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Murder on July Fourth in Montgomery

Jul 6, 2018
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   Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Montgomery woman from Wednesday. According to a department release, 24 year old Octavius Hampton has been charged with murder in the case. He is said to have shot his girlfriend, 20 year old Charlayne Washington in the 3-thousand block of Southmall Circle Wednesday afternoon. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Hampton has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond. 

Investigators say the shooting sprang from a dispute between the two.

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Jun 29, 2018
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   Alabama just landed its highest rank ever in the Kids Count Data Book - which measures child well-being across the country – however it still lags behind most states. Alabama came in at number 42 in the annual report. The data book uses 16 indicators to come up with its rankings. One area of strength for the state is the number of teenagers in the country who abused alcohol or drugs. Alabama had the fewest of any other state at 4 percent. The state also ranked second nationally with only 2 percent of all children lacking access to health insurance.

Mighty Marching Hornets raising money for trip

Jun 21, 2018
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   A major fundraiser is taking place at Alabama State University. ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be performing in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Funds are needed for that endeavor, so boosters of the band are asking alumni, supporters and members of the public to make contributio

  Governor Kay Ivey is warning that Alabama’s auto industry could be harmed if tariffs are imposed on U-S goods around the world. In a departure from President Donald Trump on the issue of trade, Ivey says import tariffs like those supported by the president would hurt the state. She asserts that import duties could cause retaliatory tariffs that would increase the cost of items made in Alabama and sold in other countries.

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November 27,2008 – NOVEMBER 27,2008 (2008-11-27) Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

November 27,2008 – Alabama State University is preparing for the big showdown as the ASU Hornets tackle the Tuskegee Golden Tigers in the 85th Annual Turkey Day Classic. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

Two state rainy day savings accounts took effect after a state canvassing board certified the results from the general election. The accounts went into effect Tuesday. The accounts could provide as much as $620 million to lessen or prevent state budget cuts this year.

November 26, 2008 – The Southern Poverty Law Center Director of the Intelligence Projects, Mark Potok, says his group has seen an increase in racially threatening internet postings and activities targeting President-elect Barack Obama.

November 25,2008 – A local economics professor agrees with President-elect Barack Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary. Professor Kevin Deravi, of Auburn Montgomery, says Timothy Geithner has the experience need to handle the task ahead and calm jitters on Wall Street.

An Alabama man is among the 14 people who have received pardons from President George W. Bush. Robert Earl Mohon, Jr. of Grant, Alabama was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

November 24,2008 – Gas prices continue to drop just in time for Thanksgiving motorists who will be hitting the roadways this week. AAA Alabama is reporting Monday's fuel prices ringing up at 1.87 per gallon statewide.

November 21,2008 –
The State Finance Director says steps are being taken to ensure that any possible funding cuts do not impact Education.


Alabama Democrats are pushing to eliminate the state's 4 percent sales tax on groceries.


Gasoline prices around the state continue to tumble with AAA Alabama reporting prices being cut in half since the record $4.00 per gallon mark back in July.

November 20,2008 – It's a sad reflection of the economy; more people are losing their homes to foreclosure in Alabama. Attorney Jim Smith works with the Mortgage Foreclosure Task force which offers free assistance to residents. He says most residents are unaware that they can lose their homes in as little as 21 days. The toll free hot line for free help aimed at preventing foreclosure is -1-877-393-2333.

November 19,2008 – Montgomery resident, Brent Springford, Jr. , has plead guilty in the beating deaths of his. Springford was charged in the Thanksgiving 2004 murders of his parents, Winston and Charlotte Springford, both 62. Even though Springford plead guilty to five counts of capital murder in the case, he must still stand trial on December 3rd.

November 18,2008 – It's cold and Flu season, and public health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions and get their Flu shots. The Alabama Department of Public Health reports on average, 226,000 people are hospitalized each year nationwide because of Influenza.

November 17,2008 – Alabama Senator Richard Shelby plans to fight a Democratic proposal to bail out U. S. automakers to the tune of 25 BILLION dollars. Shelby, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, says such a bailout would only postpone the inevitable.

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