Capital Murder

Mar 11, 2014

Montgomery Police believe robbery was the motive.  Detectives have charged two 19-year-old males with capital murder in the death of a night manager at the Atlanta Highway Taco Bell.  MPD said Kenneth Temple and Rendauldous Chisolm are accused of killing 43-year-old Vettia Roche early Monday morning.  Police said Temple and Chisolm are employed at the fast food restaurant.  The two males were arrested Monday afternoon and are being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond. 

Common Core Bill

A state senate says letting school systems opt out of Common Core would allow policy makers to compare outcomes between the new and old curriculum standards.  The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing Tuesday on the Common Core opt out bill.  Schools could revert to the previous standards for math and English.  The local choice bill is being attempted after repeal efforts fell flat in the Alabama Legislature. 

New Development

A new development is coming to Montgomery's Maxwell Boulevard.  Mayor Todd Strange along with a representative from Stone River Company announced that a new four-story loft soon will break ground in the coming months.  Vice President Joseph Welden says the new Maxwell Bluff Lofts will provide 165 units of one and two bedrooms featuring hardwood floors, high-end appliances and granite countertops.  The new multi-family development will be located on a little more than five acres of land. 

Julian Bond at ASU

Famed civil rights activist Julian Bond presented the keynote address at the 8th Annual Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium Tuesday on the campus of Alabama State University.  Bond fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement as part of the NAACP and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, but says there is still more to be done today.  Julian Bond now works as a professor at American University after a 20-year career in the Georgia Legislature.