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  • Huntsville police ask for information in shooting death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police are looking to the public for help in the case of a man shot to death over the weekend. Huntsville police identified the man as Gilbert Estrada, 21, of Mexico. As of Tuesday afternoon, police are calling the death a murder investigation. Huntsville police said Estrada’s body was found in an alley behind a home on 7th Avenue this past weekend. Estrada had been shot to death, they said. Anyone with information about the shooting […]

  • 2 arrested in Madison boat theft case

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities say they’ve arrested two Tennessee men in a Madison boat theft case. Demetrus Virginia, 34, and Cartez Horne, 29, both of Murfreesboro, were arrested in Jonesboro, Ark., on Monday. They face charges of first-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespassing in Limestone County. Authorities said they were searching for Terry Chike Akpua, of Bowie, Md., in connection with the investigation but later determined that it was a case of identity theft and Akpua […]

  • Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he’s taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance. As Harry reportedly flew out of Britain on Monday to be reunited with his wife Meghan in Canada, many predicted the prince and the former TV star would struggle to […]

  • Virginia gun-rights rally concludes peacefully despite earlier fears of extremist violence

    (CNN) — A large gun-rights rally in Virginia’s state capital unfolded peacefully Monday despite earlier fears of the kind of violence that took place in nearby Charlottesville three years ago. Security was tight as gun-rights advocates descended on Richmond for “Lobby Day” to oppose legislation that would restrict access to firearms in the state. The commonwealth braced for the potential of extremist and white nationalist groups to disrupt the peaceful demonstrations with violence and riots, and the state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, […]

  • Man pleads guilty to abusing children in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A man accused of sexually abusing children pleaded guilty Thursday in a Marshall County courtroom. Albert Edward Mendel Jr., 65, pleaded guilty to first-degree sodomy and two counts of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office said. As a result he was sentenced to 30 years for the sodomy charge and 20 years for each sex abuse charge. Mendel was arrested by Albertville police in May 2019. Prosecutors […]

  • Trial date set in Madison Sonic murder case

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A trial date has been set for Dacedric Ward, one of two men charged with killing a man at a Madison Sonic in 2016. Ward’s trial is scheduled to begin May 18 in Limestone County Circuit Court, according to court records filed Thursday. Ward, 25, and Trevor Cantrell were both charged with capital murder for the Dec. 16, 2016 shooting death of Jason West, 18, at the Sonic on County Line Road. Police said Ward and […]

  • Judge denies request for accused officer killer LaJeromeny Brown to visit crime scene

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – LaJeromeny Brown, the man accused of murdering Huntsville police officer Billy Clardy III, will not be going back to the scene of the crime, a Madison County District Court judge ruled Monday. Judge Patrick Tuten denied the request of Brown’s attorneys to let him observe the scene of the crime with his lawyers, stating there was “no compelling reason” to allow him out of jail to go back to the scene. Brown is accused of shooting and […]

  • Wreck causes traffic backup on Highway 72 at Dug Hill Road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – One person went to the hospital after a wreck Friday on Highway 72 near Dug Hill Road. The wreck happened around 2 p.m. Three vehicles were involved in the wreck, Gurley police said. Crews on the scene said the person taken to the hospital may have had a medical issue. Both westbound lanes of Highway 72 in the area were blocked. Traffic was going on the road shoulder in the area.

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission considering construction permits for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering an application for a company to take over the construction license for the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in Jackson County. The commission issued a notice Thursday seeking comment on the transfer of Bellefonte construction permits from the Tennessee Valley Authority to Nuclear Development LLC. The group, owned by Chattanooga-based developer Franklin Haney was formed to  complete the construction of the Bellefonte plant, according to regulatory filings. Nuclear Development LLC was […]

  • Auburn retires War Eagle VII, names new War Eagle VIII

    AUBURN, Ala. – War Eagle VII is officially retired. Auburn University announced Friday that the university’s golden eagle, Nova, was retired during a Board of Trustees meeting. The school also announced another golden eagle, Aurea, as the new War Eagle VIII. The designation makes Aurea the official War Eagle for the university. The move to retired Nova and promote Aurea has been in the works since 22-year-old Nova was sidelined in 2017 with a heart condition. Last month veterinarians said […]

  • Florence police charge 2 men with vehicle burglaries

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Police say two men went on a car burglary spree last weekend, stealing cash and guns from vehicles in Florence’s Alexander Heights neighborhood. Carson Mahan, 24, and Chance Crossett, 26, were arrested Wednesday after Florence police said they got arrest warrants issued from their investigation into the burglaries. Five vehicles in Alexander Heights were broken into the night of Nov. 15 into the early morning hours of Nov. 16, police said. A sixth vehicle was damaged. A […]

  • Man charged with killing Austin High student cut her throat, police say

    DECATUR, Ala. – A man charged with killing an Austin High School student cut her throat at her home and then left the state, police said. According to court documents, the student, 16-year-old Tania Rico, had been in a relationship with Bernandino Miguel Matias, 19, for about three years before she was killed last month. In court documents filed Thursday, Decatur police said they responded to Rico’s apartment on Bluebird Lane on Oct. 24 after Rico was found dead in […]

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