An accident involving an All-Terrain-Vehicle claimed the life of a Wetumpka man. State Troopers report that 37-year-old Antonio Farrow was killed when the ATV he was riding ran off the road and struck a tree. The wreck happened just after 7:30 Monday night on Elmore County Road 348, about eight miles north of Wetumpka. Troopers say Farrow was wearing a helmet, however they also say ATV's are difficult to control on paved roads and are not legal to operate on roadways.
There is a $1,000 reward being offered by CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrests of three males being sought for a violent armed robbery. The heist occurred early Monday morning at a gas station/convenience store on U.S.
Alabamians looking for health insurance will likely have more choices in the second year of the insurance marketplace. A spokesman for the state insurance department said that United Healthcare has filed plans with state and federal regulators to offer coverage in all 67 counties during the second year of the program. United Healthcare did not offer individual plans in any country during the first year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama says it again intends to offer individual plans in all of the state's counties. Humana has applied to continue offering plans in the three counties
Montgomery Police have identified the adult male who was shot to death last night on Troy Highway. MPD said 26-year-old Rahulkumar Patel sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said the victim was slain in the 4400 block of Troy Highway. The fatal shooting happened around 9 p.m. Patel's death has been ruled a homicide. The motive is under investigation and no arrests have been made.
Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd is calling on all ASU alumni and supporters to join in the University's new giving campaign "30 Days of ASU." Donations of $100 or more are being accepted now by ASU's office of development. Each contributor will be acknowledged and listed on the ASU website as a donor to the campaign. If interested in making a contribution, click here and you'll be redirected to the secure page or contact the office of development at 334-229-4431.
Officials with the Montgomery Police Department say crimes of opportunity are more prevalent during the summer months than any other time of the year. MPD is urging residents who are traveling this summer to consider the safety of their home as they're booking that next cruise or flight. MPD Corporal David Hicks says Montgomery residents can relax during their summer getaway with the help of the Montgomery Police Department.
A man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery. It happened at the corner of South Jackson and Tuscaloosa Streets in the Patterson Court neighborhood. Police on the scene had few details, but are asking for the public's help. If you have any information on the shooting, you are asked to call the police department at 625-2831, the Secret Witness line at 262-4000 or CrimeStoppers, which is 215-STOP.
State School Superintendent Tommy Bice said the Selma City School System is showing signs of improvement. The state board voted unanimously back in February of this year to intervene within the school system amid alarming reports of academic problems, guidelines not being followed and allegations of sexual misconduct between a teacher and a student. Dr. Bice said February the school system has undergone some major changes for the better. Dr. Bice believes a new Selma City Schools superintendent could be named in early 2015.
An Alabama man accused of holding five girls at gunpoint in a school locker room last year has been committed to a state mental institution by a judge. Al.com reports a court order issued Monday places 22-year-old Ryan Matthews Sims in the custody of the Alabama Department of Mental Health until a judge approves his release. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to the deal after an assessment found Sims suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Sims had been charged with kidnapping after the February 2013 incident at Chelsea Middle School in Shelby County. The girls were held in a locker
Alabama state troopers have reported 10 traffic fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend. Troopers also say they investigated 237 accidents and 123 injuries on the road from the long holiday weekend that began late Thursday and ended Sunday night.