The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with Central Alabama CrimeStoppers in an effort to solve two missing persons investigations.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said several residents have received calls allegedly from Publishers Clearing House.
Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division saw nearly a 30 percent decrease in overall traffic fatalities during the extended 2020 Thanksgiving travel period. ALEA Troopers investigated only eight traffic- related deaths as compared to 11 during the same holiday travel period in 2019.
The Scottsboro City council discussed adding seven structures to the cities list of blighted properties — the list currently includes 25 other properties in Scottsboro. This allows the city to add them to a grant received to demolish or assist in cleanup.
More manpower in the Jackson County Jail would have likely kept an inmate from escaping last week, according to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.