DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama police officers are injured after what authorities describe as an attack by a man they were trying to help.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school teacher has been arrested on charges that she had sex with a student.
Dothan Police said Friday that 29-year-old Julia Engle, of Dothan, faces one...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama.
Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly...
Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial.
The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry...
Trial of Alabama man accused in son’s death to begin
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury could soon begin hearing arguments in the trial of a man facing a capital murder charge in the death of his toddler son.
The Latest: Man maintains innocence in cold case arrest
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man in a 1999 cold case (all times local):
An attorney for a man arrested and accused of the 1999 killings of two teenage...
The Latest: DA to seek death penalty in 1999 slayings
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in the 1999 killings of two Alabama teenagers (all times local):
A prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man...
Future Farmers of America changes with the times
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Even as agriculture has changed over the years, Future Farmers of Alabama says it's remaining relevant.
Students in the program learn leadership and public speaking —...
Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money.
Ex-mayor convicted of voter fraud, sentenced to year in jail
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama mayor convicted of voter fraud has been sentenced to a year in jail followed by two years of probation.
Construction Partners: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) _ Construction Partners Inc. (ROAD) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $5.2 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dothan, Alabama-based company said it had net income of 10 cents.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share.
Bollweevil it or not, Alabama town gets giant insects as art
ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) — Giant replicas of boll weevils will soon invade a southeast Alabama town that celebrates the insect.
Alabama city’s homeless count to take place Jan. 26
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's annual assessment of the number of homeless in its area will take place Jan. 26.
Kody Kirchhoff of The Harbor church says the count is important and volunteers are needed to help calculate those in shelters or transitional housing and those living on the street.
Volunteers will meet at The Harbor in Dothan at 10 a.m.
Ex-Alabama boys home worker acquitted of sexual misconduct
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A jury in south Alabama has acquitted a former boys home worker of sexual misconduct after state employees testified that he wasn't in town at the time of the alleged crime.
Woman pleads not guilty after dead baby found in freezer
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer.
Alabama city planning commissioner indicted on theft charges
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama city planning commissioner says she's been indicted on theft charges over allegations that she stole clients' money while working at a local venue.
Millionaire paid Jews to move to a small Alabama town
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — She was already going to be late to the church, where once again she would try to explain her religion, even though it seems like most people in her town never really get it.
And now the latkes are burning.
Lisa Priddle wonders why she is trying so hard, why she is prepping and cooking and buying Hanukkah dreidels for people in the small Southern city that she and her husband moved to because a Jewish millionaire paid them to come build up the Jewish community there.
Dothan hires contractor to eradicate feral hogs
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Feral hogs have become a problem in Dothan's Eastgate Park, so city officials have hired a company to take control.
News outlets report the Dothan City Commission approved a contract this week with B&O Hog Feral Control to help trap and remove the estimated dozen to two dozen hogs roaming though the area.
Park officials say the hogs are damaging the park's grounds and can attack humans if they feel threatened.
Construction Partners: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) _ Construction Partners Inc. (ROAD) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $15.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dothan, Alabama-based company said it had profit of 29 cents.
The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 29 cents per share.
Mother indicted in death of baby found in motel freezer
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been indicted in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer.
The Dothan Eagle reported Friday that 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and abuse of a corpse.
A man who had been traveling with Oakes, 28-year-old Carlton James Mathis of Gainesville, Georgia, was arrested on a murder warrant June after the baby's body was found.
NWS confirms 2 weekend tornadoes in Alabama
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Alabama last weekend.
The emergency management director for Dothan and Houston County, Chris Judah, says a weak twister hit Dothan early Sunday.
Solar farm proposed in Wiregrass would be Alabama’s largest
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An energy project proposed for southeast Alabama could become the state's largest solar farm.
The Dothan Eagle reports that Houston County commissioners have approved a 10-year property tax abatement for about 1,000 acres of land selected for a huge solar array.
Federal agency fines steel firm $320K over safety hazards
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama steel company is being fined more than $320,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over hazardous working conditions.
Love ‘em or hate ’em, boiled peanuts are Southern specialty
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — When Jay Marchman was a student at the University of Alabama, the Dothan native would bring bags of boiled peanuts from McNeill Farms back to Tuscaloosa with him. He had grown up eating the delicacies and assumed his friends liked them, too.
"It was like pulling teeth to get people to eat them," he says.
Federal judge clears Alabama officer in fatal shooting
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says an officer in Alabama was justified when she shot and killed a man she and another officer were fighting in 2014.
Alabama schools get new students from Florida after Michael
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — School systems in south Alabama are seeing an influx of students from the Florida Panhandle weeks after Hurricane Michael.
WTVY-TV reports that 63 new students have enrolled in Dothan city schools since the hurricane, and 17 more are now attending Houston County schools.
National Peanut Festival opens in Dothan
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The 75th National Peanut Festival is under way in the southeast Alabama city of Dothan.
The fair opened Friday night and is expected to draw as many as 200,000 people during a 10-day run that concludes Nov. 11. It includes amusement rides, a beauty pageant, livestock shows, agriculture exhibits and live music.
