Montgomery News

Montgomery Fire Officials Investigating Three Separate Fires

Montgomery Fire Officials were called to three separate fires in just one hour Tuesday night. They happened on Calmar Drive, Thomas Avenue and Forest Grove Drive between 6 and 7 o’clock last night.  Investigators have not released much information about the fires. We’re working to learn if anyone was injured and what caused the fires. Stay with Alabama News Network…

Montgomery Used As Model for Other Cities

Montgomery is becoming a model for many cities across the country.  A delegation from Topeka, Kansas is visiting this week. Around 60 community leaders are in town to learn about Montgomery’s economic development and downtown redevelopment. It’s part of an inter-city visit and Topeka leaders say Montgomery has been on their radar for years. They were surprised to see so…

Area University Health Clinic Offers Free Services to Patients

Faulkner University’s Speech Language Pathology Clinic is bringing medical services to families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.  The clinic has been open for about a year now and plans to expand in the future. The clinic provides one-on-one treatment, free of charge.  The clinic has seen 400 patients since it opened last August, and they now have…

MCSO Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo

Some local seniors grabbed their fishing poles for a day out on the water with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. It was all part of the Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo.  There is a six fish limit, but many people say this is about more than just fishing.  It’s a chance to get out and enjoy a nice day meeting new…

American Red Cross Prepares Emergency Response Vehicles

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles are staging in Montgomery as Hurricane Dorian makes its way to the east coast.  Today we got an inside look at how the volunteers are preparing. These crews will be deployed up and down the east coast to some of the hardest hit areas.  Right now, it’s still too early to know where exactly they’ll…

Voter Turnout in Montgomery

It’s election day in the City of Montgomery, and voters are choosing the city’s next mayor and city council. Some voters say it’s been tough to find the right candidate with such a crowded field in the mayor’s race. Others say they know exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate.  As we’ve heard this entire election cycle, it comes…

Montgomery Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Montgomery city leaders broke ground on a new park Thursday. Construction will soon be underway for Screws Park on Atlanta Highway at the site of the Old Screws Armory. The park will have a walking trail, pavilion and green space.  It will also have a road and bridge connecting it to the ball fields behind Goodwyn Middle School.  City leaders…

UPDATE: Son Charged With Murder in Montgomery County Homicide

UPDATE: A Montgomery County man is dead and his son has been charged with murder after a fatal shooting that happened early Wednesday morning. According to Capt. George Beaudry, Keith Scarborough, 35, was charged with murder in the death of 72-year-old Jerry Scarborough. Deputies responded to a residence near Highway 82 and Old Pike Road around 5:30 a.m. Once on…

First Day of School at LEAD Academy

Monday was the first day of school for students at LEAD Academy, Montgomery’s first charter school. LEAD Academy is a K-5 charter school.  Today we were with parents and students, as they went into their classrooms for the first time.  Some families are new to Montgomery, others have been here and say they needed another school option for their children….

I-Team: Seeking Shelter Pt. 2

Alabama News Network is continuing to investigate the need for storm shelters across Central Alabama.  In part one of our investigation we found a need for shelters in rural Elmore County.  We also learned about the Safer Place program.  It allows community members to open shelters for their neighbors. In part two of our investigation, we’re focusing on Montgomery County…