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MPD Officer Arrested on Menacing Charge

A Montgomery police officer has been arrested over the weekend. James Stewart was the officer arrested. He has since been placed on leave pending the resolution of this matter. According to the courts, Stewart was arrested on a menacing charge…

Auburn QB Sean White Dismissed from Team

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has dismissed former starting quarterback Sean White following a suspension and a subsequent arrest. The 15th-ranked Tigers' backup quarterback was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of public intoxication. White had been suspended for the…

Troy Police Investigates East Academy Street Homicide

The Troy Police Department is conducting a death investigation at a Troy apartment comples. On Wednesday, September 13, at 10:11 pm the Troy Police Department responded to the 900 block of East Academy Street where officers found a male subject…

Former Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

A former Alabama legislator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a lawyer and a coal company executive to oppose adding Birmingham area neighborhoods to an EPA Superfund site. Former Rep. Oliver Robinson of Birmingham on Thursday pleaded guilty to…

Two State Death Row Inmates Halt Their Scheduled Executions

Two Alabama death row inmates are asking the state Supreme Court to halt their executions scheduled for next month. Lawyers on Wednesday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to stop the executions since the 11th Circuit Court ordered hearings in a…

Police: Millbrook Woman Admits to Killing Her Uncle

A Millbrook woman is charged with the shooting death of her uncle. Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson says 30-year-old Sheneika Oliver is charged with murder in the death of 47-year-old Kenneth Williams. Williams was shot in the parking lot of…

Escaped State Inmate Recaptured in Decatur

Authorities say an Alabama inmate assigned to a work release program faces new charges after he walked away from a job site. Reports say 28-year-old Brian O'Neal Williams was recaptured without incident Sunday afternoon at a hotel in Decatur. The…

Female Juvenile Charged with Calling in Bomb Threat

Montgomery police has charged a juvenile female with Terrorist Threats in reference to a bomb threat that occurred yesterday at Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery. The threat was called in to the office and the school was evacuated out…

Montgomery Police Launch Two Homicide Investigations

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting two homicide investigations involving separate cases. In one case, 56-year-old Jerome Nowden died after being wounded in an assault on Aug. 16. Police say Nowden had been taken to Jackson Hospital with what had…

Alabama Nears Deadline for Prison Improvement Plan

Alabama is nearing a deadline to tell a federal judge how it plans to overhaul mental health care in state prisons. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has scheduled a Sept. 7 status conference to get an update on mediation between…

Three Arrested in Tallapoosa County Drug Bust

On August 24, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, Chambers County Drug Task Force's K-9 Unit, Alexander City Housing Authority and the Alexander City Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence off Booger Hollow Road in Dadeville. Investigators…

MPD Makes Felony Arrest Following Single-Vehicle Crash

MPD’s investigation following a single-vehicle crash early this morning has resulted in the felony arrest of one of the vehicle occupants and pending charges against the other two occupants. Police have charged Ardaisha Sanders, 17, with first-degree robbery following the…

Two Arrested in Synthetic Marijuana Lab Investigation

A month-long investigation in Alabama has yielded the arrest of two men and the seizure of an active synthetic marijuana lab. The Dothan Eagle reports that the Henry County SWAT Team executed a search warrant for the Henry County/Abbeville Task…

Montgomery Man Charged in Bragg Street Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect in the Sunday morning shooting death of 23-year-old Marcus Cooley.  On Sunday, August 20, at about 3:30 a.m., MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 1200 block of Bragg Street after receiving a report of a subject shot. There, they located the victim, who had…

Tuskegee Man Sentenced to 282 Years for Crime Spree

Today, Tariq Khalil Jones, 35, of Tuskegee, was sentenced to life in federal prison plus 282 years for committing numerous armed robberies and a carjacking, announced A. Clark Morris, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. His crime…

Man Charged with Shooting into Occupied Home

Montgomery police arrested and charged Ronnie Lee Franklin Jr. with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling in reference to a shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of Castle Ridge Road on Sunday, August 20. The investigation determined that…

$1,000 Rewards Offered for Two Weekend Shootings

The Montgomery Police Department has initiated two homicide investigations in the wake of separate fatal shootings over the weekend that claimed the lives of Devontaye Reeves, 20, and Marcus Cooley, 23. CrimeStoppers has announced two $1,000 rewards for any information…

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