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Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Teen shot in Conecuh Co. dies

A T.R. Miller student who was shot just over a week ago died Friday. Jamie Maloy, spokesperson for the state bureau of investigation confirmed the death. Jamal Duggans died a week after he was shot in Castleberry on his 18th birthday.


Two Wanted In Connection With Escambia County Homicide

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people wanted in connection with a homicide on Valentine’s Day. Cordarin Simmons and Jesse Dontase Square are both wanted in connection to the murder of Willie Wilson.


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Brewton man killed in single-vehicle crash

A single vehicle crash at 4:08 p.m., Feb. 3, has claimed the life of a Brewton man. Michael Lynn Kite, 52, was critically injured when the 2003 Honda VTX1800 he was riding left the roadway and struck an embankment.


Rising costs of health care leads to another rural Alabama hospital closure

Due to the rising costs of health care, the Georgiana Medical Center in Georgiana, Ala. will be closing on March 31. The hospital’s owner, Ivy Creek of Butler, made the announcement Monday afternoon that they would close the facility.


William Shatner, Alabama's Jeff Cook perform at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Shatner made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Jeff Cook of Alabama. Shatner and Cook performed the title track from their country album "Why Not Me"on Friday night.


Covington County sheriff looking to introduce ‘facetime’ technology for inmates

COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman is pushing for a major change in how relatives visit inmates in the county jail. It’s a technology that’s already in 17 county jails in Alabama and the new sheriff wants Covington County to become no. 18.


Man Murdered Thursday In Escambia County

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder Thursday in Escambia County. Deputies were called to the 2100 block of Spink Lane, off North 9th Avenue, at 11:11 a.m. where they made contact with a male victim who appeared to have been severely beaten. The victim told deputies what ha


OFD reminder: Close Before You Doze

The Opp Fire Department is urging citizens of Covington County to close their doors before they doze. “This is something that has been around for a while,” Opp Fire Chief Cory Spurlin said. “We had a couple speakers come and talk about it while at the Alabama Fire Chief’s Executive Development Confe


Another Hospital Will Close in Alabama Thanks to Lack of State Support

Staff Report – Another rural hospital in Alabama will close its doors on March 31 thanks to a lack of state support of federal funding for health care. Georgiana Medical Center in rural Butler County will become the 14th hospital to shut down in the state on March 31, according to an announcement fr


Chatterbox: Decatur girl models at New York Fashion Week, designs clothes for Alabama Fashion Week

Kenzie Bowling, an 11-year-old model and Decatur resident, took to the stage at New York Fashion Week. This was her third year returning to Fashion Week, and this year she walked for Supermodels Unlimited where she was recently named one of their angels.


Photos: Go Inside Shakedown At Escambia (AL) Jail; Knives, Phones, Tattoo Gun Found

A shakedown at the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton turned up a long list of contraband. The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office and Brewton Police conducted the search. Officers located four homemade knives, 13 cellphones, six phone charges, a quantity of tobacco, a bag of spice,


Group Wants To Split Atmore Schools Away From County System

A local group wants the Atmore schools split away from the county system. Atmore Citizens for Change wants a separate Atmore City School System, and they’ve notified Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and Escambia County (AL) School District Superintendent John Knott.


Woman, Two Children Critically Injured In 10 Mile Road Crash

A woman and two children were critically injured in a crash with a semi Tuesday afternoon on West 10 Mile Road at Stefani Road. The three were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by Escambia County EMS as “trauma alerts”.


Southeast Gas donates $125K to schools in ‘Give Back’ program

Southeast Gas recently announced its 2019 Give Back to Schools contribution of more than $125,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama. The Give Back to Schools initiative was established by Southeast Gas and its board of directors in 2010, and provides dollars to public schools based solely on th


Wilson homers in first college game

Andalusia graduate Ethan Wilson had a big impact in his first college game with South Alabama on Friday afternoon against the No. 19-ranked Clemson Tigers, but the Jaguars were beaten 6-2.