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30 arrested on Friday in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 30 people Friday night.

  ’I was at the right place at the right time’: HPD K-9 helps foil gas station burglary

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

3 teens arrested after 14-year-old crashes car into police station

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

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  Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Gun advocacy group weighs in on Huntsville IHOP shooting as details emerge on shooter

Huntsville IHOP shooter kills employee, is killed by victim’s son

Capital murder suspect in Madison County teen beheading case appears before judge

Huntsville reporter faces stalker in court

Lauderdale County man facing child porn, sex abuse charges

  Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Former CEO accused of embezzling over $10M from Huntsville tech firm

A former CEO of a tech firm in Huntsville is accused of embezzling more than $10 million.

  Suspect charged with shooting at police during high-speed pursuit in south Huntsville

Huntsville police have arrested one person for reportedly firing at officers during a pursuit on Memorial Parkway.

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

  Alabama corrections putting murder convicts in public, unsupervised by department

Weekend raid nets drugs, guns at Boaz motel

Person of interest sought in Decatur gas station robbery

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

  Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Alabama Human Trafficking Awareness Day sheds light on problem, efforts to fight it

A state group is working to create awareness as the fight continues to combat the problem.

Man charged with fleeing wreck that killed Buckhorn High School student

Joshua Michael Getzinger is charged in the wreck that killed 18-year-old Jordan Ann Collier.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

Franklin County murder suspect has previous manslaughter conviction

A judge revoked the bond set for the manslaughter trial and set bail at 1-million dollars on the new charge.  That means Mills won't be able to post bail until after his re-trial for manslaughter.
Franklin County Sherriff Shannon Oliver says 63-year-old Jerry Mills has been accused of murder in t

  Suspect in multi-county burglary ring arrested; accomplice sought

A man caught on video just before breaking into a home in Arab has now been arrested.

Decatur woman arrested for a shooting in Pine Park

A Decatur woman was arrested early thing morning after she shot someone at the Lionz Den in Pine Park.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

Florence police arrest burglary suspect with neighbor’s help

Roger Ragas said he saw a suspicious man walking up to his neighbor’s front door, heard a loud bang, and that’s when he called the police.

Madison man faces death penalty in Sonic murder case

One of two men charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Madison man in 2016 will face the death penalty when he is tried in Limestone County.

Lawrence County inmate assaults corrections officers

Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said investigators are working a case involving a Lawrence County Jail Inmate Earl Bates from Hillsboro, AL, who assaulted two Lawrence County Corrections officers.

Convicted Morgan County burglar stabbed to death in prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of a state inmate at Staton Correctional Facility.

Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement

The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.

Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours

Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.

Police arrest 4 in south Huntsville jewelry heist

Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department say $130,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Loring and Company Saturday, and the four suspects are currently behind bars in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Mom arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to son in Madison County Jail

One woman might find herself on the other side of the fence she was trying to break into, after deputies say she attempted to smuggle contraband into Madison County Jail.

Decatur Police need your help catching a thief

Decatur police are asking for your help in finding a thief.

Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard

The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.

Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor

A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.

One killed over roommate dispute in Russelville

Authorities said an apparent dispute over money between two roommates led to the shooting death of a Franklin County man and the arrest of another, according to our news partner.

  Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.

Sheriff’s office: Pit bull shot as an act of defense, axe injury still under investigation

A pit bull has died after fighting for his life after being found critically injured in Mississippi County, Missouri.

Woman arrested for attempting to steal rent checks with glue trap

A woman now faces burglary charges after attempting to steal rent checks from an apartment complex.

Shooting over a phone takes one man to the hospital and another to jail

A shooting on Tillman Mill Road Saturday morning left one man in the hospital and another in jail for attempted murder.

Man dragged down the road hanging out of a car after robbers attempt to steal his PlayStation

Two adults and two juveniles are charged with robbery after they attempted to take a victim’s PlayStation, dragged the victim down the road, and crashed the car with the victim still hanging out of it, causing serious injuries to the victim.

Elkmont theft suspect accused of fleeing, fighting with investigators

During the exchange, an investigator suffered several minor injuries and was treated at the Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Woman arrested in Boaz for allegedly trafficking stolen identities

An Etowah County woman was arrested in Boaz after investigators say they found her trafficking stolen identities. Police are trying to find the victims.

Jackson County man faces attempted murder charge after domestic dispute

A Jackson County man is out on bond after being charged in a domestic dispute.

I-565 shooting suspect now charged with murder

A man from the Birmingham area is charged with murder in connection to a shooting on Interstate 565 at Zierdt Road.

Warrant states Rainsville police officer stole drugs

The Rainsville police chief said a formal complaint was made against John Casey Jones on Oct. 28.

