Montgomery News

Suspect Identified in Early Morning Montgomery Homicide

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect with the Homicide of AC Calhoun II, 34, of Montgomery. Calhoun was fatally shot on July 6. On Monday, July 6, at about 12 am, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 3100 block of Gentilly Court in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, police found Calhoun with fatal gunshot…

Montgomery United Transition Team Releases Final Report

The Montgomery United Transition team released its final report Thursday, outlining recommendations for the Reed administration. Here are the recommendations for Mayor Steven Reed: -Create a cabinet level public health position. -Elevate and fully staff the Office of Cultural Arts and Entertainment. -Support increased local funding for Montgomery Public Schools. -Re-bid the city’s transit contract. -Improve police-community relations. -Restructure the…

LEAD Academy Board Chair on First Year Challenges

LEAD Academy School Board Chair Charlotte Meadows says she would give the school a C+ grade for its first year open. It has been an eventful first year for Montgomery’s first charter school, going through two principals in one year, now left looking for a third.  The school also faced similar challenges to other schools across Alabama because of the…

Montgomery City Leaders Cracking Down on Curfew Violations

Montgomery city leaders are cracking down on businesses not following COVID-19 orders. Councilman Oronde Mitchell says several gas stations and clubs have been cited for not following the city’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and for holding large gatherings.  He’s already been in contact with business owners in his district and he says many have taken steps to comply…

Montgomery Chamber Looking at Post-Pandemic Tourism

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is working to find new ways to market Montgomery as a destination when people are ready to travel again. Meg Lewis with the Chamber says Montgomery could be a destination many corporations and non-profits consider for diversity and inclusion training because of the city’s civil rights history.  She also says that travel experts expect…

MPS Takes First Step in Requesting An End to State Intervention

It’s been three years since the state intervened in Montgomery Public Schools.  Since then, the school board and superintendent have all changed, and MPS leaders say they are ready for the intervention to be lifted. Former State Superintendent Michael Sentance identified major issues in the school system in a letter to school leaders in January of 2017.  He also expressed…

Cloverdale Roof Collapse Raises Safety Concerns

A vacant building in Montgomery’s Cloverdale neighborhood is now raising safety concerns, prompting city leaders to take action. The building on Fairview Avenue, across from the Capri Theater has been empty since Café Louisa and Tomatinos relocated more than two years ago.  Just this week residents noticed that the roof had caved in. District Seven City Councilman Clay McInnis says…

Pending Sale Impacting Whitewater Project Now On Hold

The financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis is now affecting Montgomery’s multi-million dollar whitewater project. The sale of the Salvation Army property to the City of Montgomery is now on hold. Project Catalyst (Source: Montgomery County Commission) We were first to report on the pending sale of the Salvation Army’s Maxwell Boulevard Buildings and property to the city of Montgomery…

Montgomery Chamber Projects Major Losses in Tourism Industry

The Montgomery Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is projecting millions of dollars in lost revenue. Chamber officials say 20 large conferences or events have already cancelled, adding up to at least $3 million in lost revenue for the city and county. Hotel occupancy numbers have also dropped.  Usually this time of year, it would be around 70%.  Meg Lewis with…

One Dead, One Injured in Sunday Night Shooting

Montgomery Police are investigating a deadly shooting. They say a man was shot in the 4000 block of Norman Bridge Road Sunday night. He died at the scene. Police say a second victim was found at a local hospital, that person has serious injuries. No arrests have been made, if you have any information call Crimestoppers at 215-stop. Categories: News…