Cowarts, AL

Several crowd downtown Dothan for Roe v. Wade protest

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Several people crowded downtown Dothan Sunday morning to protest the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. Protestors could be seen lined up in front of and around the Houston County courthouse. Houston County Sheriff’s are on the scene to maintain safety. “Come out and support...
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Blakely mayor issues local emergency declaration after recent shootings

BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely Mayor Travis Wimbush has issued a local emergency declaration after several recent shootings in his city. It says the decision is due to increased gun violence in the last month that is endangering the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Three people were shot...
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Blakely police searching for June shooting suspect

BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely authorities are asking for your help in finding a man involved in a June shooting. Derry Battle, 24, is wanted for 2 counts of Aggravated Assault in connection with the June 8 shooting on Mulberry Avenue in Blakely. They ask that anyone with information on...

Officer off job amid Dothan excessive force allegations

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -A district attorney’s office investigator who is also a member of the U.S. Marshal’s Task force is off the job amid complaints that he used excessive force. Jay Henry was placed on administrative leave following last month’s arrest of a man who led officers on...

Dothan Roe v. Wade protest

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DFD responds to house fire near downtown

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan Fire Department is looking into what caused a fire at a home on North Range Street Saturday afternoon. When firefighters arrived around 11:15 a.m., smoke and flames were visible from the front of the house. Firefighters knocked the blaze down without a problem in...

Arrests made in Blakely aggravated assault investigation

BLAKELY — The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Christian Malik Gray, 21, and Jadrian Sol, 23, both of Blakely, on aggravated assault charges (seven counts), cruelty to children in the first degree (four counts), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in Union City this week.

“News4 Hometown Tour” visits Blakely

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The News4 team is loading up every Friday in July and hitting the road for live shows in five Wiregrass counties. The first stop on the tour is to Early County and the city of Blakely. There are a number of great places to visit while...

USF anthropologist tells the story of ‘throwaway’ boys

After spending several years unearthing graves and crimes at an infamous, state-operated “school for boys” in Florida’s panhandle, University of South Florida anthropologist Erin Kimmerle has released her harrowing findings to the masses. Located outside the small town of Marianna, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys...

Who is top dog in the Wiregrass?

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - You can’t have the 4th of July without a hotdog. In fact, one of the biggest events of the day will be the annual hotdog eating contest in New York. The 2021 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champs Michelle Lesco and Joey Chestnut look to continue their reign in 2022 when they take the big stage Monday.

Cowart family serves community through Still Pond Winery

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Still Pond Winery, Vineyard, and Distillery is a hidden gem in Georgia. As the only company in Georgia with a winery and distillery on the same property, Still Pond delivers award-winning beverages all across the country. The Cowart family has owned Still Pond for over 45 years...

Will the rain move out before tonight’s firework shows?

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Wiregrass this afternoon becoming less widespread throughout the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight tonight turning mostly clear after midnight. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s tonight if you are out enjoying fireworks. 8PM-9PM: Isolated shower or...

Sales, lodging tax dips for the month of June

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan’s latest sales tax collections show a 5% decrease in the month of June — making it the third drop this fiscal year. “I kinda expected the economy to slow down a little bit federal fund rates have gone up some,” Mayor Mark Saliba said.