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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.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 22:54:09

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.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:30:00

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

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:30:00

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

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-23 01:15:00

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.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-23 01:09:00

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

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:45:00

Statewide events come to Athens

Both events brought many people in from out of town. The golf tournament featured 40 golfers, who spent three days in Athens with their families, coaches and friends. The softball tournament brought in even more people as 42 teams of girls from ages 6 to 16 competed over the three days.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-23 10:45:00

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.

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-06-22 12:25:00

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.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-21 16:29:00

Athens hosting state softball tourney

It's a tournament that Athens Park and Recreation Director Ben Wiley said was more than 10 years in the making, but it will finally take place this weekend, as 42 travel softball teams will descend on Athens Sportsplex as part of the USSSA softball state tournament.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:00:00

Significant Weather Advisory For Northwestern Madison And Northeastern Limestone Counties Until 12:45 PM CDT

Northern Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Harvest, Alabama A And M

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-06-22 12:11:00

Decatur man sentenced to 30 years for attempted kidnapping, attempted sex-trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Decatur man to 30 years in prison Thursday in a case that involved attempted kidnapping and attempted sex-trafficking of a minor, The Daily's news partner, WAFF-48, reported.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-06-21 22:55:00

No injuries in Limestone school bus accident

Dr. Tom Sisk, Superintendent of Limestone County Schools, confirmed there were no injuries. Sisk said the group was on its way to the Birmingham Zoo as part of a field trip with the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant-funded summer program.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:30:00

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.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 21:04:50

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.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 22:26:20

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.

WAAY-TV - 2018-06-21 16:45:00

Banded Together: Athens High musicians featured in Nashville group's music video

Clad in the black and gold of Athens High, members of the school’s marching band joined the Nashville recording artist Skyway Man in a performance of “Opportunity/Visions Pt. 2.”Set in the school’s band room, a music video of the performance of the teenage musicians and the four-piece indie-folk ban


Way of the Warrior: Athens teacher wows on American Ninja Warrior

Cheers turned to gasps when the teacher faltered on the third step of Razor's Edge — a dangling contraption consisting of three vertical plates suspended from a balance bar. The misstep flung her sideways, causing the petite powerhouse to slam into one of the plates and then crash to the ground. The


Private investigator takes on 2013 controversial cold case murder

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A private investigator is working to solve a nearly five-year-old cold case murder in Madison County that is the subject of a a controversial investigation. Jason Klonowski, an outspoken critic of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, was found murdered at his Harvest home in Novem

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-22 02:42:52

Tanner Elementary students involved in minor wreck

The children were on a field trip when the wreck happened near Cullman.Tanner Elementary School students were on a field trip when their bus was involved in a minor wreck Thursday morning, Limestone County Schools officials said.District spokeswoman Karen Tucker said students from Tanner Elementary'