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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 13 through 04 14 on 15 April 2014, 14.36 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 13 through 04 14
 Covington CountyMedia ReportSunday 04 13 through Monday 04 14     139  Total Calls      22   Medical Emergency      57   Police Calls     ...
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LBWCC sundial dedication is April 27 on 15 April 2014, 14.31 by Staff in News
LBWCC sundial dedication is April 27
LBW Community College will hold a dedication ceremony for a recently-acquired sundial on the Andalusia campus. The event will be attended by both the sundial benefactor, Renis O. Jones Jr. of Montgomery, and artistic ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 10 through 04 12 on 15 April 2014, 07.56 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 10 through 04 12
 Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 10 through Saturday 04 12     201  Total Calls      34   Medical Emergency      77   Police Calls    &...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 09 on 10 April 2014, 10.01 by Staff in News
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 Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 09      53  Total Calls      11   Medical Emergency      38   Police Calls        3  Fi...
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TownHall Meeting on 10 April 2014, 09.56 by Staff in News
TownHall Meeting
Representative Mike Jones and Senator Jimmy Holley will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the 2014 Legislative Session on Tuesday, April 29th, at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Conference Center on the LB...
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Mobile County Fatality on 10 April 2014, 09.50 by Staff in News
Mobile County Fatality
MOBILE POST – A crash at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, involving a pedestrian and a sport utility vehicle has claimed the life of an Irvington man. Jeremy Shane Judy, 33, was killed when he was struck by a 2003 ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 08 on 09 April 2014, 08.11 by Staff in News
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 Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 04 08      37  Total Calls      10   Medical Emergency      22   Police Calls        3  Fire...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 07 on 08 April 2014, 09.09 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 04 07      51  Total Calls      14   Medical Emergency      20   Police Calls        4  Fire Calls&...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 06 on 07 April 2014, 10.02 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportSunday 04 0671 Total Calls10 Medical Emergency40 Police CallsCovington CountyJail ReportBooked In: 5Released: 13Total in Custody: 202Andalusia-QuietOpp-QuietJail:5Covington CountyJail ReportSunda...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 03 through 04 05 on 07 April 2014, 06.49 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 03 through Saturday 04 05238 Total Calls  34 Medical Emergency115 Police Calls     8 Fire CallsCovington CountyJail ReportBooked In: 36Released: 27Total in Custody...
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Stolen Four Wheelers in Opp on 05 April 2014, 18.58 by Staff in News
Stolen Four Wheelers in Opp
On Wednesday ,02 April 2014, Opp Police Department investigators recovereda four wheeler which appeared to have been stolen. Their investigationrevealed that the four wheeler in question along with a second four wheelerwere...
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Investigators Asking for Citizen's Help on 05 April 2014, 18.40 by Staff in News
Investigators Asking for Citizen's Help
On March 24th the Opp Police Department opened an investigation aftert it was discovered thatperson or persons entered personal property located in the 1200 block of North Main Street andwhile there took without peermission...
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Judge who approved raids at Greene County casinos says state Supreme Court forced her hand
EUTAW, Alabama -- The district judge who signed search warrants that led to Monday's raids on four gaming parlors in Greene County Monday was mandated by the Alabama Supreme Court to approve the raids, she said in a press r...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 02 on 03 April 2014, 08.08 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 02       75  Total Calls       12   Medical Emergency       38   Police Calls       ...
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Bill to allow loaded pistols in cars without permit dies in Alabama House committee
MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- A bill to allow people to carry a loaded pistol in their vehicles without getting a concealed carry permit from their county sheriff is apparently dead.The Alabama House Public Safety and H...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 01 on 02 April 2014, 05.55 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 04 01       71  Total Calls        7   Medical Emergency      27   Police Calls        6 &nbs...
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Covington County Sheriff Forum 2014 on 01 April 2014, 13.39 by Staff in News
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 03 31 on 01 April 2014, 08.09 by Staff in News
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 Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 03 31         85  Total Calls         20  Medical Emergency         40  Police Calls ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 03 25 through 03 30 on 30 March 2014, 19.14 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 03 25 through Sunday 03 30       287  Total Calls        45   Medical Emergency      138   Police Calls   ...
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Saturday, 03 July 2010 20:00

Recovery Efforts of Downed Aircraft Continue

Written by Eddie Lewis

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and a tow boat out of Destin will try this morning to maneuver a crashed T-6 airplane offshore of the Okaloosa/Walton county line so that divers can attempt to recover the crash victims.

Rough seas forced the recovery team to drop plans to use a barge and crane in the effort. Family members say 57-year old Tim McDonald of Niceville was piloting the plane and that his passenger was 46-year old Tim Turner of Omaha, Nebraska.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, which was reported around 12:20 Friday afternoon by witnesses in the area.

NTSB Representative Bob Gretz plans to hold a media briefing at 3 p.m. today, July 3rd, in front of the main terminal building at the Destin Airport.

Saturday, 03 July 2010 07:51

Greenetrack Update - Raid is Over

Written by Staff

The troopers and the bingo machines are gone, as well as the protesters. All that remains are a few on-lookers. The raid is over, and, for now, so is bingo. The facility cans still conduct off-track parimutuel betting for horse and dog racing.

VictoryLand may be John Tyson's task force's destination, but the facility near Montgomery remains open under the protection of a restraining order issued by circuit judge Tom Young.

Click Here for more from the Birmingham News

An intense, four-day manhunt ended late Friday when the man wanted in the fatal shooting of two Tampa police officers was arrested. Police said he also will face a murder charge in an unrelated May 18 slaying in Tampa.

