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NTSB takes over Lincoln Co. plane crash investigation. Authorities search for inmate that escaped in Birmingham.

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The NTSB will now take over Lincoln County plan crash investigation.

Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said authorities identified the pilot to be Linda Bauman, a Belvidere, TN resident. Bauman worked as an advanced practice nurse anesthetist at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.

The crash happened on Sunday off of Lynchburg Highway near the Mulberry community on a gated farm.

The National Transportation Safety Board will take over the investigation this morning. Tune in to WAFF News at Noon for more.

A man convicted of murder will learn his fate today.

In March, a Morgan County jury found Cody Lee Compton guilty of shooting and killing Jonathan Bowling at a home on Gullion Road in January of 2014. Compton's attorneys have already filed a motion for a new trial.

That hearing is set for June 2nd.

Authorities search for inmate that escaped in Birmingham.

An inmate escaped from a Shelby County facility around 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, according to state prison officials. 

Danny Gene Fair, 43, escaped from the Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility in Columbiana, the Alabama Department of Corrections reported at 5:53 a.m. today.

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