Limestone - Morgan

Another Limestone Correctional Facility staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Limestone County School District announces major technology investment

Convicted Morgan County murderer dies after contracting COVID-19

  WATCH: Time-lapse of US 231 construction

  Face coverings do not impact your ability to carry a firearm

  Mother, aunt of woman killed in Morgan Co. septuple homicide speak out

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  Decatur gets new fire truck

  Decatur City Council to discuss face covering ordinance next week

  Safer at home order extended; business owners react to the governor’s announcement

  Decatur-based ADOC employee tests positive for COVID-19

  Decatur City Council passes resolution encouraging face coverings

  New court documents shed light on Valhermoso Springs murder case

  Alabama probate judges considering curbside voting for July primary

The probate judge in every county will be announcing if registered voters can cast their ballot while staying inside your vehicle.

Limestone County Schools offering children free meals in July

The meals will be offered at Sugar Creek Elementary and Tanner High School each Monday through Thursday from July-6-30.

  Over 30 Athens nursing home patients, employees test positive for COVID-19

One nursing facility in Athens confirmed reports of multiple positive COVID-19 tests on Monday.

Cook Museum now home to world’s most endangered sea turtle

The Decatur museum is now home to a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Kale.

  ICU beds filling up quick due to COVID-19

Decatur officials discuss COVID-19 latest on Monday

  Two suspects in killing of seven people arrive back in Alabama to face capital murder charges

Apartment damaged by cooking fire

  Cyber tip leads to child porn arrest in Decatur

No injuries in 18-wheeler wreck in Decatur

  Limestone county officials issue COVID-19 update on Friday

The latest from Limestone county on Friday

UPDATE: Tennessee authorities find kidnapped baby

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is searching for a kidnapped baby from Lawrence County.

Athens city employees rescue sludge-covered owl in need of assistance

An owl got into a sticky situation last week and needed the assistance of some helping hands.

  Kids receive military homecoming surprise after pandemic extended deployment

The pandemic has changed many plans over the last few months including return trips for some of our military servicemen.

  Athens Fourth of July celebration will be drive-in style

Event organizers say they wanted the show to go on, so adding restrictions was their only option to keep everybody safe while still celebrating our independence.

Decatur looks to expand outside dining during pandemic

Decatur officials are looking for ways to allow downtown restaurants to expand outside dining during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athens adopts new measures to calm traffic, improve safety

Mayor Ronnie Marks said the measure adopted this week allows the police chief to authorize a number of devices including rumble strips, lane narrowing areas, pedestrian islands and speed dips.

3 Athens State University employees test positive for COVID-19

We’re learning about the first confirmed employee COVID-19 cases at an Athens college.

Sex offender gives fake name to avoid stolen car charges, police say

Once his identity was verified, Christopher Pride was arrested for the two grand jury indictments.

  Decatur students getting iPads with internet access

The school system got nearly 3,000 iPads with cellular data for elementary students with no internet access at home.

  Morgan County EMA director retires

Longtime Morgan County EMA director Eddie Hicks is retiring.

Help Decatur Police find this suspect

The Decatur Police Department needs your help finding a suspect.

  Multiple fishermen not comfortable eating fish from Flint Creek in Decatur

The Tennessee Riverkeeper says the data they pulled from Mud Tavern Creek shows PFAS levels as high as 51,000 parts per trillion.

  Retail space, new road promises new jobs in Athens

Athens city leaders just approved an economic development project to bring in new jobs.

  Athens asking for $1M to fix drainage issues around Washington Street

Athens City Council members approved a grant application for drainage work on Washington Street.

Limestone Correctional Facility employee tests positive for COVID-19

ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one employee at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest has tested positive.

  Tennessee Riverkeeper says there are dangerous chemical levels flowing into river

Environmental advocates say there are dangerously high levels of chemicals flowing into the Tennessee River.

Athens City Schools requests parent feedback

Administrators in Athens want to hear from parents with kids in their schools.

  Decatur officials update COVID-19 latest on Tuesday

The latest from Morgan county on Tuesday

  Decatur police help WWII veteran; photo goes viral

It’s received thousands of shares, likes, and comments on social media. A World War II veteran in Decatur calls police after finding his glass door broken, and three officers show up.

  Two suspects in connection to Valhermoso Springs septuple homicide arrested in Oregon

Two people have been arrested in connection to the early June killings of seven people in Valhermoso Springs.

Hartselle gets electric vehicle charging station

The charger is located at the public parking lot just south of the downtown park.

  Tanner High School has a greenhouse again

The old greenhouse was removed about 5 years ago because it was dilapidated.

