Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:52:28 GMT
David Pitts (Source: Ozark Police Department)
The suspect wanted in the kidnapping and sexual assault case in Ozark has been captured. Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey has confirmed that 44-year-old David Pitts was arrested on Monday by the U.S. MarshalMore >>
Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey has confirmed that 44-year-old David Pitts was arrested on Monday by the U.S. Marshal Service in South Florida.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:25:25 GMT
An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night. The Tallassee Police Department says Angela Reynolds, 40,More >>
An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:13:31 GMT
The Montgomery Police Department held a graduation Tuesday night for the members of the 2014 Citizens' Police Academy. The eighth academy class consists of 21 Montgomery residents. Members successfullyMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department held a graduation Tuesday night for the members of the 2014 Citizens' Police Academy. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:43:13 GMT
Food donated by WSFA 12 News viewers (Source: Humane Society)
The Montgomery Humane Society says it has run out of dry dog food and is in urgent need of donations.Manager Lea Turbert tells WSFA 12 News that while the food has run out, the intake of puppies and dogsMore >>
Donations continue to pour in at the Montgomery Humane Society. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:33:42 GMT
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
A Montgomery native and longtime politician is considering a run for office here in his hometown. Artur Davis has made it no secret of the fact that he's considering running for mayor of Montgomery, andMore >>
Artur Davis has made it no secret of the fact that he's considering running for mayor of Montgomery, and now he's starting to finalize his decision.More >>
DENVER (KCTV/AP) -
A missing Colorado girl's father has traveled from his home in Independence to a Denver suburb to make an emotional plea for her safe return.
Jeremy Bryant was visibly distraught as he spoke about his desperation after learning that his daughter, Jessica Ridgeway, 10, was missing. The girl's mother also spoke.
The two have been involved in a custody dispute but put aside their differences to make a plea to get their daughter home safe. Both said they know neither had anything to do with the girl's disappearance.
"Bring her back," Jeremy Bryant said. "We will never stop searching."
Her mother made a plea to her daughter to be strong and know her family is fighting to get her home.
Authorities scoured a suburban Denver neighborhood for clues and urged people to be on the lookout Tuesday for Jessica who disappeared Friday on her way to school.
Police released more photos of Jessica along with a short home video, saying it would help the public learn her mannerisms and the sound of her voice.
They're asking the public to notice some of the fifth-grader's distinguishing characteristics, such as a small gap between her two front teeth and a sore on the top of her nose below where her eyeglasses sit, adding that she might not be wearing glasses.
Police are looking into whether Monday's abduction of a girl in Wyoming was related to Jessica's disappearance. That 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and left on the side of a road.
Jessica was last seen Friday morning after leaving home to meet friends at a Westminster park on her way to school.
Police say the only item found so far that they can link to the girl is her backpack, found on a sidewalk in a neighborhood about six miles north of her home two days after she went missing.
Police had it analyzed at the state crime lab after taking DNA samples from her family.
Denver media reported that an FBI evidence team arrived at the girl's home after family members left to record the interview. FBI spokesman Dave Joly confirmed some team members were at the home but declined to discuss what exactly they were doing.
Police spokesman Trevor Materasso implied that investigators were focusing attention on a possible abduction but refused to comment on what techniques police were using as they try to find her.
"We don't want to miss anything. We're going to cover our tracks," Materasso said.
He said her family has cooperated in the investigation from the start.
Searchers have also scoured open areas near where the backpack was found. Authorities planned to wrap up a search of some fields near her home on Tuesday and continue interviews with residents in Jessica's neighborhood.
Authorities got a late start searching because her mother works nights and slept through a call Friday from school officials after Jessica didn't arrive for classes.
People in the area have been moved to help in the search.
More than 800 volunteers turned out for Saturday's search, and over 400 leads have been called in to a tip line. Some of those volunteers planned to hold two vigils for Jessica in the evening.
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