Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Alabama News Network Mailbox

Montgomery Elderly Couple Robbed From Home
CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery is Taking Action Against Crime. Montgomery Police are investigating a robbery involving an elderly couple

Montgomery Council District 5 Race Too Close To Call
Two out of nine Montgomery city council members are out. That number may rise to three, only 20 votes separate the candidates in District 5.

New Faces to Serve on Montgomery City Council
There will be some new faces on the Montgomery City Council, after two city councilmen lost their bids for re-election.

Lyons Wins District 2 City Council Race
Brantley Lyons won the District 2 City Council race. He received 1,204 votes over Ian Maloy's 716 votes.

Gov. Bentley Responds to Criticism of License Offices Closures
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has told a congresswoman that Alabama's closure of rural drivers' license offices was a business decision to deal with limited resources.

Macon County Ready For Victoryland To Reopen
The doors to Victoryland have been closed off and on for the last several years. Mayor Johnny Ford says that's thousands of jobs that have just disappeared. "We are prepared to go into federal court if we have to. In other words, we are not going to stop until Victoryland is fully restored, reopened, and the people can get their jobs back," said Ford.

Autauga County Adds More Deputies
Autauga County sheriffs office is adding more deputies, and county officials say the additions have been a need for years.

First United Church Hosts "Blessings of the Pets"
While many head to church on Sunday, the animals were not forgotten today. First United Methodist Church hosted "Blessing of the Pets" in Cloverdale.

Fatal Car Crash Leaves One Man Dead
An Eclectic man is dead after a car crash.

MPD Investigates Shooting on Dobbs Drive
Montgomery police are investigating an early morning shooting.