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    CPD adds dual purpose motorcycles to fleet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department recently added two dual purpose motorcycles to be used in and around parks to improve response times...
    William Thomas Maddux (Cullman Police Department)

    Maddux found guilty of 2017 murder of stepfather

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury on Friday, June 28, found William Thomas Maddux, 33, of Cullman County, guilty of murder in the...

    Focus on motorcycle safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With summer weather, there are more motorcyclists on the road, creating more opportunities for vehicle versus motorcycle wrecks.  Cullman Fire Rescue Chief...

    Summer safety tips from local law enforcement, first responders

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local law enforcement, public safety representatives and first responders have collaborated to create a list of ways to practice safety in...
    Doors to the large courtroom on the third floor of the Cullman County Courthouse, seen on Monday, June 24, 2024 (Lauren Estes for The Cullman Tribune)

    Trials begin in 2017, 2021 homicide cases

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jury selection got underway Monday, June 24, 2024, in the trial of William Thomas Maddux, 33, of Cullman County, in the...

    CPD hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department began hosting Coffee with a Cop events almost  a decade ago as a way to bridge the...
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    CPD hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department began hosting Coffee with a Cop events almost  a decade ago as a way to bridge the...

    Jones Chapel VFD to receive drinking water from Anheuser-Busch program

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    JONES CHAPEL, Ala. - The Jones Chapel Volunteer Fire Department recently received confirmation that Anheuser-Busch will be sending a large quantity of drinking water...

    Annual City vs. County Blood Drive set for June 21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The annual City vs. County Blood Drive will be held on Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. To donate for the...

    Ashley Mercantile opening new location in Muscle Shoals 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ashley Mercantile Owners Ryne and Heather Ashley on Thursday, June 6, announced the late-summer opening of a second location, which will be...

    Hands-free law grace period ends June 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The grace period for Alabama’s hands-free driving law, which went into effect in June 2023, will end June 15, according to...

    All the rage: Pop-up boutique shopping

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Five locally owned businesses came together on Sunday to host a pop-up sale at Doug Doggett Jewelers. Two business owners there were...
    Rodney Dale Kilgore (Cullman Police Department)

    Update: US Marshals locate fugitive

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    Updated June 18, 2024, at 6:20 p.m. The U.S. Marshals Service located and apprehended fugitive Rodney Dale Kilgore today in Birmingham. Kilgore was wanted on...

    Increase in high-speed chases: Local law enforcement officials weigh in

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local and area law enforcement have been in an increasing number of  high-speed pursuits – and community members are asking why. Questions...

    EMA launches new mass notification system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has rolled out its new mass notification system – Everbridge Mass Notification – and...
    The victim Ellarea Dickson is pictured with her son, Sgt. John Dickson. (Morgan County Sheriff’s Office)

    Man involved in chase, fatality charged with murder

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Tennessee man is facing a murder charge for his role in a high-speed pursuit and wreck that left a Crane...

    Op-Ed: What an experience at the Cotton Row 5K!

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    For Memorial Day, several of my gym fitness friends and myself ventured to the Cotton Row 5K in Huntsville.  What an experience!  The 5K event featured...

    Kerry Baswell newest Cullman County ADA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County District Attorney’s Office has a new assistant district attorney. Cullman County DA Champ Crocker recently announced the hiring...
    The victim Ellarea Dickson is pictured with her son, Sgt. John Dickson. (Morgan County Sheriff’s Office)

    (Updated) Police chase ends in wreck, 1 fatality, in south Cullman

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    Updated at 6:34 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Crane Hill woman was killed in south Cullman Friday morning when the vehicle she was driving was...

    CPD’s Pounders joins Traffic Homicide Investigation unit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department recently congratulated Officer Zane Pounders for successfully completing Traffic Homicide Investigation parts one and two.  Chief David Nassetta...

    ‘I’ve never let anything hold me back’: Bronco blade runner Daniel Figueroa talks athletic...

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. -- Holly Pond student Daniel Figueroa put together another great season on the track and on the hardwood this year. Daniel...

    Stony Lonesome Sasquatch Mud Run 2024 coming this Saturday

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    BREMEN, Ala. - The Stony Lonesome Sasquatch Mud Run will take place this Saturday, May 11, at 8 a.m. at Stony Lonesome OHV Park.  Cullman...

