Sheriff: 5 slain in Alabama massacre included pregnant woman

Crime scene tape marks the home on Jim Platt Road near Citronelle, Ala., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, where authorities said five people were killed on Saturday. Police said that Derrick Dearman, 27, of Leakesville, Miss., has been taken into custody in connection with the murders. (John Sharp/AL.com via AP)

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Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

This undated photo provided by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office shows Tyler Ryan Blansit. Blansit, an Alabama college student, is accused of killing his mother during an argument over grades. Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement that 22-year-old Blansit confessed to killing 45-year-old Sherry Ann Blansit in Mentone, about 75 miles east of Huntsville, Ala. Multiple news outlets have reported she was found in her backyard Friday. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson, right, sit near the Montgomery County Courthouse Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala. Wolfe and Sisson camped out all night on Sunday to be the first couple to marry in Montgomery on Monday morning. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Terrorists in Alabama?!

On the 10Th anniversary of the 911, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks on America, the slave to Allah decided to hit the streets (in the United Kingdom) and burn our flag. Photo – YouTube video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M9mgZkOOh4o

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Police Stopping Cars For DNA Samples!

Why were roadblocks in St. Clair and Bibb counties asking for blood and DNA samples this weekend?

A help with survival hq  Police road blocks DNA samples

Reblogged from:  Help With Survival HQ

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PELL CITY, Alabama — St. Clair and Bibb county authorities are confirming there were roadblocks at several locations in their counties Friday and Saturday asking for blood and DNA samples. However, the samples were voluntary and motorists were paid for them as part of a study, they said.

According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, it isn’t the first time such roadblocks have occurred in the area.

“They were here in 2007,” said Turrentine, the supervisor in charge of the roadblocks, which took place in several locations in St. Clair County Friday night, early Saturday morning and Saturday night and early Sunday morning. “It’s just with social media and Facebook now, word of it has just exploded.”

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Alabama Flash Flood – 18 April 2013

Early on Saturday, May 18, 2013, a complex of “training thunderstorms” dumped torrential rainfall in parts of central and eastern Alabama, triggering significant flash flooding.

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  1. Photos, Reports

  2. Life-threatening flooding ongoing at Lake Chinnabee (base of Mt Cheaha). People in that area should move to higher ground immediately!
  3. Coldwater Creek in the parking lot at park area 78/202 Calhoun, County @spann #alwx pic.twitter.com/fGgU6FrR9M
  4. HWY 174 closed @ Mineral Springs Rd. spann #alwx @ Casa Kearley instagram.com/p/Zc-j6ZpgIY/
  5. The Weather Channel Facebook friend Ron Parson sent us the photo below from Lake Wedowee, Ala.  “This dock was two feet above the water yesterday (Friday).”
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  7. Oxford FD performing citizen water evacuation via flat bottom boat. 78/202 Calhoun, Co. @spann #alwx
  8. @weatherchannel Pell City, AL (Eden) Roberts Mill Pond Road just north of the railroad tracks looking south. #ALWX pic.twitter.com/GZIWXj4jLo
  9. Flash #flood emergency for Oxford, Anniston, Talladega, AL. Numerous roads flooded, at least 1 rescue. Alert: wxch.nl/19K7Lfs
  10. How Much Rain Fell

  11. Earlier, peak rain rate of 5.03″/hour **measured** in Opelika, AL! Roads flooded in Talladega. Martin Dam gate ops may be needed. 

  12. The radar-estimated rainfall map below from NWS-Birmingham shows the swath of heaviest rain from the north side of the Birmingham metro into eastern Alabama.  An estimated 4-8 inches of rain fell in this swath.
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  14. The infrared satellite photo below shows the cluster of cold cloud tops from the thunderstorm cluster responsible for the Alabama flash flooding.  These clusters of thunderstorms, called “mesoscale convective systems”, are notorious for producing heavy rainfall not only in the Southeast, but also in the Plains and Midwest in late spring and summer.  (Image:  NOAA)