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UPDATE: Dothan man charged with assaulting a police officer

NAPIER FIELD, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man has been arrested for assaulting a police officer. Dale County Sheriff’s say a Napier Field officer responded to a domestic incident on the 100 block of Single Street and while investigating was hit multiple times by Bilal Kelly, according to police.
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Dothan woman charged after waving a gun towards an officer: DPD

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan woman has been arrested for waving a handgun toward an officer. On Monday, the Dothan Police Department responded to an assault call in the Chapelwood neighborhood. Rita Davis, 50, of Dothan, struck the victim on the head with a concrete block which started...
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Fort Rucker to be renamed to honor Alabama man, Medal of Honor recipient Michael Novosel

Fort Rucker will be renamed after an Alabama man who earned the Medal of Honor and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, ABC News is reporting. Rucker, named for Col. Edmund Rucker, a brigade commander in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, will be renamed for Michael Novosel Sr. Novosel, who lived in Enterprise, was a military aviator for more than 40 years and received the highest military honor for his service in Vietnam. He died in 2006.

Man Charged With Burglary

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a burglary call in the 300 Block of East Lafayette Street. The occupants of the residence were not home but witnesses saw a man carrying a window air-conditioner out of the residence. Thanks to the observant witness, within minutes, officers located the suspect and the air-conditioner just a few blocks away.
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The 66th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival

“Melons and Music are Comin’ in Hot” for the 66th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival that will take place on June 24th & 25th in Chipley, Florida. This year’s FREE concert will be held at Jim Trawick Park at 6:00p.m. on Friday, June 24th. Performing on the big stage will be country music stars Josh Turner and Shenandoah. This event is family friendly with festival style seating, and includes free activities for the kids beginning at 5:00 p.m..

Panel recommends new names for Army bases

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Fort Rucker is one of nine Army bases up for renaming. The Naming Commission stated, “These renaming recommendations for Army installations named in commemoration of the Confederacy will be in our final report to Congress, due by October 1, 2022.”. If approved Fort Rucker will...

Arrest made in Sunday morning shootout off Ross Clark Circle

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Sunday, May 22nd, Dothan officers responded to a shootout at the 3500 block of the Ross Clark Circle. Shots were still being fired when officers arrived on the scene. Several suspects ran away on foot and others drove from the scene. The shootout happened between...

Dogs intentionally shot found floating in Coffee Co.

DOUBLE BRIDGES CREEK, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN has an update on a case of animal cruelty. As we first reported, a Coffee Springs man is accused of shooting and killing dogs, then tossing them off a bridge. Over the weekend, the bodies of a half dozen or more dogs...

Man dead after colliding with dump truck on Highway 90 in Crestview

CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- A 53-year-old DeFuniak Springs man is dead following a crash on Highway 90 in Crestview Monday afternoon. The crash occurred at approximately 3:04 p.m. on Highway 90 and Mare Creek Drive. The 53-year-old man driving a pickup truck lost control while traveling eastbound on Highway 90 and...

Stolen property from six states stored in local warehouse

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A con artist couple used a local warehouse to store many of their ill-gotten gains. Joshua William Matheny is wanted in six different states for stealing what investigators believe to be around $250,000 in goods. His crimes involve diesel fuel and burglaries across the Wiregrass—as well...

Couple accused of multi-state conning crimes arrested in Florida

PALM BAY, Fla. (WDHN) — A couple wanted for numerous theft charges described by Dothan Police as con artists have been captured. Josh and Mary Jane Matheny were caught in Palm Bay, Florida. Dothan Police say that the Matheny’s were wanted in multiple states including Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. They now face charges in […]

Dothan man killed outside café in weekend shooting

A man is dead after being shot early Sunday morning outside a downtown Dothan café. Police say the incident took place in the 200 block of East Powell Street. The victim has been identified as Jacques Adarius McLeod-Roberts, age 21. According to a police report, McLeod-Roberts was outside the business when an unknown person walked up and shot him once. McLeod-Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal US 231 crash

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan Police have identified the victim of the fatal Sunday crash on Highway 231. Benjamin Flores, 34, was killed after he lost control of his car, swerved off the road, and then hit a telephone pole, according to DPD. The impact caused cable lines to fall on the roadway, which caused five other vehicles to stop but not crash.

Pet of the week May 24th

2 sibling kittens, 2 ½ months old "Maverick" - Male, grey and white, likes to explore "Piper" - Female, pastel calico, likes to cuddle Ready for adoption in about a week There is a third sibling that's at the shelter too. He's black and white. If you're interested in adopting these cats, or any of the other pets features on our 'Pet of the Week' segment, call Dothan city Animal Shelter at 334-615-4620 or stop by their facility at 295 Jerry Dr, Dothan, AL 36303.

Victim named in Sunday’s traffic crash on US 231 North

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Update from DPD:. On May 22nd, 2022, at approximately 6:05 pm the Dothan Police were dispatched to serious wreck on Montgomery Highway and Barrington Road. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver is a Hispanic Male, Benjamin Flores, 35 years of age. The...