School Mourns Student

Feb 5, 2014

Faculty, staff and students at Robert E. Lee High School are mourning the death of a 16-year-old student.  The incident occurred Tuesday night while members of the IT Academy from Lee were on a field trip to North Alabama.  Alexander Reid Cunningham Bridgman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while the school bus was stopped for a dinner break in Pelham.  Another student with Bridgman was injured but has since been released from the hospital.   

Mobile Health

The Montgomery Mental Health Center Wellness Coalition has received a grant to help fund their mobile home health clinic.  Burnell Mapp, CEO of Health Services Incorporated, said the grant totaling more than $700,000 will help fully equip the unit.  Mapp said this new mobile clinic will help deliver services to the Montgomery community and surrounding area. 

Legalizing Extract

Alabama lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward effectively legalizing a marijuana extract that doesn't get people high, but can be used to treat some medical conditions.  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to allow people with certain illnesses to possess the oil called cannabidiol, also know as CBD oil. 

200-year Sentence

A man has been sentenced to 200 years in prison in the severe beating of a Montgomery woman during a September home invasion.  Wilanu Collins was sentenced in an attack that left the then 72-year-old wife of ex-state Rep. Claud Walker with a fractured skull.