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Prosecutors in Marshall County seek deposition from key witness in capital murder case due to failing health

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A judge in Marshall County sets an August trial date for a man facing five counts of capital murder. But prosecutors asked for and got a special deposition for their prime witness.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Second suspect in string of Marshall County burglaries arrested

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – A burglary suspect police have been searching for since December is in police custody. Albertville police said they arrested Richard Shirley Anderson Wednesday.


Police warn of counterfeit money circulating in Albertville

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Police are warning people to check the money they’re being handed during transactions to see if it has any Asian symbols. The Albertville Police Department said Thursday it has seen an increase in fake money that is usually used for training international banks. The money, while


Albertville approves alcohol license for TJ's Hotwings

The Albertville City Council approved a change in ownership alcohol license in a brief Monday night meeting. A public hearing was held for Ebraham Obaid’s request to approve a change of ownership and on-premises beer and wine license for TJ’s Hotwings of Albertville, located at 413 Railroad Ave. No


Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle drugs in Marshall County Jail using shoes

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. -Authorities charge two people after finding drugs in shoe soles. A Marshall County Sheriff’s Office inmate requested new shoes be brought to him by a friend on the outside. Casi Magen Saint, delivered the shoes to the Sheriff’s Office as requested, according to police. Officia


Marshall County 911 Center back open after being struck by lightning

The lightning caused thousands of dollars in damage, but dispatchers never missed a beat while handling emergency calls during this week's storms. Right now, the Marshall County 911 system is back up and running, after being damaged by a lightning strike.


Guntersville police searching for burglar

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Police are looking for someone who broke into two businesses in the city overnight into Thursday morning. Police say at least one person broke into Lake Grocery on Highway 431, and then the Dollar General store nearby. Police released surveillance images Thursday afternoon of th


Marshall County Sheriff’s Office drug bust in Albertville

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reported a drug bust in Albertville. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie said agents with the Marshall County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Richard and Misty Turner, located at 110 Phillipson Drive


Man arrested in Marshall County for truck theft, drug possession

According to Assistant Chief Steve Guthrie with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, on February 18, a report was filed that a Dodge Ram had been stolen from the area. Later that day, the sheriff's office says the victim of the theft saw the suspect, John Creamer, driving the stolen truck on Merril


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.


Deputies: Truck thief caught driving the stolen truck by the victim in Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said a man stole a truck only to be seen driving it later on by its owner. A man reported his Dodge Ram stolen to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say later that same day, he saw John Blake Creamer driving his stolen truck on


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Alabama man gets 16 years for helping slaying suspect elude police

CENTREVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to helping his cousin elude police officers who were searching for him in the slaying of one woman and the kidnapping of another.


Stolen guns, meth, LSD, more seized from Albertville couple's residence

Two people have been arrested after the Marshall County Drug Task Force searched an Albertville home over the weekend. Agents recovered about 14 ounces of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, oxycodone, hydrocodone, two stolen pistols, a stolen CBR600, about $7,000 in cash, three veh


Marshall County sheriff’s son arrested

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The son of Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims is in jail facing a felony charge. Jordan Craig Sims, 28, of Guntersville, was arrested Feb. 6 on a charge of second-degree receiving stolen property. Sheriff Sims said he requested his son be held in the Blount County Jail for saf