ALEA

Thanksgiving Week Brings Increasing Holiday Traffic, Decreasing Gas Prices

With increasing holiday traffic and decreasing gas prices, police are urging drivers to be cautious while traveling the roads. Gas prices across Alabama are averaging $2.35 per gallon. With families going to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, police departments have a busy week ahead. “Well, we will have additional units out patrolling 231 and patrolling the city of Troy,” Captain…

Work Force Professionals Receive Active Shooter Situation Training

What to do if an active shooter comes into your work place. That’s what the Georgiana Police Department wanted to teach work force professionals through an active shooter training course Wednesday. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency sent a state-certified administrator to talk to those professionals about what they can do to protect themselves and others from a gunman. “We opened…

Four-Car Crash in Macon County Claims Two Lives

Alabama State Troopers are investigating what caused a deadly four-car crash in Macon County Wednesday morning. Troopers say 71-year-old James McCorvey of Columbus, Georgia and 39-year-old Derrick Shelton of Prattville died in that crash Highway 80, east of Tuskegee. Authorities say McCorvey sideswiped an SUV before hitting Shelton’s car. McCorvery was not wearing a seatbelt and both men died at…

Possible Evidence Found in 1988 Alabama Disappearance

Authorities say a new search has turned up potential evidence in the case of an Alabama woman who disappeared three decades ago. News outlets reported Thursday that Elmore County District Attorney Randall Houston says searchers found the potential evidence connected to the disappearance of Traci Pittman Kegley in a pond within a 300-acre (121-hectare) search area. The material will be…

Alabama State Troopers Calling on Legislature to Ease Trooper Shortage

Alabama State Troopers are saying accidents, fatalities, and injuries on the road are up and they believe it’s because of a shortage of troopers. “There’s not an area I don’t think in the state that have the manpower that they need to sustain their patrol coverage,” says Lt. David Steward, President of the Alabama State Trooper Association. Right now, there…

i-TEAM: Trooper Shortage

If you drive Alabama’s roads, it’s hard not to notice who you don’t see much of: Alabama state troopers. You can drive for at least an hour in any direction without ever seeing one. It could be because they’re hiding, but most likely, it’s because there aren’t enough of them. Alabama only has 243 troopers on the job. That’s among…

Bill to Abolish ALEA Passes House Committee

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was formed in 2015. It brought twelve state agencies together under one umbrella.  It was a way for the state to save millions of dollars, but somewhere along the lines, lawmakers say that just didn’t happen. “I can fully say that it has not performed the way that we thought it would,” explained Rep. Ed…

Amber Alert Issued for Missing TN Teen Believed to be in Danger

Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas  50-year-old Tad Cummins suspected of abducting 15-year old girl The State of Alabama has issued a Child Abduction Emergency, Amber Alert on behalf of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The TBI and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency need help locating Mary Catherine “Elizabeth” Thomas. She is a white female, 15-years of age, 5′…

Troopers: Deadly Crash on I-85 NB; At Least Two Fatalities

A deadly crash is affecting traffic on I-85. State Troopers say multiple vehicles are involved and there are at least two fatalities. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the highway between mile markers 24 and 25 near shorter. Authorities have not said when they expect to have the scene cleared. Keep checking  www.alabamanews.net for the latest updates on…

Gov. Bentley Seeks Dismissal of Collier Lawsuit

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his former law enforcement secretary who publicly accused Bentley of having an affair with a staffer. Bentley and current Law Enforcement Secretary Stan Stabler, in a joint filing last week, asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Spencer Collier.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Collier sued…