A Huntsville youth minister was arrested Tuesday and charged with sending obscene material to a minor. Cristopher Bernal Alfaro, 30, is charged with two counts of transmitting obscene material to a child. Lt. Stacy Bates, a Huntsville police spokesman, said Alfaro used his position to commit the alleged crimes.
Montgomery Police are continuing to investigate what led to the death of 30-year-old Nasrin Sultana, the victim in a three vehicle crash from Saturday. According to investigators, a 2010 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on the Eastern boulevard when it left the roadway, colliding with a 2013 Toyota Sienna and a Mitisubishi Galant in which Sultana was the driver.
A Monday morning crash left an Alabama Department of Transportation employee dead and another person injured near Livingston, according to authorities. Tonnie Bernard Watkins, 52 of York, was killed on-duty when the International dump truck he was driving was hit in a construction zone on I-59 two and a half miles outside of Livingston at 10:20 a.m.
Spencer Johnson, 26, died after being transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital’s Parkway campus, Morgan County coroner Jeff Chunn said. Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in a unit at Foxboro Apartments on Milligan Street on Saturday afternoon. A firefighter suffered unspecified injuries. It’s unclear why Johnson wasn’t able to evacuate the apartment. The fire remains under the investigation.
Residents were evacuated in southwest Birmingham following a fuel spill and wreck. A tanker truck began leaking fuel after a wreck involving a car in the 1500 block of Dennison Avenue. This story is still developing.
Two men were shot early Wednesday morning at a west Montgomery nightclub, police say. One of the victim’s suffered life-threatening injuries and second suffered non-life threatening injuries, Lt. Denise Barnes said. Both are being treated at unspecified Montgomery hospitals. Police responded to Club Big Boyz at around 3:45 a.m. to the report of a person shot. No arrests have been made. Police haven’t released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the club.
The pledges were told to bring a cooler from the Phi Delta Gamma fraternity house band room, fill it with ice and carry it to a second floor bathroom. The students – two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old – were then told to take off their socks and shoes, court records state. Court documents detail how the three pledges came to suffer second and third degree burns that sent them to the UAB hospital and five active members of the University of Alabama fraternity chapter to jail.
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