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Miracle League Opening Game 04 05 2014 on 22 April 2014, 21.37 by Staff in News
Miracle League Opening Game 04 05 2014
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Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile on 22 April 2014, 16.15 by Staff in News
Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile
  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL.  Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th.  Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs...
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‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC on 22 April 2014, 16.12 by Staff in News
‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC
LBW Community College in Opp recently welcomed Jason Phelps, executive director of Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI) on a stop for the statewide “Go Build Alabama” campaign addressing the shortage of ski...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 21 on 22 April 2014, 16.09 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 04 21       79  Total Calls      18  Medical Emergency      35  Police Calls         2  Fire ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 17 through 04 19 on 21 April 2014, 15.33 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 17 through 04 19
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 04 17 through Saturday 04 19    236 Total Calls      33   Medical Emergency    112   Police Calls       12   Fire Ca...
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State Trooper Shooting on 20 April 2014, 12.54 by Staff in News
State Trooper Shooting
DOTHAN POST -- At approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, an Alabama State Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Geneva County 57. A brief pursuit ensued and ended when the suspect’s vehicle s...
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Andalusia City Board of Education BOARD MEETING on 18 April 2014, 14.21 by Staff in News
Andalusia City Board of Education  BOARD MEETING
Andalusia City Board of EducationBOARD MEETINGApril 21, 20146:00 p.m.AGENDAI. CALL TO ORDERA. Pledge of Allegiance –II. BOARD ACTIONA. Board Minutes March 17, 2014B. Financial ReportC. Personnel Report Resignations...
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Special Council Meeting on 18 April 2014, 14.16 by Staff in News
 Special Council Meeting
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Shooting Call in Enterprise on 18 April 2014, 14.12 by Staff in News
Shooting Call in Enterprise
April 18, 2014On April 17, 2014, at 9:30 PM, the Enterprise Police Department responded to the 100 Blk of Woodfield Place Enterprise, AL on a call for a shooting.  When officers arrived on scene they discovered a b/m v...
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Traffic Fatality in Covington County on 18 April 2014, 12.51 by Staff in News
Traffic Fatality in Covington County
DOTHAN POST – A two-vehicle crash this morning, April 18, claimed the life of a Covington County Sheriff’s deputy. The crash occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Alabama 55 near the intersection of Alabama 55 and Sout...
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ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’S MAY NEWS RELEASES on 17 April 2014, 13.43 by Staff in News
The City ofAndalusiaP.O. Box 429 ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER’SMAY NEWS RELEASES May 1------Deadline for St. Augustine Trip THE ACTIVITY/ NUTRITION CENTER CLOSED:  MAY 26th Memorial Day.  PAT’S PETAL...
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Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars on 17 April 2014, 13.29 by Staff in News
Hart, Taylor named Presidential Transfer Scholars
LBW Community College named two transfer students as Community College Presidential Scholars, a distinction earned by high academic achievement and a competitive selection process.The University of Alabama offers a full tui...
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LBWCC Forestry program to continue on 17 April 2014, 13.15 by Staff in News
LBWCC Forestry program to continue
LBW Community College will continue the two-year forest technology program, the only one of its kind in the state and a fixture at LBW since 1980.The program was one of several evaluated for viability, a necessary action by...
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Montgomery slaying suspect, out on bail, accused of shooting witness against him
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A man out of jail on bond in Montgomery's 49th homicide of 2013 is back in police custody accused of shooting a witness in his murder case.Satarus Smith, 25, of Montgomery is now charged wit...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 16 on 17 April 2014, 07.16 by Staff in News
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 Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 04 16      96  Total Calls      22   Medical Emergency      34   Police Calls       &n...
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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
Covington County Media & Jail Report 04 09
 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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THEODORE, Alabama — A man shot himself to death during a struggle with police this morning after investigators discovered an elaborate marijuana growing operation in a warehouse on U.S. 90.

Police did not identify the man who died. Another man at the scene, Jeffrey Coolidge, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana.

Officers in the area on an unrelated investigation saw a U-Haul truck parked at the loading dock of a brown warehouse with no sign about 8 a.m., police said, and they decided to check on the activity.

