Lillie Dunn

Austin Bomber Suspect Kills Himself with Explosive Device

Austin’s police chief says the serial bombing suspect who has terrified Texas’ capital city this month is dead. Police Chief Brian Manley said early Wednesday that the suspect set off an explosive device in his vehicle as SWAT team members were closing in. He says one of the SWAT officers also shot at the vehicle. Manley identified the suspect only…

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

Montgomery Police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of West South Boulevard at about 4:20 a.m. in reference to a subject shot. There they located an adult male who had sustained a life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he was later pronounced dead. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.

6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

Miami-Dade Police say the death toll is up to six people in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge to Florida International University. Det. Alvaro Alvaro Zabaleta says the operation has turned from rescue to recovery. He says they can’t yet release any information about the victims. He says 10 people were initially hospitalized. The bridge was not opened yet when…

2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at Birmingham hospital

Police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama hospital before fatally shooting himself. Birmingham police Lt. Peter Williston said Wednesday that one victim is in stable condition. “Unfortunately, I have to report the second victim did not survive and was pronounced deceased during surgery,” he said. Capt. H.R….

Cause of Two House Fires Under Investigation

The cause of two house fires is being investigated by Montgomery fire officials. The blaze was reported around 4:36 a.m. in the 900 block of high street. Firefighters say two vacant residential structures were fully engulfed with heavy smoke and flames when they arrived. It took approximately an hour for fire crews to gain control.  Both structures sustained extensive damage. The cause of the…

Trump’s $4 Trillion Budget Helps Move Deficit Sharply Higher

President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit. Unlike the plan Trump released last year, the 2019 budget never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years. And that’s before last week’s agreement for $300 billion is added this year and next, a deal that showers…

House OKs Budget Deal, Ending Shutdown

The House has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The 240-186 vote sends the $400 billion spending plan to President Donald Trump, who has promised to sign it. Passage of the measure came over the opposition of Democratic leaders…

Police Find Man with Serious Gunshot Wound; One Suspect in Custody

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 100 block of Truett Drive in reference to a subject shot. Upon arriving on scene, an adult male was located suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A suspect has been taken into custody and any potential charges are pending.

Will There Be Six More Weeks of Winter?

Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. Punxsutawney Phil’s handlers announced Friday the weather prognosticator saw his shadow. Legend has it if the furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather. Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill just…

Man Arrested in Rape of Alabama Student After 2016 Iron Bowl

A man has been arrested in the rape and robbery of a University of Alabama student following the 2016 Iron Bowl. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Kip Hart told news outlets Tuesday that 19-year-old Colby De’Wayne Daniels Lewis was arrested in Demopolis. Hart said investigators had followed new information over the previous two days. Lewis is accused of attacking…