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East Memorial Christian Academy in Prattville to Close after 16 Years

It’s been a tough start to 2020 for East Memorial Christian Academy in Prattville.  The school announced it will be closing this year, after 16 years in operation. The Headmaster, Bryan Easley, says it all comes down to declining enrollment.  They have around 130 students enrolled this year, they would like for that number to be at 200.  He says…

Work to Begin Soon on New Football Stadium in Wetumpka

The City of Wetumpka is one step closer to breaking ground on a new football stadium.  The city council has accepted a bid for construction of the project. Frasier-Ousley Construction will begin work on the new stadium immediately.  This project has been in the works for months now.  The new stadium will have a turf field and seat around 5,500…

More CWD Cases Confirmed in Neighboring States

Alabama Wildlife officials are stepping up their efforts to keep a deadly deer disease out of the state as more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease are confirmed in neighboring states. Right now, there are no confirmed cases in Alabama, but we’ve learned of 40 new suspected cases in Mississippi and close to 150 confirmed cases in Tennessee.  The disease is…

Montgomery Police Investigate Early Morning Homicide

Montgomery Police have opened a homicide investigation after a man was found shot to death this morning. ‬ Police responded to the 700 block of Coliseum Blvd around 1:30 a.m. and found a vehicle that crashed into a pole. Police say 19-year-old Erick Johnson was found dead from a gunshot wound in the car. Police believe the shooting happened near…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

Alabama Ups Deer Disease Checks; CWD in Neighboring States

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is increasing checks for a lethal deer disease because chronic wasting disease has been found in neighboring Mississippi and Tennessee. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is asking hunters to submit harvested deer for tests. This can be done at check stations, drop-off freezers, or offices of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries….

Mayor Steven Reed on Goals, Plans for 2020

As Montgomery closes out what has been a historic 2019, Mayor Steven Reed is looking towards 2020 and the opportunities he believes it holds for the city. Reed has been working on his transition team which will focus on numerous issues including education and crime.  Reed says a major issue facing Montgomery Public Schools is the lack of funding.  He…

Local H.S. Food Pantry In Need of Donations

A local high school’s food pantry is in need of donations as they look to serve more students. The Lee High School food pantry serves 100 students currently, and school officials expect that number to go up.  On Fridays, the students are sent home with a backpack of food for the weekend.   The pantry is stocked with donations from the…

TSA Precheck Enrollment Center Opens at Montgomery Regional Airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is hoping to ease your holiday travel stress and give you a way to get through the lines quickly. This week the airport is offering a TSA Pre-check Enrollment Center.  Usually travelers would have to sign up online or at other airports across the country.  More than 200 airports participate in TSA Pre-check across the country….

MPD: 87-Year-Old Woman Robbed While Leaving Store, Police Arrest Suspect

An 87-year-old woman was robbed while leaving a busy shopping center in Montgomery.  Montgomery Police say she has minor injuries. Police say it happened Wednesday night around 6:30 in the 4000 block of Atlanta Highway, near the intersection with Perry Hill Road.  Family members say the suspects stole the woman’s purse, and then took off.  Police say the victim didn’t…