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From the Athens News Courier

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A lone student shooter was dead Friday after an attack at a high school north of Seattle, police said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay …
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear …
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the …
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators …
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in …
EDITOR'S NOTE: An occasional look behind the rhetoric of political campaigns.
ATLANTA (AP) — UPS is expecting an 11 percent jump in December shipments as the holiday shopping season heats up.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad.

From The Decatur Daily

A constitutional amendment that would curtail unfunded mandates from state lawmakers is getting support from superintendents and school boards in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties.
Area briefs 10 hours ago
HARTSELLE — Two internal candidates will interview for Hartselle's fire chief position.
Police briefs 10 hours ago
ATHENS — An Athens woman is accused of assaulting an elderly female at her Wheeler Street residence, authorities said.
Police reports 10 hours ago
North Street Southeast, 1600 block; generator; $2,000.Wiley Outdoor Sports, 1820 Sixth Ave. S.E.; merchandise; $1,200.Hemingway Drive Southwest, 1500 block; burglary; electronics and medication; …
ATHENS — Drive-thru flu shots will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Athens Sportsplex on U.S. 31 N.
ATHENS — A woman is accused of assaulting an elderly female earlier this week at her Wheeler Street residence, authorities said.
ATHENS — Methamphetamine in an Athens woman’s car led to an arrest Thursday night by a Limestone County Sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
Athens City Council to meet Monday Yesterday at 11:57AM
ATHENS — Zoning issues and budget appropriations highlight the Athens City Council’s Monday meeting agenda.
Police Briefs 10/23/2014
Theft victim finds items in yard sale
Athens State University Staff Senate list of concerns

From Huntsville Times

Tony Allred, 54, of Decatur was arrested on a warrant for adult sex offender-employment restriction violation. Police said the U.S. Marshals Service contacted them Monday after they learned Allred …
A meeting between members of Athens State University's executive committee and faculty and staff senates this morning was anti-climactic after the Faculty Senate members declined to disclose a list …
Two candidates are running to be sheriff of Limestone County: Incumbent Democrat Mike Blakely and Republican Eric Smith.
Republican Tim Melson and Democrat Mike Curtis will vie to represent the newly drawn Senate District 1 on Nov. 4.
Former Athens city councilwoman and long-time city clerk Mignon Bowers remained in critical condition in a Florida hospital this morning following a wreck Wednesday at Gulf Shores State Park, …
Limestone County Circuit Judge Jimmy Woodroof revoked bond this morning for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers at the request of District Attorney Brian Jones.
Dr. Bob Glenn, president of Athens State University, said he has not seen a list of grievances outlined by the faculty and staff senates but he hopes to learn more Thursday when he and four members …
Athens police say the company filed a complaint Wednesday that accused Tyrone Lamont Witchard of stealing from them. The company alleges Witchard took about 128 pounds of copper washers and copper …
Replacement of a bridge will close a portion of Mooresville Road, making detours necessary for as long as five months, according to the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency.
If you can't turn your ear away from a good old-fashioned tall tale, make plans to attend the eighth annual Athens Storytelling Festival Oct. 23-25.
 
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