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CEO of Montgomery Steel Company Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

Kennon W. Whaley, 51, from Auburn, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison on August 3, 2016. In May, Whaley was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of concealment of bankruptcy assets while his company, Southeastern Stud & Components, was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The evidence at trial showed that during the bankruptcy process Whaley redirected a $260,000 insurance payment…

Nat King Cole Jazz Festival Returns to Montgomery

Alabama State University’s National Public Radio station – WVAS 90.7 FM – will present the second annual Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival onSunday, September 4, at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in downtown Montgomery. The Jazz Festival will pay tribute to both Natalie and Montgomery native, Nat King Cole, whose boyhood home is preserved and located on the campus of ASU. JAZZ RIVER CRUISE @…

Montgomery Superintendent Welcomes Students Back to School

Montgomery Public Schools superintendent Margaret Allen welcomed students back to school at TS Morris Elementary on Wednesday. Allen gave students high five and hugs to the teachers and parents while encouraging them to have a successful school year. She also handed out last minute school supplies to some students.  Allen said it’s so important to make sure students, parents and teachers…

Montgomery Woman Sentenced to 125 Days for Animal Cruelty

A Montgomery woman has been sentenced to 125 days behind bars for the death of her 3-month-old puppy last month. Court records show 23-year-old Jessica Pruette was found guilty last week of cruelty to animals. Montgomery Humane Society Officer Robert Bryant said he went to Pruette’s home June 1 after receiving a tip about a dead puppy in a backyard….

Neighborhoods participate in National Night Out

Many neighborhoods in Montgomery participated in National Night Out Tuesday evening. National Night Out is a national campaign to build partnerships between neighborhoods and police to make communities safer. The Normandale neighborhood participated and their message was simple. “Bringing awareness to crime,” said Elva Harris, “and help stomp out, stamp out crime, let people know that there are a lot…

Insurance Industry: red light cameras save lives.

More accidents reported when cities remove them.

The city of Montgomery stopped using speed cameras in parked police cars this month after the legislature voted to strip the city of the authority to use them.   But there are still red-light cameras installed at intersections across the city. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says their study shows those cameras save lives. They say there was…

August is Clean Up Month for Montgomery District 5 Residents

August has been designated District 5 Clean Up Month and July is Clean Up Month for District 4.  Residents can take advantage of special garbage and trash removal service during this time only. The City’s Sanitation Department will remove nearly all items placed behind the curb on your regular trash pick-up day – including up to 2 tires – without…

Gunn Family Speaks Out

The Gunn family all agreed to meet in Montgomery for a special reunion. After more than 60 years apart, they agreed it was time to visit and get together in their home city. But it wasn’t like a normal family reunion, because some siblings were missing. “There’s Emma Doris, then Xavier Lethel Gunn…” remembers now big sister Gwendolyn Windham. With…

18 Year Old Charged in Connection to Montgomery Shooting

Montgomery police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that happened earlier this week. 18-year-old Gregory Davis was charged with second degree assault and first degree robbery in connection to the shooting that happened on the 5700 block of Villas Lane Tuesday. Two people were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Police say the investigation is ongoing. Categories: Crime,…

i-Team: Speed Cameras Headed to Court?

Thirteen thousand people in the city of Montgomery have gotten one: a mailed speeding ticket from an empty police car, but you wont be getting them any more. After our investigative story aired in May of 2015, lawmakers passed legislation to do away with the cars, but the fight between the city and the state isn’t over. The city of…