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Antaqessha Bunch, 24, of Kellyton was arrested for aggravated child abuse Wednesday by the Alexander City Police Department.

John Franklin Sutherlin, 35, a Dadeville police officer, was arrested last week by the Alexander City Police Department on a domestic violence charge.

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Carlos Laundrell Brooks, 42, of Alexander City was arrested Tuesday evening for the Aug. 30, 2018 murder of a Sylacauga service station attendant while she worked according to  Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson.

Authorities arrested six people Wednesday on drug-related charges after arrest and search warrants were served in the Alexander City area, according to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department.

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A book signing for Chris Hope’s novel based on the Coosa County homicides from the 1970s will be held at Adelia M. Russell Library on Monday. 

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A familiar face with law enforcement was arrested by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday on theft by deception charges involving an automobile.

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Sgt. Fred White with the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force said law enforcement is encountering more and more of the “date rape” drug GHB in the area when investigating drug use and crime.

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A second former Central Alabama Community College student has been arrested for his role in the abuse with a bat and death of a white muscovy duck from the CACC pond.

The Alexander City Police Department arrested Jose Rolando Alman-Gonzales, 27, of New Orleans on Friday on one count of second-degree rape and two counts of sodomy.

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Two shooters simulated setting off an explosion in a parking lot next to Benjamin Russell on Monday providing a diversion before going into the high school and killing people with assault weapons during a drill.

It took a Tallapoosa County jury less than 11 minutes to find Amy Clampitt guilty of manslaughter Monday following a trial that started last Tuesday.

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A Kellyton man has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, after two were killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night on U.S. Highway 280 near the intersection of Alabama 115, according to a release from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. 

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Operation Red Dawn netted 17 arrests in a Monday operation seizing ecstasy, marijuana, crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana and 2 1/2 gallons of a precursor to the “date rape” drug GHB or gamma hydroxybutyrate.

Jacoreyious Tyreck Walker has picked up more criminal charges in Lee County since his release on $20,000 bond after being charged with two counts first-degree rape in Tallapoosa County in March.

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While Gov. Kay Ivey’s recently approved expanding broadband services into rural places in Alabama, local officials said there are challenges to adding the service in parts of Tallapoosa County. 

Justin Kyle Hutcherson’s motion for a change of venue was denied by Fifth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Ray Martin on the grounds a possible jury had not been assessed if it had been influenced by remarks from the district attorney’s office and pre-trial publicity.

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While the Alexander City Police Department looks to solve a rash of thefts of exhaust system parts from vans across the city, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and Dadeville Police Department are investigating thefts of catalytic converters stolen in their districts.

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A man from Opelika and a woman from Auburn were arrested Tuesday in the Reeltown area. According to a release, Jeffery Alan Bell, 40, of Opelika, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kay…

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On Wednesday, author Casey Cep spoke to a crowd at Adelia M. Russell Library about her new novel “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” about the Coosa County murders that occurred in 1976 and Lee’s attempt to write it.

According to court records, more than 100 cases were cleared from the court system in April in Alexander City.