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Teen Indicted on Bank Robbery, Hostage Charges

An alleged bank robber who took 11 people hostage in a Tuscaloosa credit union last month has been charged. A federal grand jury indicted 18-year-old Cedrick Lamar Collins on Friday with one count of bank robbery and two counts of…

Judge Sets $500,000 Bond for Man Accused of Killing Mother

A judge has set bond for $500,000 for a man accused of killing his 68-year-old mother in northeast Alabama. The Gadsden Time reports (http://bit.ly/2mfNdgr ) that 48-year-old Larry Bodily remains jailed in Cherokee County on charges of murder and third-degree…

Accused Gas Pump Skimmers Facing Federal Charges

Alabama authorities say they've shutdown a major credit and debit card skimming operation that spanned four states, including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. 30-year-old Eunises-Llorca Manses and 34-year-old Reiner Perez-Rives are accused…

Alabama Puts Convicted DA Back on Sex Offender Registry

Alabama's sex offender registry will once again include the name of a one-time county prosecutor convicted in a sex crime. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles voided two previous pardons for former Franklin County District Attorney in a decision…

Andalusia Woman Arrested for Vehicle Burglary

Andalusia Police Department Investigator Sgt. Jody Scott says a local woman was arrested last night just after 7:00 PM for burglarizing a vehicle. 40 -year -old Lakeshia E. Crittenden of Andalusia was arrested and charged with one count of breaking…

Prosecutors Oppose Relocating Officer's Murder Trial

Prosecutors say the murder trial of an Alabama police officer should be held in the capital. The district attorney's office filed a motion Tuesday opposing a defense request to move Officer Aaron Smith's trial out of Montgomery. Prosecutors say there's…

Active Shooter Situation Reported at Houston Hospital

Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly…

Death Row Inmate's Appeal Rejected

The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The justices on Tuesday turned down an appeal from inmate Tommy Arthur. In November, the…

Inmate Fatally Stabbed at Elmore County Prison

An inmate was fatally stabbed during an altercation with another inmate at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore on Thursday, according to Department of Corrections officials. The stabbing happened at approximately 9:40 a.m. when corrections…

Former Mosses Mayor Headed to Prison

Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced that Walter S. Hill, former mayor of the Town of Mosses in Lowndes County, has been sentenced to serve time in prison on a felony ethics violation for use of his office for personal…

WANTED: Autauga Co. Sheriff Dept. Search for Nicky Gaines

On February 13, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Autauga County Sheriff Deputies, in the Pine Level Community, approached Nicky Gaines. At the time, Gaines was attempting to forcibly break into a residence on Highway 31 North. Gaines resisted arrest and…

Montgomery Man Charged with Homicide in December Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect in the homicide of 30-year- old Matthew Jones, who died from injuries he received in a Dec. 8, 2016, shooting. Jones was pronounced dead Jan. 1, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center South,…

Wetumpka Burglary Suspect Arrested after Police Chase

The Elmore County Sheriff’s Department has identified Robert Wainright as a suspect that was wanted in reference to a Burglary Investigation. On Wednesday, February 8, Robert Wainright was taken into custody following a Police pursuit in Montgomery, Alabama that ended…

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