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CHILTON COUNTY, Alabama -- Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis, speaking during a press conference this afternoon, said there is no known motive behind a shooting that left an 11-year-old boy dead and his 15-year-old brother in stable condition.

The boy's mother, Ann Marie Campbell, 34, of Clanton, has been charged with murder and attempted murder, Davis said.

Davis said he has never had to investigate a case of a mother accused of killing her own child.  "Our hearts are saddened ... We all have kids," Davis said. "We can't grasp how this took place."

A statement on the sheriff's webpage provided an account of the incident:

Chilton County E911 Center at 10 a.m. received a call of a shooting in the 3000 block of County Road 69 near Clanton. Davis told reporters he did not know who placed the call.

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Friday, 03 June 2011 18:51

Ozark police get new Chargers

OZARK — Six. That’s the number of vehicles Ozark Police Officer Dion Robinson said he has gone through in four years at the department due to mechanical problems, vehicle transfers and high mileage.

But with one of the police department’s five new 2011 Dodge Chargers, Robinson doesn’t believe he’ll be changing out any time soon.

A total of $144,435 in funds the city received from the sale of the Ozark tower was used to purchase the vehicles, while an appropriation awarded by formerU.S. Congressman Bobby Bright’s office was used to purchase equipment for the new cars.

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Police are investigating a possible edged weapon assault that sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries Friday afternoon.

Dothan police received a call reporting a possible stabbing in the 400 block of North Herring Street around 3:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, along with medics, a man was found with a minor cut in the upper chest area. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, but his injury did not appear life threatening.

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Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:31

Prattville officer flips car during chase

PRATTVILLE, AL  - A Prattville police officer is said to be in stable condition at Baptist South

Hospital after flipping his patrol car during a chase Thursday afternoon.

The officer attempted to pull over a car inside the Prattville city limits. The vehicle fled the

scene towards Birmingham Highway.

Investigators say the suspect, wanted on a felony charge, made a quick lane change, and

as the officer attempted to make the same change, he lost control of the cruiser. The patrol

car crossed into oncoming traffic, flipped over in the northbound lanes of Birmingham Highway

and came to rest partially in a driveway.

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Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:21

Samson woman pleads guilty to murder

The second of two Geneva County residents charged with capital murder in the kidnapping and shooting death of a 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to the murder Tuesday, according to authorities.

Samson resident Deann Jane Dunham, 44, was sentenced by Dale County Circuit Judge Ken Quattlebaumto serve 25 years in a state prison after pleading guilty to the lesser charge in relation to the death of 55-year-old Alvaro Anunez, according to Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams. Her co-defendant, 27-year-oldJose Hernandez Contreas, pleaded guilty to murder in January. Geneva County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Dunham and Contreas in September 2010 after Anunez was found shot to death with his own gun at a drainage ditch off Geneva County Road 4, also known as Goathill Road.

According to Geneva County authorities, the three people had gone to a barbecue and had been drinking before Dunham and Contreas went to Anunez’s home and shot him. The arrests came after Contreas told someone about the murder, according to authorities.

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile police are searching for a man who robbed the Sara Lee Bakery in the 2600 block of Government Street on Wednesday afternoon, officials said today in a news release.

Police said a masked man armed with a handgun walked into the bakery about 3:48 p.m., and demanded money from the register. He took the money, then fled the scene on foot toward the rear of the store, officials said.

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DOTHAN, Alabama -- The Dothan Police Department is looking for the help of the community in identifying one or more suspects responsible for crimes committed in a one-block radius in May.

According to police, there were several break-ins on the 100 block of Concord Circle that investigators believe  involve the same unidentified suspects.

DOTHAN, Alabama -- An internal theft investigation prompted Dothan

Police to make a felony arrest of a DPD employee Wednesday.

44-year-old Cynthia Gilley of Hilltop Road was arrested and charged

with first-degree theft of property after an investigation by the House

of Cabinetry, a local business, uncovered evidence connecting her with

a recent theft.

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A Dothan man received six consecutive 50-year prison sentences

Wednesday on charges of sodomy and child molestation. 

According to Houston County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Amason,

Eric Lamar Skanes, 38, was convicted of two first-degree rape charges

and four first degree sodomy charges against girls under the age of 12,

all Class A felonies.

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