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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Murder defendant found dead hours before
trial to start
- Anniston man holds family hostage with BB
- New Bridge sought for Hwy 77
Murder defendant found dead hours before trial
Authorities say that a 33 year old Piedmont man
accused of murder was found dead just hours before his trial was
scheduled to begin in Calhoun County Circuit Court. According to
Calhoun County Coroner Patrick Brown, 33 year old Kenneth Elvis
Naugher, also known as Paul Kenneth Naugher, died from a gunshot to
the head that appeared to have been self-inflicted. The Alabama
Department of Forensic Sciences took over the scene and would be
conducting an autopsy later today. Naugher was reportedly at his
mother’s house outside of Piedmont when the shooting took place.
Naugher was accused of killing his stepfather and trying to kill his
mother in October 2003. Police believe Naugher, who had legally
changed his name from Paul Kenneth to Kenneth Elvis, shot the couple
as they slept in their Arrowhead Road home. Eddie Parris died of his
wounds, but Frances Parris survived, spending about three weeks in the
hospital. Naugher was indicted by a grand jury in March of 2003.
Calhoun-Cleburne District Attorney Joe Hubbard said jury selection for
Naugher’s trial was set to begin this morning with the trial set to
get underway this afternoon or Tomorrow.
Anniston man holds family hostage with BB Gun
A man held three family members hostage for
several hours Saturday night and early Sunday morning. According to
Anniston Police Chief John Dryden the incident occurred on Blue
Mountain. 26 year old Steve Parrish has been charged with Kidnapping,
Wreckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
According to the chief, it turned out that Parrish was armed with a B
B Gun, but that officers were not able to determine that until after
he was taken into custody. Chief Dryden said that Parrish will be
transferred to the county jail sometime today.
New Bridge south on Hwy. 77
There is good news for motorists who travel
highway 77 between Southside and Rainbow City. The Alabama Department
of Transportation has committed $1 million for preliminary engineering
for a project in hopes of securing federal matching money to replace
the old two lane bridge across the Coosa river. The projected cost of
the new northbound bridge is $11.5 million. The state will be
responsible for 20 percent of the total cost as a federal funding
requirement for the bridge.
The new bridge would replace the 68-year-old, 23-foot-wide bridge that
connects Southside to Rainbow City. Before construction of the
two-lane southbound bridge, the narrow, now-northbound bridge handled
traffic in both directions. Officials say that about 23,000 vehicles
cross the bridge a day.
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