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  • Chris Stapleton plans October concert in TuscaloosaChris Stapleton, whose 2016 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater show sold out in two hours, will return to the venue Oct. 18, according to a release from Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment.His Tuscaloosa stop on the All American Road Show Tour, with opening acts Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb, will start at 7 p.m., with Amphitheater gates opening at 5:30 p.m.Stapleton broke through as a songwriter, co-writing No. 1 hits such as Kenny Chesney’s “Never [...]
  • Lawsuit claims exploitation by "S-Town" podcast teamThe estate of John B. McLemore, a Bibb County man whose life became the subject of a massively popular podcast last year, has sued the creators and producers who they say exploited details of his personal life to make money.The suit filed Thursday by Craig Cargile, administrator of McLemore's estate, claims the "S-Town" podcast broadcast details of McLemore's life, including suicidal ideas, financial affairs and intimate relationships without his consent.  [...]
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools' Maxey completes Mount Kilimanjaro climbFor Andrew Maxey, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was originally about bringing attention to a cause he is passionate about: school libraries.But as the director of special programs at Tuscaloosa City Schools began his trek up 19,341 feet of the African mountain, Maxey began to notice parallels between the climb and his own work."It helped me reflect on my place and my calling that I am called to attempt to do [...]
  • Law enforcement searching for Bay, Walton fugitive James Dexter Jackson, 32, is currently wanted by authorities in two Florida counties for grand theft and burglary charges
  • WCSO seeks multi-county fugitive DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The Walton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find a multi-county fugitive.James Dexter Jackson, 32, is wanted by authorities in Bay and Walton counties, according to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office. Walton's warrants include multiple grand theft and burglary charges.Jackson is wanted by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on original charges of grand theft auto, burglary and criminal mischief. [...]
  • Advancing wildfire prompts evacuations in OregonSPOKANE — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two north-central counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households.The Emergency Conflagration Act announced early Wednesday allows the Oregon fire marshal to mobilize resources from around the state to protect homes.The rapidly advancing grass fire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon, started Tuesday and expanded during the night more than 45 [...]
  • Alcohol restrictions on tap for Crab IslandSHALIMAR — The Okaloosa County Commission's unanimous recent approval of an ordinance could lead to big changes at Crab Island.The ordinance takes effect Nov. 1. Among other regulations, it prohibits the sale, distribution or consumption of alcoholic beverages on various commercial floating structures or vessels at Crab Island.Houseboats used as private residences, pontoon boats that are rented for private use, and charter boats and sunset cruise [...]
  • Public weighs-in on half-cent tax proposal WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County community took to social media to weigh-in on the possibility of the half-cent sales tax.Washington County School Board Superintendent Joseph Taylor, as well as, School Board chairwoman Susan Roberts have called the tax "a fair tax." The School Board in general favors the tax. However, the public has differing views."Enough is enough on the tax hikes. Manage the money better with what you got," [...]
  • Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centersIt was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say. They were hungry, after being given what they say were frozen sandwiches and smelly food.
  • Police: HIV positive suspect charged with assault after spitting on nurseAn Aliceville man who police say is HIV positive is charged with felony assault after spitting on a nurse at Northport Medical Center.Montrel Dewaun Minor, 28, spat on the RN while he was being treated in the hospital's emergency room last month, telling her to "taste the last kiss of death," according to court records.The incident occurred June 11 at 6 p.m., according to the report filed by Northport Police. The report doesn't specify why Minor was being treated at the [...]
  • Speeding man arrested for methCHIPLEY - An Alabama was arrested for methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia over the weekend.Stephen Bonner, 43, of Ashford, Ala., was arrested Saturday afternoon after a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy pulled him for speeding on State Road 77.During the stop, according to a WCSO news release, Bonner was found to be in possession of several bags of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.He was arrested and [...]
  • Lane County Fair opens Wednesday with food, fun and animalsIt’s showtime for the more than 60 4-H kids showing pigs at the Lane County Fair this week.The fair, which draws thousands of people a day to the Lane Events Center on West 13th Avenue, starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday and ends at 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices range between $9 and $6 depending on age. Children under 5 get in for free.4-H participants such as Brady Frost have been bringing their animals and exhibits to the Lance Events Center since Sunday.For Frost [...]
  • Eugene residents to weigh in on riverfront park designsPlans to develop Eugene's riverfront park are starting to take shape.Starting Thursday, the public will have a chance to influence the eventual design.City officials in the evening will reveal three conceptual designs for the 3-acre park and 1-acre plaza along the Willamette River on the east edge of downtown.The public will be asked to comment on the designs in an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Eugene Water & Electric Board North Headquarters Community [...]
  • Alcohol restrictions on tap for Crab IslandSHALIMAR — The Okaloosa County Commission's unanimous recent approval of an ordinance could lead to big changes at Crab Island.The ordinance takes effect Nov. 1. Among other regulations, it prohibits the sale, distribution or consumption of alcoholic beverages on various commercial floating structures or vessels at Crab Island.Houseboats used as private residences, pontoon boats that are rented for private use, and charter boats and sunset cruise [...]
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency vying for Best Looking Cruiser awardAlabama State Troopers are asking the public to vote for Alabama in the American Association of State Troopers' Best Looking Cruiser contest.Visit the group's Facebook page to cast a vote.Photographers captured a photo of a cruiser in front of Bryant Denny Stadium for this year's entry."With 17 SEC National Championships to its name, the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide is part of [...]
  • Huh?Update: Julie got back in touch with us. She said she thinks it was a dinosaur head. The person was at the corner of Beal Parkway and Miracle Strip, just walking along and talking on a cellphone. Oh, and the dinosaur head appears to have a pirate's hat on top.Julie Wilder Sorensen sent us this photo, and our question is: Why is there a person wearing an alligator head, drinking a soda and talking into a cellphone standing by the street? We're trying to find out who this is, and what [...]
  • Butler: Council intentionally procrastinating on board voteRep. Mack Butler says he thought a referendum on an elected school board for Gadsden would take place in conjunction with the city’s municipal election on Aug. 28.Instead, the City Council on Tuesday set the vote for Nov. 13, a week after this year’s general election and nearly three months after the municipal vote — a move Butler described as both procrastination and intentional.Butler, R-Rainbow City, was the author of the bill authorizing that referendum, [...]
  • Park ranger employee accused of exposing himself to two underaged girls at Dexter LakeA state of Oregon park ranger employee was arrested over the weekend after allegedly touching a little girl inappropriately while she was in a state park with her family.He is also alleged to have exposed himself to two little girls at Dexter Lake last month.David Paul Buchanan, 32, of Eugene, who works as a seasonal park ranger assistant for the state, was arrested by the Lane County Sheriff's Office on charges of public indecency and first-degree sexual abuse. The latter [...]
  • EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile systemThe EU said Google broke the rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the Google Search and browser apps if they wanted to use Google's app store.
  • THE BULLETIN KIDS: Decorating part of craft activitiesCRESTVIEW — This week's Bulletin Kids decorated items as part of library activities.Have a cute photo of your kids out and about? They could be our next The Bulletin Kid! Email a photo with your child's name, age, hometown and a description of the action to news@crestviewbulletin.com.