Welcome to our voting registration update page! As you may already know, we at T.O.P.S have been working hard to get formerly and currently incarcerated people classified as felons educated on their right to vote depending on the nature of their prior conviction. Click the link below for our latest event flyer ... Read More »
New Investigative Reporter. What's happening with our Criminal Justice System
Commmunity Businesses and Churches; ARE THEY GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY??? We will start looking at these places and see are they giving back to the community or just taking away.
T.O.P.S introduces the Youth program. Our youth will be on the move and speaking from their own perspective.
Look Forward To Real News Coming. Not the pretty whitewashed news, but he truth coming from the directly impacted people and their stories.
Welcome to Hot Topic's Here in Dothan. Who's in who's pocket. Where is all the money going. What can we all as citizens of Dothan do to help.
Free Alabama Movement
F.A.M. Free Alabama Movement joins up with T.O.P.S. to address the Alabama prison system.
Local News & Events
This Life of an advocate is not what you think it is. There at times in the beginning when you find yourself all alone, and you have to be the secretary, president, Vice President, and the fan club. There’s no need for a treasurer because you don’t have any money. You stay up all night and day, living off of ... Read More »
In my experience in advocacy and fighting for others. I’ve never seen a child subject to the modern day encounters of racism, especially in the name of Christianity. I witnessed today a young Black Male with an impeccable record, with 4 offers to different colleges while only in the 10th grade. Being expelled from a Christian Academy School for using ... Read More »
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and I think it’s about time to address it. There’s a lot of people out here these days that have been labeled by the media, bloggers, and themselves, as advocates. Now by definition it is somebody that supports or fights for a cause, but I would love to ask you a ... Read More »
We at WKCG 99.1fm and www.thedotonline.com have been informed by numerous parents that there’s something that needs to be done about our children and this Zero Tolerance policy. It has been reported to us that a 5 year child that has been diagnosed with multiple mental issues has Ben placed in PASS Academy for acting out in class. To add ... Read More »
That’s not a true saying for Kenyetta Rich. Just two days ago her family just escaped tragedy when a man and woman having a domestic dispute ran into Kenyetta Rich’s parked car. The God part is that her children usually frequent the area where the car ran off of the road, struck a fence, and ran into Kenyetta’s car that ... Read More »
The mayor of Gordon was indicted Thursday on absentee voter fraud charges. A grand jury found there is sufficient evidence to take Elbert Melton to trial. Melton is accused of falsifying three absentee ballots and illegally taking control over $1700 of the town of Gordon’s money, a Class B felony. He has been free on bond since his March arrest ... Read More »
The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help locating an escaped inmate. Officials said Carlos Burnett escaped on foot from the Crenshaw County Detention Facility Thursday night at approximately 11 p.m. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jean shorts, grey tennis shoes, and a black doo-rag around his head. Burnett might be hiding in the Brantley ... Read More »
DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) – This weekend, you can shop “tax-free” on certain items in Alabama, like diapers and back to school gear. This is the first year the state is holding the holiday in July. Erica Drew is shopping for 3 kids; she decided it was best to shop before the weekend sale to avoid the crowds. “I don’t feel ... Read More »
ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) — Coffee County Sheriff Dave Sutton identifies the escapee as Antonio Pouncey. Sutton says Pouncey was in drug court, and failed a drug test. Deputies were in the process of arresting him when he broke away and ran. ——————————— Authorities in Enterprise are on the lookout for an escapee from the Coffee County Courthouse. A BOLO was ... Read More »
CHIPLEY, Fla. (WTVY) — A local church burglary leads to two arrests; one remains at-large A Vernon couple has been taken into custody after a reported church burglary, but one suspect remains at-large. Liberty Church located at 3983 Creek Road in Vernon reported their food pantry had been broken into and several items were stolen. Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded ... Read More »
DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) Dothan’s Academy Sports + Outdoors hosted a back to school shopping spree for 30 students at the Hawk-Houston Boys & Girls Club. The students were given $100 gift cards. They bought items like clothing, backpacks and shoes. This is the eighth year Academy Sports + Outdoors has hosted the shopping spree. The national retailer says it’s their ... Read More »
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — [UPDATE 7/18/2017] Tony Weber, Director of Houston County Corrections, says Kevin Edwards, 30, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. Weber says the Houston County Sheriff’s Office got a tip Edwards was in an old house in the Wicksburg area. Deputies found hi in the abandoned home alone and were able to take him into custody ... Read More »
ATLANTA (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have charged a woman they say was selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl and synthetic opioids that carry a higher risk of overdose. Prosecutors said Tuesday that they are also issuing a public warning about the pills, much like they did last month when fake Percocet pills caused overdoses in ... Read More »
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (ADOR) — Alabama’s 12th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21, and end at midnight on Sunday, July 23. During the Legislature’s 2017 regular session, lawmakers voted to officially change the date, moving the sales tax holiday from the first weekend in August to the third weekend in July, allowing students and ... Read More »