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Home In Jackson Alabama Destroyed By Fire

Jackson, AL (WKRG) - One home is destroyed and no injuries are reported after a Friday night fire in Jackson Alabama. Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor says the people living in the home were out at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. The Kimbrough street home is described as a total loss. Th

WKRG - 2018-01-20 13:39:39

Patrol Vehicle Struck By Unknown Driver

Authorities are searching for a vehicle and the driver who allegedly hit an Orange Beach Patrol vehicle Saturday morning. According to Orange Beach Police, around 9:07 a.m. an officer initiated a traffic stop on a dark green Honda Civic with black rims and Florida license plate for speeding. The unk

WKRG - 2018-01-20 18:22:20

Woman behind 'Flomo Klown' scare sentenced to 10 years probation

FLOMATON, AL (WKRG) - A woman behind the 'Flomo Klown' incident in September 2016 that led to several schools being placed on lockdown has been sentenced to ten years of probation. Makayla Smith, 23, of Flomaton entered a guilty plea after being charged with making a terrorist threat. As part of her

WKRG - 2018-01-19 18:58:42

Brewton woman dies after car loses control on icy road, overturns into creek

(WKRG) - A Brewton woman died in an accident after the car she was a passenger in lost control on the icy roads and overturned into a creek on US 29 Wednesday afternoon. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials, the single-vehicle accident claimed the life of 42-year-old Tressa Mechell


Boykin Community Center to upgrade fitness center

Boykin Community Center will soon have new equipment to help residents get in shape. The Auburn City Council recently authorized $72,598 for the purchase of fitness equipment for the center, part of a $1.8 million project funded through the city's Community Development Block Grant funds. Work for th


Smith, 1 of 49 sheriffs sued

Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith is among the 49 Alabama sheriffs named in a lawsuit filed recently challenging the refusal of the sheriffs to produce public records showing whether, and if so by how much, they have personally profited from funds allocated for feeding people in their jails. The


Waves Carwash to be open soon on Hwy. 21

Atmore's newest car wash business is opening soon. Located on North Main Street, just south of Walmart, Waves Carwash is a carwash that allows customers to have their cars washed via a conveyor belt. "Technically, what it's called is a terminal carwash," Waves Co-Owner and Atmore native Greg Scheide


BREAKING: Corrections Officer Assaulted At Brewton Jail

BREWTON, AL (WKRG) A corrections officer is recovering after being attacked at the Escambia County Detention Center. The 19-year-old officer was assaulted during dinner on Saturday by three inmates, according to Escambia County Chief Deputy Mike Lambert. Other officers who witnessed the attack jumpe


County Lines: Fatal crash closes Hwy 166 for 3 hours Friday; Fire restrictions reduced in national forest

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 166 east of Cuyama resulted in one fatality and closed the roadway in both directions for nearly three hours Friday afternoon. The highway opened in both directions at about 5 p.m. Just before 2 p.m., a white Nissan sedan collided with an agricultural truck on Highway

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-01-20 15:00:00

Death toll from Montecito mudslides at 21 after missing mother located

Authorities located the body of a 28-year-old Montecito woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks on Saturday morning, according to a release from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. A search and recovery human remains detection dog team found Faviola Benitez Calderon at 10 a.m. Saturd

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-01-21 02:06:00

Coast Village Road closer to reopening with power washing now underway to clear mud

Power spraying has begun on a mud damaged section of Coast Village Road in Santa Barbara, but no date has been given on a possible reopening. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Crews blasting the asphalt with sprayers are removing mud from Coast Village Road after the recent storm

KEYT - 2018-01-20 17:34:11

Santa Barbara officials 'very excited' about progress made on Hwy. 101

Santa Barbara County residents who have been displaced for nearly two weeks after the deadly mudslides in Montecito could be able to return to their homes near the end of the month. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said during a press conference Friday at Earl Warren Showgrounds that "a vari

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-01-20 02:31:00

Lompoc Man Is Extradited to Face Charges of Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

Joseph Hetzel A man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Solvang in a case that crossed into three states before his arrest in Nevada last summer has been returned to Santa Barbara County. Joseph Hetzel, 53, of Lompoc returned to the Central Coast courtesy Santa Barbara County sheriff's deput

NOOZHAWK - 2018-01-21 01:51:00

Fatal collision shuts down Highway 166

The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 166 east of the Cuyama Valley due to a pair of traffic collisions, including one that Noozhawk reports involved a fatality. Since the Montecito mudslides left Highway 101 closed just south of Santa Barbara, CHP and Caltrans have recommended that peop

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-01-20 00:30:00

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class immigrant population, which suffered outsized losses from the

DAILY MAIL - 2018-01-20 16:48:53

Highway 101 to reopen before Monday morning commute

Highway 101 will reopen in time for Monday morning's commute, Caltrans officials announced Saturday. The main artery connecting Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has been closed since deadly mudslides hit Montecito in the early hours of Jan. 9. Currently, Ventura County residents can reach Carpint

VCSTAR.COM - 2018-01-21 01:37:48

Weekend shooting in Abbotsford leaves one injured, two dead

The scene of a weekend shooting in Abbotsford. Image courtesy: WAOW. ABBOTSFORD, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- Two people are dead and one is injured following an early-morning shooting in Abbotsford Saturday. Police say it happened in a home in the 400 block of East Maple Street at around 3 AM. That's where o

WSAU.COM - 2018-01-21 15:10:00

Copy-2 dead, 1 injured in Abbotsford shooting early Saturday morning

Two people are dead and one person was hurt after an early morning shooting on Saturday, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. A male suspect was found near the home and is in custody. Officials said they got a 911 call at 3:02 a.m. of a shooting at 406 East Maple Str

WQOW - 2018-01-21 06:39:00

Police: Tomahawk man, Wausau woman arrested after chases with guns, 290 lbs. of marijuana

OSSEO - A Tomahawk man and a Wausau woman were arrested with weapons and hundreds of pounds of marijuana after leading police on chases in western Wisconsin on Thursday, according to a Wisconsin State Patrol media release. Joel J. Helding, 32, of Tomahawk and Valerie A. Flores, 25, of Wausau were bo

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-01-19 21:44:04

Fire reported at Fleet Farm in Stevens Point Friday evening

STEVENS POINT - Multiple fire departments responded Friday to a fire at Fleet Farm. Stevens Point, Plover and Hull fire departments answered a call around 7 p.m. Friday of a trash compactor on fire at Mills Fleet Farm, 5590 U.S. 10 in Stevens Point, said Lt. Ron Heibler of the Stevens Point Fire Dep

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-01-20 02:52:14