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Limestone DA names 7 future cases he will try

First up on Aug. 13 is the trial of Amanda Marie Reyer, 25, of 300 Bullington Drive, Athens, accused of intentionally scalding her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in the bathtub of their former home in the 21000 block of Tillman Mill Road on June 13, 2015. Reyer is charged along with her boyf

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-23 01:15:00

Second capital murder charged filed for men accused of killing 13-year-old girl

Yoni Martinez Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, were both charged with capital murder of a person under the age of 14 in connection to that investigation.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 22:26:20

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Limestone, Madison Counties Until 1:00PM

* At 1224 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Harvest, or 7 miles east of Athens, moving east at 45 mph.HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.SOURCE…Radar indicated.IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

ALABAMAWX.COM - 2018-06-22 12:25:00

Man charged with first-degree rape in Athens, accused of years of sexual abuse

Late Wednesday night, the police received a call about a teenage girl that had been sexually assaulted. On Thursday, the victim told authorities Uriel Valadarez had been doing inappropriate sexual acts to her since she was 8 years old.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 22:54:09

Court: Decatur school board may proceed with Carrie Witt termination hearing

A Supreme Court of Alabama ruling on Friday will allow Decatur City Schools to proceed with its effort to fire a teacher charged with two counts of a school employee having sex with a student.Carrie Witt has been on paid leave from Decatur High School since her arrest March 21, 2016, and will qualif

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-06-22 23:30:00

Car crashes into ditch near homes after driver was shot in the leg

Shortly after 2 a.m., police responded to a shooting call over on Salem Road near Victory Lane. When they arrived, they found a female victim with a gunshot wound to her leg.

WAAY-TV - 2018-06-22 03:49:00

Madison county man pleads guilty; tried to buy gun with counterfeit cash

Montrez Chebeir Martin, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of passing counterfeit obligations or securities and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, said officials with the U.S.Attorney's office, Secret Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Decatur man sentenced to 30 years for attempted kidnapping, attempted sex-trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Decatur man to 30 years in prison Thursday in a case that involved attempted kidnapping and attempted sex-trafficking of a minor, The Daily's news partner, WAFF-48, reported.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-06-21 22:55:00

Decatur Police Department welcomes 12 teens into its police force

"I learned a lot about law enforcement, this is what I want to do when I get older and I think it will prepare me for the future," said Explorer graduate Jacorey Harris.

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-06-22 22:56:13

UPDATE: Suspect wanted in Lee Drive shooting in custody

Marcus Antonio Prentice, 37, was wanted on four felony assault warrants forthe shooting on Lee Drive Tuesday.

WAAY-TV - 2018-06-21 11:53:00

Forecasters: Showers, storms likely in Decatur area this afternoon

Showers and thunderstorms are headed to the Decatur area, weather forecasters said this morning.“Showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon in the Decatur area," said Dana Griffin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Huntsville. He put the chances at around 70 percen

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-06-22 15:19:00

BREAKING: No injuries in Limestone school bus accident

Dr. Tom Sisk, Superintendent of Limestone County Schools, confirmed there were no injuries. The students were on their way to the Birmingham Zoo as part of a field trip with the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant-funded summer program.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-21 16:29:00

Athens computer store owner charged with using a church school to defraud a federal computer surplus program for $22M

Mays allegedly provided a small portion of the equipment to the school, sold some of it to recycling centers and on eBay, or just threw it in the dumpster.

WHNT-TV - 2018-06-21 21:04:50

Police Release Victim and Suspect names in Knollbrook Murders

Huntsville Police are in the process of securing Capital Murder warrants for 43 year old Rodney Shawn Geddes, who is currently in custody in Franklin County, TN.


Athens man charged with domestic violence

The girlfriend told authorities June 4 her boyfriend, Brandon Wayne Murphy, had choked and beaten her, the release said. During a June 5 video interview, she accused him of taking her phone away when she tried to call 911 and threatening to kill her.

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-06-22 11:30:00

Police confirm person of interest in custody in triple homicide

Police said the person is being held in a jurisdiction outside of Huntsville on unrelated charges.Three bodies were found in a home on Knollbrook Drive Tuesday afternoon.Police have still not released the identities of the victims.


Family member reacts after triple homicide in Huntsville

Family, neighbors and friends have been waiting outside for hours for investigators to confirm the details. During this emotional time, the community has come together.


Shooter missing after 4 shot on Lee Drive in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police are searching for a person they say shot at four people at a home in northwest Huntsville.It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Lee Drive, just north of Holmes Avenue.A first responder tells us two men and two women were hit. Three of them were taken to Huntsville Hosp


Death investigation underway after three found dead on Knollbrook Drive

Death investigation underway on Knollbrook DriveHUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are investigating the deaths of three people on Knollbrook Drive in northwest Huntsville.We have a crew at the scene working to gather more information.


Bodies found in northwest Huntsville

The bodies were found near the corner of Knollbrook Drive and Hilltop Terrace, which is just off Blue Spring Road near Winchester Road.Huntsville police were on the scene and said it is a homicide investigation.This is a breaking news story. Check back soon or refresh for updates.