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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.


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


Man wanted for 'quick change' scam at Foley bank

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — Police are hoping someone in the community can help them identify a man wanted for a "quick change" scam at a bank. In this sort of crime, the suspect typical walks up to a teller or cashier at a business and asks to change a bill. While the worker begins to hand over cash, the


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


Baldwin County Board of Education plans to 'stand our ground' in school split lawsuit

Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler said the Baldwin County Board of Education is 'standing our ground' for their school system. The disagreement over the Gulf Shores school split led to a lawsuit filed by the Baldwin County Board of Education. They are suing Alabama State Superintendent of Ed


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


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


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


FHP Cracking Down On Hit And Run Drivers; Woman Wanted For Fleeing Crash

The Florida Highway Patrol held a press conference Thursday to send a message about the problem with hit and run crashes in the Panhandle. The FHP said troopers, a long with other agencies that include the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Pensacola Police, are cracking down on hit and run driver


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.


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.


REPORT: Man threatens to beat and shoot an animal control officer

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A man allegedly threatened to shoot and beat multiple people. A report from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office reveals deputies an animal control officer was attempting to make contact with a witness to address an issue.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Daphne road rage suspect turned himself in

The man wanted for by Daphne police in connection to several road rage incidents has turned himself in. Delwin Knight surrendered to police Thursday, February 21. The day before, police said they have at least half a dozen new charges pending and expect to sign warrants on them that same day or the


North Alabama schools closed, delayed Friday

Two north Alabama school systems are closing or delaying classes Friday, the districts announced Thursday night. Schools will be closed in Morgan County on Friday due to multiple road closures.


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Are you feeling a little bit wrathful this morning? Are you too slothful to do anything about it besides complain online?. A new study from WalletHub.com took at look at the 7 Deadly Sins - pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. They then looked at data they bel


Salute to our veterans: Petty Officer 2nd Class Floyd Hamburg

MOBILE, Ala (WPMI) — NBC 15 is giving a salute to our veterans. Tonight we honor Petty Officer 2nd Class Floyd Hamburg who served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. He lives in Foley. Thank you for your service, Petty Officer 2nd Class Floyd Hamburg”


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.