Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:19:55 GMT
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
As the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march nears, hotels in downtown Montgomery are already noticing the increased demand.
"We're definitely starting to see more demand this far out than normal for March 2015," said Brendan England, General Manager of the Embassy Suites in Downtown Montgomery. "A lot of the demand is from groups. Your school groups, your educational groups. A lot of interest in March 2015."
That interest will certainly increase after the movie "Selma" is released in theatres in January.
The movie, which recently filmed in Downtown Montgomery, tells the story of the march which helped lead the way toward the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"Visiting our attractions, having an experience where those moments where becomes real and visceral, especially for people like me who did not live during that time, it really makes an impression that brings that home to you," said Meg Lewis, Director of Tourism and Special Projects for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
Many important names are expected to be in attendance to help recognize and celebrate the historic day.
"We fully expect some very, very big names to be involved with the celebration," Lewis said. "Most likely, we anticipate seeing some presidents and presidential candidates involved with that which is another reason people come out for this is to be around such important people on such an important day."
Several events have been announced already with many more expected to be scheduled.
You can find a complete list of those at The Dream Marches On website.