St. Clair County

Following his Monday morning escape, authorities captured Tennessee inmate Jack Kilpatrick in central Alabama Monday afternoon.

The 39-year-old used a container maintenance truck to flee a work release site in Memphis. His arrest in St. Clair County followed a short car chase.

Kilpatrick began serving a methamphetamine possession sentence of less than a year in October.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials say there is a confirmed case of measles in the state.

State Health Officer Scott Harris says a case of measles was confirmed Thursday in an infant under 1-year-old. The infant was not old enough to have been immunized.

The Alabama case is in St. Clair County.

Drought Loan Deadline Approaching

Mar 27, 2017
dry river bed

Those in central Alabama hurt by last year’s drought are running out of time to apply for help from the federal government.

The Small Business Administration says April 25 is the deadline for residents of seven Alabama counties to apply for disaster loans related to the drought. Assistance is available for those in Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, St. Clair, Shelby and Talladega Counties, which saw some of the worst conditions during Alabama’s dry spell.