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  • TBI adds child rape suspect to most wanted list, releases new suspect photos

    LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a Lawrenceburg man to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. The bureau also released several photos of 33-year-old Simon Dean Porter in an effort to find him and bring him in. Lawrenceburg police said Thursday that Porter was wanted for aggravated rape of a 16-month-old boy. The child was being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Porter is 5 feet 9 inches tall and 260 pounds with reddish-blond hair and […]

  • Athens High School won’t open Monday, or for the foreseeable future

    ATHENS, Ala. – The new Athens High School won’t open its doors to students Monday, and the district superintendent said he won’t set another opening date until he’s certain it can be met. Athens City Schools Superintendent Trey Holladay said work would have come down to the wire on Sunday, and it was too risky to move ahead. “If I had been moving 15 people, that would have been a real easy task,” Holladay said. “But moving 1,500 people in […]

  • Lawrenceburg man wanted in child rape case

    LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – Police are looking for a Lawrenceburg man wanted in connection with the rape of a 16-month-old child. Simon Dean Porter, 33, has an arrest warrant from the Lawrenceburg Police Department for aggravated rape of a child. Police said the incident happened Nov. 10. The child is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Police said Porter has connections in North Alabama, Giles County, Tenn., and Whitehouse, Tenn. Porter is 5 feet 9 inches tall and 260 […]

  • Ready for Trash Pandas season ticket info? Here it is

    MADISON, Ala. – When the Rocket City Trash Pandas have the grand opening at their Bridge Street Town Centre store this weekend, more than clothing will be for sale. Saturday will be the same day baseball fans can put down deposits on season tickets, according to the team. Fans who make a $250 deposit per seat will get a priority voucher to select seats at the new ballpark in Madison in December 2019. The tickets require a three-year commitment according […]

  • Alabama A&M students claim voting rights were violated, file federal lawsuit

    NORMAL, Ala. – Four Alabama A&M University students are suing state and local election officials, claiming they were denied the right to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Jordon Jackson, Kendra Jones, Terry Matthews III and Simeon Sykes filed the federal lawsuit Friday morning in U.S. District Court against the Madison County Board of Registrars, Board of Registrars Chair Lynda Hairston, and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. According to the lawsuits, the four students registered to vote in […]

  • Teen forced to change shirt showing Marilyn Monroe’s bare shoulder

    SOUTH OGDEN, Utah — A Utah mom is frustrated after she said her daughter was forced to change shirts at school for a dress code violation, apparently over the famous person depicted on the shirt. When the mother asked the school why the sweatshirt violated the code, their explanation left her in disbelief. Katie Fabert said her daughter loves Marilyn Monroe and owns a couple of sweatshirts with the female American icon on them. The 13-year old wears the sweatshirts […]

  • Colbert County man indicted for wreck that killed Deshler student

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – A Colbert County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with a wreck that killed a Deshler High School student. Timothy Skylar Rivera, 19, was indicted on a charge of manslaughter for the wreck that happened on Old Memphis Road in January. Travon McCord, 18, was killed in the wreck. Alabama State Troopers said Rivera’s vehicle left the road and hit a tree. According to his indictment, Rivera was under the influence of a controlled […]

  • State says damp ballots in Madison County were result of not following ‘best practices’

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Secretary of State’s office says damp ballots that caused election day issues in Madison County were not stored in accordance with best practices. Ballots that were ready for the 2018 general election sat in trailers in parking lots at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as heavy rainstorms moved through the area Monday night, according to the Secretary of State’s office. “These actions did not follow best practices in ballot security and election administration,” Secretary of […]

  • Shannon Gargis found guilty of manslaughter, child abuse

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – The jury in the case of a man charged with capital murder of a Franklin County toddler found him guilty of two lesser charges Wednesday afternoon. The jury for Shannon Dale Gargis found him guilty of manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. Gargis was on trial for the death of 22-month-old Serenity Renfroe, who was killed in March 2016. Investigators say Gargis admitted picking up the toddler by the throat and throwing her across a room after […]

  • Denver man crushed by trash compactor while trying to retrieve friend’s phone

    DENVER, Colo. – A Denver man is lucky to be alive after a horrifying trash compactor accident over the weekend. “It’s unimaginable what it must have been like for him,” said a friend of the victim. Scott Walsh, 22 was trying to retrieve a friend’s cell phone that had fallen into a trash chute at the Griffis Union North Apartments near Union Station. “And he was reaching down to get it for her and fell head first down the chute,” said […]

  • Steve Marshall elected Attorney General

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama voters chose to vote Republican Steve Marshall into his first elected term as the state’s attorney general Tuesday. Marshall defeated Democrat Joseph Siegelman. Marshall, 53, was appointed by then-Gov. Robert Bentley to the attorney general’s job in 2017. He succeeded Luther Strange in the office after Bentley appointed Strange to fill the U.S. Senate seat of now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Marshall was Marshall County’s district attorney for 16 years. He switched from the Democrat to […]

  • Stovehouse adds another restaurant and a bar to its tenant list

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The people behind Church Street Wine Shoppe and Purveyor have plans to add an upscale bar and an Italian eatery to the Stovehouse development on Governors Drive. Developer Crunkleton and Associates said Tuesday that Matt Mell and Stephanie Kennedy-Mell have plans to open Pourhouse and Mazzara’s Italian Kitchen at the redeveloped Martin Stove building, located on Governors just west of Triana Boulevard. The developers described Pourhouse as a “bohemian, laid-back, upscale and ‘comfortably swanky'” bar. The bar […]