A Huntsville youth minister was arrested Tuesday and charged with sending obscene material to a minor. Cristopher Bernal Alfaro, 30, is charged with two counts of transmitting obscene material to a child. Lt. Stacy Bates, a Huntsville police spokesman, said Alfaro used his position to commit the alleged crimes.
A mother and her two children were killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Park Avenue and Coone Street, Enterprise Police said. Sarah Danielle Sexton, 29, Aries Amaru Sexton, 10, and Mina Lee Sexton, 1, were pronounced dead at the scene of the scene of the accident, said Coffee County Coroner Robert Preachers. They were all in the same car, and all of them were in seatbelts, Preachers said.
A Monday morning crash left an Alabama Department of Transportation employee dead and another person injured near Livingston, according to authorities. Tonnie Bernard Watkins, 52 of York, was killed on-duty when the International dump truck he was driving was hit in a construction zone on I-59 two and a half miles outside of Livingston at 10:20 a.m.
Spencer Johnson, 26, died after being transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital’s Parkway campus, Morgan County coroner Jeff Chunn said. Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in a unit at Foxboro Apartments on Milligan Street on Saturday afternoon. A firefighter suffered unspecified injuries. It’s unclear why Johnson wasn’t able to evacuate the apartment. The fire remains under the investigation.
Residents were evacuated in southwest Birmingham following a fuel spill and wreck. A tanker truck began leaking fuel after a wreck involving a car in the 1500 block of Dennison Avenue. This story is still developing.
Two men were shot early Wednesday morning at a west Montgomery nightclub, police say. One of the victim’s suffered life-threatening injuries and second suffered non-life threatening injuries, Lt. Denise Barnes said. Both are being treated at unspecified Montgomery hospitals. Police responded to Club Big Boyz at around 3:45 a.m. to the report of a person shot. No arrests have been made. Police haven’t released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the club.
A Tennessee community has buried a girl allegedly killed by an 11-year-old boy over a puppy, and more details have emerged about the gun used in the shooting. The preteen faces first-degree murder charges in the death of MaKayla "BooBah" Dyer, 8. He fired at her from his house Saturday, killing the girl who was in her yard, Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig told The Washington Post. The boy used his father’s 12-gauge shotgun, which he got from an unlocked closet, the sheriff told the paper. He is being held on a first-degree murder charge in a juvenile detention center. The center’s superintendent, Richard Bean, said the boy is the youngest held there on a murder charge in his 44-year career. Bean described him as "very tiny," weighing about 55 pounds. He is in a regular "pod" that holds up to 16 other juveniles between ages 12 and 17.
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