Monday, July 6, 2015

The Alabama News Network Mailbox

Several Area Fireworks Shows Postponed Due to Weather
Late afternoon thunderstorms postponed several area Independence Day fireworks shows.

Hundreds Gather for Fourth of July Picnic at Riverfront
The City of Montgomery celebrated the fourth down at Riverfront Park on Saturday, despite the rain.

Montgomey Police Investigating Saturday Homicide
The victim of Saturday morning's shooting has been identified.

Preachers Speaks Out Against SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage Decision
The legalization of same-sex-marriage is not sitting very well with some members of the clergy. Two Baptist ministers held a press conference at the state capitol Friday morning and they say the high court's decision is unconstitutional.

Traffic Heats Up for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
It's going to be a busy Fourth of July on the roadways. State troopers say the official travel surge starts at midnight and runs through Sunday.

MPD Investigate Fatal Stabbing
Montgomery Police are investigating a fatal stabbing.

Patrols Focusing On DUI's For Holiday Weekend
Flanked by a hearse, a wrecked car and a cemetary, law enforcement agencies came together with a serious message for Montgomery drivers. "Don't drink and drive," said Daryl Bailey, Montgomery District Attorney.

Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church on Alert Following Church Fires
There have been a series of historically black church burnings across the country since the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting on June 17th.

MPD Charges Man in Connection with Fatal Shooting
Montgomery Police have charged 21-year old Markuise Flynn with one count of capital murder in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year old Sanchez Freeman of Montgomery.

State Senator Cam Ward Seeks Help After DUI Charge
The chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee says he's seeking professional help after his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.