Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:16:02 GMT
The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...More >>
The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.More >>
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:40:54 GMT
There have been five convictions in high profile cases in as many weeks in Montgomery County and police and prosecutors hope that the verdicts are sending a message that the community is fed up with violentMore >>
A Montgomery man will spend the rest of his life behind bars in connection with an argument that ended in murder. It's the latest in a round of high profile convictions. Prosecutors say the suspect was a basketball star who threw it all away- this case and others showing an alarming connection when it comes to education and violent crime. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:35:00 GMT
The Millbrook Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a woman missing since Tuesday. Anita LaFay Washington, 49, was last seen by a family member around 2:30 p.m. at her home on HiltonMore >>
The Millbrook Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a woman missing since Tuesday. Anita LaFay Washington, 49, was last seen by a family member around 2:30 p.m. at her home on Hilton Circle in Deatsville.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
These extremely cold temperatures can be more than dangerous, they can be deadly for hundreds of homeless people in the area. The Cherry Street Mission will never turn anyone away during this cold weather.
Calvin Smallwood is one of 270 people who depend on the mission for a safe place to stay and keep warm. For him, it's beyond a blessing.
"Being here out of the cold in 10-below, 14-below weather is – it's unexpressable, how a person feels," he said.
With next week's temperatures predicted to not even reach zero degrees, the mission plans to house a lot more people.
"We're making sure that each one of our critical facilities is self-contained, making sure that food stocks and reserves are high and that all of the warm gear is on every site," said Dan Rogers, CEO of Cherry Street Mission.
To make this possible, the mission needs the community's help. They are asking for donations of towels, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant. More importantly, if you see anyone huddled outside in the cold without a place to stay, call Cherry Street Mission.
"If you actually see someone who needs shelter, please call us right away and let us know the location of that individual," Rogers said. "We have vans that go out every day looking for people that need shelter."
The number for Cherry Street Mission is 419-242-5141.
Another place taking people in is St. Paul's Community Center. Every night at 7 p.m. people can show up for a hot meal, shower and a warm place to sleep. They can even provide clothing if needed.
"The need is an extreme need," said Deb Renollet from St. Paul's. "Something people are not aware of. A lot of time we go to the comfort of our home and forget there are a lot of people out there freezing.
They can hold about 60 people each night and are located in the 200 block of 13th Street. The only downside is people must check out by 7 a.m. the next morning, but they are welcome to return again that night.
"It means everything," said Randy O'Connor, who has stayed at St. Paul's. "Just to have a place to come to
where it's warm means a lot."
For more information about St. Paul's, call 419-255-5520, extension 208.