Murder charge

Authorities say a murder charge has now been filed against a man arrested in Tennessee last week in connection with the theft of a Cedar Bluff woman’s car.The Anniston Star reports that 37-year-old Vennie Leroy Keaton was charged on Monday with murder in Cherokee County. Police began searching for Keaton last week after 32-year-old Melissa Leann Hudgins of Cedar Bluff was found dead Wednesday in a building at the Centre campus of Gadsden State Community College.