safety

WARNING: Alabama Lake/River Activity Increasing; ALEA Patrolling

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health: “Due to schools, businesses and churches closing indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus, more people are spending free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water typically increases during spring break season, but ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Troopers have seen numbers spike during the past few…

Foul Ball Safety at Riverwalk Stadium

There’s growing concern about foul ball safety in baseball stadiums across the country.  Already this season, multiple fans have been injured by foul balls at Major League games. The protective netting at Riverwalk Stadium extends to the end of the dugout protecting the majority of seats.  That was recommended by Major & Minor League Baseball, but Biscuits Chief Operating Officer…

Two missing after boat crash on Lake Jordan

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says two people are missing after a boat crash on Lake Jordan late last night. ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are on the scene. ALEA has told Alabama News Network that Alexander City Search and Rescue will be on scene with their Kongsberg Sonar system. Elmore County Dive team and Montgomery Fire Dive Team will be…

Getting Help For Domestic Abuse

The two recent tragic events in Redland and Tallassee have shined a spotlight on domestic violence. Sheriff’s officials say a mother in the Redland community had filed for divorce from her husband, when he shot and killed her and one of their daughters before setting their house on fire and killing himself. Last month in a case in Tallassee, a…

Fire Officials Warn Against Fireworks And Other 4th Of July Hazards

It’s a fourth of July tradition, that fire officials are urging you to leave to the professionals. Despite an ordinance prohibiting fire works within city limits, Lt. Jason Cupps says Montgomery Fire and Rescue Crews are preparing to to respond to at least a dozen more calls on Independence Day. From property damage to serious injury, Cupps says the mishaps…

Autauga County Weather Sirens Back Up an Running

Autuaga EMA officials say the county’s tornado warning systems have been repaired, but they are still advising residents in the area to take other precautions to stay weather aware. EMA Director Ernie Baggett says it was lightening that took out the counties tornado siren systems, for around 18 hours. Officials have so far only performed a ‘silent test’ and are waiting…

Keeping Pets Safe In the Heat

With a heat advisory in effect for much of central and south Alabama, veterinarians and other pet experts are urging the public to keep a watchful eye on their pets. Like humans, pets can also experience heat-related illnesses, like exhaustion and heat stroke. Lea Turbert with the Montgomery Humane Society says to keep pets out of the heat as much…

State Education Superintendent Discuses School Safety

The conversation continues: What more can be done to make Alabama’s schools safer? State Superintendent Eric Mackey is weighing in on some of the safety protocols already used throughout the state and some of the areas that need to be strengthened. Though the school year is wrapping up Mackey says education officials and law enforcement will use the time that…

United Changing Cockpit-Door Codes After Inadvertent Leak

United Airlines says it is changing the keypad codes used to open cockpit doors after the previous codes were accidentally posted on a public website. An airline spokeswoman said Monday that United sent a memo to pilots over the weekend telling them to use alternative security measures. United said the breach in security measures was not the result of hacking…

Prattville Police Step Up Patrols For Holiday Safety

As shoppers rush out to finish off their Christmas lists, police say you need to be vigilant. Authorities say you are most vulnerable when you are walking back to your car with all of your gifts. But Lt. Ray Wagner says Prattville Police are working to make sure every shopper is safe. “We’ve one, beefed up patrols in all our…