Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - June 9, 2009, Athens, Alabama
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This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Angela Diana Mink, who according to a U.S. Marshal, helped 22-year-old Ashton Kenny Chase Mink and 26-year-old Joshua Loyd Southwick escape from a private prison in Perry County. The three, along with Mink's wife, 25-year-old Jacquelin Rae Ken-namer Mink, were captured Saturday in North Dakota.
Escapees, helpers face charges after capture
From staff, wire reports A prosecutor says two of four Alabama fugitives captured after a weekend standoff in southwestern North Dakota are due in court to face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery.
One of the four was convicted in the 2003 slaying of a Limestone County man. Henning said more charges are expect-
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ed in connection with the escape.
Stark County, N.D., State’s Attorney Tom Henning says 26-year-old Joshua Southwick and 25-year-old Angela Mink
See Escapees, page 3A
Black’s Landing finally to get fire coverage
By Jean Colt:
jean a athensnew s-courier, com
Residents in Black’s Landing will be getting a quicker response from firefighters and, hopefully, lower insurance rates in the future.
Athens City Council members agreed during a meeting Monday to spend $73,100 to clear land and construct a building off Cowford Road to house trucks and equipment owned by Clements Volunteer Fire Department.
It will put fire protection closer to the city subdivision and some county residents.
“In working together, we will both benefit,” said Athens Fire Chief Danny Southard.
Black’s Landing, which was annexed into the city nearly 20 years ago, is outside the five-mile limit of a fire station and consequently residents must wait longer for firefighters and must pay much higher insurance rates.
Currently, it takes firefighters at Athens Fire Station No. 3 more than 10 minutes to reach Black’s Landing. The station will put Clements firefighters within five road miles of Black’s Landing, Southard said. When a call comes in, Clements firefighters will go to the station, pick up the trucks and respond to tires at Black’s Landing, along with Athens firefighters if needed.
T hat should eventually reduce
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Athens man killed in fatal wreck buried Monday
Investigation ongoing into accident's cause
Construction crews stay busy while working on U.S. 31
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By Kelly Kazek
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t hens news-co u ri -er.com State Troopers are investigating the cause of an accident that left one man dead and injured an Athens woman Saturday night.
According to Limestone County Coroner
Mike West, an Athens man was killed at about 11:45 p.m. when he was thrown from a pickup truck and it flipped and pinned him beneath it on Bailey Road about two miles west of Lester.
Robert “Bobby” Kieff was pronounced dead at
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Bobby Kieff of Athens died late Saturday night after he was ejected when this trucK flipped on Bailey Road and he was pinned beneath it.
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By Jean Cole jean (g)a thensn e w.s -courier, com An Athens man who admitted twisting the leg of a 3-month-old girl while changing her diaper has been charged with child abuse after a doctor determined the baby’s leg was broken, an official said.
Demetrick Lavell Cosby, 23, of 700 S. Clinton St.,
Apt. 4-F, was arrested Friday and charged with willful abuse of a child under age 18.
Cosby was babysitting the daughter of his roommate while she was at work, said Capt. Marty Bruce. When the mother returned, she found theSee Twisting, page 3A
Demetrick CosbyVeterans needed to step up to help bun their own
By Kell y Kazek kcllyifl ¡ithensiicws-couricr.com Two leaders of local veterans organizations said of the thousand or so members of the four local veterans’ groups, they have trouble finding enough people to make up burial details when a fellow veteran dies.
Danny Gilliam, commander of the local Dis-See Veterans, page 3A
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