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    Justice Department secures agreement with Alabama landlord Randy Hames to resolve...

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Justice Department announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with Randy Hames, an Alabama landlord who owned and managed rental properties...

    Cullman Co. man sentenced to 99 years for wife’s murder

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman County man, who was convicted of murder in April for the for the Jan. 27, 2021, slaying of his...

    Plea deal, 20 year sentence conclude 2015 rape and sodomy case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On the morning that opening arguments were to begin in the trial of Jackson Matthew Hall, 32, of Lacey’s Spring, the defendant...

    Jury seated in 2015 rape and sodomy case; trial set to...

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    Defendant had been in prison for a previous offense CULLMAN, Ala. – Jury selection took place on Monday in Cullman in the rape and sodomy...

    Tyson Farms lawsuit settlement funds new projects in Colony, Garden City...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Attorney General’s Restitution Fund Oversite Committee met at three different locations on Saturday to announce projects that are being planned...

    Elective abortions illegal in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has lifted the injunction against...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces the sentencing of convicted...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces that Joshua Kane Smith was sentenced to 40 years in prison by Circuit Judge...

    Guest Editorial: Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces report of...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In its April 2022 term, the Grand Jury of Cullman County issued felony and misdemeanor indictments in 257 cases with a...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall files suit to end Biden’s public-travel mask...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its imposition of...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces the guilty verdict of...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announced on Tuesday that John Michael Cosper, Jr. was found guilty of two counts of...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 21-state brief in support of South...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a 21-state amicus brief filed Tuesday in support of South Carolina’s one-year-old Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall continues fight to permanently block Biden’s federal-contractor...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit led by Kentucky seeking a permanent end to President Biden’s...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces sentencing of habitual-offender Nathan...

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    (Photo courtesy of the CCSO) CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces that Nathan Winston Stephens was sentenced to 75 years in...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces the guilty plea and...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announced that Robert Alan Peak was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday after...

    Rep. Harbison discusses support of constitutional carry bill HB44

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In the new legislative session for the Alabama House of Representatives, many leaders across the state have been divided over a...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall wins injunction against Biden attempts to mandate...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Saturday that a federal court granted Alabama’s motion for an injunction against Biden’s order that seeks to require...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall files lawsuit to block Biden vaccine and...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Biden administration’s Head Start mandate for program employees to vaccinate against COVID,...

    Making the highway safer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Alabama’s interstate highways are known to be among the busiest thoroughfares in the nation for human trafficking, but a coalition including...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall wins nationwide injunction against Biden’s healthcare-worker vaccine...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a court victory against President Biden’s healthcare-worker vaccine mandate as a federal court granted his motion to block...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall defends free speech and religious rights of...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed an amicus brief supporting the free speech right of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado to decline to...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and Sheriff Matt Gentry announce...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and Sheriff Matt Gentry announce that Shannon James and Leslie Johnson have been arrested on...

    Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces the sentencing of convicted...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock recently announced that Wade Allen Waldrop was sentenced to a maximum of 119 years in...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall challenges Biden’s private-employer vaccine mandate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a legal challenge Friday to block President Biden’s private-employer vaccine mandate. The petition for review was...

    Jury finds Stephens guilty in Cullman County Court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A man was found guilty on Tuesday following a one-day jury trial in the Cullman County Circuit Court for failing to...

    Andrew Maresh found guilty for the murder of Daniel Ray Osborn,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announced in a press release on Thursday that Andrew Jacob Maresh was found guilty after...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of...

    ‘Stand your ground’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Kenneth Don Malone, 60, of Guntersville, was cleared of murder and manslaughter charges Tuesday in the shooting death of Joshua Adam...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces $3 million settlement with Tyson over...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday a $3 million State settlement with Tyson Farms Inc. over the 2019 wastewater spill in Mulberry...

    Double murder defendant returning to Cullman for competency hearing

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Double murder defendant Sara Tapia-Franco, 34, of Holly Pond, this week was ordered to be transferred from state mental health facility...

    Tyson now faces nine lawsuits over 2019 Hanceville plant spill

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Over two years have passed since a June 6, 2019, spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville...

    Appeals Court rejects sentence in Meeks homicide conviction

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - An Alabama appellate court, in a preliminary statement, upheld the conviction of Brad Meeks, 30, of Bremen, on the charge of...

    Flanigan pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 drug death

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jerome Anthony Flanigan, 39, of Cullman, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter in the 2016 drug-related death of Leslie Clements....

    Thursby’s charges upgraded in 2016 murder case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Kayla Thursby, 34, of Cullman, was re-arrested this week after a Cullman County grand jury upgraded charges against her in the...

    Flanigan acquitted of arson in murder case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Jerome Flanigan, 39, of Cullman, was acquitted of the charge of arson in the 2016 death of Leslie Clements, but continues...

