Pike County Victim Identified

Nov 26, 2013

Sheriff's Investigators in Pike County have turned to the public for assistance in solving Saturday night's robbery-slaying of a convenience store clerk.  51-year-old Mike Mills of Troy was gunned down at the Hill Mart store in the town of Spring Hill.  Investigators believe the fatal shooting occurred between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.  No arrests have been made.  A $2,500 dollar reward is being offered for information that leads to a arrest and conviction.  The governor's office is also expected to add to the reward. 

Immigration Law

Much of Alabama's immigration law has in effect, been permanently blocked by a federal judge in Birmingham.  The controversial law approved in 2011 by the Republican-dominated Legislature has been the subject of several lawsuits that were settled out of court.  On Monday, Federal Judge Sharon Blackburn finalized an agreement the state negotiated with the Justice Department.  Seven provisions of the immigration law are now permanently blocked.  Two other provisions, one that allows an employer to check immigration status of new hires and the E-Verify System were upheld by the federal courts. 

Ingram Campaign

Montgomery County Commissioner Reed Ingram is eyeing a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.  Ingram announced Monday he will run for the House District 75 seat now held by fellow Republican Greg Wren.  Ingram, who operates a car dealership, has served three terms on the Montgomery County Commission. 

Free Admission

The Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Officials said the museum will offer free admission to the main Rosa Parks Museum and the Children's Wing on Monday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Montgomery Bus Boycott began with Rosa Parks' arrest December 1, 1955.  The museum on Montgomery Street is built on the site where Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus.