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Rome Man Wanted for Murder Arrested in Savannah
Allen was arrested late last year after being found to be in possession of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and synthetic marijuana in his vehicle outside a home on Chambers Street. Reports added that despite being a convicted felon he was also found to be in possession of a 38 snub nose revolver
Bond denied for man accused of fatally shooting boyfriend
A Floyd County Superior Court judge denied a man’s motion for bond almost a month after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a man described as his boyfriend.The motion from Demonte Tywon Penn, 26, of 325 Edgewood Ave., was denied Thursday by Judge Billy Sparks on the grounds he is a
Railroad Overpass: Council mulls closing crossing at 23rd Street to free up funds to explore overpass in Fort Payne
Following the passage of the ordinance, Norfolk Southern Railway has agreed to offer assistance to the city. They have said they would pay up to $35,000, according to the council. This would free up money for the city to “research other options” with the railroad.
Police: Grain truck causes traffic delay in Geraldine
Courtesy: Geraldine Police DepartmentGERALDINE, Ala. — Geraldine Police say one lane is blocked on Highway 75 Wednesday around the north end of the town. They describe a grain truck has caused the issue this morning.The photo shows the truck’s trailer broken near the center.
Alabama man out on bond after being booked on 15 child sex charges including rape, sodomy
A Hollywood, Alabama, man is free on $405,000 bond after being booked Tuesday in Jackson County on 15 counts of child sex charges related to allegations investigators say go back years.
Gadsden police investigating recent reports of someone shooting paintballs at vehicles and houses
GADSDEN, Ala (WIAT) - The Gadsden Police Department is investigating several incidents of someone or multiple people shooting paintballs at homes and moving vehicles. Gadsden Police say they received reports over the last couple months, but the reports increased over the last week.
Hydroplanes set to race in Guntersville this weekend
“I’ve never been to Alabama, so this is really cool," said U-21 hydroplane driver, Brian Perkins. "I like it. The people are awesome.”
Boaz police searching for theft suspect
Boaz police said a man wanted for recent thefts ran from officers Tuesday and may have been armed at the time.Hunter Moore ran into a wooded area Tuesday when Boaz and Albertville police went to serve him with a warrant for theft. Police had been searching for Moore since Friday, when they said they
Officials: stopped trains in Fort Payne are causing major traffic congestion
FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Trains stopped across roads, often for long periods of time, are causing traffic problems in Fort Payne, officials said this past week. Those trains traveling through Fort Payne have drivers steaming.
Traffic stop results in arrest of two for possession of meth
A traffic stop for a vehicle that was operating with a damaged windshield resulted in the arrest of two individuals for possession of methamphetamine.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Jonathan Derrick Gilbert, 28, of 1235 Monroe Green Road, Trion, and Amy Deondra Gray, 39, of 2192 Ridgeway Road
Marshall County employee returns to work after a three week suspension for using a racial slur
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - A Marshall County employee is back in the office, after a three-week suspension for using a racial slur on the job. It started with a note that Marshall County Circuit Clerk, Cheryl Pierce, received back in May.
Grand Jury indicts Hollywood man on multiple Rape and Sexual abuse charges
54-year-old Paul Carl Kirtland is behind bars on bonds totaling $405,000.00, according to arrest records.
Guntersville approves new lakefront development
The Guntersville City Council approved a lakefront development agreement at the city’s harbor.“We approved a Development Agreement with Patrick Lawler, who is a Guntersville native, and he will do a mixed-use type development with restaurants, retail, and entertainment,” Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dol
Racial slur may cost a Marshall County clerk her job
The disciplinary that was taken. We feel that it's not enough, that we feel that there should be a zero tolerance for this action. And that the employee should have been terminated, when this occured.
Marshall County Drug Task Force agents recovered pounds of meth sent to homes in the mail
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — Agents in Marshall County recovered pounds of meth right as it was delivered through the mail to a home, and that led to the same thing at a different house.
AL Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Jackson County triple murderer
The Alabama Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Jackson County man's capital murder convictions and death sentence.James Ben Brownfield, 43, of Scottsboro, was convicted of three counts of capital murder in 2004 for the murders of his sister, Brenda McCutchin, his brother-in-law, Latham McCutch
Report: Woman assaults 3 grandchildren
A Rome woman faces several felony charges after being accused of assaulting three of her teenage grandchildren, including slamming one into a wall and choking her.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Karen Ann Dow, 58, of 33 Doncaster Drive, turned herself in at the jail Tuesday morning, a day aft
Rome police issue murder warrant for man accused of fatal shooting
Rome police have issued a murder warrant for Nakotah Smith, 33, of 18 Homestead St., who is accused of fatally shooting Crystal Dawn Vega, according to Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett. He had not been taken into custody as of Tuesday night.According to Rome police:Vega, 30, of 528 W. 13th St., Apt. D
Murder warrants issued for boyfriend of mom of 5 killed
ROME, Ga. — The boyfriend of a mom found dead inside her Rome, Georgia home over the weekend is now wanted for her murder, officials confirm.
Alabama holds it’s annual fan appreciation week
"They're the most successful country, rock band in history," said their manager, Tony Conway.