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Prayer Vigil in Troy Calls for Peace and Unity

Over one-hundred people packed into the Troy Recreation Center Tuesday night for a prayer vigil. The vigil comes after multiple violent events across the country in recent weeks. Pastor Anthony Eskew helped organize the event and says that prayer is so important in times like these. “We as a nation need to get back to the roots, that, ‘In God…

MPD programs help support police officers & families

After multiple tough weeks for law enforcement the Montgomery Police Department is sharing more about the peer support programs they offer for their police officers. The program helps officers cope during difficult times. With various officer-involved shootings across the country in past weeks Sgt. Theodore Williams of the Montgomery Police Department says it has been a trying time for officers….

Attack in Nice hits close to home for some in the River Region

The attack in Nice, France is affecting people in the River Region with close ties to France. A group dedicated to sharing the french language and culture is speaking out. French native Benedicte Retrou-Brown is still in disbelief after the attacks. “I was just in shock,” she said, “I could not believe it.” Her friend Patricia Crowley has visited France…

Town Hall Meeting Works to Improve Relationship Between Public and Police

Alabama State University hosted a citywide anti-crime town hall meeting and block party Wednesday night. The goal of the event was to create conversations between the public and law enforcement officials. Speakers at the event included Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley and ASU Police Chief James Graboys. The event was free…

Pokemon Go app gains popularity

The Pokemon Go app is taking the world by storm. The game is now one of the top free and grossing apps in the iPhone app store. Pokemon Go is the new app that allows users to find Pokemon in the real world. To find the creatures players have to get up and move. Montgomery area doctor Jefferson Underwood says…

Fans Excited about SEC Media Days

With day one of SEC Media Days in the books, fans in Montgomery are excited that college football season is getting closer. Alabama fan Roy Clark has high hopes for the season. “I hope to see them go all the way,” he said, “that’s every year, but of course every team I would think thinks that.” Auburn fan Caitlin Eiland…

Montgomery Holds Vigil for Slain Dallas Police Officers

The City of Montgomery held a vigil Friday to show support for the Dallas Police Department. The vigil was held at First Baptist church at noon. The church is across the street from the Montgomery Police Department Headquarters. There were multiple police officers and members of the fire department in attendance. Mayor Todd Strange says the vigil was one way…

Authorities search for missing woman

A Wetumpka woman has been missing for nearly a month. Law enforcement and friends of the missing woman are working to find new leads in the case. Starr Mulder was reported missing June 20th and was last seen on June 11th. The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office says Mulder told her ex-husband she wanted to get medical treatment from a hospital…

Montgomery Police build relationships with Park, Walk & Talk program

Montgomery Police Officers took to the streets Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build relationships with the people they serve every day. The program is called Park, Walk and Talk.  It gets police officers out of their patrol cars and into neighborhoods, creating an opportunity for candid conversations between officers and residents. Captain Al Wheeler with the Montgomery Police Department…

Montgomery ends use of speed car cameras

The City of Montgomery will no longer be using speed car cameras as of last Friday. The cameras were placed in empty police cars.  If you were speeding past the police car, the camera would take a picture of your license plate and you would receive a ticket in the mail. Drivers in Montgomery say they are happy with the…