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2 charged with trafficking meth

Investigations by the Cullman Police Department into illegal drug activities led to the arrest of two men on trafficking methamphetamine charges. The police department's Crime Suppression Unit conducted multiple operations leading to the arrest of Ronall Jason Brannon, 45, of Vinemont, for trafficki

CULLMAN TIMES - 2018-03-16 21:50:00

Boaz woman charged with drugging 5-year-old

Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested Thursday afternoon and posted a $50,000 bond later that day, according to jail records. Elchin is accused of giving the boy a pill and dropping him off at school. School faculty noticed something was wrong with the boy and called medical personnel, according

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-16 17:31:00

District Attorney's office arrests Arab man for child porn

An Arab man out of jail on bond on child pornography charges since 2016 was arrested this week on similar charges - this time involving library computers. James Frank Garrison, 75, was arrested in June 2016 for possession of child pornography. He was released on $25,000 bond, but a condition of that

THEARABTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-03-16 23:00:00

State investigators looking into officer-involved shooting in Hanceville

An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman confirmed Saturday it is investigating an officer involved shooting in Hanceville. According to TV news accounts, Hanceville police officers had set up a driver's license check point at the intersection of Alabama Highway 91 and County Road 747 Friday nigh

AL.COM - 2018-03-17 18:22:27

Man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is charged with a sex crime involving a teen girl. John David Coggins, 24, was arrested Thursday by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Gallant man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. Coggins was arrested after a fa

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 15:38:50

Boaz school employee placed on leave for "alleged misconduct"

A Boaz City School System employee is under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave. According to a statement released on Friday afternoon by Boaz Superintendent Shannon Stanley, the school system is currently cooperating with the Boaz Police Department to investigate the unnamed e

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER - 2018-03-16 20:09:00

Several families watched the St. Patrick's day parade

People said it felt good to get dressed up for the holiday. One family from Guntersville told WAAY 31 it's their first time celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Huntsville. They figured it'd be a good time for the children. "It's his first St. Patrick's Day. We're all ready. It's good to get out and

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-18 01:22:00

Gadsden police looking for person of interest in school burglary

Gadsden police said they need help finding a man caught on video surveillance breaking into the Eura Brown Elementary School's gym on Thursday. The man was wearing overalls and a camouflage mask, authorities said. Gadsden police said they need help finding a man caught on video surveillance breakin

WVTM13.COM - 2018-03-17 14:09:00

Marshall County woman arrested for chemical endangerment

A Marshall County woman has been arrested in connection to chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Brandi Fuller. Crystal Leann Russell, 27, of Albertville, is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in whic

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-16 15:14:35

Alabama sheriff legally used $750K in inmate food funds to buy beach house

GADSDEN, Ala. - An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep "excess" inmate-feeding funds for t

TRUEVIRALNEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 04:07:17

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


State troopers investigating deadly 2 car crash in Cullman Co.

Alabama State Troopers are on the scene of a deadly two car crash in Cullman County. The wreck happened Thursday morning on Highway 91 near County Road 603, just north of Hanceville. Troopers say two people were killed. We will update this story when more information becomes available to us.


Woman charged after boy, 5, dropped off at school drugged

An Etowah County woman is charged with a felony after she reportedly dropped a young child off at school after drugging him. Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested earlier this week, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced Friday. Authorities said the Boaz woman is accused of giving a 5-year-old boy a pill t

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 15:15:01

Six arrested after high-speed chase

A police pursuit from Guntersville to Arab on Tuesday ended with six being arrested. The chase began on Hwy. 431 when officials spotted a vehicle with suspicious people inside. After running the tag, police found out that the vehicle was stolen. The chase remained at low-speed around town, but wen


2 more women come forward in case against Cullman attorney Randy Hames

CULLMAN - Two more civil lawsuits have been filed against disgraced Cullman attorney Randy Allan Hames. According to court documents obtained by The Tribune, the plaintiffs are Doris M. Watson and Alisha Cobb; the complaints were filed on March 13, 2018. Both women are represented by Cullman law fir


Burglary suspect jumps into truck, gets taken to meet deputies

An Etowah County woman is in jail, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, after she jumped in the truck of a man who interrupted a burglary, and he drove her to meet deputies. Kelli Lynn Wyatt, 37, of Gadsden, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a felony; one count of four


Deadly shooting probe underway in St. Clair County; possible suspect questioned in Jefferson County

An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting early Wednesday. The shooting happened at a home in the 5100 block of Beason Cove Road in St. Clair County. Few details are being released at this time but a crime scene is roped off at the residence in the Steele community. Sometime later, invest


11 arrested in two separate Boaz busts

Two drug busts early Monday morning in the Boaz area resulted in nearly a dozen arrests on drug-related charges, Marshall County authorities said. Authorities served a search warrant at a home on Niles Road in Boaz Monday morning and said they found cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and


Steele man dead in homicide

A 61-year-old man in Steele was found dead from a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning. The victim was identified as Steven Ray Kirchner, 61, after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office conducted a welfare check at 5175 Beason Cove Road in Steele. Kirchner was found deceased from a gunshot wound.


Two killed in Highway 91 wreck

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick has confirmed that two people have been killed in a car crash in the 3000 block of Highway 91, near the Walter community. The wreck occurred at around 8 a.m. this morning and was reported as a head-on collision. More information will be posted as it becomes