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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Body discovered on Chandler Mtn.
- Authorities searching for robbery suspects
- Burn ban lifted
- Weather warning system to change
Body discovered on Chandler Mtn.
Authorities say that a body found Tuesday on a
rural logging road on Chandler Mountain may be that of a man
reported missing Friday from the Wal-Mart in Attalla. St. Clair
County Sheriff’s deputies said a woman discovered the body on the
logging road off Loop Road, which is just off Chandler Mountain
Road. The man’s identity has not been determined and the body was
sent for an autopsy. Investigators are treating the discovery of the
body as a homicide and are looking into the possibility the body is
that of the missing man. 50 year old Alfred Watson was reported
missing Friday after his driver went into the store about midnight.
Watson was not in the car when the driver returned.
Authorities searching for robbery suspects
Authorities are searching today for suspects in
two separate armed robberies which investigators say may have been
committed by the same suspects. Near 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, two
men , one armed with a handgun, entered the Huddle House in
Alexandria, and took money from the register as well as from a
customer. Sheriff Larry Amerson said that one of the men was wearing
a white T-shirt and had covered his face with a purple bandana while
the other was wearing dark shorts and a dark shirt with a shirt on
his face. The two fled the restaurant in a burgundy Ford Explorer.
Anniston Police spotted a similar burgundy Explorer later Thursday
morning and tried to stop it. The vehicle's driver led police on a
pursuit before the suspects stopped the Explorer and took off on
foot. They left a handgun behind in the vehicle along with clothing
that matched descriptions of the Huddle House robbers. Investigators
from the Sheriff's Office and Anniston Police are working together
because of possible connections to another robbery that occurred
Monday afternoon on Quintard when three men pulled up to a check
cashing business near 5th Street and Quintard in a burgundy sport
utility vehicle around 12:30 p.m. They also were armed with handguns
and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. While no one was
injured in either robbery. A sheriff's deputy was, involved in an
accident while en route to Huddle House robbery. According to
Sheriff Amerson, the deputy's vehicle left the roadway on Alabama 21
and overturned. The deputy was treated at Jacksonville Hospital and
released. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Burn ban lifted
The State Forestry Commission has lifted the fire ban for 50 Alabama
counties after the recent rains poured across the state. The ban
will remain in effect, however, for certain counties which include
Jefferson, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties. Burn permits will be
issued for these counties at the discretion of the state forester.
Weather warning system to change
The National Weather Service is changing the
way it issues severe weather warnings, switching from alerts based
on county lines to notices aimed at specific communities. The new
system , called storm-based warnings, is designed to predict the
moment a storm will hit a community or even a certain crossroads
based on radar and computer modeling programs. Officials say the
system also will make it easier to send weather warnings through
cell phones, pagers or Internet-enabled
handheld devices. Some weather experts are concerned that radar has
its limits and a fast-moving storm can change direction, suddenly
taking aim at an area not mentioned in the storm warning. But
the system will be able to keep up with abrupt changes. The
system, which will resemble the warnings already used by some
weather service offices and many TV meteorologists, takes effect
nationally on October 1st.
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