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Daleville woman sentenced in infant death case

According to District Attorney Kirke Adams, Brieana Farmer pleaded guilty in a "blind plea," which is a guilty plea without a set sentence. Her range of punishment was two-20 years in prison. Adams said Farmer was sentenced to 17 years in the state penitentiary following a four-hour sentencing heari

SOUTHEASTSUN.COM - 2018-03-21 20:17:00

Prank Calls Putting Law Enforcement and Homeowners in Dangerous Situations

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Fake 911 calls are being placed in Dothan, putting law enforcement and homeowners in dangerous situations. It's known as swatting. Individuals place prank calls to emergency services in order to send a large number of armed police officers to a particular address. An incident

WTVY.COM - 2018-03-21 05:19:00

New details on 91-year-old's murder

Dothan police spent hours Saturday night investigating the death of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler, and in a press conference Monday morning, Chief Steve Parrish said it was a tough case for all involved. "It's one that resonates within our community and reminds us how violent people can be," said Parrish

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-20 13:36:25

Many Job Openings in Dothan

From restaurants to retail if your looking for a job Dothan may have you covered. "Right now there are about thirteen hundred jobs available right here in a 25 mile radius of Dothan," said Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba. Along with the thirteen hundred jobs available, their are still more business either

DOTHANFIRST.COM - 2018-03-21 23:28:29

Two juveniles arrested for internet scams that led to armed robbery

Two Dothan juveniles were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery Monday afternoon after police responded to a call in the 1300 block of Alexander Drive Monday. According the Dothan Police Department, the victim was responding to an internet sales advertisement. When the victim arrived at an

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-20 18:56:00

Leader of Pike County Firefighters Association charged with first-degree theft

John Register, head of the Pike County Firefighters Association, has been charged with first-degree theft of property. The charge stems from an investigation by the State of Alabama Fire Marshal's Office. "We are involved in the investigation that led to the arrest that you're talking about," said S

TROY MESSENGER - 2018-03-21 04:06:00

Fallen soldier lives on through Dothan businessman's brand

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - You'll never see DeWayne McAllister working out at Dothan Athletic Club without reppin' the initials "W-G." "That was his saying, "Weight Gang," all the time," said McAllister. The term comes from his friend Angel Lopez, who loved to say "Weight Gang" all the time. McAlliste

WTVY.COM - 2018-03-21 22:04:00

A jarring crime and quick arrest

The murder of an elderly Dothan woman on Saturday came as jarring news, and as details emerged, the more harrowing the crime became. On Monday, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish provided an overview of the murder of Mable Fowler. Her killer beat her violently and used an edged weapon. An autopsy wil


Three Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of One

Today, following a three vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, March 15, a Florida woman has passed away due to injuries she sustained as a result of the crash. The accident took place on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The deceased has been identified by authorities as 25 year old Rachel W


Ketchem's Restaurant makes Friday nights special in a small Geneva County town

HARTFORD - On a typical Friday night, Ketchem's Restaurant bustles with activity. From the time the doors open at 5 p.m., customers start coming in for a choice of steak, fish, or shrimp. There will often be early birds who want to get in, eat, and get out before the restaurant gets too crowded. The

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2018-03-20 23:00:00

Dothan school leaders, police have first meeting on school safety plan

Plans are in motion to perform a system-wide threat assessment for Dothan City Schools. During Tuesday's "Principals and Staff Meeting," Dothan City Schools' Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards, principals from the system's 18 schools, and Dothan Police met for the first time to discuss what they bel

WSFA - 2018-03-20 18:52:22

Police: Homeless man killed elderly Dothan woman who hired him

Dothan police say a homeless man killed the elderly woman who had recently given him a job. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, is charged with capital murder in the death of Mabel Fowler, 91. Fowler's body was found at her home Saturday, located off Hodgesville Road. Police say they believe she was killed that


Speed problems on Coffee County Road 702

The advertised speed limit on Coffee County Road 702 is 45 mph but some drivers drive at speeds up to sometimes 80 mph on that roadway. "Its not just cars there are 18 wheelers that are serving the px vendor trucks that serve the vx the commissary that go between low field and shell field there are


Dothan police arrest 1 in 'heinous murder' of 91-year-old woman

The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with capital murder after a weekend homicide involving an elderly woman. Police responded to a call of a possible death at a house on Hodgesville Road around 8 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police found 91-year-old Mable Fowler's bo


Dothan Man Arrested for Capital Murder

Shortly after 8 PM on Saturday, March 17th Dothan Police received a call of a possible death at the residence located at 611 Hodgesville Road, Dothan. Once officers arrived, it was apparent that this was a crime scene. 91 year old Mabel Fowler was determined to be the victim of a homicide. Investiga


A 91-year-old woman hired a homeless man to do yard work, and he beat her to death.

A homeless man faces capital murder charges in the brutal murder of a Dothan woman Saturday night. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, of Dothan, is charged for the murder of 91-year-old Mabel Fowler of 611 Hodgesville Road. "Around 8 p.m. Saturday we received a call from the caregiver of Mabel Fowler," Dothan P


Man Faces Capital Murder Charges In Death Of Elderly Woman

DOTHAN, AL - A homeless man hired by a 91-year-old woman to do yard work is being charged with capital murder for allegedly beating the woman to death Saturday. Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the death of Mabel Fowler. A report by the Dothan Eagle says the inc


Enterprise man charged as part of multi-state child sex exploitation sting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) - An Enterprise man has been charged with 10 counts of Dissemination of Child Pornography. He was arrested as part of an eight state child sexual exploitation operation called Southern Impact II. Operation Southern Impact II, which focused on individuals who sexually exploit


Ozark mom pleads guilty to manslaughter in the death of her son; sentenced to 17 years

An Ozark woman is sentenced to 17 years in prison for her role in the 2016 death of her infant son. Brieana Farmer entered a blind plea in the case; Dale County Judge William Filmore handed down the sentence Thursday. Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams said Farmer was charged with manslaughte


Marianna woman arrested in traffic stop

Marianna resident Krystal Renee Hunter, 33, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of community control during a traffic stop that yielded suspected methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe, according to a press release from the Jackson County