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Gun Violence in Montgomery
Gun violence marred an otherwise quiet weekend in the Montgomery. Montgomery Police say one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon around 1:30 that occurred in the 1200 block of Bragg Street, that's in west Montgomery. Police Sgt. Saba Coleman said authorities are withholding the name of the person who died and the identities of three people injured. No other information has been available about the multiple shooting.
Eleven thousand dollars in reward money is being offered for information to assist authorities find the people responsible for three unsolved murders in Montgomery. The unsolved homicides involve the June 6th, 2012 death Atrivis Perry, a 23-year-old male who was found shot to death on Traction Avenue. 18-year-old Melissa Slater who was shot to death in January 2013 on Audubon Road and the murder of 32-year-old Shekrian Wilkerson who was found shot to death in January on Davenport Drive. The rewards were announced Friday at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama." State tourism and transportation officials say the "Alabama the Beautiful" signs that have stood at the state line since 2003 will be replaced by the new "Sweet Home Alabama" signs over the next few months. State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says the song "Sweet Home Alabama" is recognized all over the world and the phrase makes people happy.
Former Alabama Congressman Arthur Davis has said he will form an exploratory committee next month to determine if he has the support to run form Mayor of Montgomery. Davis is a native of Montgomery and former Democrat who represented Alabama's 7th District from 2003 to 2010. Davis moved to Virginia following an unsuccessful bid for Alabama Governor in 2010.
The 18th Annual Alabama All-Star Week gets underway this week in Montgomery. High school athletes will display their talents in baseball, soccer at the Emory Folmar Complex, boys and girls basketball at the ASU Acadome, volley ball at Faulkner University, softball at Lagoon Park and of course football at Cramton Bowl. The weeklong competition opens with a baseball game between north and south squads Tuesday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.