DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman killed by a car in the parking lot of a Walmart store was struck on purpose, authorities said.
Decatur police said evidence indicates a man pulled his car into a parking space and sat idling until Sherry Sain walked behind his vehicle, then accelerated in reverse until the vehicle struck her, according to a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl from Chicago was fatally shot Sunday outside a graduation party in Decatur, authorities said.
Three more people were injured. The Macon County coroner identified the teenager as T’Earra Moore.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Abnormally dry weather in north Alabama may have ruined corn plantings and is damaging other crops.
“The hot, dry weather has just hit the corn at the absolute worst time,” said Brady Peek, who farms approximately 1,800 acres in western Limestone County.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The first Black woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court was sworn in Thursday, celebrating the event as recognition of the “undeniable value and merit” women and people of color can offer.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — As Lawrence County High senior Taylor Engels and Clements High sophomore Izzy Humphries made lamps during a technology camp designed for girls, they compared electrical work to puzzle solving.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search launched Saturday for an inmate who escaped from the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama.
Mitchell Lindsey, 29, fled just before 8:30 a.m. from the prison located in Montgomery County, the state Department of Corrections said in a news release.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama high school teacher who spent more than two years on paid leave before pleading guilty to having sex with a student was ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to cover the cost of her salary and benefits during the case, the Decatur Daily reported.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting at a Decatur police officer last year, setting off a police pursuit and standoff, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff’s office says a deputy is out of a job and another has been disciplined for refusing to wear face masks on an airplane.
Police said they received a call about unruly passengers on a Feb.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama liquor store owner has sued after a police officer responding to a robbery call at his store punched him in the face and broke his jaw in March 2020.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police killed a home invasion suspect Saturday after he shot the homeowner and fired shots at officers during a subsequent chase in Alabama.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been held on $1 million bail after an alleged anti-gay attack that sent the victim to the hospital.
Decatur police allege Ethan Dickerson restrained and hit the victim repeatedly with a pipe wrench Thursday at a Decatur home.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man who pleaded guilty to killing his teen girlfriend, whose throat was slashed more than two years ago, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A 71-year-old man convicted in an Illinois state trooper’s 1976 killing has been released from prison after the state’s Prisoner Review Board granted him early release.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — An ice cream maker is closing a production site in central Illinois, affecting as many as 35 jobs.
Prairie Farms said it will shift the work in Decatur to another site.
“We informed employees on Friday that the plant is permanently closing," spokesman Darin Copeland said Monday.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A chemical manufacturing company faces more than $230,000 in fines after a federal investigation found exposure to toxic chemicals led to the deaths of two employees and sickened another last summer.