Anniston, AL – A 16-year-old boy from Anniston was killed Monday afternoon while playing on a railroad track. Oxford Police Lieutenant Bill Partridge identified the victim as Jordan Todd Stansell. Partridge says Stansell and another teenager were playing on an embankment overlooking the railroad tracks. Stansell apparently jumped down on the tracks and was hit by a Norfolk Southern train. Partridge also serves as the Calhoun County Coroner. He says Stansell died of blunt force trauma. The accident happened just after 2 p.m.
Anniston, AL – Crews are adjusting some machinery at the Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston. That would allow the facility to begin destroying a new category of weapons -- 155 millimeter artillery shells. Spokesperson Mike Abrams says that could begin this week. He also says the facility will begin to retool for a new agent campaign toward the end of the year. The incinerator has destroyed more than 56 thousand weapons since the process began. It also has destroyed nearly 600 thousand pounds of the sarin nerve agent.
Undated, AL – There's a slight risk for severe thunderstorms across parts of the state Tuesday. A strong low pressure system is expected to move into the state, bringing showers and thunderstorms with it. The National Weather Service reports strong mid and upper level winds will help with the development of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Weather forecasters say the storms could produce damaging winds and large hail. Dangerous lighting also will be possible.