GULF SHORES, Alabama — Local police and U.S. Marshals on Saturday arrested an escaped inmate who was on the run for nearly three years. Kenneth Duane Swanger, 40, was captured at a “job site” in Gulf Shores by investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Task Force and Gulf Shores police, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — Four years have rolled by, but Jack Gaines II can still remember the flashing lights scanning across the night sky in the woeful days after the oil spill. Like bug spray, he said, airplanes unleashed dispersant near the beaches of Dauphin Island.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man who hit a pedestrian March 29 in Orange Beach was not driving erratically before the crash, but he did fail three field sobriety tests afterwards, an officer testified during a hearing Thursday.
DAPHNE, Alabama – He’s eluded police cruisers and has out run officers on foot. Cornelius Watson might be one of the fastest bad guys in Baldwin County.
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Matthew Creighton’s message to the students is “Don’t Get Sidetracked.” The former Marine and State Trooper has made it his goal to share his story of gambling addiction which led to a life of crime. He blames it on one bad decision and hopes that his message will prevent young people from making the same kind of poor decisions in their lives.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) A Fairhope doctor has now pleaded guilty to three federal drug charges for prescribing drugs for sex and money. Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office say Dr. Joseph Ndolo was running a pill mill out of his private clinic from 2008 to 2013.
FOLEY, Alabama – They came to say goodbye and to honor the life of a man whose life was cut tragically short. About 75 people attended a memorial service for Ronald Ealey. Ealey’s family and friends gathered in a quiet pasture behind the Chevron station on County Road 65 where Ealey used to work.
via Emotional Memorial Service Held For Foley Accident Victim.
On a day like this, it’s hard to believe just four years ago Alabama’s beaches were in the middle of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Back then, Al Keahl was on the front lines of the the BP oil spill clean up in the Vessels of Opportunity program. “Set the booms, picked up the booms, packaged the soggy booms and stowed them aboard.”
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GULF SHORES, Alabama — A Bay Minette teenager accused of shooting another teen at a beach last week has been released from the Baldwin County Corrections Center on a $6,000 bond.
Whenever you visit the beach in Gulf Shores, someone is always watching and we’re not talking about other beach goers. ”We have security monitoring, cameras, that the police department monitor on a regular basis,” says city spokesman Grant Brown.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A Georgia woman is the latest to face charges in a securities fraud case involving a Robertsdale man.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) Police in Daphne say the man they’ve been looking for is fast and has eluded capture several times. Cornelius ‘Nick’ Watson is wanted for burglarizing several homes in the Deerwood Square subdivision. Police believe he and his accomplices may have been involved with more than five home burglaries.
Bond amounts are shown as $1,000 on the reckless endangerment count and $5,000 on the assault charge.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – In the spring and summer of 2010, Baldwin County’s beaches looked like a war zone. Tar balls covered miles and miles of beaches, oil sheen could be seen on the surface of the Gulf and in many of the back bays and clean-up crews outnumbered tourists.
GULF SHORES, AL – Shooting suspect Jermaine Trevel Cungious turned himself in today, charged with felony assault 2nd degree and reckless endangerment. Cungious, 18-years old of Bay Minette, became the target of the investigation and ultimate manhunt in connection with a shooting on the Spring Break beaches of Gulf Shores April 16th.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5.
GULF SHORES, AL – GSPD Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information on the whereabouts of a man who shot an 18-year-old Spanish Fort man in Gulf Shores.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) We are now hearing from the daughter of a man who was killed Wednesday in a fatal crash during a police chase. The victim, Ronald Ealey, was less than a mile away from his home when deputies say a drunk driver hit him.
Now BP wants to use the hard work and unflagging spirit of Gulf Coast residents as a justification for abandoning their responsibilities to the Gulf. In his recent op-ed for this paper explaining why BP feels it has done enough for the Gulf, company President John Mingé said that “no company has done more to help a region recover after an industrial accident” than BP.
Gulf Shores Police are still investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night, April 16, just after 10 p.m. at the public beach access. It happened at East Gulf Place, the parking lot behind the Hangout, near the corner of Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard.
A press release issued this week by British oil giant BP backfired, after glossing over some facts regarding the U.S. Coast Guard’s move to cut back the amount of response personnel, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune reported.
FOLEY, Alabama – The man accused of running from police and causing a deadly crash on Highway 59 in Foley has been in trouble with the law before.
Steven Little, who was charged with manslaughter in the death of Ronald Ealey, was recently released from prison on drug charges.
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Surveillance video shows a black Dodge truck traveling south on Highway 59 Wednesday afternoon as police chase Steven Little. Seconds later the truck comes speeding back up the highway, this time traveling north. ”There was a black truck being chased around the culdesac here by the police. He went around a couple of times,” says Lorna Nichols.
via Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase.
The Gulf of Mexico today looks very much like it did in the moment before Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded the morning of April 20, 2010, and sank amid a towering inferno 40 miles south of the Louisiana boot.
FOLEY, Ala. — A Wednesday afternoon car chase in Foley has resulted in the arrest of one man and the death of another. Maj. Anthony Lowery of Baldwin County Major Crimes explained that chain of events leading up to that chase actually started with an attempted traffic stop.
As we approach four years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, memories of that day, the tragic loss of eleven lives, and the difficult time that followed remain vivid for BP and many along the Gulf Coast.
DAPHNE, Ala. — Police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of Cornelius Lee “Nick” Watson, a suspect considered armed and dangerous.
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty today to production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today.
MOBILE, Ala. – A Robertsdale man was sentenced to 10 years in federal court on Friday, April 11, for distribution of methamphetamine ice.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office says it has dropped a driving under the influence charge against a man accused in a March 29 fatal crash to make sure he is prosecuted on a more serious charge. Danny Pylant, 57, of Spanish Fort, still is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Taylor Colby, 44, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., in Orange Beach.