elmore county

Staton Correctional Facility Inmate Escapes

Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for an escaped inmate. Kevin Bradley Nelson, escaped from Staton Correctional Facility at approximately 1:30 PM on Monday, August 19th. Staton Correctional Facility is located in Elmore in Elmore County. Bradley was serving a 2-year sentence for Receiving Stolen Property. He was committed in Chilton County. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts…

Two missing after boat crash on Lake Jordan

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says two people are missing after a boat crash on Lake Jordan late last night. ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are on the scene. ALEA has told Alabama News Network that Alexander City Search and Rescue will be on scene with their Kongsberg Sonar system. Elmore County Dive team and Montgomery Fire Dive Team will be…

Teenagers Learn about Health Care at Elmore Community Hospital

The Southeast Alabama Area Health Education Center recently hosted its annual Discover Medical Camp for high school students. The week-long camp allowed 21 students to explore career opportunities in the health care field.  Campers toured the Elmore Community Hospital for a hands-on workshop on hospital procedures. Students learned how to properly wash and disinfect their hands and arms, the procedure for…

Three Years Later & No Answers in Starr Mulder Case

Three years later and still no answers in the disappearance of Starr Mulder. Mulder was last seen at her home in Wetumpka in June 2016.  She was living with her ex-husband, Thomas Whitehurst, at the time of her disappearance.  She was facing health problems and planned a trip to UAB for treatment, but never made it to the hospital.  The…

Millbrook Man Arrested After Police Find ‘Staggering Amount’ of Child Pornography

A Millbrook man has been arrested after a domestic violence investigation led police to finding a “staggering amount” of child pornography. According to Millbrook Police, on May 3, the department made contact with a complainant with regard to a report of Domestic Violence. During the interview, the person alleged that 60-year-old  Ted Carr Jr. may be in possession of child pornography. The…

Two-Year-Old Child Killed in Wreck in Elmore County

Alabama State Troopers say a two-year-old child has died after a wreck in Elmore County. State troopers say the child was pronounced dead at Elmore Community Medical Center when the car she was riding in collided with a pickup truck yesterday afternoon.  Investigators say she was not using a child restraint system. The driver, Tierra Leonard, 28, of Opelika was…

Coosada Residents Give Input on Possible Shooting Ordinance

Gun fire within the city limits of Coosada in Elmore County is causing concern for residents. On Tuesday, they’ll have opportunity to give input on a possible shooting ordinance at a town hall meeting. Coosada mayor Anthony Powell says he’s expecting a big turnout at the meeting. He says he wants to make clear that the town hall is not…

Titus Church Members Counting Their Blessings After Thursday’s Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed that at least six tornaodes hit Alabama on Thursday. The strongest one was an EF-2 that hit the Titus community in Elmore County. Sunday, members of New Home Baptist Church attended the first church services since the tornado hit. Some did did suffer some damage to homes and property, but they’re relying on their faith…

Clean Up Underway in Titus After EF-2 Tornado

The clean up effort is in full swing in the Elmore County town of Titus. A lot of heavy equipment, chainsaws, and trailers full of debris could be found in the hardest hit areas. The National Weather Service says that the EF-2 tornado was about a half of a mile wide, and was on the ground for 6 miles. The…

Paint the Park for Jody 5K Color Fun Run

People in Wetumpka ran a 5k today to raise scholarship money.  Paint the Park for Jody is an annual run to raise money for scholarships in honor of a Wetumpka high school student who died in 2014. The Jody Marie Sanford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides four Elmore County students with $1,ooo Scholarships. For more information on how to apply for…