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6 min ago | Alabama Live

Shelby moms are older: How do the ages of Alabama's mothers vary by county?

Since 1990, nearly one out of every 10 mothers in Dallas, Wilcox, and Perry counties has been under the age of 18, according to data collected by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Related Topix: Shelby, AL, Shelby County, AL

4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Suspect charged in 2009 shooting death of Huntsville man was...

Sgt. Brian Chaffin of Madison County Sheriff's Department speaks at a press conference 7.24.14.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Huntsville, AL

6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

This day in Huntsville history: New Kroger store opens in 'growing city' of Madison

The $7.5 million Kroger "superstore" opened at the new Plaza Center Shopping Center at Hughes and Browns Ferry roads.

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Related Topix: Madison, AL, Huntsville, AL, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Guntersville, AL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Challenge to take action main message in community prayer meeting

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A call to service was issued to a full congregation during Thursday's community prayer meeting at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, African-American

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Training the next generation of leaders

This weekend, nearly two dozen rising junior and senior high school students will graduate from the Challenge Youth Leadership Program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Madison, AL

Alabama Live

Guntersville coach re-arrested on more child sex crime charges in Huntsville

The investigation against David Jacob Barrows , 58, alleges he took nude photographs of a girl less than 12 years old and touched her in a sexual manner.

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Related Topix: Guntersville, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Huntsville Drug Free Community forum to discuss why state ranks high in prescription drug abuse

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Partnership for a Drug Free Community will hold a public forum to answer questions on why Alabama ranks first nationally in prescription drug abuse and its relation to the rise of heroin use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Know a great local philanthropist? Let the Community Foundation of Huntsville-Madison...

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Do you know an exceptional philanthropist in the Huntsville community? Here's how you can honor that person.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Madison, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Stop Sign Doesn't Work At Huntsville Intersection

Moores Mill Road in Huntsville and Madison County is busy. For much of its length it's a narrow, hilly, two lane road.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Moores Mill, AL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Current, future Madison Co. superintendents meet post-election

Madison County School leaders have started a transition between superintendents, in which school board members and incoming superintendent Matt Massey acknowledged was potentially strained and, in some respects unprecedented.

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Examiner.com

Clete Weitli to Serve as First Stop, Inc Executive Director

Madison County Democratic Party Chair, Clete Wetli, announced July 21, he will step down from this position to assume his new post as executive director of First Stop, Inc .

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Alabama Live

Carl Philip Herold, domestic partner due in court in Huntsville multi-count child sex case

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Two Huntsville men facing a combined 30 child sex-related charges are set to be in court Wednesday to address a number of issues, including trial scheduling, whether the alleged victim can testify and who is representing defendant Carl Herold .

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

City, county law enforcement test school crisis response during active shooter drill in Huntsville

For the first time in several years, law enforcement officers from Huntsville and Madison County came together for a widespread training exercise at a city school.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Taking Action: Bad Drainage Ditch in New Market Flooding Homeowner's Yard

WHNT News 19 viewer Kristy Stewart emailed us saying the drainage ditch in her yard is not working properly and has become a hot bed for mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: New Market, AL

Alabama Live

Clete Wetli to remain active in politics as term as chair of Madison County Democrats expires

Clete Wetli, head of the Madison County Democratic Party at the Madison County Democratic Headquarters Saturday morning June 29, 2013.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

While sentencing reform a subject of national debate, Alabama courts continue to evolve

Over the years, Madison County's alternative court system has evolved and expanded.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

Madison County man sentenced to life in child sex case gets hearing on claim sentence too...

Roland Campos sits alone in a Madison County, Ala., circuit court July 7, 2014 moments before his sentencing.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

WBCNA in Huntsville seeking nominations for 2014 Small Business Startup of the Year

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Women's Business Center of North Alabama in downtown Huntsville is seeking nominations for its annual 2014 Small Business Startup of the Year award.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Huntsville police nab suspect who bolts into church building to escape

The 26-year-old tried to elude Huntsville police on Saturday by bolting into Holy Spirit Catholic Church after a traffic stop near the intersection of Airport Road and Memorial Parkway.

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Alabama Live

UAH student dies on campus; foul play not involved

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A University of Alabama in Huntsville student died Sunday afternoon at Charger Village, a student housing building on the UAH campus.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, University of Alabama

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