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Montgomery high school destroyed by overnight fire

The fire started around 3 a.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, about a mile from the Alabama Capitol Building, according to the Montgomery Fire Department.

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-18 11:42:15

Teens charged with capital murder becoming more common, DA says

A 16-year-old charged with capital murder used to be an anomaly, but in recent years that hasn’t been the case, the county’s district attorney said on Friday.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 22:05:00

Suspects in Millbrook armed robbery face dozens of theft charges in Prattville

PRATTVILLE — Three suspects in a Millbrook armed robbery, where an officer fired at one of the suspects, also face a laundry list of theft charges in Prattville.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 17:31:00

Nearly $200,000 Stolen from Montgomery Casino; Two Men Arrested in Connection to Crime - Alabama News

An FBI agent wrote in charging documents that $192,800 was missing from two customer kiosks near the casino floor. The agent said surveillance video showed that a casino employee, who was not charged, had left keys on top of a machine that had been malfunctioning. The agent said the video showed Pet

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-08-17 19:42:08

2 men arrested after $192,800 heist from Wind Creek Montgomery

Federal prosecutors have arrested two men, including a former employee, for allegedly stealing $192,800 from Wind Creek Montgomery casino last week after an employee left keys on top of a gaming kiosk.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 15:23:00

Former Prattville Police Officer Cooperates with Investigation, Gets Reduced Sentence - Alabama News

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that former Prattville police officer, John Wayne McDaniel Jr., has been sentenced for conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree theft, second-degree theft of prescription medicine and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-08-17 21:07:56

Third woman of suspected theft ring arrested

Alexandria Blue, 22, was arrested Friday on two felony theft warrants by Montgomery police, according to CrimeStoppers.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 22:43:00

MPD Charges Two in Murder on South Hull Street - Alabama News

Taketrin Bivins, 28, and Jay’Shun Edwards, 16, are charged with one count each of capital murder during the commission of a robbery and capital murder during the discharging of a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2018-08-17 01:21:36

Montgomery woman convicted of trying to kill another woman

A Montgomery County jury this week found Cheryl Blount guilty of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle, officials said. Due to her criminal record, Blount faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison or life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the DA's office.

AL.COM - 2018-08-17 17:51:00

Ex-Prattville cop convicted on theft, fraud charges escapes prison time

John Wayne McDaniel, 48, of the 400 block of Bedford Terrace, pleaded guilty in October to impersonating a police officer and theft of property in one case, as well as burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary in an unrelated case, courthouse records show. Circuit Judge Ben Fuller on Friday mornin

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 16:51:00

'The Ja'Mel Brown Show': Council candidate turns brash persona into political capital

"I'm at that point in my life where I don't even care if people like me anymore. If you like me, cool. If you don't, okay. #BLOCKED," he writes.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2018-08-17 18:37:00

Marshals arrest 3rd suspect in Millbrook robbery

Jarceon LaJames Banks, 23, of Montgomery, was arrested by U.S. Marshals, said Police Chief P.K. Johnson. He is charged with robbery and burglary, the chief said. He was placed in the Elmore County jail. Bond had not been set Thursday morning, records show.


2 jailed on capital murder charges in Montgomery shooting

Montgomery police said Taketrin Bivins, 28, and Jay'Shun Edwards, 16, have each been charged with one count of capital murder during the commission of a robbery and capital murder during the discharging of a firearm into an occupied vehicle,WSFA 12 News reported.

AL.COM - 2018-08-16 23:18:00

Former Prattville Police Officer Sentenced to 10 Years on Insurance Fraud and Burglary Charges - Alabama News

Reports say Leon Todd Townson, 51, was sentenced Monday. The former U.S. Marine is one of two former Prattville Police Department lieutenants charged with breaking into a home in 2015. The other lieutenant, 48-year-old John Wayne McDaniel, is set to be sentenced Friday.


One of three women sought in suspected theft ring arrested

A Montgomery woman, accused of playing a part in a five-person theft ring, is in the Montgomery County Jail on Wednesday morning on a probation violation.


Police seek Montgomery man in unrelated rape, stalking cases

Zachary Quintarius Williams, 24, is wanted for second-degree rape and second-degree stalking in unrelated incidents.


Man sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter - The Wetumpka Herald

A man who formerly listed an address in Wetumpka was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in July.James Rembert, 21, was initially arrested and charged with murder on March 3, 2016. The charge was later reduced.According to court documents, Rembert allegedly fatall


Police searching for missing Prattville woman

Fannie Mae RobinsonAnna Beahm | abeahm@al.comPrattville police are searching for a woman who has not been seen since she left her home in Prattville Sunday afternoon.Fannie Mae Robinson left her home at 4 p.m. Sunday and has not returned. Officials said someone was able to reach her by phone at 9 a.


Ex-Prattville cop gets 10 years for theft, fraud

Leon Todd Townson, 51, of Prattville, entered guilty pleas to insurance fraud in one case and conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary in another case, court records show. Circuit Judge Ben Fuller sentenced Townson to 10 years each on the conspiracy and insurance fraud charges and three years on t


Suspicious package prompts evacuation of Autauga DHR building

Calls came in about 10 a.m. of a suspicious package in the building, said Police Chief Mark Thompson. The Alabama Law enforcement Agency's bomb squad cleared the building, he said.