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    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...

    Singleton pleads guilty in $365K theft from Cullman County Fair Association

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stephen L. Singleton, 72, of Cullman, who was charged in February 2020 with the theft of more than $200,000 from the Cullman County Fair Association, recently pleaded guilty to the more serious of two counts levied against him, seeing the lesser...

    Cullman Co. convicted rapist up for parole weeks after being sentenced on new felony charges 

    Updated 9-29-20 at 5:19 p.m.: Davis' parole was denied. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - David Allen Davis, 31, whose court record indicates addresses in Cullman and Vinemont, will receive a parole hearing before the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles in Montgomery Sept. 29, 25 days after...

    Rape trial for Hanceville man ends in hung jury

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The first-degree rape trial of Wade Allen Waldrop ended in a hung jury late Wednesday afternoon, meaning that the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. According to a source at the Cullman County Courthouse, the case will return to the...

    Called to order: Cullman County Courts return to in-person jury trials with COVID-19 safety procedures in place

    Updated 9-16-20 at 10:50 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Court on Monday began juror selection in its first in-person jury trial since March, with special measures in place to deal with COVID-19 safety and social distancing requirements. Circuit Clerk Lisa McSwain told The Tribune...

    Cullman County courts lay out new jury procedures

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas, after announcing last week that jury trials would resume the week of Sept. 14 with new COVID-19 safety procedures, released a brief video addressing prospective jurors along with the court’s administrative order laying out new...