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Elmore County Humane Society Sees Influx of Animals

The Elmore County Humane Society took in 40 animals Thursday alone.  That’s almost double the number of animals they usually take in each day. “Forty in one day, think about 40 animals landing in your front yard in one day on top of about 300 that we’re already caring for,” explained Executive Director Rea Cord. She says the increased number…

Sheriff: Woman’s Body Found in Elmore County Well

A man is behind bars after Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said he killed a woman and left her body in a well on her property. Authorities say 59-year-old Jane Huddleston was found dead around 8:00 a.m. Monday . Deputies have charged 41-year-old David Helms, who lived with Huddleston, with murder. Helms is in the Elmore County Jail. Sheriff Franklin…

Safe Place Locations in Elmore County

Elmore County authorities have released a list of safe places in the county that will be open to residents once a tornado watch has been issued. Those locations include: Deatsville Fire Department – 6930 AL Hwy 143, Deatsville Shoal Creek Baptist Church – 13214 Holtville Road, Deatsville St. James Family Worship – 1005 Nobles Road, Wetumpka First Presbyterian of Wetumpka…

Former Elmore Co. Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Violation

A former Elmore County commissioner has pleaded guilty to a felony ethics law violation. Attorney General Luther Strange says Joe Faulk entered his plea Thursday in Elmore County Circuit Court to intentionally using his office for personal gain. Strange says Faulk’s charge comes from a 2011 contract he entered into with Coast2Coast, a company which distributes pharmacy discount cards. Faulk’s…

Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Elmore Co. Fatal Crash

Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in the deadly crash in Elmore County. The accident happened Sunday morning on Redland Road east of Wetumpka. Cpl. Jess Thornton tell al.com a car driven by Ryan Patrick Masters, of Tallassee, left the roadway, hit a ditch and overturned. Thornton says Masters was pronounced dead at the scene and he was…

Elmore Prison Escapee Recaptured

Arrested in Kentucky

ELMORE, Ala. (AP) – An inmate who escaped from an Alabama jail has been recaptured in Kentucky. News outlets report that the Alabama Department of Corrections says 27-year-old Justin Caldwell was apprehended Monday morning during a traffic stop in Hardin County, Kentucky. Authorities say Caldwell escaped early Friday morning from the Elmore Correctional Facility, where he is serving eight years…

Authorities Looking for Escaped Inmate in Elmore County

The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who escaped this morning from the prison in Elmore County. Justin Caldwell, 27 , escaped around 1:53 am this morning. Authorities describe him as a white male about 5’7 with a devil tattoo of devil horns on his forehead. He was last seen wearing white pants and a white shirt. If…

Elmore County Commission Awards Bid for Courthouse Annex

During the July 25, 2016 Commission Business Meeting, the Elmore County Commission awarded the bid for the final component of the County’s $38 million Blueprint 2020 Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Renewal Program that invested in county roads, bridges and buildings. The bid to expand the County’s 1932 Courthouse was awarded to Construction One, Inc. of Montgomery. The existing courthouse currently houses…

Elmore County Sheriffs’ Dept. Investigate Death of Female Inmate

Elmore County officials say they’re investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive in a jail cell. Sheriff Bill Franklin says 39-year-old Dianna Marie Layne of Pell City was found unresponsive in her cell at the Elmore County jail Wednesday morning. Authorities say she was in a cell by herself and authorities found her unresponsive when they asked…

Air Quality Report: “A” for Montgomery, Elmore

Not all counties have monitoring equipment

Above I-59 heading into Birmingham, Late 1970’s (Tim Lennox photo) The American Lung Association has issued an annual report on the air quality above America. In Alabama only a handful of counties have measuring equipment. Those include Montgomery and Elmore Counties, which earned a grade of “A”. Two North Alabama Counties—Jefferson and Madison—received an “F” grade. One key finding: “The…