Etowah Wife Killer Gets LifeApril 18, 2014
4 years ago the body of Carla Smith was found in the trunk of her blue Jaguar on Pump Station Road in Etowah County. Yesterday her husband Tommy Smith was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing her, and there will be no parole. The motive was that Carla was planning to divorce him and Tommy didn’t want to part with his wealth.
Model Train Show SaturdayApril 18, 2014
The Coosa Valley Model Railroad Association is holding its annual Train Show at Convention Hall Saturday. 5 operating train layouts will be operating at the show from 9 to 4 Saturday. 5 dollars. Kids under 12 free. It also includes admission to Hardin Center, home of the biggest HO scale layout east of the Mississippi, the Coosa Valley Model Railroad. And train vendors and dealers will have 75 tables set up.
Alabama City Music Fest SaturdayApril 18, 2014
The Alabama City Music Festival kicks off in Gadsden tomorrow and continues every third Saturday of each month through October. Each of those Saturday’s the music starts at 6pm and runs through 10. No cost for admission and the Lions Club from Alabama City provides free hot dogs and bottled water. Only think you need to bring is a lawn chair.
Fort Payne Man Agrees to 5 Years in Child Sex CaseApril 16, 2014
A Fort Payne man pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted sex abuse of a child under the age of 12. Prosecutors say Francisco Ramon Juan had sexual contact with a young girl staying at his house a year ago. He was initially charged with sex abuse of a child but agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of attempted sex abuse. His sentence will be 5 years in prison.
Arab Woman Caught with Meth in CarApril 16, 2014
A woman from Arab was pulled over in a traffic stop on the weekend and meth was found in the car. Officers pulled her over in the Walmart parking lot after seeing her weaving on Highway 431 and found a small amount of meth, and when a female officer searcher 45 year-old Donna Cooper she found more meth stuff in her pants. She is charged with trafficking.
KKK Killer For Hire Defendant Gets 6 YearsApril 16, 2014
The former Gadsden man who tried to hire the Ku Klux Klan to murder his black neighbor was sentenced this week to 72 months in prison. Doing the math that’s 6 years. 29 year-old Allen Morgan pleaded guilty to causing someone else to travel over the interstate with the intent of committing murder for hire. To undercover cops he described the ways he wanted the neighbor tortured and killed.
Dog That Killed Boy is Put DownApril 15, 2014
In Riverside the dog that mauled a 5 year-old boy to death a week ago has been put down. The St. Clari Sheriff’s office still hasn’t determined whether the dog’s owner will face charges. 5 year-old John Harvard was playing in the yard with another child when the dog attacked him.
Woman Sells Cop Pills at Scottsboro SchoolApril 15, 2014
More has been learned about the Scottsboro woman who was arrested for selling drugs Friday. She was identified at the time as a worker in the cafeteria of Scottsboro Junior High. Police got a tip she was selling pills and an undercover cop set up a meeting at which Michelle allen allegedly sold two Adderall pills to the officer at the back door of the cafeteria.
Albertville Man Charged with Shooting Teens on HorsebackApril 15, 2014
Still no details on why an Albertville man discharged a shotgun at two teenagers riding a horse Saturday. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has charged 18 year-old Jason Oliver with two counts of second degree assault for shooting at the pair riding a horse on Williams Bend Road in the Asbury Community Saturday. Both were treated for non-life-threatening wounds.
Smokin' Butt Crew Wins Smoke on the Falls ChampionshipApril 15, 2014
For those who attended the Smoke on the Falls Barbeque Festival at Noccalula Falls Campground on the weekend, but who didn’t hear who won, the grand champion BBQ cooker this year is the Smokin’ Butt Crew, followed by Bootyque.