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Montgomery restaurant forced closed for second time in a year

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A Montgomery restaurant has been ordered to close by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the second time in less than a year after earning another dismal health score. Carlito’s Mexican Grill, located on Minnie Brown Road, failed its latest health inspection, which took place...
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Man found shot near Montgomery hospital in life-threatening condition

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting Tuesday night, Montgomery police said. According to Capt. Saba Coleman, officers were called to an area of Pine Street around 9 p.m. The police department did not identify the specific location, but a WSFA 12 News photojournalist found...

Woman arrested in 2020 Montgomery homicide case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An arrest has been made nearly 18 months after Montgomery police opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 29-year-old Montgomery man. Montgomery police have arrested and charged Dae’ja Powell, 24, of Texas, with murder for the Dec. 28, 2020 death of Keith Spells. Montgomery’s 66th homicide victim of that year was found dead that Monday morning in the 400 block of Arthur Street.

Arrest made in Wednesday Montgomery robbery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery police say a suspect has been taken into custody following a robbery Wednesday morning. Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman said officers responded to the 4300 block of Troy Highway around 8:15 a.m. regarding a robbery. There, officers spoke with the caller who said an unknown, armed suspect demanded property and then fled.

Wetumpka man sentenced to federal prison in child solicitation case

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A 24-year-old Wetumpka man will spend the next 17 years in prison after being convicted in a child sexual exploitation case. According to the United States Department of Justice, Jesse Lemar McCormick was sentenced to 210 months, or 17.5 years, in prison for a conviction in a 2020 case.

The historic Martin's Restaurant will keep its business license

Martin's Restaurant has been around for nearly a century, and it isn't going anywhere. At least not today. Two weeks after the Montgomery City Council voted to strip the business license from the historic eatery for failure to pay local sales taxes, city officials said Tuesday that the owner of Martin's has now paid back taxes and the account is current. The Cloverdale meat-and-three has served up fried chicken, sweet tea and other Southern staples since the 1930s, catering to political leaders and other state figures through the decades.

Black Voters Caravan comes to Union Springs

Union Springs Mayor Roderick Clark will welcome the Black Voters Matter Get Out To Vote (GOTV) Bus Tour to Union Springs/Bullock County on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The caravan's purpose is to remind people that election day is Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The caravan will ride around neighborhoods in the...

Knox headed for Alabama State to play for Tony Madlock

Amarr Knox, who helped lead the Bartlett High School Panthers to the brink of a state championship this year, has announced where he will play college basketball. On The Doc Holliday Show Tuesday afternoon, May 17, Knox said he will attend Alabama State University. Knox had committed to play for...
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City of Wetumpka lays out four year financial plan

Almost two decades ago the City of Wetumpka’s finances were different than they are today. Mayor Jerry Willis had just taken a seat on the city council 14 years ago and city leaders pondered how to make Wetumpka better. “When I came in office, we owed $13 million and...

Wetumpka senior graduates high school after beating cancer

WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - Graduation is a major milestone for any high school senior, but for Avery Jordan, the accomplishment means even more. “I could not be here right now,” Avery said. Avery was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma her junior year. She was faced with not only...

Pay It Forward: Patricia Holliday June

Our Pay It Forward honoree this week is Patricia Holliday June of Montgomery. She is an advocate for the homeless and works to help beautify her community. Neighbors helping neighbors. It’s a grass roots based initiative that is near and dear to Patricia Holliday June, whether it’s feeding the hungry or cleaning up the neighborhood.
Restaurant Review

Top 5 Most Popular Fried Chicken Restaurants in Montgomery, Alabama

This list is based on prior customer reviews. Fried chicken breast, pork chops, chopped BBQ pork, fish, and other tasty food with a genuine recipe are available here on Saturday. So, the best day to visit is Saturday because you can get a huge variety on this day of the week. Another good thing is that all these food items are served in a simple but visually pleasing place.

Texas Woman Charged in Murder of a Montgomery Man in December 2020

Montgomery police say a woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Montgomery man in December 2020. Police have charged 24-year-old Dae’ja Powell, of Texas, with the murder of 29-year-old Keith Spells, of Montgomery. The shooting occurred on Monday, December 28, 2020 around 8:30 a.m. in...