Crimea would be welcome as an equal part of Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Friday.More >>
Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader...More >>
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Whether you know it or not, you will have to pay a fine next year if you don't get some kind of health insurance in the next 24 days. March 31st is the deadline to enroll, and avoid paying a penalty onMore >>
Whether you know it or not, you will have to pay a fine next year if you don't get some kind of health insurance in the next 24 days. March 31st is the deadline to enroll, and avoid paying a penalty on your 2014 income tax.More >>
Opening statements were set to begin Friday in the court-martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command with whom he had a three-year affair.More >>
An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has rocked the military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.More >>
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Authorities with the Autauga County Sheriff's Department have busted what they say is a shake and bake meth operation.The shake and bake meth lab is on County Road 83 near Jones.WSFA 12 News reporter LindseyMore >>
Authorities with the Autauga County Sheriff's Department have busted what they say is a shake and bake meth operation.More >>
U.S. hiring improved in February from the previous two months despite a blast of wintry weather, likely renewing hopes that growth will accelerate this year.More >>
Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.More >>
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Four suspects are in custody in Montgomery following a joint investigation by the Montgomery Police Department and the Elmore County Sheriff's Department in what is being described as a "Robbery by Appointment". Those four suspects face eleven charges. An investigator erroneously stated during a live news conference that there were eleven suspects arrested.
Alexis Walker, 21, faces four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery first degree and one count of conspiracy to commit burglary third degree
Randall Walker, 18, faces conspiracy to commit robbery first degree
Tyree Dunn, 17, faces two counts of robbery first degree
Dawndrenia May, 21, faces two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery first degree
Montgomery City Police Chief Kevin Murphy made the arrest announcement in a news conference downtown. The police chief said an investigation started Friday, March 23rd and it took 48 hours to bring the suspects to justice.
Murphy said the scheme was run through the website Craigslist (See actual advertisment here) and involved victims being robbed at gunpoint once they met the apparent seller to finalize a purchase transaction. Murphy said the robbers lured their victims because they knew the victims would have cash on-hand for the transaction.
The investigation started with two separate cases in which individuals reported robberies. The connecting thread was a single phone number used in the Craigslist transactions.
Authorities said they worked to trace the number, developed a person of interest and their investigation ultimately led to the arrests. Murphy said he is not sure if there are any more victims at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
WSFA 12 News spoke with several online shoppers in response to the arrests. Here are their reactions.