Security officer reveals how she stopped Huntsville nightclub gunman in his tracks

Some are calling her a hero, but she says she was just doing her job.

Man arrested after 3-hour standoff in Boaz

A domestic dispute led to a three-hour standoff Thursday afternoon in Boaz.

HPD: Man turns himself in after posting nude photos without consent

Police have a warrant for Anthony “Amp” Lacy, 55, for “distribution of a private image."

Off-duty fire captain killed by alleged drunken driver while helping at crash scene

The suspected drunken driver was arrested and charged with homicide by reckless use of a vehicle.

Former inmate sues over alleged rape by Madison County jail officer

A former inmate at the Madison County Jail has filed a federal lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Blake Dorning, and a jail officer she says raped her.

Man imprisoned for SC murder sentenced to 20 years for murder of Florence man

Justin Butler, who is already serving a 55-year sentence for a murder in South Carolina, pleaded guilty to killing a Florence man back in 2013.

  Athens police officers remembered on 15th anniversary of their deaths

Jan. 2 is a day that stands in infamy for the city of Athens and its police department. On that day, 15 years ago, two officers were shot and killed in the line of duty.

Deputies: Teens egging cars led to road rage, crash that killed Houston woman

Deputies say after two drivers, one a 14-year-old, got involved in a car chase, the teenager ran a red light, crashed into a third car and killed the female driver.

Relatives, police seek answers in 2018 Huntsville New Year’s killing

What was supposed to be a fun night to usher in 2018, ended in gunfire, police lights and crime tape at the Palladium Events Center off Sparkman Drive in Huntsville. It's been a year since that deadly night and there's been no arrests.

Scam alert for 2019: ‘Shimming’ is the new skimming

This method is similar to card skimmers, but a new technique targets the chip in your card that’s supposed to help prevent identity theft.

Colbert County man accused of drugging teen, selling her for drugs

A Colbert County man is behind bars after allegedly trading a 17-year-old girl to a man for sex in exchange for drugs.

Fiancé of Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving charged with her murder

Investigators have not found a body but say the evidence suggests the 29-year-old mother was killed at her home.

Manhunt underway after Houston girl, 7, fatally shot in car with mom

The girl’s mother says the family was headed to the store when a car pulled up out of nowhere, and a man inside started shooting at them for no reason.

Police: Baby left in soaked diaper, cold car while mother inside bar

The mother was arrested after bystanders noticed the 1-year-old alone in the car.

Security guards stop Huntsville nightclub gunman, police say

Huntsville police say a man opened fire outside Club 3208. But two security guards stopped him before anyone inside could get hurt.

Armed man arrested on way to Texas church to ‘fulfill prophecy,’ police say

The suspect, who was armed with a handgun and extra ammunition, was arrested along the Texas highway after a waitress called police about an encounter she had with him.

Mother accused of letting daughter die by hiding diabetes diagnosis

The mother allegedly took measures to conceal her daughter’s 2013 diabetes diagnosis and failed to provide her with appropriate medical treatment and medication.

Woman arrested after calling 911 to ask for ride, deputies say

Deputies say the 22-year-old called 911 three times to ask for a ride, one time saying she was in danger when she wasn’t and another time cursing the dispatcher.

Huntsville gas station clerk held up at gunpoint

Police are asking for your help in identifying the person responsible for robbing a Huntsville gas station.

Decatur capital murder suspect turns himself in

Lashawn Kentrell Caudle was wanted on a capital murder warrant that stemmed from a shooting on Dec. 21.

Man flies home Christmas night after he catches burglar on surveillance cameras

After seeing the stranger in his home, the man immediately called 911, but because he was in another state visiting family, dispatchers told him they couldn’t help.

Burglar convinced victim he was innocent, got ride away from scene, authorities say

The homeowner was shocked to find a stranger on his couch, wearing his clothes and snuggling his dog, but he says the burglary suspect’s explanation was convincing.

Woman arrested for allegedly starving children after their mother left them in her care

The children’s family members say when they finally managed to find the three, they were filthy, severely unkempt and so thin that they immediately took them to the hospital.

Man arrested for allegedly throwing ham at woman in argument over Christmas dinner

The suspect allegedly threw several items at a female victim, including the ham to be eaten for Christmas dinner, then tried to flee the scene.

Good Samaritan with baseball bat hears girl’s cries for help, stops kidnapping attempt

Police said, thanks to the Samaritan, the 11-year-old girl was able to escape from the suspect’s car. She was not hurt and is now home safe and sound.

‘It’s just a miracle’: Officers survive fiery crash caused by suspected drunken driver

Police arrested a 23-year-old driver for allegedly causing the crash. He faces charges of intoxication assault and failing to stop and render aid.