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21-year-old killed in crash on Highway 231

Authorities say Heather Denise Brantley, 21, was killed when the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving left the highway and overturned. (Source: Raycom News Network)

WSFA - 2018-10-19 16:26:00

Gordon mayor accused of stealing hurricane supplies from senior center

Some residents are fed up with Melton who, according to citizens, not only left town during Hurricane Michael but allegedly took two cases of water for himself from the senior center.

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-10-18 23:19:36

Charges reduced for former Dothan resident at victim’s request

Ryan Ricardo Green, 32, originally pleaded guilty to two felony charges in October of 2017 for first degree assault and attempting to elude an officer.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-10-19 15:31:00

Feds seek bond revocation of man caught with card skimming device

According to court documents, prosecutors are seeking to detain Darryl Urgelles Mestre until he is tried for aggravated identity theft, possession of device making equipment, and possession of a controlled substance.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-10-19 14:47:00

BREAKING: Houston County deputies involved in high-speed chase toward state line

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DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-10-18 19:52:39

Eufaula Police weigh-in on counterfeit money issue

EUFAULA, AL (WRBL) - There's a warning to residents about a counterfeit money scam in Eufaula. The word is coming from the Eufaula Police Department. The police department posted a warning Facebook this week. The image they posted it looks like a regular 100 dollar bill, from afar, but if you look c

WRBL.COM - 2018-10-19 03:33:41

News Leader 9 hands out donations in Cuthbert following Hurricane Michael relief drive

CUTHBERT, GA (WTVM) - Hundreds of people impacted by Hurricane Michael were lined up in Cuthbert to receive donations from News Leader 9's relief drive. Residents from around the area filled the streets Friday afternoon to receive these donations including bottled water, baby items, non-perishable f

WTVM - 2018-10-19 20:47:13

FEMA damage assessment begins in Wiregrass

According to Dothan Houston County EMA Director Chris Judah, assessment teams will be doing preliminary damage assessments through Sunday. Later, individual assessors will be in the area making door-to-door visits to those who received damage from Hurricane Michael.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-10-18 16:37:00

New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty, Early, Miller and Seminole counties, to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency

WALB 10 - 2018-10-19 18:50:00

Dothan Police Department, Dothan Police Foundation join forces to help fellow law enforcement agencies

The Dothan Police Department and the Dothan Police Foundation are helping their fellow law enforcement personnel in the Florida panhandle by collecting food, donation, and supplies for those affected by Hurricane Michael.

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-10-18 14:46:00

NPF Fairgrounds set up as largest disaster relief staging area Dothan has seen in decades

Some 3,000+ linemen and power crews from all over the country have been camped out at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan in trailers since last Thursday morning. There here as you probably already know, to help with restoration efforts due to Hurricane Michael.


Dothan getting first stand-alone Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs

Starbucks, the world’s most prominent coffee shop retailer, has operated in Dothan for several years in the Target retail store in the Dothan Pavilion. Barnes and Noble Booksellers serves Starbucks coffee in its café. Southeast Health has recently announced Starbucks will operate a shop in its hospi


FEMA damage assessment teams start surveying and estimating losses in Houston County

Houston County EMA Director, Chris Judah says, "They're going to get that data back to us so we can fill in the gaps and spreadsheets and the things FEMA needs to know - if we are meeting our thresholds that we have and filling in all of the blanks so that they can make sure we have the right declar

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-10-18 20:32:48

Level Plains police chief Billy Driggers resigns

Level Plains Police Chief Billy Driggers, arrested in Panama City Beach earlier this month on charges of disorderly conduct, has officially resigned following a stint on administrative leave.


Blakely community helps in hurricane relief

BLAKELY, GA (WTVY) --The City of Blakely is still picking up the pieces.For many, power hasn't been restored, but folks are pitching in to help continue the relief effort.The Early County Chamber of Commerce is working to get help to those who haven't been helped yet in rural areas.Chamber President

WTVY.COM - 2018-10-18 17:35:00

New restaurant on the hunt for employees

The new eatery will provide 100 local jobs in roles such as servers, cooks, and hosts/hostesses…but the diner is looking to hire more.


Dothan Houston County EMA asking for local damage reports

The Dothan Houston County EMA asks that anyone with damage to their residence, trees through homes, holes in roofs, leaking, considerable shingles off or other damages, send photos and name, address, and phone number toema@houstoncounty.orgas soon as possible.


Ariton is looking forward to G.W. Long after big win over Barbour County

This Friday night October 19, the 5-3 Purple Cats will host G.W. Long in an intra-Dale County, region game.


Jury selection starts in Deandra Lee’s triple capital murder trial

LOWNDES COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The trial of triple capital murder suspect Deandra Lee hasn’t started, but jury selection is underway. The trial could begin on Monday, according to the Lowndes County clerk’s office.


State requests continuance in murder case due to unexpected hardships facing many potential jurors

Jeffrey Lloyd Culpepper was scheduled to appear before Houston County Circuit Judge Kevin Moulton this week for a jury trial in the murder of Cecil Lamont Johnson, 48, of Dothan, who was killed in an altercation with Culpepper outside Sandher’s Grocery in the 100 block of Third Avenue on Jan. 16 of