Mayors of Alabama’s largest cities gathering in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama’s 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues. A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which began Sunday and continues Monday. The mayors of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan,…

Pop-Up Walking Trail in Cloverdale

River Region Trails has constructed a pop-up walking trail in old Cloverdale to give residents a sneak peek of their vision for an 85-mile master plan for walking and biking trails in Montgomery.

Stolen MPD Vehicle Crashes Near Pine Level

One man is in custody after stealing a police car in Montgomery and later crashing it near Pine Level. Montgomery police say it started just after 1:00 p.m. in the 3900 block of Marie Cook Drive. Police responded to the area in reference to a suspicious person, detaining 36-year-old Brandon Bazzell. While Bazzell was in custody, he stole a marked…

Alabama Statues Honor Slaves Subject to Experimental Surgery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new monument in Montgomery pays tribute to three enslaved Black women who were subjected to experimental surgery by a 19th-century physician celebrated for advancing women’s health. reports that the statues of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey were unveiled Friday. They were three of numerous Black women Dr. J. Marion Sims operated on while in Montgomery….