SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – A mother is warning parents across the Gulf Coast to watch out for fraudulent police officers after she said her 16-year-old daughter was pulled over by one last Thursday, October 2.
LOXLEY, Alabama – Two neighbors and former friends have turned into adversaries in Loxley. One of them says her neighbor broke into her home and she is letting everyone know about it. Donna Unger put up a sign in her front yard with an arrow pointing to her neighbor’s house. It reads ‘Our Neighbor Burglarized Our Home.’
via Sign Goes Up After Neighborly Break-in.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine will be released from the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Monday after serving two years on charges of perjury, harassment and an ethics violation. The charges came about after Nodine, 51, was investigated in connection with the death of his mistress, Angel Downs, 45, of Gulf Shores. Downs died May 9, 2010, in the driveway of her Gulf Shores home from a gunshot wound to the head.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The former FBI chief appointed to investigate the BP oil spill claims process is seeking the return of nearly $240,000 from an Alabama man and his maritime business. Louis Freeh, in a federal court filing this week, says the man claimed to have made the bulk of his 2009 income for himself and his business from shrimping — revenue that was shut off by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Environmentalists remain unhappy about Alabama’s plans to spend $85.5 million at its Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. Some of that money will help restore 50 acres of dunes at the park. But $58 million will go toward replacing a beachfront hotel that was destroyed by 2004’s Hurricane Ivan and building a conference center. State officials have long sought such a development to encourage more convention business.
An inmate escaped Friday night from a Pensacola work release program, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. It is the second escape from the same facility in three days. 54-year old Michael J. Jones escaped from the Pensacola Community Release Center about 7:50 p.m. Friday, according to the FDOC.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The trial of an Eight Mile man who turned down a plea deal in a high profile child sex investigation is set to start Oct. 14 at the Baldwin County Courthouse. William Brownlee, 50, is charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse. A grand jury indicted him in 2012.
A board made up of representatives from the five Gulf Coast states and the Federal Government signed off, October 3rd, on plans to spend 627 million dollars of BP oil spill money. The cash comes from a 1-billion dollar down payment BP has already paid for environmental restoration.
MOBILE, Ala. – Two Florida men have been sentenced in federal court this week following arrests last year after they were caught with materials for producing counterfeit money at a hotel in the Foley area.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies said a welfare concern investigation found a 4-year-old child with meth in its system, and put four adults behind bars. Authorities said they were called to 15737 Highway 98 Lot E for the tip, which said there was a possible meth lab at the location. They said the residents, Eric and Amanda Wells, granted consent fo rthe search. Officials said they found a recently active meth lab.
Gulf Shores police rifle through an SUV looking in every possible place for drugs. At least one person is arrested. The search a direct result of drug checkpoint advertised just before crossing the intracoastal bridge.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that BP must stand by the agreement made with the companies it compensated for losses after the 2010 Gulf oil spill despite the oil giant saying some claims were overestimated. BP argued that a flawed funding formula enabled nearly 800 businesses to overestimate their spill-related claims.
FOLEY, Ala. — A Mobile man is in police custody following a Tuesday drug arrest. According to Foley Police, a call concerning a possible meth lab led officers to respond to the Town & Country Motel Tuesday.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A Loxley woman was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Facility on Wednesday, Sept. 24, facing manslaughter charges. Jessica McCord, 37, whose address is listed as Loxley, is in jail on a $45,000 bond, according to the Baldwin County Corrections Facility website.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. WALA – Police in Bay Minette have arrested a 17-year-old Baldwin County High School student and charged him as an adult with armed robbery. The robbery happened last Tuesday at the Dollar General store on the south side of town.They were terrifying and tense moments for two clerks at the Dollar General store on Highway 59 in Bay Minette last Tuesday night. That’s when two men, disguised and with a gun came in near closing time and demanded money from the register and safe.
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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A judge on Tuesday denied a motion that sought to have Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and her office barred from prosecuting a Foley man. Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Norton denied the motion because a deadline that he set for filing legal paperwork was not met.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) -Wendy Wood Holland, aunt to missing single mother, Brittney Wood was back in a Baldwin County courtroom Monday. This time she was arraigned on four new sex abuse charges against a minor. Holland and nearly a dozen other relatives of Brittney Wood are suspects in a child sex ring in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
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Cortez was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center in Bay Minette on Thursday on five counts of drug trafficking and four counts of distribution of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $5,004,000.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Satsuma woman who was involved in a July 5 fatal accident in Gulf Shores has been indicted on manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol charges. Vicky Johnston, 53, of the 5400 block of Ryan Street, is charged in the death of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Thursday and released the same day on a $50,000 bond.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Fairhope Police arrested two men on charges of possession of two stolen firearms and marijuana on Tuesday. On Tuesday at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Fairhope Police Department responded to a report of an alleged theft 198 Autumn Drive, Lot 16.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama - Two men robbed a clerk at the Dollar General on Highway 59 on the side side of Bay Minette Tuesday night just before closing. The suspects are still on the run.
via Bay Minette Police Looking For Armed Robbers.
September 17, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) -The Orange Beach Police Department began conducted a seven-month investigation into the sale of Cocaine and Marijuana. Early into the investigation, Salvador Cortez became the main focus as a go to dealer in the area. On Sept.16 members of the Orange Beach Police Department arrested Salvador Cortez a 27-year-old Hispanic Male.
September 15, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Gulf Shores Police Department is currently testing License Plate Recognition technology. On Tuesday, Aug/ 26 a License Plate Recognition reader was attached to a GSPD police car to conduct a thirty day demonstration. Vigilant Solutions met with Chief Delmore during the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs conference recently and explained how the system works.
Halliburton Corporation said it has reached a $1.1 billion (£0.7bn) settlement for claims related to its role in BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company, said to be North America’s major oil services provider, was contracted by BP to cement the Mocando oil well in the event of a disaster.
BAY MINETTE, AL — A man accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a spring breaker in March is asking a Baldwin County judge to remove GPS and alcohol monitors while he is out on bail. A hearing on a motion to have the monitors removed will be Sept. 18.
September 12, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shores Police Department needs help identifying a burglary suspect. The image at right was recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11. We would like to point out a couple of identifiers to help identify the suspect. He has longer blonde hair, a large ring on his right hand and was wearing flip flops.
GULF SHORES, Alabama - A year-long dispute between two Gulf Shores neighbors has turned ugly. Shawn Grow admits his language was a little salty when he cursed his neighbor after her dog defalcated in his yard. Grow says he used the f-word three times and directed it at 67-year old neighbor Kathy Matter.
via Gulf Shores Man Fights Harassment Conviction After Cursing Neigh.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Montgomery man charged in the March 21 death of a college student in Gulf Shores no longer wants to wear GPS and alcohol monitors. The Gulf Shores Police Department has accused Justin Lott, 30, of being the driver of a truck that hit Oklahoma State University student Kasey Waychoff, 19, of Flower Mound, Texas.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police Department needs elp identifying a burglary suspect. These images were recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A felony charge filed against a man suspected in a July 22 hotel robbery will be dropped after he pays restitution, according to court records. Joshua Thomas, 20, of Foley, was charged with second-degree property theft in connection with a robbery at the Courtyard Marriott in Gulf Shores.