Author: Mandy McQueen

Prattville PD Cracks Down on Doster Well Park After Recent Disturbances

A popular park in Prattville has been deemed a “zero tolerance zone” by police after a number of recent disturbances. Captain David Fowler with the Prattville Police Department says there has been 145 service calls to the park since 2017. The primary trouble months being the summer months. “Recently as July 8, we had a felony assault where an adult…

15-Year-Old Girl in Critical Condition After Tuscaloosa Shooting; 2 Arrested

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that left a 15-year-old girl in critical condition. According to police, the shooting took place in the 2100 block of University Blvd around 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The teen was transported via private vehicle to DCH Regional Medical Center and later flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where she remains in…

Montgomery Joins Worldwide Vigil to End Detention Camps

Montgomery will join thousands in a worldwide vigil to bring awareness to the treatment of immigrants in detention centers. At least one vigil is planned in every state in the U.S. as well as vigils in other countries. Montgomery’s vigil is in collaboration with Lights for Liberty, a national coalition focused on human rights. The vigils come as undocumented immigrants…

WANTED: “Armed and Dangerous” Suspect in Tuskegee Murder

Tuskegee Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to a homicide investigation that happened at the McDonald’s. On Saturday, July 6, at approximately 10:40 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a person with a gun and another person shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered 18-year old Cedric Howard of Tuskegee…

Wilcox County Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Wilcox County man. According to ALEA Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Simmons, Corey Dwayne Williams, 41, of Camden was killed when the 2014 Hyundai Elantra he was driving left the roadway and became submerged in a creek. The crash occurred on Alabama 10 at the 112 mile marker in Butler County,…

Search Continues at Smith Lake for Missing Troy Woman

Marine Patrol Troopers and multiple law enforcement and search and rescue agencies have resumed their search for a missing Troy woman in the Rock Creek area of Smith Lake. According to ALEA Marine Patrol Trooper Sgt. Chad Pate, Kelsey Starling, 26, went missing after a July 4th boating crash in the Rock Creek area of Smith Lake. Starling was a…

Update: Florala PD Captures Escaped Inmate

UPDATE: James Leroy Franklin, 45, has been recaptured by the Florala Police Department. Franklin did surrender without incident. ORIGINAL REPORT: ADOC Searches for Escaped Inmate in South Alabama The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has reported one inmate from the Elba Work Release Center (EWRC) is missing. According to the ADOC, James Leroy Franklin, 45, was last seen at his…

MPD: 7-Year-Old Boy Dies in Accidental Drowning in Montgomery

The Montgomery Police Department has located the body of a missing 7-year-old child. MPD sent out an alert Saturday afternoon asking for the public’s assistance in locating Khalil West. He was last seen in the area of 1700 South Perry St. At 5:30 p.m., police ended the search, saying the child was dead and appeared to be the victim of …

MPD Collects 100 Firearms at Buyback Event

A gun buyback event ended Saturday with the Montgomery Police Department receiving the max amount of 100 guns. MPD made the announcement via Facebook around 1 pm. CrimeStoppers Executive Director Tony Garrett advised that the third Gun Buyback event was deemed a success.  According to Garrett, the majority of guns collected were from residents who were not gun users and…

Arrest Made in Galleria Parking Deck Homicide

Authorities in Hoover have made an arrest in connection to a murder that occurred on Wednesday in the North parking deck at the Riverchase Galleria. According to a police report, 20-year-old Michael Jabari Akumune was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Zachariah Taylor Music. On Wednesday, round 1:29 p.m. Hoover Police and Fire responded to the fifth…