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FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. That concern is prompting the FBI to vet all 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the…

FBI: Armed Protests Possible in All State Capital Cities Leading Up to Biden Inauguration

Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capital cities and in Washington leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The warning comes just days after the bloodshed during last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. MORE COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS An internal FBI bulletin warned that, as of…

What the Tech? FBI Warns of Fake Banking Apps

During the pandemic millions of people who have primarily have stayed at home in isolation have been doing their banking using a mobile app for the first time. CNBC reported earlier this year that banks saw a 200% increase in new mobile banking registrations. In 2019 the FBI reports 75% of Americans had done some form of mobile banking. That…

Missing Person Search Underway in Demopolis

The Demopolis Police Department is currently assisting the FBI and out of state agencies in the search of a missing person around the Demopolis area. The DPD posted to Facebook asking citizens to try and avoid the areas with a high police presence as much as possible. Demopolis Police Chief has confirmed to Alabama News Network that this is not…

Montgomery Man Charged with Greenville Bank Robbery

Gillispie Fannin (Source: Greenville Police Department) A Montgomery man was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at the Community Neighborhood Bank in Greenville. According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn,  Gillispie Fannin, 29, from Montgomery, was charged with 2nd-degree Robbery and placed in the Butler County Jail.  Fannin was already on federal probation for another Robbery charge. Lovvorn says…

Alabama Man Arrested in Terrorism Probe

ATLANTA (AP) – An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He’s charged with lying to the FBI and destroying records. In a…

Crenshaw Co. Schools Cancels Classes a Second Day Following Veiled Threat

Crenshaw County Schools announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that classes would be canceled a second day on Oct. 4 to give authorities more time to investigate an unspecified threat against the district. The FBI is heading up the investigation and so far, no arrests have been made. Crenshaw County School Superintendent, Dr. Boyd English says  “we were notified by…

Alabama Ranks High…in Murders

FBI says only D.C. & Puerto Rico have a higher per capita rate

There was a person murdered in Alabama almost every day during 2016. The numbers come from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and they show 332 murder victims statewide. 32 of those killings were in Montgomery. The 332 statewide figure ranks Alabama third per capita in murders last year. Only Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico had higher per capita rates. 2016…