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Man wanted for attempted murder in Alabama in custody

June 21, 2019–7:18 a.m. WEIS RADIO A man being sought by Cherokee County, Alabama authorities on attempted murder charges is now in custody. 54-year old Michael Gilreath was taken into custody Thursday evening on County Road 16 in Cherokee County. Deputies responded to a residence on County Road 22 in the Kirk’s Grove Community Monday…


Rome man sought in Cherokee County, Alabama shooting

June 19, 2019–6:40 a.m. CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred at a residence on County Road 22 in the Kirk’s Grove Community. Deputies responded to the call just before 10 PM on Monday night where they found a man suffering…


Man shot in Cherokee County, Alabama

June 18, 2019–12:52 p.m. WEIS RADIO The Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred Monday night. According to initial reports, a man was shot in the back of the head during some sort of altercation on County Road 22. Family members drove the man to a location on Foster’s Mill…

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Two arrested in Alabama kidnapping

June 18, 2019–9:43 a.m. DEKALB COUNTY, ALABAMA SHERIFF’S OFFICE Thursday night (June 13, 2019) an adult male was kidnapped by two suspects from the Pisgah area of Jackson County around midnight. The victim was transported to a residence on Moses Drive in Henagar. After being assaulted and tied up, the victim was able to escape…

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Save My Spot to Make Urgent Care Visits More Convenient

June 12, 2019—4:00 P.M. PRESS RELEASE Patients visiting Floyd Urgent Care in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama, are now able to save their spot in line. Save My Spot is designed to cut down on time spent in the waiting room. To make an appointment online, patients can go to and select an Urgent…

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Alabama Governor signs ‘Chemical Castration’ Bill into Law

June 11, 2019—-3:10 P.M. WEIS RADIO/ Monday afternoon Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill to require sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 to undergo “chemical castration treatment” as a condition of parole. The treatment consists of taking medication to suppress or block the production of testosterone. The bill was sponsored…

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Alabama teen cited in connection with fatal accident

June 9, 2019–4:50 p.m. WZQZ RADIO The Georgia State Patrol has cited an Alabama teen in connection with a deadly accident in Chattooga County that happened in May. The accident on Highway 48 on Lookout Mountain took the lives of three Alabama family members and sent a six-year-old boy to the hospital with serious injuries. …

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Remembering D-Day 75 years later

June 6, 2019–9:47 a.m. Staff reports On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. “You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of…


Rome man drowns in Alabama

May 28, 2019–9:13 a.m. AL.COM A 40-year old Rome man drowned on Memorial Day at DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne. At around 11:30 Monday morning witnesses reported seeing Joseph Nicholas Cantrell jump from the falls into the water. When the Cantrell failed to resurface, a recovery operation began in the area The body was…


Alabama teacher arrested

May 21, 2019–5:00 p.m. WEIS RADIO A Cedar Bluff High School Math Teacher was arrested at the school on Tuesday morning on a number of drug charges. According to arrests records, 38-year-old Dustin Ray Duncan was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center shortly after 1:00 p.m. on charges of Unlawful Possession of Controlled…

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