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Medical Breakthroughs: Dementia meds + COVID loss of smell + Early signs of menopause

Nearly three quarters of older adults with dementia take medications that are not designed for their condition. A study in JAMA finds doctors prescribing everything from opioids to antidepressants to epilepsy drugs for patients with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. The drugs are associated with risks including falls or addiction. Researchers say there is slim evidence that they help with dementia….

MPD Charges Suspect in January Murder

The Montgomery Police Department has charged 19-year-old Bakari Taylor of Montgomery with the murder of Roosevelt Rankins, 34, of Montgomery. Rankins was shot to death on January 23, 2020. On that day at about 3 PM,  MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2300 block of Stella Street in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, they found a…

The Town of Mosses Celebrating New Park’s Grand Opening

Some exciting news for the Town of Mosses this weekend. Residents are celebrating the grand opening of the town’s park. The park got new playground equipment thanks to state and federal grants. The town provided additional finances as well. The property was completely renovated, and a new basketball court, swings, slides and a fence were all added. Mayor Hill said…

Three Injured in Shooting on Alabama State University Campus

MONTGOMERY, Al. (ALABAMA NEWS NETWORK) — The Alabama State University Department of Public Safety said three people were injured in a shooting on campus. We’re told the shooting happened Saturday night around 11:40 pm in the Acadome parking lot. One victim was an ASU student. The other two victims are not affiliated with university. All three victims were taken to…

Three Injured in Montgomery Shooting Saturday

MONTGOMERY, Al.– Montgomery Police Department told Alabama News Network that three adults were shot Saturday evening. At around 5:20 P.M., MPD and Montgomery Fire and Rescue responded to the 1000 block of Forest Avenue in reference to a subject shot. There, officials found two adult male victims and one adult female victim. The three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries and…

Early Morning Shooting in Troy Leaves Two Dead, Three Others Injured

The Troy Police Department continues is investigating an early morning shooting where five people were shot. At 1:59 Saturday morning, officers were dispatched to assist with dispersing a large crowd at the Pike County Cattleman’s Complex in the 12000 block of U.S. 231 South. When en route, multiple shots were fired in the parking lot of the complex. We’re told…

Store Clerk Shot in the Head During Armed Robbery in Selma

    Selma Police have arrested three suspects who robbed one man and shot another in the head. Dallas County authorities told us 18-year-old Jerry Blocton and 19-year-old Curtis Burns are both charged with Attempted Murder and First Degree Robbery. The third victim is a juvenile. Chief Kenta Fulford said it happened around eleven Thursday night at the Citgo gas…

Faulkner Class of 2020 Gets Their Time to Shine

Another graduation in the books in the River Region: Faulkner University held its graduation Saturday, and several graduates finally got their time to shine. The original graduation date was set for May, but due to the pandemic, it was pushed back until Saturday, August 8th. All guests wore masks and social distanced. We’re told Faulkner University graduated its first Speech…

Tools For Schools: Thank YOU for helping Alabama News Network and Eastdale Mall Give Hundreds of Kids Supplies

The first day of school, even if its virtual for many students, is right around the corner. You’ve been helping us collect school supplies, uniforms, and classroom items for kids in need across our area… Now it’s time to give it away. Alabama News Network partnered with Eastdale Mall to give away school supplies to about 500 kids Saturday afternoon….

Women in Training Hosts Back-to-School Giveaway

Saturday, August 8 was a day to give back for the nonprofit organization Women in Training or WIT. WIT distributed Wikits containing menstrual, hygiene, and dental products to under-served girls and other youth. Along with the Witkits, school supplies were given away at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church back to school backpack pickup. “The stress of the pandemic,…