Two teenagers arrested in the mall shootout that killed a precious 8-year-old boy

19-year-old King Gary Williams and 19-year-old Demetrius Dewayne Jackson were both arrested and charged with Capital Murder and three counts Assault Second Degree.

Vandals strike northern Covington County cemetery

River Regions United Way names new president, CEO

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

Alabama Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart procedure

MPS superintendent talks system’s plan for 2020-2021 school year

  Suspect in detective’s death shot at 2nd person inside home, court documents say

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Montgomery City Council expected to discuss new mask ordinance Tuesday

  EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

  Alabama surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations reach record high

KeAira Battle was killed in her car, court filing reveals

  Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot inside Prattville restaurant

Eufaula mayor institutes city-wide curfew

Shooting leaves 3 injured in Montgomery

Three people are recovering after a shooting Tuesday, Montgomery police say.

  Rain, storm risk stays elevated before heat ramps back up

Numerous showers, storms expected for next two days before rain chances subside later in week.

Chilton County Schools will start August 17

Chilton County Schools will begin for students on August 17 and employees on August 10.

After charges dropped against husband, another man pleads guilty in cold case murder

Ozark police charged Jeff Beasley with the 1990 strangulation of Tracey Harris only hours before her ex-husband, Carl Harris, Jr., would have gone on trial in January.

Alabama Secretary of State releases sample runoff election ballots

Memorial service announced for 8-year-old Galleria shooting victim Royta Giles

Lanes clear after overturned vehicle causes delays on I-85 SB

  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrates 80th birthday

  Jeff Sessions makes pit stop to Montgomery

  Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Alabama reach highest point yet

21 ADOC inmates test positive for COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Corrections reports 21 more inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Domestic violence expert encourages victims to seek help before a situation escalates

One Place Family Justice Center Executive Director, Marjorie Baker, said they are seeing a spike in the number of domestic violence victims they are serving in Montgomery.

  Arrest made in illegal dumpings in Tallapoosa County

Tallapoosa County authorities advise they’ve arrested one person in connection to the illegal dumping of roof shingles last week.

  Man charged with capital murder in death of KeAira Battle

Montgomery police have made an arrest in the death of a Montgomery woman who was found fatally shot outside a Wetumpka hospital.

  Is contact tracing still a practical way to track new COVID-19 cases?

Dr. Wesley Willeford said early on in this pandemic, there really wasn’t a lot of movement in the community, so contact tracing was easier to do, but of course, with more people moving around outside the home, just one person can have many interactions with others.

  What should you do if you attended a large gathering over the 4th of July weekend?

Dr. Wesley Willeford, said if you hung out with only the people who live under your roof this past weekend, you probably don’t have anything to worry about, but if you attended a large gathering, you make want to take added precautions.

  Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder in death of MPD detective

A 24-year-old Montgomery man has been charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Montgomery Police Department detective, according to MPD.

  Wetumpka full of excitement after HGTV announcement

Excitement abounds as Wetumpka gets prepared to welcome HGTV after last week’s announcement that Wetumpka had been selected for the 2021 series premier of “Home Town Takeover.”

  Difficult, emotional time: Prayer vigil for 8-year-old Royta Giles

Support for the Giles family has been overwhelming, coming from across the community and the country.

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market.

  Photos show suspects in Prattville store burglary

The Prattville Police Department is searching for two suspects in a store burglary.

Eufaula man in critical condition after being shot multiple times; suspect arrested

Rudy Orellana, 34, of Eufaula has been arrested and charged with first degree assault.

  ‘This is a baby we will never see again’: Royta’s grandmother talks about the loss of her angel

Through heartbreak and tears, Layfield said the name Royta Giles Layfield will ring forever.

Covington County deputies searching for convicted sex offender

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an absconded sex offender.

  Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms expected this week

Rain and storm chances return to normal summertime levels by late-week.

Ga. man arrested in Auburn; charged with financial abuse of the elderly

The victim said 24-year-old Deontravious Bonner, 24, of Griffin, Georgia committed a scam that involved overcharging the victim a large amount of money for landscaping.

AUM releases plan for Fall 2020 return to campus

Auburn University at Montgomery is sharing its plans for coming back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus police charge woman in murder of Montgomery man on 17th Ave.

A woman is now in custody for the Columbus murder of a Montgomery man.

Alabama adds 4,771 new COVID-19 cases in 4 days

Alabama saw thousands of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last four days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Rickey Smiley’s daughter shot in Houston

Smiley posted on Twitter and Instagram that his youngest daughter Aaryn was shot while trying to get food from Whataburger in Houston.

Arrest made in early morning Montgomery homicide

An arrest has been made in one of two unrelated overnight homicides in Montgomery, according to the police department.

Man in critical condition after holiday weekend shooting in Opelika

A man is in critical condition after being shot in Opelika over the holiday weekend.

Oxford police officer saves choking baby’s life early Sunday morning

The officer saved the life of a 1-month-old early Sunday morning when the baby stopped breaking on I-20.

