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Montgomery neighborhood landmark stolen

84-year-old Carlos Outlaw has lived in the Forest Hills neighborhood for over fifty years and is well known by many of his neighbors.  He also is known for a popular sign that has stood in his front yard for the past 45 years.  Recently though, that sign was stolen. Neighbors call the sign a landmark. “It was a wonderful sign,”…

Fans are ready for the return of college football

College football season gets closer and closer everyday.  A coaches preseason poll was released Thursday, with Alabama in the top spot. Fans at Baumhower’s in Montgomery say they are counting down the days until kickoff. Both Alabama and Auburn fans have high hopes for the season. Auburn fan Tom Fendley shared, “I think they’re going to be much better than…

Alexander City Workers Continue Strike

Some city workers in Alexander City have been on strike since Tuesday.  The mayor of Alexander City says the strike is because the city’s finance director was reinstated Monday night at the city council meeting.   Mayor Charles Shaw fired the finance director July 22nd, after he says he had many issues with her. “It’s just continuously things that go…

Neighborhoods participate in National Night Out

Many neighborhoods in Montgomery participated in National Night Out Tuesday evening. National Night Out is a national campaign to build partnerships between neighborhoods and police to make communities safer. The Normandale neighborhood participated and their message was simple. “Bringing awareness to crime,” said Elva Harris, “and help stomp out, stamp out crime, let people know that there are a lot…

Montgomery Man’s Blind Hug Video Goes Viral

“Free Hug” videos have been popular on Facebook and YouTube in recent years, but recently a Montgomery man recreated those videos with a new twist. David Sadler stood outside of a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game blindfolded with a sign advertising free hugs.  The video on Facebook has already gotten over two million views. He says that at first he was…

Uber a possibility at Montgomery airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is in talks with Uber to bring the company to the airport. Currently, Uber drivers can drop people off at the airport but cannot pick them up from the airport. Chip Gentry, Vice President of Air Service Development, says the airport submitted an agreement to Uber in May and that many people are waiting to hear…

Montgomery teacher fights assigned transfer

A Montgomery Public Schools teacher says she is being treated unfairly by being transferred to a different school. The school board held a transfer hearing today in the case. Monica McCord has taught at Loveless Academic Magnet Program for many years and has been assigned to transfer to Goodwyn Middle School. There were many tense moments n the hearing lasting…

Nightclub shooting safety

With recent shootings at nightclubs across the country, many people are wondering what they should do if they are in a nightclub during a shooting. Lieutenant Randy Pollard with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office teaches an active shooter training class called Run, Hide, Fight. He says that during these types of situations it is important to stay calm. “It may…

Public Safety Insurance Fund Supports First Responders

The Public Safety Insurance Fund held their annual banquet Thursday night. The banquet honored the businesses that donate to the fund. The Public Safety Insurance Fund provides life insurance and accidental death insurance to over 2500 first responders in our area. Since the fund was created in 2002, it has paid $500,000 to the families of first responders. Co-founder Grant…

More Black Bear Sightings Across the Region

A neighborhood has been on high alert after a black bear was spotted behind a house last week in Dadeville. This comes after many other bear sightings in the region in recent weeks. Candis Birchfield shared videos and pictures of the bear in her backyard in the Indian Shores neighborhood last week. She and her daughter were inside when the…