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Hope Heals in Montgomery

Not many people could face a life like Katherine and Jay Wolf’s with such a positive outlook. Katherine suffered a major stroke in April 2008, one doctors did not think she would survive. Eight years later, Katherine and her family are thriving thanks to the prayers and support of their church families, and their love. “I have no fine motor coordination, and a slew…

Arrest Made in Vaughn Lakes Deadly Shooting

The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Wednesday, April 13, shooting death of 21-year-old Anthony Rogers of Montgomery. MPD detectives charged James Thomas, 21, of Montgomery with one count of murder. Thomas turned himself in to MPD detectives on April 14. He was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $250,000 bond. MPD and Fire…

Bank Robbers Sentenced

Edward Hundley, 50, of Birmingham, and Richard Freeman, 39, of Montgomery, were sentenced Wednesday, April 13, for bank robbery, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Hundley was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison. Freeman was sentenced to 48 months. On July 21, Hundley and Freeman entered the U.S. AmeriBank on Atlanta Highway just after 9:00…

Operation Livesaver Aims to Decrease Alabama Train Accidents

A train collides with a car almost every 90 minutes and thousands of people are injured or killed in train wrecks every year, according to the RailRoad Safety Committee. Because of those statistics, the Alabama Department of Transportation is teaming up with Operation Livesaver to help keep Alabamians safe at railroad crossings. Alabama comes in at number six in the nation for the…

Free Wi-Fi Available in Downtown Montgomery

The Wind Creek Wi-Fi Network, a high speed network available free to the public, officially goes live today for visitors, residents and businesses in downtown Montgomery thanks to a partnership between Wind Creek Hospitality, the Riverfront Foundation and the City of Montgomery. “Whether it’s building Alabama’s first internet exchange or launching free downtown Wi-Fi, public-private partnerships play a pivotal role…

The Capri Theatre Set to Re-Open

The Capri Theatre Re-Opens Thursday, April 14 with the classic, The Maltese Falcon. The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, is a detective story of a private detective who takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. This will be their “soft” re-opening, so things…

Montgomery Sunset Rotary Club Hosts 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

The Montgomery Sunset Rotary Club hosted its 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament today. Around 30 teams participated in today’s tournament for a grand prize of $500. All the proceeds of today’s event went to benefit the non-profit group EAT South. The group provides educational programs for those interested in growing sustainable food.   Categories: Montgomery Tags: cornhole, EAT South, montgomery, tournament

MPD Investigation Shooting in South Montgomery

  Montgomery police are investigating a shooting on the city’s south side. It happened in the 200 block of Southlawn drive at about 9:30 p.m Friday. Police say one victim was taken to the hospital with live threatening injuries. Keep checking www.alabamanews.net for the latest on this story. Categories: Crime, Montgomery, News Tags: investigation, montgomery, MPD, Shooting

Junior League of Montgomery Celebrate 90th Anniversary

Ninety years ago, a group of committed, like-minded Montgomery women organized the Junior League of Montgomery (JLM). Led by founding President Lillie Lee Minier, these ten young women laid the foundation of community service and voluntarism that now defines the organization. Over the past nine decades, JLM has donated millions of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to causes and…

Montgomery Launches Summer Jobs Program

The City of Montgomery today launched the 2016 City of Montgomery Summer Jobs Program, a pilot program designed to offer job opportunities to Montgomery youth ages 17-21 years old to work 20-30 hours per week as office staff, light laborers, staff assistants, recreation counselors and other positions as needed. “It’s a win-win situation,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said. “While the…