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WILDCATS PICK UP KEY WIN: Florala took advantage of timely hits to top Red Level

Florala and Red Level put up strong fights, but it was the Wildcats that took advantage of timely hits to pull out a 2-0 win on Friday night in Florala. “I felt like we played with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of grit,” Florala head coach Tyler Zessin said. “We worked this week on having fun, hitti


South AL man’s car catches fire after crash, man dies

COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Covington County man is dead after his car overturned and also caught fire Friday evening, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports. ALEA Sgt. Drew Brooks said Joseph Ryan Ballard, 33, of Andalusia, died in the single-vehicle crash. Brooks said the 1996 Chevrolet S-


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.


Andalusia man charged with trafficking drugs

An Andalusia man faced trafficking charges after law enforcement officers found he was in possession of more than 100 grams of synthetic marijuana, as well as quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.


Fiery crash claims life of Andalusia man

A single-vehicle crash at 5:48 p.m. Fri, Feb. 22, claimed the life of an Andalusia man. Sgt. Drew Brooks of the Alabama Highway Patrol said Joseph Ryan Ballard, 33, was killed when the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer he was operating left the roadway, overturned, and caught fire. Ballard was pronounced d


Multi-state drill ends in Florala today

The Covington County Emergency Management Agency is among the agencies participating in an infectious disease control exercise today in Florala. The local EMA office announced this morning that the State of Florida is having an exercise involving transportation of a mock patient across the Florida S


Andalusia arrest leads to drug bust

ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA)—A man was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Thursday after officials say he was found with multiple narcotics during an arrest. According to Josh Hudson with the Drug Task Force, Quinton Shufford was arrested and charged for trafficking in synthetic, possession with intent


ADVANCING TO NEXT STAGE: Pleasant Home thumps Florala in sub-regionals

The No. 1-ranked Pleasant Home Lady Eagles strolled past the Florala Lady Wildcats for a 68-33 victory on the Monday night in Class 1A sub regionals in Pleasant Home. Bella Worley got the Lady Eagles off and running as she buried a 3-pointer to open the game.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Major drug arrest made in Opp

Sheriff Blake Turman on Thursday announced the arrest of Quinton Shuford, 31, on charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Turman said Shuford had $7,500 worth of synthetic marijuana and ice, as well as a large quantity of cash. He is being held in the Covington County Jail in lieu o


Police: Flight attempt comes to stunning end

HOLMES COUNTY – A Walton County man’s attempt to elude a Holmes County Sheriff’s Deputy came to a stunning conclusion and arrest Thursday. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office said Westley Adam Thompson, 36, of DeFuniak Springs, is charged with fleeing and eluding, attaching tag not assigned, and resi


West Coast RB excited to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted four-star running back Sam Adams II on Thursday morning for an unofficial visit. The Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic...


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


‘Significant threat’ of severe weather for parts of Alabama later today

Alabama will face its most substantial severe weather threat in a while later today. And that’s in addition to the continuing flooding across parts of north Alabama. Severe storms, damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes will all be possible in parts of the state later this af


Parts Of North/Central Alabama Upgraded To Moderate Risk Of Severe Storms For Late Saturday

Strong to severe storms are expected across the southeast on Saturday, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 MPH, large hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large, long-track in nature).


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


Teen charged for firing shots into residence

An Andalusia teen has been charged with a Class C felony after he allegedly fired shots into a residence Friday afternoon. Andalusia Police officers responded to reported shots being fired into a residence on Powell Circle, just off the South Bypass, just before 2 p.m. Friday.


Summit goal: Prevent fraud

Rep. Mike Jones said he didn’t need state or national statistics to convince him of a need to educate local residents about potential fraud. “When people call, I take notes,” Jones said Friday. “Increasingly, I’ve been getting a lot more calls from all kinds of people in the district, asking what th