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  • Crews plan Hughes Road closure Wednesday night near Clift’s Cove

    MADISON, Ala. – The City of Madison plans to close a portion of Hughes Road Wednesday night, weather permitting. Crews will install a drainage pipe. The work will be performed just north of Clift’s Cove from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The area will be closed to all traffic. Gillespie Road and Gooch Lane should be used a detours.

  • New sporting goods store celebrates grand opening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Academy Sports and Outdoors is celebrating another store opening; this time in Huntsville at the corner of Drake & South Memorial Parkway. The new store officially opens Friday, April 28. The 62,000 square-feet store will bring more than 100 new jobs to the community. Managers at Academy Sports and Outdoors celebrated the event by allowing members of the Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama an evening of early shopping, on the house. Roughly 30 children had […]

  • UPDATE: Westbound Highway 72 East back open

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Traffic is flowing again in the westbound lanes of Highway 72 East after crews got a truck back on the road. The lanes were blocked for a short time by a semi-truck.

  • Decatur Police ask for help finding man wanted for theft

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police are asking for your help locating Kent Maurice Oliver. He’s charged with Theft of Property in Decatur and Athens. Oliver, 33, may be driving a white 2004 Ford pickup with tag #44CZ231 or a blue 2013 Hyundai Sonata with tag #44BB861. Police say Oliver is 6’1″ tall and weighs 235 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair. His last known address was 1215 Audubon Lane, Apt. 110 in Athens, AL. Police say Oliver lives […]

  • 2 inmates escape Baldwin County work release, 1 from Jackson County

    LOXLEY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for two inmates who escaped from the Loxley Work Release Center Monday night. They did so around 9:10 p.m. The missing in mates are Ryan Edward Wilson, who was sentenced for Theft of Property in Jackson County, and Bobby Lee Taylor, who was sentenced for Theft of Property from Elmore County. Wilson, 29, stands 5’9″ tall and weighs 180 lbs. He has brown hair and eyes. As you can see from […]

  • Federal authorities ask for suspected Tennessee kidnapper to be held without bond

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Federal authorities have asked the courts to deny bond for Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student, and move him to the Middle District of Tennessee while he awaits trial. That’s all spelled out in court documents filed in California today. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt filed the documents stating Cummins “planned and executed an audacious scheme to take a juvenile victim across the United States while evading law enforcement for the […]

  • Huntsville’s Big Spring Park officially reopened after months of renovations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Leaders are celebrating the reopening of a downtown gem; Big Spring Park. The western portion of the park is opening just in time for many spring and summer events planned for the area. Mayor Tommy Battle and other city leaders gathered for a 10:00 a.m. news conference to show off the new $2 million landscape and also address how people should interact with the wildlife found in the park.

  • UPDATE: Child hit by vehicle Tuesday afternoon identified, still in critical condition

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The 2nd grade student who was hit by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Ashleigh Jones. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk says Ashleigh’s bus driver dropped her and her brother off as usual, they crossed in front of the bus and went home. Sisk says the incident happened after the bus driver pulled away. He says the 10 students on the bus saw what happened and started yelling. The bus driver then turned […]

  • AMBER Alert issued for missing 12-year-old from Atlanta

    ATLANTA, Ga. – An AMBER Alert has been issued for Arasely Jimenez-Vasquez. She’s been missing since Saturday. Authorities believe Armando Aguilar, 32, abducted the 12-year-old girl. Arasely is 5’3″ tall and weighs approximately 130 lbs. Aguilar is said to have scaring along the right side of his chin. He also has a tattoo of “Ashley” across his chest. Above the name are four large stars and there are three stars below the name. There is a felony warrant for Kidnapping […]

  • Ghostown Flea market damaged by fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala.-Firefighters have spent the day battling flames at a well-known flea market at the Madison-Limestone County line. ‘A Town Too Tough To Die’. That’s the motto of Ghostown Flea Market, and on Tuesday Ghostown remains resilient in the face of a fire. Located off Highway 72 and Holladay Boulevard, fire departments responded to a structure fire at the flea market around 10:00 am Tuesday morning. The East Limestone fire departments and Madison fire departments assisted with battling the […]

  • UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in Highway 53 wreck early Thursday morning

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirm one person died in a wreck in Toney. It happened on Highway 53 around 4:30 Thursday morning. The Madison County Corner’s Office identified the victim as Jacob Marlow, 26, of Elkmont. Officials said he was a passenger in one of the involved vehicles. State Troopers said Marlow was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office blocked off the highway near Ardwall […]

  • County Commissioner looks to make safer traffic pattern at Hwy. 72 & Ryland Pike

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Commissioner Craig Hill is working to make the roads safer in District three. He wants to extend Jordan Road to connect with U.S. Highway 72 East. Hill made the announcement this morning, saying he’s working with the Alabama Department of Transportation to make it happen. He says he heard the concern about road safety loud and clear. “I was elected to represent the people of my area, their concerns and their needs,” Hill said in a statement. […]