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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…

City of Montgomery Commemorate National Walking Day

On Wednesday, April 6, Montgomery citizens will lace up their sneakers and move forward to commemorate the annual National Walking Day. Alabama State University will host a National Walking Day event from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon, at Old Hornet Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. ASU hopes this event will encourage students, staff, and all Montgomery…

MPD Offer More Two-Officer Patrol Teams

More two-officer police teams are patrolling in Montgomery, Alabama, after a white officer on solo patrol shot and killed a black man in February. Police Chief Ernest Finley says two-man patrol units have been assigned to six “high-crime” districts in a pilot program that will likely be expanded. Officer Aaron Smith has been charged with murder in the shooting death…

Students Excited About Harvey Partnership

Steve Harvey announced Saturday a partnership with Alabama State University. Harvey says he chose to work with ASU because he wants to give back to a state that has given him so much. “I owe alabama a lot,” Harvey says. “Alabama, for me, is a little simple reason. Comedy club up in Birmingham was the first comedy club to ever headline…

No injuries as school bus rams wall in Montgomery,

CAUSE UNKNOWN

No immediate details, but a school bus rammed a brick wall at the Deer Creek Subdivision on Ray Thorington Road this morning. Police say there were students on the bus at the time of crash. The driver suffered minor injuries.     Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: montgomery, school bus accident

Montgomery Named AETC’s Altus Trophy Winner

The Altus, Okla. Chamber of Commerce yesterday announced the city of Montgomery won the 2015 Altus Trophy during a short ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, Texas. “We’re incredibly humbled to receive this distinction, but we are even more humbled by the unwavering service and sacrifice of the Airmen who call or have called Montgomery home,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said. “From…

Montgomery NOT on Allergy Capitals List

Only one Alabama City is in the top 100

If you have been sneezing your way through the early Spring in the River Region, you might find it hard to believe there is only one Alabama city on a list of the 100 with the worst allergy problems and it is NOT Montgomery. The city is Birmingham, which was ranked 17th last year in the list is generated by…

Gov. Robert Bentley: “I Apologize to the State of Alabama”

Gov. Robert Bentley has apologized to the state of Alabama for what he said to a senior political adviser. But he says he and adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason never had a physical affair. Bentley made the apology at a 15-minute news conference at the Alabama Capitol which Alabama News Network aired Live. The news conference was called after the former…

Montgomery at Moderate Risk for Zika Mosquitos

Mobile listed as having a High Risk.

A CDC related health group lists Montgomery as having a moderate risk this summer for the mosquito that carries the Zika virus. The city of Mobile is listed as having a high risk. The study was reported in the “Plos Currents: Outbreaks” journal. The study includes a map identifying cities  at risk based on climate, poverty and closeness to the…

Team Roping Wraps Up SLE Rodeo

Sunday was the last day of the Southeastern Livestock Exhibition Rodeo in Montgomery. Though the week was full of family fun, the riders ended the rodeo with a serious, technical competition. Team roping was an all day affair at the Crawford Arena. With precise roping skills and necessary trust in a partner, team roping is often thought of as one of…