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  • Police say a sex offender used a false name, and so did a woman who tried to get him out of jail

    BOAZ, Ala. – Police say a sex offender gave them a false name to try and avoid jail over the weekend, and so did a woman who tried to bond him out after he was arrested. It started Saturday when Boaz police said officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 431 for an improper lane change. Officers said they found drugs in the car and arrested the driver, Amanda Brooke Whitney, for drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession. They said the […]

  • New arraignment date set for Limestone County sheriff

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A new arraignment date has been set for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely on theft and ethics charges. Blakely is now scheduled to appear in court Nov. 12. His attorneys asked last week for the original September date to be moved due to their involvement in a murder case in Madison County. The arraignment for Limestone Co. Sheriff Mike Blakely that was set for Sept. 26 on 13 theft and ethics charges, has been moved to […]

  • Elkmont family murders: What we know

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A 14-year-old boy is being held in juvenile detention, charged with murdering his family in Limestone County earlier this week. The Elkmont community was in shock after the deaths, which happened Monday night. There are still questions about what led up to the shooting and where the case goes next, but here’s what we know so far. The Killings The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in the 25000 block of Ridge Road […]

  • Huntsville police searching for credit card theft suspect

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are looking for a man suspected of using a stolen credit card number to make purchases. Police released two photos of the man that were taken in a store Aug. 28. The victim still had the card with her when fraudulent charges were made, police said. One purchase was for $169.26 at a Y&J Mart, and other charges were made at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Jordan Lane. Anyone who recognizes the man in the photos is asked […]

  • 2 teens face drug charges after chase near Mentone

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Two teenagers from Georgia are facing meth-related charges after a chase in DeKalb County Wednesday. Megan Palmer, 18, of Summerville, Ga., and Lanson Smith, 16, of Cloudland, Ga., were arrested near Mentone. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Mentone police and DeKalb County drug agents saw Palmer commit multiple traffic violations on Alabama Highway 117 Wednesday and tried to stop her. Palmer did not stop for officers and led them on in a pursuit for about […]

  • WATCH: Huntsville police, animal control rescue fawn from storm drain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police and animal control officers jumped into action to rescue a fawn that fell in a storm drain. It happened Aug. 27. Huntsville Utilities posted video of the rescue Thursday morning on Facebook, saying a bystander, Brett Bofenkamp, saw the deer fall into the drain and called for help. Huntsville Police and animal control officer Patrick Brown responded and were able to open the storm drain and get to the fawn. Once they had the fawn […]

  • Carl T. Jones resurfacing project begins

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – City officials said road resurfacing has begun on Carl T. Jones Drive, and the goal is to finish it by the time Cecil Ashburn Drive is ready to reopen. The work to resurface Carl T. Jones from Whitesburg  Drive to Four Mile Post Road is expected to take about seven weeks, officials said Wednesday. The end date of construction is set for Oct. 31. Crews will perform the work outside of peak traffic times, from 6 p.m.-6 […]

  • How to talk to children about traumatic events like mass shootings

    What do you say to a child when they hear about a mass shooting? “Someone made a bad decision and did something really bad, but we love you and we’re going to do everything we can to protect you,” is one thing National Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Chris Newlin says is one thing you can say to handle an undeniably difficult conversation with children. People are dying in mass shootings across the country, and this week in Limestone County, […]

  • East Limestone is Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – East Limestone kicked off the season by winning the first Pep Rally of the Week! East Limestone blew away the competition and was fired up for their pep rally Thursday afternoon with WHNT Meteorologist Ben Smith. The Indians had a packed gym and it got LOUD inside! East Limestone plays West Limestone Thursday night. For highlights and more football action, make sure to check our Football Friday page!  

  • Fire consumes home off Sparkman Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A vacant home burned to the ground Thursday afternoon in north Huntsville. Firefighters responded to the house near the intersection of Blue Spring Road and Sparkman Drive just before noon. Huntsville Fire Department spokesman Capt. Frank McKenzie said no one had lived in the home since 2016 and they didn’t find anyone there. The cause of the fire hadn’t been determined. McKenzie said firefighters were trying to be careful of a live electric line at the site. […]

  • Limestone County Schools has new attendance policy procedures

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County Schools are fighting an issue that schools all across Alabama are dealing with: chronic absenteeism. The Limestone County Board of Education has built in some new procedures to their attendance policy, all with the goal of encouraging students to be in school. The new policy partially says that students who are absent for more than five days per semester will not be allowed to participate in field trips. “This is not to prevent students […]

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on plane that crashed in Tennessee; is OK

    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and their child were on a plane that crashed in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, according to Mike Davis, with JR Motorsports. Earnhardt Jr.’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that Dale and family are all safe but were taken to the hospital for an evaluation. “I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has […]

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