Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:14 GMT
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:34:31 GMT
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:52:37 GMT
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food." Friday morning Chef Jeff met with golf pros on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill inMore >>
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food."More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:01:44 GMT
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The Montgomery Police Department is confirming that the motorcycle officer who was captured on video drag racing with a private citizen will get his job back.
It didn't take long before MPD officials found out about the YouTube video. The officer, now identified as Carlos Rogers, resigned from his position before he could be disciplined.
The person who challenged officer Rogers to the race, Lee Spillers, was not happy that the officer lost his job and started a petition to have him reinstated.
At Thursday's news conference, Chief Kevin Murphy said he'd had a change of heart. Chief Murphy had sent the case to the city prosecutor to determine if the officer and motorist could be given traffic citations. After the prosecutor said there wasn't enough evidence, Chief Murphy asked Rogers to come back to work.
Murphy said there was no reason Rogers should not be on the force, adding that he was "worth saving" and deserved a second chance.
Rogers, who prior to this incident did not have any blemishes on his record, issued an apology for his actions. Murphy said he believes Rogers has a bright future at MPD.
There will be disciplinary action, Chief Murphy said, but Rogers will be back on the job Friday in an administrative role. Rogers won't be back on the road for several weeks.
Friday, August 22 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:01:39 GMT
Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.The resignation comes after a two day suspension by Mayor George W. James III following the escape of two inmatesMore >>
Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:17:45 GMT
The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader. "That's humbling," said Dr. Frank Roberson. "Both humbling, and encouraging." But the timesMore >>
The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:28 GMT
U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn stopped in Augusta on Friday and she called out her competitor David Perdue. "I pointed out. I said 'look we have someone who says they are for something different butMore >>
U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn stopped in Augusta on Friday and she called out her competitor David Perdue.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:10:19 GMT
School is back in session, which means that many sports are back on the practice field. Dr. Robert Gambrell is an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist with Champions Orthopedic, and he has some do'sMore >>
With the return of school, comes the return of school sports. A sports medicine doctor has some tips for coaches and athletes about staying safe at practice during this extreme heat.More >>