Deadly Weekend Accidents

May 27, 2014

Alabama State Troopers say none of three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.  Sgt. Steve Jarrett said in a statement Tuesday that state troopers investigated three fatal wrecks between Friday evening and early Monday morning.  The accidents were reported in Jackson, Shelby and Wilcox counties.  Troopers do not handle traffic deaths in city limits, so those totals are not included in this count. 

Trial Date Delayed

The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting three people at a party in Auburn in 2012 has been delayed from next week until September.  Desmonte Leonard was originally scheduled to go on trial June 3rd in Opelika, but Circuit Judge Jacob Walker III moved it to Sept. 22 at the defense's request.  The 24-year-old Leonard of Montgomery is charged with capital murder, attempted murder and assault in the killing of Demario Pitts of Opelika and former Auburn football players Ladarious Phillips and Ed Christian during a pool party on June 9, 2012.  The is the second delay for the trial.  It was originally set for April, but was postponed by agreement of both sides. 

Pike Road

A small town near Montgomery is now one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Town of Pike Road has experienced growth of nearly a 1,000 new residents in a year's time from 2012 to 2013.  Kadie Crowell, Communications Director said Pike Road will maintain it's small town charm.  The town's first school system will be completed in the fall of 2015, it will host grades K through Eighth with plans to add a grade every year after that, the system's first graduating class will be 2020. 

New Senior Home

Senior Citizens in north Montgomery now have a new place to relax and enjoy their retirement.  NorthPointe Church of Christ on Fairground Road officially opened it doors Tuesday as a Senior Citizen's Day Care Center.  The center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and accepts anyone ages 60 and older.  The number for more information is (334) 322-3081.