Cullman, AL

Man suspected in 2 Ohio killings found dead in Alabama

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a woman and child in Ohio was found dead in Alabama from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, news outlets reported.Dante Rashad Hawes, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, was found dead inside a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Falkville, Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn told news outlets. The man took his own life, Chunn said.The vehicle was located just off Interstate 65 about 450 miles (724 kilometers) south of Dayton, where authorities found the bodies of a woman and girl dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside a home on Thursday morning.Hawes was suspected of killing the two, who were his girlfriend and a young girl, Chunn said. Authorities didn't immediately identify the victims, and it wasn't clear how long they had been dead.
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Obituary: James Edward Doss

James Edward Doss, age 76, of Cullman, Alabama passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022. James was born September 22, 1945 in Arkadelphia, Alabama. James is survived by the mother of his children: Myrtle Ann Doss; his sons: Charles Doss and James Doss; his daughters: Christine (Glenn) Welch, Angel (Kevin) Hudson, Juanita Shakelford and Holly (Brandon) Tucker; his grandchildren: Christopher (Kaytlen) Welch, Joseph (Shannon) Dingler, Abby (Seth) Bavar, Ariel Key, Jack Doss, Cheza Tucker, Lucas Hudson, Logan Doss, Reese Doss, Ashley Doss and Breanna Doss and his great-grandchildren: Sylin Welch, Brentley Jones, Niklause Jones and Skylar Bavar.
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Arrests and incidents reported June 24, 2022

CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported June 24, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents June 23 domestic violence – 3rd degree; person; 10th St. SE; damaged door; $3,000theft of property – 1st degree; person; Olive St. SW; ’04 GMC Envoy; $5,500criminal trespass – 3rd degree; Wal-Mart; Olive St. SW Arrests June 23 Combs, Bradley R; 38 criminal trespass – 3rd degree Golden, Kate M; 28 criminal trespass – 3rd degree Haynes, Benjamin M; 36 FTA – open container in vehicleFTA – driving without licenseFTA – improper lane usageFTA – fail to signal McWaters, Taylor Z; 29 FTA – public intoxication (2 counts) Hanceville Police Department Incidents and arrests reported by CCSO. Find arrest reports online Monday-Friday at

Suspect in Ohio murders found dead in Morgan County

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn has identified the man found dead in a car in Falkville on Thursday. Dante Hawes, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Chunn said. According to the coroner, Hawes was the suspect in two murders in Dayton, Ohio.

Busted Knuckle Off Road Vehicles to expand facility

CULLMAN, Ala. – A group of members from the Cullman Chamber of Commerce, Wallace State, Cullman Area Technology Academy and the Cullman Economic Development Agency went out to tour Busted Knuckle Off Road facility on Wednesday to see the assembly process of Rock Bouncers. Owner Jake Burkey and his team showed everyone around his shop where the crew work on specialty Rock Bouncers. The off-road vehicles are four-wheel drive custom made machines that can climb near vertical walls and pull themselves over boulders to reach the top of a hill. Busted Knuckle has been in Cullman around four years and will...