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    Fite pleads guilty to BUI, gets 2 years probation

    WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. - William Jackson Fite, 23, of Decatur, the driver of the boat from which Kelsey Starling, 26, of Troy disappeared during a collision July 4, 2019 on Smith Lake, and who was charged with boating under the influence in the case, pleaded...

    Espy, Jr. pleads guilty to murder, Garner convicted of attempted murder

    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday, Aug. 9, three days ahead of a trial scheduled on the Aug. 12, 2019 docket, Robert Gene Espy, Jr., 39, of Vinemont pleaded guilty to felony murder (murder committed during the commission of another crime, in this case burglary)...

    Morgan County man who faked own death pleads guilty

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Morgan County man who faked his death pled guilty Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Rod Owens. Jackson Matthew Hall, 28, of...

    The wheels of justice: active homicide cases in Cullman County, part 2

    Editor’s note: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Tribune continues its review of pending homicide cases in Cullman County, and reports on their current status and actions taken this year.  Bradford Neal Meeks - reckless murder of Curt Wilson in...

    Case of man accused of killing Tommy Piper heading to grand jury with additional charges

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Court, with Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas as authorized acting district judge on behalf of District Judge Rusty Turner, on Monday found that probable cause exists to send the murder case of Charles Patrick Wayne Burgess to a Cullman...

    The wheels of justice: active homicide cases in Cullman County, part 1

    Editor’s note: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. CULLMAN, Ala.  - It has been said that the wheels of justice turn slowly, and Cullman County is no exception, with active homicide cases dating back to 2013, based on incidents back to 2012. The...

    BREAKING: Residents, organizations file suit against Tyson over spill, plant conditions

    JASPER, Ala. - On Friday, the Sipsey Heritage Commission and Chandler Holdings, along with 40 individual property owners along the Mulberry and Sipsey Forks of the Black Warrior River, filed suit against Tyson Farms, Inc., River Valley Ingredients LLC, RVI Hanceville plant manager Jason...

    Crane Hill man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

    CULLMAN, Ala. - United States District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced Danny Ray Tucker, 51, of Crane Hill, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to 130 months, a little more than 10 years, in federal prison. The sentence stems from a United States federal grand jury...

    Meet Brooksie, the Cullman County Courthouse’s new facility dog

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Courthouse on Monday officially welcomed its newest officer, Brooksie, a 2-year-old female labradoodle trained by Service Dogs Alabama (SDA).  SDA head trainer Ashley Taylor, who delivered Brooksie to Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas Monday afternoon, told The Tribune: “She’s fully trained. ...

    Cullman courts are going to the dogs!

    Alabama a national leader in use of facility dogs to ease stress in courts; coming to Cullman soon MONTGOMERY - Alabama’s courts are going to the dogs at an ever-increasing rate, and it’s a great thing!  Referred to as...

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