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2 injured, 1 detained after Tuesday pickups collision

City firefighters examine the wrecked vehicles Two people were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital, while a third person was apparently arrested by city police after a pair of pickups collided early Friday (March 23). Details were sketchy as police worked on their accident reports, but t

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Double DUI - Both drivers charged after 2-vehicle crash

A LifeFlight helicopter lands at the wreck site. A violent two-vehicle crash that happened March 17 on Alabama 21 sent two teens to hospitals and both drivers to jail. The wreck occurred around 6:25 p.m. at the state highway's 4.8-mile marker, just in front of Dixie Catfish Shack. Atmore police dire


BPD searching for vehicle involved in hit, run

The Brewton Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident involving injuries that occurred at the intersection of South Blvd. and Persimmon St. at approximately 4 p.m. on March 18. The suspect vehicle is a nearly 2000s model Ram 1500 4 door pickup that is light blue


A show of support at Little River

At Little River, from left, Rick Oates, Greg Albritton, Alan Baker, Harry Shiver, Jane Russell, Gary Cole, Larry White. Maybe if the weather had been better, more people would have attended the reopening of Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area and Little River State Forest - commonly known as Little R


Flomaton Man Enters Plea In 2016 State Line Shooting

An Atmore man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for an April 2016 shooting death in Flomaton. Devonte DeShawn Rollins faced up to 20 years in state prison for the shooting death of 18-year old Kenneth Harris, Jr. at a home on Lender Street, an area directly on the Alabama-Florida state line off All


FDOC: Woman Stopped From Introducing Drugs Into Century Prison

The Florida Department of Corrections said a woman was stopped from introducing contraband into Century Correctional Institution last Saturday. CCI's K-9 Interdiction Team detected illegal drugs inside a visitor's vehicle. The woman consented to a vehicle search, and institutional staff discovered i


Atmore man enters blind plea

The Atmore man charged with murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Flomaton teen took a blind plea, according to Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy. Billy told The Brewton Standard that Devonta DeShawn Rollins faces two to 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of mans


Park's success depends on public (Letter to the Editor)

The Alabama Forestry Commission reopened Little River State Park and the Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area on March 17, 2018 for day use on weekends. The operation of the park has been a funding issue for the last several years. Ironman Ministries operated the park for the Alabama Forestry Commissi


Rouses Market to Replace Winn Dixie in Orange Beach

(Courtesy: Rouses Market and Google Maps) ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - One week after one grocery store in Orange Beach announced they were closing, another store has plans to replace them. Rouses Market announced Thursday that they plan to open a new location in Orange Beach on Perdido Beach Boulev


Program preps students for jobs, business

Red Level High School's juniors put recent lessons to work Thursday when they were feted with a business luncheon at the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce After participating in a workplace readiness program coordinated by Covington County career coach Beth Dean and Red Level counselor Melissa Nall

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Agerton to serve another term

Robert Douglas Agerton is looking forward to serving another term as the Judge of Probate of Escambia County, Ala. "No one qualified to run against me this time so I will continue for another term," Agerton said. "I really enjoy what I am doing and hope to continue serving the public at least anothe


Out with old to make way for new: Fire Department says goodbye to old Fire Station One

For more than half a century, the Auburn Fire Department Station One has been filled with the firefighters' day-to-day noises of work and living. But now it's quiet. In mid-February, all operations of Fire Station One - located at the corner of North Ross Street and East Magnolia Avenue - were moved


City hires retail, industrial recruiter

Roberts City of Atmore officials have taken steps to fill two of the city's biggest needs - more retail businesses in the downtown area and a larger manufacturing presence in Rivercane Industrial Park. Officials are banking on the abilities of Tucson Roberts, a retail and industrial recruiter who ha


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


Florida teen accused of setting neighbors' home on fire while they slept

JAY, Fla. (WKRG) - A Florida teenager is charged with attempted murder and arson after investigators say he intentionally tried to set a fire in the garage of a neighbor's home while they were sleeping. Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Friday, March 17, on


Updated: Three People Found After Being Lost Eight Hours Along The Escambia River

Three people were transported to the hospital early Monday morning after being lost along the Escambia River for most of the night. They were able to call for help about 7:30 p.m. Sunday from somewhere along the river between Fischer Landing in Century and the Bluff Springs Boat Ramp. They entered a


Local Winn-Dixie stores set to close as parent company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring

(WKRG) - Five local Winn-Dixie stores are scheduled to close after Southeastern Grocers, the owner of the Winn-Dixie announced that the company is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. In a statement from the company, they say the will voluntarily file pre-packaged chapter 11 cases. Southeas


Lane Closures Planned On Highway 29 In Century

The Florida Department of Transportation says to expect lane closures after today on Highway 29 between Highway 29 and Salter's Lake Road. The northbound lane may be closed between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. through April 23 as crews perform underground utility work to install a natural gas pipeline. [Previo


Alabama man gives thumbs-up before being executed for killing carnival boss

ATMORE, Ala. (CBS) -- A man convicted of killing the woman who hired him to work with a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago was executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, died at 7:29 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection a


BREAKING: Missing kayakers found safe

Santa Rosa County, FL (WKRG) - Two kayakers have been found safe after an overnight search along the Escambia River. A spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff's office confirms to News 5 the two kayakers were found in Santa Rosa County. A large law enforcement presence was seen at the Escambia R