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Body found in West Alabama

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WTOK) -An investigation is underway into a body that has been found in one part of West Alabama. The discovery was made shortly around 2:11 Monday afternoon (7/16) in the wooded part of a yard at 155 Wild Honey Court in Demopolis. The man is being identified as 36-year-old Joseph Ph


Demopolis man found dead on Wild Honey Court

Tuesday at approximately 2:11 p.m., the Demopolis Police Department received a report of an individual deceased at 155 Wild Honey Court. Members of the Demopolis Public Safety Department (Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Divisions and Demopolis Fire & Rescue) responded along with AmStar EMS.

WESTALABAMAWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-07-17 18:00:05

DPD advises public following weekend vehicle break-ins

“Lock your vehicle doors whether at home parked in your driveway, parked on the streets or in a shopping center,” he said. “Most of the time, the best theft deterrent is just locking the door. If a criminal has to break the glass, chances are they will make noise and attract attention.”

WESTALABAMAWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-07-17 15:07:40

DPD investigates cause of death after body discovered - The Demopolis Times

Members of the Demopolis Public Safety Department, including patrol division, criminal investigations division, fire and rescue, and Amstar Ambulance Service, responded to the area at approximately 2:11 p.m.

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-07-17 17:18:37

'I finished it': Jurors hear jailhouse recording in capital murder trial

"I did what I said I was going to do. I finished it," Kemp told Kelly Holland, his ex-girlfriend, during the phone call. "I am done."

AL.COM - 2018-07-18 14:25:00

Deputies arrest Lauderdale County man with 21 pending charges

Kevin Lee Spears, 33, of 4308 Hopper Street, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges, ranging from drug possession to possession of a firearm.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-07-18 17:01:58

BJCC sells $300 million in bonds: What happens next?

Tad Snider, BJCC president and chief executive officer, said the interest rates were on the "higher end" of the board's expectations.

AL.COM - 2018-07-19 09:55:00

Demopolis BOE preps for 18-19 year with hirings, contracts

Since the next regularly scheduled Demopolis City Schools Board of Education meeting won’t be until after school begins, the session Monday focused on approval of contracts, employment and other business necessary before the start of the term.


Demopolis, Sweet Water hold summer scrimmage (photos)

Sweet Water visited Demopolis High Thursday, July 12 for a summer scrimmage. The Tigers open their season Friday, Aug. 24 when it visits Class 7A Tuscaloosa County. Sweet Water will play in the Champions Challenge against Clarke County in an exhibition contest Thursday, Aug. 23 before opening the re

WESTALABAMAWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-07-17 15:36:02

DCSF launches 2018 Business Membership Campaign

Executive Director Amanda Barnes shared, “Every student in the Demopolis system benefited from Foundation grants this past year. Simply put, the Foundation is the best way to influence the education of all Demopolis students. We invite our local businesses to support our classroom grant program with

WESTALABAMAWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-07-18 04:13:21

New Charges for Alabama Man in Deadly Boating Crash

Killed were 46-year-old Richard Glover, of Akron, and 23-year-old Destiny Graben, of Northport.

WAAY-TV - 2018-07-17 17:49:00

New charges for Alabama man in deadly July 4 boating crash

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have added new charges against an Alabama man accused in a Fourth of July boating crash that killed two people and injured five others.Hale County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Monday counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless enda


Law enforcement reports: July 16-17

• Counterfeit Instrument: Forgery/uttering - Rachel C. Horner, born in 1965, 6745 Hwy. 19N, Meridian.

MERIDIAN STAR - 2018-07-17 20:30:31

Two adults charged with contributing to delinquency of a child

"Basically, if an adult allows someone under the age 18 to commit a crime, which falls up under a misdemeanor, they can face charges, also," Sgt. Thompson says.


DPD arrests three more in Operation Street Sweeper

“These Search Warrants are a continuation of the operation that has been ongoing for the past two years in the City of Demopolis by the department,” Demopolis Public Safety Director Tommie Reese said. The individuals arrested are charged with the illegal distribution of one or more of the following


Bribery trial week 3: 'Dumb them down,' and FBI agent testifies

The ABC Coke plant, owned by Drummond Company, is at the heart of the bribery case currently being tried at the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse in Birmingham (Ivana Hrynkiw | Ivana Hrynkiw)(Ivana Hrynkiw)


Arrest made in July 4th Black Warrior River boating crash

Richard Latham Junior, the driver of a ski boat that collided with a bass boat near Moundville, was booked into the Hale County Jail on two counts of wreckless murder charges.

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Dual-enrollment class to offer EMT training - The Clanton Advertiser

“I think it’s a great program, great opportunity for students to be able to go ahead and get the basic EMT done,” CCS Career and Technical Education director Dara Norman said.


Murphy’s big hit helps Nationals beat Mets 6-1

Dave Martinez picked the right moment for Daniel Murphy.The first-year manager is hoping for more big plays for Washington in the final part of the season.Murphy drove in two runs against his former team with a pinch-hit single in Washington's five-run seventh inning, helping the Nationals beat the


A bridge to Meridian Community College

Kelly McKee, left, English Lab skills coordinator at Meridian Community College, works with MCC incoming freshman Kinisha Harris on identifying the parts of a sentence. Harris was one of 21 students participating Monday in MCC’s Summer Bridge Program held on the Meridian-based campus. Summer Bridge