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Stormy weekend in store for Wetumpka, Elmore County

Elmore County is in for a stormy weekend, as thunderstorms and the potential for tornadoes moves across Alabama on Saturday. “We are seeing a strong cold front coming through on Saturday, with a southerly air flow ahead of it,” said meteorologist Gary Goggins with the National Weather Service’s Birm


ALEA issues new hardship driver's license law

MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT)-- A new law by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency could reinstate the driver's licenses for nearly 20,000 Alabamians, whose licenses were suspended, for an inability to pay traffic tickets.


James Spann: Strong storms for Alabama Saturday

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 57- to 60-degree range over much of north and central Alabama this afternoon, and we note a few thin spots in the overcast. To the south, Montgomery and Demopolis report a pleasant 65 degrees at mid-afternoon. There’s nothing on radar, and we will be dry t


Suspect in Thursday manhunt in Montgomery identified

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police have identified the suspect from Thursday’s manhunt as 23-year-old Jacoby Foster. Foster is currently in the Montgomery County Detention Facility charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied building or vehicle and domestic violence-strangulation/suffo


Free admission to National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Legacy Museum

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Equal Justice Initiative has announced it will offer free admission into the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in downtown Montgomery Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Man drowns in rural Alabama pond while fleeing police

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man has died while attempting to flee police by swimming through a rural pond. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Heath Carpenter says the man fled on foot from a traffic stop Wednesday morning and then attempted to swim across the pond to evade Troy pol


Free Tax Preparation at Montgomery City-County Public Libraries

*January 18 – 19 Friday 10 am – 6 pm *January 22 – March 9 (No appointments Friday, January 25 or Monday, February 18)


Alabama man accused of putting toddler in dryer and turning it on multiple times

ALABASTER, Ala. (WEAR) — An Alabama man is facing aggravated child abuse charges after he allegedly put a toddler in a dryer and turned it on multiple times. According to Alabaster Police, 25-year-old Steven Todhunter started abusing the child on May 1, 2017.


MLK Day events and commemorations in the local area

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Montgomery and surrounding cities are commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events. Below is information and details on all events in the local areas.


6 former Family Practice employees sentenced in pill mill case

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - One of the largest pill mill prosecutions in Alabama’s Middle District is nearing the end. Thursday, six defendants who worked for Dr. Gilberto Sanchez, the owner of Family Practice, were sentenced in federal court.


3 regional megaprisons back on table for state leaders

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner are considering whether to consolidate Alabama’s male prisons into three regional megaprisons.


Jewelry Store Employee Shot by Co-worker

Montgomery police are investigating a shooting incident involving two employees of Bryson’s Jewelry, located in Eastchase. One employee, an adult male, sustained what is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was treated at the scene by Montgomery Fire Medics before being transporte


Alabama inmate serving life sentence dies from apparent suicide

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. -- The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the apparent suicide of a state inmate reported Wednesday at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County.


Montgomery QB Club changes banquet date to Feb. 18

The Montgomery Quarterback Club has announced that its Annual Awards Banquet originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 has been changed to Monday, Feb. 18. ESPN's Laura Rutledge will be the featured speaker.


No charges filed in shooting involving east Montgomery store employees

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department said no charges have been filed in a shooting that injured a Montgomery store employee Thursday. Capt. Regina Duckett said the victim “does not wish to prosecute and the circumstances remain unknown.”


Thousands could now qualify for hardship licenses

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thousands or more Alabamians with revoked or suspended licenses may be able to qualify for hardship licenses. A hardship license is a temporary license the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency can give to people. Currently, there are thousands of Alabamians who have their licenses


State might lease prisons, instead of building them

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's options for replacing state prisons could include leasing facilities built by a private firm. Ivey in her inaugural address Monday said that she would be announcing a prison plan in the coming days.


AL State Trooper involved in crash while in pursuit of suspect

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An Alabama State Trooper cruiser was involved in a crash Thursday evening in Montgomery, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed. According to ALEA Cpl. Jess Thornton, the cruiser crashed while troopers were in pursuit of a suspect. He said the damage was minor.


County Road 12: Montgomery woman thinks ‘Outside the Box’ on craft projects

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Sometimes you just have to think outside the box. For Montgomery resident Sue Kirsch, that’s where she does her best work. “I started decorating birthday cards,” said Kirsch. “I would put ribbon round them and glue a little flower on it.”


Man recovering after West Fairview Avenue shooting

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man is recovering from minor injuries sustained in a Thursday evening shooting. According to the Montgomery Police Department Sgt. Jarrett Williams, police responded to the 300 block of West Fairview Avenue on a report of a person shot.