Foley Police tell FOX10 News a woman “erratically” driving a black Chevrolet Silverado caused several wrecks Sunday afternoon. The last wreck on County Road 20 and Wilson Road sent four people to the hospital, two of which had to be air lifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola.
Captain David White said it all started on Highway 59 south of County Road 12, when the woman rear-ended a car and left the scene. She then headed down County Road 12, where we’re told she side-swiped an 18-wheeler near the Foley Beach Express. Afterward, White said she collided with another vehicle on County Road 20 near Swift Church Road. No injuries were reported in these three wrecks.
via Four people in hospital after “erratic” driver causes several wr – FOX10 News | WALA.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Scuba divers turned their hobby into community service Saturday morning in Gulf Shores. The project called Dive Against Debris was all in an effort to keep the beaches clean.
Some divers came from hundreds of miles away. There was a dive group from Illinois, for instance, that had been looking to do a unique clean-up dive. That led them to the Gulf Coast.
Their mission: to save wildlife.
via Scuba divers help clean up Alabama beaches – FOX10 News | WALA.
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A man and a woman were killed in a Friday evening collision near Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County.
Patricia Kay Dolihite, 60, and Cameron Alexander Davis, 19, were killed when the 1989 Ford Bronco Dolihite was driving collided with the 1999 Honda Accord driven by Davis, according to Alabama state troopers. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
via Man, woman killed in Baldwin County collision | AL.com.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Current drought conditions in Mobile and Baldwin counties are posing a serious threat for wildfires. According to the Alabama Forestry Commission, over the last seven days, 341 wildfires have burned over 4,100 acres in Alabama. The governor has signed a drought emergency declaration.
Baldwin County is under a “fire alert. ”
via Mobile, Baldwin firefighters on high alert due to dry conditions | WPMI.
Entering into the Daphne Walmart, a woman, casually dressed, wearing a hat, her purse on her shoulder as she looks for home security items with no intention of paying for any of it.
“Definitely something we don’t see every day,” says Daphne Police Cpl. Jason Vannoy. “Those are expensive items and obviously she is concerned with security.”
via CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Shoplifts Home Security Equipment.
Kevin Cook with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that they are working a 2-vehicle crash on Highway 98 at the 58-mile marker.
via 2 killed in Magnolia Springs crash – FOX10 News | WALA.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WEAR) — A Foley man was found guilty for his part in a 2014 robbery in Gulf Shores.
According to Gulf Shores Police, Justin Shawn Miller, committed armed robbery at the Gulf Shores Courtyard Marriott in July of 2014.
via Story | WEAR.
First-graders from Spanish Fort Elementary spent Thursday morning, October 20, 2016 learning about disaster preparedness, meeting first responders and even participated in an earthquake drill. It was part of FEMA’s annual Great American Shake Out.
via Baldwin County EMA prepares students for earthquake. – FOX10 News | WALA.
BAY MINETTE, AL- It only took a Baldwin County jury a little more than one hour to find a rancher guilty of sexual assault.
Tommy Tucker was found guilty on all 8 counts of felony sexual assault involving minors under the age of 16 Thursday afternoon. Tucker and his supporters wept openly when the judge read the verdict.
via Baldwin County Rancher Guilty Of Sexual Assault.
POINT CLEAR, Ala. (WPMI) — An adaptation of one of Stephen King’s bestselling novels will soon come to life on Netflix.
via Netflix movie filming now In Mobile and Baldwin Counties | WPMI.
According to statistics motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.’
That’s why Gulf Shores High School is trying to create campus awareness about teen driver safety for “National Teen Driver Safety Week.”
via Special assembly in Gulf Shores on teen driving safety. – FOX10 News | WALA.
Gulf Shores Doctor Kathleen Lovlie reports treating many cases of strep throat and upper respiratory infections.
via What’s Going Around.
MARLOW, AL- A suspected drug dealer deputies say is in the country illegally was arrested on trafficking charges.
Miguel Quintero was charged with drug trafficking and possession. Detectives say Quintero is in the country illegally.
via Illegal Alien Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Baldwin County.
WikiLeaks continues to release hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, and Alabama Democrats aren’t exempt from the damage.
“I will NEVER support any candidate that supports [Alabama Democratic Party Executive Committee member Joe L. Reed] or his active efforts to segregate our party,” reads the message from an unnamed Baldwin County Democrat.
According to an October 1, 2015 email to Podesta from staunch Clinton supporters, all isn’t well within Alabama’s Democratic Party.
via WikiLeaks affirms Alabama Democrats have a Joe Reed problem | AL.com.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Miguel Angel Quintero after finding methamphetamine ice, powder cocaine and other drug paraphernalia while following up on a domestic incident at his home.
via An illegal immigrant busted for cocaine and meth operation in Baldwin County | AL.com.
