Melissa Brown, MontgomeryAdvertiser

Melissa Brown

MontgomeryAdvertiser

Montgomery, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Alabama inmate, guard indicted in 2017 prisoner death

The indictment preceded two additional inmate deaths allegedly at the hands of Alabama correctional officers. → Read More

Montgomery police open 3 homicide investigations after weekend shootings

Montgomery police have opened five homicide investigations this month. → Read More

Man charged after fleeing traffic stop, crashing stolen car

Police later discovered the car Justin Caldwell wrecked was stolen. → Read More

Diversion programs, prison education possible focus of criminal justice legislative reforms

The criminal justice study group is expected to deliver a report to Gov. Kay Ivey before session begins on Feb. 4. → Read More

Carver High School JROTC instructor pleads guilty to school funds theft

Michael Walker paid full restitution following his conviction. → Read More

Deadly violence in Alabama prisons increased again in 2019

Advocates have called for independent observers to be included on Alabama prisons new task force. → Read More

'American horror story': The prison voices you don't hear from have the most to tell us

Though at the center of Alabama's deteriorating prison system, incarcerated individuals are rarely heard. These are their stories. → Read More

Montgomery man indicted on child sexual abuse charge

A grand jury indicted Rodreguize Tyson for the sexual abuse of a girl younger than 12. → Read More

Teen with airsoft gun charged in armed home robbery

The 17-year-old allegedly threatened a family with a firearm, which police later determined was an Airsoft pistol. → Read More

Alabama cop who chased, beat and shot black man after stop-and-frisk guilty of manslaughter

Prosecutors argued Aaron C. Smith escalated a consensual stop to deadly force, killing Greg Gunn feet away from the home he lived in with his mother. → Read More

Greg Gunn trial live: Day three from Alabama cop AC Smith's murder trial

Get updates from the officer involved shooting trial. → Read More

Man shot to death Friday night

Montgomery police have not yet identified the victim. → Read More

Leadership out at embattled central Alabama VA system, national review pending

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System director will retire next week. Two other directors have been reassigned pending an operations review. → Read More

Men charged as teens sue to challenge Alabama's sex offender law

A federal judge called the sex offender registration law unconstitutional, and three men in a lawsuit say it's "debilitating" to their family lives. → Read More

HIV advocacy group pioneers telehealth model in rural Alabama

What began as a volunteer support group for HIV/AIDS patients is now a wide-reaching health care outlet pioneering telemedicine in Alabama. → Read More

Montgomery doctor faces new indictment alleging improper prescribing, money laundering

Dr. Richard Stehl's jury trial is expected to begin in December. → Read More

After string of armed robberies, suspect caught in stolen car

Shamon Stringer is accused of three armed robberies before he led police in a car chase on Saturday. → Read More

Montgomery teen charged in Foster Street shooting

One man was injured in the Sept. 8 shooting that occurred during a robbery, police say. → Read More

'I will not be silent': Alabama prisoner alleges retaliation after speaking to media

Kenneth Traywick says he was placed in a crisis suicide cell despite never making any suicidal comments. → Read More

Troy University suspends fraternity after hazing police report filed

Troy suspended the fraternity on Monday. → Read More