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University of Montevallo sophomore killed in car accident

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) – A University of Montevallo sophomore was killed Monday in a car accident, according to a school official.

School spokeswoman Diane Kennedy-Jackson says Rachel Pigott was killed in a car accident Monday as she returned to school after spending time in Foley, Alabama, where she graduated high school. 51 more words


It's beginning to look like Festival Season!

That time of year has come around again…Festival Season!!  Summer is over, kids are back in school, the leaves are turning, and the weather is cooling (or so we hope here in West TN) equals a perfect time to celebrate the end of summer and kick off the fall! 435 more words


Helena High School band members battle heat

HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — High school football players are not the only students practicing during the hottest time of the day.

The Helena High School band is one of many bands in the area that must battle high temperatures while practicing on an asphalt parking lot. 234 more words


Man arrested after family fight at Pelham business

PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – One man was arrested after a family fight at a Pelham business that sent his nephew to the hospital Thursday morning. Pelham police say the incident happened at the Reddy Ice on County Road 52 West. 83 more words


Air quality alert issued for Jefferson, Shelby counties

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued an air quality alert Wednesday for Jefferson and Shelby counties.

Both counties are under a “Code Orange” alert. 150 more words


Bessemer re-elects Gulley as mayor

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) – Voters in Bessemer elected incumbent mayor Kenneth Gulley to another term in Tuesday’s municipal elections.

With 23 of 24 precincts reporting, Gulley received 59.33 percent of the vote. 29 more words


Shelby County teachers threaten to stage a sickout

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Shelby County teachers threatened to stage a sickout if they don’t get more money.

Teachers said it’s been three years since they’ve had a raise, and they’re frustrated. 333 more words