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1 hr ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

Truck, man's body found along road in Franklin County

According to Sheriff Shannon Oliver, the family found a vehicle matching the description of one owned by a missing man along Highway 23 North, two miles from Vina. Sheriff Oliver says it appears the Nissan truck left the roadway and went down a 30-to-40 foot ravine.

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Related Topix: Vina, AL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Students and teachers were welcomed to their new school Monday morning.

It's been more than 1,200 days since a deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through a Franklin County town of Alabama. The town of Phil Campbell is taking another step on the road to recovery.

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Related Topix: Phil Campbell, AL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Small earthquake shakes northwest Alabama, AL.com reports

A small earthquake measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale occurred late Tuesday in northwest Alabama, according to AL.com . The quake happened shortly before 11 p.m. near Russellville, which is in Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Alabama Live

Thunderstorms, flash flooding possible across north Alabama through Friday evening

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Storms producing heavy rains and gusty winds could develop Friday afternoon and into Friday evening across north Alabama, according to the National Weather Service forecast office in Huntsville. The weather service said the storms, the threat of which is not expected to diminish until just after sunset tonight between 7-8 and could affect high school football games that start at 7. Thunderstorms are expected to develop as soon as early afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Huntsville, AL, Lauderdale County, AL, Decatur, AL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Gina Jones

An emergency worker faces a DUI charge after police say she was working while intoxicated.

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Related Topix: Red Bay, AL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

A Franklin County woman died in a one vehicle crash Friday.

A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Arab, Red Bay and air wars: Bentley and Griffith gubernatorial campaigns fight over the skies

When Gov. Robert Bentley walked into an event in Arab, one speaker told the crowd that hell had frozen over.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Marshall County, AL, US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

92 meth labs found at Franklin County residence

Citizen tips have helped Franklin County sheriff's deputies uncover one of the county's largest methamphetamine operations ever, according to AL.com's news partner, WHNT News 19 .

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Related Topix: Colbert County, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Two arrested; 92 meth labs found on Franklin County property

What may look like just a grown-up lot on Highway 43 North near the Colbert County line, one of the largest meth lab operations in Franklin County history was found.

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Related Topix: Colbert County, AL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

After-school program cut in Russellville elementary schools

A federally funded after-school and summer program in Franklin County is being cut when the grant expires at the end of September.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL

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