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Body of Missing Marengo County Man Found

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The body found in a pond on Highway 80 earlier this week — is confirmed to be that of a missing Marengo County man. Thirty-six year old Willie Bell Allen, Jr was reported missing March 23rd. He was last seen at Southeastern Cheese plant in Uniontown. Willie Allen, Jr./Source: Uniontown Police Police found Allen’s abandoned…

Missing Marengo County Man Last Seen in Uniontown

A Marengo County man has been reported missing. 36-year-old, Willie Bell Allen Jr., was last seen in Uniontown at South Eastern Cheese Plant.  According to co-worker testimony, Allen said he was being chased by someone and that they tried to kill him. His white Ford Crown Victoria was found westbound between Uniontown and Demopolis, keys still in the ignition and…

Update: Weather Officials Confirm Tornado Hit Marengo County

Destruction from EF-1 tornado that hit Marengo County — Photo from Alabama News Network The National Weather Service has inspected the area in Marengo County where a storm hit early yesterday morning. A team has determined it was a tornado that touched down. They say the tornado was an EF-1, with winds around 105-110 mph. The path was 1.29 miles…

Nearly $100M Wood Pellet Factory Planned in West Alabama

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) – A nearly $100 million factory to produce wood pellets is planned for the west Alabama city of Demopolis. The Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt is partnering with Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy to build a facility in Marengo County. The plant is set to start production in the first half of 2021. The plant will be located on the Tombigbee…

Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged with Giving False Information and Child Neglect

UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has charged Brianna Williams, 27, with giving false information to police and child neglect. Williams is the mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams from Jacksonville, Florida . Williams was hospitalized earlier this afternoon after an apparent overdose and is in serious condition. The child’s remains have not yet been officially identified. Taylor Williams has…

Human Remains Found During Search for Missing Florida 5-Year-Old in Wooded Area Between Linden and Demopolis

The multi-agency investigative team involved in the search for the missing 5-year-old girl from Jacksonville, Florida confirmed Tuesday morning that human remains were recovered in a wooded area in West Alabama. Authorities say the remains were found somewhere between the cities of Linden and Demopolis. Victim identification is pending. Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida home…

Search for Missing 5-Year-Old from Florida Expands to Demopolis

Authorities in Florida say they’re expanding the search of a missing 5-year-old girl to Alabama, and the girl’s mother is no longer cooperating with their investigation. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a press conference Monday that officers have been deployed to Demopolis. Williams says Taylor Williams, who is not related to the sheriff, was reported missing from her Jacksonville…

Missing Person Search Underway in Demopolis

The Demopolis Police Department is currently assisting the FBI and out of state agencies in the search of a missing person around the Demopolis area. The DPD posted to Facebook asking citizens to try and avoid the areas with a high police presence as much as possible. Demopolis Police Chief has confirmed to Alabama News Network that this is not…

Update: Demopolis High School Drowning Victims Identified

Authorities say two Demopolis High School students who drowned in the Tombigbee River have now been identified. Investigators say Rayshawn Benison and Natasia Daniels died Friday after they fell into the water and drowned. They were 15 years old. Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers says a third classmate also fell into the water but was pulled to shore safely with…