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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.


Alabama woman who joined ISIS wants to come home, report says

A Hoover woman who traveled to Syria and joined ISIS wants to come back home, according to a recent interview. In an interview with The Guardian released Monday morning, Hoda Muthana said she “deeply regrets” joining the Islamic State.


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


East Alabama math teacher’s $1.5 million cash bond is excessive and unconstitutional, lawyer says

The attorney for an east Alabama high school math teacher facing criminal charges in two counties is asking for a reduction in his client’s $1.5 million bond. David Brenton Burkhalter, a 30-year-old Randolph County High School teacher, is on administrative leave after his arrest last week on eight f


BREAKING: Samson murder suspect dead, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office reports

SAMSON, Ala. (WIAT) -- Update. The former Samson police officer believed to have killed his ex-wife has died after being taken into custody, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.


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.


Alabama community saves 1848 lodge from collapse

In 2012, a beautiful historic lodge in Russell County appeared doomed. The 1848 Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge was listed on the Alabama Historic Commission’s Places in Peril that year and seemed on the verge of collapse or demolition. Today, the building has been restored to its original state and serv


What's Good in the Neighborhood: Cancer Freeze helps heal patients

FLORALA, Ala. (WDHN) — In this week's What's Good in the Neighborhood, we head down to the town of Florala in southern Covington County. For the last 13 years, Cancer Freeze has raised more than a half million dollars for those battling cancer.


Man wanted in Samson shooting caught, shoots self, dies

A man wanted for questioning in connection with a Samson shooting death was captured Sunday night and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.


UPDATE: Alabama man behind 'BOLO' alert found

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE (2/17/19): The following information is from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation:. "On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen identifying the vehicle Chad Green was last seen driving. Montgom


FHS earns spot in title game

The Florala Lady Wildcats earned a spot in the Class 1A, Area 3 tournament after knocking off the Kinston Lady Bulldogs 52-29 on Monday night in Florala. Lakin Hadley had the Lady Wildcats off and running as she paced Florala with five points in the first period.


Former police officer wanted for questioning in ex-wife's murder

SAMSON, Ala. (WIAT) -- Authorities want members of the public to be on alert for a murder suspect. James "Chadwick" Green, 46, is a former Samson police officer and, according to police, he is wanted for questioning as they investigate the recent murder of his ex-wife, Sarah Cooper.


Former VP Al Gore set for visit to Alabama

WHITE HALL, AL (WSFA) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to make a trip to Alabama on Thursday as part of “The Poor People’s Campaign”. Gore will be joined by others in the Lowndes County town of White Hall as part of an event called “The Moral Call for Ecological Justice Across Alaba


Alabama town celebrates 54 years of Jimmie Lee Jackson’s sacrifice

MARION, Ala. – About 100 people gathered Sunday in a small wooden and brick church in the city where it all began, Marion Ala., a rural town with few stoplights and less than 3,600 residents, to honor the 54th Annual Jimmie Lee Jackson Day.


2-year-old Alabama child grazed in drive-by shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a bullet grazed a 2-year-old Alabama child in a drive-by shooting. WVTM-TV says the shooting happened Monday in Birmingham, and the child was taken to the hospital but was considered in good condition. The child was not identified.


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Authorities seek suspect in Samson homicide

Authorities were searching Saturday for a suspect in a homicide. The victim was shot in Samson and died en route to a hospital. The State Bureau of Investigation and the Samson Police Department are investigating.


Peach State DB shocked to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted 3-star safety Brian Branch on Saturday for its second Junior Day of 2019. The Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek product left his...


Flooding concerns for parts of Alabama: 10 inches of rain possible; flood safety tips

Much of central and north Alabama are bracing for a week of wet weather, with rainfall of up to 10 inches possible over the next five days. That amount of water raises concerns about flooding.


Presidents Day 2019: Alabama omits Civil War leader Abraham Lincoln from Presidents Day holiday

Presidents Day – at least on a federal level – isn’t a holiday. Instead, the official federal holiday is known as George Washington’s birthday, a time to honor America’s first president, who was born on Feb. 22, 1732.