Limestone - Morgan

  Historical markers stolen in Limestone County

Each of these markers are valued at $2,400. But that doesn’t include the labor to put them together.

  Uptick in synthetic marijuana overdoses in north AL sparks warning

North Alabama dog left at shelter to be reunited with original owners in Utah

  Athens firefighters rescue grandmother from burning home

  Moulton’s Court Street Grill owner vows to rebuild fire-destroyed restaurant

  Person of interest sought in Hartselle business burglary

  4 injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Athens

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  1 killed, 3 injured in 3-vehicle wreck in Athens

  4-year-old’s leg caught in lawnmower in Limestone County

  Report: Former Morgan County sheriff disputes prosecution claims in tax case

  Hartselle woman opens church and home to people in need

  Fight response in Morgan County leads to heroin, meth trafficking bust

  Business halted at north AL massage parlors suspected of human trafficking

  Teen gets 2 years in jail for brother’s shooting death in Limestone County

Kobe Keshon Peoples was initially charged with the murder of 21-year-old Mikus Leron Peoples in February 2018. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

  Shocker at Shoney’s - Athens location gets lowest Kitchen Cops score in weeks

A summary of health inspection reports from six north Alabama counties

  Federal prosecutor weighs in on doctor opioid busts, state prison problems

US Attorney Jay Town talks with WAFF 48 about doctors arrested in a recent opioid bust and Alabama's prison issues that are getting attention from federal investigators

  About 12 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids seized in Morgan County trafficking bust

The combined weight was approximately 12 pounds, or 5,443 grams, well over the 56-gram threshold Alabama law requires for a trafficking charge.

  Massage parlors investigated over illegal ‘sexual services’ in Madison, Morgan counties

  ISS astronauts give shoutout to Decatur High School culinary students

  Limestone County man sentenced in 2015 kidnapping, attempted murder crime spree

Limestone County deputies searching for car that damaged guardrail

  Missing Morgan County teen was last seen at Huntsville mall, investigators say

Inmate recaptured after walking away from Decatur work release

  Decatur business owner sues city for failing to put out fire

Some 50 to 70 carts were destroyed along with the entire business. The investigation and lawsuit are still ongoing.

  Athens firefighters save girl stuck in creek

Athens firefighters are responsible for saving the life of young girl found clinging to a branch, stuck in fast-moving, deep water.

  Pedestrian killed by vehicle on I-65 near Priceville

A pedestrian was killed on Saturday after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 65.

  Approximately 2 pounds of meth seized in Morgan County

A joint venture led to the seizure of approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine, accordign to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

  Athens man arrested in burglary investigation

Investigators say 29-year-old Dean Kyle Geiger faces charges of burglary, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, illegal possession of a debit card, and identity theft.

  Athens police show media body cam, surveillance footage of high school brawl

In a rare move, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson invited the media to see body cam and surveillance footage from inside Athens High School when students, parents and law enforcement engaged in a brawl-like altercation.

  Sheriff’s office hosts annual special needs rodeo for Morgan County kids and adults

It’s the largest special needs rodeo in the state of Alabama, and it’s hosted here by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

  VIDEO: Brawl at AL high school involves students, parents, police

Officials say there was an altercation involving parents and students. It prompted police response and a school lockdown.

  Athens instructor explains opportunities for students after Ivey announcement

He said money and location is all good news for the students

  Toyota Boshoku to bring 400 new jobs to Athens

One of Japan’s preeminent automotive suppliers is coming to Athens and bringing hundreds of jobs in the process.

  Defense team asks for stay of civil case for Decatur doctor indicted on sexual abuse charge

Dr. Michael Dick has been indicted in Morgan County on a felony sexual abuse charge.

  Cedar Ridge Middle gets name change

The city school board voted to change it to Austin Middle School, starting this fall.

  Local company files environmental lawsuit against city of Decatur

Tennessee Riverkeeper is planning to file a new lawsuit against the city of Decatur and Decatur Utilities for violating the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

  Limestone County schools showcase opioid reversal injection

Tuesday, Limestone County School staff member demonstrated an auto-injector that could help save a student’s life if they overdose.

Porn charges added to man accused of human trafficking

Initially, he was charged with human trafficking and marijuana possession and his bond was set at $63,000.

  First-graders to visit mock hospital at Calhoun Community College

Over 1,000 area first graders will descend on the Decatur campus.

Morgan County authorities arrest a 20-year-old man on a rape charge

Morgan County authorities arrested 20-year-old Andrew Bozylinski of Falkville Sunday afternoon.

Morgan County authorities arrest Hartselle man on a rape charge

Morgan County authorities arrested a 57-year-old man on a rape charge Sunday afternoon.

  Town Creek man accused of harassment through social media, now facing rape and stalking charges

A Town Creek man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he is accused of using social media and other electronic means to harass and stalk.

  Woman’s yearslong quest to find her birth mother leads her to north Alabama

A woman was on a quest to find her birth mother. And that search lead her to a woman in Athens, Alabama.

  Well known names hit with low scores - Your April 5th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

Your weekly round-up of health department restaurant scores around north Alabama

  2 arrested in Decatur murder investigation

Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of Michael Irvin Jr.

West Morgan-East Lawrence water board approves settlement with 3M, cancels rate increase

The amount of the settlement was not released today.

