Limestone - Morgan

  More families come forward, upset over conditions at Hampton Cove Funeral Home

Since our story aired earlier this week, families across the Tennessee Valley have reached out letting us know of similar situations.

Tempers flare over ambulance service’s operating certificate renewal application

  Decatur residents may see reduced utility costs starting in October

  Local disaster relief warehouse sends thousands of supplies to Hurricane Sally victims

Domestic call leads to pursuit, wreck and arrest

  Lawrence Co. man accused of slashing four people after domestic incident

  U.S. 231 construction could be done in a few weeks

Continued Coverage

  Local mausoleum falling short; family wants answers

  Two local lawyers agree, landlord-tenant laws are a mess

Decatur pursuit ends in stolen property, fleeing charges

New details on deadly I-65 wreck on Tuesday

Spike in Lawrence County COVID-19 deaths causes alarm

  Limestone County Commissioner prepared in case of damage from Hurricane Sally

  Jury trials in most North Alabama counties still weeks away

Most North Alabama counties are looking toward restarting jury trials in October.

  Athens Police investigating after woman run over by vehicle

Athens Police responded to an incident Monday afternoon on Clinton Street.

  Road work at busy Limestone County intersection to begin Tuesday

Limestone County EMA wants drivers to be aware of road work happening Tuesday.

Decatur police arrest theft suspect after month-long investigation

A Decatur man is facing a theft charge following a month long police investigation.

Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office hosts food fundraiser for Investigator Caleb Brooks

  Fundraiser to help injured Morgan County Investigator to be held Sunday

  One person injured in Athens shooting

  Workout Anytime in Athens honors 9/11 first responders

High level of chemicals found in Guin water

UPDATE: Decatur Police arrest 20-year-old on child solicitation charges, criminal surveillance

A 20-year-old Decatur man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges related to solicitation of a minor

Alabama lagging behind in 2020 census response

Filling out a census is crucial to determine how federal funding is distributed to our communities.

  Morgan County School Board approves new Superintendent

Robert Elliot was named the county’s new superintendent at Thursday’s School Board meeting.

Morgan county drug bust results in 6 arrests

Six people face drug-related charges after a bust in Morgan county on Tuesday

Former Limestone judge’s jury trial begins November 16

A new start date has been set in a former Limestone judge’s criminal trial

  Time’s running out to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trial

If you want to help with a COVID-19 vaccine trial, your time is running out .

  Limestone Co. bridge to be replaced thanks to Rebuild Alabama grant

A more than 60 year old, one lane bridge is going to be rebuilt thanks to Rebuild Alabama grant dollars.

  Former employee speaks out about working conditions at Tut Fann

More than 80 people living and working inside have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Nearly 30 pounds of marijuana, edibles seized in Morgan county

Officials in Morgan county hope a recent arrest will have parents on the lookout this Halloween season.

Limestone DA: We need financial help

Staff has been cut, and the DA says he's partially relying on Google for case prep rather than professional, paid legal software.

Morgan county woman facing credit card theft charge following Decatur investigation

A Morgan county woman is facing theft charges after the conclusion of an investigation that started in early 2020

  Morgan County sees increase in speeding drivers and serious wrecks

Morgan County deputies ask drivers to slow down.

  Morgan county leaders discuss COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Wednesday

  ‘Premium’ section of Point Mallard Campground to soon be for short term rentals only

Decatur City council members all approved for a section of Point Mallard Campground to be turned into short term rental space only.

Portion of Decatur online sales tax going to Decatur City Schools

Prior to tonight’s vote, none of the online sales tax went to the school system. Tonight, board members made that possible when they approved the vote, 5-0.

Two fundraisers scheduled this weekend for Caleb Brooks

This weekend, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Posse is hosting two fundraising events to help offset the expenses anticipated after Brooks’ surgeries.

  Campers fear relocation after council votes on Point Mallard Campground changes

A majority of people in section A at the Point Mallard Campground live there full time. City council is looking at an ordinance to change that.

Child released from hospital following Morgan county ATV accident

A Morgan County ATV crash sent a child to the hospital Sunday evening.

Decatur Police arrest one of two suspects in July robbery

Garth was charged with burglary in the first degree.

  Vote set on giving portion of online sales tax revenue to DCS

Council agrees to give about 25% of sales revenue to the school system, but a portion of the funds must support child-related nonprofits.

Fifth suspect arrested in Hartselle murder-for-hire

Fifth suspect arrested in Hartselle murder-for-hire

  Ten more residents test positive for Covid inside Tut Fann; total now at 50

Nearly 30 employees have also tested positive.

Drive-up voter services in north Alabama

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley is hosting a series of voter drives designed to engage the community in registering to vote and applying for absentee ballots now through the general election.

Traffic stop leads to elder abuse, theft arrest in Decatur

A Decatur man is facing elder abuse and theft charges after being arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday.

  Morgan Co. Investigator Brooks is coming home

His wife, Madeline, posted to social media on Thursday that Brooks’ doctor has cleared him to return home where he will wait for the call for a bowel transplant.

