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  • Huntsville police officer charged with murder requests immunity

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville police officer is asking for immunity in a murder case. The charge stems from an on-duty shooting in April 2018 on Deramus Avenue. Officer William Benjamin Darby says he was acting in defense in the killing of 49-year-old Jeffery Louis Parker at Parker’s home. Parker had called 911 saying he was suicidal. The fatal incident April 3 began with Parker’s 911 call. He told dispatchers he was suicidal and had a gun, according to the […]

  • Rogersville man found safe after missing senior alert issued

    UPDATE: Schiffbauer has been found safe. ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities in Lauderdale county are looking for a man who hasn’t been seen since Thursday evening. Earl John Schiffbauer Jr., 79, was last seen at his home in Rogersville around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said Schiffbauer may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgment. Schiffbauer may be traveling in a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Alabama tag 41CL747. Anyone with information about his location is asked […]

  • Mt. Zion church bus driver pleads guilty to charges stemming from 2017 deadly wreck

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – The Madison County man charged in a deadly bus crash in Atlanta has pleaded guilty charges in a Fulton County courtroom this morning. Members of Mt. Zion Church were on a bus on the way to a mission trip when the wreck occurred on Camp Creek Parkway on June 8, 2017.  Sarah Harmening, 17, died in the crash. More than 24 others were hospitalized. This morning, Jerry Sims, who is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and […]

  • Tennessee authorities issue Endangered Child Alert for missing teenager

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a missing teenager who they say is endangered. Maricsa Beltran-Lopez, 16, is described as being Hispanic, 5’5″ tall, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with white letters, blue jeans, and white shoes. Investigators believe Beltran-Lopez may be with German Rodriguez, 19. Rodriguez is described as being Hispanic, 5’8″ tall, weighing 165 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. […]

  • Johnsonville recalls pork patties, says they could contain rubber

    WASHINGTON – Johnsonville, LLC, a Wisconsin establishment, recalls approximately 48,371 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with black rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The raw ground frozen pork patties were produced and packaged on Sept. 27, 2018, Oct. 17, 2018 and Oct. 18, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)] 24-oz. (1.5 lbs.) plastic bag in a carton of frozen “Johnsonville Grillers CHEDDAR […]

  • Threat prompts evacuation at Huntsville school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students at the Academy for Science and Foreign Language were briefly evacuated Friday after a threat was made at the school. Huntsville City Schools spokesman Keith Ward said someone phoned a threat in to the school around lunchtime. Students were evacuated from the building while a security sweep was conducted, Ward said. Nothing was found and students were back in within about half an hour, he said. School officials and police are working to determine who made […]

  • Blossomwood Elementary student finds & takes bullet casings to school, principal says

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Blossomwood parents received an email Thursday afternoon, alerting them of bullet casings found by a student on their way to school. This comes months after a Blossomwood student was shot in the hand after police said the student took a gun to school. According to the email from Blossomwood Elementary Principal Jamie Burton, security was made aware after the student brought the casings to school to show them to another student. In the email to parents, Burton […]

  • Huntsville police searching for men who burglarized several businesses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are looking for help from the public in identifying two burglary suspects who they believe hit at least four businesses this week. Huntsville police released photos Thursday of two men who they said broke into the four businesses late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Three of the businesses were in close proximity to each other on Jordan Lane. The men are wanted for breaking into the Dollar Tree on Jordan Lane near Holmes Avenue just […]

  • Kilby inmate found dead in cell, corrections officials say

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. – A man serving a life sentence for murder killed himself in his cell Wednesday, state corrections officials said. Paul Ford, 49, was found in his cell at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. Ford was serving life without parole for a 1988 murder conviction in Talladega County. His death is still under investigation, but officials said they […]

  • Sen. Doug Jones visits Huntsville Saturday for town hall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones will host a town hall meeting Saturday in Huntsville. Saturday’s town hall will be at 2 p.m. at UAH’s Charger Union Theatre. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

  • Man accused of forcing 8-year-old girl into sex acts

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – Investigators arrested a Tennessee man living in Lauderdale County Wednesday on child sex abuse charges. Michael Tays, 32, faces numerous felony charges for sodomy, sexual abuse of a child under 12, and production and possession of child pornography. Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office investigators said a family member found cell phone pictures and videos of Tays forcing an 8-year-old girl into sexual acts. Investigators said more charges against Tays are pending. He’s being held in the Lauderdale […]

  • Woman killed in wreck on Hobbs Island Road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – One person was killed and another injured in a wreck Thursday morning in New Hope. The wreck happened around 8 a.m. on Hobbs Island near Ed Spears Road. New Hope police and firefighters on the scene said two vehicles collided head-on. The driver of one car was killed, police said. Three women were in the second vehicle and were taken to Huntsville Hospital. Their conditions weren’t known. Police had not released the victims’ names.