New Years Eve

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…

MPD: Woman Shot New Year’s Eve

Montgomery police say a woman was shot at about 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve. It happened in the 3500 block of Norman Bridge Rd. The victim was shot in the leg.  Her injury is non-life threatening according to police. Police say they are working to determine what led to the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case. Categories:…

Eastdale Mall Celebrates 2020 with Huge Balloon Drop

Hundreds of children and their parents were at Eastdale Mall in Montgomery for “Noon Year’s Eve” to welcome 2020 in a family-friendly way. Two thousand balloons dropped from the ceiling over the skating rink to the delight of hundreds of kids. “I was surprised by how many people were here, we couldn’t find a place to park,” parent Benjamin Shelton…

Fireworks & Bullets Over Alabama New Years Eve

Montogmery women headed to council to urge action

Alabama News Network’s Bill Gill shoots video of Mary Catherine Phillips She was reading about someone hit by gunfire that had been fired into the air on New Year’s Eve in California. She worries about the same thing happening here in Montgomery.   Phillis says she and her husband thought it sounded like a war zone outside their home in…

Downtown Countdown Rings in 2019 in Montgomery

Hundreds of people braved rainy conditions to welcome 2019 at Riverwalk Stadium in downtown Montgomery. The Downtown Countdown New Year’s Celebration featured The Wildcat Band opening for headliners The Groove Factor from Memphis. Revelers got to see fireworks at midnight. The $5 admission went to the Cops for Christmas program, which helps needy families. All of us at Alabama News…

Large Amounts of Rainfall Have Many Residents Concerned About Flooding

Preparations are underway for tonight’s New Years Eve Downtown Countdown celebration at RiverWalk Stadium. Officials say the rain is not a concern at this point, but residents throughout the River Region say the large amounts of rain they’ve seen have had an impact in their areas. From Wetumpka to Montgomery, rising waters of the Tallapoosa and Alabama Rivers are causing…