Thursday, July 31, 2014

CBS 8 Montgomery Newsroom

Tutwiler Prison Officers Training With New Camera System
From Wetumpka -- Tutwiler Prison For Women has completed its first objective to bring safety to its inmates. More than 300 new cameras have now been installed. Alabama News Network was the only news station in our area to get an inside look as officers get training.

Educators Look to Future at Annual Back to School Breakfast
The countdown to the new school year is on. Montgomery County School System leaders say they're looking forward to a fresh start.

Judge Delays Decision on Alabama Abortion Law
A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics.

Lawmaker: State Can't do Executions Until Spring
An Alabama lawmaker says it will be next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates.

"Operation Domino" Showing Positive Results To Fight Crime In Montgomery
From Montgomery -- it's been one week since the police department implemented its new crime-fighting strategy, "Operation Domino." So is the community seeing any changes in their area?

Deadly Ebola Virus in Africa May Impact Local Church Mission Team
The Ebola virus in West Africa is making national headlines. Experts say it has become the deadliest virus to date... Killing 672 people.

Clean-Up of Antioch Cemetery Delayed
For those wanting to volunteer this weekend to clean up Antioch Cemetery in Montgomery, that project is being postponed until further notice.

Neighbors Worried After Abandoned Subdivision Blaze
Neighbors are concerned about the future of an empty subdivision on Air Base Boulevard. This after a fire tore through a group of abandoned homes leaving heavy damage to the area.

Alexander City City Council Considers Tax Increase for Roads
The Alexander City Council is on a mission to pave all 144 miles of city roads that need it. To do that, it must come up with extra revenue. Now the council is considering a one percent increase in sales tax to fix that.

Former ASU Trustee Threatens to Sue Governor
Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.