Crime

House approves bail reform named for slain college student

The bill is named for Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old college student who was killed after being kidnapped from an Auburn convenience store in October.

Chilton Co. authorities arrest bank robbery suspect

  Man sentenced in fatal July 4 boating crash on Lake Jordan

Witnesses take the stand in trial of 2016 murder of Lee Co. taxi cab driver

Judge reduces sentence for teen who killed friend

Montgomery man crashes motorcycle on I-85 during police chase

Home invasion suspect dies 2 days after being shot

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Man charged with murder in January shooting

VIDEO: Five teens charged with capital murder in death of 16-year-old Biloxi girl

Suspect identified in deadly Tuscumbia officer involved shooting

‘It’s a very, very egregious offense’: Man sentenced to 198 years in child sex abuse case

Woman arrested for animal cruelty after dead, malnourished horse found

  Sheriff’s association pushes for AROWS system to protect officers

Doctor arraigned on new counts in pill mill investigation

A Lee County doctor has been arraigned on new federal charges.

Escaped Coffee County inmate recaptured in Brantley

An escaped Coffee County inmate has been recaptured.

Prattville teen charged with attempted murder after fire set to victim’s bed

A 16-year-old has been charged in connection with a “suspicious” fire Sunday, according to the Prattville Police Department.

Dothan woman charged with attempted murder after downtown shooting

A Dothan woman faces attempted murder charges in the shooting of a man earlier this month.

2 sentenced to prison for 8-county armed robbery spree

Police: Man charged after victim shot during robbery

Police: Man shot ex-wife and her boyfriend before parade

Alabama inmate spared by dementia argument dies on death row

Man wanted for Lowndes County shooting turns self in

  Suspect wanted for attempted murder in Lowndes County shooting

Opelika police release sketch of man impersonating an officer

Opelika police are releasing a sketch of a man who is reportedly impersonated an officer and sexually groped a young woman after conducting a traffic stop.

Suspect in police officer assault case caught after I-65 chase

Units responded and found the vehicle, with a flat tire, driving down I-65. The driver refused to stop and lead police on a chase.

  Suspect shot after home invasion in Elmore County

The suspect in an early morning home invasion incident is in critical condition after being shot multiple times, according to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.

Bank manager sentenced for stealing $315K from elderly customer

An investigation found the manager gained an elderly customer's trust, then set about draining nearly $315,000 from her accounts.

Man arrested after admitting to torching vehicle over a family dispute

Man arrested for setting fire to mother's vehicle

Teenager arrested after high speed chase in Morgan County

Teen in custody following high-speed chase

Authorities searching for convicted murderer who escaped from work release center

Authorities are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped on Saturday.

Suspect charged with murdering man in Enterprise

Enterprise police have made an arrest in a homicide investigation.

  Union Springs calls emergency meeting over mental health center

Some controversy is brewing in Union Springs between concerned citizens, local leaders, and a mental health facility.

Man charged with kidnapping after victim’s vehicle forced off road

Chauncey Benson, 27, is charged with first-degree kidnapping after a domestic dispute Friday around 6:30 a.m.

Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

The arrest comes after a joint investigation between federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Andalusia Parks and Recreation truck stolen

The Andalusia Police Department is searching for the suspect or suspects in a theft investigation.

  Video shows suspect in Dollar General burglary

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a Wednesday burglary.

Victim found dead off I-85 South in Montgomery identified

The victim in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been identified.

Man pleads guilty in schemes to sell stolen vehicles on Craigslist, Instagram

A Prattville man has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud and transporting a stolen vehicle after he orchestrated multiple schemes to sell vehicles that did not belong to him, U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin announced.

Teenage driver groped by man impersonating an Opelika police officer

Police in Opelika are searching for a man said to be impersonating one of their own.

Alabama Pardon and Parole Bureau looking to hire more than 100 new officers

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles is looking to hire 138 new officers over the next three years.

Attorney: ex-officer Smith found weapon in cell, faces threats

A former Montgomery police officer says he’s been threatened and that he found a weapon in his cell, according to court filings.

Reward offered in search for man accused of assaulting police officer

Authorities are searching for a man wanted in the assault of a police officer.

Family of slain man wants suspect back in jail after other arrest

The family of a man murdered in Eufaula is angry that the suspect is out of jail on bond despite another arrest involving alleged violence.

Two arrested for shooting marbles into passing vehicles

Two people have been charged for a series of incidents that happened on February 13.

87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case

A federal grand jury has handed down a weighty superseding indictment in a pill mill investigation involving a Lee County psychiatrist.

Residents react to apparent murder-suicide in Notasulga

Trammell Mill Road sits right on the edge of Macon County, Alabama... just a stone’s throw away from Lee County. It’s a dirt road you’d never imagine would be a murder scene.

