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Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.More >>
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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
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The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection withMore >>
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection with the murder. Clayton is the victim's son.More >>
Many drivers who became
stranded during January's winter storm are still issuing complaints about the
high cost of fees related to unsolicited towing. Hundreds of drivers were forced to make the tough
decision of abandoning their vehicles during that snow storm almost three weeks
ago. Some of those drivers came back to find their car had been towed away at the request of local officials.
Heather Lofthus and Kim
Quick remember being stuck in the gridlock in Shelby County on Highway 41. The
two women met when their vehicles collided.
According to Kim, "The
parking brake was on and it rolled into the back of her car. There wasn't any
They got a ride home but had
to their leave cars. At the time it sounded like a good idea since someone
offered to move them.
"He said, ‘Give us your
keys. We will make sure ambulance drivers move them out of the way.'",
Unfortunately, that didn't
happen. The vehicles were towed and the bill was $350.
"We almost fell out. I
believe I was crying," said Heather.
After their interview with
Fox6 on Your Side reporter Ronda Robinson, Heather and Kim told her they no
longer had to pay that bill. They did not want to disclose details about this
resolution. Meanwhile, our Fox6 Call for Action office got similar high
towing fee complaints from Leeds, Tarrant, Hoover, Pelham and many surrounding
areas. The charges were different depending on the area.
Ronda reached out to Governor
Bentley's office and even shared some viewer complaints with a spokesperson. So
far, the office has not issued a response.
Attorney Ken Riley says the
law does not fall on the side of stranded drivers.
"When vehicles block the
roadway, vehicles may be moved out of the roadway or towed at the owner's
expense," said Riley. "There is currently no state law which regulates tow
Some cities have taken action to prevent fee gouging.
Birmingham, for example, only allows companies to charge a maximum of $160 for
police directed or non-consensual towing of small vehicles. If you think you
have been a victim of price gouging, contact the Attorney General's office at
1-800-392-5658 or look for the consumer division at www.ago.alabama.gov.