  Hiking with Hailey: Rickwood Caverns

This week, we decided to change things up. We went underground to visit the Rickwood Caverns State Park!

Governor Ivey awards $48 million to Alabama Department of Education for help to reopen schools

The money will be used to help schools meet the policies established in the Alabama State Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools.

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax.

  Montgomery area pastors work together on church reopening plans

Pastors of all denominations in Pike Road and Montgomery are working collectively to organize a reopening plan for churches in the area.

  Widespread rain likely for the beginning of the week

Widespread rain chances arrive tomorrow

Mall shootout leads to death of a child; 1 man arrested, police searching for 5 others

A shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria left an 8-year-old dead, 3 others injured and a community searching for answers.

Grant to help foster farm conservation practices in Alabama

A $3 million grant will help encourage new conservation practices by Alabama farmers.

  Dermatologist offers tips to deal with ‘maskne’

As temperatures rise and counties across the state continue to enforce mask wearing, doctors are sending a reminder to take care of you skin underneath the mask.

Suspect arrested after July 4 shooting in Enterprise

A man is in custody after a shooting on Saturday in Enterprise.

One dead after two-vehicle crash in Bullock Co.

One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash near Union Springs on Saturday evening, July 4.

  Body recovered from Catoma Creek in Montgomery Saturday evening

A death investigation is underway after a body was found in Montgomery Saturday evening.

Heat, humidity and scattered storms

Rain in is the forecast, but it won't be an all-day washout

BPD conclude reported incident was not a kidnapping

According to police, the individuals in the video have since come forward to provide clarity of the incident.

  Urgent need for volunteer firefighters in Montgomery County

There is a high demand for volunteer firefighters across all eight volunteer fire departments in Montgomery County.

Alabama adds nearly 1K coronavirus cases Saturday

The total number of confirmed cases increased by 997 from 41,362 on Friday to 42,359 as of Saturday afternoon, according to Alabama Department of Public Health data.

Man drowns near Eclectic Friday

Details are limited at this time, but DPS-Marine Patrol Lt. Mark Fuller says the victim drowned just off Kowaliga Bay.

Church of the Highlands postpones in-person Sunday services

The largest church in Alabama is taking a break from in-person services "for the next several weeks."

  Groups push for more COVID-19 testing in underserved communities

These organizations believe that barriers to access like lack of transportation, insurance coverage, and access to information, makes it difficult for people in underserved communities to get testing unless it is brought directly to them.

  Beach safety tips to keep in mind this holiday weekend

The Fourth of July weekend is a popular time for beach vacations.

  Fourth of July: Historian reflects on patriotism amid difficult year

The 244th birthday of the country comes as Americans are weathering one of the most difficult years in recent memory.

  Scattered storms for the 4th; storms possible each day into next week

Storms are likely, but it will NOT be a washout!

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Former Dallas County district attorney recognized for decades of service

Colleagues recognized former Dallas County District Attorney Ed Greene Friday for his decades of service.

  2020 Independence Day fireworks events around the River Region

America’s 244th birthday is quickly approaching and many central Alabama communities are planning to hold some type of celebratory fireworks display.

Montgomery Black Lives Matter mural artist featured on TODAY

Montgomery native Michelle Browder was featured on NBC’s TODAY Wednesday for her mural surrounding the Court Square Fountain in downtown Montgomery.

  ‘We have choices. We can take control of this ourselves.’: Dr. Michael Saag on the COVID-19 increase in AL

Dr. Saag said people need to take responsibility to help stop the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 parties in Tuscaloosa: What’s really going on?

You may have seen the headlines, students at Alabama throwing parties where people who have coronavirus show up and the first person to get infected, gets money. We’re On Your Side working to determine how much of that is true and how much of it is rumor?

  Survey: Ala. hospitals lost millions after elective procedures cut

Alabama hospitals lost about $739 million in revenue from March 13 to April 30, according to a survey from the Alabama Hospital Association.

  Alabama sets single-day record with 1,758 new coronavirus cases

Alabama hit another single-day record, adding 1,758 new coronavirus cases Friday.

  County Road 12: Pike Road’s Trash Pandas of Alabama

When Shannon Williams heads off to work, it’s a lot different than it was one year ago.

  Alabama Marine Patrol stresses common sense during holiday weekend

Boaters won’t be the only ones on the water during the fourth holiday weekend, so will the Alabama Marine Patrol.

  MPS announces start date, directions for parents

Montgomery Public Schools has released its plan for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

20-year-old woman, 20-year-old man killed in Walker County crash

The accident happened on Empire Road, three miles north of Empire at 11:50 a.m.

  Historic Wetumpka First Baptist Church sanctuary comes down

Demolition began Friday on the sanctuary of the historic Wetumpka First Baptist Church.

  More than 2 dozen Montgomery firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19

Approximately 25 Montgomery firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Montgomery District Fire Chief Quentin Burke.