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From the Athens News Courier

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington …
DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun …
CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to heartening evidence of economic growth. He says, quote, "there's reason to feel good for the direction we are heading."
With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama says a round of campus vandalism will cost thousands of dollars to clean up.

From The Decatur Daily

Police Reports Yesterday at 10:43PM
MONTGOMERY — In 2010, Athens State University was named one of the best colleges in the nation for employees, based on surveys at 277 colleges and universities.
Police reports 8/30/2014
ATHENS: Jimmy Lee Free Jr., 38, of 14755 Chris Way Lot 3; second-degree theft; was held in Limestone County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $2,500 bail. (Limestone sheriff)
A Decatur woman and an Athens man were arrested Thursday and charged with drug possession after they were stopped near Sixth Avenue and Church Street for not using a turn signal.
Some travelers will be squeezing in that last vacation before summer ends. Others will be traveling to kick off the college football season.
ATHENS — An Athens man was arrested Thursday afternoon on four warrants after an investigation led to charges of theft from his mother's bank account and use of her credit card.
A state Supreme Court decision Friday overturning an appellate court ruling might put a Limestone County man accused of capital murder back in jail while he awaits trial.
Police reports 8/29/2014
19th Avenue Southeast, 1400 block; electric power meters; $1,000.Beltline Road Southwest, 1600 block; cash box with $300 currency.
Police briefs 8/29/2014
A man was found by Decatur police early Friday at his residence at 417 Third Ave. S.W. suffering from a knife wound to the abdomen.
ATHENS — Police said when they found a man passed out Thursday night in his vehicle they also found counterfeit $100 bills.

From Huntsville Times

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press will perform Oct. 3 and 4 at the 2014 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.
Investigators started looking into the case on Aug. 13 when the mother said there had been unauthorized transactions from her bank account and credit card. Police later got four arrest warrants …
Athens police got a call about a suspicious vehicle behind the Wellness Center on Washington Street Thursday night. The responding officer said the driver was passed out inside the vehicle. The …
Ganesh Chaturthi is the 10-day celebration of the elephant-headed Hindu deity who represents the power of God to remove obstacles. Writer and Hindu Monita Soni explains what that means in a personal …
The book traces the history of the school from its founding in 1865 for the education of freedmen. The school is now a derelict building on Brownsferry Street, but the Athens Limestone County …
'We need all kinds of minds working together' -- autism and animal management expert Temple Grandin
Circuit Judge Robert Barker found Kenny Dewayne Adams, 36, guilty in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Yancy Foster at Foster's mobile home on Chris Way New. The sentencing hearing has not yet been …
The school district is embarking on a renovation project, one of the largest in the state, that is anticipated to save more than $13 million in capital funds over the next two decades.
Athens police pulled over a vehicle on U.S. 72 at Interstate 65. They learned a passenger in the car, Michael Todd Green, had a felony probation warrant out of Giles County, Tennessee. Green, 31, was …
An Athens patrol officer pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation on Jefferson Street Sunday night. He said he noticed a 2-liter bottle inside with white residue he believed was methamphetamine. …
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