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Sheriff: Home Invasion Suspects Dies After Being Shot by Elmore County Homeowner

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin confirmed 39-year-old Charles Bowne, the suspect involved in a Monday morning home invasion, has died from his injuries. Sheriff Franklin said he died in a hospital shortly before noon Wednesday. After hearing a loud sound around 4:55 Monday morning, a homeowner on Clemons Road in the Flatwood community woke up to find an intruder. Sheriff…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Kids and pediatricians + Teens binge drinking

There’s a new push for pediatricians to prescribe physical activity to children. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests only a fourth of children are exercising as much as recommended. Research shows an active lifestyle helps both physical and behavioral development. Doctors recommend an hour daily for most children. Plus, Alcohol ads could prompt teens to start…

UPDATE: DA Bailey wants Bond Raised and Restraints Against MPS Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse Against 12-Year-Old Student

Courtesy: Floyd Middle School website Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey requested that Michael Bradley’s bond be changed from $8,000 to $250,000. Bradley, a teacher at Floyd Middle Magnet, is charged with two counts: One for Sexual Abuse and the other for a School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student. Both are Class C felonies with a recommended bail…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: New e-cig ban + Differing resting heart rates + CDC sends out Coronavirus tests

A partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. It outlaws the sale of fruit, dessert and mint-flavored pods popular with teenagers. It’s part of the Trump Administration’s effort to reduce youth vaping….which health officials say has reached epidemic levels. Plus, a new study in the journal “Plahs One” found that normal resting heart rates vary widely from person to…

Local School Closings & Delays

The threat for severe weather on Thursday has prompted some local school systems to delay the start of classes or to close. Here is the latest list: Bullock County Schools – closed Coosa County Schools – two-hour delay Crenshaw County Public Schools – closed Crenshaw Christian Academy – closed Chilton County Schools – two-hour delay East Memorial Christian Academy –…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: FDA investigating talc powder + Lung cancer rising in women + Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

For the first time in 50 years, the food and drug administration has started investigating talc powders. This comes after regulators found asbestos in several talc products, including Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder. The FDA held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed testing standards and to hear from consumer advocates and industry representatives. Plus, the number of young women…

UPDATE: Missing 13-Year-Old Amberly Flores of Pelham Willingly Got Into A Black SUV

The Pelham Police Department needs your help locating Amberly Nicole Flores. Amberly is a 13-year-old Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. ALEA reported she is 5’1” and weighs 115 pounds. Amberly was last seen wearing a white jacket, blue jeans and carrying a pink backpack in the area of Green Park South Mobile Homes at 7:00 in the…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Sleeping issues worsen + Pregnancy PTSD + Probiotics misinformation

Nearly a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and researchers say the problem is getting worse each year. A new study from Ball State University finds the professions that have the highest levels of sleep-deprivation are police officers and those in the military. Adequate sleep is defined as seven hours or more. Plus, a new study shows one in…

HELPFUL NEWS: Senator Doug Jones and Team Hosting FAFSA Workshops Across Alabama

U.S. Senator Doug Jones announced his local staff members will host a series of workshops across Alabama to assist students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We’re told these events are free and open to the public. In 2018, Alabama high school graduates missed out on an estimated $57.5 million in federal grants…

Do you know this woman? 40-year-old Cold Case is Reopened with Ties to Selma

Authorities in Grundy County, Illinois are trying to identify a woman. Her remains were found in 1976, and officials believe the victim may have ties to Selma and the West Alabama area. Authorities in Seneca, Illinois say the woman was found shot and killed in October of 1976… They were never able to identify her. After exhuming her body in…