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Police are crediting a local television newsman with helping capture a robbery suspect early Thursday.
Eric Charles Stewart, 20, allegedly entered the MAPCO station at 6670 Highway 431 south in Hampton Cove around 1:30 a.m.
Stewart pulled a gun and robbed clerk Brandy Ashby before driving away in a gold Oldsmobile.
Police said WHNT reporter Jeff Gray spotted [...]
A man was cut during an argument Wednesday night, police said.
Billy Springer was at a homeless campsite at 3105 Memorial Parkway when he another person got into an argument.
During the argument the man pulled a knife and cut Springer on the neck and arm before fleeing.
Springer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
No arrests were reported.
Huntsville police are investigating an apparent suicide Wednesday morning in the medical district downtown.
Police said the incident, which was dispatched as a shooting, took place at 115 Longwood Avenue shortly after 11 a.m.
The victim was found lying between two cars in the parking lot. The area is crowded with various medical offices, all in the [...]
A former UAH hockey player charged with rape has returned to his native Finland rather than face prosecution.
Local reports indicate attorneys for Lasse Uusirvirta, 23, told Madison County prosecutors Tuesday that their client had left the country and did not plan to return.
Uusirvirta was charged with first degree sexual assault in March although the offense [...]
Huntsville police are investigating three robberies from late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
In the first case a juvenile reported he was robbed by two people in the 200 block of Binford Drove shortly before 8 p.m.
No arrests were reported.
Shortly after 9 p.m. Steven Boyett, Jr., told police he was robbed at knifepoint on Rockledge Drive at [...]
Huntsville police have charged a man in connection with a murder in the summer of 2012.
According to a release Tony Marquand Scott Bradford, 33, was arrested by US Marshals in Jefferson County Monday night and returned to Huntsville.
A murder warrant had been issued for Bradford for the killing of Delois Lightford.
Lightford’s body was found in [...]
Madison County Assistant District Attorney Jay Town reacts to the sentencing of Jacob Levi Shaffer for the killing of Sidney Wade Dempsey in 2009.
Jacob Levi Shaffer, already serving five consecutive life sentences for the killings of his estranged wife and four others in Tennessee in 2009, was given an additional life term Tuesday for the killing of a Huntsville man.
Madison County Circuit Judge Karen Hall sentenced Shaffer for the killing of Sidney Wade Dempsey. Dempsey’s body was found [...]
Madison County Assistant District Attorney Jay Town reacts to Monday’s conviction of Jacob Shaffer for the July 2009 killing of Sidney Dempsey.
NOTE: At the end of this story there is an audio report detailing Shaffer’s confessions to all six killings. It was never heard by a Madison County jury.
A jury has found Jacob Levi Shaffer guilty of capital murder in the 2009 killing of Sidney Wade Dempsey. Shaffer has already pleaded guilty to the crime however [...]