Before dying of a methamphetamine overdose early on Aug. 1, 2017, La Salle County, Texas,  prisoner James Dean Davis, aka “Country,” moaned and yelled for most of the night. Sweat dripped off him in a chilly holding cell, as vomit ran red, like Kool-Aid, on the floor. 

DUNCAN, Okla. – The police clock read 9:55 a.m. Monday when a 911 caller reported an unidentified man and woman, walking calmly from the money center in Walmart to enter their parked car, suddenly were shot to death through the windshield.

If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”

Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.

PALESTINE, Tex. -- With more than 100 jail deaths a year, Texas leads the nation, and probably accounts for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total of in-custody

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday declared vaping a statewide public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies, including those used to smoke marijuana.

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

A tornado emergency was declared for parts of Pontotoc County Monday night as severe storms were reported near the Hickory and Roff areas.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

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LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Obituaries

Funeral service for Ronald Gordon Hicks, 73, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, 461 US Hwy 278 E, with interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Revs Mark Smith, Tommy Graves, Keith Warden, Wade Maynard officiating. Cullman Funeral Home i…

Gail Bates joined her heavenly family December 5, 2019. Born April 17, 1952, Gail will be remembered for having a heart of gold. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone and was a true servant who loved the Lord and her church. Gail is preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Red" Ba…

Rickey Leon Marchman's visitation will be Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Moss Service directing.

Larry Brown, 58, of Arley, passed away Dec. 4 at UAB. Visitation will be Saturday at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison from 1-2 p.m. followed by service at 2 p.m. Brothers Ronnie Robinson and Rick Williams officiating.