Ardmore, AL

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Decatur police: 15-year-old shot to death while playing with gun

Decatur police say a 15-year-old who died from a gunshot wound Tuesday had been playing with a loaded firearm along with other juveniles. The incident happened Tuesday night about 8:15 p.m. Officers were called to the 400 block of Pine Avenue S.W. in Decatur in reference to a shooting. There they found the 15-year-old, dead of a single, fatal gunshot wound.
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Sentencing date set in Blakely case

A sentencing hearing has been set for later this month for former Limestone Sheriff Mike Blakely, records show. The hearing is set to take place 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. A presentence investigation will be conducted ahead of the hearing, according to an order issued Tuesday by Judge Pamela Baschab.
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Limestone County, ALWHNT-TV

WATCH: Acting Limestone County Sheriff confirms Mike Blakely is in administrative detention at the prison

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Acting Limestone County Sheriff Mike West held a news conference on Thursday after Mike Blakely’s recent conviction. Mike, Blakely, the longest-serving sheriff in the state, was convicted of felony theft and ethics charges and officially removed from office. Limestone County Coroner Mike West assumed the role of sheriff after the guilty verdict was read.
Athens, ALWAFF

Car crashes into building on Highway 72 in Athens

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - A car crashed into a building on Highway 72 in Athens Thursday afternoon. It happened at a shopping center near Spry Funeral Home around 5 p.m. The “Del-Sur Market” appears to have been damaged by a car that crashed through the front door. However, WAFF 48 is told the market is no longer in business.
Limestone County,

Edirtorial: Blakely conviction sends larger message

LIMESTONE COUNTY – Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely’s conviction Monday on two felony corruption charges was remarkable on several levels. It ends the career of Alabama’s longest-serving sheriff. Blakely had been in office since 1983. In all those years, he never faced any truly serious opposition. He prevailed as an elected Democrat even as his county followed the rest of the state into the “solid Republican” column. He was the exception to the rule.
Decatur, ALABC 33/40 News

15-year-old killed in accidental shooting in Decatur

A 15-year-old was killed in an accidental shooting on August 3, 2021, according to the Decatur Police Department. Police were called to the 400 block of Pine Avenue SW in response to a shooting. When they arrived, they found the body of a 15-year-old. During the investigation, officers learned that...
Athens, ALAthens News Courier

Vandalism reported at Sportsplex, Duck Pond

The City of Athens is looking into an incident involving vandalism at two separate public parks. According to Cemeteries, Parks and Recreation Director Bert Bradford, some busted light fixtures and broken bathroom fixtures were discovered at the Athens Sportsplex and Big Spring Memorial Park, commonly known as the city's duck pond.
Decatur, ALWAFF

Decatur Police investigating deadly shooting on Pine Avenue

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur Police continue to investigate a deadly Tuesday night shooting. Around 8:15 p.m. on August 3, officers responded to a shooting call near Pine Avenue Southwest in Decatur. A juvenile with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not disclosed the victim’s...
Huntsville, ALWAFF

Limestone County acting Sheriff talked to WAFF

Administrators at Randolph School in Huntsville are not straying from CDC guidelines. "We have two nurses on our campus that have been very diligent in working with our pandemic response committee and our medical advisory team." Huntsville - Madison. 'Free 2 Teach' receives $10K from Madison County Commission. Updated: 12...
Decatur, ALWAAY-TV

Juvenile dead after overnight Decatur shooting

A juvenile is dead after an overnight shooting in the 400 block of Pine Avenue SW in Decatur. Decatur Police say they responded to the scene at approximately 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night to find an unresponsive juvenile with a gunshot wound. The Morgan County coroner pronounced the juvenile dead on...
Decatur, ALWHNT-TV

Teenager found dead, Decatur Police investigating

DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a 15-year-old was found with a gunshot wound. Around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Decatur Police officers responded to the 400-block of Pine Avenue Southwest in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they say they found a...