SUMMERDALE, Alabama — A Summerdale man is in jail on drug trafficking, weapons possession and attempt to elude charges after attempting to flee from deputies executing a search warrant on his property last week.
Flora-Bama Marketing Director Jennifer Surface says John McInnis Jr., father of majority owner John McInnis III, is expected to make a full recovery after losing his leg in a motorcycle accident in Scotland. There are several co-owners of the Flora-Bama, a popular honky-tonk oyster and beach bar that hosts events throughout the year.
Surface says McInnis Jr. went into surgery and his leg was removed. She said he is in stable condition and will be flying back to the U.S. early this week.
Flags are at half staff in Baldwin County after the Dallas tragedy. That raises the question, why didn’t the Commission lower the flags after the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings?
We’re told when President Obama orders flags to half staff, it’s the commission president, Tucker Dorsey’s decision to lower them in the county. Dorsey is out of the country and has not responded to our email.
The flags are at half staff across the county right now, a sign of respect for the five officers killed last week in Dallas. But that wasn’t the case after the Orlando shootings a month ago. County Commissioner Skip Gruber says the reason is because Dallas was an attack against the police, not civilians.
The royal blue and gold, the wings on the FA-18 Hornets, the tricks and turns.
“I’ve seen them do loop de loops, spins,” says 6 year old Ben Medley.
It’s what everyone gets excited for when they see the blue angels in flight…and for people attending this forum to meet the solos, this was no different.
The photo’s of the aftermath of an encounter between a pit bull and a sheriff’s deputy speak for themselves. The dog’s owner Terry Tigart still wants to know why. “What did you need that was so important that my dog had to get shot?”
“The sheriff’s department didn’t go out there to shoot a dog,” responds Capt. Steve Arthur, “We went out there to serve a civil document that she and her ex-partner were involved with.”
A former military K-9 officer, the deputy made phone calls to the house before making the 50-yard walk to the front door. The pit bull came from inside the house. The deputy retreated and gave commands to the dog. “He continued to retreat towards the gate as best he could,” says Arthur. “The dog was still aggressive coming at him and at that point he had no choice but to protect himself and he did fire three rounds and struck the dog and the dog eventually died in the front yard.”
During Monday night’s “Solos in The City” in Plaza de Luna, the Blue Angels announced Lt. Commander Frank Weisser would take over a vacant position. He’s a decorated pilot and has flown with the Blues before.
Lt. Commander Weisser first joined the Blues back in September 2007.
Bad things can happen when you run from police.
On Friday, two fugitives in a stolen SUV found that out the hard way when they tried to run from sheriff’s deputies in Baldwin County.
Deputies on I-65 attempted to stop the SUV for a traffic violation, but the driver took off. As the SUV reaches speeds of 110 miles per hour, the driver tries to lose the deputy by pulling in front of another car and exiting the interstate. That manuever doesn’t work.
The several dozen sharks found washed up on the western shore of Mobile Bay appear to have been killed in a gill net, said Chris Blankenship, head of the Alabama Division of Marine Resources.
Scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab identified the sharks as young-of-the-year juvenile bull sharks, which are exceptionally common in Mobile Bay, one of the Gulf’s most important shark nursery areas.
Some of the sharks on the beach were still wrapped in the net, which was found on a beach between Fowl River and the Theodore Industrial Canal, state officials said. Other sharks washed up alongside the net bore marks on their heads and bodies indicating they had been trapped in the net as well. Residents buried many of the sharks before officials learned of the incident.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting of a dog by an officer while serving civil documents to an individual on Friday (July 8) morning.
The BCSO says a deputy arrived at 16680 Camellia Road in the Silverhill area to serve a civil document, but upon his arrival realized the gate to the residence was secured close by a clip. The deputy reported that there was a horse inside the gated area so the deputy decided to call the individual listed on civil document.
The Baldwin County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of 46 year-old George Adams an methamphetamine (ice) dealer in the Sunnydale, Alabama area on Monday (July 11).
The drug task force had been developing information over the past several weeks on Adams that indicated he had been selling ice in the area. On Thursday (July 8) the drug task force executed a search warrant at Adams home in the 300 block of Highway 59 North. When investigators arrived at the location Adams fled the residence and got into his vehicle.
Between an I-65 chase involving two people wanted in another state, a crash and a child in distress, some Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies had a busy Friday morning.
According to information released Monday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the action began shortly after 10 a.m. Friday morning, when deputies working I-65 near Bay Minette attempted to stop a black Cadillac Escalade with no tag. The driver led deputies on a short chase before veering off at an exit and losing control. The Escalade “rolled several times.”