    Reckless murder indictment issued in 2020 Battleground shooting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Christian Alexander Shane Lewter, 22, of Vinemont, with reckless murder in the August...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces court win against Biden administration that...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that in response to a lawsuit filed by Alabama and 12 other states, a U.S. District...

    Driver indicted, arrested in deadly 2020 Cullman crash

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Angelica Denise Ruffin, 38, of Huntsville, a driver involved in a deadly crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to help crime victims navigate the court...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $475,016 grant to help Alabama crime victims better navigate the judicial system.  The grant to the...

    AG Marshall joins 13-state coalition in suit to stop Biden’s ban on new oil...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit Wednesday to block the Biden administration's ban on...

    Foundation: ‘Don’t discriminate against religious schools

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    Foundation for Moral Law  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama-based nonprofit dedicated to the defense of religious liberty, filed an amicus brief...

    Marshall, Aderholt file suit against federal government

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    Suit claims illegal manipulation and delaying of census data  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt, R- Alabama and two...

    Cullman County Circuit Clerk’s Office passes 2015-2020 financial audit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Clerk Lisa McSwain reported this week that her office received a clean financial audit report from the Alabama...

    2 former AL public school superintendents among 6 charged with fraud...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, six individuals appeared in court after being indicted on charges related to the fraudulent enrollment of...

    Hanceville man charged with murder in DUI death

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    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...

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

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    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...

    Justice Dept. files lawsuit against State of AL for unconstitutional conditions...

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed suit against the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Corrections.  The...

    Cullman County Courts: Dec. 14 jury trial docket postponed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas on Wednesday issued an order postponing the Dec. 14, 2020 jury trial docket until a...

    Woods pleads guilty to lesser charges in human trafficking cases, released...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Kenneth Loyd Woods, 53, of Fairview, indicted in 2017 for multiple counts of human trafficking and other crimes, was released Friday,...

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

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    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ala. — A Cullman man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2019 murder in Fayette County. Fayette County District...

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

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced a historic $60 million State settlement with Terminix International in response to the company’s...

    Cullman man indicted for attempted murder 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Charles Chase Thomas, 29, of Cullman was arrested this week after being indicted by a grand jury in September for attempted...

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

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    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...

    Operation Safe Families initiative to combat domestic violence in Alabama

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona on Tuesday announced Operation Safe Families, a new initiative to fight domestic violence in the Northern...

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

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    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 Co. convicted rapist up for parole weeks after being sentenced...

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    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,...

    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...

    Called to order: Cullman County Courts return to in-person jury trials...

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    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,...

    Cullman County courts lay out new jury procedures

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas, after announcing last week that jury trials would resume the week of Sept. 14 with...

    Cullman Courts to resume jury trials week of Sept. 14 with...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Courts announced Friday that, starting in September, jury trials will resume with new procedures in place to decrease the...

    Birmingham man indicted for fraud on fallen Huntsville Police officer’s memorial...

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment last week charging a Birmingham man with fraud on customers of the U.S. Postal...

    Federal grand jury indicts 2 for kidnapping resulting in death of...

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted two people for kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap a minor victim, announced U.S. Attorney...

    U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announces departure from U.S. Attorney’s Office

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town announced Friday that he will resign from the Department of Justice, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020,...

    Biggs to serve 5 years in DUI deaths of Bremen mother,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jonathan Biggs, 56, of Dayton, Ohio, who was charged with two counts of reckless murder in the 2017 deaths of Tonya...

    Autwell pleads guilty in 2018 crash that killed Hanceville woman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Terry Autwell, 28, of Hanceville, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the Dec. 10,...

    Courts: Brad Meeks appeals conviction in death of Curt Wilson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Bradford Neal Meeks on June 8 submitted a handwritten request to the Cullman County Circuit Court for an appeal of his...

    Madison man indicted for possessing pipe bomb

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Madison man for possessing a pipe bomb, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town...

    Cullman courts to return to limited in-person proceedings May 18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, May 13, the Alabama Supreme Court authorized presiding judges in each circuit across the state to reopen courtrooms for...

    (Update) Brad Meeks sentenced to 12 years in death of Curt...

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    Updated 5-14-20 at 1:36 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Nicholas on Tuesday sentenced Bradford Neal Meeks to 12 years in...

    Tyson now facing 5 local, state, federal actions over Hanceville plant...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Almost a year has passed since a June 6, 2019 spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville...

    (Updated) Lawsuit filed against Tyson over 2019 spills

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    JASPER, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Walker County Circuit Court on behalf of the State,...

    Tyson responds to filing of lawsuit by AL attorney general

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tyson Foods on Thursday issued a response to the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office over two spills...

    Breaking News: AL attorney general files suit against Tyson over 2...

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    JASPER, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Walker County Circuit Court on behalf of the State,...

    COVID-19: Updated Cullman Municipal Court information

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    CULLMAN MUNICIPAL COURT | COVID-19 INFORMATION (UPDATED 4-22-2020) RESCHEDULED COURT DATES All cases set for April 15, 2020 have been reset to May 6, 2020...

