Author: Mandy McQueen

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in South Montgomery County Crash

One person is dead and another has sustained life threatening injuries from a traffic accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle. According to Col. Jon Briggs, the accident occurred around 6:50 p.m. on Sunday on Gardner Road off of Highway 94 in Montgomery County. The injured motorist was life-flighted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Gardner Road is closed until…

The Youngest Freedom Rider Visits Montgomery

Hezekiah Watkins was on summer break between 8th and 9th grade when he was pushed into history, becoming the youngest person arrested during the 1961 Freedom Rides. Five days inside a Mississippi death row cell transformed him from young man into a lifelong activist. On Friday, Hezekiah Watkins made his first trip to the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery to share his story with local students while inspiring…

4 House Trailers Catch Fire at Willow Bend Trailer Park

Photo: Alabama News NetworkThe Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says four house trailers caught fire at the Willow Bend trailer park on Saturday. According to Col. John Briggs, four unoccupied house trailers caught fire on the 9500 Block of Highway 31.  The fire is believed to be caused by sparks from an electrical transformer. Briggs said the trailers were completely destroyed…

South Alabama School Broken Into Friday Night

According to the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, Straughn School was broken into Friday night during an out of town football game. The break-in happened between 8 and 9 p.m. Sheriff Blake Turman said many items were stolen, including cash. If you have any information about this crime, please call the Covington County Sheriff’s Office at 334-428-2641.   Categories: News, South…

UPDATE: SBI Identifies Victim in Highland Home Death Investigation

Source: Alabama News Network Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found Wednesday evening in Highland Home. SBI Agents identified Julie A.Taylor, 48, of Highland Home, Alabama, deceased from unknown circumstances. The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for a cause of death to be determined by a medical examiner. According to the Crenshaw County…

2 Arrested After Large Drug Bust in Barbour County

(Source: Eufaula Police Department) Two Barbour County suspects were arrested Thursday after getting caught with a large number of drugs. Agents with the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force found 1,402 grams of marijuana, 70 grams of MDMA, 605 grams of methamphetamine (ICE), 86 grams of cocaine, 36 vials of THC, and six firearms during their investigation. Marcus Grubbs, 35, and…

Woman Dies After High Speed Chase in Covington County

A Pensacola, Fla. woman is dead after a high speed chase ended in Covington County on Friday night just before 10 p.m. According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, 39-year old Tammy Katrina White lost control of the vehicle she was driving and barrel rolled in a drainage ditch with a steep embankment while fleeing from police. The chase ended…

Crenshaw County Man Killed in ATV Crash

A single-vehicle crash on Thursday has claimed the life of a Crenshaw County man. According to ALEA Sgt. Michael Simmons,  20-year-old Jacob Henry Money of Luverne was killed when the 4-wheeler he was driving left the roadway and overturned.  Money was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred on Williams road, approximately three…

Man Charged with Killing Infant Son Found Dead in Cell

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a “death in custody” after an inmate was found dead in his cell in south Alabama. According to SBI Lieutenant Heath Carpenter, a Houston County Corrections Officer requested emergency medical assistance at approximately 9:50 pm Friday after observing an unresponsive inmate.  Corrections staff, Sheriff’s Deputies, and Paramedics from the Dothan Fire Department performed…

Teen at Horseshoe Bend School Arrested for Making Terrorist Threat

A high school student at Horseshoe Bend School in Tallapoosa County has been arrested for making terroristic threats after several classmates reported him to the School Resource Officer. According to the sheriff’s office, the Tallapoosa County SRO was notified Tuesday morning by several students of a possible threat. After further investigation, it was discovered that a 17-year-old at Horseshoe Bend…