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Apparent Drowning Under Investigation

Montgomery police are investigating an apparent drowning. Captain Regina Duckett says an adult male was found dead in the 100 block of Oldfield Road. The circumstances are under investigation. Check back with Alabama News Network for the very latest on this story. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: dead, drowning, oldfield road

Missing Mother of JSU Football Head Coach Found Dead in Pond

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The body of the missing mother of Jacksonville State University head football coach John Grass has been found in pond near her home. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says Virginia Duggar Grass, 78, was found dead in a pond about three-quarters of a mile from her home. She went missing sometime between Sunday night and early…

Longtime NBA Reporter Craig Sager Dead at 65

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT for nearly a quarter-century. Sager first announced in April 2014…

MPD Make Arrest in Highland Ave. Fatal Stabbing

The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in Tuesday, August 2, stabbing death of 75-year-old Thomas Shaw Jr. of Wetumpka. MPD detectives charged, Corwin Walker, 21, of Montgomery with one count of capital murder. Walker was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under no bond. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2500 block of Highland…

Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach in D1 History, Dead at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women’s game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions…

Prisoner at North Alabama Prison Found Hanging in Cell

On Friday, prison officials at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville reported the death of an inmate in a suspected suicide. At approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday during a routine security check, correctional officers found inmate Brian Tyrell Smith, 39, hanging from a bedsheet and unresponsive in a one- person segregation cell. Onsite medical staff responded and after attempting to revive Smith, a physician…

Bill Banning Abortion in Alabama, “Essentially Dead”

An Alabama personhood bill, which would have effectively banned abortion in the state, has failed to make it to a vote in the legislature. Republican Ed Henry, the bill’s sponsor, says the bill is “essentially dead.” After House Democrats mounted a filibuster on Thursday, the House adjourned before getting to the bill. Henry’s bill was a proposed constitutional amendment to…

Unrestrained Child Dies in Crash

Authorities are investigating a highway crash that claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in Chilton County, about 9 miles south of Clanton. The Alabama Highway Patrol said the boy died after the car in which he was riding left the road and overturned. Authorities said the boy was sitting…

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman Dies at 85-Years Old

Photographer Bob Adelman, who documented the civil rights movement across the Deep South, has died at age 85. Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says Adelman was pronounced dead at his home Saturday afternoon. An autopsy is pending and Rodriguez says Adelman’s death remains under investigation. Adelman volunteered his services as a photographer to the Congress of Racial Equality, the…