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Three Weekend Shootings in Montgomery Leave Four Injured

Montgomery Police are investigating three shootings that happened Saturday evening, leaving four people injured. Thirty-year-old Frederickus Sankey of Montgomery was arrested Sunday following a shooting Saturday night. MPD responded to the 500 block of Lawndale Lane after receiving a report of a person shot. When law enforcement arrived, an adult male was found with a serious gunshot wound. Sankey is…

Lee County Commissioner Dies from COVID-19

Lee County Commissioner Johnny Lawrence died Friday after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Montgomery County’s Facebook page says Mr. Lawrence ‘truly had a love for others. He spent much of his life serving, first as a Firefighter and then as County Commissioner.’ You’re asked to honor Lawrence by continuing to wear your mask, social distance and washing your hands. We…

Wetumpka Locals Back the Blue Saturday

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Alabama COVID-19 Testing Results Turnaround Now Averaging Seven Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Health officials in Alabama say a surge in Coronavirus cases has overwhelmed Alabama’s ability to provide test results within the expected 2- to 3-day turnaround. The Alabama Department of Public Health says the current turnaround time for most COVID-19 testing performed in Alabama by commercial laboratories and the state laboratory is now averaging about 7 days. The department…

Possible Shark Bite in Orange Beach Friday

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Alabama authorities say a 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark. Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Robert Howard say it happened about 1:20 p.m. Friday in waters near some condominiums at Orange Beach. Police say the teenager was near a sand bar when…

Medical Breakthroughs: Alcohol use + Depression commonalities + Benefits of laughing

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s according to new CDC research. The report shows more than half of deaths were due to drinking too much over time, from conditions like cancer, liver disease and heart disease. Depression may be far more common than previously believed. A study at Yale University…

Medical Breakthroughs: Blood clots & COVID + Detecting Alzheimer’s young + Dementia related to your gums

Women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy may have a higher risk of blood clots from Coronavirus, according to a new article in the journal ‘Endocrinology.’ COVID-19 can result in blood clots forming in healthy people…and estrogen can increase the risk of clots. Researchers say more study is needed. Alzheimer’s disease risk factors…

Medical Breakthroughs: Mental health amid COVID-19 + New detection for Alzheimer’s Disease

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on mental health. Researchers in Australia found higher psychological distress during the peak of that country’s outbreak – including acute depression, anxiety and stress. About half of the study’s participants reported moderate to extreme loneliness. A simple blood test may be capable of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear. Researchers…

Alabama News Network Adds New TV Channel

Alabama News Network is adding a new TV channel to its lineup. The channel is called “getTV.” You can see this channel over the air by using an antenna and tuning to 8.7. getTV features many classic TV shows such as “Good Times”, “All in the Family”, “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”   If you like watching MeTV…

Millbrook Teen Charged in July 11th Murder

MILLBROOK, Al. – On Saturday morning, July 25, 19 year-old Thomas Killingsworth of Millbrook was taken into custody in Montgomery by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. This was in regard to a felony warrant obtained by the Millbrook Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit with regard to the murder of Kendrick T. Williams, a 25 year-old Millbrook resident….