An Ohatchee woman is dead and her husband is behind bars. Authorities say that Ohatchee police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance between 10 and 11 Monday night at the home of Misty and Benny Mitchell. Misty was found dead, but, Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown says it is unclear how she was killed. According to Brown, the victim didn’t have any stab or gunshot wounds. Ohatchee Police Chief Jason Oden says they found Benny Mitchell outside of Birmingham near Centre
A Calhoun County man set to stand trial for child sex crimes accepts a plea agreement. Shannon Pogue was charged with rape and two counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 in January 2016. Calhoun County Assistant District Attorney Randy Moeller says Pogue knew the victim. Pogue was scheduled to go to trial Monday, but pleaded guilty instead. Prosecutors agreed to drop the sexual abuse charges in exchange for the guilty plea. A Circuit Judge sentenced Pogue to 5 year
An Etowah County woman with a history of theft charges is now facing a felony involving the chemical endangerment of a child. Investigators say Ravan Erwin admitted to using Suboxone without a prescription while she was pregnant. She was initially arrested for failure to appear on prior drug and theft charges. Erwin is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. As a condition of her bond, she must successfully complete a drug treatment program an
An organization is working to help as many people as possible with their taxes. The United Way of East Central Alabama’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is setting up at several locations across Calhoun County. The service is free to all those in need. United Way Marketing and Program Director Jessica Smith says it is important that tax payers get back as much of their money as they can. Smith says to bring your drivers license, W-2 forms, social security card and any
A shooting lands a man in the hospital and an Anniston teen behind bars. Anniston Police Sergeant Kyle Price says Elijah Edmondson turned himself into police after officers responded to shots fired at Constantine Homes on Elm Street. When police arrived, they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. Edmondson was released shortly after his arrest on a $15,000 bond. Sergeant Price says two groups of men were in an altercation when the shots were fired. The v
Students who voluntarily participated in Alabama’s high-quality First Class Pre-K program are more likely to be proficient in reading and math. Governor Kay Ivey says we must work to take the methods of instruction in Pre-K and implement them into kindergarten, first, second and third grade classrooms. The study was conducted by a research team from UAB, The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.
City officials approve a grant that will help improve their downtown area. Jacksonville City Council members say the facade grant program has already spent its initial $15,000 for storefront upgrades. The goal for the program is to keep the downtown area's historic character while at the same time improving its look. During Monday night’s council meeting members approved an additional $20,000 allocation. The money will come from the city’s general fund. The program covers com
A workforce organization shows off upcoming events for students. East Alabama Works held its quarterly meeting for industry, educational partners, and government agencies to discuss the developing workforce in Alabama. Many industries, organizations and businesses are making their way into the state, and EAW says it is important that the people of Alabama are ready. East Alabama Works Director Lisa Morales describes an upcoming event that will prepare the young people for the
A local fire station is temporarily closed. Jacksonville Fire Station number two on Chinabee Road is temporarily closed for plumbing work. It should only be closed for seven to ten days. The firefighting and medical crews can not work or live in the firehouse while the water is cut off. If you are in need of assistance you are urged to contact the Headquarters Fire Station number one, behind Walmart or call 911.
Take a look at this surveillance video. The Oxford Police Department is asking for your help in identifying this man and woman. They are wanted in regards to a theft that happened at the Target at the Oxford Exchange. If you have any information as to who the man and woman are or know where they can be found contact the Oxford Police Department.