Montgomery News

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,”…

Fans are ready for the return of college football

College football season gets closer and closer everyday.  A coaches preseason poll was released Thursday, with Alabama in the top spot. Fans at Baumhower’s in Montgomery say they are counting down the days until kickoff. Both Alabama and Auburn fans have high hopes for the season. Auburn fan Tom Fendley shared, “I think they’re going to be much better than…

Montgomery Man’s Blind Hug Video Goes Viral

“Free Hug” videos have been popular on Facebook and YouTube in recent years, but recently a Montgomery man recreated those videos with a new twist. David Sadler stood outside of a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game blindfolded with a sign advertising free hugs.  The video on Facebook has already gotten over two million views. He says that at first he was…

Uber a possibility at Montgomery airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is in talks with Uber to bring the company to the airport. Currently, Uber drivers can drop people off at the airport but cannot pick them up from the airport. Chip Gentry, Vice President of Air Service Development, says the airport submitted an agreement to Uber in May and that many people are waiting to hear…