Crime

  Decatur man gets life sentence for rape

Donnie Lloyd Jones got two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the crimes he committed in 2015.

  Hartselle PD: Another car stolen while warming up

Authorities searching for man who allegedly followed, robbed Madison County woman

Marshall County man on trial after child porn found on his lost cellphone

Man gets life in prison without parole for 2013 murder of roommate in Decatur

Decatur man gets four life sentences for armed robbery spree

Officer helps driver with purchase; passenger in car shoots at him

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  North Alabama family warns about Publishers Clearing House scam

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

ID sought for masked man who robbed Decatur loan business

Decatur man accused of biting bottom lip off victim

  2 charged with operating illegal day care in Russellville

Two women are charged with running an illegal day care in Russellville.

13 Catholic clergy connected to central AL accused of sexual assault of children

Of the 13 priests, deacons and brothers accused who served in central Alabama, eight are deceased and five of the accused include those who served in Montgomery, including two who served through Maxwell Air Force Base.

  New details revealed in ‘malnourished’ baby’s death in Madison County

A court hearing revealed Wednesday that a Madison County baby, who was found dead inside her home earlier this year, was “malnourished” and covered in bed sores.

Man charged with indecent exposure in Athens parking lot

Athens police arrested a man for allegedly exposing himself to passers-by in a public parking lot.

Case stalls for one of brothers charged in Huntsville hotel killing

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

Decatur shoemaker’s equipment stolen during ‘busy’ season

Police: Don’t leave cars to warm up

Suspect sought after teen shot multiple times in Decatur

7 charged in theft from mentally ill inmate in Limestone County Jail

  Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

1 dead, multiple injured after stabbing incidents at AL prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating after one inmate died and multiple inmates were injured during stabbing incidents at Holman Correctional Facility.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

Jackson County couple plead guilty to starving dogs

A Jackson County couple has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Report: Decatur man found not guilty of murdering girlfriend’s brother

Frank Harper Franklin had been charged with murder in the shooting death Kevin Bell of Athens in 2016.

Nearly $4K worth of equipment stolen from north Huntsville church

Church leaders at Apostolic True Temple Church of God say nearly $4,000 worth of sound equipment was stolen this week. Twelve microphones, two PA systems and an amplifier were all taken Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. from the church on Stringfield Road.

  Muscle Shoals student arrested over school shooting threat

Muscle Shoals police have arrested a high school student over the investigation into a threatening electronic message.

Man in Kentucky charged in bomb threats to Cullman County school, business

Investigators in Cullman County and Kentucky worked together to arrest a man accused of making bomb threats.

Suspect in Riverchase Galleria shooting caught in GA

Authorities have captured the person they believe fired that shots that injured two people and led to the deadly officer-involved shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr in the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night.

Deputies: Elkmont man led vehicle pursuit because he was late for work, wanted a biscuit

A deputy attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding on Piney Chapel Road when the driver fled.

Athens woman wanted for stealing from elderly man in hospital; boyfriend arrested

An Athens woman is wanted by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly taking cash and property from an elderly man’s home while he was in the hospital.

Law enforcement requires charges to incarcerate potential mass shooters

It's a balancing act between public safety and ensuring constitutional rights.

Christmas decorations stolen, car burglarized in south Huntsville neighborhood

Neighbors in a south Huntsville neighborhood hope a crook that hit three houses in 48 hours is caught soon.

Madison Police remind citizens to guard against thieves

The Christmas Holiday season is in full swing and with it increases in thefts of packages left unattended at residences. Madison Police remind our citizens to take a few precautions to guard against package thieves, or “Porch Pirates” as they are better known.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

Jackson County man charged with child molestation gets conflicting reviews on competency to stand trial

A Jackson County judge will determine the competency of a man accused of molesting two young girls.

Limestone County woman accused of hiding meth pipe in baby’s dirty diaper; boyfriend sought

A Lester man is wanted after fleeing from investigators on foot Monday, leaving his girlfriend and their 5-month old child sitting inside a stolen rental truck. The woman was subsequently arrested.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office searching for burglary suspects

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office say a suspect burglarized the Limestone County District 1 tool shed and several vehicles inside between 4 a.m. - 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Former employee pleads guilty to sex crimes at Florence nursing home

A former nursing home assistant accused of sexually assaulting an elderly patient has made a plea deal.

Person shot in NW Huntsville; suspect at large

A shooting on Rochell Drive in northwest Huntsville left one person injured.

  Authorities investigating murder-suicide in Jackson County

Authorities in Jackson County are investigating a murder-suicide that happened on County Road 131 in Bryant.

Fugitive arrested in Decatur standoff accused of trying to kill state trooper

Authorities have arrested a suspect after a brief standoff in Decatur Friday afternoon.

Report: Athens matricide suspect served time for paralyzing teen in Indiana

An Athens man accused of killing his mother this week has previously served time in Indiana.

