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Former ALEA Secretary Adds Defendants to Termination Lawsuit

Alabama’s former law enforcement secretary is adding defendants to his wrongful termination lawsuit against Gov. Robert Bentley. Attorneys for Spencer Collier added Alabama Law Enforcement Agency attorney Michael Robinson and special agent April Bickhaus to the lawsuit in a document filed Wednesday. The amended lawsuit claims Robinson and Bickhaus were part of an effort to smear Collier. Neither filed immediate…

Couple Found Dead, Authorities Say Result of Murder-Suicide

An estranged couple has been found dead in what authorities describe as a murder-suicide in Flomaton. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 43-year-old Cory Blackmon Cole was found dead in her home Tuesday after Flomaton Police received a report of a domestic altercation at the residence. Her cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. Authorities then…

ALEA Make Arrest in Prison Contraband Smuggling Attempt, One Suspect Dead

Clint Travis Hunley At 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, correctional officials at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore reported a suspicious vehicle just south of the facility’s barrier fence with two unknown occupants inside. Officials said the vehicle fled the facility property after a male suspect tossed a package over the fence. Investigators from the Department of Corrections pursued the…

Governor Bentley Awards $3.7 Million to Improve Highway Safety

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday awarded nearly $3.7 million to help keep Alabama roads safe during the upcoming Labor Day weekend and other major traveling holidays during the next year. Funds will be used by law enforcement agencies throughout the state to maintain a presence on highways including setting up checkpoints, increasing patrols on heavily traveled roads and providing traffic…

AL Troopers Arrest Suspected Interstate Shooter

On Sunday, August 21, at approximately 3:43 p.m., ALEA Communications received a call from a motorist who reported that a subject in a white Chevrolet Suburban, armed with a hand gun, fired shots at him on Interstate 85 in Macon County. The victim/caller followed the subject until a Trooper made contact with the subject off Interstate 85 in Montgomery County….

ALEA Participates in Best Looking Cruiser Contest

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) once again is participating in the American Association of State Troopers’ Best Looking Cruiser Contest.   Everyone is encouraged to “like” the photo of ALEA’s 2014 Ford Explorer using the link on ALEA’s Facebook page. The photo that receives the most “likes” will be featured on the cover of the AAST’s next calendar and…

State to Pay Up to $200,000 in Collier Lawsuit

The state will pay outside legal counsel up to $200,000 to represent Gov. Robert Bentley and his law enforcement chief in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the governor’s fired secretary of law enforcement. The legislative Contract Review Committee will review the contracts Thursday. The governor’s office has proposed to pay a private law firm up to $100,000 to represent…

AL State Troopers Investigate 8 Traffic Deaths During 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Alabama State Troopers investigated eight traffic deaths during the extended Fourth of July weekend, which was from Friday, July 1, to midnight Monday, July 4. Troopers assigned to Marine Patrol, however, reported no boating fatalities. During the 96-hour holiday traveling period, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) partnered with local law enforcement agencies to bolster traffic enforcement in an effort…

ALEA Urges Safety for Fourth of July Weekend

Across Alabama, families and friends will gather to celebrate Independence Day with parades, parties and fireworks. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reminds Alabamians safety is important when traveling Alabama roadways or waterways, and when celebrations involve fireworks. “Safety is always a priority, particularly as Independence Day weekend festivities may involve alcohol and may result in traffic or boating crashes,…

MPD Investigates Deadly Holiday Weekend Crashes; 11 Total Statewide

joel slaton Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Sunday traffic crash that resulted in the death of 57-year-old David Fail of Deatsville. MPD accident investigators charged Joel Slaton, 47, of Montgomery, with felony leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the crash. He was taken into custody in the 900 block of Green Forest Court and transported to…