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  1. 3-year-old hit while trying to cross the street in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Decatur Police said the accident happened at 5:16 Wednesday evening. Authorities say a three-year-old was hit by an SUV while trying to cross Austin Street SW.


  2. Alabama Softball to Play MTSU in Decatur to Honor Priceville Native Danielle RichardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Decatur, Ala. - As a high school senior at Priceville, Danielle Richard batted .545 on her way to being named 4A softball player of the year.


  3. Firefighters respond to early-morning house fire in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Firefighters responded to the fire at a home on the 1200 block of Castleman Avenue around 3:30 a.m. We're told a passing ambulance crew saw the fire and alerted authorities.


  4. One dead following an early morning wreck in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    When crews arrived they determined the vehicle, a 1997 Crown Victoria, left the road and hit a steel utility pole.


  5. Several units damaged in fire at Decatur apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    An apartment fire in Decatur had firefighters working into the early morning hours Monday. It happened at Regency West Apartments on the corner of Carridale Street and Beltline Road.


  6. Hartselle police ask for help finding missing teenagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Savannah Pitt is a 15-year-old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes, 5'10" tall and weighs 135 lbs. She has been missing since Wednesday, February 18, 2015.


  7. Moulton city leaders use $326,000 of liquor tax money for enhancements at H.A. Alexander ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    City leaders recently made a big purchase with money from the city's liquor tax. The mayor was very pleased, one liquor store owner was not.


  8. Authorities respond to wreck involving school bus in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Police say there are officers on the scene at 6th Avenue and Court. We are told some people are believed to have minor injuries.


  9. Man extradited to Decatur faces sexual abuse chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    A man charged with sexual abuse of a female less than 12 years of age was arrested in Virginia and extradited to Decatur by authorities. A report was filed with the Decatur Police Department that Jorge Alexander Medina sexually abused child in June 2014.


  10. United Way & Impact Alabama begin free tax prep service for Huntsville-area familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Beginning on January 20th, Impact Alabama's SaveFirst initiative, in partnership with the United Way of Madison County and UAH, will provide free income tax preparation services to working families making less than $52,000/year with kids in the home or $20,000/year without kids in the home. Interested individuals should call 1-844-44-TAX-AL to schedule a free appointment.


  11. Decatur Police starting up a new unit - the boat unitRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Decatur Police Department is about to add a new unit - a boat unit. It comes thanks to a federal grant and lots of donations from the River City's business community.


  12. Decatur School Board approves land for new Austin High School & plans for new Decatur High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Decatur City School Board took a major step towards building a new school for the district's growing enrollment Tuesday. Tuesday morning, members gave final approval on purchasing the land that will be the site of a new Austin High School.


  13. Informational meeting & sign-up for Morgan County Virtual School tonight in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Meanwhile, adults were hard at work learning how to run the new virtual school. It's due to open February 2 online.


  14. Cross country runner makes stop in Huntsville to raise Alzheimer's awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    In 2013, he ran 2,600 miles from Savannah, Georgia to Monterey, California - logging an average of 22 miles a day and wearing out nine pairs of running shoes. "I got to stay in assisted living homes last year, over 40 of them.


  15. Decatur officials: Sweetwater development on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Part of the issue is a legal dispute over the property, which may have become a Bass Pro Outdoor World store with other shops and housing in the future under the deal. "Right now the developer and the landowner are in litigation and there's nothing that can be done [for the project to move forward] until that's settled," said Decatur council member Chuck Ard Monday evening.


  16. Former State Representative, Decatur Mayor Bill Dukes dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Former State Representative Bill J. Dukes of Decatur died Thursday morning. He served in the Alabama State House for 16 years and prior to that, served as Mayor of Decatur for 18 years.


  17. Site for new Decatur High School chosenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Decatur City School Board Tuesday afternoon approved a site for the new Decatur High School. It will be built on the site of the existing Decatur High, with much of the new structure going across the street where Somerville Elementary School is currently located.


  18. Holiday Lights: Chatam Avenue, DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    It's the holiday season, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by looking at Christmas lights. Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 13 is at 2312 Chatam Avenue SW in Decatur.


  19. Shackelford Wins Community Service AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Wuerffel Trophy is a national award given to the college football player who exhibits "exemplary community service." Shackelford is a Decatur, Ala., native.


  20. Decatur hires eight firefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Monday was the very first day on the job for eight new members of Decatur Fire and Rescue. It'll be a year before they earn the title of firefighter.


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