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Law Enforcement Speaks Against New Legislature

A bill proposed this legislative session would repeal five major handgun restrictions. The bill is sponsored by Senator Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa. The bill, known as Senate Bill 24, would eliminate the need for anyone…

Butler County Couple Indicted on Federal Charges

The Butler County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sandra Taylor and William Robinson in February of 2016. Because their crimes allegedly involved the use of the United States Postal Service, the two were also…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Troopers Work on Two Separate Crashes on I-65

Alabama State Troopers are working two separate crashes on Interstate 65 that involve road blockage. The first occurred around 9 a.m. on I-65 Southbound near mile marker 194-195. It is an overturned travel trailer that initially had both SB lanes…

Murder Conviction Upheld for Andalusia Man

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Clarence Alvin Norris.  Norris, 56, of Andalusia, was convicted in January of 2016 for the murder of his brother, Cleve Norris.…

Chinese New Year Celebration Planned on the Troy Campus

Members of Troy University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association will celebrate Chinese New Year on the Troy Campus on January 27 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. The annual event, also called Spring Festival, is open to the public and features…

Andalusia Police Investigate Two-Vehicle Crash

Around 7:15 AM Tuesday morning, Andalusia police, Advanced EMS, and Andalusia firefighters responded to a two vehicle accident on the West Bypass in front of Massey Automotive. At least one person was seriously injured and was flown from the scene by…

Reverting paved roads to UNpaved status

Some cities and counties in the U.S. are avoiding the cost of repaving roads by converting them to unpaved roads. Among the municipalities in the report is Butler County Alabama, which is listed as having 250 Miles of unpaved roads…

Arrest Made in Burglary Case

An Andalusia man was arrested Friday, January 20, 2017 in connection with the January 7  burglary of a local apartment. Andalusia PD Investigator Jody Scott says 22-year-old Dakoda Deon Sims was taken into custody Friday afternoon around 4:30 PM. Sims…

Five Named as Chancellor’s Fellows at Troy University

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, recently announced the 2017 participants in the Chancellor’s Fellows Program at Troy University. From left to right, are: Dr. John Kline, director of the program; Fellows Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Dr. Jeffery…

Teen killed in ATV crash at Troy trail-riding facility

TROY, Ala.  - A Dale County teen has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Troy. Troy police Chief Randall Barr tells news outlets that 19-year-old Dakota Lee Henry was riding a four-wheeler Saturday at Heart of Dixie Trail…

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