Latest Dothan News

Police: Woman made up raccoon story to cover up shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police say an Alabama woman told a story about trying to shoot a rabid raccoon to cover up a fight that left her and her boyfriend with gunshot wounds. News outlets report 37-year-old Catherine Fernandez was arrested on a domestic violence charge after investigators determined her tale...

Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized

Sep. 11, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week. Parrish says the owner of the dogs, Kenneth Hamilton, agreed to give the animals to the city after initially refusing....

Dad dies before trial on death of baby found in freezer

Sep. 3, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man awaiting trial for the death of his 6-month-old son has been found dead in his jail cell. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza tells reporters that Carlton James Mathis was found dead Friday. He says the state law enforcement agency is investigating....

Mom gets 99 years over death of baby found in freezer

Aug. 29, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to at least 99 years in prison for the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found in an Alabama motel room freezer last summer. News outlets report 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges including...

Trial to start for woman charged over baby found in freezer

Aug. 27, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of an Alabama woman charged in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in a motel room freezer. WSFA-TV reports opening statements may be delivered Tuesday in Amanda Gail Oakes' trial on charges of manslaughter and corpse...