Limestone - Morgan

Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival is canceled

Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival will have to wait until 2021.

  Athens Saturday Market returns this weekend

  Contact tracing near impossible during large protests

  U.S. 231 bridge construction begins

2 arrested in Decatur gas station robbery

Sunday night crash near Arab claims 1 life

  Decatur officials update COVID-19 latest

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  Law enforcement respond to looting threats at Target in Decatur

Morgan County Deputies arrest suspect on theft charges

Morgan County Deputies help feed, care for seniors during COVID

  Limestone County deputies confirm body of missing teen found

Limestone county crash claims life of Cullman man

Athens sees 3 drug related arrests in last 24 hours

ADPH: Assume you are positive while waiting COVID-19 test results

This, coming after an Austin High School senior attended graduation while awaiting his test results.

Police: Triple murder suspect hid in cave near crime scene during manhunt

Officials also say Peters returned to the scene of the crime after police left to get new clothes.

57 percent of Limestone County has responded to Census; leaders push for more

County leaders from across Alabama want to make sure the state receives its fair share of billions in federal dollars.

  Athens Utilities extends grace period for service disconnections

This is an effort to help people who may have lost income because of the pandemic.

  Limestone County crash ends in 1 fatality

Neighbors, family shocked and saddened by deadly house fire in Caddo

  Decatur graduating senior tests positive for COVID-19

Decatur’s Concerts by the River postponed for June

Decatur Utilities set to reopen lobby June 8; resumes disconnects June 22

  Hartselle graduates get their walking ceremony

  Danville triple murder suspect, accomplice arrested

Decatur police say Carson Ray Peters and April Hanner are in custody.

  Mayor: New Athens rec center could open by July 4

Construction on the new Athens Recreation Center is almost complete.

  Man accused of threatening Morgan County sheriff caught in Texas

John Owen Compton is accused of threatening Sheriff Ron Puckett and Puckett’s family.

  Decatur officials confirm Point Mallard closed through 2020 season

The latest from Decatur on Tuesday

  Court records show wanted Morgan Co. man had violent past with former wife

We dug into Peters’ past and found some troubling new information.

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival scaled down due to pandemic

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival scaled down due to pandemic

  Alabama Veterans Museum to reopen next week

Workers will spend the holiday preparing to reopen the museum.

UPDATE: 3 killed, 1 injured in Limestone County wreck; victims identified

Two vehicles collided at 7 Mile Post Road and U.S. 72.

  Morgan County superintendent leaving for Fayetteville City Schools

Morgan County Superintendent Bill Hopkins was hired as superintendent of Fayetteville City Schools.

  Sidewalk designated as dining space in downtown Athens

The mayor and City Council agreed to designate the entire sidewalk on Market Street as sidewalk dining space.

Emergency personnel respond to Falkville mobile home fire

Multiple emergency crews are on the scene at a fire in Morgan county.

Two new Decatur restaurants navigate double challenge of grand opening amid pandemic

As long-established local businesses struggle to keep afloat, new businesses that planned to open their doors in March, April and May find themselves in uncharted territory.

Decatur woman faces endangerment charges after child consumes ‘THC candy’

A Decatur woman is facing child endangerment charges following a Tuesday arrest.

Bicycle safety tips from the Decatur Police Department

May is Bicycle safety month and area officers want not only bike riders but also those that drive near them to stay safe.

Wayne Farms in Decatur testing workers after one confirmed COVID-19 case

It’s the first confirmed case at the plant.

  Athens-Limestone Hospital discharges final COVID-19 patient

Health care workers applauded as the hospital’s last COVID-19 patient was discharged from the hospital.

  Limestone County NAACP offering free COVID-19 testing Thursday

The Limestone County NAACP is teaming up with Athens-Limestone Hospital to provide free COVID-19 testing Thursday.

Morgan county search warrant leads to 4 county chase

Three Decatur residents were arrested following a four county chase on Tuesday.

Litter piles up with inmate cleanup crews unavailable due to pandemic

Decatur is trying to keep a growing litter issue under control without use of it's usual labor force

  North Alabama homeowner finds thousands of bees during remodel

There’s several problems a homeowner can run into when remodeling. Craig Johnston, who lives in Lawrence County, never thought his problem would be this.

  Wife of Limestone County capital murder suspect arrested

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office confirms Christina Stanley was arrested in Madison with the help of the Madison Police Department.

Missing Decatur man found safe

Ellis Letson has been found safe.

  Police: Athens woman shoots passing driver while aiming for another car

Police say the suspect said she didn't realize there was another car traveling in front of her targets.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office launches smartphone app

Residents in Morgan county now have a new way to get in contact with the sheriff’s office.

