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Police: Crack cocaine seized in Decatur

A Decatur woman was jailed Wednesday after police found crack cocaine in her car during a traffic stop, police said. Officers stopped Kristina McDonald, 40, of 621 Cherry St. N.W., as she was driving and searched the car, Decatur police said. Officers found she had about 1 gram of crack cocaine, pol

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Decatur woman on trial for child abuse after leaving baby in parked car

A prosecutor argued Wednesday in Morgan County Circuit Court that a Decatur woman should be found guilty of felony child abuse for leaving her 6-week-old infant in a hot car last summer. "There is a standard that has to be imposed there," Assistant District Attorney Stacy Adams told the jury. "You'r

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:10:00

Decatur Police Department in need of rocks to help kids learn

DECATUR, Ala. - The Decatur Police Department's School Resource Unit is finding a new way to connect with the city's youngest students. "#DPDRocks" is the department's newest outreach. Police officers and members of a nearby church painted positive messages on rocks and hid them on the campuses of A

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2017-09-21 01:44:10

1 killed, 3 injured in Morgan Co accident

Alabama troopers tell us a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, September 20, in Morgan County claimed one life and injured three others. Ken McDearmon, 62, of Falkville was killed when the 2013 Dodge Challenger he was driving collided head-on with a 2001 Dodge 1500. McDearmon, who was not using a seat b

WAFF - 2017-09-21 15:25:19

"This is just a tragic accident": 3-year-old dies after being hit by a car

A 3-year-old who was hit by car on Tuesday passed away Wednesday morning, Somerville police said. Chief Chris Dillard said the child, identified as Zaydon Arnett, died at Huntsville Hospital. He was struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Bluff City Road after the child ran out into the road, police

AL.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:19

Helsley completes purchase of Mellow Mushroom

After almost six months of negotiations, local restaurateur Ryan Helsley has completed the purchase of Decatur's Mellow Mushroom and plans to reopen in about four weeks. Helsley, who also owns Moe's Original Bar-B-Que next door, has been working to buy the pizzeria at Second Avenue Northeast and Mou

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:10:00

North Alabama man among 4 to be nominated to TVA board

James R. "Skip" Thompson III of Decatur is one of four people who will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the nine-member Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, the White House said today. The nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. Trump will name Thompson and Kenneth E.

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-21 20:17:00

County wants $1 million for old health department

Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long said this week he would like to see the former Morgan County Health Department building in the heart of downtown Decatur contribute to downtown development, but his primary goal for the moment is just selling the property. Morgan County officials have set a

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Police: Unlocked car doors, valuables in plain sight spur vehicle break-ins

Numerous vehicle break-ins were reported in Decatur and Athens this summer, but police say most of those break-ins involved vehicles that were unlocked or had valuables in plain sight. Forty-two vehicle break-ins were reported in Decatur in June and 29 were reported in July, according to police reco

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:10:00

The waiting game: Many kids still can't attend pre-K

The number of Decatur children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs has increased in recent years, but many remain on waiting lists. The increased pre-K enrollment in the Decatur area from 2000 to 2015 was documented in a recently released annual report published by VOICES for Alabama's Children, a

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:10:00

Bibbee, Bowling clash; council rejects mayor's proposal to extend rec center hours

Mayor Tab Bowling and Councilwoman Paige Bibbee clashed again Wednesday over the issue of extended summer recreation center hours as the Decatur City Council wrapped up budget hearings. Bibbee argued against spending roughly $14,000 to extend summer hours at the Aquadome, Fort Decatur and T.C. Almon

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:20:00

Art Investment: River Clay attracting visitors to downtown

Armed with sculptures, paintings, jewelry, scarves and photographs, dozens of artists from across the Southeast will descend on downtown Decatur, triggering a cultural, educational and financial boost to the city. The third annual River Clay Fine Arts Festival, named for the building material in man

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:15:00

Trinity man accused of breaking into car parked at Target

A Trinity man faces breaking and entering charges after he allegedly broke into a car in the Target parking lot in February, Decatur police said. On Feb. 8, witnesses saw Stephen Shawn Clark, 26, of 7454 Morgan County 221, breaking into an Acura SUV parked in the Target parking lot at 1235 Point Mal

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-21 21:23:00

Life Church presents paper to Hartselle City Schools

On Sun., Sept. 10, Life Church presented over 200 cases of paper to Hartselle City schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Dee Jones for our local schools as a part of our "Love Where You Live" message series. | Special to the Enquirer On Sun., Sept. 10, Life Church presented over 200 cases of paper to Harts

HARTSELLE ENQUIRER - 2017-09-21 22:21:00

UPDATE: Tanner woman shamed for breastfeeding at local gym

After a week of publicity that went national and generated a great deal of fiery debate on social media, Ruha Tacey, the Tanner mom who was asked to breastfeed her daughter in the bathroom by a desk clerk at SportsFit in Athens is still reeling from her experience. On Sept. 11, she hit the gym for t

NEWS-COURIER - 2017-09-21 21:00:00

High School Blitz - Power Rankings after Week 4

1. Rogers (4-0) Friday: vs. Central Next: at Lexington 2. Wilson (3-0) Friday: at West Limestone Next: at Lauderdale County 3. Deshler (3-0) Friday: at Priceville Next: at Colbert County 4. Muscle Shoals (3-1) Friday: vs. Hartselle Next: Off 5. Brooks (2-1) Friday: at Lawrence County Next: Off 6. La

TIMES DAILY - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power

NEWS-COURIER - 2017-09-21 22:12:00

Fight over labeling of 'flushable' wipes headed to federal court

WASHINGTON - The question of whether flushable wipes - used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper - are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District of Columbia over a new city law regulating when such

NEWS-COURIER - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

NEWS-COURIER - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

NEWS-COURIER - 2017-09-21 16:30:00