Police: Hospital behavioral patient caught raping patient
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a patient of a hospital's behavior unit has been caught raping another patient.
Michael costs Alabama ag more than $200 million
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Hurricane Michael caused more than $200 million in agriculture damage across southeastern Alabama, dealing a severe blow to farmers still uncertain about what disaster assistance may come their way.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System estimates about $100 million in damage occurred in Houston County alone, primarily to cotton crops, but also to peanuts, poultry, livestock, fruit, vegetables, and timber.
Alabama School for the Deaf 36, Louisiana School for the Deaf, La. 22
Alabama man arrested on 11th anniversary of double killing
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man has been arrested in a pair of killings on the 11th anniversary of the double homicide.
News outlets report that Enterprise police charged 41-year-old Robert Aaron Hvarven of Dothan with capital murder Tuesday.
The charges come 11 years to the day after 30-year-old James Mathew Helms and 20-year-old Scott Allen Heib were shot to death at their home near Enterprise.
Ex-Dothan resident among those saving lives after Florence
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — When Ashford High School graduate and former Dothan resident Brian Johnson joined the United States Coast Guard, he said he did so because he wanted to help people. That was in 2008. Ten years later, Johnson got his biggest chance to do just that.
Alabama children’s pastor indicted on sex abuse charges
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former children's pastor in Alabama is facing charges that he sexually abused young boys while working at a church.
Student with special needs cheered after homecoming election
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — From riding on a float in their high school's homecoming parade to being crowned with a breathtaking tiara and sash in front of family, friends, and fans, homecoming night is filled with memories that truly last a lifetime.
Most girls dream of being voted queen from the first day of their freshman year until they become seniors. It is a symbol of support from their peers.
Gracie Holmes was one of those girls, and now, her dream is becoming a reality.
Al Sharpton’s half-brother arrested again while on bond
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Already facing a capital murder charge, the Rev. Al Sharpton's half-brother has been arrested again while free on bond in Alabama.
Media outlets report the Rev. Kenneth Glasgow of Dothan was arrested Monday after authorities say he put a stolen license plate on his vehicle. He's charged with possession of stolen property.
Mother raising funds to name library tower in child’s honor
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — One Dothan mother has established a local campaign to name the children's reading tower in the Dothan-Houston County Library's main branch in honor of her late daughter.
Jeanne Walding's special needs daughter April died Dec. 18, 2016. She was 31.
"April loved the library," Walding said. "She was a long-time patron, and although she could not read, she made her own stories up to go along with the pictures. To see her sit there and laugh about her story, well, it was priceless."
3 moms to host gala fundraiser for childhood cancer research
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Losing a child to cancer is something parents don't want to think about. However, three Wiregrass mothers know firsthand the pain their children felt, and the pain their family felt as their child lost a battle to childhood cancer. That's why Alicia Hayes, Marci Harrison, and Lindsey Rushing are joining forces to host the inaugural Golden Gala.
Man arrested after posts allegedly threaten violence
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is free on bond after allegedly threatening to kill people on Facebook.
Court records show 34-year-old Robert Nathaniel Seals of Dothan is charged with making terroristic threats after writing on the social media network that he was buying guns and "planning a mass attack."
Seals allegedly posted that was "writing names" and that people were going to die in the next few days.
Jordanian officer among 2 killed in Texas helicopter crash
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Jordanian military officials say a 27-year-old fighter pilot from the Middle Eastern nation was one of two people killed in a helicopter crash in Texas.
The Jordanian Armed Forces said in a statement Wednesday that 1st Lt. Ahmed Ali Mohammed Khalif al-Khawaldeh died during a training trip to Texas. Several military bases in Texas provide training to foreign armed forces allied with the United States.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A judge sentenced an Alabama man to life imprisonment even though authorities haven't found the body of the woman he was convicted of killing.
Circuit Judge Jeff Kelly imposed the sentence on 30-year-old Coffee County resident Malcom Hunter during a hearing Wednesday.
Evidence showed 26-year-old Ayanna Smith was last seen on Jan. 21, 2017, when she was dating Hunter. Prosecutors say the man shot Smith to death and then disposed of her body, which investigators haven't located.
The Latest: West claims school board nomination
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama election (all times local):
Auburn City School Board President Tracie West has won the GOP nomination in the only runoff for a position on the Alabama State Board of Education.
West defeated Dothan school board member Melanie Hill for the District 2 position, which represents southeastern Alabama on the policy-making board.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Most people know him as Michael Whittaker, a retired postmaster in Ozark, but on the Appalachian Trail fellow hikers simply call him "Swimmer."
The Appalachian Trail is estimated to be about 2,200 miles long. The route, which begins and ends in Georgia and Maine, navigates hikers through 12 states and typically takes roughly five to seven months to complete.
Day in and day out, Whittaker slips on his hiking books and, as he puts it, "just walks and walks and walks."
Alabama farmers having a tough growing season
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Agronomist William Birdsong cannot recall a growing season where farmers in southeastern Alabama have worked as hard as they have in this one - and it's all due to inconsistent weather.
Some areas have received plenty of rain, while others need some good showers soon, said Birdsong, who works with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. A colder start to the year also delayed the beginning of planting season.