Friday, December 13 2013 10:46 AM EST2013-12-13 15:46:40 GMT
Prattville police confirm they are conducting a death investigation. Multiple officers are on the scene at a house on Morris Circle. Police haven't released any other details about the investigation. WSFAMore >>
Prattville police say a man has been charged with murder after a death investigation Thursday.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 10:28 AM EST2013-12-13 15:28:02 GMT
Alabama Education Superintendent Doctor Tommy Bice says his biggest concern right now is that children will leave for Christmas break and go hungry. Nearly 60 percent of Alabama's public school childrenMore >>
Nearly 60 percent of Alabama's public school children participate in the free or reduced lunch program. For most of those children, school is their only source for regular nutrition.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 10:27 AM EST2013-12-13 15:27:37 GMT
It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, for some local families, the holidays are rough. Imagine having no money for gifts to your children, and nothing set aside for a special ChristmasMore >>
12's Day of Giving --- a one-day event to help make the holidays special for local families that can't afford to otherwise -- is coming up today, Friday.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 9:27 AM EST2013-12-13 14:27:43 GMT
The Selma Police Department will soon be getting a new weapon in their fight against crime. The Selma City Council voted unanimously to arm officers with stun guns. The city will purchase 27 stun gunsMore >>
The Selma Police Department will soon be getting a new weapon in their fight against crime.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 8:55 AM EST2013-12-13 13:55:56 GMT
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violatedMore >>
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.More >>
Despite being born blind, 23-year-old Corey Pappas has been playing the piano since he was 7.More >>
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming up with other law enforcement officials from California to New Jersey for a special More Cops, More Stops "I-80 Cross-Country Crackdown" to ramp up enforcement of life-saving traffic safety laws during one of the busiest travel times of the year.
From July 24 to July 31, the OSHP and other law enforcement officials serving the I-80 corridor will be cracking down on crash-causing violations, such as speeding, impaired or aggressive driving, with a goal of achieving a zero fatality rate for the eight-day period.
Officials say too many lives are being lost on I-80 from those who violate the most basic traffic safety laws.
"It's sad to see a summer vacation end in tragedy because someone chose to violate or ignore traffic laws that prevent crashes and save lives," said Col. John Born, OSHP superintendent. "We want zero fatalities."
Nationally, in 2011, more than 21,000 passenger vehicle occupants across the nation were killed in traffic crashes. Of those fatalities, 52 percent were not wearing seatbelts at the time of their fatal crashes. Approximately 9,900 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes, with more than 3,330 killed in fatal crashes involving a distracted driver, and nearly 10,000 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration partners with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to implement combined highway safety law enforcement campaigns, like More Cops, More Stops, which focuses enforcement on multiple traffic safety laws at one time.