Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:41:15 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:37:50 GMT
Alexander City Police now say the death investigation launched after the bodies of two people were found in a home was the result of a murder-suicide. It has taken nearly a week to identify the victimsMore >>
Alexander City Police now say the death investigation launched after the bodies of two people were found in a home was the result of a murder-suicide. It's taken nearly a week to identify the victims due to the fact that one of them was an undocumented immigrant.More >>
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...More >>
Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the U.S. and Europe against "complacency" brought on by peace, pledging to cut America's deployed nuclear weapons by...More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war when an angry President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended security negotiations with the U.S. and scuttled a peace delegation to the Taliban, sending American officials...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and other city leaders are touting new figures that show crime in the state's capital city at a 20 year low.
There were a lot of high profile crimes that made headlines in 2011 including the Oak Park shootings, the Island Lounge shootings and the shooting at an East Montgomery postal facility, but city leaders say overall, crime statistics show a record low in criminal activity for the 2011 calendar year.
The statistics include burglary, homicide, thefts and many other criminal acts. It's important to note that while there is a downward trend in most areas, one area saw an increase: Criminal homicides.
Last year there were 31 homicides in Montgomery, and Mayor Strange said there is a lot of work to be done to decrease that rate in 2012. Arrests have been made in 71 percent of the cases (22 of 31).
In comparison, Birmingham had 55 homicides with arrests in 38 percent of those cases. Mobile had 37 homicides with only 21 percent resulting in arrests so far.