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Ozark man charged with arson

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— An Ozark man was arrested and charged with arson after a home and vehicle fire. Ozark Police Department, Ozark Fire Department, and Ewell Volunteer Fire Department responded to a Coleman Drive on August 10th, in regard to a vehicle and residence fire. Upon the officer’s arrival,...
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Police: Dothan man slashed victim across torso

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A Dothan man was taken into custody after slashing a victim across the torso. According to a release from Dothan Police, a physical altercation occurred on August 17 in the 1600 block of Westgate Parkway. During the altercation, 31-year-old Steven Tyler McNeill pulled a knife and...
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Fugitive apprehended in Geneva County

GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) - A fugitive was arrested August 11 after leading law enforcement on a manhunt through Geneva County. On August 10 at 3:15 p.m. Alabama State Trooper Jere Jenson stopped a vehicle on Highway 52 east for an expired tag that resulted in the driver fleeing the scene on foot and causing law enforcement to conduct a manhunt across the county.
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Arrest made in Ozark fire

OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) - An arrest has been made in connection to a house and vehicle fire in Ozark, AL. On August 10, 2022, Ozark Police Department, Ozark Fire Department, and Ewell Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call from Coleman Drive. When they arrived on the scene the owner...
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Fraudulent use of credit card lands man in Geneva County jail

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A man was booked into the Geneva County Jail following an investigation into a stolen credit card. According to a release from the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Paul Dickerson responded to an address in Hartford on August 9 in regards to theft of property. It was determined that the property stolen was a credit card.
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Rainy and cool again to end the work week

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Today will be another cool and rainy day with a 70% chance for showers and storms, the majority of which will come during the afternoon hours. Overcast skies and widespread showers and storms will help keep our highs in the mid and upper 80s. Saturday...
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Amid feeding scandal high level official retires

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A Dothan Department of Leisure Services manager is leaving amid corruption allegations in a feeding program under his leadership. Assistant Director Roy Kitts will retire on October 1, according to an email City Manager Kevin Cowper sent to commissioners late Thursday. Kitts routinely approved paperwork for...
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Walk the Dog Forecast for August 19, 2022

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Meteorologist Andrew Clarke has your daily walk the dog forecast sponsored by Wet Pets of Dothan!. Today will be another cool and rainy day with a 70% chance for showers and storms, the majority of which will come during the afternoon hours. Overcast skies and widespread showers and storms will help keep our highs in the mid and upper 80s.
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Top Dothan official dodges questions about defending felon

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan’s city manager refuses to disclose whether he wrote a potentially unethical letter that seeks leniency for a convicted bank fraudster. Credible sources have told News 4 that Kevin Cowper sent that letter on behalf of Aaron McCreight, the embattled Visit Dothan president and chief executive officer.
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FBI has taken over Dothan feeding scandal investigation

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The FBI has taken control of a criminal investigation into the city of Dothan’s after school feeding program, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter. The probe into possible corruption is widening amid increased scrutiny of a contract that turned out to be...
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High impact crash sends four prisoners to hospital

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— A private prisoner transport van was struck by a commercial semi-truck early Thursday morning on Alabama Highway 87 in Coffee County. Coffee County Sheriff Deputies were first on the scene, followed by ALEA State Troopers with the highway division. The van was transporting four prisoners to...
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A familiar face takes over as principal of Zion Chapel School

COFFEE CO., Ala. (WDHN)—This school year, a familiar face has returned to Zion Chapel School. But this time. the former social studies teacher and coach will serve as principal of the “pre-k” through 12th-grade learning facility. WDHN’s Mike Gurspan says “Jared Robison” plans to continue the strong...
COFFEE COUNTY, AL
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Couple jailed for methamphetamine

A couple landed in Holmes County Jail on drug charges after a traffic stop was initiated for not having a tag on the vehicle. On Aug. 16, Holmes County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without a tag at S.R. 79 and Ninth Avenue in Esto. The driver of the vehicle was identified as John Floyd of Cottondale, and the passenger was identified as Brandy Ward of Slocomb, Alabama.
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FBI joins feeding program investigation

DPD has arrested three suspects in connection to a Dothan pawn shop burglary. A wreck on Ross Clark Circle left several lanes closed and caused a car to catch fire. As students are returning to school, the reports of child abuse go up. Find out the signs of abuse and how to report them.
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US marshals task force recognized for crime-stopping efforts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Central Alabama CrimeStoppers recognized the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force for its 2021 Officer of the Year. The Gulf Coast Regional Task Force has cleared 673 felony warrants and captured 487 fugitives in 2021. Notable cases included the arrest of Jamie Williams...
MONTGOMERY, AL
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Houston Co. mayor and lawyer were relieved when the court ruled in their favor

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — James Coachman, who is the current Cottonwood mayor was granted immunity and had his case dismissed in a Houston County courtroom. “Mr. Coachman was very relieved,” one of Coachman’s attorneys, Benjamin Freeman said. “Obviously, this is a stressful event for anyone to have to go through. It’s a tragic situation, it’s a family situation.”
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