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South Baldwin County girls say yes to the dress
Gulf Shores Fire Rescue, GFWC Woman’s Club, and the Hangout have teamed up to give some girls in South Baldwin County a night they will never forget. The three have teamed up for their first annual “Say Yes to Your Dress Event” to give girls in South Baldwin who may not have been able to go to prom
School separation agreement reached in Baldwin County
In an agreement reached by the Gulf Shores city school system and the Baldwin County school system, officials with the Gulf Shores city schools say Baldwin County will reportedly continue to pay all existing debt obligations associated with Gulf Shores schools until December 2024. The existing debt
Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses, as some probate judges object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
House bill proposes cannabis card for medical marijuana in Alabama
State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said b
Body found in northeast Alabama creek
An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.
Deputy recruiting and retention a big challenge for Baldwin County Sheriff's Office
One of the biggest challenges faced by law enforcement agencies today is not what you might expect. There are only a handful of departments in Mobile and Baldwin counties that are fully staffed with officers and deputies and recruiting qualified applicants is increasingly difficult.
She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.
Gas tax amendment means more money for Baldwin County
With the state legislature recently passing its first gas tax increase since 1992, the breakdown of how that additional revenue will be distributed across the state has been a topic of concern, but a budget amendment added to the bill could actually be a boon for faster growing counties like Baldwin
Woman leads Chickasaw police on chase, faces 7 charges
CHICKASAW, Ala. (WPMI) — A woman led Chickasaw police on a short chase before being arrested shortly after midnight on Wednesday. According to police, a black Ford truck was seen leaving the Shell Gas Station at 314 W. Lee Street.
Escaped inmate recaptured in northwest Alabama
A Lauderdale County inmate who escaped this morning from a job site in Florence has been recaptured, authorities said. Glen Marvin Hanback, 43, was recaptured in Tuscumbia, said Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton.
Alabama is surrounded by lotteries that suck
This is an opinion cartoon. Just look around. We’re surrounded by states with lotteries sucking up our money: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee. And Mississippi, already taking Alabama money at their casinos, will add a lottery later this year. Alabama is one of only five states without a lottery.
Saraland 'Weed RV' suspects charged with multiple drug counts
SARALAND, Ala. (WPMI) — Bond hearings were held for five people who were arrested in connection to the “Weed World Candies” RV that was pulled over in Saraland on Monday, according to the Mobile County District Attorney’s office.
MPD searching for Walmart bank robbery suspect
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The following is a press release from Mobile Police:. On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 11:15 a.m., police responded to the Walmart located at 101 East I-65 Service Road in reference to a reported bank robbery inside the location. (Woodforest Bank).The subject is wan
Police: Woman accidentally crashes into dentist office on her way to get her teeth cleaned
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- A woman accidentally crashed into a dentist office in Mobile on her way to get her teeth cleaned, according to Mobile Police. Police say the woman lost her footing, accidentally pushed onto the gas pedal, crashing into the building on her way to get her teeth cleaned, police s
Baldwin County Man Killed in Butler County Crash
A single-vehicle crash at 7:50 a.m. today, has claimed the life of a Baldwin County man. Cameron Matthew Carlson, 62, was killed when the 2016 Nissan Altima he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree. Carlson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Parole denied for man who killed two deputies in 1975
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Mobile County District Attorney's Office says a parole hearing was held for Jerre Chatom. According to the DA's Office, Chatom is currently serving two life sentences after causing the fatal shooting deaths of Deputy David Beck and Deputy Robert Stolz in 1975.
‘Passing’ not involved in fatal crash
Alabama State Troopers reported last Friday, March 15, that the Monroe County man involved in a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Atmore man was not passing several vehicles when the wreck occurred, as was reported in the March 13 edition of Atmore News.
Daphne road rage suspect sentenced
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — Road rage suspect Delwin Knight was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail. Once he is released, he will be on probation for two years. The judge also ordered Knight to complete anger management classes, defensive driving classes, and have no contact with the victims.
Box manufacturer to build new facility in Baldwin County
BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- Gulf Packaging Inc., a corrugated box manufacturer based in north Baldwin County, has announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility to support the company’s future growth and expansion near Bay Minette.
Bay Minette pastor jailed on child sex charges
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) -- New information tonight about a Bay Minette pastor arrested over the weekend on child sex charges. Sunday morning, the Faith Community Full Gospel Church was without its full-time pastor. Instead, 53-year-old Norman Washington was behind bars at the Baldwin County Jail ch