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Point Clear burglary suspect identified and arrested

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) -- Fairhope Police arrested a man suspected of breaking into a home in Point Clear Wednesday. Jose Andres Rosado-Ortiz of Mobile is charged with two counts of burglary. Investigators said more charges are expected.


VIDEO: "I'm not a bad person" Daphne road rage suspect faces more charges

New video and more charges for a Daphne man at the center of a road rage crime spree on the Eastern Shore. Delwin Knight turned himself into Daphne Police Thursday afternoon. It's his second arrest this week.


Baldwin County superintendent names principals for new schools in Orange Beach

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) -- Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler announced the principals for two new schools coming to Orange Beach this fall. Dr. Robbie Smith will be the principal of Orange Beach Middle School and Dr. Erika McCoy will lead Orange Beach High School. The Baldwin County


Fairhope proposing special tax district to increase funding for schools

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Fairhope is proposing the creation of a special tax district to increase funding for public schools. City officials said the referendum would seek to increase property tax by 3 mills, or roughly $90 annually for the average Fairhope home.


Hollywood comes to Fairhope with filming of new movie

If you see stars like Jason Segel, Casey Affleck, and Dakota Johnson walking around Fairhope or Mobile, you’re not seeing things. We’re told the stars are in town filming a new movie called “Friend.”


POLICE: Suspected burglar caught on tape in Fairhope

A suspected burglar tries breaking into a home in Fairhope and gets caught on camera. The Fairhope Police Department told Channel 3 News it happened at approximately 10:59 a.m. Wednesday on Polo Ridge Blvd in the Point Clear area.


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Two arrested after separate attempts to smuggle contraband into Alabama prisons

MONTGOMERY – Attempts to smuggle contraband into inmates led to two arrests at two separate Alabama prisons on Sunday. According to officials law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division made multiple arrests following two separate incide


Lawsuit filed against US Secretary of State on behalf of Alabama ISIS bride

(WFLA/AP) – A lawsuit has been filed against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on behalf of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who left home to join ISIS in Syria, by the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America.


7 Things: Mueller probe could be over, Byrne officially the first Republican in 2020 U.S. Senate race, Alabama law forces government to give newspapers money and more …

7. Hate crime hoaxer has been arrested and charged with “filing a false police report“ — Reports out of Chicago don’t look good for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a grand jury has returned a felony indictment for what the Cook County district attorney believes was a fabricated hate crime to garne


Baldwin County erects Confederate monument removed from Florida

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Earlier this month a local group re-erected a confederate monument in Baldwin County that was taken down in West Palm Beach, Florida. Members of Fort Blakeley Camp 1864, Sons of Confederate Veterans tell NBC 15 news they were contacted about the monument and they though


Video captures moment high-speed chase ended with crash in Daphne

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) -- The moment a high-speed chase ended with a wreck was captured on camera. The incredible video shows the final seconds of the hot pursuit when a woman behind the wheel went airborne and crashed into a pickup truck at one of the busiest intersections in Baldwin County.


Student with gun taken off Mobile school bus

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- For the second time in two days a student in Mobile County Public Schools has been found with a gun. The latest incident happened Wednesday afternoon involving a 16-year-old student found with a gun on a school bus.


Alabama school system to eliminate up to 70 jobs

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama school system says it may eliminate nearly 70 jobs after decisions to close some schools in an effort to save money. The Dothan Eagle reported Dothan City Schools expects to cut at least 47 staff members as part of the efforts.


Foley PD ask for the public's help identifying scam suspect

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — According to Foley Police, on January 24 2019, the suspect pictured entered a Foley area bank branch and performed a "quick change" scam resulting in the theft of an undiscolsed amount of money.


Mobile Police responded to multiple vehicle crash on Bayway

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR-TV) — Mobile Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle wreck in Baldwin County. The wreck occurred on Thursday morning on the Bayway Bridge in Mobile.


Man awaiting trial in Alabama for roommate's death has died

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in his roommate's bludgeoning death in Alabama has been found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead. News outlets report the death of 23-year-old Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles releases January progress report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles touts several improved strategies in their January status report for its approved corrective action plan. Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall mandated the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide monthly reports follow


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.