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Vigil Honoring Congressman John Lewis Sunday in Montgomery

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed will host a vigil to honor the life and legacy of American icon and civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis, on Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. It will take place at Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of S. Bainbridge Street and Dexter Avenue. Mayor Reed and community leaders ask the public to join…

Celebration of Life Events Announced for Congressman John Lewis

The family of civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis has released details of the Celebration of Life ceremonies that are set to begin Saturday in Troy. A service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” will be held on the campus of Troy University inside Trojan Arena at 10:00AM Saturday. The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited….

Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Child Under the Age of 12

Apoliner Teopanci-Mariano The Montgomery Police Department has charged a man with sexual assault of a child under the age of 12. MPD charged Apoliner Teopanci-Mariano, 35, with first degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a Child Less Than 12. The incident is said to have happened on July 20 around 11 am. Teopanci-Mariano was identified as the suspect, taken into…

Protesters Turn Themselves in After Warrants Were Issued Following Painting “Black Lives Matter” in Front of State Capitol

1/5IMG_3072 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5IMG_3074 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5IMG_3085 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5IMG_3081 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5IMG_3087 Show Caption Hide Caption All five leaders of SOS, the Save OurSevlves Movement for Justice and Democracy, and Black Lives Matter showed up at Monday at the City of Montgomery Police Station to voluntarily turn themselves in on warrants…

Alabama Lynching Memorial to Open at Night

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – There’s a new way to see the National Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. This week, the memorial will be open to visitors every Wednesday through Friday from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Bryan Stevenson, The founder of the organization and builder of the memorial says the attraction is particularly poignant at night since so many lynchings…

Montgomery Man Killed Saturday Night in Single-Car Accident

A Montgomery man has been killed in a single-car accident. Saturday, July 8, at 7:45 p.m. Alfred L. Betts was killed when the 2016 Nissan Maxima he was driving went off the roadway and overturned. Betts was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Montgomery County 28 near Hills Chapel Road, approximately 17 miles north of Troy. Nothing…

MISSING 14-Year-old Girl Found Safe

Montgomery police say that 14-year-old Missing Persn Jakayla Stafford has been found safe and is back with her family. Safford was safe found near Jackson Hospital on Wednesday, July 15. **ORIGINAL STORY** The Montgomery Police Department is searching for 14-year-old Missing Person Jakayla Safford. On Saturday, July 11, around 3:00 a.m., Safford left the area of the 3000 block of…

Montgomery Probate Judge Outlines Election-Day Procedures

Monday  was a busy day at polling locations across the state, in preparation for Tuesday’s run-off election. Voting will undoubtedly look different this year, as polling sites are implementing health and safety guidelines for poll workers and voters. “You’ll be greeted by a poll worker wearing personal protective equipment”, explained Montgomery probate Judge  JC Love as he walked Alabama News…

20-Year-Old Dead After Friday Night Shooting in Montgomery

A 20-year-old Montgomery man is dead after a Friday night shooting. According to the Montgomery Police Department, on July 10, around 11:50, MPD along with Montgomery Fire and Rescue responded to the 6300 block of Atlanta Hwy in reference to a subject shot. Units located the victim, Bernard Hardy, Jr. suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Hardy, Jr. was transported…

Hyundai Donates Over 20,000 Face Masks to Montgomery Area Healthcare Providers and Community

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