    Come shop with me: The Pink Boot Boutique 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local mother and now boutique owner Shayla Waldner said she wanted to change her resume from “stay at home mom” in...
    Dustin Seth Eddleman (Cullman Police Department)

    (Updated) 2 CPD officers involved in wreck, 1 suspect arrested after pursuit

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    Updated May 3 2024, at 2:46 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Two Cullman Police Department officers were involved in a wreck Thursday night, May 2, around 9:30 while...

    Flying Fifty Hotel, Cullman Savings Bank name new tenants

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Flying Fifty Hotel and Cullman Savings Bank hosted a completion event on Thursday night, May 2, at the new hotel.  Flying Fifty Owners Paul...

    FAITH: Elements Health & Wellness Spa dedicates business to Christ

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    The owner of Elements Health & Wellness Spa said she felt a calling to publicly dedicate her business to Jesus Christ – so she...
    Cody Weston Brown in an undated mugshot (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

    Suspect sought following Saturday pursuit

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    (7:25 p.m.) UPDATE: Cody Brown is in custody CULLMAN, Ala. - Earlier today, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the East...
    Kenneth Wade Bentley (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)

    Cullman man arrested following Berlin shooting incident

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    Updated April 27, 2024, at 1:46 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff's Office said a Cullman man has been arrested and charged with...

    CPD hosts community cookout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department hosted over 100 attendees at its community cookout Saturday at the Cullman Housing Authority. CPD Public Relations Officer...

    Walker County inmate dies in custody

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    JASPER, Ala. – An inmate at the Walker County Jail died while in custody on Friday, April 19. At the request of the Walker County...

    Come shop with me: Let’s build a hat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meet Savannah Nunnelley, the woman behind the creation and design of Collier Custom Hats. What is a custom hat you might ask?...

    ‘The support we have had is unmatched’

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    Goat Island celebrates 8 years in business CULLMAN, Ala. - Goat Island Brewing celebrated its eighth anniversary on Saturday, complete with live bands, food trucks...

    Cullman Caring for Kids plant sale raises over $1K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Caring For Kids hosted a fundraising plant sale that was planned for Friday and Saturday, but sold out early Friday...

    CPD to host community cookout April 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is bringing back its community cookout for the first time since 2020. The event will take place Saturday,...

    Flying Fifty Hotel grand opening set for May 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s first luxury boutique hotel will be open its doors to the public Saturday, May 4, 2024.  The Flying Fifty Hotel is...

    Dixie Duds and Décor celebrates grand re-opening

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Locally owned Dixie Duds and Decor celebrated a grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting Friday morning, March 29, with the Cullman...

    ‘A true hero of the force’: Tribute to retiring CCSO Capt. Ricky Blackwood

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Captain Ricky Blackwood joined law enforcement in 1988 as a Reserve Deputy for the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. March 31, 2024, will...

    FL man dies following wreck in Cullman Co.; Troopers asking for info about other...

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    Updated March 30, 2024, at 11:12 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:57 p.m. Friday, March 29, resulted in one...

    CCSO tips for water safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Spring is here, and with it, the return to local waters for many. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry shared water safety...

    SMORT holds annual training exercise in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama State Mortuary Operations Response Team (SMORT) held its annual training exercise at the Cullman County Fairgrounds beginning March 20. Cullman...

    Op-Ed: Bones and Barrels is a vibe – you should run this race

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    Bones and Barrels is one of the most underrated trail races you will find. Zombie Trail Races, a local running company, hosts seven of these...
    Larry Trebor Butler (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)

    Baileyton man charged with impersonating a peace officer

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    Updated March 19, 2024, at 8:24 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Baileyton man has been charged with impersonating a peace officer. According to the Cullman...

    Suspect in Tuesday’s high-speed chase arrested, identified

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was involved in an incident that started at Parkside School Tuesday, March 12, and became...

    Small fire at Rusken Packaging

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Fire Rescue responded with two engines to a fire call around 10:55p.m. on Tuesday night, March 12. Cullman Fire Rescue...

    CCSO to host 1-day Citizens’ Academy April 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will host the next class of its popular Citizen’s Academy on April 6, with firearm...

    CCSO involved in high-speed chase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was involved in an incident that started at Parkside School Tuesday and became a high-speed...

    Bones and Barrels Endurance Beer Mile 5K coming March 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Zombie Trail Races, a local running company, will host the Bones and Barrels Endurance Beer Mile 5K at Palomino RV Resort...