A parade of Elsanor Elementary School students head into the main building from one of 11 portable classrooms on campus. By this time next year those portable classrooms are expected to be replaced.
via Pay As You Go School Construction Underway in Baldwin Co..
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a tractor-trailer rig that overturned on Highway 59 N at Dixie Landing Road in North Baldwin County Tuesday morning.
via Tractor-trailer crashes into light pole, Baldwin County residents temporarily without power | AL.com.
SILVER AWARD: George W. Skipper III, owner of Tacky Jacksin Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan; nominated by Yolanda Johnson vice chair of retail and business services for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber.
via Retail Association, UAB Honor 15 Alabama Retailers – Story.
During their work session this week, the county commissioners discussed options to move the county to a self-insured model for both health and auto insurance.
Bo Hartsfield, executive vice president for Cobbs Allen, said he knew moving to a self-insured model on health insurance had been on the county’s radar for a while.
via County considers move to self-insured model | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
According to Facebook posts, Summerlin was seen at the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores on Oct. 15.
If anyone knows where Summerlin is, they are urged to contact Cpl. Doug Walley at Satsuma Police Department at 251-366-6757.
via Missing girl believed to be in Alabama – FOX10 News | WALA.
BAY MINETTE, AL- The trial of a Baldwin County rancher accused of sexually assaulting several girls is underway in Bay Minette this week.
Jury selection and opening statements for the trial of Tommy Tucker were held Monday. Tucker is accused of inappropriately and forcibly touching and fondling four girls under the age of 16 at his horse camp near Elsanor in 2013.
via Baldwin County Rancher Sexual Assault Trial Begins.
Gulf Shores, AL WKRGSchool officials continue to try and deal with the growth of the school population in Baldwin County. A recent news five investigation shows Baldwin County had the highest student growth in the state. I looked at every school system’s average daily membership or ADM in 2011 to the most recent data posted last year. Baldwin added more 2,000 students. That’s the most for any school system in Alabama.
via Baldwin County Schools Grow While Most AL Schools Shrink.
It’s touted as the fastest growing county in the state of Alabama.
Baldwin County officials say they continue to see a surge in population every year, with a number of cities seeing substantial growth.
via Baldwin fastest growing county in state, work underway to keep up | WPMI.
In addition to the multiple million dollar grants for the next two years, Alabama is leading the charge in other ways. Fortified new homes are being built at a nation-leading pace. Orange Beach is the only municipality in America where if you build your new structure to a Gold Fortified Certification, the city refunds the permit fees, which often run several thousand dollars, generally equaling out the small cost of fortification in the first place. Recently, the University of Alabama conducted an economic study of the monetary benefits of retrofitting homes to Bronze or Silver levels, and found that those homes had a resale value of more than 7% their counterparts, so the initial costs of retrofitting were more than offset with resale value and insurance savings.
via Alabama leads the nation in home mitigation from storms | AL.com.
A man is dead and a woman is locked up on a reckless murder charge in the Baldwin County jail after a chase by corrections officers Wednesday that originated at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Center near Atmore.
via Baldwin County man dies, woman arrested after pursuit – FOX10 News | WALA.
Sheriff’s investigators were back along Highway 225 in the Crossroads community looking for evidence in the second homicide in the community in less than a week.
“Deputies received a call around 11 o’clock last night of a possible fight,” says Major Anthony Lowery with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
via Second Murder in Crossroads, Suspect in Custody.
The Weeks Bay Foundation is now accepting entries for their annual photo contest until the deadline of Oct. 24. The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels. It is only $5 per photo for adults to enter and free for photographers 16 and under. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for both open and junior divisions. In addition, there will be a $100 cash prize for the overall best in show.
via Get your cameras clicking on coastal beauty | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.
A two-vehicle traffic crash in Baldwin County early Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of a Foley man, according to State Troopers.
Clint Travis Hunley, 36, was killed when the 1999 Toyota Avalon in which he was a passenger collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer at about 12:40 p.m., according to Trooper Kevin Cook.
via Foley man dies in two-vehicle crash in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.
Known as one of the Gulf Coast’s most popular beach getaways, Orange Beach is lined with beautiful marinas and miles of coastal paradise. Naturally soaking up the beauty of its surroundings, Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina houses two completely different experiences under one roof—upscale and casual family dining—yet both still exude a very authentic vibe. We sat down with the duo to discuss everything from running two restaurants under one roof to their best childhood memories of cooking.
via Johnny Fisher and Bill Briand’s Waterfront Success – Southern Living.
The largest no-kill animal shelter in Baldwin County needs your help, and it’s not just money or donations. Caretakers at the North Baldwin Animal Shelter say too many pet owners aren’t taking the responsibility of spaying and neutering pets seriously.
via No-kill animal shetler in Baldwin County needs your help | WPMI.