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Man arrested in county on drug, gun charges

Coffee County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Troy man on Wednesday on gun and drug charges, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Andrew Smiley, 27, was stopped for speeding by deputies, who then detected a strong marijuana odor. The vehicle was searched and more than a pound of mari

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-22 13:57:00

Shots fired as Jackson County suspect apprehended after standoff

A man wanted for making threats to his former girlfriend barricaded himself inside a residence and fired a handgun in the air as deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office tried to take him into custody. Ross Anthony Adams, 47, was eventually taken into custody Wednesday evening after deputie

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-22 16:12:00

Daleville woman sentenced in infant death case

According to District Attorney Kirke Adams, Brieana Farmer pleaded guilty in a "blind plea," which is a guilty plea without a set sentence. Her range of punishment was two-20 years in prison. Adams said Farmer was sentenced to 17 years in the state penitentiary following a four-hour sentencing heari

SOUTHEASTSUN.COM - 2018-03-21 20:17:00

Benefit set for wounded Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker

Foosackly's of Saraland will host an event to benefit Officer Jackie Tucker, who was critically injured when a gunman opened fire as she and other police officers responded to a domestic call just before Christmas in 2016. The event is set for Tuesday, March 27. "She barely escaped alive, but her wi

WSFA - 2018-03-21 16:06:23

Leader of Pike County Firefighters Association charged with first-degree theft

John Register, head of the Pike County Firefighters Association, has been charged with first-degree theft of property. The charge stems from an investigation by the State of Alabama Fire Marshal's Office. "We are involved in the investigation that led to the arrest that you're talking about," said S

TROY MESSENGER - 2018-03-21 04:06:00

Chresal Threadgill to lead Mobile County school system

Mobile County school commissioners have selected Mobile native Chresal Threadgill as the system's next superintendent. Threadgill follows Martha Peek, the Mobile County Public School System's first female superintendent, and will be its first black superintendent. He previously served as superintend

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 18:13:20

Many Job Openings in Dothan

From restaurants to retail if your looking for a job Dothan may have you covered. "Right now there are about thirteen hundred jobs available right here in a 25 mile radius of Dothan," said Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba. Along with the thirteen hundred jobs available, their are still more business either

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-21 23:28:29

Brundidge gears up for spring

The City of Brundidge is gearing up for a citywide spring-cleaning in April and its employees will henceforth have Good Friday as a holiday. Those actions were taken at the Tuesday meeting of the Brundidge City Council. District One Council Member Betty Baxter presented the idea of a citywide spring

TROY MESSENGER - 2018-03-22 05:54:00

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


Three Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of One

Today, following a three vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, March 15, a Florida woman has passed away due to injuries she sustained as a result of the crash. The accident took place on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The deceased has been identified by authorities as 25 year old Rachel W


Speed problems on Coffee County Road 702

The advertised speed limit on Coffee County Road 702 is 45 mph but some drivers drive at speeds up to sometimes 80 mph on that roadway. "Its not just cars there are 18 wheelers that are serving the px vendor trucks that serve the vx the commissary that go between low field and shell field there are


Man who was found with stab wound has died

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 41-year-old Alabama man who was found with a stab wound has died. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that police responded to the 2600 block of Endicott Drive shortly after midnight Friday to find George Tucker suffering from a stab wound. News outlets report that


A jarring crime and quick arrest

The murder of an elderly Dothan woman on Saturday came as jarring news, and as details emerged, the more harrowing the crime became. On Monday, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish provided an overview of the murder of Mable Fowler. Her killer beat her violently and used an edged weapon. An autopsy wil


Jackson County police logs for March 19

MARIANNA POLICE DEPARTMENT The Marianna Police Department reported the following incidents for March 19, the latest available report: One escort, six traffic stops, three suspicious vehicles, one escort, one highway obstruction, one verbal disturbance, two burglar alarms, one civil dispute, one ille


A 91-year-old Alabama woman hired a homeless man to do yard work, and he beat her to death, police say.

DOTHAN, Ala. - A homeless man faces capital murder charges in the brutal murder of a woman Saturday night. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, of Dothan, is charged for the murder of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler. "Around 8 p.m. Saturday we received a call from the caregiver of Mabel Fowler," Dothan Police Chief Chie


2 'persons of interest' sought in shooting

The Covington County Sheriff's Department is looking for two persons of interest in their investigation of a Friday night shooting. A couple was attempted to find a rural address on Falco Road where they were to purchase a camper listed on Craigslist. The man had gotten out of the truck near the woo


Dothan police arrest 1 in 'heinous murder' of 91-year-old woman

The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with capital murder after a weekend homicide involving an elderly woman. Police responded to a call of a possible death at a house on Hodgesville Road around 8 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police found 91-year-old Mable Fowler's bo


Dothan Man Arrested for Capital Murder

Shortly after 8 PM on Saturday, March 17th Dothan Police received a call of a possible death at the residence located at 611 Hodgesville Road, Dothan. Once officers arrived, it was apparent that this was a crime scene. 91 year old Mabel Fowler was determined to be the victim of a homicide. Investiga


21 arrested at police checkpoint in River Falls

A drivers license checkpoint in River Falls led to 21 arrests on Friday. According to the River Falls Police Department, officers with several agencies assisted in the license and safety checkpoint on AL Highway 55. More than 1,500 vehicles were checked and 21 arrests were made, with a total of 37


Firearm safety, education course set

The Enterprise Police Department will have a free Safety Awareness and Firearms Education, or S.A.F.E., course next month, according to a news release. The course will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the police-training room at City Hall, 501 S. Main St., with range instruction taking place