Alabama News Network Staff

Montgomery to Change Downtown Alcohol Policy on January 1

Montgomery city leaders announced this morning that they will be changing their policy which has allowed people to walk around in public with open containers of alcohol in the downtown entertainment district. Starting January 1, that will no longer be allowed. In a statement, the city acknowledged that the downtown entertainment ordinance, established in 2012, had drawn customers downtown and energized…

Talladega Man Charged in Montgomery Homicide

The Montgomery Police Department says it has arrested a Talladega man in a man’s shooting death in Montgomery. Police say 30-year-old Cornelius Fain has been charged with murder in the killing of 32-year-old Vantrell Flynn. Flynn was shot on Friday during a domestic dispute, according to police. Police say Fain was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task…

Alabama Native Jim Nabors, TV’s “Gomer Pyle”, Dead at 87

Actor Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at 87. Nabors died peacefully at his home in Hawaii today with his husband, Stan Cadwallader, at his side. Cadwallader says Nabors’ health had been declining for the past year. His immune system also was suppressed after he underwent a liver transplant about 20 years…

NBC Fires Matt Lauer over Sexual Harassment Complaint

NBC News says longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer has been fired for “inappropriate sexual behavior.” The announcement was made by Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie at the top of this morning’s “Today” show. Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night “about inappropriate sexual…

Dadeville Woman Convicted of Theft from Alabama Jail Association

Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced the conviction of Marianne Adams of Dadeville, former treasurer of the Alabama Jail Association, for first-degree theft of an undetermined amount in excess of $5,000. According to a statement from Marshall’s office, Adams, who is a former secretary for the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office, pleaded guilty in Tallapoosa County Circuit Court. She was sentenced…

Coosa County Sheriff Blames Electronics for Inmate’s Second Escape

The Coosa County sheriff says a two-time escapee’s most recent getaway was the result of an electronic error. AL.com reports that Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson said an electronic malfunction occurred in door lock control panel, compromising the security of the isolation corridor while 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon was using the phone Nov. 19. An initial review of the evidence…

Greenville Woman Killed in Crash on Thanksgiving Night

Alabama State Troopers say a Greenville woman was killed a wreck between an SUV and a train on Thanksgiving night. State troopers say Brittany Harris, 22, of Greenville and another passenger were both killed when the SUV they were riding in struck a train on Solomon Hill Road, about eight miles south of Greenville. Investigators say Justin Dewayne Stinson, 30, of Greenville…

Watch: Auburn Fans Roll Toomer’s Corner after Rolling Over Alabama

Auburn football fans wasted no time in celebrating the Tigers’ 26-14 win over Alabama in the 2017 Iron Bowl, celebrating by rolling Toomer’s Corner in toilet paper. Click here to see the Live city of Auburn webcam of Toomer’s Cormer. Click here to see a different city of Auburn webcam of Toomer’s Corner. Auburn handed Alabama its first loss of…

Elmore County Sheriff: Escaped Inmate Seen in Titus Community

Elmore Co. Sheriff Bill Franklin has confirmed to Alabama News Network that the inmate accused of escaping from the Coosa County Jail has been seen in the Titus community of Elmore County. Franklin says 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon stole a dirt bike and was seen in the area. He says Vernon may have slept in someone’s shed on Grass Farm…

Fourth Annual Magical Christmas Toy Drive Is Underway

Alabama News Network has launched its fourth annual Magical Christmas Toy Drive to benefit The Salvation Army in Montgomery. From now through Dec. 15, you can help us make a child’s Christmas brighter here in our area. Last year’s event collected thousands of toys that The Salvation Army distributed to children who might otherwise not had any presents on Christmas…