Madison County

Alabama Man Accused of Biting Off Woman’s Finger in Fight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man has been arrested after police say he bit off a woman’s finger during a fight. News outlets report that 48-year-old Shay Michael Thome of Huntsville was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree assault. Police say the victim knows Thome’s wife, and some men tackled Thome after the woman was bitten. A jail booking…

Air Quality Report: “A” for Montgomery, Elmore

Not all counties have monitoring equipment

Above I-59 heading into Birmingham, Late 1970’s (Tim Lennox photo) The American Lung Association has issued an annual report on the air quality above America. In Alabama only a handful of counties have measuring equipment. Those include Montgomery and Elmore Counties, which earned a grade of “A”. Two North Alabama Counties—Jefferson and Madison—received an “F” grade. One key finding: “The…

Confederate Jacket Sparks Dispute Between Collector, Museum

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama collector who bought a Confederate soldier’s jacket is fighting to keep it after leaders of a New Orleans museum said the piece was stolen in the 1980s. Joe Fitzgerald of Huntsville said in a complaint filed in Madison County Circuit Court that he bought Confederate Army Capt. William Lyman’s jacket at a 2009 military…