Montgomery News

Multiple Break-Ins at Salvation Army of Montgomery

The Salvation Army of Montgomery has fallen victim to multiple break-ins since December.  Just in the last two weeks, they’ve had four break-ins. They’re happening at the Salvation Army Church on Highland Avenue.  They’ve had to repair five windows since Christmas.  Lt. Bryan Farrington says they’ve stolen everything from food, to clothing, to arts and craft supplies, even trash cans….

Former MPD Officer Convicted

A former Montgomery police officer finds himself on the other side of the law. A jury found Stevie Rodgers guilty of enticing a child for immoral purposes. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says Rodgers was on duty when he made sexually explicit remarks to a 15 year old girl after he ordered her into an empty home. He then asked the…

More CWD Cases Confirmed in Neighboring States

Alabama Wildlife officials are stepping up their efforts to keep a deadly deer disease out of the state as more cases of Chronic Wasting Disease are confirmed in neighboring states. Right now, there are no confirmed cases in Alabama, but we’ve learned of 40 new suspected cases in Mississippi and close to 150 confirmed cases in Tennessee.  The disease is…

Montgomery Police Investigate Early Morning Homicide

Montgomery Police have opened a homicide investigation after a man was found shot to death this morning. ‬ Police responded to the 700 block of Coliseum Blvd around 1:30 a.m. and found a vehicle that crashed into a pole. Police say 19-year-old Erick Johnson was found dead from a gunshot wound in the car. Police believe the shooting happened near…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

Mayor Steven Reed on Goals, Plans for 2020

As Montgomery closes out what has been a historic 2019, Mayor Steven Reed is looking towards 2020 and the opportunities he believes it holds for the city. Reed has been working on his transition team which will focus on numerous issues including education and crime.  Reed says a major issue facing Montgomery Public Schools is the lack of funding.  He…

Local H.S. Food Pantry In Need of Donations

A local high school’s food pantry is in need of donations as they look to serve more students. The Lee High School food pantry serves 100 students currently, and school officials expect that number to go up.  On Fridays, the students are sent home with a backpack of food for the weekend.   The pantry is stocked with donations from the…

TSA Precheck Enrollment Center Opens at Montgomery Regional Airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is hoping to ease your holiday travel stress and give you a way to get through the lines quickly. This week the airport is offering a TSA Pre-check Enrollment Center.  Usually travelers would have to sign up online or at other airports across the country.  More than 200 airports participate in TSA Pre-check across the country….

MPD: 87-Year-Old Woman Robbed While Leaving Store, Police Arrest Suspect

An 87-year-old woman was robbed while leaving a busy shopping center in Montgomery.  Montgomery Police say she has minor injuries. Police say it happened Wednesday night around 6:30 in the 4000 block of Atlanta Highway, near the intersection with Perry Hill Road.  Family members say the suspects stole the woman’s purse, and then took off.  Police say the victim didn’t…

Final Preparations Underway at Alabama Bicentennial Park

Final preparations are underway at Alabama Bicentennial Park in Downtown Montgomery. Monuments will be unveiled at the Bicentennial celebration on December 14th. Gov. Kay Ivey will dedicate Alabama Bicentennial Park, which tells the state’s story in 16 bronze plaques. The 2019 Bicentennial celebration will be three days of events marking the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s admission to the United States….