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Baldwin County food pantry giving food to families hit by government shutdown

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) - The Prodisee Pantry is planning a special food distribution Wednesday morning for Coast Guard families and others impacted by the government shutdown. It's part of the charity's ongoing effort to help people in need in the region.


Baldwin County Libraries schedule for 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 8, 2019 - (Robertsdale, Alabama) The Baldwin County libraries have released their schedules for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library in Summerdale.


Thieves target Daphne cars in smash and grab break-ins

Daphne, AL - DAPHNE, Ala (WKRG) You may think you've heard this story before but this time it's a little different. This time all the doors were locked and still they became victims.


Baldwin County home experts encourage residents to prepare for extreme cold

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Home experts in Baldwin County are encouraging locals to prepare for sub-freezing weather conditions heading our way this weekend. Temperatures across the Gulf Coast are about to drop quickly, and are expected to reach below freezing by Sunday night.


Meth traffickers held in Baldwin County, bonds set at $300,000

A Louisiana couple have charged with drug trafficking after meth was found in their vehicle Saturday. Christina Elizabeth Stephens, 34, and Robert Bradley Sykes, 38, were both booked into the Baldwin County Jail over the weekend and have both been charged with drug trafficking, possession of drug pa


Alabama man accused of locking toddler in running dryer

ALABASTER, Ala. – An Alabama man faces multiple charges after authorities say he abused a toddler on multiple occasions by locking the child inside a dryer and turning it on.


Job readiness workshops given in Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Bay Minette Career Center is holding a job fair readiness workshops to help you get ready for this Thursday's job fair. The workshops help job seekers with their resumes and interviewing skills.


Two Daphne residents arrested following Foley robbery

Two Daphne residents were arrested last week in connection with a robbery of a Foley Dollar General. According to a release from the Foley Police Department, 22-year-old Arnold Gillard and 28-year-old John Matthew Oshinski will be charged with first degree robbery.


Louisiana couple arrested in Baldwin County facing drug trafficking charges

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) -- A couple from Louisiana has been booked into the Baldwin County Jail facing drug trafficking charges. 34-year-old Christina Elizabeth Stephens and 38-year-old Robert Bradley Sykes from Holden, LA are both being held on more than 300 thousand dollars bond.


Upgraded security measures expected in new Baldwin County schools

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin county schools breaking ground on a new Belforest Elementary School and expanding another. When those projects are finished, they'll feature important security upgrades already being implemented at all Baldwin County Schools.


Baldwin County School District breaks ground on two projects

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin county schools continuing to grow after the school district breaking ground on a new Belforest Elementary School and expanding another. Baldwin County School District unveiled plans Tuesday for the $19.8 million project.


Alabama prison officials want to consolidate prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Alabama's Department of Correction Commissioner Jeff Dunn, says they are looking at new plans to address Alabama aging prisons system. The department is exploring the idea of consolidating its 15 men's prisons into three regional facilities.


Police: Man shoots into car with woman and child inside

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - A woman says a man shot into her car while she and her child were inside. According to Mobile Police, the shooting happened around noon Tuesday on Seabreeze Road East.


Mobile Fire-Rescue investigating multiple vacant home fires

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Mobile Fire-Rescue is investigating multiple vacant home fires. In the last three days, there have been six fires- five of them at vacant homes. News 5 spoke with Mobile Fire-Rescue about the latest investigations, and what you can do to prevent them from happening. We'll conti


Investiture ceremony in Baldwin County today

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) - Some new faces and several familiar faces in Baldwin County government will gather today for a special ceremony. An investiture ceremony is happening later this morning in Bay Minette.


Jalen Hurts is transferring from Alabama

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced Wednesday afternoon that he will play the 2019 season at Oklahoma as a graduate transfer. Lincoln Riley's Sooners have produced the past two Heisman Trophy winners — Baker Mayfield in 2017 and Kyler Murray this past season.


Opening for The Fort Container Park in Spanish Fort delayed

SPANISH FORT, Ala. -- The Fort Container Park, located at Spanish Fort Town Center, will not be opening to the public this Friday as planned. “The Fort is not quite ready for guests,” states Jake Szczepanski, managing director of Cypress Equities, the developer of Spanish Fort Town Center and the re


MPD: Shots fired into vehicle with mother, child inside

MOBILE, Ala. -- The Mobile Police Department is investigating a case of shooting into an occupied vehicle and an occupied dwelling. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.


Alabama QB Jalen Hurts will transfer to Oklahoma for senior season

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has committed to play his senior season at Oklahoma, announcing his decision Wednesday via a story on The Players' Tribune. "I've decided to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, where I will continue my development as both a quarterback and as a student," Hu


Baldwin County school system clarifies words used in social media threat

FOLEY, Ala. -- Here' an update to a story we've been following out of Baldwin County. Saturday the school system told FOX10 News the threat made to Foley High School over the recent holiday break never mentioned the words "shoot up the school," as was first relayed by the school system.