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Raycom Media Camellia Bowl brings big bucks to Montgomery
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Every year, the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl brings thousands of people and millions of dollars to the Capital City. “We’ve always had a great economic benefit,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. “The first year it was in the $20 to $25 million range. Every year its been abou
Car crashes into Montgomery home Sunday morning
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Everyone is okay after a car crashed into a Montgomery home Sunday morning. According to Montgomery Fire/Rescue, units responded to the vehicle vs. house on Perry Hill Road. MFR advised, “through nothing short of a miracle,” neither the homeowners nor the driver of the vehicl
Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for Suspect
Montgomery county sheriff’s office is looking for a robbery suspect. The incident happened on the 7100 block of Mobile highway just after midnight Saturday. Authorities say they are looking for a black man with a beard. He stands at 6’4 with a thin build. Deputies say the suspect is armed with a sem
Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening
One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.
Man guilty of manslaughter in Montgomery stabbing
A Montgomery County jury found a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman to death while they were riding in a car guilty of manslaughter this week, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Warren Central’s Buys set to play in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game
Reed Buys was running late. A coach from Georgia State had flown to Mississippi for the day to speak to him about joining the school’s football program, and the meeting had delayed Buys’ arrival for this appointment by an hour.
New School Named Transfer Option For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts
This weekend was a big one for Jalen Hurts, as the Alabama quarterback graduated from school. He got a raucous ovation as he walked across the stage. Hurts, Alabama’s starting quarterback in 2016 and ’17, became the backup this past season. Tua Tagovailoa took over the starting gig in the national t
Alabama’s iconic civil rights town now the fastest shrinking city in the state
On a Friday afternoon in winter, the riverfront in downtown Selma feels like a ghost town trapped in time. An elegant historic hotel reminiscent of the French Quarter sits vacant, with a view of the Alabama River below.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
New Year's Eve events in Alabama: Ways to ring in 2019 in style
Are you ready to clink glasses, throw confetti and celebrate the arrival of 2019? There's plenty to do in Alabama on Dec. 31, from concerts and parties to street festivals and fireworks displays. Here are 23 events planned throughout the state, all intended to help you bid farewell to 2018 and welco
Montgomery man charged in South Court Street fatal shooting
Montgomery police have arrested a man in the shooting death of 19-year-old Shontell Samuel on South Court Street Thursday afternoon. Beontre Cashard Sanders, 19, was charged with intentional murder in the death of Samuel. According to court record, the two lived at the same address.
Alexander Shunnarah gives back to the community with the first annual ‘Shunnarah Seasons of Giving’ initiative
Most people know Alexander Shunnarah for his infamous “Call me Alabama” slogan and the massive trail of billboards commonly spotted by travelers along I-65. However, what many aren’t aware of is Shunnarrah’s heart for giving back to the city he calls home.
Artur Davis: What the next Montgomery mayor needs
The coming mayoral race in Montgomery matters whether you live in city limits, or whether it is simply important to you or your business that Alabama’s capital thrives. The conversation on the ground is that the outcome could be the next historic milestone for the city that launched civil rights.
Montgomery man convicted of 2015 Madison Avenue murder
A Montgomery jury on Friday found a 32-year-old man guilty of murder in a 2015 stabbing incident. Marcus Austin was convicted of the murder of 30-year-old Diamond Bethel on June 5, 2015. Austin faces 20 years to life in prison and is scheduled to be sentence on Jan. 31.
Alabama attorney general taking over case of black man killed by police officer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer inside Alabama's largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general, he announced Thursday.
Pedestrian identified in Thursday fatal crash
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The pedestrian killed in a crash on Troy Highway Thursday has been identified. Montgomery police have identified the pedestrian as 59-year-old Leroy Walker of Montgomery.
Update: Arrest Made in Woman’s Shooting Death in Montgomery
Montgomery police say they’ve made an arrest in the death of a woman who was shot on South Court Street. Police say they’ve charged 19-year-old Beontre Sanders with murder in the death of 19-year-old Shontell Samuel. Sanders is being held on a $150,000 bond.
Two more teens charged in death of Carver High student
Two more Montgomery teens were charged with reckless murder in the death of 15-year-old Keiauna Williams, police said late Wednesday. Montgomery police Capt. Regina Duckett said J'tari Bass, 17, and Henry Wallace, 19, were each charged with the Class A felony for their part in Williams' death. Bass
Woman dead after South Court Street shooting
A woman was fatally shot on South Court Street on Thursday afternoon, according to Montgomery Police Department. The shooting took place just after 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Court Street, two blocks south of the Governor's Mansion and a block north of Lanier High School. The woman was pronou
Major delays I-85 NB/SB near Shorter, Waugh
SHORTER, AL (WSFA) - Motorists traveling on Interstate 85 north and southbound near the Shorter/Waugh area will experience delays after a crash. According to the Shorter Fire Department’s twitter page, there are multiple accidents at mile-marker 15.