autauga county

Storms Causing Damage in Our Area

The first round of storms has already caused damage in scattered locations in the Alabama News Network viewing area. These are the reports from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham: AUTAUGA COUNTY: Trees reported down on County Road 24 near County Road 37 – Billingsley House damaged and tree down on County Road 53, no injuries DALLAS COUNTY: Northwest…

ALEA: Pedestrian Killed on I-65

A man died after being hit by a vehicle in Autauga County Thursday night. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a 21-year-old man was hit while in the roadway around 7 p.m. Thursday.  State Troopers say the driver left the scene.  The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 at the…

$176,000 in Grants Awarded to Four Alabama Counties to Assist with Domestic Violence Victims

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $176,000 to support programs that aid domestic violence victims in four Alabama counties. Grant funds of $25,000 will help the Crenshaw County Commission continue its work through the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office of arresting perpetrators of domestic violence and protecting victims. The office’s domestic violence officers will also attend public meetings to educate residents about…

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

20200701_135409 20200701_135804 20200701_135631 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 train derailed after the accident. State Troopers say County Road 19 will…

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…