Rise to the Moment of Truth Monday, June 17, 2024


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Mobile City Council questioned about 'rumors' of sending officers, money to Israeli sister city — 'It's wrong, it's wrong'

Alabama's port city is a sister city to Ariel, Israel, and Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has voiced support for families there since the October 2023 terrorist attacks. However, that support has not been monetary, despite some recent rumors.

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Police warn of new law as Orange Beach Invasion rolls in

The 2024 Orange Beach Invasion is this weekend and police are getting ready for over 70,000 visitors.

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Gulf Shores shooting suspect granted bond reduction, house arrest

The man arrested for a March 27, 2023 shooting near The Hangout restaurant and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores has been granted a reduced bond with conditions of house arrest and GPS monitoring.

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Perez sentenced to death in 2019 shooting death of Mobile police officer

Marco Antonio Perez, 24, of Theodore, was sentenced to death for the capital murder of Mobile Police officer Sean Tuder.

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8 Alabama police officers shot, 1 killed in line of duty in 2023

Three hundred and seventy-eight cops nationwide including eight from Alabama were shot in the line of duty in 2023.

Huntsville Police Alabama News
Huntsville City Council approves $600,000 settlement in excessive force case

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday voted 4-1 in favor of a $600,000 settlement with the family of an intellectually disabled man who claimed he was injured by two Huntsville Police Department officers.

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AG Marshall keynotes Huntsville's 69th Police Academy Graduation

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall gave a powerful speech to Huntsville's newest police officers on Friday. Other speakers included Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles.

Trial date set for Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape

The Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of trying to rape a woman in the parking lot of Mud Bugs Pub & Club in August of 2022 has been scheduled for trial.

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AG Marshall confirms conviction of road rage shooter upheld in Court of Criminal Appeals

The guilty verdict in a deadly road rage case in Jefferson County was upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals earlier this month.

Suspect in Gulf Shores shooting caught on camera up for bond reduction this week

The man arrested for a March 27 shooting near The Hangout restaurant and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores will have a bond hearing this week.

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'This is not a lot of flash and show': Alabama faith-based group trains law enforcement on tactical fundamentals, helps catch predators

From Sunday to Thursday, a group of former Navy SEALS and other military personnel train law enforcement agents from multiple departments in tactical fundamentals which they can apply in various situations, such as issuing a warrant or even in a school shooting. 

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'Our country demands police reform' — Birmingham Mayor Woodfin responds to Tyre Nichols incident

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Scott Thurmond both weighed in on the killing of Tyre Nichols by several police officers in Memphis on January 7.

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Baldwin County deputies train on mental health after Alabama law concerning crisis centers goes into effect

Years of work and legislation to support law enforcement dealing with the mental health crisis in Alabama are paying off statewide.

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State Rep. Stringer: Spike in synthetic drugs could be contributing to aggressive behavior toward law enforcement

While many potential factors contribute to the wave of aggressive behavior toward police, State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) suggested synthetic drugs could play a role in irrational behavior.

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Out-of-state police department recruiting in Birmingham, offering higher salaries for cops

A law enforcement agency from another state is attempting to hire officers away from the Birmingham area.

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Left-wing eco-terrorists take responsibility for vandalizing Mountain Brook home over construction of Atlanta police facility

Vandals targeted an Alabama construction company executive’s home in Mountain Brook last week, apparently because the company was hired to build a police training facility in a forested area near Atlanta.

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Trussville residents, leaders pushing for change after 'death notebook' controversy sheds light on policy failures

Outraged parents in Trussville are planning to gather at the next city council meeting to address issues following the discovery of a “death notebook” that was kept from them for nearly a year.

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Watching from above: Which police departments are using surveillance drones?

Aerial drones have become a popular tool for police departments across the country over the past five years.

Vincent City Council to 'temporarily abolish' police department in wake of racist text messages

The Vincent City Council on Thursday voted to "temporarily abolish" the city's entire police department.

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Law enforcement agencies warning citizens of phone scammers posing as officers

Law enforcement agencies across Alabama have been warning citizens about a phone scam in which crooks use a number that appears to come from the police department or sheriff’s office.

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BREAKING: Two deputies shot, Blue Alert issued

ALEA has issued a Blue Alert to notify the public of Austin Patrick Hall. They have deemed the safety risk “extreme.”

Walnut Park by Will Blakely Alabama News
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Man killed in front of Gadsden elementary school identified

An altercation occurred outside the front door of Walnut Park Elementary School on Thursday morning that left one man dead and a police officer injured.

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Rep. Givan doubles down on resignation demands

Representative Juandalynn Givan has released a statement, further calling for resignations in Brookside.   “The mayor and city attorney...

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Microchip shortages affecting law enforcement in Alabama

By Craig Monger The semiconductor chip shortage affecting the production of computers, appliances, and automobiles is creating an unexpected...

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Huntsville K9 unit places runner-up in national pet pic contest

By Erica Thomas The Huntsville Police Department’s K9 unit is $1,000 richer thanks to an online contest. The department placed runner-up...