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MPD Investigates Deadly Holiday Weekend Crashes; 11 Total Statewide

1/1joel slaton Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Sunday traffic crash that resulted in the death of 57-year-old David Fail of Deatsville. MPD accident investigators charged Joel Slaton, 47, of Montgomery, with felony leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the crash. He was taken into custody in the 900 block of Green Forest…

Montgomery Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Crash

Authorities say an Alabama woman accused of causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her passenger has been arrested. Alabama state troopers say that 47-year-old Charla Jeanette Farmer of Montgomery is charged with manslaughter in the death of Pamela Johnson of Midway, Georgia, on Friday afternoon. Troopers say the 47-year-old Johnson was killed when the Jeep Wrangler she…

Montgomery Film Maker Sets Sights on LA

A Montgomery man is making waves in the film making world with his breakthrough web series featuring African Americans in horror films. His name is Sylvester Folks, and he writes, shoots, edits,  and directs his own films. Now, Folks’ series is taking him all the way to the LA Film Festival. The The Ghost and the Negro falls into the Indie Series from…

First Responder: Det. Jared Roberson

A first class First Responder goes above and beyond the call of duty every day. Whether aiding the elderly, giving the needy the shirt off his back, or feeding the hungry with his own food, Detective Jared Roberson truly embodies what it means to be a First Responder. Roberson was named the First Responder of the Month of May. He was…

Montgomery Murder Suspect Apprehended in New York

The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Saturday, April 23, shooting death of 55-year-old Charles Jones Jr. of Montgomery. MPD detectives charged Nathan Thomas 41, of Montgomery with one count of murder. Thomas was taken into custody in Rochester, NY, on May 3, by the U.S. Marshals. He was returned to Montgomery on Thursday, May 26, and was transported to…

Montgomery Man Acquitted of 2013 Murder Charges

A Montgomery man has been acquitted in connection with the 2013 slaying of a 29-year-old man. A Montgomery County jury found Rodricko Davis not guilty on capital murder charges in connection with Keon Sankey’s death. Davis and Elijah Frazier had been accused of fatally shooting Sankey in Montgomery in November 2013. Frazier’s case is pending trial. During Davis’s trial, both…

Lowndes Co. Man Accused of Stealing from the Elderly Arrested

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office According the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the man accused of stealing money from the elderly is behind bars. Kenneth Dynd Gordon was arrested in Montgomery at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor to take advantage of senior citizens. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment…

Man Accused of Posing as Contractor to Steal Money from the Elderly

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Dynd Gordon. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor who swindles the elderly out of money in the county. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment for services promised, they no longer hear from Gordon and are unable to make contact…

Retire? In Montgomery?

A website list the city as #25th Best

The website www.gobankingrates.com has listed the Alabama Capital as the 25th best city in which to retire on $1,000 a month. The site used several factors to determine the ranking, including: Housing — rental prices for a one-bedroom apartment, rounded to nearest dollar. Percentage of retirees — in the local population as of April 1, 2010. Walkability — scores ranging…

Montgomery is “Shrinking”!

Census finds it is the only big Alabama city to lose population.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – New Census data shows that Huntsville could be on track to become the state’s largest city by around 2030. The data  shows that more than 10,000 residents have been added to Huntsville since 2010. At that rate, Huntsville would pass Birmingham as the state’s largest city within 15 years. The data also shows that among the…