Saturday, August 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:33:44 GMT
Montgomery police say they are initiating a death investigation following a shooting in north Montgomery Thursday afternoon.More >>
A man wanted for murder in North Montgomery turned himself in Friday. The victim's mother says he had threatened violence to her son before but that it didn't have to end in tragedy. She spoke to WSFA 12 News about what happened and she has a message for those who choose violence as a method to solve disputes. More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:01:23 GMT
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:14 GMT
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
"To date, the first three festivals of the year have been 26 percent of my income," said Linda Moran-Whittley, who owns Papa Ed's Ice Cream in downtown Glendale.
She tells CBS 5 News businesses like hers depend on the festivals to attract new customers.
"It's needed for me to survive and continue to grow," Moran-Whittley said.
The proposed cuts wouldn't stop there.
The city said if Prop. 457 passes, it would be forced to eliminate 250 jobs, including police officers and firefighters.
"This is going to have a tremendous impact on our ability to serve the community," explained interim Glendale police Chief Debbie Black. "It's going to eliminate all of our crime prevention programs."
Other proposed cuts, if the city loses its extra sales tax, include library closures and an end to many community programs.
Either way, the chairman of the initiative that got Prop. 457 on the ballot said he simply wants to give residents a voice.
"The City Council is sitting up there and they're taxing all the residents," said Rod Williams. "They're (residents) not given the opportunity to vote, and I think they should have a right to vote."
The city is hoping residents will vote no on Prop. 457 and keep the temporary sales tax in place.
City officials point out this is the first time in nearly 20 years that Glendale has raised its sales tax, despite the fact its population has grown more than 41 percent during that time, along with the need for more city services.
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