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 >>
Combatting crime takes an assault from many.
Montgomery's police department formed two special units - a rapid response team and a beefed up bike police force to patrol neighborhoods and commercial districts. MPD also switched to a four-day, 10 hour per day schedule to double the number of officers between 7pm and 1am.
Successful programs like the Helping Families Initiatives in Mobile have just gotten started in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore Counties.
The Path to Success program in Montgomery has had strong success in keeping former offenders from committing crimes and returning to prison.
Drug courts are being expanded statewide from 16 to 41 with a goal of one per county in three years.
Montgomery City Council should also consider the feasibility of a designated domestic violence court for municipal court, like the ones in Dothan, Huntsville and Mobile - and in district court in Montgomery County. More than a quarter of the cases in municipal court involve domestic violence.
Creating space for locking up the 20% of criminals who commit 80% of the crime is a must.
Leaders of all constituencies working together can help take back all of our neighborhoods.
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