ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.
“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”
The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.
Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Foley Police Department will host the 2017 USPCA National Police Dog Trials. The event will bring specially trained K9s and their handlers from across the country to the City of Foley.
After a request from Baldwin County’s EMA, the Baldwin County Commission took time earlier this week to recognize the efforts of the county’s amateur radio clubs for the work they do helping county residents.
Commissioner Chris Elliott spoke on behalf of the commission, telling the North Baldwin Amateur Radio Club and South Baldwin Amateur Radio Club members that everyone in the county should be grateful for their contributions and public service.
“I appreciate the work that y’all do to help us be prepared for disasters and everything else you do,” Elliott said. “There are times that everything else may quit working, but y’all are always prepared.”
More than 700 unaccompanied migrant children have been relocated to Alabama since October 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
DHS figures show 725 unaccompanied minor children ages 17 and younger have been released to sponsors in Alabama from October 2015 to July 2016. If the monthly average holds steady for August and September, the state will top last year’s placement figure of 808 as well as the previous year’s total of 786.
You may want to pull on your stretchy pants for this year’s annual Festival of Flavor held in downtown Foley, Ala. on Oct. 8.
Held from noon to 5 p.m., dozens of chefs and restaurants will offer samples of their most popular fare. The festival showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods and craft beer from breweries throughout the Southeast. Sample creations from some of the area’s best restaurants, including Wolf Bay Lodge, Villaggio Grille, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, Perdido Beach Resort, Rum Sisters, Frenchie’s Cajun Café, Pinzone’s Italian Village Restaurant, Wintzell’s Oyster House and many more. You’ll also find food trucks offering fare for sampling.
Baldwin County and the U.S. Navy reached an agreement earlier this week to let Baldwin County’s Emergency Management Agency have access to two airstrips in times of natural disaster.
Baldwin County EMA Director Reggie Chitwood told commissioners the mutual aid agreement to use the two fields had been in the works for some time, but that he was happy to announce the negotiations would soon be completed.
On September 12th, 1979 Hurricane Frederic made landfall on Dauphin Island as a strong Category three storm with sustained winds nearing 130 miles per hour. For days forecasters watched Fredric grow into a monster as it plowed across the Gulf developing an eye 50 miles wide. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier was 18 years-old at the time, and Frederic is seared in his memory.
Daphne Police are pretty familiar with Herbert Crum.
Police say Crum, AKA “Pop”, is a petty thief and a drug addict. Crum was arrested in 2011 in connection with more than 60 home burglaries. In some of the break-ins, Crum made himself at home and grabbed snacks from the kitchen.
A Montgomery judge on Tuesday morning will hold a hearing on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler and state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow challenging the use of certain BP oil spill funds to build a beach lodge and conference center at Gulf State Park.
Zeigler and Morrow claim the state is using money not authorized under the law the Legislature passed in 2013 initiating the park project.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Local dynamic duo Tim Langston and his son Alex made the United States Martial Arts Team and are set to compete for Team USA in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg, South Africa sanctioned by the Olympics. Alex (11) made the team in April and Tim (44) in June. They are the only Father-son pair on the USA team and two of only three competitors from Alabama.
BAY MINETTE, AL- The Baldwin Beach Express North would connect the existing Beach Express from Interstate 10 to I-65 near Bay Minette.The county commission was hoping to use money from the BP settlement to help fund the 200 million dollar highway, but the 55 million dollars Baldwin County got in the agreement obviously isn’t enough.
Cannon blasts, bells, and patriotism were some of the sights and sounds of the commissioning of the USS Montgomery. Mary Blackshear Sessions is the wife of US Senator Jeff Sessions and a Montgomery native. She is the ship’s sponsor and tasked with uttering the traditional phrase to close the ceremony.
The U.S. 98 improvement project in Mobile County has been referred to as a road that leads to nowhere. Its extension into Mississippi, costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars, has been stalled for decades due to a lack of funding.
Columbia resident Mary Leverette is a finalist in the 2016 Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest. Her recipe for Greek Chicken & Wild Rice Tabbouleh is one of eight chosen for a chance to win the People’s Choice Award and receive $250 and is in the running for the judges’ Grand Prize of $500. You can vote for Leverette’s recipe at www.mnwildrice.org.
The Grand Prize winner is an automatic qualifier for the 2016 World Recipe Championship to be held in Orange Beach, AL, competing for a total purse of $300,000 in cash and prizes.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The news of the newly passed BP bill doesn’t sit well with all state officials. Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler spoke at an event in Daphne Thursday, saying the numbers don’t add up.
Zeigler Thursday also met with constituents in Fairhope.