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Motorcycle Shop Blaze Claims AL Man

August 19, 2016 by Firehouse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Despite efforts by his son to save him, a Decatur business owner died Thursday afternoon from injuries he sustained in a flash fire while he and his son were working in their motorcycle shop. Steve Kirkes, the 45-year-old owner of Kirkes Timberframe ...

Decatur High baseball star decommits from Alabama

June 17, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comHe has visited Auburn and Mississippi State, and will try to visit Vanderbilt, LSU and Florida, according to the Decatur Daily. He also expects to hear from new Alabama coach Greg Goff, whose hiring was announced today. Burns was named Class 6A Hitter ...

Grand jury to hear case against teacher accused of sexual relationships with students

May 3, 2016 by WTVM

READ MORE: Police: Decatur teacher arrested for sexual relationships with students. Witt teaches history, psychology, government and economics. She is also the junior-varsity cheerleader coach and the varsity girls' golf coach, according to the school ...

18-year-old accused of selling drugs to Decatur high school student

April 11, 2016 by AL.com

... in possession of alcohol. He was also charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in reference to the Austin High investigation. Dodd was booked at the Decatur City Jail then transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a total bond of ...

Decatur teacher charged with sex with 2 students

March 21, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comCarrie Cabri Witt, 42, is charged with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19. Witt teaches history, psychology and social studies at Decatur High School. She also coaches ...

Facebook threat against Decatur High School came from out of state, police say

February 16, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comMultiple people were questioned after a threat was made against Decatur High School, but no charges have been filed, police said today. The threat was made on Facebook Monday night and within an hour of the threat being online, the police had someone ...

Online threat against Decatur High School under investigation

February 16, 2016 by AL.com

AL.comOnline threat against Decatur High School under investigation. Print Email · Jonathan Grass | jgrass@al.com By Jonathan Grass | jgrass@al.com AL.com. Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 16, 2016 at 12:15 AM, updated February 16, 2016 at ...

Photo taken at Decatur High led detectives to crime spree suspects

May 20, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comA photo taken in the cafeteria at Decatur High School helped lead detectives to the four suspects charged with murder and robbery in a weekend crime spree that ended with two men dead. Court records detail how investigators ended up charging Joseph ...

Decatur school board moving forward with new Austin, Decatur high schools

January 14, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comDECATUR, Alabama -- The Decatur school board on Tuesday approved the purchase of land for a new Austin High School. The new school will be built on the 77.5-acre Cedar Ridge Golf Course, located at Modaus Road and Shady Grove Lane in southwest ...

Stepmother whose gun killed Decatur teen won't face charges; handgun fails drop test

January 4, 2015 by AL.com

AL.com... the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. According to relatives, the gun discharged when Kedrick hugged his stepmother as she and his father entered their Cotton Place Southwest home. Decatur police never filed charges against Cynthia Bowman, ...

Decatur High School wins $10000 grand prize in DoSomething.org jean drive

May 29, 2014 by al.com (blog)

al.com (blog)DECATUR, Alabama - Decatur High School students made a significant contribution to an international campaign encouraging students to collect jeans for homeless youth in their community. Decatur High students won a $10,000 grand prize after collecting ...

Decatur teen accidentally shot to death by stepmother dreamed of playing pro football

January 21, 2014 by al.com (blog)

al.com (blog)DECATUR, Alabama - Kedrick Bowman wore a Decatur High School red football jersey but hoped to one day wear a crimson one while playing for the University of Alabama. But the dreams of the 17-year-old wide receiver ended Monday afternoon when he ...

Decatur, Alabama: Schools Evacuated Over Suspicious Device on Train Near Daikin America Plant

November 21, 2013 by The Epoch Times

The Epoch TimesBlue Springs Elementary; Calhoun Community College; Clements High School; East Lawrence High, Middle and Elementary; Julian Harris; Leon Sheffield; Benjamin Davis; Tanner High Schoo; Woodmeade; West Decatur and West Morgan High, Middle and ...

Ethics Commission says Decatur High coaches likely broke ethics law by accepting booster gifts

December 5, 2012 by al.com (blog)

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Ethics Commission this afternoon found that nearly two dozen Decatur High School coaches ran afoul of state ethics law when they accepted monetary Christmas gifts from the school's booster club in 2011.

Convenience store shooting leads to lockdown for three Decatur schools

August 22, 2012 by al.com (blog)

al.com (blog)DECATUR, Alabama -- Three Decatur schools were put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following a police search for a shooting suspect in the area. Decatur Police Department spokesman Lt. John Crouch said Decatur High School, Oak Park Middle and ...

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