this month. Court documents show he wanted to plant the bomb in a public building. Police got a tip — and stopped the guy in Huntsville.


What Happened At Redstone Arsenal

Nerves on edge much of the day at Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville. Two 911 calls said there may be an active shooter. The facility went on lockdown — but no shooter ever found — in fact, no shots were fired. Not sure why the calls were made. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the matter


Bombs Found In Piano

Pipe bombs in a piano. That’s what what a guy in Millbrook found. Now he may be arrested. The man called police to say he discovered the bombs — prompting a neighborhood evacuation. The bomb squad was called to get rid of them. The question is — who built the bombs — how did they gtt in the man’s piano. So, the man is a suspect — even though he called the law — as the investigation continues.


Gov Ivey Wants Federal Help For Flooded Farmers

Governor Ivey is asking for federal loans and grants for farmers because of Tropical Storm Cindy. Ivey said Friday that she’s asking for federal help because the storm caused ‘significant’ crop losses. Cotton, corn, hay, peanuts and soybeans were damaged by the storm. And the state agriculture commissioner said the storm will ruin crops already planted and delay the planting of others. Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy are covering timberland and fields across the Deep South — the Chickasawhay River was out of its banks near the Mississippi town of Leakesville and nearly 9 feet above flood level with the water still rising.


Two Women Drive Stolen Car Into Pond

Two Gadsden women ran from police Tuesday morning in a stolen car and ended up driving it into a pond. A Sardis officer tried to stop the car for speeding but the woman would not stop– doing about 120 trying to get away. In Blount county, deputies put down spike strips to puncture the tires, the driver lost control and drove into a pond. The women swam away, hid in woods, finally located by blood hounds. 25 year old Kayla Schoelein and 25 year old Syliva Cofield arrested.


Give Blood, See A Movie

Save a life, see a movie on us Thursday and Friday June 29 & 30 at Premier Cinema in the Gadsden Mall from 1:00pm till 7:00pm. Make an appointment and cut down on your wait time Click Here and enter the code Radio in the upper right hand box.

 

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Free June 24th Concert & Fireworks

Darryl WorleyJoin us for pre-4th fireworks Saturday night (June 24th, 2017) on Billy Dyar Boulevard in Boaz. Come early for free music including Soul Survivor at 5:00, The Martin Family Circus at 6:30 and Darryl Worley at 8:00.  Stop by our booth to spin the wheel for T-shirts, caps and cash. Admission is free, bring your friends, family and lawn chairs.


Break-In Arrests In Etowah County

Five people arrested for break-ins in Etowah county. Items taken include a handguns, two four-wheelers, a 22 caliber rifle, chainsaws and other tools. Most of the items have been recovered. Arrested: four men and one woman from Attalla, Rainbow City, Altoona and Boaz. One of the men was caught after selling a stolen four wheeler, the buyer became suspicious and called the law