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Elmore County Player of the Week: E.J. Rogers shines in return to the court
Wetumpka senior E.J. Rogers did not have much time to recover from his team’s loss to Saraland in the state semifinals. Four days after playing on both sides of the ball on the football field, Rogers took to the basketball court for the first time this season last Tuesday.
No motion made on grievance submitted to Elmore Co. School Board
ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Elmore County School Board held an emergency meeting Tuesday night to discuss a grievance accusing Superintendent Richard Dennis of nepotism and ethics violations.
Tallassee’s Tavarious Griffin living up to nickname
It does not take long to figure out why Tallassee’s Tavarious Griffin is called “Truck” by his coaches and teammates. On the football field, he demonstrated his athleticism and power by playing tight end for the Tigers, being used as a lead blocker and receiver throughout the season.
Major delays I-85 NB/SB near Shorter, Waugh
SHORTER, AL (WSFA) - Motorists traveling on Interstate 85 north and southbound near the Shorter/Waugh area will experience delays after a crash. According to the Shorter Fire Department’s twitter page, there are multiple accidents at mile-marker 15.
Local nonprofits receive grants for Elmore County projects
Several nonprofit organizations were recently awarded grants by the Central Alabama Community Foundation for housing and social service projects benefiting Elmore County residents.
Wetumpka man charged with rape, sodomy
A Wetumpka man was recently arrested and charged with numerous sex offenses by two local law enforcement agencies. Qterriace Doormise Jackson, 32, who lists an address on Marshall Street, was charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sodomy by the Wetumpka Police Depa
Woman charged with reckless murder set for trial
The jury trial for a local woman charged with reckless murder is scheduled to take place almost a year after a fatal collision that claimed the life of her 9-year-old daughter.
Auburn police arrest second suspect in Sept. 9 McDonald's shooting
Auburn police arrested Michael Terrell Long, 22, of Auburn on multiple charges related to the Sept. 9, shooting at the McDonald's on West Magnolia Ave. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was charged with discharging a firearm within Auburn city limits, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Gus Malzahn: Auburn's offense, fortunes to rise as he takes playcall duties
AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn is returning to his playcalling roots -- and to Auburn for another season. The coach addressed talk about his job security after the team's first bowl practice Thursday. He also expressed enthusiasm about reclaiming the role as offensive playcaller that propelled him to t
Alabama, Nick Saban sending wrong message by bringing in D.J. Durkin as 'consultant'
If any program in the country doesn’t need former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin’s help to win a national championship, it’s Alabama. And yet, if any program in the country would leap at the opportunity to bring in a coach who disgraced the profession and whose so-called culture might have contributed t
Alabama attorney general taking over case of black man killed by police officer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer inside Alabama's largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general, he announced Thursday.
Auburn woman charged with theft of more than $50,000
An Auburn woman, who was a former human resource manager at an automotive supplier in the area, was charged in connection to the felony theft of more than $50,000 from the business.
Decatur man charged in Millbrook home invasion
MILLBROOK — A Decatur man has been charged in a Millbrook home invasion. Antoine Barron III, 20, is charged with four counts of robbery, one count of kidnapping and one count of burglary, said Police Chief P.K. Johnson. Barron was in the Elmore County Jail Wednesday morning under bonds totaling $330
Woman charged in Millbrook shooting
MILLBROOK — The third and final suspect in a Millbrook shooting has been taken into custody. Mia Zeigler, 25, of Millbrook, faces charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, said Police Chief P.K. Johnson. The shootings occurred the night of Dec. 4 in the 4100 block of Abrams Drive.
Stanhope falls in battle at Tallassee
Stanhope Elmore held a double-digit lead in the first half of last Tuesday’s game at Tallassee as the Mustangs looked to extend their winning streak to five games. However, the Tigers put together a 22-point fourth quarter on their way to a 63-57 win over Stanhope.
ROUNDUP: Tigers split results on the road
Tallassee’s basketball teams hit the road Friday night to Auburn to face Loachapoka in non-area games. The boys team won its seventh straight game and improved its record to 8-1 with a 50-22 win over the Indians.
Third suspect arrested in Millbrook residence shooting investigation
MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA) - The third suspect connected with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling last week has been arrested. According to Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson, 25-year-old Millbrook resident Mia Zeigler was arrested at the Elmore County Courthouse Tuesday and charged.
2 arrested on AL prison contraband charges
ELMORE, AL (WSFA) - Two suspects have been arrested in separate incidents and charged with promoting prison contraband, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. The incidents happened Sunday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County.
2 women visiting Elmore's Staton Correctional Facility held on drug charges
Two women were arrested Sunday after prison guards at Elmore County's Staton Correctional Facility allegedly found drugs during their visits with inmates. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a release Monday the two arrests were separate incidents.
Two Alabama inmates hospitalized following fight, state officials say
Two Holman Correctional Facility inmates were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries Saturday, less than a week after one man was killed and others were injured in two separate incidents.