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Begins a Family Justice Center

There has been a Family Justice Center in Montgomery since 2010. It, and others like it. are based on the first such center, begun in 2001 in California. All of them are authorized by federal law. Now Birmingham is starting one: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Police Chief A.C. Roper and others say they hope consolidating legal…

Alabama Education Association Files Lawsuit over “Secret Meeting”

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is filing a lawsuit against the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP). In the suit, the AEA claims PEEHIP held a “secret meeting” to increase the healthcare premiums of teachers across the state. This increase would offset most, if not all, of the four percent pay raise the State Legislature approved for teachers in the…

MPD Search for Person in Capital Murder Investigation

1/3J. Chapman Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3James Chapman Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3James Chapman_002 Show Caption Hide Caption The Montgomery Police Department is searching for an unknown subject wanted in reference to a Capital Murder Investigation. On Sunday, November 29, 2015 the victim, 75-year old James Chapman, was murdered at the intersection of Rosa L. Parks Avenue and Fleming Road.  It is…

Record Number of Robbery Convictions in Montgomery

1/2tyrell moore Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2keldrick williams Show Caption Hide Caption District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that Fifteen (15) Robbery convictions were obtained in Montgomery County Circuit Court in the last eight (8) days. District Attorney Bailey stated that “this is a record number of robbery convictions in such a short amount of time. We are continuing to focus on violent…

EXTRA: Road to Nowhere

There was a lot of excitement when the governor joined local officials to open the first phase of Montgomery’s outer loop project, but now the road only takes you out to Vaughn Road in part of the town of Pike Road. There’s about 20 miles left to reach Interstate 65 and two more phases to get there. The next, and…

U.S. Marshals Search for Two Montgomery Fugitives

1/2Kierro NELSON Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Cymone THOMPSON Show Caption Hide Caption The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Taskforce are searching for two fugitives wanted for Capital Murder. On April 27, an adult male was shot and killed at 3230 Virginia Pines Lane, Montgomery, Alabama. Subsequent information led to the identity of Kierro Nelson and Cymone Thompson as the offenders. Warrants for…

Fallen Alabama Police Officers Honored

Everyday, police officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve their communities.  Every year, hundreds of police officers nationwide lose their lives. Four law enforcement officers who died in Alabama during the past year were honored a ceremony at the state capitol on Friday. The Fraternal Order of Police held the memorial service. Among those honored was Montgomery…

Positively Alabama: Clothier

There’s an old saying that when you look good,  you feel good. For for centuries, clothing experts have made a living of making people look good.  Jeff Sanders continues his search for the craftspeople who’s odd job are still important today. Find out why being a “Clothier” is still a craft that’s making men look good in what they wear….

Montgomery Man Gets 23 Years in Prison

He was retried after 1st conviction was overturned.

NEW YORK (AP) – A judge in New York has sentenced an Alabama resident to prison for shooting a man in the face outside a New Year’s Eve party in 1991. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson says 55-year-old Derrick Lloyd of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced Wednesday. He got 23 years to life. He was convicted of second-degree murder in March….

Montgomery K-9 Officers Suit Up

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was given some new gear to keep their finest four-legged officers safer. Thanks to a generous donation, all six of the K-9 officers have bulletproof vests. Tim Heath, the K-9 trainer, is glad his partner Ipo will now be safer. Heath and Ipo have been together for almost three years. Ipo loves his ball and…