LOXLEY, Alabama — A Loxley man was arrested Wednesday and could be facing multiple charges after Loxley Police say a woman reported he held her at knife point and raped her.
According to Lt. Doug Phillips with the Loxley Police Department, the victim reported in July that she had met a man from Loxley online and they dated briefly, “but when she tried to end their relationship, apparently he didn’t like that.”
he following is a release from the Alabama Coastal Foundation with details on Alabama’s 29th Coastal Cleanup today.
Alabama Coastal Cleanup aims to get our shores clean
Pick up the papers and the trash! On Sept. 17, coastal residents and visitors are invited to take part in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, part of a worldwide effort to make our shores a safer, cleaner place.
Estuaries are the lifeblood of the Gulf of Mexico. Places like Mobile Bay, where water from five major rivers mix with the saltier water of the Gulf, are critical nursery grounds for most of the fish and shellfish that Alabamians like to catch and eat—everything from blue crabs to redfish.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.
The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.
A Loxley man is behind bars for allegedly raping a woman he met online and briefly dated.
Joseph Jordan was arrested Wednesday after a month-long investigation by the Loxley Police Department. Investigators say Jordan met the victim on the internet earlier this summer and the two began spending time together.
Another lawsuit challenging the funding for the new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park has been dismissed.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin today dismissed the lawsuit filed by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, who alleged that the BP oil spill funds being used for the project were not authorized by the Legislature for that purpose.
Griffin ruled that Morrow and Zeigler lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.
In the wake of recent police-related shootings, body camera technology has evoloved. Now deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are wearing the latest technology. They’re being introduced this week.
The wait is over … the Foley entertainment development is going vertical with the first hotel along with the event center for the Foley Sports Tourism Complex. During a South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 14, Tim Martin, CEO of CIEDA, took the chamber members on a tour through the evolution of this development.
Fifty-five million dollars to spend on three road projects, the continued four-laning of Highway 181, the widening of Highway 31 and expanding Canal Road on Pleasure Island. But not with 55 million dollars. Those three road projects are estimated to cost 125 million, 70 million more than what the legislature allocated from the state settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill.
A lawyer on Tuesday criticized what he called Alabama’s plans to build a “Taj Mahal” beach hotel with oil spill settlement funds, while a lawyer for the governor urged a judge to dismiss the lawsuit seeking to block the project.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.
“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”
The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.
Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Foley Police Department will host the 2017 USPCA National Police Dog Trials. The event will bring specially trained K9s and their handlers from across the country to the City of Foley.
After a request from Baldwin County’s EMA, the Baldwin County Commission took time earlier this week to recognize the efforts of the county’s amateur radio clubs for the work they do helping county residents.
Commissioner Chris Elliott spoke on behalf of the commission, telling the North Baldwin Amateur Radio Club and South Baldwin Amateur Radio Club members that everyone in the county should be grateful for their contributions and public service.
“I appreciate the work that y’all do to help us be prepared for disasters and everything else you do,” Elliott said. “There are times that everything else may quit working, but y’all are always prepared.”
Baldwin County and the U.S. Navy reached an agreement earlier this week to let Baldwin County’s Emergency Management Agency have access to two airstrips in times of natural disaster.
Baldwin County EMA Director Reggie Chitwood told commissioners the mutual aid agreement to use the two fields had been in the works for some time, but that he was happy to announce the negotiations would soon be completed.
On September 12th, 1979 Hurricane Frederic made landfall on Dauphin Island as a strong Category three storm with sustained winds nearing 130 miles per hour. For days forecasters watched Fredric grow into a monster as it plowed across the Gulf developing an eye 50 miles wide. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier was 18 years-old at the time, and Frederic is seared in his memory.
Daphne Police are pretty familiar with Herbert Crum.
Police say Crum, AKA “Pop”, is a petty thief and a drug addict. Crum was arrested in 2011 in connection with more than 60 home burglaries. In some of the break-ins, Crum made himself at home and grabbed snacks from the kitchen.
A Montgomery judge on Tuesday morning will hold a hearing on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow challenging the use of certain BP oil spill funds to build a beach lodge and conference center at Gulf State Park.
Zeigler and Morrow claim the state is using money not authorized under the law the Legislature passed in 2013 initiating the park project.