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  • Huntsville Police

    City of Huntsville looking to hire 40 new police officers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department is accepting applications for its next class of officers. It’s looking for 40 qualified men and women to participate in its March 2016 Police Academy. The department is doing things a little different this time. Those who complete and pass all phases of the hiring process in the next four months will be hired onto the force. They will be paid probationary police officer cadets before the Police Academy begins. Those officers will […]

  • Officer Brett Russell

    UPDATE: First witness takes the stand in federal hearing of Huntsville Police officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A jury has been seated in the federal trial of a Huntsville police officer. Brett Russell is charged with using excessive force during an arrest in December 2011. Russell is accused in a federal indictment of depriving a man of his constitutional right not to be subjected to excessive force by someone acting in the official capacity of a police officer. He’s also charged with obstructing justice. ¬†Russell has pleaded not guilty. Jury selection began Monday morning […]

  • Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton

    Judge to hand down decision in Lauderdale County inmate abortion lawsuit by Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton joined his attorneys in federal court Monday. He’s named in a lawsuit for reportedly denying an inmate her right to an abortion. Attorneys for the woman identified as “Jane Doe” claim Singleton is violating her rights and allowing cruel and unusual punishment. She’s represented by ACLU Legal Director Randall Marshall, who says time is of the essence in this case. “An abortion is a very safe procedure during the first trimester, but […]

  • Roberto Talabera

    Department of Corrections searching for escaped inmate convicted of robbery in Madison County

    ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for Roberto Talabera. He reportedly escaped from Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore County at 10:05 a.m. Monday morning. Officials with the Department of Corrections say Talbera was assigned to a farming detail on the facility’s property when he escaped. Officers are using K-9 units to track him. Talabera, 37, was serving a 20-year sentence for Robbery 1st in Madison County. He and an accomplice were convicted of robbing four […]

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    Two rescued from High Falls area in DeKalb County after getting lost

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Two people were reported missing early this morning after getting lost in High Falls area. Both were found safe by rescuers. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says his deputies worked with the Geraldine Police Department, Geraldine Rescue Squad, Grove Oak Fire, State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agents and an ALEA helicopter to find the missing duo. Rescuers found them at 4:28 this morning, and brought them out about 5:15 a.m. The rescued people told investigators they […]

  • Power outage causes traffic lights to be out in Athens.

    UPDATE: Power restored to all customers in Athens after early-morning outage

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Utilities crews say a lightning arrester malfunction caused a power outage to thousands of customers this morning. Approximately 9,600 customers lost service around 4:30 Monday morning. Utility crews were on the scene within 15 minutes of the outage, and had power restored to everyone by 6:30 a.m. A Lightning arrester helps to protect the equipment from surge voltages from lightning strikes or other events.  

  • John R. Houser, 59, was the gunman in a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday.

    Man described as a drifter kills 2, himself in Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater

    (CNN) — As moviegoers settled in for the comedy “Trainwreck,” John Russell Houser stood up and unloaded at least 13 shots. Then, as people rushed from the theater, the 59-year-old man joined them and headed outside, apparently toward his blue 1995 Lincoln Continental. Then Houser noticed the sirens from police converging on the Lafayette, Louisiana, theater. So he went back inside and took his own life with a .40-caliber handgun. By that point Thursday night, 21-year-old Mayci Breaux was dead. […]

  • Scene of a mass shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater

    HAPPENING NOW: News conference on Louisiana movie theater shooting planned for 7:15

    Mobile users, please press play on image above to see live stream. Lafayette, La. – A news conference slated to start at 6:30 a.m. has been pushed back to 7:15. Investigators plan to share the latest on a mass shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Three people, including the gunman, are dead and nine others injured after a man pulled out a handgun and began firing indiscriminately. It happened at a screening of the comedy “Trainwreck.” The shooter, […]

  • Mobile home fire in Gurley

    Mobile home catches fire in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. – Firefighters are on the scene of a fire on Marlie Lane on Keel Mountain in Gurley. They say the fire started around 5:00 this morning. Investigators are calling the fire suspicious since no one has lived in the home for the last month. They say no power or water was going to the home. The fire destroyed the mobile home.

  • UPDATE: Huntsville shooting victim dies from injuries, no suspect in custody

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say a man shot at the Twickenham Lodge Apartments around 4 a.m. Thursday has died from his injuries. It happened at an apartment located on the 4100 block of Knight Road.¬†Investigators say a neighbor called police after she heard two men arguing and then heard several gunshots. Officers found a man lying on the living room floor of the¬†apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, 33-year-old Douglas Williams, was taken to the hospital in […]

  • BreakingNews

    Overturned truck on Interstate 59 in DeKalb Co. prompted lane closure Thursday

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Interstate 59 was closed for a while on Thursday while crews worked to clear a wreck scene. Officials say an overturned military style truck caused the hold up. The wreck happened near Exit 218, which is the exit to Fort Payne. A number of emergency crews responded to get the area cleared. No word on any injuries.

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    Verizon Wireless to hold virtual career fair

    Verizon Wireless is looking to fill more than 1,000 position across the country, including 260 retail positions across Georgia and Alabama. And you don’t have to leave the house to interview. The virtual career fair will take place 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23. The company says anyone in the U.S. may take part, including students and graduates from colleges specifically targeted by Verizon. Those include: Georgia Southern University, Georgia Perimeter College, Albany State University, Atlanta Metropolitan College, […]

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