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Weeks pass with no suspect in Montgomery woman’s fatal hit-and-run

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It’s been nearly two weeks since an elderly woman was killed in a hit-and-run on Montgomery’s Edgemont Avenue. Miriam Thomas, 79, was struck by what officials believe to be a small gray or silver sedan on the morning of Feb. 7. Neighbors remember Thomas as the woman who would


Police: Man charged with theft of multiple utility trailers

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -A man was taken into custody Thursday in connection to multiple utility trailer thefts according to Montgomery Police. Quincy Green, 43, is charged with two counts of theft of property first degree, two counts of theft of property third degree and theft of property second degr


Lawmaker hopes to increase access to law enforcement recordings despite "error" in proposed bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A bill that has been filed ahead of the upcoming Alabama legislative session regarding law enforcement audio, visual recordings and who can access those recordings.


Busy weekend of events in River Region

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - There is plenty to do this weekend in the River Region. Millbrook and Montgomery are hosting Mardi Gras events. Montgomery’s sixth annual Mardi Gras Block Party and Cajun Cook-off is noon to 6 p.m. on Commerce Street downtown.


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.


Man Dies after Montgomery Wreck

Montgomery police say a man has died after wrecking his pickup truck. Police say they and fire medics responded to the 6100 block of Brewbaker Boulevard around 1 p.m. yesterday. They say they found 65-year-old Michael Foster of Montgomery with life-threatening injuries after he crashed his 2003 GMC


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.


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


First responder participated in Selma to Montgomery march

Dallas County Constable Christopher Columbus Peterson is looking forward to next weekend’s Jubilee Crossing. Peterson participated in the historic Montgomery to Selma March in 1965 as a senior at R.B. Hudson High School.


Council responds to McPhillips’ complaint

In November of 2018, Montgomery attorney Julian McPhillips filed a complaint in Dallas County circuit court on behalf of Ronita Wade, the embattled city treasurer, detailing her struggles with the City of Selma.


2 woman charged after AL prison contraband arrests

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two women. Two state prisons. Two arrests. Both in one day. That’s what the Alabama Department of Corrections says happened on Sunday. The incidents, which are not connected, happened at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs and Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore


First Alert: Warm Friday with some sun, some showers

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Talk about a wild weather week! Tons of rain, a few storms and even temperatures that have gone from seasonable to potentially breaking records... we’re done it all this work week.


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.


Montgomery’s NYC Gyro recovering after burglary

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery restaurant is asking customers to bring in cash for payments after a burglary early Thursday morning. According to a Facebook post by NYC Gryo’s owner Syed Shah, the Maxwell location was broken into around 3 a.m.


Saban strongly advised Mack Wilson to return to school

Every year, Alabama has several juniors who have to make one of the toughest choices of their lives in whether to forgo a final season of eligibility to enter the draft. Saban has long been on record suggesting that players who are very likely first rounders should go, but those who have a better th


Future doctors in Montgomery for conference

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Over 1,500 high school students and teachers are in Montgomery for Alabama’s Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference. At the conference, students will get to learn more about careers in the medical field through a variety of competitions and workshops.


Police: Suspect hit victim with vehicle after argument

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A woman has been charged with assault after Montgomery police say she hit another woman with a vehicle. According to Capt. Regina Duckett, LaPiffany Baker, 30, is charged with assault first degree.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


Stronger Storms Approaching Montgomery & Wetumpka

As of 7:45 pm, radar shows the line of thunderstorms continuing to push eastward across Central Alabama, now with all of the activity east of I-59. One stronger cell with plenty of lightning and heavy rain is approaching the cities of Montgomery and Wetumpka. Some small hail may be occurring with th


Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper's publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton.