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Troopers investigating accident that killed Athens man

ATHENS - Alabama troopers continue to investigate a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 72 Wednesday morning that killed an Athens man. Marcus Benton Patterson, 55, was killed when the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving left the roadway and overturned, according to troopers. Patterson, who was not wear

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-22 13:49:00

Man brought back from New Orleans to face capital murder charge in Huntsville

Charles Anthony Mosby, 28, was booked into the Madison County Jail just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mosby is charged with capital murder for the Jan. 28 shooting death of Raemon Ross. Ross was shot at his home on Binford Drive and told officers Mosby and another person knocked on his door with th

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-22 14:32:00

Athens man killed in car wreck

Marcus Patterson, 55, was killed when the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving ran off the road on U.S. 72 and overturned. According to Alabama State Troopers, Patterson was not wearing a seat belt and he was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred six mi

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-22 04:54:00

Three arrested on felony drug charges

An ongoing narcotics investigation in the Five Points community resulted in three people being arrested on felony drug charges and a quantity illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia being seized on Monday, March 12, according to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. Cody Max Busbey, 30,

MOULTON ADVERTISER - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Woman dead after shooting at West Mobile apartment complex

Officers said a woman was shot at Dickens Ferry Apartments on Dickens Ferry Road near Old Shell Road. The victim was taken to Providence Hospital where she died. Her name has not been released. Police have a suspect in custody but his name has not been released. This story will be updated as more

WSFA - 2018-03-21 22:39:11

Huntsville Police Officer charged with DUI, placed on administrative leave

Curtis Mitchell (Image: Huntsville Police) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police tell us one of their officers has been arrested. Curtis Mitchell faces DUI charges. Investigators say the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency served a warrant on Mitchell this morning stemming from a 'DUI incident" from this

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-22 16:17:19

AG Marshall talks opioids, crime during Athens visit

It has been 13 months since Atmore native Steve Marshall was appointed to replace Luther Strange as attorney general for the state of Alabama. He now faces a Republican primary in June and a general election in November if he wants to keep the position. He does. "There's very much a passion for me i

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-21 11:45:00

Priceville Partners owner back to jail for alleged used car fraud

A Decatur man already charged with selling used cars he did not own is back in jail for allegedly doing it again. Greg Steenson is at the center of the bankruptcy of Priceville Partners, a used car dealership and title loan business. The company's collapse led to Steenson's indictment in Morgan Coun

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-22 05:00:00

NAACP demands answers from Limestone County board, superintendent

Wilbur Woodruff, president of the Limestone County NAACP, leads a peaceful protest Tuesday outside the Limestone County school board office on Jefferson Street in Athens along with speakers Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, and Flossie Dawson, a member of the e

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-21 11:30:00

Decatur capital murder case going to grand jury

The mother of a Decatur shooting victim said she saw Kendall Rashaid Rucker leaving the scene on a bicycle after she heard gunshots inside the home, according to court testimony Tuesday. Rucker told police she was lying. Rucker, 22, of 2017 Morgan Ave. S.W., is charged with capital murder in the Feb

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-21 05:15:00

Suspect charged in DUI crash that killed man, sent 3 others to the hospital

A Huntsville man is charged with manslaughter in an early-morning 2017 crash that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital. Derrick Lamont Chandler is charged with manslaughter in a DUI crash that killed a 40-year-old from Huntsville.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Derrick Lamont Chand


Athens softball takes win in tournament

Athens took a big 9-1 victory over Marion High School in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic after dropping their first two games of the tournament. The Golden Eagles pounded out 14 hits in the game and scored six runs in the first two innings to take early control. Gracie Green and Emma Ogden led Athen

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-21 17:25:00

Storm damage in Ardmore, Limestone County

Monday's storms left homes heavily damaged in Ardmore. Officials say it is likely that a tornado touched down. One family on Gatlin Road sustained heavy damage, but the residents got to safety in a neighbor's basement. They say that saved their lives. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reports th


Athens Utilities still working to repair outages after Monday storms

Athens Utilities has restored power to a majority of its customers. About 140 customers remain impacted, down from 1,300. Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said crews are repairing downed power lines and replacing broken utility poles. The remaining outages are in the Elkmont and Ardmore areas


One man dead in late night shooting

DECATUR, Ala. - On the night of March 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Morgan County E-911 Center received a call of a shooting at 1602 Brookridge Road SW. The caller, Cameron Matthews, stated that he had just shot someone. Officers with the Decatur Police Department's Patrol Division re


VIDEO: Drone footage captures birds-eye view of tornado damage

WAAY 31 is using aerial footage to bring you a different view of the aftermath. Aerial footage shot Tuesday shows the extent of the damage done by severe weather that moved through north Alabama Monday evening. WAAY 31 used a drone camera to capture footage of the damage at confirmed tornado site

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-20 21:41:00

Decatur man pleads guilty to federal kidnapping, child sex-trafficking charges

Brian David Boersma, 48, pleaded guilty to charges of attempting kidnapping, attempted kidnapping of a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a child, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. Boersma tried to get a co-worker to find som


Athens Utilities restores power to most customers

ATHENS - Athens Utilities has restored power to most of its customers after Monday's storms, and about 140 customers remain without power, down from 1,300, according to Athens officials. Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said crews are repairing downed power lines and replacing broken utility


Decatur Police investigating fatal shooting of a 23-year-old

Officers were called to the Brookridge Apartment complex shortly before 11 p.m. for a shooting call. When they arrived, they found a 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds on the second floor of one of the apartments. Family of the victim confirmed that he's Chaz Harris. Investigators be


UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil