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Nursing Home Mothers, Grandmothers Honored with Drive-Thru Car Parade

Elmore County community members spread some Mother’s Day love to the elderly residents living in a nursing home Sunday morning. “They raised us. They’re our moms. They’re everything to us in there, so we want to say hello and we love you,” organizer Pam Breedlove said. It had been weeks since the mothers and grandmothers at Wetumpka Health and Rehabilitation…

Montgomery Man Killed While Riding Bike Near Wetumpka

A single-vehicle crash at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, April 9, has claimed the life of a bicyclist. John F. Jenkins, 49, of Montgomery was struck by a 2016 Jeep Compass while he was cycling in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 170 near mile marker 3, approximately one mile north of Wetumpka. The…

Man Killed in Elmore County Crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a man from Oregon has been killed in a wreck in Elmore County. State troopers say 31-year-old Kevin Mara of McMinnville, Oregon, was killed at around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say he was a passenger in a car that left the road and hit a fence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They…

Elmore County: What You Need to Know to Get Tested for COVID-19

In Elmore County, officials discussed how they’re working to limit the spread of the Coronavirus of there. Mike Bruce with Ivy Creek Healthcare explained what people need to do to get tested in Elmore County. They say first, call the Alabama Department of Health or Elmore Community Hospital. You can reach ADPH at 888-264-2256 and the hospital at 334-514-3713. When…

Elmore Co. Child Nutrition Program Proving Free Meals During Coronovirus School Closure

Starting Tuesday, March 17, the Elmore County Child Nutrition Program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through multiple school sites and pick up meals for the children in their family. All children 18 years and under are eligible to receive meals at no charge. Meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the parking lots…

Elmore County man gets 198 years in prison for child sex crimes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A 66-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 200 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl in Elmore County. Dennis Long received a 198-year sentence from Circuit Judge Bill Lewis in Elmore County court on Tuesday. Long was convicted in December of sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12…

Sheriff: Home Invasion Suspects Dies After Being Shot by Elmore County Homeowner

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin confirmed 39-year-old Charles Bowne, the suspect involved in a Monday morning home invasion, has died from his injuries. Sheriff Franklin said he died in a hospital shortly before noon Wednesday. After hearing a loud sound around 4:55 Monday morning, a homeowner on Clemons Road in the Flatwood community woke up to find an intruder. Sheriff…

12 Years Later: Remembering the EF-3 Tornado that Hit Prattville in 2008

1/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 2/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 3/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption 4/42008 Prattville Tornado Show Caption Hide Caption Monday, February 17 marked the 12-year anniversary of an EF-3 tornado hitting Prattville. According to the National Weather Service, 50 people were injured and an estimated 200 homes and 40 businesses were…

ALEA Investigates Fatal Accident in Elmore County

State troopers are investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of an Eclectic man. According to ALEA, 65-year-old Earnest Meadows was a passenger in a truck that was hit by an SUV. The accident happened on AL-63 near the intersection of AL-229, seven miles north of Eclectic. Both drivers were taken the hospital with injuries. Their conditions are unknown…