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  • Crews check potential hazardous material at Decatur business

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police and firefighters were called to a business on Central Avenue to investigate a potential hazardous material Thursday morning. Crews responded to National Packaging around 10 a.m. The building was evacuated. Huntsville Fire and Rescue was called in to help assist with identifying the material. No one was injured, and there was no risk to the public, according to Decatur police. POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CALL: DPD is currently on scene with Decatur Fire & Rescue at National […]

  • Huntsville man arrested for leading DeKalb County authorities on chase

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A man wanted for cocaine trafficking in Madison County was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities through a chase in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Lamaric Douglas, 30, of Huntsville, refused to stop for deputies who tried to stop him near Hammondville for a traffic violation. Douglas went down Highway 117 and then drove the wrong way on Interstate 59, going south in the northbound lanes, authorities said. Douglas blew a tire during the […]

  • Second arrest made in Beaumont Place murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have charged a second person with capital murder for a June shooting. Darius Jamel Johnson, 21, is charged with the murder of Rashaud Cisero Greenwood on June 9 at Beaumont Place apartments. Greenwood was shot during what police said they believe was a drug purchase. Another suspect in the murder, Tavias Lavon Drake, 25, was arrested June 18. He also is charged with capital murder.

  • Appeal denied for man convicted of killing Deshler coach

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A man serving life in prison for the 2013 murder of a Deshler High School coach has been denied an appeal by the Alabama Supreme Court. Jeremy Leshun Williams, 35, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Brioni Rutland. Williams had asked for his conviction for murder to be thrown out, claiming he is innocent and had ineffective counsel during his trial. Lower courts denied his appeal. Williams was sentenced to life in prison […]

  • Police: Teen charged with killing Rod and Paula Bramblett was going 89-91 mph

    AUBURN, Ala. – The 16-year-old charged with killing Auburn announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula was going between 89 and 91 miles per hour when his vehicle hit theirs in May, police said. The speed estimate comes from an affidavit filed Tuesday morning in Johnston Edward Taylor’s manslaughter case in Lee County. DUI Defense Lawyer George Flowers says Taylor being charged as an adult is protocol in Alabama. “Normally when a 16-year-old is charged with a crime, they would […]

  • Forensic tests reveal more about Franklin County skull, but still no ID

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities said Tuesday they are still trying to identify a skull found in Franklin County last month. Sheriff Shannon Oliver held a briefing Tuesday morning to release what forensics recently found. Sheriff Oliver said the skull found June 10 by hikers appears to be a male between the ages of 18 and 49. It was found in a flood zone area across the water from Horseshoe Bend Campground. “That water comes from a long stretch away, […]

  • Decatur wreck victim’s name released

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police have released the name of a woman killed Tuesday morning in a five-vehicle wreck on Alabama Highway 67. Decatur police said Ramsey Williams, 30, was killed when an SUV hit her car on Point Mallard Parkway just west of Refuge Headquarters Road. The SUV lost control and hit two pickup trucks before hitting Williams’s car head-on in the northbound lanes of the road. The SUV driver, a 33-year-old woman, was taken to Huntsville Hospital and was […]

  • Review board clears HPD officers in deadly shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A review board has cleared two Huntsville Police Department officers who shot and killed a woman last month. The department said in a news release Friday evening that an incident review board determined the officers followed policies and procedures in the shooting death of Crystal Ragland. Ragland, 32, was shot and killed May 30 at Stadium Apartments. Police said they had received a call that Ragland was waving a gun at neighbors and had pointed the gun at […]

  • Huntsville police looking for attempted fraud suspect

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are looking for a man who they said tried to lease property in someone else’s name. Police released two images Friday of the suspect, who they said tried to lease a property using someone else’s name without that person’s permission. Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to contact the Huntsville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 256-427-7270 or by submitting an anonymous tip online.

  • Police shot and killed a gunman at a federal courthouse in Dallas

    (CNN) — A man opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday before he was shot and killed by federal officers, authorities said. No officers or other citizens were injured at the shooting near the Earle Cabell Federal Building, police said. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, according to FBI special agent in charge Matthew J. DeSarno. Police also said a bomb squad was preparing to […]

  • Man charged with forging court order

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A man used a forged court order to try and get items from someone in a small claims dispute, authorities said Monday. Micah Dewayne “Donald” Garren Bancroft, 58, was charged with third-degree possession of a forged instrument. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said Garren-Bancroft had won a small-claims court case against someone and forged a notice of seizure in order to get tools, equipment, furniture and other items from that person. The victim gave the notice […]

  • Magnolia Apartments fire ruled accidental

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A fire that destroyed 15 apartments last week has been ruled an accident, fire officials said Monday. The fire that destroyed a building at Magnolia Place Apartments on Winchester Road on May 29 was caused by careless use of smoking materials, according to Huntsville Fire Marshal Dan Wilkerson. The fire left 16 families without homes and burned a quarter of an acre of land behind the complex before firefighters could get it under control. One person was […]

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