  Decatur nursing home seeing COVID-19 outbreak

21 residents and 5 staffers had tested positive COVID-19 at River City Center

  Students paint mural to honor veterans in Downtown Athens

Students paint mural to honor veterans in Downtown Athens

  Decatur Police creates new citizens advisory council to help govern department

Decatur’s Police Chief and Mayor joined with a Morgan County NAACP leader to announce the creation of a new citizens advisory council for the Decatur Police Department.

Decatur Morgan Hospital names new President

Kelli S. Powers, Chief Financial Officer of the Huntsville Hospital Health System since 2014, has been named President of Decatur Morgan Hospital.

  Lawmakers demand more data to justify $4.8 million in criminal seizures

Alabama law enforcement seized $4.8 million in 2019.

Decatur’s famous dog, Lucky, passes away

Lucky became a symbol in the fight against dog fighting after he was found badly hurt in a dumpster in 2006.

  Morgan County seeing new spike in COVID-19 cases

Just this past weekend, Morgan County saw a near 50 percent increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

  Kroger continuing free COVID-19 testing in Decatur next week

People who received the free Kroger pharmacy COVID-19 test can expect results in 48 hours.

  2 arrested following Wednesday’s pursuit in Limestone County

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office released arrest details related to a \pursuit on Wednesday.

  Decatur man followed teen girl while performing lewd act, police say

Police say the officers saw a male following quickly behind a young female who was walking south on 8th Avenue.

  6 injured in I-65 wreck near Hartselle

Witnesses said the vehicle swerved and over corrected, causing the driver to lose control and run off the road and hit a tree.

  Athens-Limestone Recycling Center accepting cardboard

The plant manager says the biggest challenge is dealing with their usual 90,000 pounds of materials a week with no inmates to help.

  Law enforcement sees record number of pistol permit applications across the Tennessee Valley

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is processing pistol permit applications at a record pace.

Decatur man arrested on new drug charges 2 weeks after drug trafficking arrest

Darnell Chandler was arrested approximately two weeks prior for alleged trafficking narcotics in Madison County.

  Athens Police investigating Tuesday night shooting at Highway 72 J-Mart

The Athens Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at the intersection of Highway 72 and Hine Street Tuesday night.

  Crews repairing Elm Street railroad crossing in Athens

Crews will dig the tracks out and repave.

Be aware of these I-565 exit changes in Limestone County

ALDOT is advising motorists of upcoming changes at two interchanges on Interstate 565 in Limestone County.

  New details on East Limestone High School football coach’s DUI arrest

East Limestone High School football coach charged with DUI

Elkmont man arrested in relation to Monday’s Limestone pedestrian crash

Deputies say the driver left the scene and was found at another location.

  Limestone Co. Coroner: 16-year-old died by drowning

The Limestone County coroner now confirms that a 16-year-old found dead in the Elk River at the end of May died by drowning.

  Debate in Limestone County over confederate monument

Limestone County residents appealed to the county commission Monday, but not decision was made.

  1 airlifted from motorcycle wreck near landfill in Trinity

At least one person has been injured in a two-vehicle wreck in the area of Highway 20 and Landfill Drive.

  Morgan county officials discuss new testing site; recycling program resumes June 16

The latest from Decatur on Monday

Decatur Utilities reinstates disconnections June 22

Decatur Utilities begins disconnections for non-payment on June 22

  Kroger, City of Decatur team up for new COVID-19 testing site

Morgan County has seen a significant jump in COVID-19 cases in the past several weeks, as well as two deaths.

  I-565 widening project starting Sunday night

The project will cost $14.3 million.

Drug Take Back nets 380 pounds of expired medications

Drug Take Back nets 380 pounds of expired medications

  Morgan County officials continue to investigate Valhermoso Springs septuple homicide

The latest from Morgan County's investigation of the Valhermoso septuple homicide.

  Hartselle Aquatic Center not opening this year

Hartselle city leaders announced the city will not open the Hartselle Aquatic Center this year.

Free COVID-19 testing next week in Decatur

The city of Decatur and Kroger have partnered to facilitate free drive-thru COVID-19 testing next week.

Athens man faces destructive device charges after pipe bomb was discovered

An Athens man was arrested Thursday after a pipe bomb was found on Huntsville-Brownsferry Road.

  Athens school superintendent on leave; acting replacement named

The Athens city school board voted unanimously to place Superintendent Trey Holladay on leave at his own request.

Morgan County school board accepts superintendent’s resignation, names interim replacement

The school board named Dee Fowler as interim superintendent.

  Athens City Council approve protective equipment funds for police

The City Council unanimously approved Police Chief Floyd Johnson’s request to purchase more protective equipment for his officers.

Morgan County moving forward to replace Superintendent

Bill Hopkins Jr.'s final day is June 30th