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Civil Rights Icon, Robert Graetz Celebrated With a Parade in Honor of His 92 Birthday

Montgomery, Al (ANN)- Today was a special day for civil rights icon and retired Lutheran pastor Robert Graetz who turned 92- years old today. To help celebrate, members of the Messiah Lutheran Church came together and prepared a drive-by parade in Graetz’s honor.  He was also presented with flowers and balloons all in a way to say “happy birthday.” Steven…

Update on the Primary Elections that are Set to Take Place July 14

Montgomery Al, (ANN)- With Alabama’s Primary Elections being less than two months away, Alabama News Network has been keeping a watchful eye on the 2nd congressional district seat and the Alabama GOP Senate runoff. Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tubberville and former attorney general Jeff Sessions are vying for the GOP Senate seat. The winner will face U.S. Senator…

Alabama Coronavirus Cases Rise by Nearly 300

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)- Alabama’s Coronavirus death toll neared 500 on Saturday.  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports that there have been more than 11,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and at least 485 deaths which is 12 more than reported Friday. Mobile, Jefferson, and Montgomery counties all accounted for 41% of all case growth in the…

Sessions Defends Recusal in Letter to Alabama Voters

  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is seeking to reclaim his seat after serving as President Donald Trump’s attorney general. In an open letter to Alabama voters, Sessions explains his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He has gone on the offensive about the recusal, which drew Trump’s ire and has…

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, News Tags: Alabama News Network, Missing Teen Found, montgomery