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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
Wetumpka is the site of the greatest natural disaster to ever hit Alabama, a large meteor strike. It created a five-mile wide crater that is still visible near the city. This happened over 85 million years ago near the end of the "Age of Dinosaurs".
First discovered in the mid 1970s, an astrobleme, meaning "star wound" was confirmed and registered in 1998 by Dr. David King Jr., Professor of Geology, Auburn University. Because the location was covered by a shallow sea at the time of impact, scientists have declared it to be one of the "best preserved marine impact craters in the world".
Each year the Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission and City of Wetumpka sponsor several Crater events, a Thursday evening public lecture by Dr David King and Friday school tours and Saturday public tours of the Crater.
Dr. King will conduct a free public lecture on the science of the Crater on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 pm in the Wetumpka Civic Center, Main Street, Wetumpka. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how scientists have proven the size and scope of the impact and get an update on Dr King's most recent research.
The Friday, February 22nd tours will be open to a limited number of school students on a first reserved basis. Teachers can call the number below for information.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the Crater Tours will be held hourly on starting at 9:00am, with van transportation provided. The tour is divided into two parts, first, a lecture explanation and information, followed by the van tour. Total cost of both parts of the tour including a guidebook is $20 for adults, $10 for children up to 12, accompanied by an adult. (Not recommended for very small children.) You can attend only the lecture and the charge is $5, with children up to age 12, admitted free. Guidebooks can be purchased for $5, if available.
Lectures begin at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 12:30pm. The van tours will load immediately following the lecture. Van tour space is very limited and must be reserved before February 18th. Participants need to meet at the Wetumpka Civic Center on Main Street, 15 minutes prior to their tour time. Reservations are required.