  Social media ’drama’ accounts targeting students has school officials concerned

Within the last week, Decatur City School administrators have found several Instagram accounts that target students within the district.

  Murder for hire Update: New person of interest revealed in the murder of Hartselle man

Sheppard actually has surveillance cameras inside and outside his home. Documents show the entire murder was caught on camera.

Point Mallard Campground could soon limit stays to 14 days or less

Some changes may be coming soon to Point Mallard Campground in Decatur.

  Four arrested for Hartselle man’s murder; family speaks out

A family of the man murdered in Hartselle talked with WAFF after four people were arrested for his murder.

  Man in custody following high-speed chase, car crash

After a brief pursuit, Green wrecked the vehicle at the intersection of Lentzville and Elk River Mills Road. He was seen on foot getting into the Elk River and swimming away from deputies about 120 yards out into the water.

  Hartselle Police announce charges against 4 suspects in Anthony Larry Sheppard homicide

This is the first homicide case Hartselle Police has seen since 2006.

  ISO: Ghosts; Southern Ghost Girl Tour to visit iconic Athens building

This isn’t just any old ghost tour, though. The Gray-Holt building is a century old and has yet to be investigated.

  East Limestone parents say curriculum isn’t being sent home with quarantined students

Wright’s son followed school protocol, quarantined for 14 days, went back to school, then came in contact with another student who tested positive for the virus.

AG’s Office sues for indicted former Judge’s retirement payout

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit arguing that a retirement payout check for an indicted former Judge should be forfeited.

Athens Utilities customers receive billing scam phone calls

Athens Utilities does make courtesy calls but confirms they will never call to demand a phone payment.

  Decatur makes budget cuts due to pandemic

Decatur plans to cut city department budgets, but increase employee pay.

  Decatur names Tracy Thornton new Fire Chief

The Decatur City Council held a final vote for the position of Fire Chief on Monday

  Alabama Dept. of Labor says additional unemployment is coming soon

The president ordered additional money to fill the gap.But when will eligible Alabamians see the money?

  One man injured after Hartselle shooting

Cameron Hill of Hartselle fired a gun at an unidentified suspect on Corsbie Circle when the suspect fired back and struck Hill in the leg.

  Salacious details in sex case revealed in court involving Huntsville defense contractor

In July, Huntsville defense contractor Grady Gaston was arrested by Limestone County deputies while a search warrant was being served at his home in Athens.

Three victims identified after fatal car crash in Limestone County

Nancy Martin, age 80 of Athens, and a 13-year-old girl were announced dead at the scene when Martin’s 2008 Honda Accord collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Levi Gordon, 30, also of Athens.

Athens juvenile arrested for robbery

Athens police identified a 17-year-old boy as the main suspect for a robbery at a local gas station.

  New Contest in Athens brings support to local businesses

Shop locally and responsibly in downtown Athens during the Win the Window contest.

  State Troopers confirm three deaths in Limestone County crash

Alabama State Troopers confirm there is a wreck on Highway 72 near the Parker Road intersection in Limestone County with multiple fatalities.

Motion to dismiss denied for former Limestone County judge

A former Limestone County judge was back in court last Thursday.

  MCSO Investigator Caleb Brooks continues to heal at Cleveland Clinic

There is hope that Brooks could be discharged from the hospital on Monday and continue his recovery at a nearby hotel with his family.

  Morgan county leaders discuss COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday

  People gather to demand equal opportunities from Decatur Housing Authority

Community organizer Onayemi Williams said they’re calling for city leaders to allow the community to be apart of the change through action research.

  Hazardous waste collection day happening in Limestone County

You can drop off materials from 8 a.m. until Noon at the Athens Middle School parking lot.

Tut Fann residents: “They are extremely scared.”

Concerned viewers are reaching out telling us the virus is running rampant inside the facility and health guidelines aren’t being followed.

  Decatur church heads to Texas-Louisiana border with hundreds of supplies

This makes trip 18 for the Decatur Church of Christ Outreach Ministers. For the last three years, they’ve responded to natural disasters all over the southeast.

Upcoming drive-up voter events in North Alabama

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley is hosting a series of voter drives designed to engage the community in registering to vote and applying for absentee ballots now through the general election.

Limestone leaders say low pay is behind substitute teacher shortage

When Elkmont High School closed for two weeks recently, the coronavirus was only part of the reason.

  Limestone County selected for Rural Recovery Accelerator Program

Limestone County takes part in new community technical assistance program.

Car crash in Athens kills one woman, injures passenger

A crash involving two cars occurred around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, killing the driver and leaving the passenger with serious injuries.

Decatur City Schools confirm 14 COVID-19 cases

A Decatur City Schools official also confirmed 204 students are now quarantined.

  Decatur church collecting items for hurricane relief

The Decatur Church of Christ has taken more than a dozen trips in the last three years to help natural disaster victims when they need it most. Now, ministers are packing their trailer to head south once Hurricane Laura hits.

  Students at Decatur Schools enrolling back into physical classes

School leaders gave parents the option to make a change halfway through the semester if needed.