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Reports March 23
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported the following calls Wednesday. Suspicious (person, item, vehicle)- 21000 block AL Hwy 251, 800 block Jefferson Street S, Gatlin Road/Odie Scott Drive, 16000 block Ezell Road. Animal related/livestock- 25000 block Mooresville Road, 200 block Ed White Road, McKee Road/Wooley Springs Road, 20000 block Lovell...
AG’s office investigating stolen money from Limestone County firefighters
LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - The State Attorney General is investigating a case involving stolen money from first responders in Limestone County. The money was apparently taken from funds for Limestone County’s Association of Volunteer firefighters. Multiple sources tell WAFF 48, it involves thousands of dollars and the accusations involve someone who was connected to the Association.
Both sides of Madison city manager vote voice their concerns, opinions
A Lauderdale County man who was arrested in October 2022 pleaded not guilty and waived his arraignment after being charged with dogfighting and animal cruelty. There's no dedicated inpatient mental health care facility for kids in the county.
Decatur man arrested on fentanyl trafficking charge in Cullman Co.
CULLMAN, Ala. – Deputies from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a reckless driver on Interstate 65 near Dodge City on Monday, March 20. Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Once stopped, the driver of the vehicle pulled over but then allegedly attempted to flee. After a short pursuit, the vehicle was once again stopped and the driver was taken into custody. Marcus Cole Rice, 40, of Decatur, was identified as the driver. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a significant amount of fentanyl. Rice was arrested and charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, driving under the influence and attempting to elude. Rice was released on a $505,000 property bond on Wednesday, March 22. Copyright 2023 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Cook Museum celebrates Spring Fest Fun Day with educational activities!
An event in Decatur on Saturday, March 25 will provide an opportunity for families to celebrate the season and learn about science.
Elimination of state's sales tax on groceries expected to be up for debate again
The elimination of the state's 4% sales tax on groceries is expected to come up this legislative session. Arthur Orr, a state senator for Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties, intends to file a bill in the coming weeks that would phase out the state's sales tax on certain foods. The tax would be reduced by one percent each year or every other year until it is gone.
Cleaning up the ‘ol swimming hole in Limestone County
ATHENS– Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and the Tennessee Valley Authority are holding a concentrated volunteer clean-up effort this weekend at the Cowford Campground. The event is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; the campground is at 8700 Cowford Road in southern Limestone County. Summer’s coming and water-lovers, boaters and fishermen will...
A big riverfront development could be coming to Decatur
The City of Decatur is looking to transform its riverfront.
Decatur PD officers confiscate trafficking amounts of fentanyl, man arrested
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Officers with the Decatur Police Department arrested a 54-year-old man on March 20 after a trafficking amount of fentanyl was confiscated during the execution of a search warrant. Multiple complaints were filed with the police department between January and March 2023 about a man selling narcotics...
Egg hunt for dogs planned at Wilson Morgan Park
An egg hunt for dogs will be held at Wilson Morgan Park's dog enclosures from 2-4 p.m. April 1. After the initial selected subscription period your subscription rate will auto renew at $12.00 per month.
Somerville man charged with elder exploitation
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a Somerville man on charges of financially exploiting an elderly person.
Harvest man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing family member
Muriel Lolan King was charged with murder in the 2017 stabbing death of 51-year-old Twan Lanier Carter. The Madison County Sheriff's Office said at the time that King was a family member of Carter.
Home considered ‘total loss’ after fire on Hwy. 72 in Athens
LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Athens Fire responded to a structure fire on Hwy. 72 near Kids Mart, to the east of 72/Jefferson Street intersection. Athens Fire Chief James Hand says the home is a total loss and no one was injured. The home was for sale but not occupied.
Podcast highlights the ‘Unexpected Adventures’ in North Alabama
Podcasts have grown exponentially in popularity over the last ten years. So, it's no surprise local organizations are using them to expand their reach.
Family recalls the good times at an Athens home that burned down on Tuesday
ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - For decades, an Athens man and his family lived in a home right off of Hwy. 72. That is same home burned down on Tuesday night. Only the foundation and bricks remain of the home but Jack Reid and his son Will Reid say the home acted as a fun getaway for the family to visit each other. They told stories of eating breakfast with cousins and playing basketball at the home.
North Alabama man accused of stealing $35,000 from elderly person
A Morgan County man has been charged with first degree financial exploitation of an elderly person. The sheriff’s department said investigators arrested Graham Christian Selva, 26, of Somerville on Wednesday. He was also charged with third degree domestic violence-harassment. Selva is being held in the county jail on $36,300...
Reports March 22
The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported the following calls Tuesday. Suspicious (person, item, vehicle)- Love Branch Road/Orville Smith Road, US Hwy 72/East Limestone Road, AL Hwy 31/Stearman Way, 26000 block Upper Elkton Road. Animal related/livestock- 10000 block US Hwy 31, 30000 block Lester Road, 13000 block Snake Road, 200 block...
Truck loses sheet metal load near Hudson Memorial Bridge in Decatur
The Decatur Police Department reports drivers can expect delays at Wilson Street and the Hudson Memorial Bridge after a truck lost a load of sheet metal near the intersection. Two northbound lanes are open at this time. Avoid the area if possible.
Call for Volunteers! Tennessee River Cleanup this Saturday.
ATHENS, Ala. — On Saturday, March 25, 2023, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful (KALB) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are calling all volunteers for a concentrated cleanup of the areas along the Tennessee River in southern Limestone County. CLEANUP DETAILS. Volunteers will work in teams. Boats, canoes, and kayaks are...
Upcoming development in Decatur expected to be bigger than City Harbor
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Sunday evening, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling shared on Facebook that developers are working on plans for a new riverside development near Ingall’s Harbor. The project is under development by Patrick Lawler, who built Guntersville’s City Harbor. City Harbor is home to restaurants, stores, and boat...
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