    Fairview hosts annual Youth Leadership Conference

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Cullman County student leaders gathered at Fairview High School Friday, March 8, for the second annual Cullman County Youth Leadership Conference. Fairview...

    Op-Ed: ‘Are we as women safe to run alone? Are we safe alone, period?’

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    Over the last two years, there has been a heightened number of attacks on female runners, which begs the question — are we safe...

    Mail carrier finds deceased man in SW Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department is investigating after a mail carrier found a man deceased with a gunshot wound Monday, Feb. 26.  Chief David...

    Pedestrian struck, dog killed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Sportsman Lake Road and U.S. Highway 31 around 6:50...

    Missing Cullman woman found deceased; CPD investigate separate suicide case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman Police Department shared an update on the missing woman found deceased yesterday. CPD Police Chief said an autopsy was performed...

    CPD finds body of woman reported missing

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    Update: 12:42 p.m. The missing woman who was found deceased has been identified according to the Cullman Police Department. “The woman has been identified as Gloria...

    Hope Horses celebrates 10 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses, Inc. celebrated 10 years of serving the community this week, welcoming the community to a ribbon cutting...

    CCSO asks for assistance locating stolen dump trucks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for stolen dump trucks that were taken from My-Way Transportation on Jan. 30. Sheriff Matt...

    CPD’s Dean retiring after 31 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Police Officer Matt Dean will officially retire from the department March 1, after 31 years and two months in law...

    All-County Cheerleaders recognized

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Many Cullman County student athletes were honored at the Cullman County Basketball Tournament Friday night, Jan. 26. Several local cheerleaders were named...

    Logan man killed in wreck 

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    Updated Jan. 26, 2024, at 8:50 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Logan man died in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Jan. 25, just after 12:40...

    Desperation Church adds 2 new pastors to Cullman staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Desperation Church last Sunday morning announced the recent hiring of two new pastors to assist in day-to-day operations at its Cullman...

    2023 coroner cases, by the numbers 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick responded to almost 80 cases in 2023 related to deaths by unnatural causes. These include homicide,...

    Hope Horses Spirit Night at Johnny’s Jan. 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses is known for benefiting participants through adaptive therapeutic riding by building core strength, fine and gross motor...

    Patterson appointed new CPD assistant chief 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department has a new assistant chief.   Patrol Officer Brandon Patterson was appointed to the assistant chief position this week...

    Man charged with attempted murder, arson in Berlin house fire

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    Updated Jan. 2, 2024 at 8:08 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A manhunt that began after a house fire on Dec. 23 ended Tuesday, Jan. 2,...

    2 charged following manhunt

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    WALTER, Ala. -  Two men have been charged following a manhunt in the Walter area on Thursday, Dec. 28. According to the Cullman County...

    HPD ends standoff peacefully

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Hanceville Police Chief Joshua Howell and an array of HPD officers were involved in standoff with an armed man with dementia...

    Gentry, Nassetta share NYE safety tips 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry and Cullman Police Chief David Nassetta shared ways to ensure safety this New Year’s Eve. ...

    CCSO names training center in honor of Blackwood

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office recently honored Capt. Ricky Blackwood for his contribution to the law enforcement community by naming its...

    Flying Fifty Hotel coming to Cullman in 2024

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Flying Fifty Hotel, a boutique-style hotel, is set to open in March 2024 on the southwest side of Cullman. Owners Challie...

    Update: CCSO searching for man in connection with Berlin fire

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    Updated Dec. 25, 2023, at 10:40 p.m. BERLIN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a man in connection with the...

    Elks Lodge spreads Christmas love

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Elks Lodge has been hosting three impactful programs this holiday season in an effort to give back to the...

    Cullman Fire Rescue Santa Ride heading through town this Friday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Fire and Rescue will host its annual Santa Ride event this Friday, Dec. 22, from 5-9 p.m.  The big man...

    ‘It was so magical’

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    Falkville hosts inaugural Christmas parade FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its first Christmas parade Tuesday night, and saw a huge turnout. Mayor Ken...

    CPD’s Shop with a Cop coming this Saturday

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    ‘It is just as rewarding for the officers involved’ CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department’s longest running community policing event, Shop With a Cop,...

    Hanceville Elementary hosts ‘Christmas Around the World’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School Assistant Principal Emily Brown wanted to bring something special to her students this year, and what better way...

