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Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man

A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.


Remember When: Bradley Cemetery is 170 years old

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone” I was singing to myself as we walked down that path then stepped into a thick wooded area off Swamp Road (dirt) that turns off County Road 7 in the Loango community of Covington County. What is known by some as the historic Bradley Cemetery appears today as an unnot


Griffin named CEO of health care authority; DWM to hire new administrator

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHA) announced Friday that Chris Griffin was named the chief executive officer, and Debbie Rowell as chairman of the authority. This announcement comes in the midst of recent reorganization of ECHA’s health system. Griffin will have overall responsibility f


Church plans to share new garden’s yield

Members of the Andalusia Church of God hope Good Friday plowing – soon to be followed by planting – will reap an abundant harvest for those in need. Pastor Wesley Cooper said church members decided to plant a community garden this year, and plan to share what they grow with those who need it and wil


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


Attorney General Steve Marshall gets restraining order against North Alabama massage businesses

MONTGOMERY — The Madison County Circuit Court has granted a request by Attorney General Steve Marshall for a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. Marshall said these businesses were actually operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the first civil


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


New bill could help ease Alabama’s nursing shortage

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A bill making its way through the legislature would allow nurses who don’t have an Alabama nursing license to work anyway with a multi-state license. Supporters said it could help with the state’s nursing shortage.


Alabama AG uses civil action to shut down alleged human trafficking operation

A civil action by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall shut down an alleged human trafficking ring in North Alabama. According to information provided by the attorney general's office, TY Green’s Massage Therapy, Inc., its owner Yuping Tang, and manager Jiao Liu, who is her daughter, and their fo


There Might Be a ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Sequel in Our Future and We’re Losing It

Maybe lightning does strike the same place twice. Josh Lucas, who starred opposite Reese Witherspoon as her high school sweetheart and estranged husband in Sweet Home Alabama, is ready to make a sequel of our favorite Southern rom-com.


First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.


Red Level Tigers prep for St. Luke’s

The No. 10-ranked Red Level Tigers (12-6) are set to host the St. Luke’s Wildcats (9-12) in the opening round of the AHSAA Class 1A state playoffs today in Red Level. “I felt like it was a good year for us,” Red Level head coach Todd Smith said. “We set a few goals at the beginning of the year. Our


VIDEO: Sheriff: No "fowl play" in deputy-involved chicken death

It's one of those stories where at the end someone says "only in Florida." A chicken in Escambia County met its untimely death Monday. It did not die in the claws of a chicken hawk or from a fox in the hen house. This chicken was the victim of a d.


VIDEO: Family, friends honor man shot and killed in Escambia County

A man is in jail charged with murder and a family is grieving the loss of the man who was shot in the chest early Monday morning. https://www.wkrg.com/news/northwest-florida/family-friends-honor-man-shot-and-killed-in-escambia-county/1934627212.


Kick It at the Creek coming soon

Brewton’s Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Kick it at the Creek event in Jennings Park on April 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Last year, we had an at-capacity crowd, and we hope for more this year,” Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Debi Pugh said. “Kick it at the Creek is a great wa


Escambia County Republican Party welcomes Wiggins

The Escambia County Republican Executive Committee recently welcomed a former Democrat elected official to the ALGOP: County Commissioner Raymond Wiggins. Escambia County GOP Chairman Jackie Gay made the following statement regarding Wiggins: “We look forward to working with Mr. Raymond Wiggins as w


Royce hopes to make lawnmower racing big here

Richard Royce is no stranger to cars and motors. In one way or another he has been involved with racing cars, go-carts and stock cars. His latest adventure into the world of racing is the newest entry for lovers of the racetrack.