Montgomery News

Overturned Vehicle on I-85 Near Chantilly Parkway

A crash involving an overturned vehicle caused backups on I-85 Southbound Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to the crash on I-85 Southbound near mile marker 12.  Alabama News Network Traffic Reporter Jerry Howell reports the vehicle may have caught fire after the crash. One lane was closed as crews cleared the crash.  It reopened once the vehicle was towed from…

One Year Later, Still No Answers for BTW

As we approach the one year anniversary of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School burning to the ground, there are still no clear answers for the future of the school. Fire destroyed part of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery – Photo from MPS The school moved to the vacant Hayneville Road Elementary School building, but most acknowledge…

Major Milestone in Fight Against Blight

Montgomery city leaders have tackled the issue of abandoned and vacant homes for three years now, and today they reached a major milestone. A home on Mobile Highway was the 435th to be demolished as part of this effort.  City leaders have modernized how they find abandoned homes needing demolition, using already existing city records, like utility accounts and building…

Montgomery Police Investigating Tuesday Morning Fatal Shooting

Montgomery Police are conducting a homicide investigation following the early morning shooting death of 35- year -old Toderick Smith of Hope Hull. Police responded to the 5700 block of E. Shirley Lane at about 12:30 Tuesday morning after receiving a report of a shooting. When they arrived on the scene they found Smith, who had sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound…

LEAD Academy Renovations Continue

Monday was the first day of training for teachers at LEAD Academy, Montgomery’s first charter school.   The school will open August 19th, but the building is still undergoing renovations. Lead Academy has a temporary office set up near the school building off Vaughn Road.  Construction crews were at the site today continuing the renovation work.  LEAD Academy Board Chair Charlotte…

Montgomery Council Members Not Running for Re-Election

The field of candidates for Montgomery City Council is set as of last week, and now we’re hearing from some current council members about why they chose to not run for re-election. District 6 Councilman Fred Bell and District 7 Councilman Arch Lee decided not to run for re-election this year.  The two have over 10 years of combined experience…

New Development in Cloverdale

We’re getting an update on new development underway in Old Cloverdale.  City leaders say this new project will have major impacts on this popular part of town. This development will bring new apartments and more retail to Fairview Avenue in Old Cloverdale.   Councilman Arch Lee says it’s an exciting time to live in this part of town.  He says this…

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

It’s shop ’till you drop for families looking for back to school supplies.  The 2019 Sales Tax Holiday officially starts today. This weekend means some school supplies, computers and clothing are all tax free.  We stopped by an office depot where parents were out early to cash in on the savings before the crowds hit.  Some stores have even more…

Man Hit By Car Near Fairview Avenue

A man is fighting for his life after a crash Thursday night. Montgomery Police tell us a man was hit by a car last night near Fairview Avenue and Gaston Avenue. The victim’s injuries are said to be life threatening. No word yet on if any charges will be filed, the crash remains under investigation. Categories: Montgomery, News, News Video…

Foul Ball Safety at Riverwalk Stadium

There’s growing concern about foul ball safety in baseball stadiums across the country.  Already this season, multiple fans have been injured by foul balls at Major League games. The protective netting at Riverwalk Stadium extends to the end of the dugout protecting the majority of seats.  That was recommended by Major & Minor League Baseball, but Biscuits Chief Operating Officer…