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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…

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…