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Body recovered from Alabama lake identified

A body that was recovered from Gantt Lake in Covington County has been identified account to local authorities. Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman announced that the body, which was discovered by hunters in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 24 has been identified as the body of Andalusia resident David Lee Brooks.
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Pike County suspect leads Enterprise police on car chase

WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday afternoon, a suspect from Pike County led police and state troopers on a chase through downtown Enterprise, police confirm. Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, an unnamed suspect in Pike County was involved in a traffic stop, where he then fled the scene southeast. According to some reports, the car […]

Man accused of elderly abuse and neglect in Coffee County

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The lights are out at Tyler Dalton-Perry’s house as he sitting behind bars facing several charges related to elder abuse from events around November 20. According to Enterprise police, Dalton-Perry is accused of prohibiting the victim, Ms. Perry, from having any visitors. On top of this,...
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Attacks Kill Dozens of Displaced People in Eastern DR Congo

GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency has expressed outrage at the sharp rise in deadly attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri and South Kivu provinces. Dozens of people have been killed and scores wounded in the last month in a series of raids on sites...
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Suspect facing charges after Gantt trailer theft

An arrest has been made in a case from Gantt involving a stolen gooseneck trailer. According to Gantt Police Chief Ken Harris, the equipment trailer was taken in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 13 near the old Green’s BBQ building off U.S. Highway 29 in Gantt. The owner reported the trailer stolen and immediately requested the assistance of Chief Harris, who began an intense investigation that involved multiple video surveillance systems from businesses and private citizens in the area. As a result of the extensive time spent viewing this footage, a direction of travel as well as a distinct vehicle description was developed that led law enforcement into Crenshaw County with their investigation.

One vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 84 in Level Plains

LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WDHN)Shortly afternoon on Tuesday, the driver of an SUV heading in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 84. Apparently lost control and went across the median before going “airborne”. The vehicle overturned two or three times before resting off the westbound lanes. Emergency medical personnel. say the...

Vehicle crashes into Evergreen Cemetery fence

A vehicle crashed Saturday morning, Nov. 20, into the fence of Evergreen Cemetery after leaving the roadway on Claxton Avenue in Elba. Residents in the area said they heard a loud noise and upon looking outside saw the vehicle off the roadway and eventually coming to a stop when it crashed into the fence (as shown above). This occurred around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The occupants of the vehicle did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries, according to reports. Elba Police later said it appeared the driver suffered a medical emergency - a possible seizure - causing the wreck.