Police are asking for information in Montgomery's latest homicide. Emergency personnel were called to the 2500 block of Highland Avenue Tuesday morning after 1 o'clock where they found a man with a fatal gunshot wound. According to a statement from police, circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. Anyone with information on the city's 12th murder of the year are asked to call police at 625-2831 or Secret Witness Line at 262-4000 or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.
The FBI says a 17-year-old Alabama teen and a six-week-old baby are among the victims who were rescued in a recent nationwide prostitution sting. Authorities in Birmingham and Huntsville joined the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force and arrested three pimps in Alabama. More than 280 pimps were arrested in other U.S.
Montgomery Police have made an arrest in the Friday shooting death of 24-year-old Richard Davis of Montgomery. 30-year-old Montgomery resident Davis Soles has been charged with one count of murder after turning himself in Sunday evening. Investigators say the fatal shooting stemmed from an argument between the two men. Soles is reportedly the victim's cousin. He has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, under a $75,000 bond.
Gun violence over the weekend claimed the life of a young male. Montgomery Police say 24-year-old Richard Davis of Montgomery was fatally shot late Friday night. Officers were called to Jackson Hospital about 10:30 p.m. on a report of a male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Davis later died from the injury. Montgomery Police Detectives say no arrests were made. Authorities said Davis also was a victim last December in multiple shooting that occurred at the now closed Centennial Hill Bar and Grill.
Authorities in Elmore County have identified the young man who drowned in the Coosa River Wednesday. They say 15-year-old Shalom Nowden, a 10th grader at Wetumpka High School was apparently overcome by a strong current while swimming in the Corn Creek area. Witnesses say several other people tried to pull him to safety, but to no avail. Authorities are calling it an accidental drowning.
It looks as though drivers will have to dig deeper into their pockets for gas money. Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher during a time of year they usually decline. AAA reports the national average price $3.67 per gallon is the highest for this time of year since 2008. Fortunately, gas price statewide are a bit lower, according to AAA Alabama, today's average statewide price for a gallon of regular is $3.42. Midgrade fuel costs $3.63 while premium gas averages $3.83 per gallon.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced plans to move forward with a lawsuit against Alabama's prison system. Attorney Maria Morris with the SPLC said inadequate medical care has resulted in inmate suffering and deaths. Morris says solving the prison overcrowding issue is vital to raise the standards to a humane level. Attorneys with the SPLC said state officials have long known about the problems plaguing the prisons across the state but have failed to resolve them. The Alabama Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas said last week that the SPLC's accusations are inaccurate and incom
The Montgomery Police Department and CrimeStoppers are appealing for assistance in finding the male suspect who robbed a jewelry store on June 5th. According to CrimeStoppers, the holdup occurred at Cronier's Jewelry on the East Boulevard. The suspect is between 5'10'' to 6' and weighed 200 to 230 pounds. The male robber wore an Army fatigue baseball cap, white t-shirt and dark colored jeans. If you can identify or know where the suspect can be found, call Montgomery Police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, your tip could lead to a cash reward.
Civil and gay-rights advocates are calling an appeals court ruling Monday a step in the right direction. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has unanimously overturned the state's anti-sodomy law. The judges said it was the first time the law's constitutionality had been addressed since the U.S.
The director of the Veterans Administration Health Services in Central Alabama says he has eliminated paper waiting lists, added staff and worked to bring stability to an operation that has some of the longest patient waiting lists in the country. A recent VA audit report of the Montgomery and Tuskegee facilities shows an average wait time of 7 days. James Talton attributes the waiting time, in part to difficulties recruiting physicians and the VA salary cap. He said the Central Alabama VA has added 85 positions to improve services. Talton has served as director of the Central Alabama V