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Alabama State University's first female president has assumed her duties. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd arrived at her new office today. Dr. Boyd replaces longtime President Emeritus William Harris who first joined ASU as president in 1994.
State Troopers said a Montgomery man was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 65. Troopers said 22-year-old Justin Martin died when the SUV he was driving left the roadway, overturned and struck a tree at the 189 mile marker. The crash occurred just before 7:30 a.m. about one mile north of Millbrook.
Millbrook Police have been searching for a male robber who stole money from a fast food restaurant on Highway 14. According to Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson, a suspect armed with a pistol shot out the glass door of a Hardee's and entered the restaurant and demanded money from the employees. The holdup occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said tracking dogs followed the suspect's path to an apartment complex on the Deatsville Highway then lost the trail.
A gay and lesbian advocacy organization and the state association of Realtors are blasting an Alabama congressman for making statements they consider inappropriate and offensive. Equality Alabama Chairman Ben Cooper says Republican Congressman Mike Rogers told a Realtors group in Montgomery how nice it was to be called 'honey' and 'sweetie' by a woman at an Alabama restaurant instead of in a D.C. men's room.