10:32am

Wed May 14, 2014
WVAS Local

Montgomery Police Memorial

The Montgomery Police Department will pay tribute to its 27 fallen officers and honor former and current officers at a Memorial Day service set for today at MPD headquarters on North Ripley Street.  Following the program, MPD also will host its annual Memorial and Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Convention Center. 

Montgomery Shooting

A shooting that sent an adult male to the hospital late Tuesday morning has turned into a homicide.  WSFA-TV reports today that the unnamed victim has died in a local hospital.  The man was shot near the intersection of Lower Wetumpka and Forbes roads.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear but Montgomery Police said a suspect was apprehended and criminal charges are pending. 

Expanding Education

The Montgomery superintendent of schools and the Montgomery County School Board want to expand the number of technical education programs offered in Montgomery Public Schools.  Superintendent Margaret Allen said if the funding is available, MPS would consider opening a technical center, possibly in the old Montgomery Mall complex.  Also at Tuesday's session, the school board named two principals.  Dr. Antonio Williams will become principal of Sidney Lanier High School and Michelle Harris will take over as principal of Dalraida Elementary School when the new school year starts in the fall. 

Child Sex Case

The suspects in a child sex case and a former teacher charged in a separate case were in a Wetumpka courtroom Tuesday for arraignment hearings.  33-year-old Jeffrey Stanton, a former high school teacher charged with having sex with a student, waived his arraignment he is due back in court on June 5th. 

Two Elmore County residents, 31-year-old Stephen Conrad and 27-year-old Jean Conrad also waived arraignment.  The Tallassee couple is charged with multiple counts of child abuse, sodomy, rape and sexual torture.  The Conrads have a June 3rd court date. 

Corrections Officer Charged

A veteran Alabama corrections officer has been charged with trying to sneak drugs into a state prison in Barbour.  Authorities in Butler County say 37-year-old David Brooks of Troy is charged with conspiring to traffic methamphetamine.  He's been an employee of the prison system for 15 years.  Butler County Sheriff Kenny Hardin said that investigators seized around $55,000 worth of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and other illegal drugs from Brooks' residence in Troy.