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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…

Marengo Co. Sheriff's Office Arrest 5 in Drug Raid

The Marengo County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies arrested five people. Authorities executed search warrants at homes in Dixon Mills, Ala. on February 3. The operation concluded with the arrest of five Marengo County residents and the seizure…

Murder Conviction Upheld for Andalusia Man

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Clarence Alvin Norris.  Norris, 56, of Andalusia, was convicted in January of 2016 for the murder of his brother, Cleve Norris.…

Demopolis Man Charged with Rape of Teen

On February 2, the Demopolis Police Department Criminal Investigations Division arrested Chad Smith, 20, of Demopolis, with second degree Rape. Smith is said to have engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year old female. He was processed and later transported…

Lawyers for El Chapo Say NYC Jails are Too Strict

Lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are complaining that his New York City jail conditions are too strict. Guzman, who has repeatedly been imprisoned and escaped in Mexico, appeared Friday in a federal court in Brooklyn. His…

Update: Montgomery Police Make Homicide Arrest

Montgomery police say they've arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jaylen Henderson on Monday. Police have charged 17-year-old Markeefé Hill of Montgomery with one count of murder in connection with Henderson’s death. Officers say Hill turned himself…

Victim in Cairnbrook Drive Shooting Identified

The Montgomery Police Department has initiated a homicide investigation following the Monday morning shooting death of Jaylen Henderson, 18, of Montgomery. On Monday, Jan. 30, at about 8:20 a.m. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 1800 block of Cairnbrook…

MPD Charge Teens in Carmichael Road Robbery

MPD has charged a 17-year-old suspect in two robberies and also charged a 16-year-old in connection with one of the robberies. On Monday, Jan. 30, at about 9:30 a.m., MPD  responded to a call at the 4000 block of Carmichael…

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