State Representative Jimmy Martin dies at 80
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Rep. Jimmy Martin, a longtime member of the Alabama Legislature, has died. He was 80.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said the Clanton lawmaker died Friday...
High winds damage roofs, power lines in Alabama
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Some buildings were damaged in central Alabama as storms moved across the state.
Chilton County Emergency Management Director Derrick Wright told news outlets the damage...
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — A site in Chilton County has been chosen as the home of the new Alabama Farm Center.
Plans call for the center to include a 5,000-seat air-conditioned arena,...
Wife of Alabama town’s police chief arrested
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama town's police chief is free following her arrest on a felony burglary charge.
AL.com reports the State Bureau of Investigation arrested 40-year-old Angela Martin Fulmer on third-degree burglary on Wednesday. She is the wife of Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer, who was appointed chief in 2009.
89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Odean Cleckler, 89, said she has been doing her best to help run her husband's used-appliance business since he died a decade ago. This week, that work landed her and her son in jail.
2 women killed in 3 vehicle crash in Alabama
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Two women have died in a three-vehicle crash in Alabama.
Alabama State Trooper Jess Thornton said in a news release the wreck happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 31 about two miles (3 kilometers) south of Clanton.
Thornton said the victims were 46-year-old Marjorie Beck Butler and 62-year-old Rhonda Renee Vickers, both of Anniston.
Officials identify pilot in fatal Alabama helicopter crash
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Officials have released the name of the pilot of a Georgia police helicopter that crashed into a lake in Alabama last week.
News outlets reported that 53-year-old David Hall of the Columbus, Georgia, police department was flying the helicopter used by a two-state narcotics task force. The chopper was being flown to Clanton for maintenance when it came down in Lake Mitchell in Chilton County after apparently hitting a power line Friday afternoon.
Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors.
The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of limited visibility.
Crash kills ‘Tammy from Clanton’ and her granddaughter
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — A traffic crash in Alabama has killed a 3-year-old girl and her grandmother — a woman known as a regular caller on a national sports talk show.
Tammy Renae Bullard was known to Paul Finebaum Show listeners as the avid Auburn fan, Tammy from Clanton.
Al.com reports that the 52-year-old Bullard and her granddaughter died Friday morning on U.S. Highway 280.
Alabama teacher charged with sex crimes involving students
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving children.
Authorities say 31-year-old Ashley Nicole Maddox was arrested following an investigation by Clanton police involving three alleged victims.
She's charged with being a school employee and having sexual contact with a student under 19; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and distributing obscene material to a student.
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Two brothers are dead after what authorities are describing as a burglary attempt and shooting in central Alabama.
A statement posted on Facebook by the Chilton County Sheriff's Office says officers were called to a residence Sunday morning about a possible break-in and a suspicious vehicle.
Ex-chief pleads guilty to taking money from police group
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — The former chief of an Alabama police department has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
State Attorney General Steve Marshall told Alabama media that Brian Allan Stilwell pleaded guilty Thursday to violation of ethics law and the fraudulent use of a credit card.
$10,000 reward offered in homicide
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that will lead to the person responsible for the death of a 27-year-old Clanton woman.
Al.com reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says its investigators have chase down every lead since Melissa Ann Cleckler's body was found Nov. 2.
Argument, followed by fatal collision leads to murder charge
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a driver was jailed on a murder charge after investigators determined that he intentionally drove his vehicle into another, killing the other driver.
Clanton and Chilton County authorities have not given details on the possible motive, except to say that the collision followed an argument.
Copperheads bite 4 kids in Alabama in 8 days
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Pit vipers called copperheads have bitten four children in Alabama in eight days.
Al.com reports that a 7-year-old boy was bitten on a toe Thursday night in one Birmingham suburb, and an 8-year-old girl was bitten Sept. 6 in another suburb.
Deputies shoot suspect after exchanging fire in Alabama
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — A man has been shot after exchanging fire with sheriff's deputies in Alabama.
News outlets report that Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon said in a news release that deputies responding to a report of a man with a gun Sunday evening encountered the suspect, who pointed the gun at them. The news release says deputies engaged the suspect, who fired at them.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on anti-fascist activist arrested for assault (all times local):
Northern California prosecutors have charged a former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist with assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a political rally.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent clash between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month.
Berkeley police officers arrested Eric Clanton, 28, Wednesday at his Oakland, California, home.
Alabama holding 2017 hurricane exercise
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Emergency managers in Alabama are getting ready for the beginning of hurricane season next month.
The state will hold its annual hurricane drill on Monday, with officials including Gov. Kay Ivey gathering at the state's emergency management center in Clanton for the drill.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency holds the exercise to practice its procedures and to ensure coordination between local, state and federal agencies.
Person shot in confrontation with Alabama law officers
CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a person has been wounded in a shooting at a highway rest stop that involved Alabama law officers.
Alabama's State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the gunfire happened early Saturday morning at a rest area off Interstate 65, in the Clanton area.
Authorities said the confrontation began as "an altercation involving a firearm" and that Chilton County sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting. No other details were immediately provided.
Strange: Former Clanton police chief arrested; freed on bond
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Clanton police chief is free on bond after his arrest on charges including theft of property and using his official position for personal gain.
Attorney General Luther Strange said Wednesday that Brian Alan Stilwell surrendered Monday to the Chilton County Sheriff's Office and was released on $10,000 bond.