Strong storms and possible tornadoes are expected to strike Alabama as a cold front begins to sweep across the state. The National Weather Service said scattered thunderstorms are expected to move into northwest Alabama late tonight. Forecasters say a few of the storms could be severe. By late Thursday morning, storms are expected to become more widespread. Forecasters say locations west of Interstate 65 will be most affected from daybreak through mid-morning Thursday. The storms are expected to move east of I-65 Thursday afternoon.
Forecasters say isolated storms are expected across much of Alabama late Wednesday night into Thursday. The National Weather Service projects that the main threats from the storms will be damaging straight-line winds, hail and heavy rain.
An active duty Marine charged with capital murder in connection with the April 1st slaying of his wife has agreed to be returned to Alabama to face the charge. Al.com reports that Marine Lance Corporal Marquis Cheatham waived extradition Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Cheatham is accused of killing Ashley Cheatham while he was on a three-day leave from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Court records showed the couple had been married since December 2011. A second suspect, 21-year-old Dominique Atkinson, is also charged with murder. She refused to waive extraditi
Airbus is starting construction on its first U.S. assembly plant in Mobile. Top company executives and state leaders were in the port city Monday for a ground-breaking at the Airbus site to Brookley Aeroplex. The $600 million dollar factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 begins around 2015. The Mobile factory will join Airbus assembly plants in France, Germany and China.
It's considered one of Alabama's biggest industrial projects. Airbus will break ground on a new aircraft assembly plant in Mobile. Top executives will be on the port city today for a ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Airbus plant at Brookley Aeroplex.
Pump Prices Drop
Gas prices have been dropping. The latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report find the average price fell 11 cents over the past month, with a gallon of regular averaging $3.40 statewide. AAA reports the national average price for regular is 19 cents higher at $3.59 a gallon.