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Yesterday | Alabama Live

Gadsden man now charged with murder in woman's death

Leon Marbury III, 53, has been charged with murder-domestic violence, Capt. Paul Cody said.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

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A family in the Mountainboro community of Etowah County located just outside the city of Boaz is without their home and business.

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Related Topix: Mountainboro, AL, Boaz, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Gadsden woman's body found, boyfriend questioned

Gadsden Police responded to Forrest River Apartments at 515 George Wallace Drive on Monday at around 8:34 a.m. to conduct a welfare check on Vanessa Christine Lee, 41. Lee lived in the apartment with her boyfriend, Leon Marbury III, 53. Upon arrival, police found evidence that a crime had been committed at the apartment.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Gadsden Police won't comment on investigation; dive team looks in Coosa River

Gadsden Police aren't commenting on an investigation at Forest River Apartments, but members of the Etowah County Rescue Squad were out in the afternoon searching the Coosa River behind the complex.

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Alabama Live

Judge unseals DHR documents in Savannah Hardin case

An Etowah County circuit judge unsealed DHR documents in court this afternoon as both sides prepare for next month's scheduled trial of a woman accused of running her granddaughter to death in 2012.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Rainbow City Police looking for leads in search for missing woman

Capt. Chase Jenkins said Beth Dowdy Chapman, 53, has been reported as a missing person, and police are asking for any help in locating her.

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Related Topix: Rainbow City, AL, Odenville, AL, Moody, AL, Gadsden, AL

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Agency uses playdate to spot developmental delays

State children's policy council manager Liletta Jenkins tells the Gadsden Times children between 6 months and 5 years old who participate in the department's Books Balls and Blocks program Tuesday will be evaluated by parents and graded by ADCA personnel.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Attalla, AL

Alabama Live

Etowah County woman charged with shooting another 6 times

A 53-year-old Etowah County woman is charged with first-degree assault after authorities say she shot another woman six times .

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Related Topix: Piedmont, AL

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Alabama Live

Bond lowered for Etowah County man facing child sexual abuse charges

District Judge William Russell today ordered bond for Roy Dean Pruett, 61, of Gadsden, be set at $125,000, and his release be supervised through community corrections.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Alabama Live

Prosecutor says child sexual abuse cases involving Gadsden man may stretch back to 1970s

Roy Dean Pruett, 61, of Gadsden, faces three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and two counts of first degree sodomy.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Alabama Live

Band camp is over - bring on the shaving cream war

But the Pride of Southside - the marching band of Etowah County's Southside High School - takes it a step further.

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Related Topix: Southside, AL

Alabama Live

DNA helps solve Etowah burglary a year later, authorities say

Etowah County authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with a burglary that took place more than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Attalla, AL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Etowah County offering citizen's firearms safety course Aug. 19

The class will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in room 210 of the Joe Ford Center at Gadsden State Community College.

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Related Topix: Gadsden, AL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

Till named Alabama's deputy secretary of commerce, replacing economic development veteran Swann

MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The A labama Department of Commerce has named Angela Till, a veteran of the Alabama Department of Revenue , as its new deputy secretary of commerce, replacing Linda Swann, who is retiring after 11 years with the agency.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Montgomery, AL

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