CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Flood warnings continue after a stormy weekend that included a tornado in north Alabama. The National Weather Service says warnings were issued for the Tennessee River west of Florence and south of Huntsville. The flooding potential follows storms that included a small tornado in Cullman County on Saturday night. The weather service says an EF-1 twister with winds up to 100 mph left a path of damage in the Jones Chapel community.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A grand jury has issued capital murder indictments to two Opelika men held on charges related to the August 2016 killing of a taxi owner. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that 26-year-old Martez Anthony Simmons and 25-year-old Marquavious Tirrell Howard were formally arrested Friday, but have been held in the Lee County Detention Facility since their arrest in October.
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two men were fatally shot outside a home following a fight over a cellphone in Midfield. New outlets report Midfield police Sgt. Jesse Bell says the men were visiting a home when the fight took place Saturday. Investigators say police and firefighters responded, where they found one man in the front passenger's seat of a parked car and another on the ground behind the car. Both men were pronounced dead on the scene.
(AP) - Crime victims are calling for personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers to be removed from Alabama's court records website. They say that information should remain private in order to keep them safe from their perpetrators.
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