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Social Media Helps Catch Butler County Suspects

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden is asking for help finding some stolen guns. Harden says 18 guns were stolen from a Butler County home while the residents were on vacation, during what he believes were multiple burglaries. “We’ve arrested four people for the burglaries. Two adults and two juveniles,” Harden says. The two adults are Kendorius McCoy and Joshua Searight, both 18. Searight…

Diamond Hornets bash South Alabama 12-7

MONTGOMERY, Ala (bamastatesports.com)  – The Alabama State baseball team defeated 28th-ranked South Alabama 12-7 Tuesday night at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex. With Alabama State (20-12) leading 4-2 after five innings, unique things started to happen as night began to fall. In the top of the sixth, South Alabama (21-8) took advantage of three wild pitches, two hit batters and a…

Greenville Roads Get Much Needed Repaving

Eighteen roads in the city of Greenville are getting a much needed makeover. Public Works and city officials accepted a bid from the APAC company for a little over $600,000. “Every year, if you could do them, it would be… You know, cause we’ve got lots of streets. It’s just a lot of wear and tear on them,” says Public…

Remember to Move Over

After a recent accident in Butler County left one tow truck worker dead, law enforcement officials want to remind the public of the Move Over Law. The law, passed in 2009, mandates that all cars passing stopped emergency vehicles must slow down and move into the other lane. The law was later amended in 2012 to include moving over for…

Man Shoots and Kills Himself after Falling Down Ravine

Authorities believe that a turkey hunter accidentally shot and killed himself after he fell down a ravine in southern Alabama. Covington County Chief Deputy David Anderson tells news outlets that the body of 67-year-old Jonathan Hugh Sellers was found dead Monday in a ravine on the man’s property. Sellers had been reported missing earlier that morning while hunting turkeys outside…

Booze Ban Bad for ‘Bama Business?

In a recent special session, Gulf Shores voted to ban alcohol on beaches. The ban is effective immediately and lasts until April 17th. Many are worried the ban will stop Spring Breakers from heading down south, possibly hurting cities where the economy depends on Interstate travel. Like the city of Greenville, where warmer weather means people start heading for sunny…