Montgomery News

Special Session wrap up

The Special Session has come to a close.  Between a lottery bill and the BP settlement, lawmakers had their hands full. The lottery bill failed in the Senate but the BP bill was passed Wednesday. Political Analyst Steve Flowers say the bill is only a temporary fix for the Medicaid shortfall. “How are we going to fund medicaid,” he asked,…

Popular Montgomery Actor Dies

A popular Montgomery actor died unexpectedly Sunday morning. The 32-year-old, Patrick Manora, died of a heart attack. Manora was part of Life Change Production Inc. where he starred in many productions. His friends say he was much more than a performer. “He was the joy in the room,” explained Takecia Barlow, “he always had a big smile on his face…

Pay Delay Affects 4600 MPS Employees

Wednesday was payday for employees of Montgomery Public Schools but as of Wednesday night, thousands had not received their paychecks. The school system says that a human error caused the delay in paychecks that affected around 4600 employees. Tom Salter, with the school system says they have identified what caused the problem. “The problem has been fixed,” he explained, “and…

Back-to-school is Prime Time for Lice

Lice is most common in kids between the ages of three and twelve.  That stat makes back-to-school prime time for lice to spread in classrooms. Pharmacist Hamp Russell helps people with lice at City Drugs in Montgomery. “Lice is a parasite,” he explains, “It lives on the scalp or eyebrows or things of that nature, it has to have nourishment…

Stolen family sign returned to owner

A neighborhood landmark that was stolen out of a man’s front yard in late July was returned last Saturday. The Outlaw family sign had stood in 84-year-old Carlos Outlaw’s front yard for forty-five years before it was stolen.  Outlaw’s late brother made the sign out of a piece of timber found in a mill pond near their childhood home. Outlaw…

Buckmaster Expo in Montgomery all weekend

The Buckmasters Expo is in Montgomery this weekend at the convention center. People from across the country are here for the event. Jackie Bushman says this is the event for all outdoorsmen. “If you’re an outdoorsman, this is the place to be,” he said. One family from Mobile say they make the trip to the Capital City every year for the…

Lawmakers start special session

Lawmakers returned to the statehouse Monday for the special session called by Governor Robert Bentley. The House of Representatives elected Representative Mac McCutcheon as the new speaker of the house. McCutcheon says he is ready to start a new era. “I’m humbled in so many ways to have the support of my colleagues and to be able to take on…

Drivers passing stopped school bus caught on camera

A Wetumpka woman caught drivers passing a stopped school bus on her home’s security cameras Tuesday.  Her son was boarding the bus when the drivers passed it. “I was just in disbelief,” Adrian East explained, “that they not only would just not stop because they could clearly see the lights  flashing and the stop sign but he laid on the…

Neighborhood holds meeting about proposed mosque

The East Montgomery Islamic Society wants to build a new mosque in East Montgomery.  The mosque would be built in the 8700 block of Vaughn Road near Deer Creek neighborhood. The proposal for the 6000 square feet mosque has some neighbors in Deer Creek upset. Aya Zaied of the East Montgomery Islamic Society says they’ve received many complaints about the…

Montgomery neighborhood landmark stolen

84-year-old Carlos Outlaw has lived in the Forest Hills neighborhood for over fifty years and is well known by many of his neighbors.  He also is known for a popular sign that has stood in his front yard for the past 45 years.  Recently though, that sign was stolen. Neighbors call the sign a landmark. “It was a wonderful sign,”…