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Brothers charged with murder in connection to death of Jacksonville woman

Two brothers Monday were charged with murder in connection with the death of a Jacksonville woman earlier this month, officials said.Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said Timothy Mark Putman, 33, and his brother Tony Lee Putman, 39, were each served a warrant on a murder charge in connection to t

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-06-18 20:17:00

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.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-18 21:29:06

Police Report for June 19

A Gadsden woman told police she was detouring around the parade on Tuscaloosa Avenue Saturday when a man flagged her down on Jacksonville Court. She asked if she could help him, and he punched her in the face, then tried to drag her out of her vehicle by the hair. He took some money and her daughter

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-06-19 00:00:00

Woman dies after Friday shooting, police still seeking ex-boyfriend as ‘person of interest’

Rome police are investigating a Friday shooting as a murder now, after the victim died at the hospital, and her boyfriend is also suspected in a burglary at her home.Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett said Monday that Crystal Dawn Vega, 30, of 528 W. 13th St., Apt. D, died of her wounds and her body was

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-06-19 01:00:00

Cherokee County man killed in lawn mower accident

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — Cherokee County authorities confirm a person was found crushed to death underneath his lawnmower Saturday morning Leesburg.The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family.According to an investigator, the victim was traveling on a John


Cherokee Co. man dies in fatal lawnmower accident

Leesburg Police Investigator Jamie Chatman says the victim, whose name is not being released at this time pending family notification, was traveling on a John Deere Zero-Turn mower when he somehow lost control and went down into a channel with the mower landing on top of him.


Man Down On His Luck Has Money For Drugs

While he couldn’t afford insurance on his vehicle, a 25-year-old Gaylesville man had enough money for drugs on Saturday night, according to Summerville Police reports.

THESUMMERVILLENEWS.COM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Search for person of interest in mother's death

ROME, Ga.- A mother of five was brutally murdered inside her apartment, and now police are searching for her boyfriend.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-06-19 04:47:00

Rome shooting victim being removed from life support | Boyfriend sought

ROME, Ga. -- Police are looking for the boyfriend of a woman who was shot Friday night, and who, according to her family, is being removed from life support on Sunday.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-06-17 21:51:32

Neighbors react after body found near their homes

“It’s very odd, and, of course, it makes me feel like crime is right next door, so to speak. So, when it can happen out here, I guess it can happen anywhere," said James Campbell.


Dwarf House to shut down Friday night

The countdown has been on at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue in Rome with just five days remaining before the restaurant closes temporarily. The restaurant will close at the end of business Friday night June 22 for a major demolition and rebuild on the same site.The rebuild, according

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-06-18 00:45:00

Police investigating theft of electronics from West Rome home

Rome police are investigating a West Rome burglary that involved the theft of more than $1,500 worth of electronics.According to police records:Officers were called to the May Street residence Saturday, when the victim returned home after being out of town for two weeks and found a 32-inch TV missin

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-06-18 00:45:00

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.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-18 03:58:05

Alabama man dies in lawnmower accident

WBRC-TVreportsthe victim, whose name has not been released, was found Saturday in a small creek near the Leesburg Fire Station.


Shooting on Wright Street, manhunt in progress

Rome police investigating the scene of a shooting near 302 Wright St. on Saturday afternoon. The victim has been taken to a medical center by Floyd EMS. / Spencer LahrAccording to 911 there has been a shooting on Wright Street off of North Broad. The victim is said to have multiple gun shot wounds a


Boaz woman charged with chemical endangerment of a child

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. —A 25-year-old Boaz woman is charged with chemical endangerment of a child.The Etowah County Sheriff's Office say Erin Mianna Mims admitted to using heroin and marijuana while pregnant.Mims is being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and must complete

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Man Linked to Drug Sales Shot and Killed in North Rome

Allen is no stranger to law enforcement. He was arrested in recent months 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 i


Rome police investigate two shooting incidents, one results in murder charges

As she approached the police line of a fatal shooting on Wright Street on Saturday afternoon, a young woman sought an answer for what happened to her cousin.An officer approached the yellow tape stretching from two trees across the road and informed her that her relative had been shot. He was being


Police find meth, pills in car at pharmacy on Maple

Amanda Faye Smith, 35, who is listed as homeless; Dustin Wayne Womack, 28, of 210 Avenue C, Lindale; and Charlotte Irene House, 30, of 5 E. 19th St. were arrested around 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Rite Aid at 2005 Maple St.


Floyd Medical Center lifts lockdown following Friday night incident

Floyd Medical Center has been taken off a lockdown following reports of a shooting in the area of the hospital around midnight Friday.However, Rome police had not returned a request for comment Saturday morning on any details related to a reported shooting or whether one even occurred near the hospi