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Academy may become Decatur's third high school

Decatur opened two new high school campuses in August and moved almost half of its students to new locations. But the district remains in transition, Douglas said, and the future includes putting a high school at the career academy so students can take their core classes without having to travel bac

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-16 06:15:00

Father-son duos on offense and defense help Decatur have special season

Decatur High football players Cameron Morson and Cole Cagle have been around the Red Raiders football program for as long as they can remember. Their fathers, Kenny Morson and Lee Cagle, have been on the coaching staff since before they were born.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-16 06:15:00

Judge in McWhorter's trial recuses himself

McWhorter, 38, was to be tried Friday on three charges of third-degree domestic violence harassment against a Decatur woman. The charges are Class A misdemeanors.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-16 17:49:00

Holiday blessings: Decatur churches to hold community Thanksgiving meal for 1,100

What started as a Sunday school project 15 years ago reaching 75 people has transformed into a 27-church ministry touching the lives of more than 1,000 people, including inmates, families in need, seniors and the homeless community.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-16 06:10:00

Amanda Reyer sentenced: Limestone County mother children betrayed

Amanda Reyer an Athens, Limestone County, Alabama mother is sentenced to 40 years jail after burning her two children in a ‘hot bath-tub’ as form of punishment after ‘acting out’.

SCALLYWAGANDVAGABOND.COM - 2018-11-16 00:14:58

Christmas & Holidays in Decatur |Rocket City Mom

Season’s Greetings from the River City! It seems like just last week it was 85 degrees outside (oh, wait, it was), and now we are getting ready to slice turkeys, light candles, and trim trees. Let this be your most stress-LESS season yet, with this family fun guide to holiday fun in Decatur and surr


Cedar Ridge students pledge to keep Decatur clean

“We’re helping the environment and making where we live a cleaner place,” said Hubbard, whose project won best overall among sixth-grade students.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-16 06:05:00

Police: Alabama nurse used insulin to poison husband

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Lots of shocking new details surfaced in a Madison County Courtroom in the case of a Huntsville woman accused of poisoning her husband. Nikki Cappello, 32, was not present for the preliminary hearing in District Judge Claude Hundley III's court. She filed a written waiver. Ho

WAFF - 2018-11-16 01:04:46

Teen accused of murder to be tried as adult

Records show Aaron Raynard Jones, one of two teens involved in the fatal beating of a Georgia man, was denied youthful offender status Wednesday in Limestone County Circuit Court.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-11-15 21:35:00

New Athens High School opening delayed again

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - The new high school in Athens will not be ready to open Monday as planned. Athens City Schools Superintendent Trey Holladay made that announcement Thursday afternoon. The school system isn't currently ready to put an opening date out, but Holladay said it will be after the holida

WAFF - 2018-11-15 22:02:14

Exhibit in downtown Decatur examines the relationship between man and nature

Through film, photographs, paintings, collages, drawings and 3D printouts, local artists address environmental issues in the newest exhibit at a downtown Decatur gallery.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-11-15 06:05:00

Woman gets 40 years for scalding kids over messy bed

ATHENS, AL (AP/WFLA) - A woman convicted of putting her two children in scalding water as punishment has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Amanda Reyer said her children had been caught messing up a bed. Judge Robert Baker in Limestone County, Alabama, gave Reyer the maximum sentence Tuesday. Th

NBC4 COLUMBUS - 2018-11-15 02:47:44

LCSO: 'Booger' a suspect in storage-unit burglaries

The burglaries were reported Oct. 9, but authorities said the incidents occurred between Oct. 5 and 8, the LCSO said.


Road closed for repairs due to weather, high traffic in Limestone Co.

A big chunck of Gray road, near Newby Road in Tanner, will be closed Thursday and Friday, and again early next week, as crews work to restructure and repave the failing road.

WAAY-TV - 2018-11-15 18:54:00

Decatur vs. Priceville girls basketball

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Incident at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant prompts special inspection

Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (file photo: nrc.gov) LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating an incident where a diver working underwater at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant received a dose rate alarm. The diver was working on an underwater steam dryer system when he receiv


Mother gets 40-year sentence for putting children in scolding hot water as punishment

Reyer's boyfriend, Derrick Defoe, is still in the Limestone County Jail, awaiting trial.


Decatur Red Raiders gearing up for 2nd round of playoffs

Decatur got the upset win over unbeaten & 5th ranked Jackson-Olin in the first round of the playoffs. This week they have their sights set on Oxford.


Athens woman gets 40 years for scalding her children

ATHENS — Amanda Reyer, of Athens, received two 20-year sentences to run consecutively for scalding her two young children in June 2015.


UPDATE: two dead, eight hospitalized after bus from Huntsville crashes in Mississippi

UPDATE: Eight people remain in the hospital Thursday morning as a result of Wednesday's tour bus crash outside Memphis. WAAY-31 confirmed four people are in a trauma center at a hospital in Memphis, and four others remain in a hospital in Southaven, Mississippi.