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Millbrook schools under lockdown - The Wetumpka Herald

Two Millbrook schools went into lockdown on Thursday morning.Elmore County Superintendent Richard Dennis said Stanhope Elmore High School and Millbrook Middle School are currently under lockdown after comments were made about a shooting at SEHS.Dennis said MMS was also put under lockdown as a precau


Autopsy: Alabama councilman shot woman before killing himself

DORA — Preliminary autopsy results in Alabama show a city councilman and part-time police officer fatally shot a woman and then killed himself.News outlets report that authorities have not released a motive in the deaths of 70-year-old John Allen Softley and 30-year-old Monica Jean Graves.More:Montg


Suspect sought in armed robberies of AL, MS GameStop stores

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A robbery suspect who appears to be targeting GameStop stores in Alabama and Mississippi is now wanted by law enforcement agencies in both states.Central Alabama CrimeStoppers says the Mississippi Coast CrimeStoppers organization is asking for its help spreading the word abou


Nearly 70 Selma to be Laid Off Due to Lack of Money - Alabama News

Reportedly, Mayor Darrio Melton met with employees Monday to notify them of layoffs, which will take effect on Nov. 5.


Heard’s BBQ opens 2nd location in Clanton - The Clanton Advertiser

By J.R. Tidwell / EditorFans of Heard’s BBQ and Soul Food no longer have to drive all the way to Maplesville to get a helping of the restaurant’s cooking.Heard’s set up shop in the cafeteria of Through the Grace of God Ministries in Clanton and opened for business on Oct. 15.Heard’s will be at the l


Nick Saban Explains What Butch Jones Does for Alabama | RTI

(Photo via Vasha Hunt/AL.com)Alabama has had notorious former Tennessee head coaches on staff before when they’ve traveled to Knoxville. Just a few years ago, the Tide had Lane Kiffin as their offensive coordinator when they made the trip to Neyland Stadium to play the Vols, and Kiffin was greeted w


Despite lack of developments, Selma officer ambush case not cold

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - It’s been three weeks since Selma police officer Micah Hale found himself ambushed at an intersection near downtown Selma. Since that time, two suspects have been arrested but nothing more has been released.“He didn’t realize that was happening until the rounds were zooming by,” s


The 'Lady in Black' Haunts an Old Cotton Gin in Prattville, Alabama - Central Alabama Weekend

Prattville is one of Central Alabama’s most idyllic cities. It’s a petri dish of the South – good people, food, and sights. You can have a good time here nearly any time of the year, finding a different event to attend or business to patronize. But in the city’s downtown area, right next to its beau


‘Redneck Housewives of Alabama’ to screen pilot episode in Huntsville; watch the trailer here

Eight women star in "Redneck Housewives of Alabama," a reality series created by a Huntsville company, Helen Evans LLC. From left are Phyllis Neighbors, Kelly Wilson, Emily Smotherman, Beth Hurt, Amanda Keller, Yolanda Banks, Rhonda Randolph and Leah Seawright. (Redneck Housewives of Alabama Faceboo


Nick Saban reveals how Butch Jones has been 'helpful' at Alabama

Jones, who oversaw the worst season in the proud history of Tennessee's program in 2017 and was fired two games before the Vols lost eight games and went winless in SEC play for the first time ever, was hired this offseason as an intern/analyst by the Crimson Tide.


Jury selection starts in Deandra Lee’s triple capital murder trial

LOWNDES COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The trial of triple capital murder suspect Deandra Lee hasn’t started, but jury selection is underway. The trial could begin on Monday, according to the Lowndes County clerk’s office.


City of Selma delivers more than 65 layoff notices - The Selma Times‑Journal

By: Thomas Scott and James JonesMore than 65 City of Selma employees left work on Monday afternoon having received an official layoff notice from the city’s human resources department.“Due to lack of funds, it will be necessary for the City of Selma to reduce the number of its employees,” the notice


Night Club Security Guard Injured in Shootout in Selma - Alabama News

“The sound echoed inside the club so loud, it turned the crowd inside the club into a panic. And it turned to chaos. People started running out of control,” he said.


Selma set to layoff dozens of city employees

The Selma City Council passed a budget in September that did not account for an outstanding debt the city has. Now, instead of a balanced budget, massive layoffs are in the works. (Source: WSFA 12 News)


Theft suspects sought in multiple AL cities

The crimes have targeted stores from Montgomery, Wetumpka, Millbrook and Clanton and were committed during September and October.


Man jailed after another shot in the leg earlier this month

Tyree Kiontraye Dunn, 24, was arrested Monday about 4 p.m. in connection to an Oct. 6 shooting on a warrant issued Thursday, according to records.


Man shot, killed Saturday night

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man was shot and killed near South Hull Street at West Jeff Davis on Saturday night, Montgomery Police said.Police responded at about 10 p.m. to a report of shots fired, and when they arrived they found a man who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.He was pronounced dead at


Prattville Shooting - Alabama News

Authorities are searching for a shooting suspect this afternoon.It occurred on north Northington Avenue near Bent Tree Drive.Police Chief mark Thompson says one man was transported to Baptist South Medical Center with injuries described as life-threatening.No names released, but the chief says the s


Selma woman charged in husband’s shooting death cleared by grand jury

A Dallas County grand jury on Thursday heard testimony from 38-year-old Jacqueline Dixon and, when it was over, declined to issue an indictment against, said District Attorney Michael Jackson.


Anti-gun violence community gathering reveals impact on families - The Selma Times‑Journal

Members of the community in Selma’s Ward 4 gathered together at the Ka-boom playground on First Avenue and Green Street Saturday afternoon for the “Stop The Violence” community gathering.Concerned citizens met and fellowshipped with one another at the park before the program began. Kids played on th