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New EMA Director Named for Montgomery County

1/2EMADIRECTOR PICTURE 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2EMADIRECTOR PICTURE 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery county and city officials have named a new EMA Director.  Christina Thornton will fill the post left vacant by the retirement of Calvin Brown in August. The following is a press release by the city of Montgomery.   Director Christina A. Thornton, Montgomery City/County Emergency…

AP Story Praises Ala. Civil Rights Site Preservation

Focuses on Birmingham, Tuscaloosa

A major AP story praises Alabama for preserving Civil Rights sites, while calling on other states to follow suite.   Not all states and cities are letting time bury memories of their civil rights sites. In Alabama, for example, tourism officials invite visitors to experience such places as the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium, where Gov. George Wallace stood at…

Pay Delay Affects 4600 MPS Employees

Wednesday was payday for employees of Montgomery Public Schools but as of Wednesday night, thousands had not received their paychecks. The school system says that a human error caused the delay in paychecks that affected around 4600 employees. Tom Salter, with the school system says they have identified what caused the problem. “The problem has been fixed,” he explained, “and…

Preview of the final days of the special session

With the Senate and House of Representatives in recess until September 6th, many are wondering what’s next in the last three days of the special session. After days of contentious debate, the lottery bill died in the Senate Friday.  Senators voted 23-7 to not accept the changes made to the bill by the House of Representatives. Political Analyst Steve Flowers…

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for 2013 Murder

District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that Elijah Frazier, 21, of Montgomery was convicted by a jury of two counts of Capital Murder. Frazier’s trial began on August 22. Immediately after the jury verdict, Frazier was sentenced to the mandatory sentence of Life Without Parole. Frazier shot and killed Keon Sankey, 29, on November 20, 2013 at the intersection of Burgwyn Road and Kippax…

Montgomery Bank Settles in Bank Fraud Lawsuit

Lawyers for accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers and a defunct mortgage company’s creditors and investors have reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving audits at a failed Alabama bank. Attorneys from both sides confirmed via email Friday that the case involving the $5 billion lawsuit was settled “to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.” The case went to trial in Miami earlier…

Lottery bill goes to House floor Thursday

Debates of a lottery bill continued Wednesday in the legislature.  A lottery bill made it out of a House committee and will be discussed on the House floor Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley calls this a step in the right direction. “I’m asking legislators to let the people vote on this issue,” he said, “this has been a decade’s old problem…

Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Montgomery Woman

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Montgomery woman. Felicia Rose Landrum, 52, was killed when the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta she was driving collided head-on with a 2003 Oshkosh concrete truck. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Baptist Medical Center South. A child passenger in the Jetta was injured and transported to a local hospital. The crash occurred…

Montgomery Couple Arrested for Child Abuse

charges pending

A couple accused of abusing a child has been arrested. Montgomery police and court records show 26-year-old Heather Brabham and 34-year-old William Kirkpatrick were arrested Tuesday after an ongoing investigation involving the abuse of a female juvenile. Brabham and Kirkpatrick were both charged with aggravated child abuse. Brabham and Kirkpatrick are being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a…

Board approves East Montgomery mosque

A plan to build a mosque in East Montgomery was approved Thursday night by the city Board of Adjustment. The East Montgomery Islamic Society proposed to build the 6,000 square foot mosque on Vaughn Road next to the Deer Creek neighborhood. Some residents expressed concerns about the mosque and how it would affect the neighborhood.  Thursday night though, a representative…