Law enforcement officers are carrying new supplies that could save a life. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office recently received 50 boxes of a naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan. The nasal spray blocks the nervous system’s receptors from opioids and can save an overdosed patient. Nationally, 147 people die of an opioid overdose every day. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade says they are always looking for ways to better serve the community. Sheriff Wade shared four dose
Several law enforcement departments join together in a drug eradication effort in DeKalb County. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Drug and Major Crimes Unit, Fort Payne Police, and Geraldine Police joined forces with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Alabama National Guard Counter Drug Unit to do a helicopter search throughout the county. The effort uncovered a stolen truck covered with tree branches and more than 1500 marijuana plants. According to the Federal
A motorcycle accident claims the life of a Rainbow City man. Charles Fry was driving on Greensport Road on Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle. Fry was taken to Riverview Hospital in Gadsden where he later died. The preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the accident.
The Oxford Police Department needs your help in identifying the man in this video. He and the person driving are wanted for questioning about the breaking and entering of a vehicle. The incident occurred at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. If you have any information as to who this man and his getaway driver are please contact the Oxford Police Department.
Calhoun County Commissioners approve a multi-million dollar budget for the upcoming year. The commission approved a $17,500,000 budget for 2018. This budget is a 10 percent increase from this year’s budget of $15,800,000. During the meeting, Interim County Administrator Melissia Wood said the approved budget gives more to the county jail inmates’ medical care. The budget also shows an increase of $130,000 for the cost of running the jail. The Sheriff’s Office and jail make up
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is warning of a new scam. The scam is a man claiming to be an Investigator or a Deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. The man gives the names James Marshall or Jack Phillips. He tells his victims he has a warrant for failure to report for grand jury duty, but they can pay to have it removed. If you receive a call from someone using these names, be advised that it is a scam. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will never call and dem
When dangerous weather approaches, the people of Oxford now have somewhere to go. The Oxford Fire Department received two storm units from the Wyoming-based B-safe Shelters. Each shelter can fit at least 32 people inside, and includes LED light strips that are powered by a battery charged by solar panels. Oxford fire Chief Gary Sparks says they would like to add more storm shelters throughout the city. Chief Sparks says the bottoms of both shelters will have to be buried to p
The Anniston Police Department is hosting a “Cops on Donut Shops” event. The event raises money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Officers will be at Dunkin Donuts in Oxford Friday morning from 6 to 11.
A Boaz teenager is in custody in connection to a recent murder in Etowah County. Investigators say Ty Kirkland shot Kevin Jones after an argument at Jones’ home. The shooting happened around 6:40 Monday evening. When paramedics arrived at the home on Sunset Trail in Boaz, Jones was alert and talking. He was taken to a Birmingham hospital where he later died. Kirkland is charged with murder and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
The final number has been called at a Calhoun County Bingo parlor. Bingo USA on Highway 278 in Piedmont has closed its doors for the second time. The closing of the bingo parlor comes less than a year after the Alabama Legislature raised the limit on bingo payouts in Calhoun County to $1,000,000. The closing of Bingo USA means the loss of jobs and less tax money for the city and school system. City records state the parlor paid nearly 35-thousand dollars in tax money. The 80-