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Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a single-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a Wetumpka man. According to a news release 51-year-old Geroge Gregory Golden was killed when the 2013 ChevroletMore >>
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According to Montgomery District Attorney Darryl Bailey, Montgomery police are investigating two homicides that occurred Friday night in the city, one on Park Town Way off the Troy Highway, and the otherMore >>
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Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church is celebrating another Labor day with their annual barbecue and pastry sale.The sale started at 9 this morning and it ends at 5 p-m.They'll be selling barbecue chicken,More >>
Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church is celebrating another Labor day with their annual barbecue and pastry sale.More >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
US23 is open again in Sylvania after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi truck. All southbound lanes of the highway were shut down for nearly three hours Wednesday afternoon.
Jeffrie Shirey, 37 years old, from Holland, OH was pronounced dead at the scene. Shirey was hit by a semi tractor-trailer driven by 46-year-old William Grafe from Brighton, MI just before 3 p.m. Grafe was not injured.
Shirey's mother describes him as caring, loving, and compassionate. She says his addiction to heroin overtook him, and she believes he committed suicide.
"Jeff did have a drug problem. He was on heroin, and he wanted desperately to get off of that and lead a normal life," said Carolyn Shirey
Shirey says her son checked into the hospital last Saturday to get help detoxing, and doctors found a blood clot.
Shirey says her son was hit and killed on US23 while she was waiting to pick him up in his hospital room.
"Ironically I was sitting in his room, looking right out at the expressway, where all the flashing lights and everything were, not realizing that you know that it had anything to do with me and then a couple people from the hospital told me what had happened," said Shirey.
Jeffrie walked out of the hospital without checking out. ProMedica says they are investigating the incident.
Jeffrie's mother says she is not upset he walked out, and that he is now in a better place, free of his addiction.
"If you don't die from the overdoes it's the only solution, I feel he defeated the heroin. He was a Christian. We know where he is at, which brings us great comfort," said Carolyn.
Jeffrie leaves behind 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. The accident is still under investigation by Sylvania Police.