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Woman says 3 men raped her

ATHENS — A woman told Athens police that three men raped her Wednesday night.

Capt. Marty Bruce said the 28-year-old woman was walking on McClellan Street at 6:45 when her former neighbor offered her a ride. Bruce said the driver persuaded her to come to his home at 609 W. Pryor St.

"The driver was showing the victim the house when they came to the bedroom," Bruce said. "The victim was forced onto the bed and raped by three men."

The woman said she pushed the third man off of her, got dressed and left the house.

Police arrested Jose Anotonio Goytia, 18, of 609 W. Pryor St. at the home and charged him with first-degree rape. Police are looking for the two other men, Bruce said. He said the victim knew her attackers.

Holly Hollman

Firefighter memorialized

TUSCALOOSA — Decatur Fire and Rescue Lt. Tommy Hill's name has been inscribed at the Alabama Fire College on a monument dedicated to firefighters.

Hill, a firefighter for 24 years, died of a heart attack at his home on Oct. 24, 2006, at the age of 53.

Firefighters assembled at the Alabama Firefighter's Memorial in Tuscaloosa on Sunday afternoon to honor fallen firefighters, including Hill. Firefighters from the career and volunteer sectors traveled the state to be present at the ceremony.

Decatur fire Lt. Doug Davies said Hill's wife, Debbie, was presented an American flag in memory of her husband.

It was the fourth annual ceremony since the establishment of the Firefighter Memorial in October 2004, Davies said.

Seth Burkett

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