Authorities say a Montgomery boy has died 10 days after being hurt when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into an apartment building. Police say 6-year-old Aiden Howard died in a hospital on Sunday. The child was injured Feb. 12th when a SUV rammed through the side of an apartment unit. Police say the driver, 28-year-old Juan Daniels was fighting with a man and drove the vehicle into the apartment intentionally. The boy was visiting inside the apartment at the time and was seriously injured in the crash. Police are still looking for the Daniels.
The powerful Alabama teacher's lobby is moving to fire its executive secretary, Henry Mabry. The Alabama Education Association board announced the action Saturday morning. The move came after a financial audit requested by the AEA board raised concerns about Mabry's financial management of the organization. Mabry issued a statement to the Montgomery Advertiser and said he enjoyed his time working for educators of the state.
The Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend and many parts of Central Alabama are participating. Much like the back to school version in August certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Elmore County Emergency Management Director Eric Jones says the items are related to weather emergencies. Elmore County is also eliminating its own sales tax for those items over the weekend as are all the counties and major cities in the tri-county area.
Governor Robert Bentley has apologized to the government of India for the treatment of an Indian man who was roughed up by a police officer in Madison, Alabama. The case involves 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police officer Eric Parker while visiting relatives earlier this month. Bentley says an officer used "excessive force." Parker was arrested and charged with assault. Madison town official said Parker will be fired.
Families of missing persons and law enforcement agencies came together in Montgomery Tuesday for training and support group meetings. It was the state's first ever Missing Persons Day. Montgomery County District Attorney Darryl Bailey says families need to feel empowered. Bailey says there are 169 people currently missing in Alabama. For more information from the event, you can call 832-2550.
Montgomery Police have made an arrest in connection with the December slaying of a 16-year-old male. Another juvenile, 17-year-old Rodriquez Reed was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with the murder of Ladarion Thompson. Police said Thompson was shot on December 21st in the 3800 block of Day Street. The victim died a few days later on Christmas Day. Reed is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.
Alabama State University is launching it's "I Love ASU" 30-day giving campaign, which begins Valentine's Day and ends on March 15th. According to ASU's President, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, the university is asking supporters to show their love for the university by giving. Boyd said last year, the community showed its support in a big way by donating more than $150,000 during the inaugural 30 Days of Giving program. Online donations will be accepted at www.alasu.edu/giving or by mail or by phone at (334) 229-4431.
Alabama counties are deciding today whether to allow gay marriage following a federal judge's decision Thursday that forced Mobile County to issue same-sex licenses. Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell says he will being selling licenses today. Other probate judges who balked at selling the licenses are weighing the same decision as Russell. Only about a third of the state's 67 counties have issue same-sex marriage licenses so far.
Central Alabama CrimeStoppers and Prattville Police have turned to the public for assistance in locating and identifying a man wanted for a strong arm robbery. The crime happened January 30th in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store in Prattville. Authorities said the suspect stalked, then snatched a purse from a couple moments after they had cashed a tax refund check. CrimeStoppers has posted a photo of the suspect on its website. The CrimeStoppers number is 215-STOP.
The White House has honored five FBI agents for rescuing a boy who was held in an underground bunker in southeast Alabama two years ago. Members of the FBI's hostage rescue team were among the law enforcement officers receiving medals of valor in a ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. An armed man boarded a school bus in Midland City on January 29, 2013, and killed the driver. He grabbed a five year-old boy off the school bus and descended into an underground bunker. Agents stormed the bunker days later, killing the gunman and rescuing Ethan Gilman.