Author: Alabama News Network Staff

Man Killed in Elmore County Crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a man from Oregon has been killed in a wreck in Elmore County. State troopers say 31-year-old Kevin Mara of McMinnville, Oregon, was killed at around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say he was a passenger in a car that left the road and hit a fence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They…

Eastdale Mall to Close Saturday

The owner of Eastdale Mall in Montgomery has announced that the mall will be closed by the end of the business day today. Namdar Realty Group says that it will heed the stay-at-home order that Gov. Kay Ivey issued on Friday. That order goes into effect today at 5 p.m. statewide. It will last until 5 p.m. on April 30….

Pedestrian Killed in East Montgomery Accident

Montgomery Police say one person has died following a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in East Montgomery. Cpl. Tyneshia James said it happened around 8:00PM Friday night on I-85 near Chantilly Parkway. Cpl. James said the pedestrian died from their injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Categories: Crime,…

What the Tech? Should You Try the New Facebook Messenger to Connect with Friends and Family?

Social distancing and sheltering in place leaves many people yearning for connections to family and friends. There are dozens of video chat apps such as Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts. Not to be outdone Facebook released a brand new Messenger for the desktop app that is supposed to be even easier for connections to spend time together. Is it really…

What the Tech? See Secret Codes on Netflix to Help You Find More Movies

How many times have you spent most of an evening searching all the titles on Netflix? As millions of Americans are stuck in their home during the quarantine, searching for something to watch can be especially frustrating. Here’s a little known Netflix secret that will help you find a movie or TV show you want to watch. Netflix only shows…

What the Tech? Time to Back Up Your Computer

Wednesday, March 31 was World Backup Day, a day where computer users everywhere are encouraged to back up their computer to keep their documents and pictures safe. If you’re at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, this could be the perfect time to do it. For most people, backing up a computer is something they never think about. According to…

What the Tech? How to Avoid “Zoom Bombing”

In a classroom, sheltered-in-place children are learning what they’d be taught if they were in school. But in the middle of the class, someone called a “Zoom Troll” interrupts. It’s called “Zoom bombing”. Using profanity, insulting the sister teaching the class. Like other incidents lately, the troll, usually a giggly teen boy is shown with all the other students. How…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

  In a news conference from the Alabama Capitol that was aired live on Alabama News Network on Friday afternoon, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and will run through 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. The governor says people will still be able to go to…

Hyundai Officials Say Worker at Montgomery Plant Has Died of Coronavirus

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has announced that an employee has died of coronavirus. In a statement, Montgomery plant spokesman Robert Burns said, “Our Hyundai community is united in sending thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences to the family and friends who are grieving. We’ve notified any employees who may have been in contact with…

Body of Missing Marengo County Man Found

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The body found in a pond on Highway 80 earlier this week — is confirmed to be that of a missing Marengo County man. Thirty-six year old Willie Bell Allen, Jr was reported missing March 23rd. He was last seen at Southeastern Cheese plant in Uniontown. Willie Allen, Jr./Source: Uniontown Police Police found Allen’s abandoned…