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 »
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.
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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
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 »
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 »
A 73-year-old Alabama man has been charged in a fatal shooting that authorities say may have stemmed from a land dispute. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Joseph Huffman was charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old John Brown on Saturday. Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger says deputies were called to the 400 block of County Road 82, the same block ... Read More »
Update 7/17/17 11:15 am – The man who was fatally shot when he attempted to rob the Crossroads Baptist Church has been identified. According to a the Dothan Police Department 26 year old Steffon Parreese Valentez Tolver was found deceased in the parking lot when officers arrived on the scene Sunday night. During the course of the investigation, it was ... Read More »
An Oregon woman has been charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after multiple drivers reported a car towing three children — her 2-year-old daughter, 4-year-old son and 8-year-old nephew — in a small, plastic red wagon going around a busy roundabout multiple times during rush hour. Police were not initially aware of the third child, and a third charge ... Read More »
Kevin Ray Edwards, 30, is being sought by Houston County Community Corrections for the charge of Escape 2nd Degree. Edwards is an Alabama Department of Corrections inmate ordered to serve out his sentence in the Houston County Community Corrections Work release program. This charge stems from the fact that Edwards failed to return from a pass on Sunday July 16, ... Read More »
The average family is expected to spend more on school and college supplies this year. According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school spending will reach its second-highest level on record. That’s why local organizations like the Dothan Education Foundation are trying to help parents prepare for the school year. It’s one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year. Kids ... Read More »