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    Hanceville man charged with murder in DUI death

    Updated 1-22-21 1:33 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. -  A Hanceville man was arrested Jan. 15 after being indicted on six counts by a Cullman County grand jury for his role in the vehicle crash that caused the death of a 16-year-old girl from Arab. According to court...

    Looney sentenced to 99 years for attempted murder of Lt. Rex Sorrow

    Updated 1-7-21 3:08 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Rodney Deland Looney, 48, of Cullman County on Thursday was sentenced to 99 years in prison by Cullman County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Nicholas for the 2016 attempted murder of Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Lt. Rex Sorrow....

    Justice Dept. files lawsuit against State of AL for unconstitutional conditions in State’s prisons for men

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed suit against the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Corrections.  The complaint alleges that the conditions at Alabama’s prisons for men violate the Constitution because Alabama fails to provide adequate protection...

    Cullman County Courts: Dec. 14 jury trial docket postponed

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas on Wednesday issued an order postponing the Dec. 14, 2020 jury trial docket until a later time due to COVID concerns. A press release issued with the order reads: After conducting three successful jury sessions since jury...

    Woods pleads guilty to lesser charges in human trafficking cases, released with time served

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Kenneth Loyd Woods, 53, of Fairview, indicted in 2017 for multiple counts of human trafficking and other crimes, was released Friday, Nov. 20 following a plea deal worked out between defense attorney Alex Chaney and Cullman County Deputy District Attorney John...

    Cullman man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 murder in Fayette Co.

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ala. — A Cullman man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2019 murder in Fayette County. Fayette County District Attorney Andy Hamlin on Friday announced the sentencing of Blue Berry Hill, 19. According to a media release from Hamlin’s office,...

    AG Marshall announces $60M settlement with Terminix over illegal business practices targeting Alabamians

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced a historic $60 million State settlement with Terminix International in response to the company’s alleged illegal business practices targeting Alabama consumers.  A statewide fund for consumer relief will be created to address Alabama consumer...

    Cullman man indicted for attempted murder 

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Charles Chase Thomas, 29, of Cullman was arrested this week after being indicted by a grand jury in September for attempted murder in the alleged attempted suffocation of Owain Bates. Thomas was arrested in January and initially charged with first-degree assault. Shelbie...

    (Updated) Cullman Co. man found guilty of attempted murder of sheriff’s deputy

    Updated 10-21-20 at 6:51 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Early Wednesday afternoon, Rodney Deland Looney, 48, of Cullman County was found guilty of the 2016 attempted murder of Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Lt. Rex Sorrow. Looney’s mental state was an issue in the trial and...

    Operation Safe Families initiative to combat domestic violence in Alabama

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona on Tuesday announced Operation Safe Families, a new initiative to fight domestic violence in the Northern District of Alabama. Through Operation Safe Families, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will work with federal, state, and local law enforcement...