Ozark

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A railroad company says its freight trains will soon begin traveling at faster speeds through southern Georgia and portions of eastern Alabama.

WALB-TV reports that CSX Transportation plans to increase maximum speeds from 25 mph (40 kph) to 40 mph (64 kph) on its tracks between Waycross, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama. That's a distance of roughly 260 miles (418 kilometers).

Coley McCraney
Dale Co. Sheriff's Office

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in the killings of two teen girls nearly 20 years ago, Alabama authorities said.

Coley McCraney, 45, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday on rape and capital murder charges in the 1999 deaths of 17-year-olds Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley, according to Dale County jail records.

The girls left Dothan the night of July 3, 1999, to attend a party, but never arrived. They were found the next day in the trunk of Beasley's car alongside a road in Ozark, each with a gunshot wound to the head.