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Shorter Volunteer Fire Department, Life Flight Respond to Crash on I-85

One lane of I-85 South near mile marker 21 is closed Tuesday morning because of a crash. Above is a picture from Shorter Volunteer Fire Department of Life Flight responding to the scene. Alabama News Network has reached out to state troopers for more information about injuries and will update you as we learn more. Categories: News Tags: Crash on…

COVID-19 Testing Event Held in Shorter Thursday

covid-19 IMG_4482 IMG_4483 IMG_4479 IMG_4477 IMG_4476 IMG_4487 IMG_4478 On Thursday, October 15, The COVID-19 Specimen Collection Clinics conducted a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing event. The event hosted at Shorter Farmer’s Market was from 9am-11am. The ADPH tested those who are COVID-19 experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those who are high risk. They prepared to test 50 people. Results will be back in…

Shorter: RV Caught Fire Thursday Afternoon at Loves Truck Stop

Courtesy of: Shorter Volunteer Fire Department Courtesy of: Shorter Volunteer Fire Department Courtesy of: Shorter Volunteer Fire Department Courtesy of: Shorter Volunteer Fire Department An RV caught fire Thursday afternoon at the Loves Truck Stop in Shorter. According to the Shorter Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page, The RV was also towing a car which also caught fire. With help from…

1 Killed After Crash in Pike Road

A single-vehicle crash in Pike Road has claimed the life of a Shorter man. According to ALEA Corporal Jess Thornton, Michael Jerome Hall, 53, was killed when the 2012 Ford F-150 he was driving left the roadway and hit a ditch. According to Thornton, Hall was not using a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alexander Road in…

Town of Shorter Unveils Banner In Remembrance of “Native Son”

A banner unveiled on Friday pays tribute to a man who left a lasting impact in Macon County. That banner, located off Exit 22 of I-85 in Shorter, Alabama, is in memory of Harold T. Powell, who died while on an industry-related trip in Italy last November. He was known for his economic contributions to the town of Shorter ,…

Troopers: Deadly Crash on I-85 NB; At Least Two Fatalities

A deadly crash is affecting traffic on I-85. State Troopers say multiple vehicles are involved and there are at least two fatalities. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the highway between mile markers 24 and 25 near shorter. Authorities have not said when they expect to have the scene cleared. Keep checking  www.alabamanews.net for the latest updates on…

Two Killed in I-85 Head-On Collision

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 85. State troopers say the accident occurred Sunday in Macon County near Shorter. Sixty-five-year-old James Patrick Owens of Vestavia was killed when the 2008 Cadillac DTS he was driving collided head-on with a 2008 Dodge Charger before leaving the roadway. The charger caught fire, and troopers said the driver of…

13-Year-Old Dies After I-85 Crash Near Shorter

 A teen has died after a two-car wreck on Interstate 85. Troopers say a 13 year old boy from Louisiana died when the truck he was riding in left the road and hit a guardrail. That crash happened I-85 north, near the Shorter exit. The victim was was taken to the hospital where he later died. No word yet on…