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Deputies are investigating a cross burning on a bridge over Interstate 85 in Alabama. Sheriff Andre Brunson said the wooden cross was set ablaze Thursday night in Macon County.

WRBL-TV reported that three people in passing cars stopped and ran up to scene with a fire extinguisher, calling 911 and knocking the cross down.

One of them described seeing what "looked like a shadow” fleeing from the scene. Brunson says deputies arrived and helped extinguish the fire.

The sheriff says they don't have suspects so far.

Montgomery police are releasing the name of a homicide victim, one of six people shot in separate incidents Thursday.

25-year-old Malik Woods, of Montgomery, was killed shortly before 12:15 p.m.

Police and medics responded to the 5000 block of Woods Crossing where they found his body.

Woods had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. No motive has been determined and no arrests have been made in the case.

Ten vehicles burned near a building in Montgomery early Tuesday morning.

According to Montgomery Fire/Rescue District Fire Chief Quentin Burke, at around 4 a.m. MFR responded to the 4300 block of Norman Bridge Road on reports of multiple vehicles on fire near a building.

When the units arrived, they found 10 vehicles with moderate to extensive fire damage.

Burke said the building sustained minor heat damage.

Burke said there were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Alabama approcahes 13,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 20, 2020

Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to over 12,701 according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 162,520 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

As of Thursday's, ADPH’s data map shows 508 people have died from the respiratory virus.

There have also been 1,480 hospitalizations statewide due to the new coronavirus.

Alabama climbs past 11,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 15, 2020

  Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to over 11,000 according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 144,422 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

As of Thursday's, ADPH’s data map shows 473 people have died from the respiratory virus.

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The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is looking for a fugitive wanted on multiple charges including kidnapping, assault, and attempted rape, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

39-year-old Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, should be considered armed and dangerous. He could be in Birmingham, Calera, Clanton, Wetumpka, Prattville, or Montgomery.

This is not the first time the Marshals Service agents have sought Wyatt.

Alabama climbs past 8,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 7, 2020

Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to approximately 8,500, according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 109,500 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

3 Seperate Shootings, 2 Dead in Montgomery

May 7, 2020

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating three separate Wednesday shootings that all happened within just a few hours of one another.

Two of them ended up being fatal, police say.

The first shooting resulted in the death of one person.

Police and medics responded around 2:50 p.m. to the 2900 block of McQueen Street in reference to a subject shot.

Alabama State University To Hold Drive-Up Clinic

May 5, 2020
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Alabama State University has partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA) to provide free COVID-19 testing for residents of a local housing community.

President Quinton T. Ross, Jr., made the announcement on Monday, May 4, that a drive up clinic for eligible residents of the William B. Paterson Court Housing Community will be held on the University’s campus beginning Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Over 7,800 test positive for COVID-19 in Alabama

May 4, 2020

Over 7,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across the state, according to the latest numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

As of Saturday, ADPH’s data map shows over 290 people have died from the respiratory virus and over 1,000 have been hospitalized statewide since March 13.

The map also shows close to 92,000 tests have been conducted.

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