Huntsville caregiver arrested for allegedly exploiting elderly patient

Meagan Nicole Tillery is charged with forgery and first-degree financial exploitation of an elderly person.

Suspect sought in Decatur payday loan business robbery

Decatur police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a robbery suspect.

Athens man charged with murdering his mother

Athens police have charged a man whose mother was found dead in their shared home at Roberts Apartments on North Malone Street.

Suspect used dating app to help kidnap, sexually assault woman, prosecutors say

The 19-year-old victim says a man she met on the dating app Tagged took her to an apartment, where she was sexually assaulted by multiple men for five hours.

Franklin County man sentenced to 40 years for toddler’s death

District Attorney Joey Rushing says he is still surprised about hearing a not guilty verdict two weeks ago for capital murder by the jury. That could have brought the death penalty.

Suspected serial killer linked to Decatur woman’s murder

The 13-year-old cold case murder of a Decatur woman has finally come to a close.

Officials: Man caught fire trying to siphon gas from U-Haul truck

Investigators are working to identify and locate the suspect.

Girl, 6, allegedly kills 1-year-old brother after being left alone with him in car

The father allegedly found his son with a seat belt wrapped around his neck, and an autopsy ruled the death a homicide by strangulation.

Limestone County subcontractor returns to unfinished home to steal wiring, deputies say

A residential subcontractor is accused of braking into a home under construction two weeks after leaving his work unfinished.

Facebook phone sale turns into armed robbery in Huntsville

Police say when the victim inquired about the money the offender pointed a gun at him and asked for his other phone that was in the console.

Scottsboro police arrest man in TN child rape case

Scottsboro police arrested Simon Porter, the man accused of raping a 16-month-old child in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

Man arrested after allegedly offering to pay family for sex with son

Police say the suspect admitted to the incident and told officers he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Florida man tried to steal vending machine from apartment complex, police say

Police believe the suspect was trying to steal money, as the machine was found with damage to its money slot.

  Holiday thieves get early start on thefts from Albertville porches

Albertville police are warning residents to beware of porch pirates stealing early holiday gifts.

1 arrested, 1 sought in Huntsville counterfeit cash investigation

Huntsville police have captured a counterfeiting suspect and are asking the public’s help in identifying another.

Police: Alabama nurse used insulin to poison husband

Huntsville investigators say Cappello, a former registered nurse, poisoned her husband with insulin and asked friends to help her get rid of the body.

Kentucky bank robbery suspect arrested in Huntsville

The Huntsville Police Department has arrested a Birmingham-area man who is a bank robbery suspect in Lexington, Kentucky.

Limestone County judge renders 40-year sentence in 2015 stabbing

Benjamin Waddle stabbed 35-year-old Michael Peoples to death in 2015 in Tanner.

Huntsville Grinch steals from ‘Santa’

Huntsville business owner has Christmas decorations stolen from store

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

The charges stem from multiple incidents where the man was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into his co-worker's water mug.

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

The rescued dogs were treated by animal shelter workers and taken to regional shelters for fostering or adoption.

TPD searching for second suspect in officer-involved shooting, chase

Both the officer and the suspect have been taken to DCH Hospital for treatment.

Judge denies youthful offender status for accused Limestone Co. killer

A teen charged in a brutal murder in Limestone County will be prosecuted as an adult.

Limestone County mom sentenced to 40 years for scalding kids in bathtub

A Limestone County mother has learned her fate in prison after admitting that she placed both of her small children in a scalding bath as a form of punishment.

Multiple vehicles broken into in south Huntsville

Several cars were broken into in south Huntsville late Sunday night into early Monday morning, residents say.

Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

It started out as a routine trip to the mailbox for Ross Jacobs, but ended in an activism on behalf of himself and his neighbors.

Crime Stoppers: Valley’s Wanted

Every week, Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers asks for your tips in finding the men and women showcased in Valley’s Wanted. Your tips, which can be kept anonymous, could be worth a $1,000 reward. You can submit a tip online or call authorities at 256-53-CRIME.

Final defendant convicted in 2013 Decatur murder

The third and final defendant has been convicted in the 2013 murder of 21-year-old James Patrick Travers II.

Man who walked off Morgan County work release charged in shooting, robbery, burglary

A man who left his work release assignment in August is back in custody. And he’s been charged in crimes that occurred during his time at large.

Woman arrested in largest heroin bust in Marshall County, AL history

It’s being called the largest heroin bust in Marshall County ever.

Judge finds probable cause in case of man accused of stabbing Huntsville mother to death

A south Alabama man and a juvenile have been charged with the murder of Tiffany Kelley.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

Person stabbed outside Captain D’s in north Huntsville

Huntsville police confirm someone was stabbed in the parking lot of a Captain D’s Wednesday evening.