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Lower bond denied for man charged with murder
FLORENCE — Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Gil Self denied a request today to lower a bond for a former University of North Alabama football player charged with murder.Self said he could not go against the grand jury’s recommendation in setting a bond of $150,000 in the case.Authorities said Khadedr
Dispute over meal leads to assault
“All of this over a frozen meal that the victim was accused of eating,” said Lexington Police Chief Augie Hendershot. “And the victim said she didn’t eat it, but her husband did and was too drunk to remember eating it.”
Taylor receives 9-month suspended jail sentence, $11,100 fine
“She’s not going to jail. We’re thankful for that,” said attorney Tony Hughes, of Florence.
Lauderdale County woman accused of torturing horses
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. — A Waterloo woman has been indicted on animal cruelty charges, after her arrest earlier this year.
Ardmore man accused of home repair fraud
Benjamin Price Thomas III, 35, of 29143 Amy's Circle, was arrested Saturday on the charge with a warrant obtained by Limestone County Sheriff's Investigator Caleb Durden. Between March 5 and April 21, Thomas used "deception, false pretense or false promises to induce, encourage or solicit a person t
Teenager killed in Sunday afternoon crash on South Church Street
The 16-year-old female was sitting with two other people in the bed of a pickup truck when that vehicle failed to stop at a red light around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, the Murfreesboro Police Department reported.
Athens High elected vice president of SASC
Schools from 15 states in the Southeast participate in the SASC conference, which draws more than 1,000 students each year. While there, student leaders and their adult advisors spend three days attending workshops, networking, sharing ideas, inspiring one another and sharpening their leadership ski
Employee cuts to save county schools $1.7 million
Of those 36, 17 are general education teachers, one central office coordinator, one central office contract finance helper, one central office contract testing helper, four information technology facilitators, 11 special education aides and one English language aide.
Tennessee mom arrested for smoking crack in McDonald's parking lot with child in back seat
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV)-- A Nashville mom has been charged with child endangerment after police say she was smoking crack in a car while her 6-year-old son was in the back seat.
South Church Street accident turns fatal for teen
This 1989 Ford Ranger pickup ran a traffic signal on South Church Street Sunday and hit a van, Murfreesboro Police say. A 16-year-old teenage girl, who was one of three passengers in the bed, died, police say.MURFREESBORO POLICE
'I am ugly crying:' 5-year-old with autism says first word in McDonald's drive-thru
Briana Blankenship shared the video of her daughter, Taylor, saying the word "mama" for the first time. Blankenship said that Taylor has nonverbal autism and has never spoken until now: "I am ugly crying in the McDonald's parking lot and the employees probably think I'm crazy. In the drive thru I su
Jury awards $800,000 verdict in civil suit
FLORENCE — In what is being called the largest monetary verdict in a vehicle accident in Lauderdale County history, a Lauderdale man has been awarded $800,000 in damages.Courthouse officials said a jury returned the verdict last week at the end of a four-day civil court trial.Florence attorney Joel
Severe Storms Down Trees, Cause Power Outages
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for multiple counties Sunday afternoon. Those counties included Davidson, Williamson, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Dickson, and Hickman.
Dispute turns deadly in Murfreesboro
The suspect stayed at the scene and was arrested by police. During questioning, police say Nathaniel Lamont Buchanan, 32, admitted he shot the victim during a dispute that turned physical.
Man suspected of rape escaped from Marion County Jail overnight; he has ties to Muscle Shoals
Investigators say he has ties to Haleyville and Muscle Shoals, and he’s originally from Joiner, Arkansas.
Multi-agency search for escaped inmate
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies, along with other agegncies, are searching for an escaped inmate.
“Did you say Mama?” 5-year-old Athens girl with nonverbal autism surprises parents after saying her first word
ATHENS, Ala. -- A child's first word is always a major milestone, but for families with nonverbal children, it's one that can seem out of reach.
Pitts to serve 10 years on theft charge
FLORENCE — Authorities said a Florence man will spend the next 10 years in prison for habitually taking and selling lawn equipment and trailers that didn't belong to him.Billy Joe Pitts, 52, 520 S. Magnolia Ave., pleaded guilty to two first-degree theft of property charges, a third-degree theft of p
Muscle Shoals school board meets at noon
MUSCLE SHOALS — The Muscle Shoals school board will meet today at noon in a called session.The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Muscle Shoals Board of Education building on Wilson Dam Road.
Bobcat spotted in Spring Hill
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man spotted a bobcat in Spring Hill Thursday morning while driving to work.Jose Periut Jr. said he spotted it near Saturn Parkway and Kedron Road.According to Periut, the bobcat appears to live near the Kings Creek Golf Course.The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency tol