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How to Meet the Six Finalists for the Autauga County School Superintendent Position

Parents, students, educators, staff and people in the community have several chances to meet the six finalists for the Autauga County school superintendent position. The Autauga County Board of Education and the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a series of Meet and Greet events. The finalists will share their vision for the school system. Because of social distancing,…

One Person Life-flighted in Wreck in Autauga County

Traffic being diverted on I-65N at Exit 186/Courtesy: ALGO Camera The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on I-65N in Autauga County. ALEA Trooper Michael Carswell said one person has been life-flighted to the hospital. All northbound lanes are shutdown. Troopers are rerouting traffic on I-65N at Exit 186 onto U.S. 31. This is…

Truck Driver Indicted for Murder in October 2019 Fatal Crash

Thaddeus Sumpter/Source: Autauga County Jail A Birmingham-area truck driver has been indicted for his involvement in an October 2019 fatal accident. Autauga County Grand Jury indicted 43-year-old Thaddeus Sumpter of Pleasant Grove on two counts of murder and one count of assault in the first degree. The indictment says Sumpter was driving a 2012 Freightliner truck that was involved in…

ALEA: Train Derails after Two-Vehicle Crash in Autauga County

1/320200701_135409 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/320200701_135804 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/320200701_135631 Show Caption Hide Caption On Wednesday, July 1, around 12:01 p.m., Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a train and a commercial vehicle. The crash occurred in the 2000 block of County Road 19 in Autauga County. ALEA says the…

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

1/13Alissa 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 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/13Ann Kinney 30-year-old white female of Jasmine Trail; Prattville, AL Charged with: Possession of Controlled Substance – $15,000 cash bond Show Caption Hide Caption 3/13Courtney…

Arrest Made in Deadly Autauga County Early-Morning Shooting

Devonta Brown The Autuaga County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a deadly shooting. Marcus Warren, 62, was found by police with a fatal gunshot. Devonta Brown was arrested as authorities identified him as a suspect in the fatal shooting of the 62-year-old man. The shooting happened just after 1:30 Monday morning on Blueberry Hill Road in Autauga County….

12 Years Later: Remembering the EF-3 Tornado that Hit Prattville in 2008

1/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 2/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 3/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 4/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption Monday, February 17 marked the 12-year anniversary of an EF-3 tornado hitting Prattville. According to the National Weather Service, 50 people were injured and an estimated 200 homes and 40 businesses were…

1 Killed After ATV Wreck in Autauga County

A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Verbena man. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Cpl. Jess Thornton, the crash happened at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.   Larry Tyus Jr., 44, was killed when the 2007 Yamaha ATV he was operating left the road and overturned. Tyus was not using a helmet and was ejected.  He was pronounced dead…

Sheriff: Inmates Making Veggie Alcohol at Autauga Metro Jail

Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger says inmates at the Autauga Metro Jail have been caught making alcohol out of fermenting vegetables. Sedinger says it was the first time he’d seen vegetables being used to make alcohol. He says the jail stopped serving inmates fruit years ago because they made wine with it. Sedinger says in a search for contraband, they…