Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
A local mentoring program for "at-risk" kids has been so successful, they're not looking to expand.
The Star Mentoring Program is run through the Henry County Court System. A "court-involved" child or teen is paired with an adult volunteer. The adult then serves as a stable and positive role model for the child.
Organizers now want to get more mentors involved. They say they have a waiting list of children with no mentors to pair them.
"We have really seen positive results come from the relationships that the adults have made with these children," said Katie Baden, court and program administrator. "They get a new friend who can give them new experiences and teach them positive activities that they can engage in, and probably things that they would have not learned otherwise."
The program is a commitment. Volunteers are required to spend eight hours per month with the child, and they're asked to be involved for at least a year.