Decatur man arrested after car break-in attempt

A 53-year old Decatur man is facing breaking and entering charges after a Saturday arrest.

  Athens High School announces new head basketball coach Tuesday

AHS gets a new basketball coach

Athens State University, Calhoun Community College discuss summer course plans

Athens State University and Calhoun Community College spokespeople talk about the upcoming summer semester.

  First of north Alabama high schools hold graduation

The first schools in north Alabama commenced graduation Monday night in Morgan County. All five high schools held graduations on their respective football fields with social distancing in place.

  Limestone County Courthouse reopens

The Limestone County Courthouse and other public offices reopened Monday.

Decatur man arrested Saturday on multiple drug charges

A Decatur man faces multiple drug charges after a Saturday bust.

  Decatur leaders issue COVID-19 update on Monday

The latest coronavirus status update from Decatur

Hartselle man killed in single-vehicle crash

Hartselle man killed in Saturday crash

Man wanted on warrants runs from deputies, arrested in Morgan County

Man wanted on warrants arrested in Morgan County

TN Riverkeeper cleans up more than 1,300 pounds of liter from waterway in Decatur

Tennessee Riverkeeper pulls litter out of Decatur waterways

2 accused of kidnapping, attacking, robbing Decatur woman

Police say they found the victim restrained and suffering from multiple lacerations.

  Tanner student earns $1.3M in scholarship offers

Montez Wiggins received $1.3 million in scholarship offers.

  Decatur Police Department hiring officers

The Decatur Police Department is looking for more officers to help protect the community.

  Phase 1 of U.S. 231 repair complete; bridge construction is next

The Alabama Department of Transportation reports that the first phase of their plan to repair and reopen U.S. 231 is now complete.

Churches in the Shoals, Decatur weigh options, pray as first Sunday under new pandemic order looms

For the first time in more than a month, churches around Alabama will be free to open and welcome worshipers. But, whether or not those churches will actually open is entirely up to the men and women leading those flocks.

Decatur Police Department offers security camera registration

Want to help the Decatur Police Department fight crime in your neighborhood?

Decatur Morgan Hospital names interim President

Danny Crowe, the current Chief Financial Officer of the hospital, has been named the new interim President.

City of Athens updates COVID-19 protocols for court, recreation, disconnects

The city of Athens has updates on its COVID-19 protocols for court, recreation and disconnects.

Runaway Limestone County teen found

Deputies say she has been found and returned him.

  School leaders put in extra effort to honor, feed and connect with students during pandemic

From geeky principals, feeding Falcons and honoring the class of 2020 - we’ve gotten dozens of notes from parents around the Tennessee Valley, praising the way their school is handling things.

Missing Somerville woman found dead

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has found the body of 55-year-old Rhonda Nelson Palmer.

  Limestone County shooting charge upgraded to capital murder

Travis Stanley is charged with capital murder.

  Motorcyclist airlifted from Decatur wreck

One person is in the hospital after a motorcycle wreck at Gordon Terry Parkway and Old Highway 24.

Gunshot wound leads to Decatur man’s arrest

A Decatur man is in custody following a Decatur Police Department investigation into a gunshot wound.

Failure to signal leads to drug arrest in Decatur

A Decatur man was arrested on multiple charges after failing to turn without using a signal.

Decatur man arrested Sunday on domestic violence, assault charges

A Decatur man was taken into custody Sunday on multiple charges of domestic violence and assault.

Athens Post Office reopens following weekend wreck

The Athens Post Office was back open Monday morning after a car wreck on Saturday damaged the building.

  Alabama Humanities’ Road Scholars program goes digital

A yearly program that educates the community about Alabama’s most notorious court cases is going digital.

  Limestone County Schools release senior graduation guidelines

Graduation will go on for seniors in Limestone County.

  Decatur leaders prepare for businesses to open under revised ‘Safer-at-home’ order

The latest from Decatur on Monday.

Drug investigation leads to multiple arrests in Decatur

Two Decatur residents were arrested on drug charges following a Decatur Police Department investigation this month.

Limestone county native fights coronavirus pandemic in New York

A Limestone County native joined the medical field to help people. When the pandemic hit, she went where she could help most.

  Contractor selected for U.S. 231 bridge construction

Brasfield & Gorrie of Birmingham was awarded a $14.6 million contract to construct twin bridges spanning the unstable area of the mountainside between Morgan City and Lacey’s Spring.

  Athens-Limestone Public Library offering curbside pickup

The Athens-Limestone Public Library is turning to curbside pickup while its branch is closed.