    Holiday safety tips from local law enforcement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman Police Department provided a series of helpful tips to keep homes and yourselves safe...

    Cullman County EMA emphasizes critical need for volunteer firefighters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) recently shared that many towns and communities in Alabama are facing a critical shortage...

    Falkville inmate leaves jobsite; authorities ask public for help locating him

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. – A trusty (“an inmate granted special privileges as a trustworthy person”) walked off of a jobsite Thursday morning, Dec. 7 in...

    CCSO Rodeo Sponsor Dinner sees record attendance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual Rodeo Sponsor Dinner Tuesday night at the Cotton Creek Warehouse in Cullman, ahead...

    Falkville celebrates 25 years of Christmas in the Park

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    FALKVILLE, Ala. - The town of Falkville held its Christmas in the Park event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Jack McCaig Park.  The Falkville Community...

    Local family entering mission field in January  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you asked Lyndsie Camper what her heart loves most, she would say without hesitation, “To serve others.”   Camper, her husband Micah...

    Brandin’ Iron Veterans Day Dinner feeds 1.3K

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The Brandin’ Iron’s eight annual Veterans Day Dinner took place Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. It was a free meal for...

    Focusing on mental health this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As we enter a time of the year where many struggle with loss, challenges and depression, remembering to take charge of...

    Sportsman Lake Winter Wonderland officially open for season  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 21st annual Sportsman Lake Winter Wonderland is officially open for the holiday season (see days and hours below). The ribbon...

    ‘The day was full of joy’

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    Hope Horses hosts Fall Fun Show CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Hope Horses hosted its Fall Fun Show Saturday, Nov. 11. “Students worked hard all year...

    8th annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 20

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The Brandin’ Iron Steakhouse in West Point has hosted a free meal for area veterans and their spouses for the...

    CCSO employees receive free haircuts from local duo

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said two local barbers/stylists reached out saying they wanted to give back to local law enforcement. They...

    Cullman woman 3rd person charged with capital murder in death of Noah Waters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman woman was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 14, after being indicted for capital murder during first-degree robbery and capital murder during...

    Teacher, National Guard member: West Elementary’s Fowlkes talks annual Veterans Day program 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – West Elementary School’s fifth-grade class held its annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 9, welcoming local veterans to the school’s gymnasium....

    Fairview Senior Center searching for Meals on Wheels driver  

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to deliver meals to local homebound clients.   Fairview Senior Center Manager Angie Carter...

    Gold Rush Jewelers opens in new location

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A local, family owned business known for its elegant jewelry and watches, Gold Rush Jewelers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at...

    Local church hosting ‘Judgement House’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Redemption Church in Cullman will host a “Judgement House” titles “Collision” Oct. 27-29. According to Pastor Rachel Thompson, a Judgment House is...

    2,200-plus visit Peinhardt Farm Days

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Peinhardt Living History Farm hosted its annual Farm Days over the weekend, welcoming more than 2,200 guests to the two-day event...

    Warnke retires after nearly 4 decades of service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A familiar face with the Cullman Police Department decided to replace his badge with a retirement pledge this week. Captain Jeff...
    Vivian Draper

    Danville woman facing multiple charges after car chase

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    CULLAMN, Ala. – A Morgan County woman with pending criminal issues with a local business was served warrants on Sunday, Oct. 8, sparking a...

    Peinhardt Living History Farm legacy; Farm Days Oct. 14-15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Peinhardt family has been teaching and inspiring the younger generations for nearly three decades at the Living History Farm in...

    More than 170 participate in Oktoberfest 5K and 10K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Over 170 people registered for Oktoberfest 5K and 10K races on Saturday put on by WellStone of Cullman.  One of those participants...

    Haynes Farms brings services, sunshine to Cullman County

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Whitney Haynes is a Fairview High School teacher, mother of six, cross-country coach and local business owner. She and her husband...

    Senior spotlight: Meet Angie Carter

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meet local pageant queen, senior citizen advocate and community member Angie Carter. The Cullman Tribune recently sat down for a Q&A...

    Cullman Association of Realtors donates $73K to local charities

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, Sept.13, the Cullman Association of Realtors (CAR) hosted a luncheon at Stone Bridge Farms, where it presented checks totaling...

    Tower Challenge

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    Local first responders complete challenge remembering 9/11 CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Fire Rescue firefighter Seth Brock said he and four fellow first responders have a...