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9-Year-Old Girl Uses Karate To Overcome Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. And it raises awareness of the hardships that so many kids experience everyday at school. Nine-year-old Dianna Sipper of Butler County took up karate to help cope…

Dothan Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

 A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Dothan man. According to ALEA Corporal Justin Vann,  Andrew Antonio Ousley, 52, was killed when his 2014 Chevrolet Corvette struck a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette.  The crash occurred on Houston County Road…

Alabama City's Former Mayor, Judge Dies

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - A man who held several leadership posts, including mayor, judge and police chief in the Alabama City of Ozark, has died. Funeral services for Tom A. Goff will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Earl…

Ashford Woman Killed in Sunday Morning Crash

 A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Ashford woman. According to ALEA Sgt. Michael Simmons, Ashley Brooke Crane, 40, was killed when the 2011 Honda CRV that she was operating left the roadway, struck a drainage culvert and…

9-year-old Boy Killed in Accidental Shooting in Covington County

A 9-year-old boy is dead after a firearms accident occurred on Saturday. According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, the shooting happened in the Friendship community, which is north of Opp. Turman said the shooting was accidental. "Our sincerest condolences…

Trial Set for Alabama Trucker Charged in Teens' Slayings

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A judge has scheduled a February trial date for an Alabama trucker and part-time preacher charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two teenage girls two decades ago. The Dothan Eagle reports that a Dale…

Greenville Woman Killed in Butler County Wreck

Alabama State Troopers say a Greenville woman was killed in a wreck in Butler County late last night. State troopers say 29-year-old Rachel Renee Farrington was killed when her SUV left the road and overturned. Investigators say she was not…

Georgiana PD Searching for Stolen Log Truck and Trailer

The Georgiana Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a stolen log truck and trailer. According to a post via Facebook, the teal 2001 Peterbilt and log trailer was last seen at Alabama Loggers located at 200…

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…

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