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Montgomery County grand jury indicts man in 2017 triple shooting

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Ricardo Crenshaw, 26, is indicted on one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire on random victims at a home in Chisholm in 2017.


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Authorities searching for escaped inmate out of Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Authorities are searching for escaped inmate, Fleurette Martin who left her assigned job around 1 a.m. Monday morning. Martin was last seen wearing new white Skechers, blue jeans and black and white hooded sweater. Her assigned job is located in Montgomery, Ala.


Vehicle crashes into Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel sign

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in front of the downtown Renaissance Hotel. One of the vehicles, a Hyundai SUV, crashed into the hotel’s large stone and concrete sign.


Central AL residents approved for disaster assistance after January storms

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Alabama Emergency Management Director Brian Hastings announced on Friday that Alabama businesses and residents affected by severe weather and a tornado on Jan. 19, can apply for low-interest disaster loans f


Man charged with raping 2 children appears in court

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man charged with raping at least two children appeared in circuit court Thursday. Charles Edward Colburn was formally indicted and arraigned on two counts of first degree rape and sexual abuse of a child under 12. He is also charged with chemical endangerment of


Montgomery County Arrests: February 11-17

Here are the arrests for Montgomery County for dates February 11-17, 2019. An arrest does not mean the person was found guilty. A suspect is presumed to be innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.


Elderly woman killed in Macon County fire

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An elderly woman was killed in a mobile home fire in Macon County Friday afternoon, according to police. Multiple fire departments responded to the fire on County Road 44, which is near Fort Davis.


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration

The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.


Poll shows AL voters split on idea of gas tax increase

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - With crumbling roads and bridges all over Alabama, there’s a growing call to generate new revenue to make needed repairs. Much of that call has been aimed at a gasoline tax increase.


Ivey secures disaster relief for Elmore County tornado victims from federal Small Business Administration

More assistance from the Trump administration is now being made available to Alabamians affected by the severe weather and tornado that occurred in the River Region on January 19.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Man accused of stealing ring from body

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man has been arrested for allegedly taking a ring from a homicide victim’s body, according to court documents. According to Capt. Regina Duckett, Maurice Lamar Young, 48, is charged with tampering with physical evidence.


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Montgomery Native is Oscar Nominated

CBS 8 will have a story about Barry Brown in our news this evening at 5:00PM and 6:00PM, and on ABC 32 at 5:30. Then, Watch Your Community This Week over the weekend for an extended conversation with Brown. He says he was in a Montgomery dentist’s chair when he got the text informing him about his n


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe