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Clements wreck kills Fla. woman

CLEMENTS — A two-vehicle wreck killed a woman and injured three others Tuesday night.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said the woman, who had not yet been identified, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband. The couple was apparently from Florida, West said.

Their pickup collided with a minivan at Shaw and Snake roads in western Limestone County at about 6 p.m. The impact was on the passenger side of the vehicle, West said.

The husband, whose name also had not been released, suffered injuries in the 6 p.m. wreck and was still being treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital’s emergency room at press time.

Two others were taken to Athens-Limestone by ambulance. Their names and conditions were not available.

- Seth Burkett

Ricochet bullet hits Athens man

ATHENS — A man accidentally shot himself in the stomach while target shooting over the holiday weekend.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said a bullet from an AK-47 ricocheted off a tree and hit the 32-year-old man.

He was shooting Sunday afternoon behind his Pinedale Road home, McNatt said. Authorities received a call from Athens-Limestone Hospital’s emergency room at 3:31 p.m. about a gunshot victim.

McNatt said the hospital treated and released the man.

- Holly Hollman

Limestone Co. bans Clements parent

ELKMONT — A Clements High School parent is under a ban from all Limestone County Schools campuses and activities.

On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted to ban Haicha Toussaint because of alleged disruptive and threatening behavior, such as having her child spit on another person.

Multiple instances occurred in August, according to the school system.

- Holly Hollman

Man charged with fruit stand robbery

Investigators charged a man with robbing the owner of a produce stand, Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett said Tuesday.

The alleged robbery took place at about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Alabama 36 and Talucah Road, where Charles Preston Walling sells produce.

Bartlett said James Michael Williams, 43, of 1253 Hobbs Island Road, Huntsville, took a box of tomatoes, a watermelon and a half box of peaches and snatched $10 cash from Walling’s shirt pocket.

Williams claimed that Walling owed him $40 and the items he took were an agreed-upon settlement, but Walling said he didn’t owe Williams anything, Bartlett said.

Williams remained in Morgan County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $1,500 bond.

- Seth Burkett

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