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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…

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…