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STATEWIDE HEALTH ORDER

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 Through April 5, the following orders are in effect: All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a…

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Pedestrian injured in Lisman

A pedestrian was transported by Choctaw EMS for medical treatment after being struck by a wrecker traveling west on Ala. Highway 10 in Lisman on Wednesday night.  The accident occurred at just after 10 p.m.  According to responders at the scene, the victim, who was reportedly a Lisman resident, suffered injuries but was conscious and seemed…

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING

A thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Choctaw  and Washington counties, as well as Wayne County, Mississippi. According to the NWS in Mobile, the area is under the warning until 11:45 a.m.. At 10:54 a.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Toomsuba, Miss., to four miles east of Maxie, moving east…

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE

Weather officials are continuing to update forecasts for the storm system that is expected to hit the area tonight and Saturday, and local residents are urged to heed the warnings and take measures to remain safe. According to the National Weather Service and Choctaw EMA, severe weather could move into the area by late Friday…

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Skelton enters guilty plea

BUTLER — Brandon Skelton entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter on Wednesday morning, and Judge Gaines McCorquodale sentenced him to 15 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, to be paid within 36 months of his release from prison. Skelton was…

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ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE RELATED TO HOWARD MURDER

BUTLER – Authorities have made an additional arrest related to the robbery and shooting that lead to the death of Brandon Howard at Bedford Pines Apartments on Monday night. According to Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, Santerrieo Young, 29, was arrested on Thursday morning on charges of hindering prosecution. Huckeba said that any individual who…

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Suspects arrested in Monday night murder

BUTLER — Four individuals, including three adults and one juvenile, have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Butler man on Monday night. According to Butler Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, two males — Ollie Curtis III, 23, and Ter’rion Dunn, 19 — have been arrested on capital murder charges in…

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High-speed chase leads to crash, death of Marengo County suspect

BUTLER — A high-speed chase that apparently originated in Marengo County has ended in a fatality on Highway 17 this evening. Marengo County law enforcement officers had reportedly been pursuing a suspect following an incident in that county when the suspect crossed into Choctaw County, where local officers continued the chase. A Pennington police officer…

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ESCAPEE CAUGHT

Authorities have now captured a suspect believed to be Jamarion Demetrius Alston, who escaped from the county jail last night. Officers took the suspect into custody at about 1:15 p.m. this afternoon at a location near the intersection of Hwys 156 and 17 near Jachin. He is being transported back to the Choctaw County Jail.…

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Jail escapee still at large

BUTLER – Lamarion Demetrius Alston remains at large on Monday morning after jumping over the fence at the Choctaw County Jail on Sunday night. Authorities from several counties searched the area until about 3 a.m. Monday, after the suspect escaped from the jail at about 7:30 p.m. on June 9, running barefoot toward Riderwood Drive.…

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