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Montgomery Biscuits receive invitation to remain Rays affiliate

The Tampa Bay Rays sent an invitation to the Montgomery Biscuits to remain the Class AA affiliate for the franchise.  The Biscuits along with several other minor league programs released the news via social media accounts on Wednesday. Major League Baseball informed the MiLB back in June that it would not provide players for the 2020 season, thus ending the…

Montgomery Cancels Christmas Parade Due to COVID-19

The City of Montgomery officially announced that its annual Christmas parade has been canceled. City officials say that the Montgomery Capital City Christmas & Camellia Bowl Parade is canceled due to rising COVID-19 infection rates and widespread case activity in Montgomery and throughout the state. The City of Montgomery is encouraging residents to limit the spread of COVID-19 by utilizing…

Montgomery Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment in City’s Transit System

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed/Source: Alabama News Network Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed announced a multi-million dollar investment in the city’s public transportation system. The money is coming from the CARES Act that was passed in March of this year. The funding will go towards upgrading and maintaining the Montgomery Transit System, or “The M.” It will include things like adding and…

Bill would remove Confederate flag from Alabama Coat of Arms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker aims to remove a Confederate flag from Alabama’s Coat of Arms. State Rep. Laura Hall has pre-filed three bills aimed at eliminating symbols and language associated with the Confederacy. They’ll be part of Alabama’s legislative session that’s set to start Feb. 2. Along with the Confederate flag, Alabama’s coat of arms features a…

Montgomery County Sheriff Releases Statement Following Passing of Deputy Sheriff Trainee Christofer Woodard

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham has released a statement following the passing of Deputy Sheriff Trainee Christofer Woodard. Sheriff Cunningham said Woodard recently started his career with MCSO on November 2, 2020, after his end of duty from the United States Air Force where he was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base at the rank of Staff Sergeant. “Christopher worked…

Man Found on South Perry Street in Montgomery was a Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Montgomery Police has released the name of the victim found in Downtown Montgomery Thursday night. Montgomery Police identified the man as 38-year-old Christofer Woodard of Millbrook. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 100 block of South Perry Street Thursday night after receiving a call of a subject down. Once they arrived, responders pronounced Woodard dead on the scene. Montgomery…

Update on Revitalization in Cloverdale Community

New businesses have been popping up in the Cloverdale community in Montgomery recently despite the pandemic bringing hope for more revitalization to the area. The Cloverdale Community has seen several businesses established in the past years… But also some of them forced to shut doors. City Councilman Clay McInnis who took the role over District 7 last year said it’s…

Montgomery DA’s Office Introducing Initiative to Lower Homicides & Counsel Youth

Several Montgomery agencies are coming together to lower the homicide rate in Montgomery and help at-risk youth. So far, Montgomery has recorded 59 homicides this year, a number much higher than past years. The Helping Montgomery Families Initiative, or H.M.F.I, was established in 2008, working to help students get back on track who continuously are suspended from school. Now that…

Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of MPS Teacher

Montgomery police have charged a suspect in the November 18 death of Shai Hudson, 46, of Montgomery. Police identified Don Hayes, 37, of Montgomery as the suspect and charged him with Hudson’s murder. On November 18, police responded to the 1800 block of Gillespie Drive in reference to a found body. Police identified Hudson as the victim. The circumstances surrounding…

Warming Shelters Open in Montgomery

As temperatures are expected to fall below freezing, the City of Montgomery and EMA are opening a warming shelter for those who need a place to stay safe. Therapeutic Recreation Center located off of Augusta Avenue in Montgomery opened its doors at 3 Monday for anyone needing a place to sleep and stay warm as temperatures continue to drop. Masks,…