Mar 5, 2014
Hokes Bluff woman dies in Cleburne County wreck
A Hokes Bluff woman is dead following a Tuesday morning auto accident in Cleburne County, according to the Alabama State Troopers.
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Alabama day care worker arrested on abuse charge
<![CDATA[HOKES BLUFF, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a church day care worker is charged with aggravated child abuse in northeast Alabama. Etowah County sheriff's officials say 41-year-old Karen Lynn Rowland of Piedmont was arrested Tuesday. She is charged following incidents that sheriff's officials say happened earlier this month in the day care at First United Methodist Church of Hokes Bluff. Rowland is accused of screaming and cursing at two 4-year-olds. She allegedly hit one child in the face with a folder and slammed the head of the other child against a table. The sheriff's office says the incidents were captured on video. Court records aren't yet available to show whether Rowland has a lawyer, and there's no phone number listed in her name. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.