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Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


Rogersville firefighters rescue capsized boat on the Tennessee River

Rogersville firefighters rescued a capsized boat Friday morning on the Tennessee River. Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department says firefighters rescued Chad Menard, Jason Young and Cade Nash at 8:07 a.m., and they were transported by boat to Barnett Landing.


Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


Steve Harvey congratulates Alabama radio host on the launch of ‘The Joe Lockett Show’

For Joe Lockett, the phrase “chase your dreams” is more than a cliché — it’s reality. Six years ago, inspired by comedian Steve Harvey, Lockett left his job in the construction industry with aspirations of becoming a radio host, which are now fully realized. After years of hard work and preparation,


Lauderdale County leaders failed to prove there was enough damage to warrant getting money from the federal government

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - After a second state E-M-A assessment there still is NOT enough damage to qualify for a disaster declaration related to February flooding. Lauderdale County leaders failed to prove there was enough damage to warrant getting money from the federal government for repairs


DHR probe leads to arrest of Athens man

An Athens man was arrested Thursday on drug charges after various narcotics and a handgun were found in a home, according to a social media post by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit.


Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


2 dead after early morning fire in Lauderdale County

LEXINGTON, AL (WAFF) - Officials tell us two people are dead after an early morning fire in Lexington that happened on Thursday. Investigators tell us the fire started just before 6 a.m. on County Road 67.


Man charged with soliciting murder from behind bars

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A Town Creek man already in jail on multiple sex abuse charges is now facing a new charge: criminal solicitation of murder. Court records show Kenneth Ray McDonald, 42, was charged Thursday with criminal solicitation after investigators said he contacted someone from jail on


Elderly couple and their dog die in Lauderdale County house fire

UPDATE: The couple has been identifed as Dewayne Pearson, 64, and Ginger Crapps, 62. An elderly couple and their dog died in a house fire Thursday morning in Lauderdale County.


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


Man arrested in Limestone Co. after investigators find pills, marijuana, gun during home search

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says, on April 18, the county’s Department of Human Resources contacted Athens police for assistance with a home visit to investigate a complaint alleging narcotics were being sold and used at a residence where children live.


City of Athens: releasing school altercation tapes could "compromise" investigation

ATHENS — The City of Athens has denied The Decatur Daily’s public records request for videotapes showing an altercation among a parent, students and an SRO at Athens High School last week, saying their release to the public “could compromise the criminal investigation.”


Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama’s status as one of the few states without the games.


Shocker at Shoney’s - Athens location gets lowest Kitchen Cops score in weeks

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It was a week of highs and lows for health inspectors around north Alabama. In Madison County, the Kitchen Cops were in a good mood and freely giving out 99′s and 100′s to several restaurants who got the job done. But, it was a very different story in Limestone County, where


DHR call leads to drug bust in Limestone County

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A complaint about drug sales at a home where children lived ended with a man arrested for drug possession, authorities said. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit said it was called to a home at the end of Airfield Street Thursday, after Athens police called a


Parents petition Athens school board to reinstate students

ATHENS, Ala. - Thursday evening was the first time Athens City School Board members met since a parent and three students were arrested at Athens High School last week. Several people showed up to the meeting, urging the school board to reinstate two students who are suspended.


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.