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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Oxford shooting suspect identified
- Jacksonville hospital being sold
- Senator Marsh presents resolution
- Oxford fatality
Oxford shooting suspect identified
Oxford police have identified a man who took
his own life Monday night in a standoff with police. 20 year old
Lance Alan Chastain, of Cooper Court in Oxford held police at bay
outside of his house for several hours with an assault type rifle
and a handgun before he turned his gun on himself taking his own
life. Authorities say the standoff began Monday afternoon when
deputies from the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department and two
Oxford Police investigators arrived at the house to arrest Chastain
in connection with the Friday shooting death of 36 year old Donald
Byrdsong in the Friendship Community. Calhoun County Coroner Pat
Brown said Chastain died from a single gunshot wound to the head
apparently caused by a 9mm handgun.
Jacksonville hospital being sold
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems
Inc. said Tuesday it is selling nine hospitals, including
Jacksonville Medical Center, to Capella Healthcare Inc. in a $315
million deal. The other Alabama hospitals involved in the
transaction are Hartselle Medical Center, Parkway Medical Center in
Decatur and Woodland Medical Center in Cullman. The others being
sold are in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Oregon. Capella is a
privately held company also based in suburban Nashville. The deal is
expected to close in January.
Senator Marsh presents resolution
Concern for Children organization will be celebrating their 30th
year of service to three east Alabama counties next year. Wednesday,
state senator Del Marsh (Middle)
presented the organization with a legislative resolution recognizing
the group for their work. Stephanie Stamps
(Right) who works with concerned children
said the organization provides a number of services for children in
the community. The organization will begin it’s 30th
year of service to the community in 2008 and Assistant Director
Paul Pelequin (Left) said the
challenges faced in nurturing our children has grown over the
years. The concern for children organization obtains a large part
of its funding thru the united way.
vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Oxford claimed the life of an
Oxford woman. Police report that the accident occurred near the
intersection of U.S. 78 and Watson Road shortly before 3 Tuesday
afternoon. Police said that 35 year old Christina Wheeler Mitchell,
was stopped at the intersection, preparing to make a left hand turn
in her 2006 Pontiac G6. A 2005 Chevy Express Van owned by Swisher
Hygiene and driven by 41 year old Joseph Scott Web III, of
Jacksonville, struck the Mitchell vehicle in the rear pushing the
Pontiac G6 into the path of an oncoming 2000 Ford Ranger driven by
66 year old Darwin Ralph Taylor, of Oxford. The truck smashed into
the passenger side door. Officials said that Mitchell died instantly
from blunt force trauma.
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