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Three arrested on felony drug charges

An ongoing narcotics investigation in the Five Points community resulted in three people being arrested on felony drug charges and a quantity illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia being seized on Monday, March 12, according to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. Cody Max Busbey, 30,

MOULTON ADVERTISER - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Colbert County citizens upset after not being notified about sex offenders

Changes are on the way for how people are notified about sex offenders in Colbert County and Tuscumbia. Upset neighbors called WAAY 31 after learning registered sex offenders moved into their community and nobody told them about it for weeks. Patrick Story was convicted of having child pornograph

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-22 01:17:00

Woman dead after shooting at West Mobile apartment complex

Officers said a woman was shot at Dickens Ferry Apartments on Dickens Ferry Road near Old Shell Road. The victim was taken to Providence Hospital where she died. Her name has not been released. Police have a suspect in custody but his name has not been released. This story will be updated as more

WSFA - 2018-03-21 22:39:11

Alabama man sentenced in theme park fraud

A judge in Florence sentenced Bryan Keith Robinson of Killen to 10 years in prison during a hearing Wednesday. Robinson was ordered to repay investors more than $7 million. Robinson announced plans three years ago to build DreamVision SoundScape, a 1,400-acre amusement park in the Shoals area of

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 22:09:00

Troopers investigating accident that killed Athens man

ATHENS - Alabama troopers continue to investigate a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 72 Wednesday morning that killed an Athens man. Marcus Benton Patterson, 55, was killed when the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving left the roadway and overturned, according to troopers. Patterson, who was not wear

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-03-22 13:49:00

Athens man killed in car wreck

Marcus Patterson, 55, was killed when the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse he was driving ran off the road on U.S. 72 and overturned. According to Alabama State Troopers, Patterson was not wearing a seat belt and he was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred six mi

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-22 04:54:00

Rogersville council donation improves school security

ROGERSVILLE - With the number of school incidents increasing in the nation, the Rogersville City Council is investing in student safety. The council is funding an off-duty city police officer to be at Lauderdale County High School every day, working in conjunction with the county's School Resource O

TIMES DAILY - 2018-03-22 05:15:00

NAACP demands answers from Limestone County board, superintendent

Wilbur Woodruff, president of the Limestone County NAACP, leads a peaceful protest Tuesday outside the Limestone County school board office on Jefferson Street in Athens along with speakers Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, and Flossie Dawson, a member of the e

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-03-21 11:30:00

Two charged with back-to-back robberies

Police arrested Daryl C. Reeves, 34, and Bradley D. Carter, 28, both of Florence, shortly after the crimes occurred Saturday. Officers responded to the first robbery around 10:30 p.m. at the Circle K at County Road 47 and Cox Creek Parkway. Police said witnesses told them a man ran into the store


Suspect charged in DUI crash that killed man, sent 3 others to the hospital

A Huntsville man is charged with manslaughter in an early-morning 2017 crash that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital. Derrick Lamont Chandler is charged with manslaughter in a DUI crash that killed a 40-year-old from Huntsville.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Derrick Lamont Chand


Colbert man indicted for capital murder

TUSCUMBIA - Officials say charges have been upgraded against a man originally charged with murder in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a Tuscumbia man outside an apartment complex. A Colbert County grand jury has indicted Riley Earl (Trey) Hamm III, 30, for capital murder, first-degree hind

TIMES DAILY - 2018-03-21 05:10:00

UPDATED: NWS confirms 6 tornadoes

The weather service said preliminary reports and photo and video evidence confirmed tornadoes in Russellville, Ardmore, northern Madison County, Albertville, Cedar Creek Lake and Falkville. According to the National Weather Service the preliminary ratings of the northern Madison County, Russlevil


Rogersville man killed in early morning wreck

Image courtesy of MGN Online LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - Authorities confirm a Rogersville man died Sunday morning following a single-vehicle wreck. Alabama State Troopers said Robert Nicholas Phillips, 28, was killed when the 2003 Honda Odyssey he was driving left the roadway on U.S. 72 and overturned


Woman charged with taking $13,000 in items

FLORENCE - A local woman has been arrested after authorities said she took more than $13,000 in items from local businesses. DonShay K. Beckwith, 35, 604 N. Washington St., Florence, is charged with second-degree theft of property, two counts of first-degree theft of property, and five counts of thi


NAACP members believe Tanner High Schools suspension is a race issue

Members now believe Gordon's suspension is a race issue. They claim another black principal in Limestone County was dismissed a few years ago. Members of the NAACP walked into the county school board office asking to speak with the school superintendent Tom Sisk. According to the members Sisk w

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-21 00:15:00

DreamVision promoter pleads guilty to securities fraud, ordered to pay over $7M in restitution

DreamVision promoter Brian Robinson LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. - The promoter for a defunct theme park investment has been sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay more than $7 million in restitution for defrauding investors. The Lauderdale County District Attorney, Chris Connolly along with the Dir

WHNT-TV - 2018-03-21 03:54:18

Florence fire department checks out something suspicious in sewer in alley in downtown

Buy Now A Florence firefighter has his safety suit hosed off after going down into the sewer to check out something suspicious in the alley between Tennessee Street and Mobile Plaza. [MATT MCKEAN/TIMESDAILY] MATT MCKEAN FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave A Florence firefighter comes out the sewer behind


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Lauderdale And Limestone Counties until 6:30 PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama... Northern Limestone County in north central Alabama... * Until 630 PM CDT * At 602 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Lexingto


Report of fetus in storm drain unfounded

Buy Now Florence police and firefighters search a drain near Shoals Theatre after receiving a call that something looked like human remains in the drain. MATT McKEAN/TimesDaily FLORENCE - Just before 4 p.m. today, it was determined what had been called in as a possible abandoned fetus in a storm dra


One man dead in late night shooting

DECATUR, Ala. - On the night of March 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Morgan County E-911 Center received a call of a shooting at 1602 Brookridge Road SW. The caller, Cameron Matthews, stated that he had just shot someone. Officers with the Decatur Police Department's Patrol Division re