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Update: Car Crash Leaves Section off Highway 231 Closed in Elmore County

A major crash in Elmore County has a section of 231 closed Monday Morning. State troopers are responding to a two-vehicle crash involving injury. The wreck happened around 6:15 a.m. at U.S. 231 and Grass Farm Road. Alabama News Network is working to get more information and will update the story once the road is back open. —————————————————————-Update: Highway 231…

Foundation Pays off Mortgage for Fallen Montgomery Paramedic’s Family

David Mimm served as a paramedic in Montgomery for thirty years. He lost his life earlier this year while answering a call. Mimm leaves behind a wife and three children who now have a big burden lifted off of them: a mortgage free home. “It’s not even enough words to thank them for what they’re doing for us,” Elizabeth Mimm,…

First Responders: Hugh Ratsch with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Named ‘First Responder of the Year’

We’re showing appreciation today for those who usually don’t get noticed for their work. Deputy Hugh Ratsch with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is this year’s ‘First Responder Hero of the Year.” Ratsch, a fairly new deputy, has gone above and beyond to help the people of Montgomery County several times in the past year. He’s a servant who said…

State Health Officer Talks Surging COVID Cases and Upcoming Vaccines

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Alabama. The last three days have all seen record high case numbers and hospitalizations. Senator Doug Jones and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris addressed the situation today. Dr. Harris and Senator Jones talked for more than an hour Friday morning about everything from those record high numbers to vaccine developments. Dr. Harris said…

Montgomery DA’s Office Introducing Initiative to Lower Homicides & Counsel Youth

Several Montgomery agencies are coming together to lower the homicide rate in Montgomery and help at-risk youth. So far, Montgomery has recorded 59 homicides this year, a number much higher than past years. The Helping Montgomery Families Initiative, or H.M.F.I, was established in 2008, working to help students get back on track who continuously are suspended from school. Now that…

Warming Shelters Open in Montgomery

As temperatures are expected to fall below freezing, the City of Montgomery and EMA are opening a warming shelter for those who need a place to stay safe. Therapeutic Recreation Center located off of Augusta Avenue in Montgomery opened its doors at 3 Monday for anyone needing a place to sleep and stay warm as temperatures continue to drop. Masks,…

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Lunch Still Underway

A Thanksgiving tradition of giving back is still happening Thursday in Montgomery despite the pandemic. The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving lunch will look a little different this year, though. Montgomery’s Salvation Army is still serving roughly 350 meals, but they have changed the way they’re doing to make sure people stay safe. Lt. Bryan Farrington said community members can pick…

Remembering State Rep. Alvin Holmes

Alvin Holmes, 81 years old when he died Saturday, leaves a legacy to remember — from marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to advocating for more jobs for Black Alabamians. Secretary of State John Merrill served with Holmes in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2014, saying his dedication and spirit is one Alabama will miss. “No…