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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of Crenshaw County Woman

A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Crenshaw County woman. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sgt. Drew Brooks, Lula Mitchell Burnett, 81, of Dozier, was killed when the 1999 Toyota 4-Runner she was operating collided with a…

Georgiana Police Search for Person of Interest after Crimes

The Georgiana Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted in connection to several burglaries and thefts. Antoine McCoy is described as being 5'2", weighing approximately 100 pounds. McCoy was last seen in the area…

Breaking: Suspicious Package Found in Greenville

**UPDATE** https://twitter.com/justin_lovvorn/status/1217138864286052353?s=20 **ORIGINAL STORY** Alabama News Network is working to get more information about a suspicious package found in Greenville this morning. We have a crew on the way to the scene. Greenville Police…

Family Loses Home, Clean Up Continues After Saturday's Storms

The clean up continued Sunday after storms left behind damage throughout the state Saturday afternoon. One family in Crenshaw County is seeing that damage first-hand. Ronnie Faulk and his two young children returned to a destroyed home and piles of…

Downed Trees and Debris Reported Near Greenville

Multiple reports of fallen trees had crews working hard in Butler County, after Saturday's storms swept through the area. Just off Luverne Highway on the outskirts of Greenville, the winds and rain caused…

Manhunt Underway for Crenshaw County Escapee

The Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office is warning residents in the Dozier area to be on the lookout for 46-year-old Joey Markus Salter. Authorities say Salter escaped from a deputy vehicle after being taken into custody for burglary in the Dozier…

Severe Weather Storm Shelter Locations

ELMORE COUNTY: Open when GREEN Shoal Creek Baptist Church Elmore County Courthouse - Downtown Tallassee City Hall First Presbyterian Church Redland Baptist Church Tallassee Police Department Deatsville Volunteer Fire Department Town of Elmore Fire Station 2 Town of Elmore -…

Changes to Alabama Unemployment Claims Filed This Year

The Alabama Department of Labor says new unemployment compensation claims filed this year will fall under new rules that were passed by the Alabama Legislature. Claims filed before January 1, 2020 are not affected. The rules are part of the…

2 in Custody, 1 Wanted After Robbing AT&T Store in Andalusia

Two suspects are in custody and another is wanted after an AT&T store in Andalusia was robbed last weekend. According to the Andalusia Police Department, Treyvon Belgrave, 23, and Salita Shomeo, 25, have been charged with robbery second degree, theft…

Top 8 Local News Stories of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, Alabama News Network has chosen the top eight local news stories of the year. It's a tradition we bring you at the end of each year. There were many major news stories in 2019.…

Security Guard Shot and Killed at Enterprise Lounge

A security guard has died after being shot in the back at a lounge in Enterprise, according to the Enterprise Police Department. EPD released a statement saying that Stevie Lamaric Franklin, 42, of Troy was shot during a fight between…

Crenshaw County EMA Warns Public of Washed-Out Road

A road in Crenshaw County has become washed-out due to the excessive rain. According to Crenshaw County EMA Director Elliot Jones, a section of Taylor Crossing Road has been washed out in the north end of the county. The section…

4 Farm Animals, Including Zebra Killed in Covington County

Authorities in Covington County are working to find those responsible for killing four animals including a zebra at a farm in south Alabama. According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, a zebra, a cow and two miniature horses were shot…

Second Suspect Captured in Connection to Dozier Bank Robbery

UPDATE: The second suspect wanted in connection to a bank robbery in Dozier has been captured. According to Crenshaw County Chief Deputy Joey Dickey, the second suspect has been identified as Kendrick Flynn. Flynn was captured by the U.S. Marshals…

Thunder Truck Ready for Possible Severe Weather

Alabama News Network has our Thunder Truck ready to go when severe weather threatens this evening and overnight. Our Thunder Truck has a fully-equipped mobile weather station and live broadcasting equipment on board. In addition, it is constantly linked to…

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Injured Ozark Police Officer

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Samuel Yoh, the Ozark police officer injured in an officer-involved shooting that took place Thursday night in Ozark. The GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for medical bills and support…

Butler County Superintendent Writes Goodbye Letter to Community

Butler County Superintendent John Strycker announced in September that he would be leaving the Butler County School System. Strycker accepted a job in Jackson County, Mississippi to become the superintendent there. He will remain the superintendent through December. Thursday, Strycker…

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