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Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday 26 people were arrested in connection with a drug trafficking with ties to East Alabama.  Officials say the suspects are facing various charges including narcotics and money laundering.  Acting U.S. Attorney Clark Morris for the Middle District of Alabama says it is one of the largest takedowns in recent years.  She says the estimated economic impact of removing the suspects from the streets could be in the millions.  

In an effort to educate Alabama residents about the upcoming special election for U.S. Senate Seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions; the League of Women Voters of Alabama launched an updated digital resource guide online –VOTE411.org. Reporter Brittney Jones-Dabney files this report with Alabama Board Member Renee Collini. 

Hyles Files: Canyon Reaction

Aug 2, 2017

Alabama Abortion Law Struck Down by Federal Judge

Aug 1, 2017

A federal judge has struck down an Alabama law that put minors seeking court permission for an abortion through a trial-like proceeding where the fetus could be represented by a court-appointed lawyer. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker sided with the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday, saying the law imposes undue burdens on girls, violating their rights to a confidential proceeding by allowing the district attorney, witnesses and others to get involved in opposing her decision.

Tuskegee Man Killed in Weekend Accident

Jul 31, 2017

   There was one fatal accident in Central Alabama over the weekend. It happened in Macon County. State Troopers report that the single-vehicle wreck took place on Macon County Road 65 Saturday afternoon about three miles north of Tuskegee. A car left the roadway and struck a tree. Troopers say the driver, 64 year old Ronald Cleo Gibbs of Tuskegee, was killed. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead at the scene. No word yet on what may have caused the crash.

Hyles Files: A Season to Endure

Jul 27, 2017

Montgomery Museum Director is Retiring

Jul 27, 2017

   The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has announced that its director of 23 years is retiring. Mark Johnson was appointed in 1994 and is the museum’s longest-serving director in its history. In that time, the museum has received some 3 million visitors, collected 17-hundred pieces of art and undergone three major renovations or expansions. Another project to add a sculpture garden is currently in progress. Johnson will be awarded the honorary title of Director Emeritus by the museum’s board. His last day is August 15. Dr.

 Montgomery Public Schools has announced the return of the Transportation Hotline. The number allows parents to find information like pick-up and drop-off times and the location of bus stops. MPS Communications Officer Tom Salter says the hotline has been a useful tool for several years now.That number is 334-223-6900. Salter encourages parents to call before the first day of school to avoid a last minute crush of callers. The Montgomery Public School system has about 30-thousand students and approximately 15-thousand ride a school bus. 

   A Montgomery man has been hit with a capital murder charge in a deadly shooting from last week. Police say 27 year old Johnel Travis has been arrested on the murder and attempted murder charges. He is accused of killing 73 year old Rebecca Quillin and seriously wounding a man while in the 27-hundred block of Sumter Avenue Friday night. Investigators say the shooting occurred during the course of a felony. The victims reportedly knew their assailant. Travis has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond. 

Arrest Made in Most Recent Homicide in Montgomery

Jul 24, 2017

   Police have now made an arrest in a homicide that occurred Sunday night in Montgomery. According to a statement, the police department has charged 22 year old Rachard Johnson of Montgomery with murder in the shooting death of an adult male. It happened in the 48-hundred block of Park Towne Way around 6:30pm. The victim’s name has yet to be released. Investigators say it appears the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Johnson has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond.

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