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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Some surgeries cancelled amid COVID-9 + Hepatitis-C infections + Depression & Pregnancy

New research estimates more than 28-million elective surgeries worldwide will be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The study in the British Journal of Surgery estimates more than 6-million orthopedic surgeries and more than 2-million cancer surgeries will be affected worldwide. New CDC research finds a high prevalence of Hepatitis-C infections among emergency room patients who don’t know they have…

Suspect Identified in Troy Stabbing Death

Jeremy Jarrod James At 10:35 am on May 13, the Troy Police Department responded to a welfare concern in the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue. When officers arrived, they entered the residence and found the resident deceased inside her home. The resident has been identified as 29-year-old Whitney Blair Sanders of Troy. Ms. Sanders’ body was taken to the Alabama…

Second Subject Arrested in the Troy Murder of Xezabeya Grandberry

Edward Paul Wallenmaier UPDATE: A second subject, Edward Paul Wallenmair, has been arrested  for the murder of Xezabeya Grandberry. The Troy Police Department is conducting a death investigation that happened in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South on May 1st. Officers responded to a report of a man down just after 7:00 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Grandberry’s…

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Makes Donation for COVID-19 Response

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has made a generous donation to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). ADPH says the donation is to enhance the department’s COVID-19 response capabilities. “Each county in the state will benefit from the donation,” State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said. “Much-needed testing equipment and supplies will be purchased for county health departments….

Auburn Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison After Federal Gun Conviction

Arrested man in handcuffs with handcuffed hands behind back Montgomery, Alabama – Derek Antoine Hamel, 28 of Auburn, Alabama, was sentenced to 27 months in prison today on Wednesday, May 13. United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. announced that after Franklin’s sentence he will be on supervised release for three years without parole. Court records say that on September 11, of…

Missing Person Alert For Montgomery Teen Has Been Canceled

Missing person alert for 16-year-old Madyson Jones has been canceled. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has announced today that Jones has been found. The missing person alert was issued Tuesday, May 12 after Madyson had not been heard from since 3 p.m. the previous day. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: Alabama News Network, Missing Teen Found, montgomery

CBP Announces Montgomery Contract Award for New Border Wall in Texas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract to construct approximately 14 miles of contiguous new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector located in Webb County, Texas. Construction will occur where no barriers previously existed. This project will include a 30-foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras and other related…

Jay-Z’s Team Roc Calls for Fast Action in Ahmaud Arbery Case

ATLANTA (AP) – The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is calling on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities said was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood. Musicians Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Alicia Keys, Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, and others signed…

Governor Ivey Salutes Healthcare Heroes During ‘Hospital Week’

Gov. Kay Ivey is kicking off National Hospital Week Sunday by sending a special message to the healthcare heroes working in Alabama’s hospitals. Governor Ivey said ‘Hospital Week’ is a time to say thank you to those brave men and women who are there for us when we need them the most. During these unprecedented times, she said she is…

Tuskegee Church Ensuring the Community Doesn’t Go Hungry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Macon County church is helping out its community– making sure families don’t go hungry during these hard times. Members of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee held a food drive in the town square early Saturday morning. Members passed out sacks filled with sandwiches, chips, fruits, and drinks. Church leaders said they…