Truckers hitting the roads with dangerous chemicals and hazardous materials have a change coming their way, starting Monday, January 31st. Background checks will be required for truck drivers carrying hazmat materials. A state may not issue, renew, upgrade, or transfer a hazardous materials endorsement for a commercial drivers license to anyone unless the Transportation Security Administration has determined that the individual does not pose a security risk that could deny the endorsement. Currently there are no background checks required for hazmat material drivers, but the new policy says they must pass the security screening process, one hundred eighty days prior to the expiration date of their license. Applicants wishing to renew or obtain a new hazardous materials endorsement, will have to travel to either Birmingham or Montgomery to complete an application and be fingerprinted.
Adopt a Pet 5-17-2013
The Dothan Animal Shelter and Save a Pet need your help in placing lovable animals into good homes.
Two Dothan Men Arrested for Burglary
Ryan Rodriguez and Lamar Wade were arrested for breaking into a Dothan home.
Unedited: James Reading Seeks Another Term
Incumbent claims the city is in good shape.
Houston County Rabies Clinic Offered Saturday
If you've got pets you might want to take a look. You can get their rabies vaccination this weekend without even having to go to the vet....
WCSO Deputies Use Bike Patrol as Another Crime-Fighting Tool
The Walton County Sheriff's Office adds bike patrol to their department.
Students Get Fit Using Video Games
Working up a sweat in PE by playing video games? That's how Cloverdale Elementary Students are staying fit.
House Agriculture Committee Approves New Farm Bill
New five year bill includes cost savings and reforms.
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Floridians are safer today than any time in the last 42 years.
Sessions Applauds Letter On Water Reservoirs
Senator Jeff Sessions issued a statement concerning the use of federal reservoirs.
Memorial Day Brings Lifesaving Seatbelt Warning
Click It or Ticket Launching to Remind All Motorists to Buckle Up