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Alabama’s New Missing and Endangered Person Alert Effective Monday, June 1

Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law an expanded version of Alabama’s Missing Senior Alert. It will soon be referred to as the Missing and Endangered Person Alert. This will be in effect on June 1. As of now, the Missing Senior Alert is issued for missing citizens with  Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and at risk of bodily harm or…

Update: Two People Killed in Motorhome Crash South of Montgomery

Alabama State Troopers have now identified the two people killed in a motorhome crash south of Montgomery. State troopers say 63-year-old Leland Courson of Montgomery was killed when the motorhome left Interstate 65 and overturned. The wreck also killed 61-year-old Stephanie Courson. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about six miles south of Hope Hull…

ALEA Troopers Urge Motorists, Boaters to Make Memorial Day Weekend Safe

Summer’s unofficial kickoff is just days away, and ALEA Troopers urge motorists and boaters to make safety a top priority. ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for road trips to the beach, lake or other warm weather hot spots. With the public’s assistance on Alabama roadways and waterways, we all can have fun, as…

Missing Person’s Alert Issued for 16-Year-Old Female Last Seen in Montgomery

1/2Madyson Jones Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Madyson Jones Show Caption Hide Caption A missing person’s alert has been issued in the disappearance of 16-year-old Madyson Jones. The Montgomery Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the teen. Jones was last seen in Montgomery around 3:00pm on May 11. Authorities think she may be driving a black 2011 Chevrolet Equinox…

Woman Dead Following Single-Vehicle Crash on I-65

 A single-vehicle crash at 5:50 a.m. May 2, claimed the life of a Montgomery woman. Cavaughn Aiyanla Nixon, 20-years-old, was killed when the 2006 Hyundai Sonata she was driving went off the roadway and struck a tree. Nixon was not using a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 184…

ALEA Is Working to Dispel COVID-19 Rumors

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it’s getting a lot of questions from drivers, particularly since Gov. Kay Ivey announced the stay-at-home order that runs until April 30. Questions include whether law enforcement will set up checkpoints at Alabama state lines and whether they may ban drivers from entering the state. “These are rumors,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. “ALEA…

Activity on Water Increases, ALEA Marine Patrol Reminds of Social Distancing on Water

Brenda Gilbert has been coming to Lake Martin for thirty years. “I think it’s a great way to try to help get through these times, it’s good therapy,” Gilbert said. Gilbert is one of hundreds of boaters who have been on Alabama’s waterways in recent days. And with health order guidelines in effect, Gilbert says she’s doing her part to…

WARNING: Alabama Lake/River Activity Increasing; ALEA Patrolling

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health: “Due to schools, businesses and churches closing indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus, more people are spending free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water typically increases during spring break season, but ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Troopers have seen numbers spike during the past few…

Fatal Vision Program Teaches the Dangers of Drunk Driving

From the West Alabama Newsroom– High school students in Lowndes County got a lesson on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency conducted its Fatal Vision program at Central High School in Mosses — Friday. Students learned about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Students…