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Justin Paul Melton is now in custody of law enforcement. But the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for Candice Nicole Reynolds for questioning in last week’s shooting incident near Tallassee according to a Central Alabama CrimeStoppers release.

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It's easy for travelers heading down Highway 63 to miss Benson, the rural community once home to the Carnegie-backed Kowaliga Academic and Industrial Institute and the first Black-owned railroad in the U.S. No signs point out Benson; much of it lies underwater beneath the Kowaliga Bridge.

A trip to Smith Mountain Fire Tower and chipped tooth reminded TPI journalist Cliff Williams about the tornado outbreak from a decade ago.