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Ozark's Bell Helicopter stands to win big if company awarded Navy contract

Bell Helicopter, which operates several assembly plants across the world, announced Thursday that its Ozark plant has been selected to assemble the new US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer if Bell wins the contract from the Navy.


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…


Caregiver arrested on charges of theft and financial exploitation of the elderly

An Ozark woman who worked as a caregiver is accused of stealing her client’s money and jewelry while in the victim’s home. Tyffany Ashley Edwards, 28, of Ozark, was arrested Wednesday, March 17 and is charged with first-degree theft of property and financial exploitation of the elderly.


Ben Irwin says "I will work very very hard" if elected Mayor of Ozark

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Ozark officially has their first candidate for the 2020 mayoral race. Last week attorney Ben Irwin announced that he wants to serve the citizens as their mayor.


WDHN Storm Team: Severe storms tonight

Tonight, weather conditions will be decorating. Strong and severe storms will be approaching the western Wiregrass after 11 PM Thursday evening and will exit to the east around sunrise Friday morning. The strongest storms will be in the Dothan area after 2:30 am.


Storm shelters open up around the Wiregrass in anticipation of severe weather

OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) - The Wiregrass will have to handle some extreme weather tonight, and the City of Ozark is doing what it can to keep people safe. They opened up a storm shelter at Carroll High School.


Police respond to firearm assault on Arlington Avenue

Dothan police responded to a firearm assault call just before 6 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue, between Morgan and Moates streets near downtown Dothan. At least two people were reported shot. One person was taken to Southeast Health with a gunshot wound in the shoulder.


BREAKING: Three injured in Arlington Ave. shooting; one in serious condition

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan police have set up a perimeter around Arlington Avenue following a reported shooting Thursday evening. One person is reported to have been taken to the hospital, according to Rickey Stokes News. Scanner traffic said Southeast Health is on lockdown.


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


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.


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


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


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of North/Central AL Until 3:00 AM

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued starting immediately for the extreme north, northeastern, and eastern parts of North/Central Alabama until 3:00 am CDT Sunday morning.


Andrews Bridal Shoppe robbery suspect in custody

A man identified as a suspect in a reported robbery and sexual assault at Andrews Bridal Shoppe in Dothan and a similar incident in Chipley has been captured in central Florida.


Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.


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.


Need a place to stay during severe weather tonight? Here's a list of safe zones

First Baptist Church Family Life, 300 West Main Street in downtown Dothan, behind the main church. The shelter will open at 9 p.m. You must bring your own supplies, including bedding.


Central Alabama Wind Damage Reports

Here are wind damage reports from late this afternoon and this evening across Central Alabama:. There are scattered trees down all across Central Alabama this evening. A tree fell on a house in Pell City at 8 p.m. trapping the occupants.


Dothan native lived her dance dream on stage with Beyoncé

As a young dancer in Dothan, Samaria Barnes dreamed of dancing on stage with an artist like Beyoncé. She lived her dream among the 200 performers on stage when Beyoncé headlined the 2018 Coachella music festival. It was a history-making performance as Beyoncé was the first black woman to headline th


Trial rescheduled for man charged with multiple sex crime charges

At the request of prosecutors, a local circuit judge continued a Dothan man’s upcoming trial on sex charges until June 10. The trial of Joseph Ramirez, 36, of Radford Circle, was to begin April 29. Ramirez was arrested May 1, 2018, and is charged with four counts of first-degree rape, four counts of