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Police searching for escaped teen from detention center
Anniston police were searching for a Chicago teen who allegedly assaulted a corrections officer and escaped from the Coosa Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Anniston on Tuesday, officials said.Anniston police Lt. Chris Sparks said Brandon Coman, 17, escaped his cell at the facility on McClellan Bo
Brothers charged with murder in connection to death of Jacksonville woman
Two brothers Monday were charged with murder in connection with the death of a Jacksonville woman earlier this month, officials said.Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said Timothy Mark Putman, 33, and his brother Tony Lee Putman, 39, were each served a warrant on a murder charge in connection to t
Deputies arrest 2 on drug charges
Deputies of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and a woman Friday on charges of unlawful possession of multiple drugs, according to filed reports.Sharon Arrington, 45, and Toby Aaron, 40, were arrested in Alexandria at 12:40 a.m. Friday.
Villa Rica 4th Of July Fireworks: 2018 Guide
VILLA RICA, GA — The 13th Annual Fireworks Display Extravaganza is a free event being held Tuesday, July 3 at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex, or V-Plex, located at 1605 Highway 61, Villa Rica.
Report: Suspect wanted deputies to shoot him
A Bowdon man threw a knife at deputies who were trying to subdue him, according to the Carroll County Sheriffs Office.Franklin Dempsey, 42, had asked deputies to shoot and kill him, rather than tase him, according to the sheriff's report.The incident occurred Sunday when the deputies responded to a
Hands-free driving law takes effect next month
Beginning July 1, motorists in Georgia will be fined for using their cell phones while driving. This is part of a new law going into effect known as the “hands-free” law to prevent distracted driving, vehicle fatalities and accidents.Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 673 in May making it illegal fo
Birthday party for Talladega 4-year-old Rowlan Morris special in more ways than one (with photos)
TALLADEGA --What 4-year-old boy would not be absolutely thrilled to have Spiderman and Superman turn up at his birthday party along with friends and family?Certainly not Rowlan Morris, of Talladega, whose birthday celebration last Sunday was special in more ways than one.According to his mother, Can
BEST STEAKHOUSES IN ATLANTA: 5 spots to check out | WSB
Piano player? Check! Stiff martinis? Check! Giant steaks made even better with butter? Double check! Hals's really has everything an old school steakhouse should. For the ultimate Hal's experience, get there a little early and grab a seat at the bar. The drink? Gin martini, naturally. Sip slowly - t
Salary study could impact Carrollton city employees
The Carrollton City Council is expecting the results of a pay scale study to better understand a proposal to add raises to the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget.Carrollton City Manager Tim Grizzard said the results of this study, conducted by the Archer Group, might influence the decisions of the mayor a
Piedmont City Council buys police cars, gives raises to dispatchers
PIEDMONT —The Police Department will soon get new wheels while its dispatchers will get raises, city officials approved on Tuesday.The Piedmont City Council voted to spend $43,500 to buy three slightly used Dodge Charger police cars. It also voted to give a $1 an hour raise to the Piedmont Police De
Police Report for June 19
A Gadsden woman told police she was detouring around the parade on Tuscaloosa Avenue Saturday when a man flagged her down on Jacksonville Court. She asked if she could help him, and he punched her in the face, then tried to drag her out of her vehicle by the hair. He took some money and her daughter
Anniston police investigating two unrelated assaults
Anniston police on Monday were investigating two unrelated first-degree assaults from the weekend.In one case, a 49-year-old Anniston man reported being the target of a shooting on Friday, according to Anniston police.The shooting occurred on the 3400 block of Hill Street at 9 p.m.
Man in custody after shots fired during chase, police say
FULTON COUNTY, Ga.- A man is in custody after an officer-involved shooting in Fulton County, according to police.
50 YEARS OF ’DEGA!: Officials pay tribute to Talladega Superspeedway during anniversary luncheon at International Motorsports Hall of Fame (with photos)
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY --State, county and local elected officials and members of the Talladega Municipal Airport Board paid tribute to the contributions of the Talladega Superspeedway on Tuesday at a catered luncheon at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.The Talladega City Council and the
Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Calhoun County Until 8:30PM
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville, Saks, Fort McClellan, Weaver, BlueMountain, Alexandria, Dearmanville and Choccolocco.
Counterfeit bills used to buy $1,160 in merchandise
Carrollton police are asking for the community’s help in finding two suspects who used counterfeit $20 bills on June 7 to purchase merchandise valued at $1,160 from Wal-Mart.The two men entered the store and made four separate transactions, purchasing assorted home items. The suspects left in a silv
Neighbors react after body found near their homes
“It’s very odd, and, of course, it makes me feel like crime is right next door, so to speak. So, when it can happen out here, I guess it can happen anywhere," said James Campbell.
Anniston police charge 3 in social-media robbery
Anniston police charged two men and a woman on Thursday with robbing a man at gunpoint and knifepoint on Willingham Drive, putting him in the trunk of a car and then releasing him in a parking lot earlier this week.Candieda Lemons, 33, Christopher Bishop, 32, and Dylan Ingram, 24, were arrested and
Calhoun County authorities fight 'losing' battle against heroin
Heroin is cheap and highly addictive. The drug, which has been a main culprit of the nationwide opiod crisis, first began showing up in Anniston two years ago Denham said,
CACC Corner: Upward Bound Director Weatherspoon recognized for leadership (column)
Shanna Weatherspoon comes to work at Central Alabama Community College everyday looking to make a difference in someone's life. She has worked at CACC for four and a half years and is now the director of the Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program for stu