Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Man Drowns at Lake Martin

The ALEA Marine Patrol has confirmed to Alabama News Network that a man has drowned at Lake Martin. Lt. Mark Fuller says a 24-year-old man went under and never resurfaced around 7 o’clock last night. His body was later recovered. Lt. Fuller says this happened in the Eclectic area of Lake Martin just off Kowaliga Bay. Stay with Alabama News…

Driver License Division Locations Plan to Return to Normal Operations

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is planning to resume normal operations at its Driver License Division locations across the state. This comes as a response to Governor Ivey amending the Safer-at-Home order ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Public safety is a top priority for ALEA. In March, when Governor Ivey declared this state of emergency in response to the…

Goodwater Woman Killed Instantly in a Single-Car Accident

A Goodwater woman was pronounced dead on the scene of a single-car accident at 5:24 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Sharonda E. Ingram, 53, was killed when the 1998 Jeep Wrangler she was driving left the roadway, struck an embankment then overturned. Ingram, who was not using a seat belt was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred on Valley Grove…

ALEA Is Working to Dispel COVID-19 Rumors

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it’s getting a lot of questions from drivers, particularly since Gov. Kay Ivey announced the stay-at-home order that runs until April 30. Questions include whether law enforcement will set up checkpoints at Alabama state lines and whether they may ban drivers from entering the state. “These are rumors,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. “ALEA…

WARNING: Alabama Lake/River Activity Increasing; ALEA Patrolling

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health: “Due to schools, businesses and churches closing indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus, more people are spending free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water typically increases during spring break season, but ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Troopers have seen numbers spike during the past few…

Woman’s Body Found; Death Investigation Underway in Highland Home

Source: Alabama News NetworkAuthorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found Wednesday evening in Highland Home. The unidentified body was discovered in the parking lot of the Dollar General on Highway 331. The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are handling the investigation. Alabama News Network will update this story as soon as more details are…

Search For Missing Boater on Smith Lake Suspended Indefinitely after 2 Weeks

Authorities have suspended the search for a woman who was thrown from a boat on July 4. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Friday that the search for 26-year-old Kelsey Nicole Starling on Smith Lake has been indefinitely suspended. The agency said there will be periodic searches in the future, but the daily search activities are being stopped. Marine Patrol…

Operation Southern Shield Is Underway to Crack Down on Speeders

Alabama is joining four other states for Operation Southern Shield. It’s an effort to crack down on speeders on interstates and major highways. State troopers and local law enforcement agencies say they’ll be working extra hard from now through Sunday. Troopers are joining forces with other law enforcement officers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. “Speed kills,” Alabama’s…

State Drivers License Division To Offer Saturday Hours

Alabama’s Drivers License Division will begin offering services on Saturdays at three of its locations. Saturday services will be available for first driver license issuances, out-of-state transfers, and knowledge and road skills tests. The agency says reinstatement services will not be offered during Saturday hours. Customers can handle those services by phone during regular hours Monday through Friday. The number…

Alabama Legislative Budget Hearings

Agencies ask for funding increases.

The yearly process of Alabama Agency heads going before the joint House/Senate legislative budget committees is underway in Montgomery.   The biggest public safety agencies went before the joint committee today, both asking for increases. Corrections Commission Jeff Dunn pointed to a court ordered personnel assessment that called for an increase of between 1,800 and 2,000 new prison guards…but he…