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  • State Auditor plans news conference in Athens about school tax vote, school system to respond

    ATHENS, Ala. – Tuesday, voters in Athens will have the chance to go to the polls. They will determine if there will be a tax increase for school capital improvements. State Auditor Jim Zeigler plans to be in Athens to share some concerns leading up to the vote. He’s scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m. today, August 24, at the Limestone County Courthouse. Zeigler says his office has received four complaints against Athens High School officials. His office says those complaints are […]

  • Father Dennis Ball-Bey stands in front of where police shot his son, Mansur Ball-Bey during his son's candel light vigil on Thursday, August 20, 2015 night. Mansur Ball-Bey was shot and killed by police after police say he points a gun at them. Protests took to the streets since then with police using tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

    Report: St. Louis teen killed by police was shot in back

    (CNN) — A black man killed in a shooting by St. Louis police on Wednesday died from a gunshot wound in the back, the city’s police department said Friday, citing an autopsy. Police have said that Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, pointed a gun at them before officers opened fire. Chief of Police Sam Dotson said that the wound’s location doesn’t confirm or disprove the officers’ account that Ball-Bey pointed a gun, according to a report Friday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. […]

  • Scene of an officer-involved shooting in Tuscaloosa

    Assault suspect shot, killed by Tuscaloosa Police Officer

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Tuscaloosa Police say an assault call turned into a deadly officer-involved shooting Thursday night. Officers responded to a call at Chateau Apartments on E. University Blvd. around 6:00 p.m. The officer said he made contact with the suspect, then an altercation ensued between the officer and offender. The officer used his taser on the man, but said it wasn’t effective in stopping the fight. Tuscaloosa Police say that’s when the officer drew his firearm and shot the […]

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    2 injured in morning wreck on Hwy. 72 East over Chapman Mountain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Traffic was blocked for a few hours Thursday morning on Highway 72 over Chapman Mountain as Huntsville Police worked to clear the aftermath of a wreck. Emergency crews rerouted westbound traffic north onto Moores Mill. Huntsville Police say a black SUV traveling east overcorrected and slid across the median, hitting two cars in the westbound lane.  A passenger in a silver car was trapped and had to be cut out.  The black SUV spun around, and someone […]

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    South Korea says it exchanged fire with North at border

    (CNN) — In an escalation of the tense situation in the region, North and South Korea exchanged fire over their heavily fortified border on Thursday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. South Korea detected a projectile, assumed to be a small rocket, that was fired toward the western province of Gyeonggi, a South Korean Defense Ministry official told CNN. The South Korean military responded by firing a few dozen shells at the area from which the North Korean projectile was […]

  • Students, community members gather to pray at Athens High School after threats

    ATHENS, Ala. – Students at Athens High School gathered at their school Wednesday evening after two consecutive days of threats at the school. Organizers wanted to bring the community together and help people to feel safe in the school. School activities have been interrupted twice this week because of threats. On Tuesday, someone reportedly found a threat written on a bathroom wall. Then Wednesday, the school was evacuated because of a bomb threat someone called in. The students were sent […]

  • Rhonda Carlson (L) & Christopher Matthew Henderson (R) (Photos: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    TODAY: Man charged with seven counts of capital murder to have felony exam

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The man charged in the deaths of four people and an unborn child in Madison County is scheduled for a felony exam this morning. Christopher Henderson is charged with several counts of capital murder. The court appearance was scheduled for 9 a.m. but we’ve learned Henderson has several people ahead of him on the docket.  It’s likely today’s development is for the court to appoint him a lawyer, if he doesn’t already have one, as well as […]

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    Huntsville staffing agency looking to hire 100 employees

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – EPSCO Staffing is looking to hire 100 jobs in the Tennessee Valley. They have immediate openings for 50 Custodial Workers and 50 Child Nutrition Workers. Each applicant must be able to pass a background check by the ABI/FBI. You can apply at EPSCO Staffing. It’s located at 3305 A Bob Wallace Ave. in Huntsville. The Staffing Company‘s phone number is 256-532-0599.

  • Police are investigating a possible threat at Athens High School.  (Photo: Dion Hose/WHNT News 19)

    Increased police presence at Athens High School after threat written on bathroom wall

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Police have an increased presence of officers at Athens High School today after school administration notified Police Chief Floyd Johnson a rumor of a threat. Athens City Schools posted a notice to its Facebook Page Tuesday morning to alert parents of the increase police presence, saying police officers will remain on campus throughout the day and extra officers will patrol the area throughout the rest of the week. Chief Johnson said the rumor is vague and did not […]

  • Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving 
Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison officer facing federal charges appears before judge in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Madison police officer accused of depriving a man of his civil rights had a pre-trial hearing in federal court in Birmingham on Tuesday. Dash cam video shows Eric Parker slamming 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel face-first into the ground.  The officers were responding to a call about a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood on February 6, 2015. Paramedics rushed Patel to the hospital for treatment where a metal plate was put into his neck.  Patel remains partially paralyzed to […]

  • William Duke, 30, and Cortney Hillis, 25,

    Two face drug charges after deputies find couple apparently passed out in vehicle sitting in road

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – DeKalb County Deputies were called to County Road 50 in the Grove Oak area for a vehicle sitting in the road. The occupants appeared to be passed out.   Deputies say they saw a hand gun in plain view as they approached they vehicle. They then removed the two people inside, then searched the vehicle with permission. The search revealed the handgun with an altered serial number, spice, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana. William Duke, 30, […]

  • Nicholas Butler was arrested August 17, 2015 in Scottsboro.(Photo: Scottsboro Police Department)

    NEW DETAILS: Former DeKalb Co. corrections officer arrested on additional charges

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A former corrections officer from Scottsboro has been arrested again. Scottsboro Police arrested Nicholas Butler, 32, on Monday for five additional counts of tampering with government records.  He bonded out shortly afterwards. Butler was arrested on similar charges earlier this month in DeKalb County. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says this is due to an ongoing investigation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Sheriff’s Office.  More charges are pending. “It’s always bad when you have […]

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