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Arlam Carr, the son of the late civil rights icon, Johnnie Carr died Thursday. Carr was named in a 1964 lawsuit that eventually led to the desegregation of Montgomery Public Schools. Carr was one of the first African-American students to graduate from Sidney Lanier High School. Carr was a long-time employee at WSFA, a local television station. Carr was 62-years-old.
The Beasley Allen Law Firm is sponsoring its 4th annual Seat Check Saturday this weekend. The event is a chance for parents and caregivers to get free advice and tips on ensuring their child's safety while on the road. Labarron Boone, a partner with the Beasley Allen Law Firm, says most traffic accidents where children are injured are a result of parents lacking education about their child restraints. Saturday's event will be held at the Shoppes at Eastchase from 9 a.m. until noon.
Montgomery Police say a woman charged in the April 2012 murder of her boyfriend was re-arrested this week for failing to appear in court. The U.S. Marshals Service apprehended Yolanda Belser on Tuesday. Belser had been out of jail on a $50,000 bond in connection with the fatal stabbing of 42-year-old Tyron James. The victim was slain on Yarbrough Street in April of 2012.