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Gulf Shores City Board of Education releases statement on lawsuit filed by Baldwin Co. Board

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Gulf Shores City Board of Education released a statement Friday regarding the lawsuit filed by the Baldwin County Board of Education. The statement says under the advisement of from counsel, the Gulf Shores City Board of Education has refrained from commenting on t


Alabama sailor killed in WWII identified, coming home for burial

An Alabama veteran of World War II is coming home for burial this spring after his remains were identified 74 years after he died in action. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton of Albertville died July 24, 1944 aboard the USS Colorado off the shore of the Northern Mariana Islands. He was 22.


VIDEO: Wal-Mart expanding grocery delivery in Baldwin County

Walmart is taking the wheel to make grocery shopping even easier for customers in the Daphne area. The retailer is expanding its popular Grocery Delivery service to bring delivery to the doorsteps of Daphne and outlying areas like Fairhope, Foley, G.


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Atmore reacts to new Alabama prisons plan

ATMORE, Ala. (WPMI) — Two major prisons in our area could be directly affected by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s Prison Plan that calls for three new state men’s prisons. Holman and Fountain Prisons in Atmore provide more than 300 jobs to the area, and local leaders say they are in the dark whether the


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


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


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Father of Alabama woman who joined ISIS sues Trump administration

The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is suing the Trump administration seeking his daughter’s return to the U.S.


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.


Marginal Risk Introduced For Northwestern Alabama Tonight; Update On Saturday’s Threat

The Storm Prediction Center has recently defined the northwestern parts of Central Alabama and the western parts of North Alabama in a Marginal Risk of severe storms throughout the rest of the night and into the overnight hours.


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


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


Satsuma homicide victim's family releases pictures of him

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- The family of 26-year old David Beck-Shank says he is dearly missed. They sent us these photos of him Friday, saying they're heartbroken over his death.


FOX10, Infirmary Health team up for free heart screenings today

MOBILE, Ala. -- Don't forget FOX10 News is teaming up with Infirmary Health to offer free heart screenings this morning. The screenings will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the FOX10 Studios in Mobile, which is near the Hank Aaron Stadium and McGowin Park, as well as at Thomas Fitness Cente


Debra Estep back in jail, facing additional manslaughter charge

A Baldwin County woman is back behind bars on additional charges in connection with a head-on crash last Summer in Foley that took the life of a mother-to-be and her unborn child. Debra Estep was booked back into the Baldwin County Jail Friday mornin.


County narrows down candidates for open job positions

At a special called work session in Bay Minette Tuesday afternoon, the Baldwin County Commission narrowed down the candidates it wished to interview for the positions of county administrator, county personnel director and county EMA director.


Willis graduates from basic training

Atmore native La’Darien Willis graduated basic training from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri recently. At present, Willis is a junior at Alabama A&M University, and he joined the U.S. Army reserve.