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Active Manhunt in Autauga County for Prattville Car Thief

An active search is underway in Autauga County. Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson says a man stole a vehicle from a McDonalds in Prattville Monday morning. Police responded and started chasing the suspect vehicle. The suspect left vehicle and ran from police in the 2100 block of Autauga County Road 40. Police say they are looking for a white man…

Downed Trees Leave U.S. Highway 82 Closed West of Prattville

As Hurricane Zeta moved through Alabama, it left behind many problems. In Autauga County, one of the biggest problems involved U.S. Highway 82. The highway, which is the main artery between the Montgomery-Prattville area and Tuscaloosa, had to be closed before dawn because of three large trees which covered the road. The trees contained live power lines. County leaders say…

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…