Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Jacob Randall Kilgore, 21, of Gadsden, was arrested late last week after allegedly taking jewelry from a family member’s purse. Gadsden police say that a woman reported that the jewelry was stolen between Monday and noon Thursday last week, and identified Kilgore as a suspect in the theft. He was arrested Thursday evening on a charge of first-degree theft, a felony. He also was charged with two counts of second-degree theft, both felonies, apparently in connection with other incidents.
 
The Anniston Fire Department is still trying to determine how a fire that destroyed two dental offices started on Sunday morning. The office building is located on East 10th Street in Anniston. The destroyed building was the location for the dental practices of Dr. Charles Cooper and Dr. Shannon Thomas. Two other offices have heavy smoke and water damage.
 
Michael Maddox, 47, of Southside was killed when the car he was driving went through a house Saturday. The accident occurred just before noon at the intersection of Thompson Road and Blake Drive. Southside Police say Maddox left Thompson Road, went through one wall, a living room, another wall and then crashed into an oak tree. Maddox was pronounced dead on the scene. The homeowner had been in the living room only moments earlier which police said could have resulted in another death.
 
BBVA Compass said Monday it has closed the sale of $1 billion in bank note offerings, which was its first debt offering in seven years. The Birmingham-based bank closed the sale of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of its 1.850% unsecured senior notes due 2017 and $600 million in aggregate principal amount of its 2.750% unsecured senior notes due 2019. The company said it intends to use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.
 
Oxford police said Monday that several weeks of undercover investigations resulted in the arrest of 14 people in Oxford Thursday on prostitution and promoting prostitution, a misdemeanor. The investigation centered around the website Backpage.com, which allows posts for illegal services with sections for escorts and “adult jobs.” Those arrested had individual pages on the website, which allows users to contact one another online to arrange transactions.
 
James Drake Ward, 53, was arrested by Attalla police for violating sex offender registration notification laws, according to Attalla Police. Ward is a registered sex offender in Cherokee County. Kristi Sheffield Childress, 43, of Attalla was arrested for knowingly harboring a sex offender at a residence in the 400 block of Brown Avenue, within 2,000 feet of Etowah High School. Each of the charges brought against the couple is a felony offense.
 

SPORTS!

 
Auburn’s Quan Bray was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after his 76-yard punt return for a touchdown against Louisiana Tech, his second return for a touchdown in just five attempts this season. Congratulations Quan Bray!
 
Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart doesn't see himself getting behind the wheel of a sprint car again but on Monday said he will continue his racing career. Stewart has won 48 races and has 296 top 10 finishes. The 16-year veteran has earned $116.5 million over his 547 Sprint Cup races.
 
Jamaal Charles returned from a sprained right ankle to score three touchdowns, helping the Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-14 win over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.