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Alabama doctor caught in opioid sting recruited prostitutes as patients, feds say

Around dinner time on November 15, 2018, Huntsville police arrived at a quiet cul-de-sac in Hampton Cove to find a 20-year-old woman, scantily clad, who appeared to be hallucinating on a front porch that wasn’t hers. She said people in the house were trying to kill her. Neighbors went over to help a


Decatur police arrest man for assault, drug possession

Decatur police say a suspect, Gabriel Williams, is in custody after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and "Spice," a synthetic cannabinoid. On Wednesday, April 24, police responded to 4th Avenue SW for a call about a physical altercation. Police say the victim told them he was in an alte


Huntsville police charge man with sodomy, sexual abuse

The Huntsville Police Department has arrested and charged a man it says had improper sexual contact with a female victim who was incapable of consenting to the acts. William Henry Woodall, 70, was booked Wednesday on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.


Mooresville mayor, residents object to proposed rezoning by Decatur

Mooresville's mayor and residents are worried a possible Decatur rezoning would adversely affect their historic town three-quarters of a mile away. Aaron and Barbara Guthrie have asked the Decatur Planning Commission to rezone from agriculture to light manufacturing 30.48 acres in the southeast corn


East Alabama mom charged with capital murder in fire death of 4-month-old

The mother of a baby who died following a fire at an east Alabama apartment complex has been charged in her infant’s death. Phenix City police on Thursday announced the arrest of 31-year-old Ashley Nicole King. She is charged with capital murder in the Wednesday death of her 4-month-old. She is bein


Athens post office dedicated to Judge James Horton, Jr.

An Athens post office was dedicated to a judge known for doing what's right. Judge James Horton, Jr. presided over the re-trials in the "Scottsboro Boys" case almost 100 years ago. It involved nine black men falsely accused of raping two white women.


Huntsville motorcyclist killed in three-vehicle crash on Capshaw Road

Alabama State Troopers says a 27-year-old Huntsville man, Randall Rice, was killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. on Capshaw Road, two miles north of Madison.


Official: North Carolina murder suspect has connections in Alabama, other states

An official with Transylvania County law enforcement in North Carolina asked that media outlets in several states spread the word -- and the pictures -- regarding a murder suspect.


Athens woman safe after firefighters rescue her from housefire

An Athens woman is safe after a house fire nearly trapped her inside her bedroom this morning. Firefighters pulled the grandmother to safety out of her bedroom window while flames engulfed the home. She received medical attention on site and was tran.


Alabama sheriff's deputy is on leave for posting anti-LGBTQ comments after teen's suicide

(CNN) -- After the suicide of a teenager who had been bullied for being gay, a local news station in Huntsville, Alabama, posted a story to its Facebook page raising awareness about LGBTQ bullying.


Alabama man Tased after trying to eat bag of meth following police chase

After allegedly leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase, an Alabama man reportedly gave cops quite a shock when he grabbed a bag of meth and started trying to eat it -- then the cops gave him a shock.


Huntsville police prostitution sting nets arrest of ex officer who killed girlfriend

The Huntsville Police Department says a former officer was arrested earlier this week in a prostitution sting. Scott Sanders, who in 1995 was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge for killing his girlfriend, was booked in the Madison County Jail early Tuesday morning.


Chalking tires for tickets still legal in Alabama, despite court ruling

Although a federal appeals court ruled chalking tires is unconstitutional, the ruling is unlikely to affect whether Alabama cities continue the longtime parking enforcement practice — at least for now.


Huntsville capital murder suspect's hearing moved to a later date

A man charged with capital murder for a shooting at a Huntsville apartment complex will now head to court on May 8 at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing. This hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday.


Former deputy drops lawsuit against former Morgan sheriff

A deputy who claimed former Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin forced him to resign dropped his case this month. William “Rick” Sherman, a Morgan County deputy sheriff from 2008 through April 2016, alleged in his federal complaint that he was forced from his job because Franklin mistakenly thought h


Huntsville teacher receives 100 donated sick days after Facebook plea

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) -- Around Alabama this morning, CBS 42 has an update to a story that got a lot of attention. Remember David Green? He is the North Alabama high school football coach whose daughter is undergoing chemo. Since the story initially aired in Huntsville and Birmingham, Green has re


Huntsville High School students stage walk-out in honor of classmate’s death

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Students from all grade levels at Huntsville High School gathered in the school's courtyard this afternoon to protest the way the administration has handled the death of Nigel Shelby.


‘I’m glad we were there:’ How 3 Alabama HS football players helped car crash victims

Baldwin County High football players Jeremy Moore, Jaterrian Brooks and Jonathan Norris didn’t set out to be heroes. Today – more than a week after they leapt into action – they still don’t think of themselves as heroes, even as others may have a different opinion.


Heavy rain, storms moving into central Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Many areas will be impacted by storms today. A line of thunderstorms is arriving ahead of schedule. Check out the timing in the forecast.


'The man shot daddy' — Judge finds probable cause, sends murder case to grand jury

Michael Irvin Jr., the first Decatur homicide victim of 2019, rushed his attacker after his front door was broken in and was shot immediately, but was shot 10 more times before dying near his back door, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing Tuesday.