west Alabama

I-Team: Where’s Our Radar?

A radar gap in West Alabama is complicating severe weather coverage. Alabama News Network Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler compares the National Weather Service radar gap to forecasting through a blurry lens. “All those beams, they come to an intersection out there, but they’re not where they need to be as far as the beam height,” Butler explained, “they are a…

Selma Teenager Shot and Killed in Apparent Shootout

A Selma teenager was killed in an apparent shootout over the weekend. Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said a 17-year-old was shot and killed in the 800 block of First Avenue Saturday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Amari Bonner. Police have charged 16-year-old David Cole with capital murder and a 15-year-old with felony murder. Cole is expected to…

Update: Three Suspects Identified in Marion Shooting Investigation

Authorities in Perry County have now identified three suspects arrested in a shooting in Marion. Lawrence Johnson, 36, Christopher Roberts, 38, and Gerald Hogue, 59, who are all from Missouri, are charged with two counts of attempted murder. They are charged with shooting a man in the 200 block of Booker Street in Marion, as well as shooting at one…

National Guard COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Hale County Moved to Saturday Because of Severe Weather Threat

Today’s severe weather threat across Alabama, especially West Alabama, had led to the postponement of the Alabama National Guard’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Hale County. The clinic will now be held on Saturday, March 27, from 9AM to 5PM. No appointment is needed. The location is the Boys and Girls Club (the old National Guard Armory) at 515 Greene Street…

As 2020 Comes to a Close Judson Colleges Future looks a Little Brighter

Judson College¬†has seen progress in raising funds that are needed in order for the school to remain open in January. The private Baptist college has revealed that thanks to the help from alumnae and friends they have received $357,643.39 in donations that went toward the $500,000 needed by December 31. As of December 23, alumnae and friend have pledged to…

Judson College Faces Uncertain Future

Judson College in Marion is facing an uncertain financial future.¬† It is the fifth-oldest women’s college in the country and is home to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame. It was founded in 1838. Judson President W. Mark Tew says money is needed to make sure the private Baptist college can reopen in January following the Christmas holiday. Tew has…