Alabama News

Monday, August 21, 2017

Grant provides new air system for Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department

It seems every time members of the Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department were on a fire call for a long time, their air tanks would run out. Without a system to refill the tanks, firefighters would be forced to go to another station that had a refill system. “We had a system that would hold air in five tanks and we could fill from them, but it’s not like having an air system,” said Cloverdale Fire Chief Matt James. “If we run out in our air tanks or the fill system, we would have to go to either Central or Underwood-Petersville to refill.

Vestavia firefighters support childhood cancer awareness with T-shirts

The Vestavia Hills Fire Department will be showing its support for kids with cancer again this year throughout the month of September. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and VHFD and many in the community will be showing support through the department’s awareness T-shirts. Funds raised through selling the shirts will support the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, a department of Children’s of Alabama in downtown Birmingham.
Vestavia Voice

Cherokee County: Two Airlifted In Three Car Crash Near The Alabama/Georgia State Line

Three people were injured following a three car crash on Highway 411 near the Alabama/Georgia line just before 5:30 Friday evening. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency the accident involved a 2015 Hyundai driven by 27 year old Josh Bannister of Centre, a 2009 Lexus driven by 51 year old Annette Coleman of Gadsden and a 2015 Mazda driven by 26 year old Michael Baker of Gadsden. Bannister was airlifted from the scene to a local trauma center.

Body of missing child swept away by Tallapoosa River found

The Tallassee Police Department located the body of an 18-month-old boy swept away in the Tallapoosa River on Saturday. The body was located around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to David Rogers, assistant fire chief for the Tallassee Fire Department. Detectives with the Tallassee Police Department received a tip from a witness on a possible location where the child was last seen, he said. Detectives returned to the area and recovered the child’s body. An initial rescue operation began Saturday afternoon that gave way to a recovery search, according to Rogers.
Opelika-Auburn News

7 displaced by fire in Birmingham apartment

A fire at Birmingham Homes displaced seven people Sunday evening. Firefighters say the family was not home during the blaze so there are no injuries. Only one unit was involved. Responders believe the flames began in an upstairs area of the apartment.
WBRC-TV Fox 6 Birmingham

Friday, August 18, 2017

Decatur native among missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

An Austin High School graduate and father of three is one of the five American soldiers who have been missing since Tuesday, after their helicopter went down during a training exercise off the coast of Hawaii. Brian Woeber, a 1995 Austin graduate, was aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. “He was a great guy and friends with everyone,” said Heather Aldridge Smith, a 1993 Austin graduate who was involved with youth programs at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Danville Road with Woeber.
Decatur Daily

Argo Council continues to discuss fire chief

An ongoing discussion about fire Chief Mike Platts continued Monday during an Argo work session/council meeting that lasted two and a half hours. The majority of the council meeting was spent talking about Platts and whether he should be full time, part time, should he be given more money, or should he be fired? Should he be allowed to continue working for Argo in a part-time position if he continues to work full time for the Homewood Fire Department? Does Mayor Betty Bradley have a vendetta against Platts?
Anniston Star

Town of Parrish moving forward with annexation

The Parrish Town Council announced Monday that it’s moving forward with the annexation of property north of the new Parrish Highway, from east of Hay Valley Road to west of Park Dunn Road, including Stephenson Road Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said the council is proceeding with its annexation of several areas north of Parrish, which will include the Hay Valley community. But one property owner came before the council Monday night requesting that his property be removed from the annexation.
Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle

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