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Funeral services today for Jason Richards, Albertville teen found dead

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Funeral services are Friday afternoon for Jason Glenn Richards, the missing teen who was found deceased earlier this month.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. 85 more words

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Sylvania School's band director placed on administrative leave following post on social media

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The band director of Sylvania High School has been placed on administrative leave with pay until further notice.

Brian Thomas, Assistant Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, confirmed this development to WHNT News 19. 291 more words

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UPDATE: Half-brother now charged in 13-year-old Collinsville boy's shooting death

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County District Attorney has made an arrest in what was initially thought to be an accidental shooting.  A 13-year-old Collinsville boy died on Sunday, and his half-brother is now charged. 204 more words

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UPDATE: State Bureau of Investigations takes over officer-involved shooting investigation in Marshall Co.

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Officials with the State Bureau of Investigations say that entity will proceed with the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday night. 128 more words

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Jackson County EMA looking for resident input as part of Hazard Mitigation Plan

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County EMA is working to get its county’s residents’ opinions on what can be improved to make their communities safer in the event of a disaster. 269 more words

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Jackson County deputies believe heroin might be on the rise

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — One illegal drug seems to be declining, but another may be on the rise and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for that potential increase. 289 more words

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DeKalb County man charged with child sex abuse; worked for local school

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – A DeKalb County man has been charged in a child sex abuse case.  Jesse Pat Watson, 51, was booked in the DeKalb County Jail on Friday, May 15. 136 more words

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