Montgomery News

Trump supporters, protesters clash at downtown rally

The Trump-Pence bus made a stop in downtown Montgomery Tuesday evening.  It was part of a rally held by the Montgomery County GOP. Alabama Trump Campaign Chair, Perry Hooper Jr., spoke at the rally and says this election may come down to the swing states. “Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina,” he explained, “if he wins three out of those…

Future of Skate Park under Discussion

A Staybridge Suites Hotel project was announced in early June for downtown Montgomery, but it comes at the cost of the city’s downtown skate park. The skatepark closed in July and now the skating community wants to know when a new one will be built. Justice Griffin says the skate park played a big role in his childhood. “That’s what…

Dog shot, killed and thrown over neighbor’s fence

It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare, finding their dog shot and killed.  Georgia Snow says that’s exactly what happened to her after her dog, Rascal, went missing last week. A few days later Rascal was found in shot and killed, thrown over her neighbor’s fence.  Snow does not understand why anyone would do this. “Just evil people because I mean…

Hurricane evacuees arrive in the River Region

The Dierking family is taking an unplanned vacation to Montgomery this weekend.  They had to evacuate their home in Jacksonville, Florida as Hurricane Matthew approaches. The family of six lives close to the beach and knew they had to go. “We’ve been through storms before but we knew that this was going to be something like we’d never been through…

Memorial walk held for Montgomery shooting victim

Friends and family of a Montgomery man shot and killed held a memorial walk Monday evening. The Montgomery Police Department says 19-year-old Zhivago Hines was shot Saturday Sept. 24, around 11 p.m.  The shooting happened in the 600 block of Clinton Street.  Hines was taken to a local hospital where he later was pronounced dead. Civil Rights Activist Ja’mel Brown…

Governor and AG Send Letters to Macon Co. Leaders about Legality of Victoryland

Dan Morris Radio Show/WACV has shared copies of letters sent from Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange to Macon County leaders. The letters are concerning the legality of electronic bingo machines at VictoryLand. We will have more details tonight on Alabama News Network at 5, 5:30 and 6. Letters sent by the Governor can be found here: Memo to…

Hotel to be built in downtown Montgomery

City leaders announced that a new hotel will be built in downtown Montgomery Wednesday.  The hotel will be built at the current site of the Bishop Parker building near Riverwalk Stadium. The development is estimated to cost $14 million dollars and will bring over forty full and part time jobs to the River Region. The Springhill Suites by Mariott will…

Clown Facebook Page Threatens Local Schools

A clown Facebook page surfaced over the weekend threatening to beat up students at local schools in Montgomery. The page under the name Bingerman Clownferd, named a middle school for everyday this week. Parents say they were very worried after seeing the threats. “In this day and time you can’t never say what it is, you can’t never say if…

Montgomery hoarder asks for help

A local church is asking for community support to help a family with a hoarding problem in Montgomery. Juanita Woods and her husband had custody of their 17-year-old granddaughter until last week when the Department of Human Resources deemed their house unsafe because of the hoarding. “They came over here last Wednesday at almost midnight and snatched her out of…

Rock thrown from overpass hits car

A family returning from vacation on the Alabama coast says that someone threw a rock through their window on I-85. Ron Cunningham was driving with  his wife and their 5-year-old granddaughter when the rock smashed their back window. “We heard what we thought was an explosion,” he explained.     His granddaughter was sitting right beside the window that was…