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Former Officer Arrested on Prison Contraband Charge

An Alabama corrections officer has been arrested on charges of accepting money to help smuggle forbidden items into a state prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Willie Gene McLemore, Jr. was arrested last month on charges of using his official position for financial gain. The prison system said investigators discovered evidence that McLemore had received electronic transfers…

Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day Through Service, Sacrifice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr lived his life serving others. Following his example, local residents volunteered at non-profits and served on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service. Monday’s cold weather didn’t stop over 200 volunteers from serving on a day remembering an icon- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Well my personal hero is Dr. Martin Luther King,”…

Tuskegee Police Announce Arrests in June Homicide

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Quadarius Lamar Long in Tuskegee. Long was fatally shot on June 26 in 600 block of Judkins Court. 47-year-old Robert Reynolds, Jr., who is currently in federal custody on unrelated drug charges, and 30-year-old George Black are charged with felony murder in Long’s death. “We are glad that…

Man Wanted For Assault and Robbery in Millbrook Captured

The Millbrook Police Department has announced that Louis Stinson, Jr., who was wanted for assault and robbery, has been arrested. Stinson is accused of shooting into a residence in the 4000 block of Grandview Road Saturday. Police say his 51-year-old girlfriend and her 21-year-old son were shot. The woman’s injuries are life-threatening. Stinson is also accused of stealing with woman’s…

Execution Carried Out

Inmate convicted of a robbery/murder in 1994

Here is a timeline of the execution of an Alabama Death Row inmate last night at Holman Prison in Atmore. ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk has been put to death in Alabama, hours after the state’s execution…

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kevin Harvick to win Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. took the lead with 28 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick on the final restart to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night. Truex started the summer season by leading an astounding 588 of 600 miles to win at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend. He closed the season by outracing Harvick…

Martin Truex Jr. signs 2-year extension with NASCAR team

DENVER (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year contract extension with Furniture Row Racing, keeping him with his NASCAR team through the 2018 season. The Denver-based operation also announced Thursday that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats will increase its primary sponsorship on the No. 78 Toyota from 12 to 16 races in 2017. The 36-year-old Truex already…