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MPD programs help support police officers & families

After multiple tough weeks for law enforcement the Montgomery Police Department is sharing more about the peer support programs they offer for their police officers. The program helps officers cope during difficult times. With various officer-involved shootings across the country in past weeks Sgt. Theodore Williams of the Montgomery Police Department says it has been a trying time for officers….

Feds Drop Idea of Housing Migrant Children in Alabama

An Alabama congressman says the Obama administration is dropping a plan to possibly house migrant children in Baldwin County and Montgomery. Rep. Bradley Bryne issued a statement Thursday saying he’s learned the Department of Health and Human Services won’t pursue two rural, military airfields in Baldwin County as shelters for children who are in the country without their parents. An…

Blackout on Capitol Steps

A Blackout protest held on the Capitol steps saw dozens of people coming out to show support for a national movement. After the most recent shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, some Montgomery citizens didn’t just want to stand by. “A lot of people was reaching out. To me about, saying Jamel we need to do something here in Montgomery. We…

Changes Made to Second Saturday Celebration

The City of Montgomery will postpone the fireworks display planned for July 9 in conjunction with Second Saturday, instead opting to move the display to the final Saturday Spectacular on August 6. Other events, including Rock the Park battle of the bands, will continue as planned for tomorrow’s Second Saturday. “Today, tomorrow and throughout the coming week, we will grieve…

EXTRA: Cut for Cancer

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Exclusive: Montgomery Mother Wants Answers After Son’s Death

Back in April we told you about Rickem Samuel, a Montgomery man who went missing. His body was recently found in a wooded area in downtown Montgomery, and now his mother is speaking out, and is seeking justice in her son’s death. It was Ericka Davis’ hope that her son, Rickem, would come home, but that all changed when she received…

ADT Warns of Potential Scam

ADT alarm system company is warning customers of a potential scam targeting people in Montgomery and across the country. One man who asked to not be identified says he was scammed into signing a new contract with another company when he thought he was getting an upgrade from ADT. “I pretty much lost everything,” he said, “I feel terrible, I…

Father’s Day in Montgomery

There were dozens of dads out on Father’s Day, enjoying the day with their families at the Montgomery Zoo. Zoo admission for dads was free if they came with their kids. The Montgomery Zoo also gave dads free admission to the Mann Wildlife Museum of Learning. With so much chaos in the world, the dads out and about with their…

Possible Passenger Railroad Coming to Montgomery

You might have another way to get around the state of Alabama, and that way is by train. It’s all part of a new private passenger rail that’s setting up shop in Montgomery. The goal is to connect cities across the state, like Birmingham, Huntsville, and even as far down south as Pensacola. Amtrak already operates in a small part of…

Montgomery “Hams” Join in National Deployment

On June 25 and 26, thousands of Amateur Radio operators—commonly referred to as “hams”—across the country will be showing off their emergency capabilities on Field Day 2016. In past years the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America, including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and…