2012 Wetumpka murder case to be featured on ID Channel

The report will focus on the vicious murder of 20-year-old Wetumpka resident Anna Cardwell back on Feb. 15, 2012.

Suspect charged in shooting near Auburn University

The Auburn Police Division has arrested an Opelika man in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex near Auburn University Sunday evening.

Man sought after victim seriously injured by scalding liquid

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted for assaulting a family member.

Names released after shooting leaves 2 dead in Notasulga

The names are being released of two people killed in a shooting in Notasulga over the weekend.

  2 dead after domestic shooting in Notasulga

Multiple people were shot in a domestic disturbance in Notasulga Sunday afternoon, and at least two people are dead.

Shooting at Evergreen Apartments near campus of Auburn University

An off-campus shooting near Auburn University has left one person injured and police are searching for a suspect.

Body found in wood line off I-85 SB in Montgomery Sunday morning

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian after a body was found Sunday morning.

Enterprise man killed in overnight shooting

One person is dead following an overnight shooting in south Alabama.

At least 5 shots fired into bedroom window of Opp home

Love wasn’t the only thing in the air early Friday morning before the sun could come up on Valentine’s Day.

Prattville theft suspects identified but still sought

The suspects are accused of trying to steal more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Belk store on Pinnacle Way back on Monday.

Corrections officer charged with domestic violence, child abuse

The jail employee is accused of choking and biting his girlfriend before using his own baby as a shield to avoid arrest.

Troy man indicted on multiple child sex charges

Robby Glenn Morrow was living in Luverne at the time of the alleged incidents, a period dating back more than 20 years ago.

Woman sentenced to prison for role in Montgomery armed robberies

A 24-year-old Montgomery woman has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for her role in armed robberies across the capital city.

  Condition of men found shot in car now serious but stable

The men were taken to a local hospital after they were found shot in a car on Atlanta Highway.

Student arrested after gun brought to Horseshoe Bend High School

A school in Tallapoosa County was briefly put on lockdown Thursday after a student brought a handgun to school, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Shootout inside Walmart store in Alabama leaves 2 dead

Two men are dead after an argument led to a shootout at a Walmart store in Mobile.

$10K reward offered in gun theft from Madison pawn shop

Multiple firearms were stolen in a burglary at Gold, Guns and Guitars.

Athens Police arrest man accused of soliciting sex at school bus stop

Athens Police say they arrested a suspect accused of soliciting sex from a group of minors waiting at a bus stop.

History-making Alabama sheriff to be honored in Washington, D.C.

In 1966, just over 100 years after the Civil War began, Lucius D. Amerson made history when he was sworn in as the sheriff of Macon County.

Huntsville woman accused of poisoning husband pleads not guilty

Marjorie ‘Nikki’ Cappello waived her arraignment and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

2 sought in connection to Eufaula murder investigation

The Eufaula Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding two people wanted in connection to a murder.

Eufaula police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects in late-Jan. murder

Police in Eufaula are searching for two suspects in connection to a murder that happened in late January.

Man charged in deadly Dothan shooting

Police took 26-year old Brandon Tyrone Fluellen into custody early Thursday and booked him on one count of murder.

Court Testimony: Cages were covered in feces, urine, insects where Lee Co. children were locked

Shocking new details emerged in court Wednesday in an East Alabama child abuse case that’s making national headlines.

2 OSU football players dismissed following arrest on rape, kidnapping charges

Both are scheduled to go court Thursday

Hearing held for Lee Co. man charged with murdering acquaintance, dumping body in well

Hubert Sprayberry is currently in the Lee County Jail without bond for the murder of 72-year-old James Clarke.

2 charged after man robbed at gunpoint in Montgomery

Two men have been arrested after an armed robbery on Saturday.

Man arrested after victim says he assaulted her, stole car

A man has been arrested after an assault on Saturday in Montgomery.

  Photo released of Atlanta Highway bank robbery suspect

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers is releasing a security image of a Montgomery bank robbery suspect.

  Former MPD officer transported to Kilby Prison

Former Montgomery Police Officer Cody Smith was transported to Kilby Prison Tuesday.

  Tallassee residents not happy with possible mega-prison proposal

“It would literally be in my backyard," one resident said. “From my swimming pool, people would be driving by.”

  Victim identified in Sandra Street homicide

The Montgomery Police Department has identified the victim in a Tuesday afternoon homicide.

Affidavit: Suspect fled Bath & Body Works with over $800 in candles

A woman is facing charges after police say she stole merchandise from a store inside the Shoppes at EastChase.

  2 charged after ASU student killed in south Alabama drug deal

A freshman who attended Alabama State University was shot and killed over the weekend, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and ASU.

Vestavia Hills doctor convicted on child porn charges

Jurors heard five days of testimony before returning the guilty verdict against Dr. Moon, Jr.