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  • Court hearing cancelled for suspected kidnapper, Cummins now in federal custody

    A morning hearing scheduled for Tad Cummins this morning in Siskiyou County, California has been canceled. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken Cummins, the teacher accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas, into custody. A representative of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says federal authorities took Cummins into custody just before 9:00 local time. Federal authorities transferred Cummins to Sacramento. He is currently scheduled for an arraignment hearing in federal court Monday. Now that Cummins is in federal custody, authorities in Siskiyou County don’t […]

  • Falkville woman dies in crash

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala.-A single-vehicle crash Thursday in Morgan County claimed the life of a Falkville woman. The wreck happened around 11:30 a.m. on Morgan County 55, four miles west of Falkville. Debra Skinner Hollingsworth, 62, was killed when the 2004 Chevrolet SUV she was driving left the roadway and hit a culvert. Hollingsworth was not using a seat belt.  She was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.

  • Family attorney holds news conference after Elizabeth Thomas is safely located

    COLUMBIA, Tenn.  – Jason Whatley, the attorney for Elizabeth Thomas’ family held a news conference Thursday. He said that  Elizabeth’s family is anxious waiting to speak to her, “But their sense of elation can’t be described.” The family is expecting a phone call with Elizabeth “at any moment.” According to Whatley, Elizabeth is currently in the custody of the FBI being transported back to Tennessee. BREAKING: Mug shot for Tad Cummins from Siskiyou California. pic.twitter.com/Vf4VtJ6aaz — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) April […]

  • TBI: TN AMBER Alert teen found safe, teacher Tad Cummins Arrested

    NASHVILLE – Acting on a tip received by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late last night, authorities in Siskiyou County, California have rescued Elizabeth Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, after locating the pair at a rural cabin in Cecilville early this morning. Thomas, 15, was the subject of a Tennessee AMBER Alert issued on March 14th, after having been kidnapped a day earlier by Tad Cummins, a former teacher at her school in Maury County, Tennessee. On March 17th, the […]

  • UPDATE: Clay County authorities confirm child taken with stolen car has been found safely

    CLAY COUNTY, Ala. – Clay County authorities have canceled the missing child alert for Zy’Koby Landan Clark. He has been safely located Authorities in Clay County have found for the woman who took a vehicle from an area post office with a one-year-old child inside. Investigators have identified the woman as 29-year-old Tiarra Sandrica Ingram. They say she and the child, identified as Zy’Koby Landan Clark, were in a 2003 silver Pontiac Grand Prix 4-door car. The car has tinted windows. The tag number […]

  • State Troopers identify man killed in a wreck off a cliff in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — Law enforcement confirmed that a truck drove over a cliff at Cox Gap Road at Fairview Road, near Highway 79. This happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  Douglas Police, Alabama State Troopers, Nixon Chapel Fire Department and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded. State Troopers confirmed that 34-year-old Daniel George Antoine of Albertville was killed when the 1977 GMC truck he was driving left the road and drove into a ravine. Authorities say he was not wearing a […]

  • Do you REALLY know that person? Beware of fake Facebook friend requests

    We all get friend requests on social media from people from our past. Maybe you went to high school with them, or it’s a former neighbor. Most people typically accept the friend request without giving it a second thought. But in reality, you may want to think twice! A new scam has con artists posing as old friends on social media! Michael Hansen said it started as a Facebook friend request from a high school buddy. Then Hansen says his friend […]

  • Roy Moore reacts to his removal from office in news conference

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A specially appointed Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore for his actions after landmark decision allowing gay marriage. The court issued the decision Wednesday. Judges upheld both the findings that Moore violated judicial ethics, and his suspension for the remainder of his term. A judicial panel in September suspended Moore after finding he urged state probate judges to defy the federal courts on gay marriage. Sitting justices recused themselves from hearing Moore’s […]

  • Longtime employee of Madison City Schools reflects on his career as he moves in a new direction

    MADISON, Ala. – A longtime member of Madison City Schools will soon be leaving the district. Dennis James most recently served as the Director of Student Services. He also spent time at Bob Jones High as a math teacher and six years as the assistant principal at Liberty Middle School. James was the first principal of Columbia Elementary School for six years. He and his wife, Mary Pat James are moving to Memphis. James’ last day will be next week. Reflections from Dennis James: During […]

  • Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

    (CNN) — Convicted murderer and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has committed suicide, a Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesman said Wednesday. Hernandez’s death comes just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case. A release from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says corrections officers found him hanging in his cell from his bed sheet around 3:05 a.m. this morning. Emergency personnel worked to bring him back to life, but Hernandez was pronounced dead at a nearby […]

  • Sheriff: Inmate at Marshall County Jail commits suicide

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said an inmate in the jail committed suicide on April 15. Sheriff Walls said jail staff found Jemal Seid Mohammad, 30, dead in his cell.  It appears he hanged himself. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into the inmate’s death. Mohammad, 30, was being held on charges of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied building and shooting into an unoccupied vehicle. He was transferred to the Marshall County Jail from the […]

  • You’re invited to “A Night for CASA” to help your aging and homebound neighbors stay independent

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing and fundraising to help our aging and homebound neighbors in Madison County. A Night for CASA is the agency’s biggest fundraiser of the year and you’re invited to attend.  It will be held on Friday, May 19 at the Stone Event Center at Campus 805. Tickets are $125 per person and include dinner and two drink tickets.  Purchase tickets at casamadisoncty.org/night. Entertainment will be provided by The Flashbacks and Tim […]