Alabama News

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Jackson County woman charged with assaulting first responders who came to help her

A Jackson County woman is now out on bond after being arrested for assaulting three first responders who came to help her. Calethea Martin of Dutton is charged with three counts of felony assault, two counts of making a terrorist threat, and one count of criminal mischief. Many times first responders are welcome when they come to render aid but that wasn’t the case this time around. It was early August when first responders arrived to this home on County Road 382 in Dutton. Sheriff Chuck Phillips says Martin was arrested late last week on warrants stemming from the incident. The sheriff says first responders were called to the home for a possible overdose.
WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville

No injuries after driver crashes into Lauderdale County High classroom

No injuries were reported in an accident on Monday involving a car that crashed into a Lauderdale County High School classroom. The Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and said that nobody was injured in the accident. The building suffered minor structural damage as a result of the crash, but the fire department said that there was no need for alarm.
WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville

Monday, October 15, 2018

Palmerdale Fire District dues rising 12.5%

The Palmerdale Fire District has announced a 12.5% dues increase across the board for all residents. The extra funds will go towards buying and staffing an additional ambulance, but not everyone is happy about paying the extra fees. Residents took to social media. Some are understanding of the dues hike. Others, not so much. "I open the door and there was flames there! Like a wall of fire," says Andrew Hill as he recounts the fire that took place at his home four years ago. He says the Palmerdale Fire District saved the lives of one of his pets, but he also says that one of the fire trucks malfunctioned at the scene. As a result, he’s skeptical of the increase. "The engine just overheated," says Hill. "I hope that they would use their funds properly."
WIAT-TV 42 News

Fire leads to evacuation of Burger King restaurant in Birmingham

Firefighters worked to extinguish a fire at a Burger King restaurant in Birmingham Saturday evening. The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service was called to the 1500 block of 6th Avenue South, just before 6:30 p.m. Advertisement When crews arrived, they saw light smoke in the building. Everyone inside the building evacuated safely. Fire crews had to cut holes in the roof to help with ventilation. The kitchen suffered damage from the fire, and the business will be closed for now. Firefighters believe the fire started in the ceiling. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Wattsville Fire Department Station #2

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday where the new Wattsville Fire Department Station #2 will be built. Fire Department personnel, along with the St. Clair County Commission, Metro Bank representative Will Hardwick, Adrick Goodgame with Goodgame Company and several others were on hand for the ceremony. advertisement Fire Chief Lester Welch said Station #2 will be built in the next 180 days. It will be off Alabama 174 and Tanyard Lane.
Anniston Star

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