Homicide Detectives have charged a Montgomery man with murder in connection with the Monday night stabbing death of 30-year-old Zamian Land. Montgomery Police said 23-year-old Demetrius McBride is accused of stabbing Land after the two men got into an argument in the 4500 block of Rainbow Road. McBride is being held in the Montgomery County Jail under a $75,000 bond. Land's murder was the city's 39th of 2013.
Montgomery Police say a stabbing victim has died. Officers responded to a residence on Rainbow Road around 8:30 p.m. where they found 30-year-old Zamian Land suffering from a stab wound. He later died at Baptist Medical Center South. MPD said a suspect was detained and charges are pending. Land's death is the city's 39th homicide this year.
State attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center seeking to block a new state law allowing students to transfer from failing schools. The state attorney general's staff filed papers saying the plaintiffs lacked legal standing and failed to state a valid equal protection claim. The SPLC is challenging the Alabama Accountability Act. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins set a schedule for each side to file briefs, with the last brief due on October 21st.
Four little girls were killed 50 years ago by a dynamite bomb planted at a Birmingham church were remembered Sunday. Hundreds of people filled the 16th Street Baptist Church were the blast took place. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice were among the special guests attending the commemoration.
Alabama Power predicts rates will remain level through 2014. State regulators last month voted to revise its rate stabilization plan for Alabama Power. They say the change will result in annual savings for consumers of $30 to $110 dollars. Alabama Power says the modification won't result in any immediate reduction in customer bills.
Alabama State University will mark the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing with a citywide ceremony today. The event will be held in the Zeila Stephens Early Childhood Center on the campus of ASU.
State Representative Demetrius Newton has died. Newton was a civil rights attorney who represented icons like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming the first black person to serve as Speaker Pro Tem of the Alabama House. He was 85-years-old.
Ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11 have begun in earnest. Cities and towns across Alabama joined the rest of the nation to observe moments of silence at Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and in western Pennsylvania. Locally, ceremonies were held this morning in Montgomery and Prattville.
Montgomery Police are investigating the city's 38th homicide. Police said 32-year-old Jermol Garrett was killed early Tuesday morning at a residence on Cross Ridge Road. Authorities say Garrett died of a fatal gunshot wound. It's unclear what led to the violence. No arrests have been made.
Starting in October, Alabamians will be charged a fee on their monthly bills for using a cell phone and land line telephone. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the Alabama Legislature approved the levy in 2012. The law will allow wireless carriers and phone companies to charge $1.60 per phone every month. The newspaper said the revenue will be used to fund 911 systems in all 67 counties. Previously, 911 systems were funded by municipalities and counties.