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Off-Duty Police Officer Among Five Injured, One Dead in Shooting at Ensley Motorcycle Club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police say a shooting at an Alabama motorcycle club left one person dead and injured five others, including an off-duty Birmingham police officer. News outlets report the shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin says one gunshot victim died at the hospital. The others, including the off-duty officer, had injuries that were not…

Adult Male Shot to Death in Montgomery Thursday Evening

According to the Montgomery Police Department, at about 6:09 pm, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 4300 block of Woodley Square in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, an adult male victim was found dead due to a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene. This investigation is ongoing. Stay with Alabama News Network for the…

Tallassee School System Pushes Back Start Date

According to Acting Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin, Tallassee City Schools officials have decided that it would be in the best interest of students and staff to push back the start date of the 2020-2021 school year to September 8th. Originally, school was set to start August 19th.  We’re told State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey approved this calendar request….

Medical Breakthroughs: IVF treatment + Benefits of Vitamin D + Being one with nature

For women undergoing IVF treatments, transferring a fresh embryo is just as successful as using a frozen one. That’s according to researchers in Europe who say fresh embryo transfer should be the gold standard for fertility patients…without underlying health issues. A new study in the journal ‘Neurology’ suggests taking Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away. Researchers in…

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

Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook Courtesy: Alabama Backs the Blue Facebook On Saturday, about 100 people gathered at the Wetumpka Police Department to pray for law enforcement officers and first responders. “If all you see…

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…