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Montgomery Police Investigating Two Shootings

Montgomery police are investigating two shootings that happened in the overnight hours Saturday. In the first shooting, police say they were called at about 12:34AM to the 1800 block of Young Farm Road, which is just off Vaughn Road inside the bypass. That’s where they say they found a man who had been shot.
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Police respond to three non-fatal shootings in Montgomery on Saturday

Police responded to three non-fatal shootings in Montgomery on Saturday. No arrests have been made as early Saturday evening, police say. The Montgomery Police Department responded to a "subject shot" call in the 1800 block of Young Farm Road at 12:34 a.m. Saturday. MPD and fire medics found a man who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital.
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Man charged with arson in Montgomery fire

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery Fire/Rescue officials say a man has been charged with setting a structure on fire. According to Assistant Fire Chief Stanley Cooper, MFR Bureau of Investigations responded to the 2000 block of Oklahoma Street around 5:50 a.m. Saturday morning to determine the origin and cause of a structure fire. While on the scene, investigators conducted an interview with the occupant who admitted to setting the fire but did not give a reason.


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Alabama native tapped as stage designer for World Games 2022

This story is republished with permission from The Birmingham Times. Lyndell T. McDonald is ready for the World stage. McDonald, a Montgomery, Ala. native and assistant professor and technical supervisor at the University of Alabama, is the person responsible for creating and facilitating staging and production props for the opening and closing ceremonies for the World Games 2022, which take place in the Birmingham metro area from July 7-17.

Alabama civil rights attorney to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tuskegee civil rights attorney Fred Gray will be one of seventeen Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House announced the list of recipients of the nation’s highest civilian award. Gray represented Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior and civil right icon Rosa Parks. His was the first voice heard on Alabama Public Radio’s international award-winning documentary “The King of Alabama,” about the fiftieth anniversary of MLK’s assassination.

2020 Montgomery bank robbery suspect gets decades in federal prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The suspect in a 2020 Montgomery bank robbery and shooting learned his fate during a Thursday sentencing hearing. John Adam Vinson, Jr., 32, of Montgomery, will spend 30 years in federal prison for convictions of bank robbery and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, according to United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart.

Jeremiah Cobb, 4-star RB out of Montgomery, Alabama, announces SEC commitment

Jeremiah Cobb, a 4-star running back out of Montgomery, Alabama, (Montgomery Catholic Preparatory) has announced a commitment to play in the SEC. Cobb, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 186 pounds, announced on social media that he would play at Auburn. Cobb is rated the No. 8 running back in the class of 2023, and the No. 18 player in the state of Alabama, according to the 247Sports Composite. He has a reported 33 offers. Cobb thanked God, his mother, coaches and teammates as part of the announcement.

Alabama man sentenced to 30 years in prison for robbery and discharging a firearm while committing a crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) – On Thursday, John Adam Vinson, Jr., 32, from Montgomery, Alabama, received a 360-month prison term after convictions for bank robbery and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime, announced U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Stewart. According to Vinson Jr.’s plea agreement and other court records, Vinson Jr. entered the Regions […]

Hammock Vacates Tallassee Mayor’s office, leaving a ‘Dumpster fire’ behind

Editor’s Note: One of the first things taught to those studying journalism is, keep it brief. Most people never read past the third paragraph. So, a condensed version of this story is simply this. Now the former Mayor, Johnny Hammock, had a lot to say about the reasons he was removed as Superintendent of Utilities, and why he tendered his resignation as Mayor, which became official Friday afternoon. It was a vast conspiracy, he said. A coup – to make him look bad, because he was the only person strong enough to stand against corruption and wrongdoing. The following article is a play by play of the last meeting Hammock held shortly before he walked away from his position as Mayor. As always, we simply report, and leave the opinions to our dear readers. On this issue, there are many. Good Luck to you Johnny Hammock in your future endeavors.

Hill appointed next Tallassee mayor

Sarah Hill will follow John Hammock as the next mayor of Tallassee. At a special called meeting of the Tallassee City Council, Hill, councilwoman representing Ward 2, was unanimously appointed as mayor to fill the remaining three years of Hammock’s term following his resignation. Hall thanked everyone for the...

Montgomery Man Sentenced for Regions Bank Robbery

A Montgomery man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a bank robbery at Regions Bank near Eastdale Mall. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old John Adam Vinson, Jr., was convicted of bank robbery and for firing a gun while committing a crime of violence. According to...