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The Enterprise Police is investigating a residential burglary that occurred last night in the 300 block of Inglewood Drive. The victim advised police he was working in his garage at 10:00 p.m. when two black males armed with handguns approached him. They demanded money and jewelry. The victim stated they took jewelry, a small amount of cash and an X-Box game system. One of the suspects was described as being approximately 6’ tall weighing 200 lbs, trimmed facial hair wearing dark clothing and a green baseball cap. The second suspect is approximately 6’ tall weighing 150 lbs, wearing dark clothing and a dark baseball cap and wearing sometime of cloth covering his face. The victim did not see a vehicle. No one was injured during the burglary. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Enterprise Police Department at 347-2222.
COTTONWOOD - GENEVA COUNTY: This morning six students with Cottonwood High School were arrested by Geneva County Sheriff Deputies.
The six students were directed to turn themselves in this morning to Geneva County Sheriff Deputies at the Geneva County Courthouse.
Four of the students are booked as juvenile and two are booked as adults. The six are arrested for hazing and will face Geneva County District Court Judge Stephen Smith.
PELL CITY, Alabama — The white-haired man carefully took the pen and inked his name on the Mason jar full of moonshine — that's right, a little shine.
"It's my daddy's recipe," 79-year-old NASCAR legend Robert "Junior" Johnson said.
The former NASCAR driver and car owner never dreamed that 55 years after he was arrested and sent to prison for his involvement in the family business — making moonshine — that he would once again be involved in making some of the "smoothest, cleanest spirits on the market."
"No way," Johnson said.
But there he was at the Pell City ABC store Friday signing bottle after bottle of his Midnight Moon moonshine and his Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusion spirits in apple pie, cherry and strawberry flavors.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Robertsdale man is back in jail after being arrested last week on a drug charge and a probation violation.
On Wednesday, Baldwin County Circuit Charles Partin revoked the probation of Christopher Edward Brown, 29, citing that he has had four convictions in Florida since being placed on probation for a third-degree burglary charge. In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to breaking into the A-Dollar Cash Advance store in Foley the previous year and taking $1,740, according to court records. He received a 10-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for three years.
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced today that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, telling an Iowa radio station that the country “is in a moral, economic and constitutional crisis.”
Moore, 64, a Republican from Gadsden, Alabama, commonly known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” said during an appearance on WHO Newsradio in Des Moines that U.S. political leadership “is divided by petty party politics.”
“We see that our country is going nowhere,” Moore said. “The people of this country are tired of politicians doing the same thing, whether Republicans or Democrats, and leadership that is dedicated more to power -- holding the power of the office -- than to principle.”
AUTAUGA COUNTY, Alabama -- National Weather Service officials continue to assess a series of storms which killed seven in Alabama, including three in Autauga County on Friday night.
Autauga County's EMA director and the NWS confirmed Sunday that Friday's storm in the Boone's Chapel community was an EF3 tornado and the storm that hit Mulberry was an EF1 tornado.
A Dothan woman faces an attempted murder charge after police say she intentionally struck a man with a vehicle early Sunday.
According to a statement from the Dothan Police Department, police arrested Lakreshia Berry, 27, of East Adams Street, and charged her with felony attempted murder.
A Samson man and an Enterprise teenager face felony assault charges after authorities say they fought with a police officer.
Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks said police recently arrested both Todd Xavier O’Brian, 22, of Samson, and Ryan Lamar Soles, 19, of Enterprise, and charged them each with felony second-degree assault.
Media Report for
Wednesday 04 13 through Saturday 04 16
274 Total Calls
23 Medical Emergencies
6 General Disturbance
Booked In 18
Total in Custody 196
Covington County Jail Report
Wednesday 04 13 through Saturday 04 16
Robert A. Ainsworth 28 GJI $40,000
(Chem. End. of Child)
Roy Watson 70 Sentenced -0-
Marschell Holmes 47 FTA (X3) -0-
Michael D. Stewart 40 DUI $7,500
Thursday 04 14
Donna M. Frost 22 FTA X3 Cash Bonds $1,240.cash
Phillip Grantham jr. Electronic Solicition
of a Child $20,000
David A. King 21 VOP -0-
Perry R. Maddox 47 DUI $7,500
Clinton L. Staley 30 Unlawful Poss of Pistol in
Poss. of Imitaion Drug $310,000
Catrina Smith 24 Carring Concealed Weapon $500.
Robert C. Smith 24 Carring Concealed Weapon $500.
Allan W. Sallee 51 Public Intoxication $3000.
Matthew L. Copley 29 Domestic 3rd $500.
Friday 04 15
Nathan B. Odom 29 Serving Weekends
Christina A. Garrett 21 Bondsman Off Bond
Linda S. Blue 61 Serving Weekends
Donna S. Johns 49 Serving Weekends
Jeanette L. Cobb 39 Serving Weekends
Cornelius D. Byrd 23 C/S X5/POM1st/
David W. Phipps 40 FTA $800.
Saturday 04 16
Sonya Adams 46 Serving Weekends
Ruby L. Gay 18 FTA x2/Assault3rd/
Kenneth Griffin 35 DUI $7,500
Shane Patterson 24 DUI $7,500
Tracy Davis 53 DUI $1,000
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley paid almost $200,000 in taxes for financing his successful gubernatorial campaign out of retirement savings, according to copies of his tax returns released to The Associated Press.
Bentley, who promised to release his tax forms during the campaign, provided his latest federal and state returns to AP and said he would continue making his tax records public.
"I want people to know I believe in total transparency and honesty," Bentley said in an interview Wednesday.
Bentley's tax returns show he had $760,740 in income for 2010, but $650,000 of that was withdrawn from his Individual Retirement Accounts to lend to his campaign for governor. Bentley had to pay $198,012 in federal income taxes because of the IRA withdrawals. He had enough deductions to offset his other income.
Bentley said his campaign has reimbursed him for the retirement money, but it can't repay him for the taxes because he would have had to pay taxes on the IRS withdrawals no matter when he took them.