Author: Alabama News Network Staff

City Council Approves Plan to Purchase Garrett Coliseum from State

  The City of Montgomery is one step closer to renovating the Garett Coliseum. On Tuesday, the Montgomery City Council approved a motion to purchase the Garrett Coliseum from the state of Alabama. Mayor Steven Reed must approve the purchase to make it official. The city did receive a letter from Governor Kay Ivey stating that the funding and the…

MPD: Man Found in Car with Fatal Gunshot Wound on Stella Street

Montgomery police responded to the 2300 block of Stella Street around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in reference to a subject shot. There, they located an adult male inside a vehicle who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The initial investigation indicates the shooting occurred in the 2100 block of Stella Street and the victim…

$5,000 Offered in Mobile Highway Murder Investigation

The United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is searching for the location of Anthony Stoddard. Stoddard’s wanted for a murder that occurred on Tuesday, January 7, in the 4200 Block of Mobile Hwy in Montgomery. If you have any information regarding the location of Anthony Stoddard, please immediately call the Police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP (7867). Your Tip may lead…

Convicted Child Abuser Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

On Wednesday, January 22, Barney Clarence Knotts, 74, who was residing in Hope Hull, at the time of his arrest, received a ten-year sentence for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.  Following his prison sentence, Knotts will be subject to supervised release for the rest of his life. According to court documents, Knotts was…

State prison system seeks money to hire more officers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s prison system on Thursday asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase as the state tries to comply with a federal court order to add 2,200 officers by 2022. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn told lawmakers that the state continues to struggle with unacceptably high violence because of the combination of overcrowding, under staffing and contraband….

Man Faces Criminal Charges for Attempting to Elude Police with Baby in Vehicle

Early Thursday morning, around 4:30, the Tuskegee Police Department responded to an alarm at a local business in the area of Redtail Ln. While in the area, police made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. The maroon Ford F-150 appeared to be occupied by a white male and a white female, both asleep. After running the license…

Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck Killing Auburn Announcer Rod Bramblett and Wife Paula Indicted

Johnston Taylor, the 16-year-old driver charged in the fatal wreck that killed “The Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula in 2019, has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter. Court records show Taylor was speeding on the night of May 25 when he slammed into the back of the Brambletts’ SUV. The wreck happened at the…

Military Stability Commission Announces Legislative Agenda

The Military Stability Commission announced its legislative agenda Thursday. Some of the proposed legislation includes redeveloping areas around military bases, continuing in-state college tuition when families relocate and extending magnet school deadlines for military families. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth says the military has a $21 Billion economic impact on the state the state needs to support military families. The Military…

Former Goodwyn Middle School Bookkeeper Convicted of Stealing Funds from School

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of Tiffany Franklin, 39, of Montgomery, a former bookkeeper at Goodwyn Middle School in Montgomery, on Thursday. She was convicted of first-degree theft of property. On January 21, Franklin pleaded guilty to first-degree theft of property for using her position as bookkeeper to steal $13,216 belonging to Goodwyn Middle School.  In her plea…

Woman Turns Herself In, Charged with Assault in Mill Street Shooting

Montgomery police have charged Nealonda Reaves, 21, with first-degree assault in reference to a shooting that occurred on January 21 shortly before midnight in the 2400 block of Mill Street. The adult female victim sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim is currently listed as critical/stable. During the course of the…