Death

Overzealous Fan or Legend?: Alabama Super Fan Harvey Updyke Dead at 71

University of Alabama super fan Harvey Updyke has died. Some call him an overzealous fan, some call him a true Crimson Tide legend, but nevertheless, what he did will always be remembered. Updyke became famous, or infamous depending on who you’re asking, for poisoning the oak tree at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn. Toomer’s Corner is where Auburn fans gathered after…

Alabama Inmate Serving Life without Parole for Marengo County Murder Dies from COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, passed away on July 17. Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a…

Clanton Mayor Dies of COVID-19

The city of Clanton has announced the death of their mayor, Billy Joe Driver. Driver was 84-years-old. He died Thursday, July 9 after being admitted to the hospital last week for COVID-19 treatment. Driver had been the mayor of Clanton since 1984. He was expected to retire later this year. His death comes as cases are increasing in the state…

Second Subject Arrested in the Troy Murder of Xezabeya Grandberry

Edward Paul Wallenmaier UPDATE: A second subject, Edward Paul Wallenmair, has been arrested  for the murder of Xezabeya Grandberry. The Troy Police Department is conducting a death investigation that happened in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South on May 1st. Officers responded to a report of a man down just after 7:00 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Grandberry’s…

Suspect in Custody for Troy Murder

TROY, AL, ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK: Leon Jarmarcus Wilmore, 27, of Troy has been arrested by the Troy Police Department. Wilmore is charged with murder in connection to the death of Xezabeya Quintez Demond Grandberry. Troy Police responded to a report of a man down in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South just after 7:00 Friday morning May 1, 2020….

UPDATE: Franklin Volunteer Firefighter Recovering Following Friday Morning Crash

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Baldwin County Mourns First Death of its Own Due to COVID-19

Baldwin County EMA officials announced via Facebook that the county’s first resident has died due to COVID-19. The post reads: “Our hearts are heavy after learning of the first passing of a member of our Baldwin County community. We are aware that this is a serious illness that can result in death and ask that each of you join us…