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    Hanceville teen killed in hit-and-run crash; ALEA seeking information

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    Update: 11/13/23 The single-vehicle crash involving a bicyclist that occurred at 6:46 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, claimed the life of a Hanceville man.   According to ALEA, Dakota R. Lamons, 19, was fatally injured when the bicycle that he was operating was struck by a vehicle.   After...

    ‘Train to Drive’: ALEA participates in Operation Clear Track

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Whether you’re a veteran, unexperienced driver or make your living behind the wheel of a bus or a commercial vehicle, staying safe around railway tracks is all about knowing the rules. Each year, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) joins fellow law...

    (Updated) Cullman man dies after single-vehicle crash

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    Updated Nov. 30 at 9:06 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, claimed the life of a Cullman man. Alabama State Troopers said Maxwell W. Ratcliff, 24, was critically injured when a 2021 Dodge Ram left the...

    ALEA’s Marine Patrol launches National Safe Boating Week, offers free vessel inspections

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Like the waves on Alabama’s beautiful gulf coast shoreline, Summer is quickly rolling in, and with the weather warming up, it is a fantastic time to enjoy our state’s scenic waterways. Whether you’re a boater, angler, or water sports enthusiast, please...

    ALEA: 2 wheels, 4 wheels, we all must share the road

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  This May, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind all motorists that motorcyclist and cyclist safety is everyone’s responsibility. Each year, May marks both National Motorcycle...

    1 killed, 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-65

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – One person was killed and two injured in a multi-vehicle crash at approximately 8:15 a.m. Monday, May 1, near the 318 mile marker on Interstate 65 in Cullman County. Alabama State Troopers said David A. Moore, 37, of Berry, was fatally...

    ALEA marks 1st anniversary, success of LEADS

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – In April of 2022, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Division launched a new and modernized driver license system, replacing a complex legacy system that had been in place for nearly two decades. Since the launch of the Alabama Law...

    ALEA: April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The behavior of driving distracted continues to plague our state’s roadways by creating dangerous situations that can easily be avoided by using safe driving practices. In recognition of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol...

    HPD, ALEA statements on fallen HPD Officer Garrett Crumby, injured Officer Albert Morin

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -  The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is mourning the loss of Officer Garrett Crumby, 36, who made the ultimate sacrifice following a shooting Tuesday, March 28. Officer Albert Morin, 34, remains in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital, but is expected to survive. Crumby...

    ALEA launches 3rd annual ‘Think Smart Before You Start Spring Break’ campaign

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – March 20, marks the first official day of spring, meaning vacation and spring break travel plans are on the rise. While the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will continue to focus on dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely...

    ALEA celebrates Black History Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Each February, our nation honors and celebrates the history of African Americans and their immeasurable contributions to every aspect of American life. As Alabamians our state was the location of numerous monumental and pivotal events which led up to the American...

    Officer involved shooting leaves one dead in Gadsden

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    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – On Friday, Jan. 6, at the request of the Gadsden Police Department, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) launched an investigation into an officer‐involved shooting, which involved officers with the Gadsden Police Department. The incident...

    Officer involved shooting in Hazel Green leaves one dead

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    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – On Friday, Jan. 6, at the request of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) launched an investigation into an officer‐involved shooting, which involved deputies with the Madison...

    ALEA announces Firearms Prohibited Person Database

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In 2021, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act (Act 2021-246) which went into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The Act requires the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to develop, create, maintain and administer a searchable state Firearm Prohibited...

    ALEA reports icy roadways

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    The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division has received reports of icy roadway conditions within the following counties and on the following roadways: Limestone County, roadway conditions are extremely hazardous throughout the county but especially on Huntsville Browns Ferry Road. Morgan County, roadway conditions are...

    ALEA: Be ready, be safe during wintry weather

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Forecasts are calling for extremely cold weather, which could potentially produce a wintry mix in certain areas across the state leading up to and through the Christmas holidays.   The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) encourages motorists who absolutely must drive during severe cold-weather events to...

    Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

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    A single-vehicle crash at approximately 10:28 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, has fatally injured a Vinemont man.  Alvin D. Gillon, 67, was critically injured when the 2019 Dodge Caravan that he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Gillon was transported to Huntsville Hospital...

    ALEA experiencing Driver License Division network outage

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    Updated 1:51 p.m. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License System (LEADS) is currently functioning for both in-person and online services. ______________________________________________________________________________ MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Division is currently experiencing a statewide network outage. Due to this outage, Driver...

    Operation Clear Track: ALEA ‘trains’ residents on railroad safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – According to the Amtrak Police Department, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States every three hours. To bring awareness to the potential dangers surrounding railroad tracks and trains, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is...

    ALEA kicks off ‘Play Hard, Win Big’ safety campaign

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is wrapping up its 101 Days of Safety this Labor Day weekend; however, the agency is turning its attention to another celebrated season in the South: football!   ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Although Labor Day signals...

    Multi-vehicle I-65 wreck leaves 1 dead

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 northbound in Cullman County claimed the life of an Indiana woman Wednesday.   Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as Ruth Bahr, 58, of Vincennes, Indiana.   The wreck happened at approximately 10:40 a.m. near mile marker...

    ALEA statement on passing of Mt. Vernon Police Officer Ivan Lopez

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Sec. Hal Taylor on Tuesday issued a statement on the passing of Mt. Vernon Police Officer Ivan Lopez Monday, who was killed Aug. 22.   According to Mobile’s WKRG,  “Monday night the officer was headed home to Foley...

    Cullman County man killed in crash

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Cullman County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at approximately midnight on Friday, Aug. 19.   According to an Alabama State Trooper spokesperson, Blake Lee Baker, 26, of Bremen, was fatally injured when the 2020 Toyota Corolla he was driving left...

    1 killed in Hwy. 31 wreck south of Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 31 south of the city Saturday evening at approximately 7:25.   A press release from Alabama State Troopers said Dana Quick West, 51, was fatally injured when the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox...

    ALEA soars into America’s Best-Looking Cruiser Contest featuring legacy of Tuskegee Airmen

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Each year the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) joins fellow highway patrol and state police organizations across the nation to vie for the top spot in the American Association of State Trooper’s (AAST) “Best-Looking Cruiser” contest. Photos are chosen through popular...

    Traffic fatality update

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    DECATUR POST — A two-vehicle crash at approximately 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, has claimed the life of a Louisville, Ky., man.  Conor J. Nelis, 22, was fatally injured when the 2013 Ford Focus in which he was a passenger was struck by a 2015 Mack...

    ALEA: ABCs of back-to-school safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Somewhere between purchasing school supplies, packing lunches and selecting outfits for the first day of a new school year, parents and their students should make time to review the ABCs of back-to-school safety. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor said,...

    Hanceville man dies in motorcycle crash

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency stated Monday that a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, July 9, has claimed the life of a Hanceville man.  According to ALEA, Timothy W. Mayer, 32, was fatally injured when the 2011 Harley-Davidson...

    ALEA encourages everyone to end the summer safely this Labor Day weekend

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the final holiday of the summer draws near, many Alabamians are preparing for an extended fun-filled weekend with friends, family and festivities on the state’s busy roadways and scenic waterways. The Labor Day holiday is often recognized as a day...

    CodeRED: Alabama unveils new emergency alert system

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has launched a new high-speed notification system known as CodeRED, designed to notify residents of missing person alerts throughout the state. ALEA unveiled the new system on Tuesday, May 25, to highlight National Missing Children’s...

    ALEA: If you must drive, use extreme caution

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Weather forecasts are calling for a mix of wintry precipitation during the next 24 hours, with a mix of ice and snow across the state of Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) encourages motorists who absolutely must drive during the...