elmore county

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…

Elmore County Deputies Fatally Shoot Man While Attempting to Serve Warrant

One man was killed Thursday night in a shooting involving Elmore County Sheriff’s Deputies . Sheriff Bill Franklin says deputies were serving a search warrant at a home near Eclectic on a man they say sold drugs to an undercover officer Thursday afternoon. Franklin says when two deputies went to the suspect’s home, he ran from officers into a room…

Elmore Co. Deputies Seeking Suspect in Redland Road Burglary Investigation

Photo from CrimeStoppers/Elmore Co. Sheriff’s Office Elmore County Sheriff’s deputies have released a photo of a male they are hoping to find as the investigate a burglary in the Redland Road community. Investigators say around 12:45 p.m. on November 30, they believe this person committed the burglary in that area. If you have a tip to help find him, call…

Murder Charges Dropped Against Teen Accused of Killing His Parents

Jesse Holton was accused of killing his parents back in 2016

The Elmore County District Attorney’s Office has dropped murder charges against Jesse Holton.  Holton was accused of killing his parents at their Eclectic home in 2016.   Instead, Holton has pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge.  District Attorney Randall Houston released the following statement on the charges being dropped: Jesse Holton Press Release   Categories: News Tags: Alabama, elmore county, jesse…

3 Dead after Apparent Murder-Suicide in Elmore County

Alabama News Network is following a heartbreaking story from Elmore County.  Three people are dead, including one child, while two other children are recovering from injuries in what’s being called a murder-suicide involving a family member. Elmore Co. Sheriff Bill Franklin told Alabama News Network that it started as a marital dispute at a home in the Stonegate subdivision in…

Body of Rantavious Love Recovered from Coosa River

Elmore County officials have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing earlier this week. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirms the body of Rantavious Love was recovered at 6:45 this morning near Gold Star Park. Love was swept away in the Coosa River while swimming with friends Wednesday afternoon. Crews had searched for him over the past days….

Information Still Being Sought In Traci Kegley Case

Information Could Lead to $25,000 Reward

Authorities are still asking for the public’s help! The cold case operation to find newevidence connected to the 1998 disappearance of Traci Kegley, is far from over. There is a total of $25,000 being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $10,000 from the Governor of the State of Alabama,…

Bond Set at $5 million for Suspect in Videotaped Child Sexual Assault

An Elmore County Judge set bond Wednesday at $5 million for child sex assault suspect, 44-year-old Germaine Moore; $1 million for each count. The charges against him include rape in the 1st degree, facilitating travel to meet a child for sex, and 3 counts of traveling to meet a child for sex. Authorities say Moore is seen on video sexually…