Fort Payne Man Agrees to 5 Years in Child Sex CaseApril 16, 2014
A Fort Payne man pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. Prosecutors say Francisco Ramon Juan had sexual contact with a young girl staying at his house a year ago. He was initially charged with sex abuse of a child but agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of attempted sex abuse. His sentence will be 5 years in prison.
Arab Woman Caught with Meth in CarApril 16, 2014
A woman from Arab was pulled over in a traffic stop on the weekend and meth was found in the car. Officers pulled her over in the Walmart parking lot after seeing her weaving on Highway 431 and found a small amount of meth, and when a female officer searcher 45 year-old Donna Cooper she found more meth stuff in her pants. She is charged with trafficking.
KKK Killer For Hire Defendant Gets 6 YearsApril 16, 2014
The former Gadsden man who tried to hire the Ku Klux Klan to murder his black neighbor was sentenced this week to 72 months in prison. Doing the math that’s 6 years. 29 year-old Allen Morgan pleaded guilty to causing someone else to travel over the interstate with the intent of committing murder for hire. To undercover cops he described the ways he wanted the neighbor tortured and killed.
Dog That Killed Boy is Put DownApril 15, 2014
In Riverside the dog that mauled a 5 year-old boy to death a week ago has been put down. The St. Clari Sheriff’s office still hasn’t determined whether the dog’s owner will face charges. 5 year-old John Harvard was playing in the yard with another child when the dog attacked him.
Woman Sells Cop Pills at Scottsboro SchoolApril 15, 2014
More has been learned about the Scottsboro woman who was arrested for selling drugs Friday. She was identified at the time as a worker in the cafeteria of Scottsboro Junior High. Police got a tip she was selling pills and an undercover cop set up a meeting at which Michelle allen allegedly sold two Adderall pills to the officer at the back door of the cafeteria.
Albertville Man Charged with Shooting Teens on HorsebackApril 15, 2014
Still no details on why an Albertville man discharged a shotgun at two teenagers riding a horse Saturday. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has charged 18 year-old Jason Oliver with two counts of second degree assault for shooting at the pair riding a horse on Williams Bend Road in the Asbury Community Saturday. Both were treated for non-life-threatening wounds.
Smokin' Butt Crew Wins Smoke on the Falls ChampionshipApril 15, 2014
For those who attended the Smoke on the Falls Barbeque Festival at Noccalula Falls Campground on the weekend, but who didn’t hear who won, the grand champion BBQ cooker this year is the Smokin’ Butt Crew, followed by Bootyque.
Scottsboro School Cafeteria Work Arrested for Drug PeddlingApril 14, 2014
In Scottsboro a woman was arrested for selling drugs. She worked in the cafeteria at Scottsboro Junior High.
Suspected Boaz Thief Hit by Car FleeingApril 14, 2014
In Boaz a suspected thief was hit by a car trying to run away Friday. Police say the man stole something at the 256 Customs on Highwayt 431 South and then tried to get away by hitchhiking, but the man who picked him up had seen what happened and turned around and delivered the thief right back to the business, whereupon he jumped out of the car and tried to run across Highway 431 and was hit by traffic. He was flown to Huntsville hospital.
Bassmaster Economic Boost CalculatedApril 14, 2014
The numbers from sales during the Bassmaster Classic are in, and the results are mixed. In terms of lodging the revenues were up by 26% over the previous February, so that was the biggest boost to the economy. Food sales were up in Guntersville 7.3%, which was a healthy bump. But in sales taxes revenues were only up 1.7% from the previous February.