Dothan

Trojan Mascot, T-Roy, set to make visits throughout Troy and Dothan

TROY, Ala. – T-Roy will be on the move this weekend as he hits the streets of Dothan and Troy to visit Trojan Nation while maintaining social distancing. Troy’s beloved mascot will be in the back of a Jeep provided by Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy and making rounds through neighborhoods and to some businesses Saturday and Sunday….

UPDATE: Missing Prattville Elderly Couple Located Safe

*UPDATE* The Jemisons have been located, and are safe. They were located a Selma Hospital. They are back with family members.   *PREVIOUS STORY* Prattville police are looking for an elderly couple who have gone missing. Authorities say that 78-year-old Annie Mae Jemison and 80-year-old Walter Jemison were last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. They believe the Jemisons are…

National Peanut Festival Opens in Southeast Alabama

(Source: National Peanut Festival)DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – An event that bills itself as the world’s largest celebration of the peanut is under way in Alabama. The National Peanut Festival opened Friday in Dothan and continues through next Saturday with rides, exhibits, music and agricultural competitions. Now in its 76th year, the festival began in 1938 as a three-day event with…

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Party Shooting

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A 20-year-old Alabama man accused of shooting a friend to death at a pool party last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Dothan Eagle reports Fisher Corbin Shipes entered his plea Monday. A Houston County grand jury indicted him in September 2018 in the death of 19-year-old Christian Mullins. Dothan police have said they responded…

Alabama 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Car Parked at Family Home

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A southeast Alabama 2-year-old has been found dead in a car parked at his family’s home. Dothan Police Capt. Will Benny says a preliminary investigation suggests the child entered the car on his own sometime on Friday. Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd identifies the child as Castiel King. Byrd says King was declared dead at a…

Houston County Fatality

24 year old pedestrian allegedly struck by car driven by 23 year old.

From Alabama State Troopers: DOTHAN POST – A vehicle crash at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, has claimed the life of a Newton man. Joseph A. Tilghman, 24, was killed after being struck by a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Casey Allen Dobbs, 23, of Enterprise. Dobbs was treated and released at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. . The…

Mother Charged in Death of Boy Found in Hotel Freezer

Police in Alabama have arrested the mother of a baby whose body was found inside a freezer in a hotel room. News outlets report 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and corpse abuse in the death of 6-month-old Curtis James Oakes. Police previously charged her 28-year-old boyfriend, Carlton James Mathis of Gainesville, Georgia, with murder in the child’s…

Dothan Fatal Accident

1 Vehicle involved, no seat belt in use

Alabama State Troopers say a 25 year old Dothan man was killed in a single vehicle accident early this morning. They say the 2007 GMC Truck being driven by Christopher Lee Arnold ran off Alabama Highway 605 about a dozen miles South of Dothan and hit a utility pole just before 6:00 AM. Arnold was thrown from the vehicle. He…

Alabama Photographer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

An Alabama photographer has pleaded guilty to more than 175 counts of possession of child pornography.  Todd Wayne Fye was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday, but entered his guilty plea last week. Fye owned a photography studio in Dothan. Houston County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bill Rafferty said at the time of Fye’s arrest that police do not believe the…

Teen Arrested for DUI and Driving 116 MPH Down U.S. 231

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is giving credit to two state troopers who likely saved lives Wednesday night. Corporal Drew Brooks and Senior trooper Justin Vann pulled over a motorist going 116 miles per hour down U.S 231. This is according to a post made on ALEA’s Facebook page. They found 19-year old Wyatt Craig Bishop with a blood alcohol content…