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Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Two Death Sentences

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the cases of two inmates sentenced to death for murder. The court turned down the appeal of Dontae Callen, 24, in a decision Friday. Callen was convicted of killing an aunt and…

Gun Found on Brewbaker Tech Campus

A 16 year old male Brewbaker Technology student was found to have a handgun in his car in the school’s parking lot this morning. He was immediately taken into custody by police and will be proposed for expulsion. Montgomery Public…

Former Alabama Governor Continues to Argue His Innocence

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is maintaining his innocence days after completing his six-year sentence on public corruption charges. The 71-year-old Democrat was released from federal prison in March and recently completed house arrest. Siegelman was in Atlanta on Thursday…

Two Men Charged with Capital Murder in 2016 Burgwyn Road Homicide

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested two suspects in the November 17, 2016, shooting death of 31-year old Jacurtis Howard of Montgomery. MPD detectives charged John Turner, 20, and Raheem Brown, 29, both of Montgomery with one count each of capital murder. Turner was taken into custody…

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Juvenile Shooting on Pickett Street

MPD charged Lawrence Dean, 34, with second-degree assault in reference to a shooting that occurred August 3 at about 11:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Pickett Street. The juvenile male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. MPD’s investigation indicates the shooting…

Troy Man Leads Police on Chase Spanning Three Counties

The Troy Police Department has arrested Randall Wade Oswald, 36, of Troy, on two warrants issued by the circuit clerk of Bullock County. The Bullock County Warrants were for Burglary 3rd degree and Theft of Property 1st degree. Officers attempted…

Escaped Elba Work Release Inmate Recaptured in South Carolina

A state inmate who escaped from Elba Work Release has been recaptured in Charleston, S.C. according to the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division. Charleston Police Department, in collaboration with Alabama Correction officials, took 49-year-old Michael John Klink…

Montgomery Man Facing Indictment on Child Sex Crimes

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest today of Deggie Young Hardwick for child sex crimes. Hardwick, 33, of Montgomery, was arrested Tuesday morning by agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. Attorney…

Two Men Shot in Montgomery

Montgomery police are investigating the shooting of two men. The shooting happened this afternoon in the 300 block of West Jeff Davis Avenue. Police say one of the injuries is life-threatening. Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment.…

Crimestoppers: Police Searching for Mail Theft Suspect

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and CrimeStoppers are searching for a mail theft suspect. Already, investigators say several people have been arrested for mail theft in East Montgomery, Pike Road and Prattville. This investigation has been going on since February.…

Another Arrest Made in Shooting and Robbery in Lowndes County

Special Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation with help from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, have made another arrest in the June 12 Marathon gas station shooting and robbery in Lowndes County. Investigators say a 17-year-old juvenile was taken into custody…

IRS Warns Tax Pros of New Scams to Steal Their Passwords

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.   This sophisticated scam yet…

Troy Woman Charged with Montgomery Bank Robbery

MPD charged Trasite Jackson, 41, of Troy, with first-degree robbery in reference to a robbery of a bank that occurred today at about 9:15 a.m. in the 2800 block of Eastern Blvd. Jackson was taken into custody on the scene by MPD…

Juvenile Arrest Following Altercation at Prattville Park

On July 22 a report was made with Prattville Police Department of an altercation, which occurred in the area of the Artesian Well/Autauga Creek access at 520 Doster Road. The victim stated that a verbal and eventual physical altercation began…

Montgomery Doctor Indicted on Drug Distribution Charges

On Tuesday, August 1, Dr. Gilberto Sanchez, 55, of Cecil, Alabama, was arrested for drug distribution after being indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Montgomery, Alabama, announced Acting United States Attorney A. Clark Morris. The indictment charges Dr.…

Georgia Man Faces Child Porn Charges in Alabama

A Georgia man accused of sending child pornography to an undercover officer in Alabama has been arrested as part of a joint investigation. The Opelika-Auburn News reports 53-year-old Henry Allen Sasser was arrested in Franklin, Georgia, after Lt. Bill Hough…

Arrest Made in Marathon Gas Station Shooting and Robbery

Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), with assistance from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, have made additional arrests in the June 12th Marathon gas station shooting and…

Alabama Prisons Becoming More Violent?

Alabama's Department of Corrections says an inmate found stabbed in a prison yard is the third prisoner to be slain at Elmore Correctional Facility this year. The agency says Timothy Robertson, serving time for rape, was fatally wounded Tuesday night,…

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