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Lawrence pair leads authorities on 30-minute chase
Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Joshua Luke Letson, 30, and Hailey Brook Letson, 27, both of 571 Lawrence County 245, Moulton, were charged with first-degree receiving stolen property, felony failure to appear warrants and multiple traffic violations.
Police investigating animal remains dumping ground in Decatur
"Automatically you tear up, you start shaking, you're mad you just don't know how to handle it," said Christina Little, animal lover and rights activist.
Tuscumbia woman charged with drug possession in Town Creek
Donia Elizabeth Willingham, 46, of Tuscumbia was arrested in Town Creek on Friday, Aug. 10, for possession of meth.
Hundreds of animals seized in North Courtland traffic stop
Butler said Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 28, 3117 Chateau Blvd., Atlanta, was stopped for speeding on Alabama 20 about 10:30 a.m. Butler said Solomon said he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search that revealed the animals.
North Alabama man pleads guilty to drug-trafficking conspiracy
A Madison man known on the dark web as OlympusXans, or OX, pled guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy to traffic drugs and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking,
Decatur police looking for information on car dealership burglary
More HeadlinesGet WZDX News & Weather wherever you goDecatur police looking for information on car dealership burglaryGrand jury report details massive church abuse coverupDecatur police are looking for information about a car stolen overnight from Champion Dodge of Decatur.The car is a 2017 black C
Waddle murder trial continues in Limestone
Benjamin Cordell Waddle, 29, is charged with murder in the Aug. 3, 2015, death of 35-year-old Michael Antonio Peoples. According to investigators, Waddle and Peoples had been smoking marijuana at a friend's house in the 11000 block of Stewart Road in the Tanner community when they began arguing over
Decatur Police on patrol for drunk drivers
Beginning August 17th, Decatur Police will have extra officers patrolling major thoroughfares for drunk drivers.The initiative is made possible through the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" grant through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.According to the National Highway Traffic Safe
Boating Deaths in Alabama on the Rise
According to ALEA, as of August 1, there have been 14 boating deaths in Alabama. They say at that that pace, 2018 could have the highest number of boating deaths recorded since 1998. Of the 14 deaths, nine were alcohol related. There was no life jacket worn in 13 of those deaths.
Foam prank at Point Mallard
Buy NowA tower of soap suds partially obscures the Point Mallard entrance sign on Monday. Decatur Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Dunlap said the soapy mess was a prank. Detergent apparently was mixed into water at the fountain across Point Mallard Drive Southeast from the golf course. Dunlap sai
Decatur police charge teen with stealing clothing from store
Decatur police charged a local teen with stealing clothing from a department store.Loss prevention personnel at Belk at 1801 Beltline Road S.W. reported Friday night that a female was concealing items in a large Belk bag, according to police. When officers tried to make contact with her in the parki
Multivehicle crash reported on U.S. 72 in Athens
A multivehicle wreck is snarling traffic on U.S. 72 between Wal-Mart and Clinton Street, according to dispatch reports.First-responders are on the scene of the crash, which involves a tractor-trailer and three-to-four other vehicles. There is at least one injury reported.Drivers should expect delays
Sewer plant expenses loom for Moulton council
MOULTON — The Moulton sewer plant is needing a $5 million upgrade within the next five years, according to sewer services manager Mark Heflin.At a work session Monday night, Heflin told the City Council it should be preparing for the cost.He said a couple of engineering firms have suggested moving t
Decatur teacher resigns after being accused of having sex with students
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -A teacher in Decatur has resigned after being accused of having sex with two students.Carrie Cabri Witt resigned Monday morning as a teacher with Decatur City Schools, according to ournews partners at the Decatur Daily.Witt, at teacher at Decatur High School, is charged with two
Police charge Decatur man with having stolen firearm
Police have charged a Decatur resident with having a stolen firearm.Decatur police made contact on Thursday with Marquez Goodwin for loitering outside a business in the 1000 block of 19th Avenue Southeast, and he was found with a stolen firearm from the Huntsville police jurisdiction and a revoked c
'We're at the mercy of the dispatchers'
Buy NowLinda Cagle, a police communications officer III and an instructor, works with trainee Kristina Haraway at the Alabama State Troopers Post in Muscle Shoals. [JIM HANNON/TIMESDAILY]
Governor offers reward in unsolved Lauderdale County murder
Connie Ridgeway, 58,was found stabbed to deathin her Rogersville apartment in October 2015. Sources in the case said there had been people of interest identified, but there was no hard evidence to tie someone to the crime.
Decatur man charged with vehicle break-in, police say
A Decatur man was charged with breaking into a vehicle last month, according to police.Decatur police responded to the 2100 block of Sandlin Road Southwest on July 31 to investigate the report of a vehicle break-in, police said in a release.During the investigation, Jason Oneal Burgess was developed
People keep wrecking in her yard, Southeast Decatur woman says
Eight times the Stoner family has had someone wreck in their yard on Sherwood Drive Southeast, including at least twice barely missing a family member.Recently, Cookie Stoner got a scare when she thought her children were playing in the front yard. They were at a neighbor’s house, but she still had
Decatur police add stop signs at two intersections
The Decatur Police Department has added stop signs to two intersections and is advising motorists to drive with caution there.• The intersection of Palmetto Drive and Crestview Drive Southeast is now a three-way stop.• The intersection of Sherwood Drive and Woodland Street Southeast is now a four-