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  • 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 […]

  • Escaped Morgan Co. inmate, teenage girl caught after chase in Hoover

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Morgan County Jail escapee and a teenage girl from Moulton were taken into custody after a chase in Hoover Monday morning. John Kaleb Gillespie, 30, was charged with attempting to elude and resisting arrest Monday morning, Hoover police said. The 16-year-old girl was charged with resisting arrest. Police said an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle with Gillespie and the girl in a Hampton Inn parking lot around 5 a.m. While the officer was talking with […]

  • Somerville man killed in weekend wreck

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur police say a Somerville man was killed Sunday when his vehicle ran off the road in Decatur. Bobby Lee Miller, 59, died in a wreck on Highway 67 around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Decatur police said. Miller was driving southbound on 67 near mile marker 37 when his car drifted off to the right side of the road, returned to the road and ran across all four lanes of Highway 67 before running into trees on the […]

  • Tornado causes damage in Mobile County

    MOBILE, Ala. – A tornado moved through Mobile County Friday afternoon, leaving damage behind. Our sister station WKRG posted several images and videos of damage of what has been confirmed to be a tornado in west Mobile and Semmes, located just northwest of Mobile. There was no immediate word on injuries. There were tornado warnings in the area around 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Mobile. TORNADO SPOTTED IN SEMMES: Video of the tornado in Semmes […]

  • 2 arrested, 1 still sought in Madison boat theft case

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities say they’ve arrested two Tennessee men and are looking for a third suspect 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 are still searching for Terry Chike Akpua, 28, of Bowie, Md., for facilitating the theft and sale of the boats. […]

  • Man charged with two counts of murder in Cullman County attack

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities have charged a man with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for an attack Monday night in the Prospect Mountain community. Matthew LeWayne Clayton was arrested in Limestone County Monday night after authorities said he crashed on Interstate 65 near Exit 361. The incident happened Monday evening at a mobile home south of Dodge City. Sheriff Matt Gentry says they found Rollan Edwards and Thomas DeWille dead inside the home, a […]

  • Huntsville murder suspect in custody

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man wanted for a weekend Huntsville murder is in custody, police said Thursday morning. Patrick Lee Terry, 47, was captured Thursday morning, a Huntsville Police Department spokesman confirmed. Police say Terry was located in a vacant house off Clifford Road just after 11:00 a.m. Huntsville police and the U.S. Marshal Task Force worked together to locate him. “During the course of the investigation they learned about an address affiliated with the suspect,” explained Lt. Michael Johnson. […]

  • Pedestrian killed in Decatur identified by police

    DECATUR, Ala. – A  Hazel Green man was killed by a truck early Friday morning in Decatur. Decatur police said Brian Boyett, 49, was standing in the inside southbound lane of Highway 31 south of Hospitality Park when a truck hit him around 12:25 a.m. The Boyett was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been reported.

  • Man killed in weekend shooting on Seminole Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police are investigating the shooting death of a man on Seminole Drive early Sunday morning. According to police, Anthony Fairley, 28, was found around 12:30 a.m. Sunday outside a building on Seminole Drive near Binford Drive. Fairley was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said they are still gathering information about the shooting and no arrests have been made.

  • Trump expands private options under Medicare

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On a trip to one of the country’s largest retirement community in Florida Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding Medicare Advantage, the program’s private option. “We’re making your Medicare even better and … it will never be taken away from you,” Trump told seniors at The Villages, which is northwest of Orlando. “We’re going to give you options you want and we will provide the quality you deserve.” He said the expansion will lower […]

  • Limestone County authorities say man killed two people before killing himself

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County authorities said they believe a man killed two people at a home Wednesday before then killing himself. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says it appears Robert Earl Gilchrist III, 29, killed his mother, Jamie Lynn Phillips, 52, and Jerry Thomas Phillips, 48, before shooting himself inside the home on Black Road after a deputy arrived. A Phillips family member called the sheriff’s office to make a welfare check at the home after they couldn’t […]

  • $15.5M to 4 groups for Gulf of Mexico research

    Four teams of scientists are getting a total of $15.6 million from BP oil spill fines to study fish, other sea life and birds in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said Wednesday. Two of the teams getting five-year grants are based in Florida and one each is in Mississippi and Alabama, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release. It said they involve 20 institutions including universities, federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations in all […]

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