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South Alabama School Broken Into Friday Night

According to the Covington County Sheriff's Office, Straughn School was broken into Friday night during an out of town football game. The break-in happened between 8 and 9 p.m. Sheriff Blake Turman said many items were stolen, including cash. If…

Play About Truman Capote, Harper Lee to Premiere in Alabama

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A new play about the relationship between Alabama authors Truman Capote and Harper Lee will have its debut performances in their hometown of Monroeville. "Truman Talks Nelle Harper Lee" is set to premiere at the old…

UPDATE: SBI Identifies Victim in Highland Home Death Investigation

Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found Wednesday evening in Highland Home. SBI Agents identified Julie A.Taylor, 48, of Highland Home, Alabama, deceased from unknown circumstances. The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for…

2 Arrested After Large Drug Bust in Barbour County

Two Barbour County suspects were arrested Thursday after getting caught with a large number of drugs. Agents with the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force found 1,402 grams of marijuana, 70 grams of MDMA, 605 grams of methamphetamine (ICE), 86 grams…

Crenshaw County Man Killed in ATV Crash

A single-vehicle crash on Thursday has claimed the life of a Crenshaw County man. According to ALEA Sgt. Michael Simmons,  20-year-old Jacob Henry Money of Luverne was killed when the 4-wheeler he was driving left the roadway and overturned.  Money…

Man Charged with Killing Infant Son Found Dead in Cell

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a “death in custody” after an inmate was found dead in his cell in south Alabama. According to SBI Lieutenant Heath Carpenter, a Houston County Corrections Officer requested emergency medical assistance at approximately…

Alabama Man Mistakenly Released Back in Custody

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who was mistakenly released from jail because of a clerical error is back behind bars. Al.com reports 34-year-old Nathaniel Sebastian, of Wilmer, had been in the Mobile Metro Jail under a $250,000 bond…

Greenville PD Searching for Purse Thieves

The Greenville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a theft case. According to Capt. Joseph Disney, a purse was stolen from a business in Greenville between June 19…

Covington County School Systems Receive School Supplies

-From the South Alabama Newsroom- School systems in Covington County received a large donation of school supplies Wednesday. It was thanks to a partnership between Christian-based World Vision International, Covington County faith and civic leaders, and school officials. The school…

Alabama High School Closed After Students Sickened

NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (AP) - Eight students from a south Alabama high school are suffering elevated levels of carbon monoxide, and officials are trying to determine why. News outlets report that New Brockton High School canceled classes Friday after the…

Man Pleads Innocent to '99 Cold Case Slayings

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A man accused of killing two Dothan teens in 1999 has pleaded not guilty. News outlets report that Coley McCraney entered a plea of not guilty to capital murder charges during a court appearance this week.…

Eufaula Woman Arrested After Fatal Overnight Stabbing

An arrest has been made in the early Saturday morning stabbing that resulted in the death of a Eufaula man. According to the Eufaula Police Department, Latonya M Grubbs, 36, of Eufaula was arrested for her alleged involvement in the domestic…

Gulf Coast 'Flora-Bama' Bar Sues Over MTV's 'Floribama' Show

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV's popular "Floribama Shore" show for trademark infringement. Companies that run the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key filed suit this week in Pensacola, Florida, against…

What Day Does School Start? See the List

Students at most school systems in our area will be going back to class in the next few days.  Several systems start the year on Monday, Aug. 5. Students in Pike Road Schools don't have to be back until Wednesday,…

Ident-A-Kid Coming to Andalusia City School System

Andalusia City Schools could soon have a new way to identify visitors and students when school starts back in two weeks. The school system is working to bring the Ident-A-Kid Security service to all three…

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