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Early morning burglary in Perdido Key has other businesses on high alert – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

January 12, 2015

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a burglary took place at The Reef Bar and Restaurant in Perdido Key Sunday morning. Deputies say from about 3:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sunday, is the window that a person or persons broke into the Reef and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

via Early morning burglary in Perdido Key has other businesses on high alert – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

NOAA: No charges filed yet in dolphin killing

January 08, 2015

No charges have been filed so far against a juvenile who confessed to shooting and killing a bottlenose dolphin with a deer-hunting bow and arrow in Florida waters in December. Allison Garrett, a spokeswoman with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said there are no new details about the status of the case since the Dec. 19 announcement that public tips led federal investigators to the juvenile.

via NOAA: No charges filed yet in dolphin killing.

Gulf Shores Police arrest suspect in string of burglaries

January 08, 2015

January 8, 2015 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – On Dec.. 6, 2014 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Gulf Shores Police responded to a report of a burglary at Papa’s Pizza, which is located in the 600 block of Gulf Shores Parkway. Once the officer arrived at Papa John’s Pizza he found evidence that a burglary occurred next door at Dippin Dot’s also.

via Gulf Shores Police arrest suspect in string of burglaries.

Convicted felon jailed again on aggravated child abuse charges | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

January 08, 2015

SUMMERDALE, Ala. – Summerdale police have arrested a man for allegedly burning an 8-year-old girl with a lighter and a can of compressed gas. He’s now facing a charge of aggravated child abuse. As it turns out he’s already a convicted felon and was recently charged with domestic violence and a probation violation.


via Convicted felon jailed again on aggravated child abuse charges | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Bloodsport owner says boat was taken, damaged by someone familiar with his vessel – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 06, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Mike Davis isn’t sure who commandeered his charter fishing boat – and his livelihood – for a damaging boat ride New Year’s Eve, but he’s sure of one thing. It had to be somebody who knows him and his boat, the Bloodsport.

via Bloodsport owner says boat was taken, damaged by someone familiar with his vessel – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Man accused of killing woman, hiding body in Baldwin County commits suicide in Florida prison | AL.com

January 04, 2015

A man accused of killing a Pensacola woman and disposing of her body in a remote area of south Alabama committed suicide in a Florida prison last week, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News. Archie Hauck was serving a 20-year sentence for probation violation on a 2009 aggravated assault charge.

via Man accused of killing woman, hiding body in Baldwin County commits suicide in Florida prison | AL.com.

Vicious Dog Attack In Loxley

January 02, 2015

LOXLEY, Alabama – A leash and an empty dog collar sit on the ground after an attack that wounded this Golden Retriever named Nala and this Australian shepherd named Oz.  Nala got the worst of it with this bloody gash near her stomach.  Their owner Patrick McWilliams was taking his dogs for a walk around his neighborhood yesterday afternoon when he says two dogs–that looked to be pit bulls came out of nowhere and attacked.


via Vicious Dog Attack In Loxley.

Couple arrested for Foley burglary – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 01, 2015

FOLEY, Ala. — A couple is in jail following the violent robbery of a Foley residence which resulted in the beating and stabbing of the elderly occupant.  According to Foley Police, at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Marigold for a delayed burglary.

via Couple arrested for Foley burglary – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police: Foley man shot to death by friend in burglary, arson where body and home torched with gas   | AL.com

December 20, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama — A Foley couple faces capital murder charges following a brazen home burglary and arson, and shooting death of a 70-year-old man who police say was a friend of one of the assailants. Brandon Michael Bledsoe, 33, and Heather Elizabeth Raftery, 21, both of Foley, were arrested by Foley police on Thursday and charged with capital murder-arson and capital murder-burglary following the death of 70-year-old Tommy Burdette on Sunday night.

via Police: Foley man shot to death by friend in burglary, arson where body and home torched with gas   | AL.com.

Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police have announced an arrest for Capital Murder in connection with an elderly man’s death discovered in the aftermath of a fire at his Foley home Sunday. Foley Police Chief David Wilson announced an arrest in the Murder/Arson case that occurred at 105 Monteith Circle in Foley on the evening of December 14, 2014.

via Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Chinese goose found impaled with arrow in Fairhope recovering at wildlife rescue center | AL.com

December 18, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – A Chinese goose found impaled with an arrow this week at the city’s main public beach is on the mend at a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility in Foley. Janet Ripp, director of the Coastal Wildlife Rescue and Research Center, said the arrow just missed the goose’s heart.

via Chinese goose found impaled with arrow in Fairhope recovering at wildlife rescue center | AL.com.

Two Shot In Home Invasion

December 17, 2014

A Daphne man and his uncle were shot Monday night in an apparently home invasion robbery on Friendship Road outside Daphne.  John Hill was dragged from his bed around 10:00pm and ordered by three armed men, who had kicked the door in, to give them money.


via Two Shot In Home Invasion.

Murder victim’s friend: “I’m happy to know he didn’t get away with this”

December 15, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Gina Walders, a friend and coworker of Melea Ponder-White, a Fairhope woman who was tragically found dead Thursday, December 11, that she is happy to see her friend’s alleged killer behind bars. “I’m happy to know that he didn’t get away with this,” said Walders. Ponder-White., 31, had been missing for nearly two weeks, when her body was found in her car on private property behind a locked gate.

via Murder victim’s friend: “I’m happy to know he didn’t get away with this”.

Fairhope man charged with murder of Melea White – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 14, 2014

FAIRHOPE. Ala. —A Fairhope man is in Baldwin County Jail on a murder charge in connection with the death of 31-year-old Melea Ponder White. The woman’s body was discovered in her vehicle this week outside of Fairhope (Ala.). She had been reported missing since December 1st. Fairhope Police arrested Kenneth Morgan Styron, 37, on Saturday.

via Fairhope man charged with murder of Melea White – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Bay Minette bank robbery suspect quickly apprehended – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

December 14, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — A career criminal is in jail once again, following a Friday afternoon bank robbery in Bay Minette. Bay Minette police made fast work of apprehending 38-year-old Montez Lesha Bishop in connection with the alleged robbery. He is now in county jail, additionally suspected for a string of recent robberies in north Baldwin county.

via Bay Minette bank robbery suspect quickly apprehended – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

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