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Florence police investigating homicide of 23-year-old
According to Captain Brad Holmes, officers conducted a welfare check at Four Season Apartments Friday at 5:30 p.m. for 23-year-old Christopher ‘Devan’ Cobb after family members were not able to reach him. Upon arriving, officers say the found Cobb dead inside.
Three injured in tornado-confirmed storm in Cullman County
The Cullman County EMA officials say a 7-year-old, a 3-week old infant, and their mother were all injured during the NWS-confirmed tornado. All three were occupants of a mobile home and the mobile home is “totally destroyed.”
Tornado watch for Cullman area until 10 p.m.
ShutterstockCullman County and the surrounding area are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.The National Weather Service issued the watch at 5:40 p.m. as it tracks weather activity to the west.A tornado warning was issued earlier in Colbert and Franklin counties.
Limestone DA names 7 future cases he will try
First up on Aug. 13 is the trial of Amanda Marie Reyer, 25, of 300 Bullington Drive, Athens, accused of intentionally scalding her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in the bathtub of their former home in the 21000 block of Tillman Mill Road on June 13, 2015. Reyer is charged along with her boyf
Man charged with first-degree rape in Athens, accused of years of sexual abuse
Late Wednesday night, the police received a call about a teenage girl that had been sexually assaulted. On Thursday, the victim told authorities Uriel Valadarez had been doing inappropriate sexual acts to her since she was 8 years old.
Strong Storms Tracking Through The Valley
At 11:50, the strongest storms had just cleared east of Huntsville and Fayetteville. The threat for damaging storms has ended for areas along and west of I-65. The risk for stronger storms continues for Jackson, Marshall, and DeKalb counties through about 1 PM.
Local youth pastor drives "the truck" you might've seen around Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - "One day when I was free, I just got a Sawzall out and removed the back window and I just cut a piece and cut across the roof," says Josh Thomas.
Athens man charged with domestic violence
The girlfriend told authorities June 4 her boyfriend, Brandon Wayne Murphy, had choked and beaten her, the release said. During a June 5 video interview, she accused him of taking her phone away when she tried to call 911 and threatening to kill her.
Athens computer store owner charged with using a church school to defraud a federal computer surplus program for $22M
Mays allegedly provided a small portion of the equipment to the school, sold some of it to recycling centers and on eBay, or just threw it in the dumpster.
Second capital murder charged filed for men accused of killing 13-year-old girl
Yoni Martinez Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, were both charged with capital murder of a person under the age of 14 in connection to that investigation.
Car crashes into ditch near homes after driver was shot in the leg
Shortly after 2 a.m., police responded to a shooting call over on Salem Road near Victory Lane. When they arrived, they found a female victim with a gunshot wound to her leg.
Athens High welcomes new assistant principal
When Athens High School students return to school this fall, they are in for all kinds of changes, including a brand-new 26,500-square-foot building and new assistant principal.
BREAKING: No injuries in Limestone school bus accident
Dr. Tom Sisk, Superintendent of Limestone County Schools, confirmed there were no injuries. The students were on their way to the Birmingham Zoo as part of a field trip with the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant-funded summer program.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Limestone, Madison Counties Until 1:00PM
* At 1224 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Harvest, or 7 miles east of Athens, moving east at 45 mph.HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.SOURCE…Radar indicated.IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Kiddie Carnival opens June 28 in Athens
The Athens Lions Club Lion invites kids, parents, grandparents and friends to the opening of the Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival on Thursday, June 28. The nostalgic carnival with kid-size carnival rides offers free admission, 50 cent ride tickets and delicious concessions.Courtesy photo
Official: Athens man used church school in $22M computer fraud
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois reported Wednesday the seven-count indictment accuses 50-year-old Steven Mays of defrauding the federal "Computers for Learning" program through his Athens business, Mays Computers and Outdoors, at 1802 U.S. 72 East, Suite B, near Linds
UPDATE: Suspect wanted in Lee Drive shooting in custody
Marcus Antonio Prentice, 37, was wanted on four felony assault warrants forthe shooting on Lee Drive Tuesday.
Police Release Victim and Suspect names in Knollbrook Murders
Huntsville Police are in the process of securing Capital Murder warrants for 43 year old Rodney Shawn Geddes, who is currently in custody in Franklin County, TN.
Additional charge filed against men jailed for 13-year-old's murder
Yoni Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are now both charged with capital murder of two or more people.
Limestone County man accused of defrauding federal government
According to the federal indictment, Mays set up a Computers for Learning account for Dwight Baptist Academy in Dwight, Illinois. But instead of acquiring computers and equipment for the school, he mostly sold them at his store, Mays' Computer Company in Athens, the indictment states.