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Troy Police Looking For Information about a Death Investigation

The Troy Police Department is currently conducting an investigation in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South. Police Chief Randall Barr says officers responded to a report of a man down early Friday morning. Upon arrival officers found the body of a male subject lying in the grass South of the Conecuh River Bridge. Anyone with information about this case…

Alabama High School Teacher Uses Stimulus Check to Pay Utility Bills for 3 of His Students’ Families

Donated $1,200 from their stimulus payment to help pay students’ utility bills.Courtesy: Kent Chambers via CNN Teacher Kent Chambers says he’s fortunate to still be able to work during the coronavirus pandemic, so when he and his wife received their stimulus payment, they decided to help people who haven’t been as lucky. Chambers has taught math at Bob Jones High…

UPDATE: 13 People Arrested and/or Charged in Prattville Raid

Alissa Renne Newton 30-year-old white female of Julia Court; Prattville, AL Arrested on FTA’s with Prattville Police Department on: Expired Tag – $150 cash bond Public Intoxication – $500 cash bond 30-year-old white female of Julia Court; Prattville, AL Arrested on FTA’s with Prattville Police Department on: Expired Tag – $150 cash bond Public Intoxication – $500 cash bond Show…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Postpones Spring and Summer Productions

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival has decided to postpone summer productions. Because the Safer-at-Home order prohibits large public gatherings, ASF felt the postponement was the safest reaction for the safety of ASF patrons, artists, and employees ASF is working to reschedule productions of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”, “Million Dollar Quartet”, and “Stages.” “The Moth” has also postponed its Mainstage storytelling event…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: COVID-19 and Smoking + Experimental Blood Test Detecting Cancer

A new study in the journal ‘Viral Immunology’ finds the higher the amount of virus present in a throat swab correlates with a more severe COVID-19 disease. High viral load also correlated with a greater risk of organ damage and a longer recovery period. Smoking increases entry points in the lungs for the COVID-19 virus, according to South Carolina researchers….

Inmates Sue Prison Guards After Being Beaten While Cuffed

Two previously beaten Elmore Correctional Facility inmates, Cortney Rolley and Christopher Hampton are suing the prison guard who assaulted them as well as other employees of the facility who conspired to conceal the assault. Authorities say Sgt. Ulysses Oliver Jr. the guard who beat the two inmates faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting…

42-Year-Old Chambers County Woman Killed in Single Car Accident

A single-car accident has claimed the life of a Chambers County woman. Kristi Elizabeth Chriss, 42, of Valley, Alabama was killed in a single-car accident on April 29. State Trooper Micheal Carson says Chriss was killed when the 2017 Toyota 4 Runner in which she was the passenger, struck a guardrail, overturned, then went off the roadway. Chriss was transported…

American Apparel Plant in Selma is Deep Cleaned Amid Virus Concerns

American Apparel manufacturing plant in Selma has undergone a deep cleaning after two of its employees have tested positive for the Coronavirus. A top executive said the plant is scheduled to reopen Monday. Workers walked out of the plant on Thursday, the Selma Times-Journal reported. The walkout took place after the first case had been confirmed, and the second case was…

UPDATE: Franklin Volunteer Firefighter Recovering Following Friday Morning Crash

Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook Courtesy: Franklin Volunteer Fire/Rescue Facebook On Friday morning, state troopers were on the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 Southbound near mile marker…