Alabama School Bus Recall

Oct 31, 2019

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall that affects more than 50,000 school buses nationwide.

Certain models of Thomas Built buses are being recalled for not having enough padding in the back of the seat. The organization says this could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The state of Alabama is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the missing stepdaughter of Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Walt Harris.

The governor's office announced the reward for information about 19-year-old Aniah Haley Blanchard.

A statement says the money is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Police initially said there wasn't any indication of foul play but now say it's possible.

A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion ban that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, which would have called for a sentence of 10 years to life in prison for the abortion provider.

Alabama legislators approved the measure this year, hoping to mount a court challenge to abortion rights. Abortion providers sued to stop the law from going into effect next month.

Auburn missing teen car located in Montgomery

Oct 29, 2019

Auburn, Alabama resident and Southern Union College student Aniah Blanchard has been missing since the night of October 23, 2019. She is 5’6 and 125 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black dress, black stockings, and tan duck boots. It is reported she was en route to meet a man named “Eric” whom she had met from a dating app. Her vehicle, a black 2017 Honda CR-V, has been located at an apartment complex in the 6100 block of Boardwalk Boulevard in Montgomery, Alabama on Friday October 25. The vehicle appears to have sustained damages through unknown means.

Friday Night Lights Week 10 Review

Oct 28, 2019
The Montgomery Advertiser

Week 10 of the high school football season has come and gone and with that some teams are looking to gear up for state championship runs while others get ready for basketball season.

With some games being moved to Thursday due to the threat of inclement weather the slate of games is not as long as weeks past, but the games did not disappoint.

Police say they will charge two people in the death of a 3-year-old Kamille McKinney, the Alabama girl whose body was found amid trash 10 days after being kidnapped outside a birthday party.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, will be charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the death of McKinney, called "Cupcake" by relatives.

The body of missing 3-year-old girl has been found

Oct 23, 2019

Police in Alabama say they've found the body of a 3-year-old girl who has been missing more than a week, and they're charging two people with murder.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference Tuesday night that the remains of Kamille McKinney were located in a trash bin taken to a landfill. He says police had been watching garbage deposits.

Smith says police are obtaining murder warrants against two people previously identified as persons of interest in the case, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown.

 State officials toured a state prison the corrections commissioner says illustrates the state's problem with aging facilities. It also shows the state's ongoing problems with understaffing.

The Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy on Tuesday toured Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

The maximum-security inmate houses more than 1,000 inmates in facilities originally designed for about 500.

DNC Bylaws

Oct 21, 2019

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says state Democrats should follow bylaws adopted earlier this month and urged the state party chair to get on board with them.

D-N-C Chair Tom Perez delivered the message in a Saturday letter to Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley.

Perez said a set of bylaws adopted Oct. 5 by a group of state committee members is "binding on the party." Worley has contended the Oct. 5 meeting was illegitimate. She held a meeting on Oct. 12 where different bylaws were adopted.

Friday Night Lights Week 9 Review

Oct 21, 2019
The Montgomery Advertiser

As the regular season comes close to an end and the state gears up for area championships and playoff runs upsets and surprise games were prevalent throughout the weekend.

And to start off a hand clap is in order for the BTW Tuskegee Golden Eagles as they pick up their 1st win of the season as they beat ACA on the road by a score of 42-37. It must feel great for the players and coach Heard to be mentioned early in the report and not in the unfortunate segment they have frequented throughout the season that comes later on.