Montgomery News

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…

Montgomery teacher fights assigned transfer

A Montgomery Public Schools teacher says she is being treated unfairly by being transferred to a different school. The school board held a transfer hearing today in the case. Monica McCord has taught at Loveless Academic Magnet Program for many years and has been assigned to transfer to Goodwyn Middle School. There were many tense moments n the hearing lasting…

Nightclub shooting safety

With recent shootings at nightclubs across the country, many people are wondering what they should do if they are in a nightclub during a shooting. Lieutenant Randy Pollard with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office teaches an active shooter training class called Run, Hide, Fight. He says that during these types of situations it is important to stay calm. “It may…

Public Safety Insurance Fund Supports First Responders

The Public Safety Insurance Fund held their annual banquet Thursday night. The banquet honored the businesses that donate to the fund. The Public Safety Insurance Fund provides life insurance and accidental death insurance to over 2500 first responders in our area. Since the fund was created in 2002, it has paid $500,000 to the families of first responders. Co-founder Grant…

Town Hall Meeting Works to Improve Relationship Between Public and Police

Alabama State University hosted a citywide anti-crime town hall meeting and block party Wednesday night. The goal of the event was to create conversations between the public and law enforcement officials. Speakers at the event included Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley and ASU Police Chief James Graboys. The event was free…

Pokemon Go app gains popularity

The Pokemon Go app is taking the world by storm. The game is now one of the top free and grossing apps in the iPhone app store. Pokemon Go is the new app that allows users to find Pokemon in the real world. To find the creatures players have to get up and move. Montgomery area doctor Jefferson Underwood says…

Montgomery Police build relationships with Park, Walk & Talk program

Montgomery Police Officers took to the streets Wednesday afternoon in an effort to build relationships with the people they serve every day. The program is called Park, Walk and Talk.  It gets police officers out of their patrol cars and into neighborhoods, creating an opportunity for candid conversations between officers and residents. Captain Al Wheeler with the Montgomery Police Department…

Montgomery ends use of speed car cameras

The City of Montgomery will no longer be using speed car cameras as of last Friday. The cameras were placed in empty police cars.  If you were speeding past the police car, the camera would take a picture of your license plate and you would receive a ticket in the mail. Drivers in Montgomery say they are happy with the…