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2 injured, 1 detained after Tuesday pickups collision

City firefighters examine the wrecked vehicles Two people were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital, while a third person was apparently arrested by city police after a pair of pickups collided early Friday (March 23). Details were sketchy as police worked on their accident reports, but t

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BPD searching for vehicle involved in hit, run

The Brewton Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident involving injuries that occurred at the intersection of South Blvd. and Persimmon St. at approximately 4 p.m. on March 18. The suspect vehicle is a nearly 2000s model Ram 1500 4 door pickup that is light blue


Double DUI - Both drivers charged after 2-vehicle crash

A LifeFlight helicopter lands at the wreck site. A violent two-vehicle crash that happened March 17 on Alabama 21 sent two teens to hospitals and both drivers to jail. The wreck occurred around 6:25 p.m. at the state highway's 4.8-mile marker, just in front of Dixie Catfish Shack. Atmore police dire


FDOC: Woman Stopped From Introducing Drugs Into Century Prison

The Florida Department of Corrections said a woman was stopped from introducing contraband into Century Correctional Institution last Saturday. CCI's K-9 Interdiction Team detected illegal drugs inside a visitor's vehicle. The woman consented to a vehicle search, and institutional staff discovered i


Flomaton Man Enters Plea In 2016 State Line Shooting

An Atmore man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for an April 2016 shooting death in Flomaton. Devonte DeShawn Rollins faced up to 20 years in state prison for the shooting death of 18-year old Kenneth Harris, Jr. at a home on Lender Street, an area directly on the Alabama-Florida state line off All


Dental Job Fair Next Week In Century

A "Dental Job Fair" will be held next Wednesday in Century. Open positions include dentist, dental assistant and dental receptionist. Interviews are by appointment only and will take place on March 28 at 501 Church Street in Century. Email a resume to drichardson@healthcarewithinreach.org to be cons

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Atmore man enters blind plea

The Atmore man charged with murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Flomaton teen took a blind plea, according to Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy. Billy told The Brewton Standard that Devonta DeShawn Rollins faces two to 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of mans


21 arrested in weekend roadblock, including 1 for trafficking pot

More than 1,500 vehicles were checked in a Friday night driver's license/safety checkpoint on Alabama Highway 55 in River Falls that netted 21 arrests, including one for trafficking marijuana. The River Falls Police Department, assisted by several other agencies, checked more than 1,500 vehicles in


LISTEN: 911 call after 325-pound woman allegedly sat on, killed 9-year-old

PENSACOLA, FL (WKRG) - Prosecutors have released a 911 call that shed light on the moments after a 325-pound Pensacola woman allegedly sat on and killed her 9-year-old cousin. Veronica Posey, 64, is charged in the death of her cousin Dericka Lindsey, who died in October when police say Posey sat on


Rouses Market to Replace Winn Dixie in Orange Beach

(Courtesy: Rouses Market and Google Maps) ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - One week after one grocery store in Orange Beach announced they were closing, another store has plans to replace them. Rouses Market announced Thursday that they plan to open a new location in Orange Beach on Perdido Beach Boulev


A show of support at Little River

At Little River, from left, Rick Oates, Greg Albritton, Alan Baker, Harry Shiver, Jane Russell, Gary Cole, Larry White. Maybe if the weather had been better, more people would have attended the reopening of Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area and Little River State Forest - commonly known as Little R


Woman charged with hitting boyfriend with hammer

HOLT - A woman has been arrested after her live-in boyfriend said she struck him on the head with a hammer during an argument. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded Tuesday to The Rivers Edge Campground at 4001 Log Lake Road in Holt in reference to a disturbance. Depu


Florida teen accused of setting neighbors' home on fire while they slept

JAY, Fla. (WKRG) - A Florida teenager is charged with attempted murder and arson after investigators say he intentionally tried to set a fire in the garage of a neighbor's home while they were sleeping. Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Friday, March 17, on


Park's success depends on public (Letter to the Editor)

The Alabama Forestry Commission reopened Little River State Park and the Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area on March 17, 2018 for day use on weekends. The operation of the park has been a funding issue for the last several years. Ironman Ministries operated the park for the Alabama Forestry Commissi


Agerton to serve another term

Robert Douglas Agerton is looking forward to serving another term as the Judge of Probate of Escambia County, Ala. "No one qualified to run against me this time so I will continue for another term," Agerton said. "I really enjoy what I am doing and hope to continue serving the public at least anothe


Man convicted of killing boss set to be executed in Alabama

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A man convicted of killing the woman who hired him to work with a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago is set to be executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


The Latest: Alabama executes man convicted of 2000 murder

ATMORE, Ala. - The Latest on the planned execution of Michael Wayne Eggers (all times local): 7:35 p.m. CDT Alabama has executed a man who killed his employer at a travelling carnival decades ago and later dropped appeals and asked for the death sentence to be carried out. Authorities say 50-year-ol


Local Winn-Dixie stores set to close as parent company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring

(WKRG) - Five local Winn-Dixie stores are scheduled to close after Southeastern Grocers, the owner of the Winn-Dixie announced that the company is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. In a statement from the company, they say the will voluntarily file pre-packaged chapter 11 cases. Southeas


Parents jailed - Child tests positive for meth

Ramer An Atmore couple remained behind bars this week after being arrested March 9 when their 8-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine while being treated for a respiratory ailment. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed this week that Christopher Clayton Ramer, 26, and Miranda Holland, 27,