    Cullman Courts using technology for virtual hearings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - During the COVID-19 shutdown, crime and civil problems continue, and so must the courts. On April 6, Cullman County Presiding Judge...

    Cullman County Courts issue instructions for child visitation/custody issues during state...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently, Cullman County Presiding Judge Gregory Nicholas issued an administrative order governing child custody and visitation issues during the state-declared public...

    Despite some Courthouse closures, courts remain open for business

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - While many courthouses throughout the state are shuttering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Courts in Alabama remain open for business....

    COVID-19: Cullman Courts clarify postponed cases

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order postponing most court activities across the state (see www.cullmantribune.com/2020/03/14/al-supreme-court-suspends-in-person-court-proceedings-statewide-most-local-cases-continued), Cullman County’s courts issued this...

    AL Supreme Court suspends in-person court proceedings statewide; most local cases...

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    3-14-20 at 8:52 p.m. UPDATE: Cases on Judge Rusty Turner’s Monday felony docket have been continued (postponed) to a later date. If you are...

    BREAKING NEWS: Chad Floyd appointed new Cullman County district judge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Attorney Chad Floyd has been appointed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as Cullman County District Judge, Place 1. Ivey’s...

    Courts developing plan to continue operation in emergencies

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama judicial authorities on Wednesday instructed courts across the state to begin developing a contingency plan to maintain court operations in...

    (Updated) Alabama Court of the Judiciary issues final judgement in case...

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    Updated 2-25-20 at 6:43 p.m. with a copy of the Cullman County Bar resolution supporting Judge Kim Chaney. See the bottom of this article...

    (Update) Formal ethics complaint preceded Chaney’s retirement from District Court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - State court documents filed eight days before Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney officially retired Feb. 15, 2020 indicate he is...

    (Updated) Cullman Judge Kim Chaney announces retirement

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    LATEST: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2020/02/19/update-formal-ethics-complaint-preceded-chaneys-retirement-from-district-court/ Updated 2-18-20 5:25 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney of the 32nd Judicial Circuit, State of Alabama, on Tuesday announced...

    Firearm-free Frog Festival?

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    SUMITON, Ala. - Cullman attorney Champ Crocker on Feb. 6, 2020 filed a lawsuit against Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis on behalf of BamaCarry, Inc.,...

    (Updated) Brad Meeks guilty of lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide...

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    Updated 1/30/20 7:51 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury convicted Bradford Neal Meeks, 29, of Bremen of criminally negligent homicide in the May...

    Testimony enters 2nd day in Brad Meeks trial

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    Edited Jan. 30, 3:03 p.m. to correct "The paramedic admitted that severe low blood sugar could cause a person to smell like alcohol but...

    Emotional first day of testimony in trial of Brad Meeks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a marathon session to seat a jury Monday, the trial of Bremen resident Bradford Neal Meeks, 29, in the May...

    Jury seated in trial of man charged with reckless murder in...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a marathon “voir dire,” or jury selection process, that began Monday morning, a jury was officially seated at 7:01 p.m....

    Cullman man gets more than 24 years in prison for methamphetamine...

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    Updated with photo 1-16-20 8:16 p.m. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced two men involved in a methamphetamine conspiracy to prison sentences...

    Attorneys seek expert mental examination of Baileyton double murder defendant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday Johnny Berry and Brandon Little, attorneys for Sara Tapia-Franco, the Baileyton mother accused of murdering two of her children...

    CASE CLOSED: Ballenger pleads guilty to felony murder in death of...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s the end of a tragic case that began more than five years ago, when 1-year-old Hoss Benham was pronounced dead...

    In trial 4, Jack Wilson convicted of assault

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury returned a guilty verdict against Jack Harold Wilson, 74, of Bremen Wednesday during his fourth trial appearance...

    Jason McCurry acquitted in 2016 sex abuse case

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County jury on Wednesday found Jason Allen McCurry, 41, of Russellville not guilty on all charges in a 2016...

    Court dog Brooksie goes to 1st jury trial

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday afternoon, Cullman’s court dog Brooksie took the stand in her first jury trial, a child abuse case in which...

    GUILTY: Brown pleads to reduced charge in death of Baby Hoss,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jeffery Hugh Brown, 43, of Vinemont pleaded guilty Friday to felony murder in the death of 1-year-old Hoss Benham, who died...

    Hanceville man indicted on murder charge in Aug. 2019 wreck

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Hanceville man was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 13 after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury on charges of murder,...

    Cullman County father pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2017 shooting death...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jones Chapel man Donald Wayne Trammell, 44, on Thursday pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Dec. 24, 2017 shooting death of...

    Crane Hill couple sentenced to prison for payroll tax fraud 

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Crane Hill husband and wife were sentenced to 20 months collectively in prison Thursday for failing to pay over payroll...