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Decatur police could start using body cameras next year. Here's why and how they would work.

Police officers in Decatur could begin recording interactions with the public through body cameras, provided that city council members approve the expense in next year's budget. 

Police: Decatur woman arrested in son's death had Googled 'how do you suffocate' the day before

DECATUR — Police say a 25-year-old woman arrested in the death of her 19-month-old son had done a web search for "how do you suffocate" the morning before he died, according to court documents made public Thursday. 

Decatur police union, city at odds over towing ordinance

DECATUR — The Decatur police union is objecting to city rules they say require them to seize vehicles unconstitutionally — and they’ve asked a judge to intervene.

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Effort seeks to save another piece of Decatur history — the pump house — before time runs out

Tate & Lyle plans to tear down the former Staley pump house, which hosted weddings, dances and parties from the 1920s to 1980s. Now, one local history enthusiast is mounting a campaign to save it. 

H&R Voices: Tim Cain and Analisa Trofimuk discuss the Decatur teaching assistants strike

Entertainment columnist Tim Cain and local government reporter Analisa Trofimuk discuss the teaching assistant's strike. Analisa shares her experience covering her first strike. 

Working for God: The caring labors of Richland Community College professor Jarmese Sherrod

DECATUR — This is the gospel of self-help according to the word of Richland Community College professor Jarmese Sherrod: “Close your mouth, put your big girl panties on and get to work.”

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