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From the Athens News Courier

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting …
The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but …
MONTGOMERY — Alabama's next governor won't take a salary, just as the incumbent has taken none for the last four years, but the chief executive's transportation could change.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Sheriff's officials in western Alabama say they've investigating the death of a woman who was shot during a hunting trip.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Filmmaker Rusty Cundieff says his latest project, "White Water," is scheduled to begin filming Monday in Opelika and the surrounding area.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. Congress granted an exemption so Army …
PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) — A northwest Alabama town is finally opening a new school more than three years after a tornado destroyed the old one. Students began attending classes at Phil Campbell …

From The Decatur Daily

ELKMONT — A homeowner caught two men in his garage early this morning and held them at gunpoint until a Limestone County Sheriff’s deputy arrived, authorities said.
The Limestone County Commission on Monday:
ATHENS — Less than four years ago, Greg Weatherford began North Alabama Laser Fab Inc. as a two-man metal fabrication company in Lester.
News briefs Yesterday at 8:07PM
ATHENS — Starting Oct. 1, garbage collection fees for Limestone County residents will increase 6 cents to $12.96 a month per household.
Police briefs Yesterday at 8:02PM
Record: Mayor refused test
Police reports Yesterday at 8:01PM
Modaus Road Southwest, 3500 block; burglary; electronics; $1,000.
ATHENS — Starting Oct. 1, garbage collection fees for Limestone County residents will increase 6 cents to $12.96 a month per household.
ATHENS— Hartselle Mayor Don Hall refused to take a Breathalyzer test when he was arrested Sept. 5, according to an Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences certificate of breath alcohol analysis.
ATHENS — Two marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia were found Friday at a suspect’s home on Bain Road, authorities said.
Athens State University President Bob Glenn described a series of meetings held last week with faculty members and the school's foundation board as "open," with staff members being …

From Huntsville Times

Nearly 200 years ago, the residents of newly organized Limestone County began burying their dead in a shady spot between Hobbs and Washington streets.
The wreck occurred on May 18 on Airport Road near Alabama 127. Police said the suspect, Jaime Juarez, caused the accident that sent him and someone else to the hospital.
After a mild Saturday, temperatures are expected to rise slightly Sunday as cloud cover decreases.
An Athens man has been charged with third-degree arson after his parent's home caught fire when his meth lab exploded Aug. 11, according to Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.
It may be a party based on the Greek origins of the city's name and Southerners' love of fried foods, but the Athens Grease Festival offers plenty to tempt music lovers.
An Elkmont couple has been indicted by a Limestone County grand jury on charges of endangering their child after authorities said they found meth labs in their home in April.
Everyone knows Southerners love fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and even fried bologna. But for AL.com's "Will It Fry?" challenge, we want you to think outside the cast-iron skillet, so …
Limestone County investigators said Dawn Michelle Malone, 32, left her rental home on Snake Road after her power was shut off about three weeks ago. They said she moved in with her parents but left …
The burglary took place in the 11000 block of John Pugh Road on April 3. At first, the homeowner didn't think anything was stolen but said he later realized a pressure washer, weed eater, air …
Police got a call about a man in the parking lot who was bleeding from the head. They found this person with several head lacerations. An ambulance took him to the hospital where he was treated and …
 
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