1. One dead after early morning wreck
An early morning crash in Houston County has claimed the life of a Florida man after the pickup he was riding in left the road. According to a release from Alabama Law Enforcement, Kolby S. Scott, 23, of Alva, Florida, was killed when the 2017 Ford F-150 pickup he was a passenger in left the roadway and hit several trees.
2. Two people found shot in Dothan living room
Dothan Police have released the identities of the two women found dead inside a Dothan residence on Sunday. According to a release from the Dothan Police Department, the victims are 21-year-old Jasmine Danielle Bean and 20-year-old Ja’Lexius Lashon Wells, both of Dothan. Neither of the two victims lived at the home where they were found. Dothan Police believe there was a gathering of several people at the home when the shooting took place. Other than the victims, no one else was present when officers arrived on the scene.
3. Active shooter at enterprise Walmart
The victim has been identified in a deadly Enterprise Walmart shooting that occurred late Wednesday evening. Police confirm that the victim is Richard Matthew Smith, 43, of New Brockton. According to Enterprise Police Department, an argument started between Smith and another man in an intersection near the Walmart on Boll Weevil Circle. The conflict continued in the parking lot, then became deadly in the pharmacy area inside, when Smith pulled a knife on the other man, who was armed with a gun.
4. Major crash on Highway 167
A major head-on collision occurred on the night of October 23 on Highway 167 North of Hartford, resulting in severe injuries. Hartford units responded first to the scene on Highway 167 and County Road 36, finding two vehicles involved in a head-on collision with major damage to both. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, there were six victims involved suffering critical and severe injuries.
5. Local church files restraining order against its own denomination
A Houston County judge has sided with Harvest Church-Dothan and ordered a temporary restraining order against the United Methodist Church and its Alabama-West Florida Conference. The church is concerned that the conference could try to confiscate church property if it votes to leave the denomination.
6. Tanker crash on Highway 52 blocks road
Highway 52 east between Webb and Columbia has been blocked for an undetermined amount of time by a multi-vehicle crash involving a tanker. According to ALEA Public Information Officer Kendra McKinney, the crash occurred when a car traveling east on highway 52 was rear-ended by a semi-truck and was pushed under the back of another semi.
7. A Social Media sensation is leaving his mark in Dothan
A man who has already walked around the edges of the United States once before has made a pitstop in Dothan on his latest trip. David Cruz started his current trip in Pennsylvania, as he is on his way to Miami, Florida. From there, Cruz says he will decide whether he wants to keep walking around the nation and perform a second trip.
8. Dothan law firm gets multi-million verdict against country rap star
A Nashville jury has awarded $20.7 million to the families of two teens who were killed in a 2014 wreck, allegedly caused by their employer, Mikel Knight. According to a press release by Morris, Andrews, Talmadge, and Driggers, LLC, in 2014 teenagers Taylor Nixon, 19, and Robert Underfinger, 18, were killed in a vehicle accident while working for self-proclaimed “Country Rap King” Jason Cross, stage name Mikel Knight.
9. New restaurant opening in Dothan
After years of delays, a long-awaited Dothan seafood restaurant will be opening its doors at the end of the month, in a grand opening that will ‘shrimply’ be the best!
10. Wiregrass community comes to the rescue after police chase suspect says he was scared to pull over
The driver and his three friends were traveling from Maryland for a birthday trip to the beach when a Wiregrass car chase began. Starting on US-431 in Henry County, the guys were driving in their black Infiniti car when a state trooper says they saw they were speeding, and that’s when the driver panicked. “I asked him, “Baby, why didn’t you just stop?” The Dot Chew’s Tammie Clayton said. “He said, ‘well, I have always heard things about the South.’ I said, “What do you mean?” and he said, ‘well, I have always heard things about the police in the South so I got scared’.”