Breken decided that she wanted to be a journalist when she was about 10 years old. She grew up in Trinity, Alabama right down the road from the Shoals. Breken watched the news growing up and became fascinated with people’s stories.
She attended the University of North Alabama and interned with WAAY 31 from 2011-2012. After she graduated college, WAAY 31 offered Breken a job as a weekend reporter. She worked in Huntsville for about a year before becoming the Shoals Bureau reporter. The move was easy. She loves Huntsville but her heart is in the Shoals. Breken is so proud to serve the people in the Shoals.
Breken believes God called her into this business. She has always had a gift for making friends and she carries that over into her work. She knows she can make a difference and strives to do that every day. For Breken, working at WAAY 31 isn't about being on TV, it's about connecting with people, sharing their stories, and being a part of this great community. She is a hometown girl, living her dream of helping people right where she grew up. Breken also loves her amazing WAAY 31 family!
The threat of severe weather will start in the Shoals and move to the East.
Since the pop-up clinics started, around 1,600 people have been vaccinated.
The grant is for $500,000.
Taylor said she was able to make it through so much loss, pain and sorrow because her mom prepared her for it.
Glass said since the tornado outbreak many volunteer fire departments in the county have upgraded their equipment.
None of Helen Keller Hospital's vaccination clinics have been fully booked in the last three weeks.
Burks passed away from an illness over the weekend.
Cole Cannon was beaten and then his home was set on fire by Miller and Smith.
Drug Task Force Agents are working tirelessly to get the deadly drugs off the streets.
Officials are concerned because not many people have been showing up to the vaccine clinics.