New Year’s Day

ALEA Releases Data for 2019 Holiday Travel Period

  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period. ALEA says among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others killed included 10 drivers, nine passengers and one pedestrian. One motorcyclist, who was using a helmet, also was killed. Of the 20…

Two Andalusia Men Arrested for Attempted Murder on New Year’s Day

Two Andalusia men have been charged with attempted murder after an exchange of gunfire early on New Year’s Day. Andalusia Police say it happened between 4 and 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of McLendon Avenue. Police arrested Michael Marquis Berry, 31, and Joshua Durrell Coleman, 35, have both been charged with attempted murder, which is a felony. Berry…

Dallas Co. Residents Commemorate Emancipation Proclamation Signing

From the West Alabama Newsroom, people in Dallas County spent New Year’s Day at church — commemorating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Nearly 100 people turned out at New Morning Star Baptist Church for the annual observance. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — January 1, 1863. The proclamation freed all persons being held as slaves in rebellious…

Annual Lacey-Boyd New Year’s Day Parade Attracts Hundreds to West Montgomery

New Year’s Day celebrations continued Wednesday in Montgomery. The annual Lacey Boyd New Year’s Day Parade marched down Fairview Avenue for its 16th year. “It’s my first time, but I don’t think I’m going to miss another one,” Montgomery resident Betty Taylor said. Community members lined the streets around Carver High School to watch the parade roll through town: “The…

ASU Marching Hornets Return Home

Millions watched them lead the Rose Parade on New Year’s day, now the Marching Hornets have returned to Montgomery. The Hornets returned from the palm trees and sunny skies of Pasadena on Wednesday night. Dr. James Oliver says it was experience he will never forget. Many of the band members expressed the same thoughts. The Marching Hornets had an issue…

Emancipation Proclamation Signing Remembered

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Dallas County spent part of New Year’s Day celebrating the signing of the historic document that freed the slaves. Its the 155th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. A program commemorating the signing was held at New Bethel Baptist Church in Orrville. The event was coordinated by the…