Author: Jerome Jones

Montgomery Police Launch Murder Investigation in Sunday Morning Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the shooting death of Solomon Hughes, 26, of Montgomery. On Sunday, May 9, 2021 shortly after midnight, MPD responded to the 1100 block of the West Boulevard after receiving a report of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, it was learned that a gunshot victim, Solomon Hughes, had already been transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital…

Controversial Voting Bills in Alabama Senate

On Thursday the Alabama Senate debated a package of bills supported and authored by Secretary of State John Merrill. Supporters of the package say the bills strengthen ballot security. Opponents see it as another effort to suppress votes. “Ballot security is already there. We had the most secure election in Alabama that we’ve ever had,” said Senate Minority Leader Bobby…

Medical Marijuana Moves Forward in Alabama Legislature

A proposed bill in the Alabama Legislature that would approve medical marijuana in Alabama has cleared another hurdle in the State House. On Thursday,  the House Health Committee approved Senator Tim Melson’s Medical Marijuana proposal. The legislation has already been approved in the Senate. It will now be heard on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives. If the…

Montgomery Police Chief Speaks Out As Violent Crimes Rise

Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley says that overall, crime is down in Montgomery, but violent crime has risen. Finley says the shootings and violent assaults happening in Montgomery are largely the result of domestic disputes and in many cases the suspect and victim know one another. To date MPD has solved 14 of the cities 19 murders. That puts the…

Montgomery ATV Chase Ends in Arrest

Saturday afternoon ALEA Troopers were lead on  a chase that ended in the arrest of a Montgomery man. At approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol division attempted to stop a 2021 Can-Am Renegade ATV at the North Eastern Boulevard near Roy Hodges Boulevard. The driver, Brandon Alexander Austin, 25, refused…

Butler County Breaks Ground on New Sheriffs Office

On Thursday afternoon Butler County officials broke ground on a new sheriffs office building. County Commissioners with knowledge of the project say it was two years in the making. Right now the Butler Co. Sheriffs Office is located in the Butler County Courthouse. That building was built in 1903, and has since undergone renovations, but the space is out of…