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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


Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show is happening Saturday

The 27th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show is happening tomorrow, (Saturday, Feb. 23rd) at the Wharf. The festival features lots of food, music, 130 artists from around the regions and a huge car show. It's scheduled from 10 to 4 at the Wharf on Main Street. There will also be a Kid'


Woman charged with manslaughter of unborn baby in Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- The woman accused in the drunk driving death of Josie Jones is back in the Baldwin County Jail. Debra Estep was arrested after a Grand Jury returned two indictments for manslaughter and assault.


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


BREAKING: Satsuma homicide suspect captured in Baldwin County

UPDATE (3:00 pm) -- Satsuma Police say Michael Fletcher has been captured by agents with the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Baldwin County. Satsuma Police would like to thank all of the citizens who called in tips and all of the local law enforcement agencies who participated in the capture of t


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.


Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Talented Alabama prospect says ‘there’s nothing like Clemson’

Clemson made a strong impression this past season while playing host to a talented prospect from the Yellowhammer State. Bay Minette (Ala.) Baldwin County defensive end Albany Casey visited Death Valley for the Syracuse game and was wowed by his first experience on campus.


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


Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Alabama’s unexpected beach getaways

GULF STATE, AL: Locals here in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach say that this section of coastline is relatively unknown by the masses. Look closely at a map of Southern Alabama. Find the stretch of 32 miles of shoreline at the northern tip of the Gulf of Mexico. Here gentle waves lap the sand making it


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


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


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.


Accused Satsuma shooter booked into Metro Jail

SATSUMA, Ala. (WALA) -- The suspect accused of gunning down a man in Satsuma is now back in Mobile County after being captured Friday afternoon in Baldwin County. The suspect, 28-year-old Michael Fletcher, was captured by agents with the United States Marshalls Fugitive Task Force in Baldwin County


See latest 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


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.


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.


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


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.


Gulf Shores planning downtown district, safety improvements around Canal Rd

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Gulf Shores is planning to improve its downtown district and enhance pedestrian safety. Gulf Shores may be primarily known as a beach destination, but the future of the city could soon include a booming downtown district.