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Man killed in Montgomery shooting Saturday

Apr 5, 2021
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A man is dead after a shooting in Montgomery Saturday evening.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, officers and fire medics responded to Troy Highway near Eastern Boulevard around 6:22 p.m. in reference to a person shot. There, they found the victim, 30-year-old Jamarcus Jordan, with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police said Jordan was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

No arrests have been made and the shooting remains under investigation, according to police.

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Motorists driving in the area of Birmingham Highway and Hunter Loop Road should seek an alternate route, according to Montgomery police.

Montgomery police say an ongoing investigation has closed all lanes in the area.

Birmingham Highway at Hunter Loop Road closed after incident. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Birmingham Highway at Hunter Loop Road closed after incident. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

We have reached out to MPD for more information on the incident.

Montgomery police are investigating two separate shootings that happened around the same time Wednesday night.

Capt. Saba Coleman said both happened at about 8 p.m.

News crews found one scene at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel on Tallapoosa Street.

Coleman said a man sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.

She did not say if it happened inside or outside the hotel.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

City officials say initial reports indicate it involved a couple engaged in a domestic violence situation.

  By Tuesday night Life Academy in Montgomery will become a sure thing.

Leaders of the charter school say they expect to close on what used to be St. Jude on Fairview Avenue by the end of business day. It’s buying the property from the Catholic Archdiocese in Mobile.

Even though there was a little bit of a delay in closing on the property, Life Academy officials say they are still on schedule to open this fall. More than 50 students have enrolled so far.

School leaders are planning a drive-through parade in front of the school on Saturday to celebrate the event.

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  Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 85 have two separate crashes involving 18-wheelers that are causing delays.

The first involves an 18-wheeler between the Taylor Road and Chantilly exits (9 and 11).

A white18-wheeler crashed in the median on I-85 southbound between the Taylor Road and Chantilly Parkway exits Wednesday morning. (Source: ALGO)

The second involves a jackknifed 18-wheeler just past Chantilly.

A red 18-wheeler sits jackknifed in the road just past Chantilly Parkway on I-85 southbound Wednesday morning. (Source: ALGO)

Alabama jobless rate at 4.3%, lowest of pandemic

Mar 16, 2021

The state says Alabama’s unemployment rate for January declined to 4.3%, the lowest level since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago.

The rate is still well above the pre-pandemic level of 2.7% of January 2020. But it was was better than the revised December unemployment rate of 4.7%.

It was also below the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.3% for the month.

Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says the drop to a new low level of joblessness for the pandemic is encouraging.

  A former Robert E. Lee High School student will spend 20 years in prison for a 2017 shooting that critically injured a fellow student, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced Monday.

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  The Montgomery Police Department has arrested and charged suspects in two unrelated first-degree armed robbery cases.

The first case happened on Feb. 24 around 5 p.m. in the 10000 block of Chantilly Parkway. Police say they identified Brandon Chappell, 29, of Montgomery, as a suspect.

Court documents allege Chappell robbed his victim at gunpoint of various pieces of property valued at around $250.

  If you need help from the Montgomery Housing Authority, there are some important dates for you to write down on your calendar.

The Montgomery Housing Authority will accept online applications for its Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) beginning Tuesday, March 16 at 12:01 a.m. through Thursday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to low-income families, including the elderly and people with disabilities, which can be used in the private rental market.