GOP congressman jumps into critical Alabama Senate race

My in studio guest on Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 will be Congressman Bradley Byrnes who, at 6:00 pm tonight, announced his candidacy to run for the Alabama’s US Senate seat held by Doug Jones. Tune in this will be his first radio interview in this area as a US Senate candidate. You calls will be welcomed. 334-272-9228.

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Former Wetumpka officer set for manslaughter trial

Former Wetumpka police officer Andrew Bass is scheduled to stand trial for manslaughter in the coming week.

Bass was responding to an emergency call in October 2016 when he crashed into another car, killing 52-year-old Elaine Merritt. He wasn’t initially charged with manslaughter but was indicted in July 2017.

The fatal crash happened on Highway 231 with officials stating that Merritt was in the median waiting to merge when Bass drove down the median, colliding with her vehicle.

Attorneys spent Monday working to strike an Elmore County Jury that will determine Bass’ fate.

Bass was responding to an emergency call but court documents state he was driving 90 mph without running his emergency lights or siren.

State law requires the lights and siren during such emergencies but Alabama code is unclear what exactly constitutes an emergency. The code does, however, state that speed cannot cause harm to life or property.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.

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