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Father’s Day in Montgomery

There were dozens of dads out on Father’s Day, enjoying the day with their families at the Montgomery Zoo. Zoo admission for dads was free if they came with their kids. The Montgomery Zoo also gave dads free admission to the Mann Wildlife Museum of Learning. With so much chaos in the world, the dads out and about with their…

Possible Passenger Railroad Coming to Montgomery

You might have another way to get around the state of Alabama, and that way is by train. It’s all part of a new private passenger rail that’s setting up shop in Montgomery. The goal is to connect cities across the state, like Birmingham, Huntsville, and even as far down south as Pensacola. Amtrak already operates in a small part of…

Montgomery “Hams” Join in National Deployment

On June 25 and 26, thousands of Amateur Radio operators—commonly referred to as “hams”—across the country will be showing off their emergency capabilities on Field Day 2016. In past years the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America, including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and…

Practical Exercise Looks to Help First Responders

Its something people hope will never happen, but in parts of the country it does. Active shooters claiming lives of innocent victims all across the country, With the threat of active shooters, that means members of law enforcement have to be trained every year to keep their skills sharp. That’s why Montgomery officials had their training today. First responders were tested in an…

Early AM Montgomery Apartment Fire

No injuries reported

1/2image1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Montgomery Apartment Fire Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery Firefighters are still on the scene of an apartment fire this morning. It took place in one building of a complex on Morecroft Drive. That’s off the Troy Highway behind the Trenholm College campus. The eight unit apartment building was heavily damaged One resident said she was glad to…

YMCA Offers Summer Programs to Keep Youth Engaged

Summertime can mean idle hands for many children now that school is out,  but the YMCA of Greater Montgomery is hoping to change that. The YMCA has several summer camp programs taking from now until the start of the new school year. One program is taking place at the Goodtimes YMCA on Bell Road. It’s a daily camp designed to offer kids…

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…