Rise to the moment of truth Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tag: CRIME

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Alabama Supreme Court suspends judge’s order eliminating bond for some accused criminals

The Supreme Court of Alabama suspended on Friday an administrative order by 15th Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick that would’ve eliminated bond for certain felonies and misdemeanors.

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Montgomery County judge eliminates bond for more accused criminals

Accused criminals in Montgomery County may soon be able to avoid jail time while awaiting trial thanks to a recent administrative order aimed at reforming the bond system.

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Crime Stoppers chairman gives $10 million to UAB, hopes to reduce crime and grow the economy

The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) received a total of $10 million on Monday to reduce crime and drive economic growth in Birmingham.

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Dadeville double-murder, kidnapping suspect admits to murders, court documents say

The illegal resident living in Alabama, who was arrested for double murder and kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl who escaped his home, has admitted to killing his girlfriend and her son.

Birmingham CITY
Birmingham gets $100K from DOJ to tackle violent crime problem

More than $107,000 in grants will be going to Birmingham to reduce violent crime in crime-heavy areas.

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Video: Man who struck off-duty Decatur officer with car now charged with attempted murder

A man originally charged with second-degree assault after being accused of hitting a police officer with a vehicle is now charged with attempted murder.

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$20k offered in case of man shot and killed after walking his dog in Birmingham

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a May 23 shooting death. The organization is offering up to $20,000 in the case.

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Homicides are climbing at a record pace in Birmingham

Birmingham is experiencing its third year in a row of high homicide rates.

Birmingham CITY
Over 50 arrested during The World Games in connection to anti-human trafficking operations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Birmingham conducted a four-week joint operation to combat human trafficking during the World Games 2022, which resulted in over 50 arrests.

POLICE LIGHTS POLICE COPS CRIME
Danville man barricades himself in home, arrested after standoff, police say

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) engaged in a standoff Tuesday morning with an armed individual who barricaded himself in a home.

Mc Clendon
Alabama man pleads not guilty to murder of 11-year-old in 1988.

An Alabama resident pleaded not guilty on Thursday for the 1988 slaying of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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New Mobile Police Operation Echo Stop seeks to clean up the streets, arrests 44 gang members since conception

The Mobile Police Department (MPD) has launched a new program in response to the epidemic of violence that has scourged the city. 

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Law enforcement looking for escaped inmate who stole ambulance; also investigating deputy

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is looking for an inmate who escaped Wednesday after stealing an ambulance. They are also investigating the deputy who was with him at the time.

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This day in history: Albert Patterson shot in Phenix City

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Albert Love Patterson, the Phenix City lawyer and Democratic candidate for Attorney General who vowed to root out crime and vice in East Alabama.

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Lance Bell is running for State Senate District 11

Lance Bell is a St. Clair County attorney who is running for Alabama State Senate in House District 11 in the May 24 Republican Party Primary. He is a former law enforcement officer and former Chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party.

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Mississippi murder suspect captured in Tuscaloosa County after chase

A murder suspect was arrested in Tuscaloosa County Saturday after attempting to evade police on the interstate.

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Former state lawmaker wants state to increase bond for violent offenders

Former State Rep. Perry O Hooper (R-Montgomery) is asking the legislature and the courts to increase the bail requirements for violent...

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in case of Alabama woman found buried behind home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Two years after Paighton Houston’s disappearance and death, a wrongful death lawsuit was...

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Christmas safety tips for your home and your family

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Each year, first responders see an increase in calls around Christmas. There are more fires and more...

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City of Mobile ends year with record number of murders

By Brandon Moseley On Wednesday, another person was murdered in the city of Mobile. This brings the death toll to 50 and adds to what...