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Alabama Hot Air Balloon Classic fills Decatur skies
Decatur, AL - Fortunately, the rain held off Saturday for the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event takes place in Decatur at Point Mallard and is the oldest hot air balloon race in the southeast. It was jam packed with people from all across the state who were ready for a colorful sig
Police: 2nd Decatur man charged in kidnapping, robbery
A second Decatur man has been charged in an April incident in which another man was held against his will, robbed and assaulted, police said.Cody Leon Dudley, 32, of 1817 Brownstone Ave. S.W., Decatur, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-deg
Man in critical condition after Decatur car crash
Decatur Police said Johnny McDowra of Decatur, after stopping at the stop sign, drove his Buick into the path of Honda Accord at West Moulton Street and 6th Avenue NW.
Decatur hospital: Driver in two-vehicle wreck in critical condition
A driver involved in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday in Decatur was in critical condition Thursday night, according to Decatur Morgan Hospital.Johnny Albert McDowra, 74, of Decatur, was injured in the wreck about 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of West Moulton Street and Sixth Avenue Northwest, Decatur p
Up, up and away: Balloons arrive in Decatur
Several hot-air balloons took off at Point Mallard Park today ahead of the 41st annual Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic at the park Saturday and Sunday.Classic cars, antique tractors, music and fireworks also will be part of the event.The highlights of the free two-day festival will be the Ha
Woman accused of using forged prescription
Little, 35, of 20960 Cairo Hollow Road, is charged with attempting to commit a controlled substance crime. She was transported to the Morgan County Jail, where bond was set at $1,000.
Bonds seeks to restore Tanner tradition
Oscar Bonds served as an assistant coach at Piedmont High School for the past 13 seasons, helping the Bulldogs to Class 3A state championships in 2009, 2015 and 2016.
Neighbors react after kidnapping, robbery in Decatur
According to Decatur police, 32-year-old Cody Dudley was arrested on charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, and second-degree assault.
Tanner graduate finishes 2 years in 1
Juan Salas is one of many high school seniors graduating this week, but not many share his accomplishment. The son of Mexican immigrants finished both the 11th and 12th grade in one year, while working every weekend and leading the school's first robotics team.Courtesy Photo
Sheriff: Marijuana, stolen gun found in home with infant
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said Carlton Conrad Williams Jr., 34, had a pound of marijuana, digital scales, vacuum seal bags and a stolen handgun in his apartment when they searched it Friday.
Decatur police 'looking into' Hartselle incident involving officers
Decatur police spokeswoman Emily Long said the department is aware of a Tuesday morning incident in Hartselle involving two Decatur police officers."The Police Department is looking into the situation," she said.Hartselle police responded to a misdemeanor harassment complaint on Hunter Lane on Tuesd
2018 Decatur High School Graduation
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15-year-old Mae Jemison student in ICU after allegedly being “body slammed” by campus security officer
According to a friend of the student, other witnesses say the security officer “body slammed” the student near the end of the day on Monday. They say he had a seizure after the incident, eventually leaving him unconscious.
Police: 2-vehicle wreck blocking traffic at Sixth Avenue S.W. and W. Moulton Street
Decatur police officers were on the scene of a two-vehicle collision with injuries at Sixth Avenue Southwest and West Moulton Street. The wreck occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m., police said.Decatur PD advises motorists to expect delays and lane blockage in the area.
Morgan sheriff pleads Fifth Amendment rights 30 times
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin pleaded her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 30 times in a written response filed Wednesday to a Falkville blogger's federal lawsuit.In each instance, Franklin declined to admit or deny specific allegations asserted against her by plaintiffs Glenda
Decatur cuts 10 teaching positions; 24 resign
Decatur City Schools non-renewed the contracts of 10 teachers, accepted 24 resignations and hired a girls head basketball coach for Decatur High during its Tuesday meeting.Superintendent Michael Douglas said some of the non-renewals, reassignments and transfers were related to the district’s feeder
Morgan County cuts 16 school employees
The Morgan County Board of Education non-renewed the contracts of 15 teachers and one support person during the district's annual personnel meeting, Superintendent Bill Hopkins Jr. said.School leaders also accepted the resignations of five employees, who likely would have received pink slips, and tw
Decatur City Schools letting go 10 teachers to make room for more
DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur City Schools is letting go of a handful of its teachers, but these job cuts aren't all bad news for the district.
Decatur man arrested for child abuse
Decatur Police announced the arrest of Aaron Bankhead for abuse of a relative younger than 15. He's held in the Morgan County Jail on a $5,000 bond on a charge of Class C felony child abuse.Police responded to the report of an injured child at a Decatur school which lead to an investigation that ide
Police: Decatur man charged with child abuse
A Decatur police officer took a child abuse report Friday at a Decatur elementary school, police said, and two detectives began an investigation.