Montgomery County

Montgomery County Tax Notice Error

25,000 bills resent because of outside company mistake

Montgomery Revenue officials say a Tennessee Company that handles property tax billing for Montgomery County made an error in this year’s tax calculation. They say the Diversified Services company neglected to count a $10 storm water fees when they totaled 25,000 properties property tax bills, and had to reprint and re-mail the notices to those property owners. Revenue officials say…

U.N. Report on Poverty In Alabama and Elsewhere.

UN Official visited Montgomery and Lowndes Counties, Report Link is below.

BERLIN (AP) – A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy – comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.High U.S. income inequality “can only be made worse” by the Trump administration’s policy of cutting taxes, Philip Alston told the U.N….

I-85 Road Project Starts Monday in Macon County

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation road work on Interstate 85 from the Montgomery County line to the Lee County line will begin Monday, June 18. Crews will be widening two bridges northbound and one bridge southbound to accommodate the future acceleration lane extensions at exits 26, 38, and 42. Cable guiderail will be installed throughout the corridor. Drivers…

i-Team: Policing POV

In addition to handguns and handcuff, a growing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide have added body cameras to the list of standard issue equipment for their officers. Since many cameras started recording over the last few years, the public has been able to see what happened during some heated and controversial encounters. Some of the most recent cases in…

State Premature Babies Rate Increases

2nd year in a row for an increase in Alabama.

Alabama was among a handful of states (and Puerto Rico) receiving a grade of “F” from the March of Dimes. See the Alabama report card HERE. Of the counties that had the largest number of births,  Montgomery County was one of four getting an “F” grade. it had the highest percentage of premature births.   The March of Dimes reports: “Premature…

i-Team: Ransomware Attack

Ransomware: it is information superhighway robbery and it could lead cyber criminals to a computer near you. According to the FBI, the number of ransomware attacks is up 300% from 2015. It’s a global problem local Montgomery County officials are very familiar with following an attack on the county’s computer database last month. That attack, which encrypted the county’s data,…

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept. Offers Tuition

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham says he’ll help pay for your college education if you join his department. “When you look at us in law enforcement times have really changed in order to get to these ranks such as assistant chief deputy. major and captain you know now you have to have a degree.” says Cunningham.That’s what prompted him to start…

Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Montgomery Co. Shooting

Montgomery County Sheriffs Office say a black male was shot off Highway 331 in Snowdoun. They say the man suffered life-threatening injuries. Police have a suspect in custody. Police have yet to release the names of the victim or suspect. Check back with Alabama News Network for more in this ongoing investigation. Categories: Crime, Montgomery Tags: Montgomery County, sheriffs office,…

Authorities Make Arrest in Arson Investigation

On August 24, the Bureau of Investigations responded to 4301 Hartford Street on an Incendiary, W-3 structure fire. It was determined the structure had been vacant for approximately one year. Several interviews were conducted on scene and follow-up field interviews were conducted regarding the incident. Multiple witnesses were interviewed and provided a description of a black male, with short hair…

Montgomery Co. Superintendent Inspects Buses for Start of School

Superintendent Margaret Allen met at the “Bus Barn” on Troy highway this morning to conduct bus inspections before school starts on Monday. “We’re running close to 300 buses. About 260 will be on the road come Wednesday morning and there’s just a lot to be done with them to make sure that they’re safe for our students and for our…