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Athens woman facing contraband charges after jail staff finds meth inside her body
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - A woman being held in the Limestone County Jail is now facing additional contraband charges. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says that 36-year-old Christy Evans has been charged with promoting prison contraband and possession of a controlled substance. Blakely says that j
No tethering ordinance delayed again in Athens
Once again, the vote on the proposed anti-dog tethering ordinance in athens is delayed. The city council wants to make last minute amendments. Right now, the council has two options: An ordinance that still allows tethers and one that does not allow them at all. Because of the amount of public outcr
LCSO: Woman hid bag of drugs in her privates
Limestone County Sheriff's Office Deputy and Spokesman Stephen Young said Christy Evans, 36, of Alabama 127, Athens, was arrested Sunday on traffic warrants, but jail staff noticed Monday she seemed to be under the influence of narcotics.
Guardrail repair to shut down inside northbound lane on I-65 in Limestone
Today through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, the Alabama Department of Transportation will be repairing damaged guardrail in the median of Interstate 65 between Exit 365 (Alabama 53) in northern Limestone County and the Tennessee state line.
Woman charged with having drugs behind bars in Limestone County Jail
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - A woman arrested for outstanding traffic warrants is facing more serious charges, after Limestone County authorities said they found methamphetamine on her in jail. Christy Evans, 36, of Athens, was booked into the Limestone County Jail Sunday on the warrants. The Limestone
3 hospitalized in shooting outside restaurant in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Three people were admitted to two different hospitals following a shooting in Madison County Monday night.Lt. Donny Shaw with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says that they responded to Madison Hospital, Huntsville Hospital, and Parlay’s Restaurant and Lounge on Wall
Athens city officials table decision on animal ordinance
A proposed ordinance would have taken a step towards banning tethering a dog, and change shelter and size restrictions for outdoor animals, which left people wondering how this would impact the elderly and low income pet owners and how police could enforce the rules.
Late night shooting injures three people
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - Around 11:00p.m. Monday night Madison County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Madison Hospital, Huntsville Hospital and 1158 Wall Triana Hwy at Parlay's Restaurant and Lounge in reference to a shooting.
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Man hospitalized after shooting in Athens, police looking for person of interest
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Police are investigating a shooting that left one man hospitalized in Limestone County. The Limestone County Sheriff says the victim in the shooting had been at Boomer's, a gentleman's club in Madison County, just after midnight on Sunday. As he was driving home, he was shot at
Decatur police investigating multiple reported thefts at apartment complex
Source: Decatur policeDECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Police in Decatur are looking to get more information on report thefts at an apartment complex.The police department says that the thefts occurred at Albany Landing Apartments.Video surveillance shows two subjects walking around the area and going through v
Redstone Federal Credit Union investigates increased ATM transaction disputes
MADISON COUNTY, Ala – Redstone Federal Credit Union is investigating an increase in disputes related to ATM transactions that occurred over the weekend. At this time, they are not releasing much information about what happened, but they have involved law enforcement.
One hurt in drive-by shooting Sunday in Limestone County
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – One person was shot multiple times early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting, deputies said.
Police: Decatur man threw meth, crack cocaine out of car during pursuit
A Decatur man threw meth and crack cocaine out of a car window while being pursued by an officer last week, Decatur police said.Telvin Jaquan Evans, 24, of 2930 Frost Dr. S.W., was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance a
Huntsville Police search for man charged with abusing baby
Huntsville Police are searching for 25-year-old Joseph Michael Lockett, a.k.a. Joseph Michael "Carter" who is wanted on felony warrants that include assault 1st degree, child abuse and aggravated child abuse.Lockett's girlfriend, 22-year-old Chelsea Gay, is already in custody for aggravated child ab
Leighton man charged with attempted murder, arson, kidnapping after Limestone standoff
A Leighton man faces numerous charges, including attempted murder, arson and kidnapping, after allegedly stealing a vehicle, leading deputies on a pursuit Sunday and firing at them, and ramming a patrol vehicle before abandoning the stolen car, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.Ronn
Decatur woman dies after two-vehicle wreck, troopers say
A Decatur woman injured in a two-vehicle crash on East Upper River Road just after noon Saturday died later that day at Huntsville Hospital, Alabama troopers said.Ashley Rene Hagood, 32, was seriously injured when the 2013 Nissan Altima she was driving crossed the center-line and collided with a 201
Two people wanted in Huntsville for using stolen credit cards
The two suspects are wanted for using stolen credit cards, which were taken from a victim's purse during a church service.The surveillance footage that shows the suspects using the credit cards is from the Wal-Mart off L&N Drive in Huntsville.
Madison County officials collecting items Hurricane Michael victims
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Madison County Commissioners are going to be working to gather items for victims of Hurricane Michael. Commissioners hope to collect several different items, including bottled water, nonperishable food items, buckets, bleach, toiletries, bar soap, paper towels, shampoo/co
Combine catches fire in East Limestone
Photo courtesy Blake Williams LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - Firefighters were working to put out a fire on some farm equipment Monday afternoon. A combine caught fire in a field on Mooresville Road south of Highway 72 in east Limestone County, firefighters said. The fire happened around 4 p.m. Athens Fir