During a thorough investigation, Gulf Shores Detectives have identified the robbery suspect as Joshua Daniel Thomas, a 20-year-old resident of Foley, AL. On Aug. 4 at approximately 1:57 p.m. Thomas turned himself in to Gulf Shores Police.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. – On Monday at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Centennial Bank location located at 17008 Scenic 98 in Point Clear was robbed, according to the Fairhope Police Department. The suspect is described as a white male, possibly with a dark complexion. The suspect is about 5’ 7” and heavy set. He was wearing a mask and brandishing an unknown type handgun during the robbery.
Part of the problem is lack of regulations. The council has a chunk of a billion dollars from Transocean that could be allocated towards environmental restoration projects, but the lacks of regulations prevent them from doing so. “I think it’s time for that to be settled, and get ready to do the work, and find the projects,” said Glen Coffee, a concerned resident.
As NewsHour’s Murrey Jacobson reported last year, the oil spill captured the world’s attention for polluting the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, shutting down area businesses — including fisheries and beaches — and fouling marshes and wetlands. Three companies were involved: oil giant BP; TransOcean, which operated the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig; and Halliburton.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — An investigator with the Orange Beach Police Department was booked and jailed Friday afternoon on felony charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12. Timothy Andrew Gavin, 44, was booked into Baldwin County Jail at 3:15 p.m. Friday, where he is held without bond.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Priscilla Myers still has feelings for her slain son’s best friend and the man who held the gun that killed him, Chris Washington, but she can’t yet begin to forgive him. “It’s just been terrible,” Priscilla Myers said. “I have feelings for Chris, but I still believe he meant to kill him.”
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A sentencing hearing is set for Thursday for a man who was convicted in May of manslaughter in a 2012 Orange Beach shooting. Jon Washington, 43, was found guilty in the death of his friend, Kenneth Myers, 49.
Local government officials in the Houston area are being flooded by emails from BP employees as a part of a “strange and unprecedented” campaign to get them to drop a lawsuit filed against companies involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Houston Chronicle reports.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The suspect in a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian before the start of last year’s Robertsdale Christmas parade has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury. Leonard Starke, 56, of Summerdale has been indicted on three counts, first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration isn’t moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday. Congress passed the bipartisan RESTORE Act in 2012, creating a way to distribute billions in civil fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the spill, which befouled coastal beaches, ravaged marine ecosystems and damaged the tourist trade.
A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants that was used to break down oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still being found in tar balls four years later along Gulf Coast beaches including Perdido Key.
Many Alabamians may find it hard to believe that July 15th of this year marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was capped in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless Alabamians were impacted by the spill which dumped nearly five million barrels of oil into coastal waters.
MOBILE, Ala. – A Robertsdale man indicted along with seven co-defendants, charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to one year and one day in prison. Donald Eugene Wilson, 42, of Patterson Road in Robertsdale, was indicted in July of 2013 along with seven co-defendants.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man accused of attacking and robbing a teacher outside a Foley pizza business last year has been indicted on a robbery charge. Andrew Knight, 31, is suspected of mugging Foley Middle School teacher Pat Givens on Sept. 29, 2013, while she was outside of Papa Murphy’s on Alabama 59. Givens’ purse was taken from her, the Foley Police Department said.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katisha Lombardo Deroche of Bay St. Louis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.
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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Gulf Shores woman charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a 2013 wreck has applied for youthful offender status. Kelsey Guinn, 20, of the 1300 block of West Fairway Drive, was indicted in May in the death of Ashley Brooke Coburn, 20, of Gulf Shores.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A Perdido man is being held pending charges from the Robertsdale and Daphne police departments, as well as the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office after police say he fled the scene after attempting to break into an ice machine in front of a Robertsdale grocery store in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
One month after it was discovered, a large tar mat submerged in the surf zone at the National Seashore’s Fort Pickens beach is still being cleaned up. Thunderstorms have hampered cleanup efforts.
FOX10 News Fugitive Files suspect Melchor Salto has family living in the Foley area. Orange Beach Police and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office say he’s been on the run for 5 years, accused of a brutal sex crime. Now, it’s your chance to get him off the streets.
GULF SHORES, AL – On Tuesday, July 22 at approximately 1 a.m., Gulf Shores Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Courtyard Marriott, which is located in the 3700 block of Gulf Shores Parkway.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – A Perdido man was on the run for several hours, but is now in custody after police say he fled the scene after attempting to break into an ice machine in front of a Robertsdale grocery store in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
The three-day pursuit of a former Milton resident accused of three murders in two counties came to a close with no further violence early Tuesday morning. Multiple law enforcement agencies converged on and arrested Derrick Ray Thompson, 41, in a hunting camp outside of Troy, Ala., around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Mitchell plead guilty in April to making a video of himself and a minor child engaging in sexually explicit conduct in Orange Beach, Ala., in 2012. He also possessed numerous images and videos of himself with children as young as 12 years of age engaging in sex acts with adults.
DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a fast food restaurant in Daphne on Sunday morning. Police Chief David Carpenter said that between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday two white males wearing bandanas over their faces robbed the Taco Bell location on U.S. 98 at gunpoint.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) A $250,000 bond has been set for Mobile County constable, Larry Sheffield, who is accused of murdering a man in Spanish Fort. Police say Sheffield shot 53-year-old Jeffrey McMillan outside of Trader’s on the Causeway Saturday, July 19th. Monday, Sheffield’s attorney argued that it was in self-defense.
Spanish Fort, Alabama - A fatal shooting Saturday night at Traders, a bar on the Mobile Bay causeway. Amy McGhee lives in Spanish Fort and decided to try Traders for the first time last night. “You know, you just feel safe over here, and it was just a total shocker,” says McGhee.
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A burglar led Loxley Police on a high speed chase overnight with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. It all happened after a local caterer got fed up with ongoing thefts and installed a baby monitor that transmitted a signal to his house a few hundred feet away. When the burglar returned this morning, the business owner heard him and called police.
via Burglar leads police on high speed pursuit | FOX10 News – Mobile.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama– On July 15 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Fairhope Police Department responded to a report of a subject attempting to enter automobiles in the area of downtown Fairhope according to a press release sent by Fairhope Police.
BALDWIN COUNTY - The Silverhill Police chief confirms a man has been arrested and charged with raping a 13 year old girl. The alleged incident happened a couple of week’s ago.
A man who Police say may be responsible for up to nine residential burglaries in Daphne is behind bars after months on the run. The suspect that police call “the fastest man in Daphne” because of his ability to escape capture was picked up by Mobile Police last week. Police say his luck ran out when he tried to run one last time.