Morris was scheduled to make his first court appearance this morning. He will be officially told what the charges are against him and if he is eligible for bail.

Police confirmed Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, was taken into custody about 10 p.m., about 12 hours before the officers' funerals were slated to begin.

At a late-night press conference, a visibly relieved Tampa police Chief Jane Castor and Mayor Pam Iorio said the city is safer and that they hope the arrest brings closure to the community, especially the families of Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab.

"It is so important to bring closure to this before the funeral," Iorio said.

BELMONT, N.C. -- Belmont Police say a backup of trucks trying to get into a weigh station played a role in yesterday's crash on I-85 that sent 10 people to the hospital. 
The weight station is just north of the Catawba River Bridge near the Gaston-Mecklenburg County line. 
The accident happened on the northbound side of I-85 in Belmont. 
"There was a backup from the weight station back across the river bridge into the Belmont city limits," said Belmont Police Chief David James 
A tour bus carrying Christian singers Mike and Kelly Bowling started down the hill towards the bridge and the driver suddenly was confronted with trucks stacked-up in his lane. 
“He didn't realize that i was such a slow speed until the end,” explained James. “He tried to maneuver to the left and struck the tractor trailer in the rear.”
The North Carolina Highway Patrol operates the weigh station. 
A spokesperson told NewsChannel 36 the station was built in 1979 and is now too small to handle the volume of trucks that have to be checked. 
The spokesperson said a $300,000 camera system was installed that is supposed to warn those inside when the trucks get backed-up to the highway, but he added trucks get stacked up quickly in peak hours. 
Chief James said there had been other accidents caused by trucks that backup out into the highway and he marveled that no one had been killed in yesterday's accident. 
The Highway Patrol says it is already looking at two new potential locations to build a new weigh station where there would be more room and longer ramps so something like this does not happen again. 


Friday, 02 July 2010 22:24

Toddler, woman drown in Orange Beach

Written by Staff

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- A woman and a toddler died this evening in rough waters in Orange Beach, according to Baldwin County deputy coroner Rod Steade.


The woman and the child have not been identified, Steade said, and investigators were working tonight to determine where they are from.


Steade said the woman and the child drowned about 5 p.m. in waters near the Four Seasons on Perdido Beach Boulevard.


He said the girl was taken by helicopter to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, where she was pronounced dead. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.


Steade said double red flags were flying at the time of their drowning.


The woman is described as white, in her early to mid 30s, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds and with brown hair. A description of the girl was not available.


Anyone with information about the identity of the woman or the girl should call the coroner's office at 251-970-4051.

Friday, 02 July 2010 22:15

Plane Crash in Gulf

Written by Staff

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation of a plane crash that took place Friday afternoon (July 2) around 12:20 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico near the Okaloosa/Walton line. Two people are believed to have been on board the small plane when it went down. OCSO deputies say the wreckage has been located in about 65-feet of water, about three-quarters of a mile offshore.

Bob Gretz of the N-T-S-B is expected to arrive in Okaloosa County late Friday evening and recovery efforts will continue Saturday morning. Gretz says he plans to hold a media briefing sometime around 3 p.m. Saturday. The exact location has not been finalized at this time. 

Multiple agencies responded to the scene today to provide assistance, including the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the OCSO Dive Unit, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, U-S Coast Guard, area fire departments and TIPS volunteers who work to try to provide support for family members of the victims.

Eutaw, Ala (WSFA) -- Dozens of protesters arrested during attempted raid at Greenetrack casino.

Our newspartner WBRC reports 20 to 25 people, including State Senator Bobby Singleton have all been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

Click Here for more from WSFA.

Bay County Deputy Benjamin Logue, age 27. was arrested on June 29, 2010 for Sexual Battery. At this time Benjamin Logue, is still in the Bay County Jail.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen has released by Press Conference that Benjamin Logue was terminated from the Bay County Sheriffs Office at time of his arrest on June 29, 2010.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen also states more allegations of Sexual Battery are being investigated involving other victims.



Wednesday, 30 June 2010 22:54

Capital Murder / Assault 1st Degree Arrest

Written by Eddie Lewis

Troy Police arrested Javontrez D. Boykin (Troy) a 17- year-old black male Friday (6/25) in connection with the Thursday shooting of 28-year-old Jennifer Griffin (Troy) at a residence on Rose Circle according to information released by Chief Anthony Everage.

Boykin has been charged with capital murder and assault first degree in connection with this case. The victim was three months pregnant when she was shot and the unborn child died.

Troy Police responded to a call of a subject shot at a residence on the 100 block of Rose Circle Thursday at approximately 6:00 p.m. Upon officers arrival they found the victim in the residence suffering from at least two gunshot wounds.

Boykin allegedly shot into the occupied residence striking the victim in her right thigh and lower stomach area. The victim was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room for treatment by Care Ambulance. She was later transferred to Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery.

Arrest warrants were obtained for Boykin’s arrest Friday. Because of the Capital Murder charge, Boykin is being held without bond. The warrants were served on Boykin Friday at the Troy Police Department.

This case is still being investigated by Troy Police. Boykin was transferred to the Pike County Jail Thursday by Troy Police.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 22:50

Deputies Searching for Wanted Sexual Offender

Written by Eddie Lewis

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information on the location of Emmitt E. Glenn. Glenn has been designated as a Sexual Offender and is required to register his current address with the Sheriff’s Office of the county in which he lives. Glenn has failed to register his current address with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office after providing the address of 917 Preston Street, in Leon County. The Sexual Offender unit discovered that Glenn was not living at his registered address while conducting address verifications.

The Sexual Offender unit requests anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Emmitt E. Glenn to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

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