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New Development in Cloverdale

We’re getting an update on new development underway in Old Cloverdale.  City leaders say this new project will have major impacts on this popular part of town. This development will bring new apartments and more retail to Fairview Avenue in Old Cloverdale.   Councilman Arch Lee says it’s an exciting time to live in this part of town.  He says this…

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

It’s shop ’till you drop for families looking for back to school supplies.  The 2019 Sales Tax Holiday officially starts today. This weekend means some school supplies, computers and clothing are all tax free.  We stopped by an office depot where parents were out early to cash in on the savings before the crowds hit.  Some stores have even more…

Foul Ball Safety at Riverwalk Stadium

There’s growing concern about foul ball safety in baseball stadiums across the country.  Already this season, multiple fans have been injured by foul balls at Major League games. The protective netting at Riverwalk Stadium extends to the end of the dugout protecting the majority of seats.  That was recommended by Major & Minor League Baseball, but Biscuits Chief Operating Officer…

10-Year-Old Missing in Crenshaw County Found Safe

The Crenshaw County EMA says 10-year-old Destiny Brown has been found safe Early Thursday morning, The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Emergency Missing Child Alert Brown. Destiny Brown was last seen on North Bolling Avenue in Rutledge. No further details are available Categories: News Tags: crenshaw county, Destiny Brown, Local News, missing child

SPLC Threatens to Sue Over Montgomery Panhandling Ordinance

“Blatantly Unconstitutional,” that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about the Montgomery City Council’s ordinance criminalizing panhandling.  In a letter to Mayor Todd Strange, the SPLC says the ordinance unfairly punishes people who are living in poverty and violates the first amendment. Senior Staff Attorney Micah West says there are moral and constitutional concerns. “Courts across the…

Autauga Co. 9-1-1 Improvements

New technology is helping Autauga County 9-1-1 cut down on the time it takes to answer emergency calls, and just a few weeks into the program they’re already seeing major improvements. Autauga County is the first in the River Region to start using the new Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network.  The technology connects them to other 9-1-1 centers across the…

4th of July Travel Safety

As many people finalize their plans for the 4th of July holiday, local law enforcement has a strong warning for everyone: do not get behind the wheel of a car drunk and do not put innocent lives in danger. Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey says Alabama is now 5th in the nation for traffic fatalities.  One in three of…

Downtown Road Opens to Two-Way Traffic

If you take Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery, you will notice some major changes.  A portion of the road, from South Court Street to South Lawrence Street, has changed from a one-way to a two-way street. Michael Breen works near the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Court Street, which is now an all-way stop.  He has mixed opinions on…

Alabama Officer Leaves Intensive Care after Rattlesnake Bite

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama police officer has left intensive care after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on duty. News outlets report Greenville Officer Marissa Morrison has been given 16 vials of antivenin since Monday. The snake got her when she stepped out of her patrol car to stretch her legs and take a picture of the sunrise….

Alabama’s Roy Moore to Announce US Senate Plans Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Conservative firebrand Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, confirmed that he will make an announcement on the Senate race Thursday. Moore ran for U.S. Senate in 2017, but lost the special election amid allegations of long ago sexual misconduct with teenagers….