Latest Cullman News

2 more charged in fatal boat crash

Aug. 21, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Two more people face criminal charges in connection with a fatal July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says troopers on Wednesday arrested Nick Bowling Suggs and Jodi Wallace Suggs, both of Decatur, on criminally negligent homicide charges. Both are 50....

Lake search resumes or woman missing since July 4

Aug. 19, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Teams are resuming the search for a woman who's been missing on an Alabama lake since a boating crash on July 4. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says crews specializing in deep-water searches are part of the renewed effort to locate the body of 26-year-old Kelsey Nicole Starling....

Company marks local fame with historic green benches

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Simply mention the name Buettner Brothers around these parts, and the iconic Cullman business with some of the community's deepest roots needs no further introduction. However, you'll likely get a comment about the historic green benches still be found near and far. Buettner Brothers...

Search for missing boater suspended after 2 weeks

Jul. 19, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a woman who was thrown from a boat on July 4. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Friday that the search for 26-year-old Kelsey Nicole Starling on Smith Lake has been indefinitely suspended. The agency said there will be periodic searches...

Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

Jul. 16, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the nearly 2-week-old search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama. Many trees weren't cut down when workers created Smith Lake more than 50 years ago, The Cullman Times reported Tuesday....

Police: Alabama woman with road rage shoots husband

Jul. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police say a woman shot her husband in an attempt to shoot someone else in an act of road rage. News outlets reports Erica Cole was charged Saturday with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said the road rage incident began on...

Underage roofer falls to death in Alabama

Jul. 2, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underage construction worker is dead after he fell while repairing the roof of an Alabama business. Al.com reports it happened about 11 a.m. Monday at Cullman Casting Corp., an iron factory in Cullman. The 15-year-old roofer, whose name was not released, was described by police as a...