Douglas, AL

Arrests and incidents reported May 16, 2022

CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported May 16, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 544. domestic violence; CR 1720. trespassing; CR 783. domestic violence; CR 388. domestic violence; CR 715. possession of marijuana; possession of...
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Collinsville fire truck hit while on scene of weekend wreck on I-59

A truck belonging to the Collinsville Fire Department was hit while on scene of a wreck Saturday. According to Collinsville Fire Chief David Bowen, Collinsville Fire was assisting the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in responding to a wreck on I-59. One person was hurt in that wreck. While on scene...

Boaz man identified as victim in Governors Drive crash

Huntsville police identified a Boaz man as the victim of an 18-wheeler crash on Governor's Drive. Saturday's single vehicle accident killed 74-year-old Larry Bruce Ballenger. Huntsville police said it is believed that Ballenger lost control of the truck and veered off the shoulder before striking the rock landslide.

Cullman VFW plans active approach to Memorial Day

CULLMAN, Ala. – In the leadup to Memorial Day on May 30, Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 has a full slate of activities, including its annual placement of American flags along U.S. Highway 31 and on veterans’ graves in local cemeteries. Post Commander Brian Monk shared, “There is a quote by Elie Wiesel: ‘Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.’ That quote I think now more than ever, given the state of the world, is crucial and that we should find reasons not only to honor and observe the fallen, but come...

Collinsville Fire Truck Hit Saturday Morning, No Firefighters Hurt; Driver of Other Vehicle Air-Lifted for Treatment

A vehicle struck a parked City of Collinsville fire truck about 7:00 Saturday morning. The fire truck was being used to block traffic to another nearby wreck that had taken place a short time earlier. Fortunately, no firefighters were injured in that collision – however the other driver, identified as a male resident of Ft Payne had to be airlifted to UAB in Birmingham for the treatment of injuries suffered in the crash.

AHSAA softball schedule for state championship tournaments

The AHSAA softball state championship tournament field is set and will kick off Tuesday Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Tournament play will turn through Saturday. The tournament will be double-elimination for each of the seven classes over a two-day period. All championships will be played at Signature Stadium. Teams advanced to this year’s championship tournament...

Cherokee County Arrest Files for Sunday, May 15th

Tony McMurrey, age 55 of Piedmont – Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree (two counts);. Austin Posey, age 22 of Ft Payne – Pubblic Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct;. Jason Finley, age 41 of Leeds – Failure to Appear/Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia;. Cierra Jackson, age 23...

Five signs that a jailer-inmate relationship is crossing the line

How do you know the interactions between a corrections officer and an inmate are getting out of bounds?. Veteran corrections officer turned training instructor and author Gary Cornelius points to the work of educator/author Dr. Lorry Schoenly, who specializes in correctional healthcare for insights. In a 2011 article for the publication Corrections 1 by Lexipol, Schoenly outlined some warning signs:
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Bats go silent as Lady Tigers’ season comes to an end

The Lady Tigers saw their season come to an end in Florence as their bats fell silent. After a 19-0 tournament-opening win over Minor, Hartselle struggled to put runs on the board in losing two of their final three games. The Lady Tigers’ offense was held to four runs in the last three games, including a 2-1 loss to No. 2 Athens, a 1-0 win over No. 4 Hazel Green, and a 2-1 loss to area-foe Cullman.

'It's a historic building': Etowah Historical Society finds new location in Rainbow City

The Etowah Historical Society will move to a new location in Rainbow City as plans are in place to tear down its most recent home, the Elliott Community Center in Gadsden. Started in 1954, the group is the oldest historical society in the state. It will move to the Rainbow City Recreation Center at 4412 Rainbow Drive, across from White Springs Baptist Church.The Etowah Historical Society was housed at Elliott Community Center, 2829 W. Meighan Blvd., since the 1990s, Gary Garrett, 1st vice president of the group, said. It's a place he said he will miss.

MORNING RESET: Top 10 Ready for a Guntersville Showdown

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The field is down to 10 as Championship Sunday begins for the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Presented by Fuel Me event at Lake Guntersville. All week, it’s taken more than 20 pounds to place in the top five, and today is likely to prove no exception. The Big G is living up to its recently rejuvenated reputation as a hotspot for big bags, and today’s winner will no doubt need to rise above a field full of heavy hitters to raise the trophy.

Animal advocates discuss over-population problems with Gadsden leaders

A number of animal lovers united this week, meeting with Gadsden's Public Safety Committee to discuss animal over-population and how to deal with homeless dogs and cats. The gathering drew representatives from the Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center, along with Carol Huckaby and Mitch Chastain of Huckaby's Hope for Paws, Chris Moulds and Ashley Smith, mail carriers working in the area who are active in animal rescue, and others interested in animal care as a community...