Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-01-08 22:50:22 GMT
Would you like to receive a text message on your phone when breaking news happens? It's a great way to keep up with important news that can impact your day right now!Don't WAIT to find out what's happening...More >>
Would you like to receive a text message on your phone when breaking news happens? It's a great way to keep up with important news that can impact your day right now!More >>
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:03:53 GMT
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.More >>
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:35:09 GMT
Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:01:32 GMT
The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.More >>
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:48:15 GMT
Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
PIKE CO., AL (WSFA) -
The Pike County Sheriff's office has arrested a man who is alleged to have pulled a gun on an investigator who was looking into a report of a missing woman.
Sheriff Russell Thomas says Bill Donaldson was taken into custody and will face numerous charges after he says the man pulled the weapon on the officer.
The incident began around 3 p.m. when investigators went to the residence, located on County Road 3310 off U.S. Hwy. 231 between Troy and Brundidge, on a call to investigate a missing person case.
Once deputies arrived, they noticed a door that was open and then shut on a shed. A deputy walked up to the door, opened it, and Donaldson pulled a 9mm handgun.
"A sick feeling," the sheriff said of the situation. "We are very blessed he [the deputy] was not shot or killed."
The deputy was able to talk Donaldson into putting down the weapon, the sheriff said, though he also had a 22 calibur handgun in his pocket.
When the suspect and the officer got outside, Donaldson, whom the sheriff says is "familiar" with the department, fled the scene.
Department of Corrections K-9 officers from Ventress Correctional Facility were brought in to help find the man and successfully flushed him out of hiding.
The sheriff says Donaldson wasn't taken by surprise when his officers arrived on the property. He'd set up hidden security cameras so he could tell who and what was coming to the door. A search of the shed yielded at least five guns and ingredients to make meth.