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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority holds Human Trafficking Forum

Saturday  morning in Downtown Montgomery, Delta Sigma Theta hosted a human trafficking forum. The forum was held to raise awareness about the different types of  human trafficking that are happening across the nation, and in Montgomery. Dozens came out to…

Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force Training

Friday morning attorneys from the middle and southern districts of Alabama, along with multiple officers from various law enforcement agencies learned more about the signs of human trafficking. The training happened any AUM.…

Exclusive: Eastdale Mall in Montgomery Sold

  As Alabama News Network broke Exclusively earlier today, Eastdale Mall in Montgomery has been sold. The sale has been confirmed by Richard Holman, the mall's general manager. Namdar Realty Group is…

Victim Identified in Stella Street Fatal Shooting

Montgomery Police has identified the victim in the city's latest homicide. Officials say 34-year-old Roosevelt Rankins of Montgomery was shot and killed in the 2300 block of Stella Street Thursday afternoon. First responders…

State prison system seeks money to hire more officers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's prison system on Thursday asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase as the state tries to comply with a federal court order to add 2,200 officers by 2022. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn told lawmakers…

Two Montgomery Nightclubs Forced to Shut Down

The Sky Bar and After 5 Lounge, both located on Debby Drive in Montgomery have been forced to shut down. At Tuesdays Montgomery City Council meeting, the council decided to revoke the…

Montgomery Police Conducting Three Homicide Investigations

The Montgomery Police Department says it's conducting three homicide investigations following the weekend shooting deaths of 25-year-old Tametrius Richards, 30-year-old Brandon Zeigler and 52-year-old Lamar Bailey. All three victims were from Montgomery. Police say on Friday at about 9:15 p.m.,…

City of Montgomery Offering Shelter from the Cold Weather

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed wants to remind the public that parks and recreation community centers, city fire stations and public libraries are open for residents in need of protection from the cold weather. "EMA Director Christy Thornton and her team…

Second Grade Students Honor Citizen Heroes

Second grade students from Montgomery Public Schools took time this morning to honor their citizen heroes at a special program at the Davis Theatre downtown. Students from Brewbaker Primary, Dannelly, Davis, Highland Gardens, Carver, Morningview, Wilson and Dozier elementary schools…

Large Donation of Coats Will Benefit Area Homeless

A local church is getting ready for an event this weekend that will benefit the homeless. River City United Methodist Church will host its Fourth Saturday Community-Wide Outreach Sunday morning. The event…

Wetumpka Residents Reflect on Tornado Anniversary

Sunday officially marked the one year anniversary since an EF-2 tornado damaged homes, businesses, and churches in Wetumpka. On Sunday, the community held a praise service to remember that day, and to reflect on the progress made in the rebuilding…

EJI Legacy Pavilion Opens in Montgomery

The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is expanding in Montgomery. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching…

1 Dead After Fatal Crash in Lee County

 A two-vehicle has claimed the life of a Salem woman. Brenda Robinson Barfield, 68, was killed when the 2001 Toyota Camry she was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer then left the roadway. The crash occurred at 4:10 p.m. on…

MPD Officer Charged with Domestic Violence and Unlawful Imprisonment

A Montgomery police officer has found himself on the other side of the bars after being charged with  third-degree domestic violence (menacing) and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. According to Montgomery Police Department Capt. Regina Duckett, Neal Flournoy, 31, was into custody…

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