Macon County

Murdered Rapper Remembered

He and his cousin killed, their bodies apparently dumped in Macon County

A rapper who performed under the name Bambino Gold was buried in Montgomery today. Edward Reeves funeral was held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Reeves and his cousin— Kendrick Stokes—were murdered. They had been  reported missing on November 5, and their bodies were found in a wooded area in Macon county last week. No arrests so far, Reeves leaves behind…

CrimeStoppers: Help Needed to Solve Deaths of Rapper, Cousin

The Macon County Sheriff needs your help after the bodies of two missing men were found.  The bodies of Edward Reeves and Kendrick Stokes were found Friday night.   Sheriff Andre Brunson doesn’t believe that the men were killed in Macon County. He thinks the bodies were just left there. As we’ve reported, the two men were reported missing from Montgomery earlier…

Macon Co. Bridge Still not Repaired after Almost 2 Years

It’s been almost 2 years since heavy flooding damaged roadways and bridges in Macon County, but repair work has yet to even start in some parts of the county to the disbelief of county officials. A heavily trafficked bridge on Washington Avenue in Tuskegee was one of seven spots heavily damaged back in December of 2015, five of those sites are…

Macon Co. Jailer, Investigator Arrested

Macon Co. Sheriff Andre Brunson has confirmed to Alabama News Network that a jailer and an investigator have both been arrested on various charges. Brunson says jailer Andrew Dixon has been fired after being arrested on four counts of custodial sex abuse. Brunson says court documents say he had sex with four women in the jail. Brunson says investigator Jason Whitt has been fired…

Macon County Woman Arrested For Fatally Shooting Her Grandmother

Macon County authorities are investigating a fatal shooting. Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says the shooting happened around 11 o’clock Saturday morning at a home on County Road 67. Authorities say the family was preparing to go to a funeral when an altercation broke out between a 22-year-old woman and her 58-year-old grandmother. They say the woman pulled out a gun…

Gov. Bentley, Leonardo Announce Plans For Alabama Manufacturing Facility to Produce Training Aircraft for U.S. Air Force

Tuskegee could become the manufacturing site of a new U-S Air Force training jet. And it could create hundreds of new jobs. CEO of Leonardo DRS, a global aerospace and defense firm, says “We looked at a number of different locations and frankly Alabama , Tuskegee put together the best package”. The company  plans to create an advanced assembly center at…

Troopers: Deadly Crash on I-85 NB; At Least Two Fatalities

A deadly crash is affecting traffic on I-85. State Troopers say multiple vehicles are involved and there are at least two fatalities. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the highway between mile markers 24 and 25 near shorter. Authorities have not said when they expect to have the scene cleared. Keep checking  www.alabamanews.net for the latest updates on…

Macon County Authorities Search for Missing Man

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in locating Kenneth McKency. Kenneth McKency was last seen Friday, January 6, 2017 leaving from a residence located on Ligon Court near County Road 24 in rural Macon County. Investigators say he was walking in an unknown direction of travel in the Brownsville community. No clothing description was available. If you have any…

18-Wheeler Crash Causes Backup

A jackknifed 18-wheeler caused a major backup on I-85 Northbound in Macon County Tuesday morning. The backup stretched from the Shorter Exit to exit 15, the Pike Road flyover exit.  Crews used a large tow truck to pull the 18-wheeler out of the median.  Troopers diverted traffic using the Waugh exit and Highway 80. There were no injuries in the…

Town Hall Meeting on Victoryland Scheduled for Thursday

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford says a town hall meeting on Victoryland will take place Thursday, May 12. The mayor along with Victoryland Owner, Milton McGregor, will discuss and answer questions about the Macon County casino’s future. The public is invited to the meeting. Ford says people looking for work and chartitable organizations are encouraged to the attend. The town hall…