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- Gun taken in school and child kidnapped
- Anniston man killed in hit and run
- Etowah fugitive surrenders
- Holiday Travel
Gun taken in school... and...Child kidnapped
A loaded automatic handgun was taken from a high
school student Thursday morning in Calhoun County...
and a two year old
is safe after being kidnapped in Anniston.
Alabama 810 News
Director Mike Mitchell has an Audio Report…
Sarah Harmon Blair
Anniston man killed in hit and run
Anniston police are investigating the death of a
man who was apparently killed by a hit and run driver. The victim was
found shortly after 5 Thursday morning on Norwood street in Anniston.
Sources say the man was reportedly struck by a hit and run driver.
Police have released no details as their investigation is underway.
Etowah fugitive surrenders
Attalla Police report that A man wanted in
connection with the weekend shooting and robbery of an Attalla woman
turned himself in early Wednesday. Authorities were looking for 28
year old Darrel LeShunn Williams, when he went to the Etowah County
Detention Center and turned himself in about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday
morning. He remains in jail with no bond set. Charges already had
been filed against Williams for attempted murder, first-degree robbery
and first-degree burglary after he allegedly shot and severely beat a
43-year-old woman when she was robbed just after midnight Saturday.
The woman remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, but
police say she is recovering. The woman was shot and severely beaten
and a small amount of money was taken. Williams had been in jail
since June, when he was charged with raping and sodomizing two women.
A $200,000 bond originally was set, but the bond was reduced a few
weeks ago and Williams was released from jail.
travelers are not the only ones expected on the highways in the coming
days. An increased number of state troopers will be working on
Alabama highways, according the state Department of Public Safety.
DPS Director Col. J. Christopher Murphy said that Alabama troopers
will be watchful for all traffic violations, but will be especially
vigilant for drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs. All available
troopers will be on duty during the holiday period. They will be on
routine patrol and will be conducting checkpoints. It is estimated
that 14 people will die in wrecks in the 78-hour Christmas travel
period, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Monday. In
2005, 13 people died in wrecks on Alabama highways during the 78-hour
Christmas period. Ten were on rural roads; three were in urban areas.
Alcohol was a factor in at least three deaths, and eight of the wreck
victims were not wearing safety belts. According to AAA Alabama More
people than ever before are expected to be traveling this holiday
season,. AAA estimates that 64.9 million Americans will travel 50
miles or more from home during the holidays, a 2.2 percent increase
from last year. About 81 percent of holiday travelers are expected to
go by car, despite an increase in gas prices from a year ago. The
$2.22-per-gallon cost is a 9-cent-per-gallon increase from a month ago
and an increase of 11 cents per gallon from this time last year. Gas
prices nationwide average $2.29 per gallon.
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