Alabama News Network

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…

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…

Montgomery County Tax Referendum Passes in Legislature

In a rare Saturday session, the Alabama Legislature passed budgets and the Montgomery tax referendum. The property tax referendum passed the Senate floor with an amendment, and was concurred by the House of Representatives. The ad valorem tax proposal would add 12 mills to the current 10 mill property tax rate in Montgomery County. All of the money would go…

Eastchase Farmer’s Market Opens with Social Distancing Restrictions

The Shoppes at Eastchase’s 16th annual Farmer’s Market kicked off Saturday. Hundreds of people stopped by for the opening weekend. “It’s one of the first days. The sun is shining brightly. People are able to get out in the open air,” Marketing Director Suzanna Wasserman said. Organizers explained extra guidelines are in place for the safety of shoppers and vendors…

Jemison Man Dies Saturday Morning in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

One Jemison man was killed on May 9 in a single-vehicle accident.  Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s, Micheal Carswell says 66-year-old Alan Jiles was killed when the 1991 Jeep Wrangler he was driving went off the roadway and struck a ditch. The crash occurred on Alabama 145 near the 7-mile marker, approximately three miles south of Jemison. Jiles was not using…

Two Men Arrested in Death of Ahmaud Arbery; A Case That’s Gained National Attention

BRUNSWICK, GA: On May 7th, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood…

Wetumpka Police Searching for Theft Suspect

1/2t Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2tt Show Caption Hide Caption The Wetumpka Police Department is currently searching for the identity and location of a suspect wanted for theft of property. The Wetumpka Police Department says that on March 1, of this year, the suspect pictured above entered the Wetumpka Walmart and stole $4,173.16 worth of merchandise. The items were concealed…

Suspect in Custody for Troy Murder

TROY, AL, ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK: Leon Jarmarcus Wilmore, 27, of Troy has been arrested by the Troy Police Department. Wilmore is charged with murder in connection to the death of Xezabeya Quintez Demond Grandberry. Troy Police responded to a report of a man down in the 3700 block of U.S. 29 South just after 7:00 Friday morning May 1, 2020….