Lillie Dunn

Update: Authorities Say Gardendale Shooting Suspect Kills Himself After Being Spotted by Police

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and two other people near Birmingham, Alabama, has killed himself in the Florida Panhandle. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Deb Henley in Escambia County, Florida, says 52-year-old Kenneth Dion Lever killed himself Wednesday afternoon after deputies spotted him in a parking lot. She says Lever got out of a car and took his…

Officials Say 23-year-old Alabama Man Killed in Shooting

Police have identified an Alabama man who died after being found with gunshot wounds. Opelika-Auburn News reports that Lee County coroner Bill Harris says 23-year-old Shaqueille O. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Opelika police Capt. Bobby Kilgore says Jones was found in a parking lot Tuesday evening after an officer patrolling nearby was flagged down and told about…

Me Want Cocaine? Drugs Found Inside Cookie Monster Doll

A stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll has landed a Florida man in jail on a drug charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that 39-year-old Camus McNair was arrested after a traffic stop in the Florida Keys involving a car with heavily tinted windows and an obscured license plate. A deputy…

Former Alabama Governor Seeks to Regain Lost Gun Permit

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has gone to court trying to regain the pistol permit he lost after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges and resigning. Court records show Bentley filed an appeal Tuesday challenging the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office decision to revoke his gun permit. The complaint says the revocation happened in April after Bentley pleaded guilty to campaign finance…

Revised Alabama Graduation Rate Pegged at 87.1 Percent

The Alabama State Department of Education has revised the state’s graduation rate after an earlier figure proved inaccurate. Information released during a meeting Tuesday shows Alabama’s graduation rate was 87.1 percent in 2016. That’s higher than the 85 percent rate announced in April, but lower than the 89 percent rate reported in 2015. The previous figures were found to be…

Teen Girl May Have Been Electrocuted By Phone in Bathtub

Police in New Mexico are investigating whether a Texas teenager was electrocuted when she grabbed her charging cellphone while bathing. Detective Sgt. David Miranda of the Lovington Police Department said Tuesday that the 14-year-old Lubbock girl died Sunday while visiting her father. He says no cause of death has been established, but that initial evidence suggests electrocution. Miranda says a…

Police Make Arrest in Marathon Gas Station Shooting in Lowndes County

Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, have made an arrest in the Marathon gas station shooting that occurred in Lowndes County. Katrina Latrese Owens, 40, of Montgomery was charged with first-degree Robbery and booked at the Lowndes County jail with a $500,000 bond.  Agents anticipate additional arrests. Anyone with additional information on this…

Alabama Man Arrested in Mother’s Stabbing Death

Police say an Alabama man is charged in what they are calling the brutal stabbing death of his mother in suburban Birmingham. Authorities say 30-year-old Carl Brandon Goodwin is charged with murder in the killing of 55-year-old Maria Jocelyn Goodwin. Police found the woman’s body in the family home Monday night, and Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hager tells al.com she…

7 Killed in Crash Were Special Operations Forces

Seven of the U.S. troops killed in the Mississippi plane crash were special operations forces based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Six were Marines and one was a sailor. The Marine Corps refueling and cargo plane went down in a soybean field on Monday and killed 16 military members in all. The Marines said Tuesday that the air tanker was…

President Trump Applauds Son’s ‘Transparency’

President Donald Trump says he his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is “a high-quality person,” and he applauds “his transparency.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a brief statement from the president Tuesday in response to revelations that Trump Jr. agreed to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of the Russian government’s effort to help his father….