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This Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 booking photo released by the Houston County Jail in Dothan, Ala., shows voting rights activist Kenneth Glasgow, who was arrested on assault, drug and evidence tampering charges. Glasgow allegedly scuffled with a police officer who was attempting to arrest him after finding drugs. Glasgow has worked for years to register prisoners to vote inside jails and prisons. (Houston County Jail via AP)

Alabama voting rights activist jailed on drug charges

Jan. 21, 2020 4:13 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama activist known for registering prisoners to vote was jailed after what police described as a struggle with an officer, and prosecutors asked a judge Tuesday to keep him there. Kenneth Glasgow, 54, was being held without bond at the Houston County Jail, records showed Tuesday....

Man sentenced for accidentally killing best friend at party

Jan. 9, 2020 2:28 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of trying to cover up the accidental shooting death of his best friend at a house party was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison. Fisher Corbin Shipes, 20, had initially claimed an unknown black man had shot his friend, but he later admitted to the killing...

3 teachers suspended over text messages leaked online

Dec. 12, 2019 2:56 PM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school board voted to discipline three teachers accused of sharing offensive text messages about students that were later leaked online. The Houston County School Board voted Wednesday night to approve 10-day, unpaid suspensions for three teachers from Ashford High School,...