Author: Jonathan Thomas

City of Prattville Receives Grant for Celebration of the Arts

  The City of Prattville is pleased to announce that the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council has received a grant of $10,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the state arts agency. This grant will allow the City of Prattville and the Prattville Arts Council to once again sponsor a Celebration of the Arts in 2018….

House Democratic Caucus Calls for Ensuring Access to Affordable Healthcare

Montgomery, Ala – Members of the Alabama House Democratic Caucus called for an effort to ensure access to affordable healthcare for all Alabamians during a press conference this afternoon. They also announced a resolution calling on Governor Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid. “We have seen -and continue to see- the enormous negative impact not expanding Medicaid has already had on…

Teen Surrenders To Montgomery Police for Weekend Murder

 MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a Montgomery man in the shooting death of Sidney Johnson IV, 30, who was fatally wounded Saturday February 3, 2018 after a verbal dispute. MPD charged Leviticus Fuller, 19, with murder after he turned himself in to the Montgomery Police Department on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Following his arrest, Fuller was transported…

Sen. Doug Jones Votes With Republicans to Stop Government Shutdown

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones released the following statement after voting to end debate on a short-term government funding bill. Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. The vote tally was 50-49. “ I voted to keep the federal government open past midnight tonight and to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program –…

Ride for Alabama Coalition Launches in Support of Statewide Ridesharing Bill

Bipartisan bill proposes statewide ridesharing solution for companies like Lyft and Uber

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption MONTGOMERY (Jan. 11, 2018) ​— A statewide group of unified organizations today launched the Ride for Alabama coalition in support of Representative Faulkner and Senator Singleton’s statewide bipartisan ridesharing legislation — if passed, would allow…

Senator Doug Jones Applauds Toyota-Mazda Selecting Huntsville for New $1.4 Billion Manufacturing Plant

Washington D.C. – Automakers Toyota and Mazda today announced they will invest $1.4 billion dollars to create a new manufacturing plant in Huntsville. The new plant, which is expected to be operational in 2021, will create 4,000 jobs. “The Toyota and Mazda decision to select Huntsville as the new location for their joint auto plant is both a testament to Northern Alabama’s…

Fire Destroys Home on Taylor Road

  Montgomery fire department went to a reported grass fire in the 6000 block of Taylor road, but they discovered the house was on fire when they got there. They were unable to get inside the house and had to put out the flames from outside. No one was living in the home at no injuries were reported. Categories: Montgomery,…

Police Find Suspect in Vaughn Road Manhunt

 MONTGOMERY POLICE HAVE ARRESTED THE MAN REPORTEDLY ARMED WITH A GUN NEAR THE BLOUNT CULTURAL PARK FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS ON SATURDAY, AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON VAUGHN ROAD WAS EVACUATED AS OFFICERS INVESTIGATE AN INCIDENT IN WHICH A CAR REPORTEDLY OVERTURNED WITH PEOPLE INSIDE. APARTMENT RESIDENTS TOLD ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK THEY SAW SEVERAL POLICE CARS AND A CIVILIAN CAR…

Shooting Leaves Two Dead and One Injured

1/4image Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4IMG_3504 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4IMG_3503 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4IMG_3500 Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery- MPD and Fire Medics responded to the area of Maury Street and S. Hull St. in reference to a subject shot. Upon arrival three adult male victims were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the adult…

Alabama SBI Meets With Family Of Ulysses Wilkerson

On Friday, January 5th, 2018, representatives from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation and the Pike County District Attorney’s Office met with immediate family members, and their attorneys, of the seventeen year-old juvenile arrested by the Troy Police Department on December 23rd, 2017.  SBI’s standard practice is to meet with at least one member of the immediate family in all…