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Preview of the final days of the special session

With the Senate and House of Representatives in recess until September 6th, many are wondering what’s next in the last three days of the special session. After days of contentious debate, the lottery bill died in the Senate Friday.  Senators voted 23-7 to not accept the changes made to the bill by the House of Representatives. Political Analyst Steve Flowers…

Dadeville PD: Five shot at weekend party

Five people were injured in a shooting Sunday in Dadeville, according to the Dadeville Police Department. The shooting happened at a party at the American Legion Hall on East Columbus Street around 12:29 a.m. One victim was flown to Montgomery and was listed in critical condition.  Two victims were taken to East Alabama Medical Center, where one was in critical…

Alexander City mayoral race goes to runoff election

The Alexander City mayoral election will be going to a runoff between Jim Nabors and the incumbent Charles Shaw. There were four total candidates in the running for mayor.  Jim Nabors received 47% of the votes but did not reach a majority.  Charles Shaw received 20% of the votes. Both candidates say they expected the election to go to a runoff….

Stolen family sign returned to owner

A neighborhood landmark that was stolen out of a man’s front yard in late July was returned last Saturday. The Outlaw family sign had stood in 84-year-old Carlos Outlaw’s front yard for forty-five years before it was stolen.  Outlaw’s late brother made the sign out of a piece of timber found in a mill pond near their childhood home. Outlaw…

Buckmaster Expo in Montgomery all weekend

The Buckmasters Expo is in Montgomery this weekend at the convention center. People from across the country are here for the event. Jackie Bushman says this is the event for all outdoorsmen. “If you’re an outdoorsman, this is the place to be,” he said. One family from Mobile say they make the trip to the Capital City every year for the…

Board approves East Montgomery mosque

A plan to build a mosque in East Montgomery was approved Thursday night by the city Board of Adjustment. The East Montgomery Islamic Society proposed to build the 6,000 square foot mosque on Vaughn Road next to the Deer Creek neighborhood. Some residents expressed concerns about the mosque and how it would affect the neighborhood.  Thursday night though, a representative…

Lawmakers start special session

Lawmakers returned to the statehouse Monday for the special session called by Governor Robert Bentley. The House of Representatives elected Representative Mac McCutcheon as the new speaker of the house. McCutcheon says he is ready to start a new era. “I’m humbled in so many ways to have the support of my colleagues and to be able to take on…

Drivers passing stopped school bus caught on camera

A Wetumpka woman caught drivers passing a stopped school bus on her home’s security cameras Tuesday.  Her son was boarding the bus when the drivers passed it. “I was just in disbelief,” Adrian East explained, “that they not only would just not stop because they could clearly see the lights  flashing and the stop sign but he laid on the…

Neighborhood holds meeting about proposed mosque

The East Montgomery Islamic Society wants to build a new mosque in East Montgomery.  The mosque would be built in the 8700 block of Vaughn Road near Deer Creek neighborhood. The proposal for the 6000 square feet mosque has some neighbors in Deer Creek upset. Aya Zaied of the East Montgomery Islamic Society says they’ve received many complaints about the…

City files lawsuit against mayoral candidates

The Tallassee City Council has filed a lawsuit against mayoral candidates Jeanna Kervin and Trey Taylor contesting their residency in the city. Both candidates though, argue that they are completely qualified to run for mayor. Jeanna Kervin says it’s simple. “I have a residence here inside the city limits, I’m a registered voter…I’m qualified,” she explained. She says the issue…