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From the Athens News Courier

A Madison man allegedly confessed to stealing a computer and four saddles during two Limestone County burglaries in October and November, an official said.
A Creekside Elementary School student has reportedly been transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a school bus collided with a car at the intersection of Capshaw and Sanderson roads, …
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of additional Alabama residents are signing up for health insurance through the online exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth.
Home sales in Athens and Limestone County finished strong in 2014, according to statistics released this week from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, or ACRE.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham couple is donating $3 million to the business school at the University of Alabama.
HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama husband and wife arrested on drug charges were cooking and using methamphetamine in front of children in their home.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a trial April 13 in Opelika for a former worker at the Veterans Administration Health Center in Tuskegee who is accused of sexual abuse of a …
BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Blount County grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy of wrongdoing in a 24-year-old man's shooting death.
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A prison reform group on Thursday suggested creating a new felony class for the least serious property and drug crimes as one of the solutions for Alabama's chronically …

From The Decatur Daily

News briefs Yesterday at 7:54PM
Additional cameras will be installed at Beltline Road intersections from U.S. 31 to Modaus Road in about two weeks, said state Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur.
Police reports Yesterday at 7:54PM
Aztec Drive Southeast, 3000 block; breaking and entering into a vehicle; firearm; $350.Lucky's Supermarket, 116 Sixth Ave. N.E.; groceries; $101.Eighth Avenue Southwest, 1000 block; breaking and …
Police briefs Yesterday at 7:52PM
A Decatur man was arrested Thursday after trying to steal a 50-inch television from Wal-Mart at 2800 Spring Ave. S.W.
Police Briefs 1/29/2015
Man charged in attack on his ex
ATHENS — The Mental Health Center of North-Central Alabama has overcome the loss of its initial contractor and is set to start construction on nine townhouses for clients on East Elm Street.
ATHENS — An Athens woman pawned the title of a truck after she sold it and then her husband stole the vehicle, authorities said.
ATHENS — Even though county attorney Mark Maclin said it can’t work on a private road, the Limestone County Commission asked engineer Richard Sanders on Wednesday to do an estimate on the cost of …
ATHENS — An Athens police officer arrested a man Tuesday night wanted in Murray County, Georgia, on probation violation and failure to appear charges.
While judges and officials wrangled over a decision striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, local gay residents said they are pleased at the prospect of having the same marriage rights as …

From Huntsville Times

Athens police received a report on Jan. 10 that the suspect, Danny Ray Cobb, inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl while at an Athens residence. Police say Cobb is an acquaintance of the girl.
On April 17, 1976, hundreds of people gathered in downtown Athens, Ala., to await the appearance of Elvis Presley at a local church. A 44-year-old Athens widow had placed an announcement in the …
One of these alleged accomplices was arrested Thursday. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said Jonathan David Trousdale, 33, cashed three of these counterfeits. He was arrested on a warrant for three …
Police say the suspect, 41-year-old James William Malone, gave several people counterfeit checks and paid them to cash these checks at Hometown Grocery on South Jefferson Street. These bogus checks …
Court records show Hanna Rae Colwell Ray, 28, was arrested Tuesday on one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. She posted her $750 bond after processing.
An Athens woman accused of trying to give away a child Saturday at Wal-Mart told officers she was "kidding," according to Police Chief Floyd Johnson.
The retro architecture, with its A-frame roofline, made Lawler's Barbecue and Catfish Restaurant an Athens landmark, but it's the homemade pies and cooked-'til-they're soft veggies that kept …
The sheriff's office reports that two individuals broke the front glass of Mays Computer at the corner of East Limestone Road and Capshaw Road early Wednesday. Deputies say the suspects stole …
The original incident occurred in April 2013. Police responded to an assault call in the 200 block Cloverleaf Drive. They found a woman had been attacked. She told police a man came to her home to …
There's little traffic noise in this tiny community in the southernmost part of Limestone County, with the exception of the horn blasts from freight trains that rumble through at frequent intervals.
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