Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:16:35 GMT
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody. While officers searched for inmate Micah Phillips on Highway 11, Phillips father pulledMore >>
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody after being turned in by his father.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:09:06 GMT
Since then end of the 2013-2014 basketball season, Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been rumored to be a candidate for several openings at other schools. Monday night, TyndallMore >>
University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Bill McGillis confirmed on his twitter account Tuesday morning that men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has accepted a position at the University of Tennessee.More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:52:34 GMT
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery. Nolana Griffin pleaded guilty to the four counts ofMore >>
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery.More >>
The now-former Montgomery police officer caught on camera drag racing on his police motorcycle has released a statement.
The officer, who doesn't want to be identified by name, released the following statement to WSFA 12 News:
"I don't have any hard feelings against the department. All my life and throughout my career I have tried to be humble and reserved, but I'm not perfect. If I could start over I would have never done what I did. I appreciate everyone's support. I can't believe how everything has turned around for me. I guess it's the will of God."
The officer resigned his position with the force, according to Police Chief Kevin Murphy.
Now the civilian who recorded the drag race says he's starting a petition to get the officer his job back.
"We posted [the video] thinking, you know, it was something fun, something you don't run across every day and that's why we did it. Our intentions were to never get the cop in trouble, and we definitely didn't think he would loose his job," Lawrence Lee Spillers said.
Spillers recorded the video with a camera attached to his motorcycle helmet Sunday afternoon. The video was posted on YouTube and it quickly reached Montgomery Police Department officials.
The five-minute video starts with Spillers and the uniformed officer stopped at a red light on Eastern Boulevard in Montgomery. Spillers asked the officer if he wanted to race.
"I got turbo," the unidentified officer responds.
That's when the light turns green and the two take off.
Chief Murphy called the video upsetting, and said the officer could face charges.
"Police officers should obey the law, not violate them. You don't have to exceed the posted speed limit in order for the charge of drag racing. It's just the contest of accelerating fast in order to overtake the other motorists," Murphy said.
Murphy says this one former officer's actions don't reflect the entire organization.
"For the very thing that we are out here enforcing the law, for an officer to cross that line and violate it, there's no excuse. I will not tolerate it and he is no longer wearing the badge," the chief said.
Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:41:02 GMT
Four of Montgomery's public high schools have made the list among America's best high schools in the nation, according to a report released by U.S. News and World Report. The report annually ranks moreMore >>
Four of Montgomery's public high schools have made the list among America's best high schools in the nation, according to a report released by U.S. News and World Report. The report annually ranks more than 19,000 high schools in the U.S.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:05:18 GMT
Alabama State University is announcing that it plans to close the Fairview Avenue farmers market that it has managed through the College of Business Administration since 2011. Dr. Le-Quita Booth, deanMore >>
Alabama State University is announcing that it plans to close the Fairview Avenue farmers market that it has managed through the College of Business Administration since 2011.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 08:53:48 GMT
SCOTT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A Kentucky couple catches a US Postal Service worker tossing packages into their driveway! Surveillance cameras were rolling on the Scott County couple's driveway. There isMore >>
The worker launched the packages out the window of the mail truck, one of which was a brand new tablet.More >>