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$1,000 Reward Offered for Information in Murder of Elba Man

Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 26-year-old Donta Jaqun Rogers. On January 16, an unknown subject(s) went to 617 Putnam Street in Elba where Rogers shot and killed. Police have been unable to determine what the subjects fled in or what direction. Investigator are asking for the community’s assistance in…

Update: Florala PD Captures Escaped Inmate

UPDATE: James Leroy Franklin, 45, has been recaptured by the Florala Police Department. Franklin did surrender without incident. ORIGINAL REPORT: ADOC Searches for Escaped Inmate in South Alabama The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has reported one inmate from the Elba Work Release Center (EWRC) is missing. According to the ADOC, James Leroy Franklin, 45, was last seen at his…

Elba Wins Playoff Game After AL Supreme Clears Game to be Played

ELBA, Ala. (AP) – Defending Class 2A state football champion Elba won a playoff game that was played only after the Alabama Supreme Court cleared the way for kickoff. The Tigers defeated Samson 48-20 in a second-round game on Monday night. The teams played hours after the justices upheld a decision to disqualify a third school from the playoffs. The…

Alabama Supreme Court upholds AHSAA’s ruling, Elba & Samson game kicks tonight

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (ahsaa.com)  — The second-round Class 2A football playoff game between Elba and Samson postponed last Friday will be played tonight at 7:30 p.m., after the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled Monday on two conflicting Alabama Judicial Court rulings issued last Thursday. The Supreme Court upheld the AHSAA Executive Director’s ruling. On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:42 a.m., the…

Inmate Escapes from Elba Work Release Center

Authorities say an inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center in Coffee County. Joseph Thomas Butt, 28, was last seen at his assigned job site at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22nd. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with “New Orleans” written on it and brown cargo pants. He is described as a 6’1″ white male…