Montgomery News

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….

Montgomery Fire Officials Investigating Three Separate Fires

Montgomery Fire Officials were called to three separate fires in just one hour Tuesday night. They happened on Calmar Drive, Thomas Avenue and Forest Grove Drive between 6 and 7 o’clock last night.  Investigators have not released much information about the fires. We’re working to learn if anyone was injured and what caused the fires. Stay with Alabama News Network…

Montgomery Used As Model for Other Cities

Montgomery is becoming a model for many cities across the country.  A delegation from Topeka, Kansas is visiting this week. Around 60 community leaders are in town to learn about Montgomery’s economic development and downtown redevelopment. It’s part of an inter-city visit and Topeka leaders say Montgomery has been on their radar for years. They were surprised to see so…

Area University Health Clinic Offers Free Services to Patients

Faulkner University’s Speech Language Pathology Clinic is bringing medical services to families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.  The clinic has been open for about a year now and plans to expand in the future. The clinic provides one-on-one treatment, free of charge.  The clinic has seen 400 patients since it opened last August, and they now have…