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Sheriff’s Office: Ardmore man arrested after food-deprived son found with belt mark on face
An Ardmore man is charged with third-degree domestic violence after investigators found a belt marking across the face of one of his sons. Kevin DeWayne Owens Sr., 46, was charged and released from the Limestone County Jail Wednesday on $5,000 bond. Owens surrendered to authorities Tuesday after Lim
Heavy flooding in Ardmore at state line
WAAY 31 viewers Donna Hereford and Shane Brown sent us these images of flooding at Hwy. 31 at the Stateline Bridge. If you are in that area, try your best to avoid. Remember to never drive in flooded areas.
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.
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.
Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.
UNDER WATER: Rainfall, flooding pose threat to county
Massive amounts of rain spared no one in Limestone County as roads and yards saw flooding and a few homes even saw damage from lightning, according to emergency reports. The National Weather Service in Huntsville announced a flood watch around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday that is set to remain in effect thro
2 arrested in Limestone County after suspected drug deal, high-speed chase
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputies interrupted an apparent drug deal at the Budget Inn in Ardmore Monday night, and they arrested a couple who led them on a high-speed pursuit through two counties and caused two collisions.
Athens man charged with trying to help escape ploy that included recliner launching
Deputies arrested an Athens man early Wednesday morning who is accused of attempting to run a Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputy off the road during a pursuit. That high-speed chase Monday night began at the Budget Inn in Ardmore and included a recliner being pushed out of a truck bed toward l
North Alabama, Tennessee schools opening late, closing Thursday due to flooding
These schools have reported closings and delayed openings for Thursday. * Colbert County schools will open two hours late on Thursday. * Giles County schools in Tennessee will be closed Thursday.
Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel
2 charged with trafficking after 2-county chase
ARDMORE — Two people are in Limestone County Jail facing drug trafficking charges following a high-speed chase and two collisions Monday night in Ardmore, according to the Limestone Sheriff’s Office.
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
Another inmate dies in Alabama prison
A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction
Northeast Alabama man killed when truck hits tree on highway
A northeast Alabama man died early this morning while driving a truck that crashed into a tree that was lying on U.S. 11, authorities said. Christopher Lee O’Neal, a 45-year-old from Centre, died at the scene of the 4:12 a.m. wreck, state troopers said. The wreck happened less than a mile south of F
Heavy rains to continue; Alabama Power lake levels rising
Heavy rains this week have elevated Alabama Power lake levels, and rain this weekend is expected to push lake levels even higher in some locations. More than 3 inches of rain have fallen in parts of the Upper Coosa River basin in the past 48 hours. And more wet weather is in the forecast – an additi
Fayetteville restaurant owner pleads guilty to sales tax evasion charges
The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Serapio Granados pleading guilty to eight counts of tax fraud.
Limestone officials caution motorists about 5 roads
ATHENS — Limestone County roads remain open, but officials say potential flooding concerns could make some roads impassable. Limestone Emergency Management Officer Eddie Gilbert said four roads in District 4 and one road in District 3 are on the county’s watch list.
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., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f
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.
Flood-prone neighborhood preparing for heavy rain in Limestone Co.
With all the rain expected this week, people who live in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst. One of those areas is Cowford Road in Athens. WAAY 31 spent the day talking with neighbors on Cowford Road about how they deal with the flooding.