  Morgan County jailers go through rigorous training process

Police officers and jail workers have to go through intense training before going on duty.

  Decatur church raising money for clean water in Haiti

Decatur’s Grant Street Church of Christ is hosting its first annual "Walk For Water" event with "Healing Hands International."

  Mazda Toyota exec says plant hiring will continue to 2022

The Decatur Daily has found out that the company is looking to hire 102 skilled labor workers this year for maintenance, tool and die jobs and assistant managers.

  ’Overall our structures are in pretty good shape’: Officials weigh in on bridge conditions across N. Alabama

Thousands of drivers travel across bridges in north Alabama every single day. It’s often an afterthought of how safe those bridges are for commuters. Officials for both county and state monitored bridges overwhelmingly say "they’re safe."

A prison inmate has been recaptured after walking off a job site in Limestone County

Authorities are searching for a Limestone County inmate who walked off a job site Monday afternoon.

16-year-old facing assault charge after shooting 3 other juveniles in Limestone County, deputies say

Authorities in Limestone County confirm a shooting took place over the weekend and a 16-year-old is the suspect.

Decatur City Council considering draft ordinance on ambulance service

Members of the Decatur City Council are considering a proposal revolving around ambulance service response times, but it’s receiving some criticism.

Tennessee Riverkeeper announces intent to sue Decatur Utilities over sewage concerns

A local organization has announced a second intent to sue Decatur Utilities after they say millions of gallons of sewage have been released into the waterways.

18-year-old arrested for robbery after visiting jail in Morgan County

An 18-year-old woman is facing a robbery charge in Morgan County.

  Decatur family searches for answers one month after loved one is killed

One month after 30-year-old Michael Irvin Jr. was shot and killed in his Decatur home, the family are still searching for answers as to who killed Irvin.

  Athens man, juvenile arrested over online road rage video

An Athens man and a juvenile were arrested Thursday after investigators were alerted to a video depicting a road rage incident on social media Wednesday evening.

  Athens man accused of trying to recruit juvenile into prostitution

After an interview with the Child Advocacy Center, the minor disclosed Dhalquistiere Eichelberger had given him/her marijuana and had talked him/her into becoming a prostitute.

Local organization warns of medicare scam

The Limestone County Council of Aging made a post on Facebook, saying a local senior had come into their office reporting a scam.

  Person shot, killed over likely property dispute in Elkmont, deputies say

Limestone County deputies confirm someone was shot and killed Thursday night.

  Man arrested for impersonating peace officer in Morgan County

A man is in jail after police say he impersonated a peace officer in Morgan County.

  Limestone County authorities arrest a second suspect in the assault of a woman with croquet mallets

A Madison man who was out on bond for attempted murder was arrested Tuesday for assaulting a woman with a croquet mallet.

Decatur man warns of gators, wants them off refuge

A project leader at the refuge says 50 to 75 alligators live on the 35,000 acre site.

  Hartselle teacher wins national award

One local fifth grade teacher is being recognized nationally for his teaching style.

Police need your help finding a man who robbed an Athens Dollar General

Athens police need your help finding a man who robbed a Dollar General store on Monday.

42-year-old Elkmont man charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12

When investigators interviewed him, Reyes confessed to doing this several times over the past 6 years.

  Athens man pleads guilty to scalding girlfriend’s children in bathtub

An Athens man will serve 40 years in prison for intentionally scalding his girlfriend’s children in a bathtub back in 2015.

  Limestone County shooting suspect captured following manhunt

A suspect in a Limestone County shooting investigation is in custody.

Elkmont woman killed in head-on collision

A two-vehicle crash Friday morning claimed the life of an Elkmont woman.

  2 arrested in string of overnight business burglaries in Limestone County

Two Athens men are facing multiple charges after allegedly burglarizing four businesses and attempting to break into two others.

  Limestone County investigator’s phone number spoofed

A scam in Limestone County has people believing they’re getting a call from an investigator with the sheriff’s office.

  Decatur teens advocate for National ‘Kick Butts Day’

Decatur City School students spent the morning campaigning throughout the city. They’re advocating to reduce e-cigarette and specifically Juul smoking.

Missing Limestone County teen has been found

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media that a missing teen has been found.

  ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ films Morgan County pursuit for upcoming season

One of the most famous bounty hunters in the U.S. has been spotted in the Tennessee Valley.

  Decatur clinic offering free health care

If you live in Morgan County, there’s an option for health care that won’t cost a thing.

  Ardmore man charged with sexually abusing children

An Ardmore man is facing multiple sex crime charges after reports of the child sexual abuse were made to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

  Limestone County deputy’s wife loses battle with Leukemia

The wife of a Limestone County deputy passed away on Thursday, losing her battle with leukemia.

  Parents: Have you heard about these apps your kids might be using?

A Hartselle attorney is an expert in social media apps and the dangers they pose for teens. His words of advice come after a headline-making case this week involving a missing girl.

Athens High School principal resigns for Madison County school job

Travis Schrimsher will head to Monrovia Middle School to start as the principal there.

  Bare hands, rodent droppings and lots of low scores in this week’s Kitchen Cops report

Some troubling phrases in this week's inspection notes really jumped out at us.

  Decatur Lowe’s surprises local church with storm relief donation

The outreach minister at the Grant Street Church of Christ in Decatur has one mission: to give back.