We recently reported that Med-Call Ambulance in Muscle Shoals had closed. Med-Call was a division of First Response in Decatur. It seems First Response has also closed, at least partially. The Decatur service was one of two in that city authorized to respond to 911 calls.
From a WHNT report:
Late Monday, Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Sherrie Paler ruled in response to a petition filed this summer by Decatur Emergency Medical Services, Inc., or DEMSI, who has operated an ambulance service in Decatur for approximately 17 years. The petition challenged the city license granted to Healthcare Investment Group, Inc., to operate First Response Ambulance Service in Decatur. Paler ruled the city had not followed its own regulations in accepting HGI’s application and therefore ruled their license invalid.
We may assume the Decatur operations were at least partially subsidizing Med-Call in Muscle Shoals. As reported earlier, a new service is on its way to the Shoals...
We recently blogged on Natasha Jean Bridges, accused in Franklin County of Second Degree Rape and Electronic Solicitation, both charges involving a 15 year-old boy. New information has come to light. We are reporting it in fairness to Ms. Bridges; it will be interesting to see if charges are eventually dropped or how this may play out at trial.
It seems that approximately six weeks ago, Ms. Bridges allowed this young man and his mother to temporarily move into her apartment after they became homeless.The boy reportedly downloaded Facebook pics of Bridges onto his cell phone. Now the family is living in Ms. Brooks home while she is in jail on Second Degree Rape charges.
Which side of this convoluted tale is true? We don't know. It's obvious that no matter which side is the victim, the other side acted in a reprehensible manner. We look forward to hearing more on this.