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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

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

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

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

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Albertville woman charged with chemical endangerment of a child

A 27-year-old Albertville woman is charged with chemical endangerment of a child. The Etowah County Sheriff's Office say Crystal Russell tested positive for opiates, amphetamines and OxyContin while pregnant. Russell was previously charged with chemical endangerment in March 2017. Russell is being

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-03-16 10:23:00

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

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