Alabama Emergency Management Agency's Yasamie August cautioned the public to be prepared, for Tropical Storm Karen. The storm could possibly reach the Gulf Coast by this weekend, bringing with it torrential rains and blustery winds. August said it's not clear yet what Montgomery and surrounding counties will experience. The National Weather Service office in Birmingham predicts Tropical Storm Karen will move into central Alabama by Sunday dumping about two inches of rain or more in some areas.
Montgomery's 40th Homicide
Montgomery police report that 23-year-old Demarcus Pringle, a Montgomery resident was shot to death Thursday at a residence near Highway 80 on the city's west side. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the incident in the Chatham Place neighborhood around 12:30 p.m. An initial investigation indicated the shooting was a domestic dispute between the Pringle and another family member. This would be the city's 40th homicide of the year.
Police in Ozark say a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy in the mouth has been charged with attempted murder. Police Chief Tony Spivey says the victim was shot near Oben Everett Park Wednesday night in Ozark. The victim was taken to the Dale Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities arrested the teenage suspect and have also charged him with marijuana possession. Spivey says the motive that led to the shooting is unclear.