Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Gordon mayor indicted on four charges including voter fraud

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 »

Crenshaw County officials searching for escaped inmate near Brantley community

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 »

Shop “tax free” for back to school supplies this weekend only

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 law enforcement looking for courthouse escapee

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 »

Couple arrested after church burglary, one suspect still at-large

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 retailer helps students start back to school in style

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 »

UPDATE: Houston Co. Corrections escapee captured

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 »

Woman accused of selling fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills

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 »

Alabama 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday runs July 21-23

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 »

Job fairs scheduled for Enterprise and Opelika this month

Two job fairs will be held later this month at locations in southeast Alabama. The Opelika Career Center will host a Job Fair Tuesday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Armory located at 300 Consumer Ave. in Opelika. And the 14th annual Ft. Rucker Area Job Fair will happen Thursday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to ... Read More »

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