When it came to stepping away from Baldwin County as a possible location to house thousands of undocumented youths who entered the U.S. illegally, the federal government didn’t wince over politics.
Nor did it mention concerns about safety, or the stern message from county commissioners: You’re not welcome.
The major concern from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cited in an email to County Commissioner Chris Elliott, was hurricanes.
Want to hang out with the Blue Angels? The chance is available on Monday.
The “Solos in the City” forum brings together members of the public with members of the Blue Angels demonstration team.
People will get the chance to hear about the high performance capabilities of the aircrafts.
The forum will be held July 11th at 6 p.m. at Plaza de Luna.
Bring chairs and questions for the question and answer portion.
Residents near Mobile Bay woke up to a strange surprise Saturday – dozens of baby bull sharks dead and washed up on shore. It happened on the beach on Belle Air Boulevard near Dauphin Island Parkway.
Officials with Alabama Marine Resources and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab are now investigating.
Bobby Savelle has lived on these waters all his life.
“Sometimes they’re there, sometimes they’re not. There are a lot of them out there. People don’t realize how many is out there, but they’re out there,” says Savelle.
He says he’s never been bitten by a shark, that they usually keep to themselves. But he admits, he was surprised when he learned about the dozens of sharks that washed on shore yesterday morning. We have no official answer yet, but Robert Sealy says he might know why.
Beach Businesses on the Alabama Gulf Coast…
Water rescue training is crucial for our area. So far this year, lifeguards have rescued more than 350 people. Firefighters are also a big part of keeping the Gulf safe.
It’s a different type of vehicle for Escambia County firefighters. Throughout the summer, crews on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key temporarily trade in their fire truck for jet skis and train to rescue people from the water.
A mystery on Mobile Bay this morning when close to 100 bull sharks washed up on the beach.
Residents and vacationers staying at homes on the beach on Belleair Boulevard, near Dauphin Island Parkway, woke up to find the sharks. They were left with plenty of questions, but very few answers.
he names of the five officers killed Thursday night when a gunman opened fire on police officers during a peaceful protest in Dallas have been released. They are Officer Patrick Zamarippa, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Brent Thompson, Officer Michael Smith, and Officer Lorne Ahrens.
July 9, 2016 -Saturday
If your plans call for a trip to Alabama beaches anytime soon, you might want to make a special stop for an award-winning dish.
Sea bass wrapped in banana leaves. It’s a unique concept, but has netted rave reviews.
Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar in Orange Beach earns its spot on the culinary map for this creation.
On Pleasant Avenue in Bay Minette, children’s toys lay scattered in the yard of a home. But what happened here was anything but pleasant.
“The child was found unresponsive in her crib on Wednesday evening,” says sheriff Hoss Mack. The 14-month-old from Spanish Fort had been with her aunt and uncle for at least a day according to the sheriff.
Daphne Police needs your help finding the man who robbed the BBVA Compass bank on Highway 98 Friday afternoon.
A yacht owner in Orange Beach, Alabama is temporarily not a yacht owner after someone stole their $135,000 luxury yacht from the Marina Wharf during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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Friday, July 8, 2016
ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - The Blue Marlin Grand Championship, known as the “Greatest Show in Sportsfishing” is coming to The Wharf in Orange Beach. Even if you’re not fishing in the tournament, there are plenty of fun activities and plenty of big fish and boats to see! Here’s more on the tournament and a list of events:
Ask sportfishermen about this tournament and over and over again you will hear,
“If you only fish one tournament this season, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship should be the one.” Why is that?
People are sick and tired of getting ripped off. Every Summer it seems to get worse, with items taken from unlocked cars, your garage, the back of a pick up truck and even a boat slip.
Boat slip 177 – there used to be a 42 foot Sea Ray here, valued at $135,000. Owner Janet Hargrove from Mobile can’t believe it was stolen from the Wharf Marina. “I don’t have any idea but they say somebody just took it and they were hoping it was in a boat yard by mistake. they checked to see if it was picked up because things like this don’t happen here,” said Hargrove.
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — A Wilcox area man is in jail on more than a $1 million bond after Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies say found a massive marijuana growing operation on his property.
Ronald Hudson, 60, of County Road 64 in the Wilcox area of Robertsdale, was arrested June 30, charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.
SILVERHILL, AL (WALA) – Baldwin County officials continue to ask the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) how it plans to address several issues related to potential child immigrant facilities in the county. One of the biggest questions is what their plan is in the event of a hurricane.