HANCEVILLE — Officers from police departments both local and outside the state are getting their first taste of basic S.W.A.T. training this week as part of a four-day exercise hosted by the Hanceville police department. Springfield, Mo. veteran officer Phil Yarnell, pictured in red, led trainees through live fire exercises Tuesday afternoon at the Hanceville firing range. Hanceville police chief Bob Long said there’s a definite excitement when a scenario-based training exercise gets underway, but the lessons officers learn from the drills are dead serious. “It’s better to get “killed” in a training exercise than in real life,” he explained. The training continues today with officers staging a mock raid on a vacant, sequestered Hanceville house.
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A Cullman woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting another vehicle repeatedly, and pointing a gun at the driver, in April.
Tennessee native talks downtown, business growth
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Arrests, incidents reports for Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Thursday:
Extra troopers, less road in Ala. during weekend
Motorists traveling through Alabama during the long Memorial Day weekend will see extra state troopers on the road.
Memorial Day event planned for public
With blue skies above and the sun beaming down, Army Iraqi Enduring Freedom veteran Randy McGraw bent over and placed an American flag at the grave of a deceased veteran Thursday.
The Times' Morning Update for Friday, May 24, 2013
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3 arrested in Cullman for failure to comply with court orders
Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people after not complying with drug court orders following previous drug arrests.
Arrests, incidents reports for Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Wednesday:
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