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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

Colbert County citizens upset after not being notified about sex offenders

Changes are on the way for how people are notified about sex offenders in Colbert County and Tuscumbia. Upset neighbors called WAAY 31 after learning registered sex offenders moved into their community and nobody told them about it for weeks. Patrick Story was convicted of having child pornograph

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-22 01:17:00

Mother of shooting suspect charged with illegal gun possession

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The mother of a Booneville shooting suspect faces an illegal firearm possession charge. According to the Booneville Police Department, Tina Marie Irvin was arrested on Tuesday, March 20 for possessing two firearms while being a convicted felon. Her arrest stems from the s

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 17:26:00

Alabama man sentenced in theme park fraud

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - A man who promised to build a $3.5 billion theme park in northwest Alabama is going to prison for fraud. A judge in Florence sentenced Bryan Keith Robinson of Killen to 10 years in prison during a hearing Wednesday. Robinson was ordered to repay investors more than $7 million.

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-21 12:58:12

Inmate re-entry program concerns many Colbert County residents

Countless Colbert County residents are fired up over a faith-based transitional house bringing ex-felons to their neighborhood. Sex offenders have already moved in, and people want to know what can be done to stop more from coming. By law, county officials can't do anything to stop the ministry. All

WAFF - 2018-03-21 04:06:27

Colbert man indicted for capital murder

TUSCUMBIA - Officials say charges have been upgraded against a man originally charged with murder in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a Tuscumbia man outside an apartment complex. A Colbert County grand jury has indicted Riley Earl (Trey) Hamm III, 30, for capital murder, first-degree hind

TIMES DAILY - 2018-03-21 05:10:00

Coondog Cemetery EF-0 Tornado Survey

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 349 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018 ...NWS Damage Survey For 03/19/2018 Coondog Cemetery Tornado Event... ...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in SW Colbert County... .Coondog Cemetery Tornado... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 70 mph Path Length /sta

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-21 21:33:52

Two charged with back-to-back robberies

Police arrested Daryl C. Reeves, 34, and Bradley D. Carter, 28, both of Florence, shortly after the crimes occurred Saturday. Officers responded to the first robbery around 10:30 p.m. at the Circle K at County Road 47 and Cox Creek Parkway. Police said witnesses told them a man ran into the store


Booneville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - A Booneville man faces Attempted Murder charges after allegedly shooting a Kentucky man this weekend. Harley Irvin, 18, was arrested Sunday, March 18, by Booneville police responding to a shots fired call on Elm Street.Harley Ramey Irvin was found near the scene with a fir

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-21 15:28:41

Sheffield approves liquor license, hires jailers

SHEFFIELD - City Council members Monday approved a special retail liquor license that will allow the Mixer at 215 N. Nashville Ave. to serve alcohol at events hosted at the venue, such as wedding receptions or family reunions. The council also approved the hiring of Karen Dian King and Kenneth Ray P


Monday's storm in Russellville classified as an EF-1 tornado

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. - Shortly after daybreak Tuesday, crews were already beginning the clean-up process in Russellville; patching roofs and picking up debris. Another team making their way through the debris was the National Weather Service. They began their tour three miles west of the city. "We're

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-20 22:04:29

Troopers: Hit-and-run driver admits he killed Leighton man

Alabama State Troopers say David Lee Borden of Cherokee contacted them late Saturday night. Troopers tell WAAY 31 Borden told them he was driving on Highway 157 Saturday evening when he hit 75-year-old Jimmy Oneal Waldrep near Duncan Lane. Borden says he didn't see Waldrep because he was wearin


Colbert County man dies after hit-and-run on AL 157

A fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred in Colbert County on Saturday will be submitted to the next available grand jury, Alabama State Troopers reported. Jimmy Oneal Waldrep, 75, of Leighton, died after he was hit by a vehicle at 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Alabama Highway 157 and Duncan L


Child hit by truck in Florence

Florence Police told WAAY 31, a family member kept the child still and calm until the ambulance got to the scene. The child was transported to Huntsville Hospital. The child was injured but alert and answering the officers' questions, said police. The driver of the truck did stop immediately an


Man accused of using fake bills to buy ring

A Huntsville man was arrested Thursday on forgery and theft charges after using counterfeit bills to purchase a ring advertised on Craigslist, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said Friday. Jalmal Malcolm Petite, 25, of 4611 Governors House Drive, Huntsville, allegedly contacted the victim in May 20


Homeless man steals drill from truck at red light

A homeless man was arrested Friday after he attempted to steal a drill and damaged a vehicle stopped at a red light, officials said Friday. The victim told officers on March 6 he was stopped at a traffic light at U.S. 72 and Interstate 65 when Wesley Ford Tribble, 32, approached him to ask for money


Couple charged with child abuse

BOONEVILLE - A car weaving all over the road led to the occupants being charged with child abuse. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, a road deputy was patrolling Highway 4 East when he saw a car without a tag turning onto County Road 5091 south of Booneville. The deputy attempted to p


Largest meth bust in Colbert County history nabs 17lbs of 'ice'

Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson, said investigators worked with a number of other state and federal agencies to make the county's largest meth bust. On Mar. 1, officials with the Colbert County Drug Task Force, Colbert County Sheriff's Office, Lauderdale County Drug Task Force, Franklin


New developments coming to downtown Florence

New attractions and building upgrades are coming to downtown Florence for residents and visitors to get more dining experiences, entertainment and shopping. Big Bad Breakfast remains a hit with huge crowds that are looking to enjoy great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Developers recognize the need


Driver in a hit and run that ended the life of a 75-year-old Leighton man comes forward

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. - Officials say David Lee Borden from Cherokee, Ala. has come forward as the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed 75-year-old Jimmy Oneal Waldrep Saturday night. Alabama State Troopers say the Leighton man was walking on AL. 157 near Duncan Lane when he was hit. Authoritie