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Teen Charged in Death of The Voice of the Auburn Tigers and His Wife, Files for Youth Offender Status

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office Johnston Taylor, the teen charged with manslaughter in the death of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, Rod Bramlett, and his wife Paula, has filed for youthful offender status.  Taylor’s lawyers filed for the motion on July 6. Judge Jacob Walker has not ruled on the application. On the night of May 25, Taylor…

Alabama COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise by 400 over 2 Weeks

Alabama has reached new highs over four consecutive days for the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. On Wednesday there were 1,110 people hospitalized across the state because of the coronavirus. Doctors have expressed concern about the sharp rise in hospitalizations. The state had 683 hospitalized patients two weeks ago on June 24. Approximately 88% of intensive care beds in…

Montgomery Mask Ordinance: What You Need to Know

To view the ordinance in its entirety, click here. The Montgomery City Council Tuesday adopted an ordinance sponsored by Councilman C.C. Calhoun requiring face coverings, masks or face shields to be worn in public places in Montgomery to slow the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance took effect immediately upon passage and supersedes Mayor Steven L. Reed’s executive order from June 17….

Troy University offering new 3D printing classes starting this fall

A new series of classes aims to give Troy University students the tools necessary to enter the growing world of 3D printing. 3D Printing for Art and Industry, a series of classes being offered as a University minor starting this fall, helps students build the knowledge and skills required to digitally design objects for 3D printing and manufacture. These courses,…

Three Arrested in Lee County Face Major Drug Charges

On July 8, around 7:00 AM, Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators, Lee County SWAT members, Muscogee County,  Georgia Investigators, Alabama Game and fish officers, members of the Alabama Fire Marshals Office and The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency SWAT team conducted two search warrants in Lee County in reference to illegal drug sales. During the searches, Investigators located approximately seven ounces of…

Prattville Police Department Donates Equipment to the Mosses Police Department

The Prattville Police Department donated equipment to the Town of Mosses Police Department Tuesday afternoon. New Mosses Police Chief DeMarcus Weems says that he appreciates the Prattville Police Department. “I would like to thank Chief Mark Thompson and Assistant Chief Diane Thomas for this partnership. I look forward to working together in order to help keep our communities safe.” Weems…

Governor Ivey Announces $100 Million Small Business Grant Program “Revive Alabama”

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to operational interruptions caused by the pandemic and related business closures. “In many ways, our small businesses were hit…

2.5 Million Face Coverings Ordered for Alabama Schools

The Alabama Department of Education has announced that 2.5 million facial coverings have been ordered for Alabama schools. This will be approximately three masks per staff member and three masks per student. The facial coverings are washable and reusable. Upon consultation with the Alabama Department of Public Health and/or their local public health officials and local elected officials, local school…

Woman Found Dead on Joy Street in Tallassee

Tallassee police are conducting a death investigation. According to police Chief Matthew Higgins, a 22-year-old woman was found dead on Joy Street around 11:15 Tuesday morning. Police are now awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Stay with Alabama News Network for the latest. Categories: Crime, News Tags: Alabama News Network, Chief Matthew Higgins, Joy Street

Montgomery Requiring Face Coverings in Public

The Montgomery city council Tuesday has adopted a mask ordinance effective immediately. The ordinance requires facial coverings to be worn at all times by anyone over the age of 6 who can medically tolerate doing so in public spaces with 10 or more people. The ordinance will be in effect for 30 days unless the council repeals or amends it…