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300 law enforcement officers carry out predawn contraband raid at Alabama prison

Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at William C. Holman Correctional Facility beginning about 4:30 a.m. More than 300 officers took part in the ef


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Dateline NBC to feature story of Jesse ‘Madison’ Holton, Alabama teen accused of killing parents

An Alabama teen who was charged in the shooting deaths of his parents, only to have the charges dismissed last year, will be featured in a Dateline NBC segment Friday night. Jesse “Madison” Holton, then-17, was charged as an adult in the 2016 slayings of his father, former Eclectic mayor Mike Holton


Search find multiple weapons, phones in Alabama prison

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A search of the prison where Alabama conducts executions has turned up multiple weapons and cellphones. The Department of Corrections says about 300 officers from state and local agencies began a security sweep before dawn Thursday at Holman prison near Atmore. The state's death


Alabama teen gets 2 years in brother’s slaying

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge sentenced an Alabama teenager to two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to killing his older brother during a fistfight last year. The News Courier of Athens reports 18-year-old Kobe Keshon Peoples shot 21-year-old Mikus Peoples about eight times with a pistol after th


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


President Trump declares major disaster for Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - More help is coming for storm victims in Alabama. The president just signed off on more disaster relief for places hit by recent storms. Weeks after the high water has receded and much of the debris has been cleared in north Alabama, on Wednesday, President Trump declared a major


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Mueller report: ‘Alabama governor’ mentioned in special counsel report

A brief mention of a proposed meeting between Russian officials, then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and the governor of Alabama is included in the report issued today from special counsel Robert Mueller.


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.


Popeyes brawl: 2 arrested, at least 1 injured inside new Crestview restaurant

CRESTVIEW — Two people and have been arrested following an altercation inside the new Popeyes on Thursday afternoon. According to law enforcement, they received several 911 calls from Popeyes. While en route, officers and dispatch were told that a knife or a box cutter had been used and several peop


Naked toddler in IHOP parking lot leads to arrest of Florida couple passed out in van: cops

A couple found passed out in a van was arrested last week following the discovery of a naked toddler wandering around a Florida IHOP's parking lot, authorities said. IHOP employees arriving at the restaurant around 5:30 a.m. found the toddler and wrapped him in an apron, Panama City police said. The


Murder suspect now back behind bars

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A judge has revoked the bond of an Opp man charged with a Geneva County murder. Last November, authorities arrested Jason Williams for the fatal stabbing of Stephen Kelly in a trailer in the Flat Creek Community.


Shelters opening ahead of severe weather

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Several shelters are opening ahead of severe weather Thursday night into Friday morning. Thunderstorms coming into the area could produce damaging wind, hail, and tornadoes.


Bicyclist seriously injured in Okaloosa County hit and run

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) -- A bicyclist has been seriously injured after being hit by a car that left the scene in Okaloosa County Thursday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol investigating the accident says 36-year-old David Joseph Archer of Baker, Fla. was riding on US Highway 90 just west o


Crestview's Edwards signs with Gulf Coast State

CRESTVIEW — Riley Edwards looked out over the crowd to survey the scene. Crestview High School’s media center was practically bursting. A senior on the Bulldogs volleyball team, Edwards saw her parents, her two brothers, her sister and her grandfather. There were countless friends from school and fr


Crestview Police Chief announces retirement

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) -- Crestview's Police Chief Jamie L. Grant announced Thursday he will be retiring at the end of June. That will mean Grant will have served just over a year as the chief. He took the helm in June 2018 after former Chief Tony Taylor was dismissed due to in an investigation.


Crestview track and field district meet results

CRESTVIEW — Members of the Crestview High School track and field team participated in the FHSAA 3A District 2 meet in Santa Rosa Beach on Friday. While Crestview did not come out on top, the school had many top eight finishes in different events.


Poverty simulation gives Geneva City teachers look at struggles of some students

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Over 50% of the school lunches handed out each day in Geneva City Schools are free or reduced. That led school leaders to give their teachers a closer look at the lifestyles their students may be going through every day.


Third suspect arrested in string of warehouse break-ins

SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN) — Last week, Samson police arrested two suspects in a series of mini warehouse burglaries. They're also persons of interest in similar break-ins' across Coffee, Geneva, and Covington counties.