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Baldwin County man charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy | fox10tv.com

July 19, 2019
FAIRHOPE, Ala. A Baldwin County man is behind bars Friday, accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy. 33-year-old Rhea Wedgeworth is charged with two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse of a child. A judge set his bond at $125,000 Friday.
Source: Baldwin County man charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy | Baldwin County Alabama News | fox10tv.com
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Man charged with shooting a Baldwin County deputy faces sentencing | WPMI

July 19, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Forest Bullin, the Stockton man charged with shooting and seriously wounding Baldwin County Deputy Corporal Michael Walker, is set to be sentenced in Mobile Federal Court next week. In March, Bullin entered a blind plea to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Source: Man charged with shooting a Baldwin County deputy faces sentencing | WPMI
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Two injured in personal watercraft accident east of Pirates Cove in Josephine

July 19, 2019
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE: Alabama Law Enforcement Marina Patrol say the child airlifted to Sacred Heart in Pensacola was not expected to survive the night but “is still hanging on. ”A family from Tennessee rented six WaveRunners and were riding near Bear Point, when a 16-year-old tried to spray another watercraft that a man and his 11-year-old daughter were riding.
Source: Two injured in personal watercraft accident east of Pirates Cove in Josephine
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GSPD arrest 2 for breaking into cars on West Beach

July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - On July 14, 2019 at 7:04 a.m., GSPD received a report of an Unlawful Breaking & Entering to a motor vehicle in the 600 block of West Beach Blvd. As the victim was approaching her parked vehicle, two white males exited her vehicle. The men started a conversation with the victim and ultimately returned property they had stolen while inside her vehicle. During the conversation, the victim was able to identify at least one of the men. The suspects then entered a white Ford Explorer with a Georgia plate and left the area.
Source: GSPD arrest 2 for breaking into cars on West Beach
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Law enforcement react to escaped Loxley inmate | WPMI

July 18, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, ALA. (WPMI) - A machete-wielding escaped inmate remains on the loose on the Gulf Coast tonight. Travis Dawson escaped from the Loxley Work Release Center almost a week ago. He's the latest in a series of work release inmates to "take off" from the Loxley camp. Tonight there are calls for the state to take action to keep the inmates contained.
Source: Law enforcement react to escaped Loxley inmate | WPMI
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Ft. Morgan Fire Rescue volunteers patrolled beach Monday to warn of continued rip current risk | fox10tv.com

July 16, 2019
Single red flags were posted along Alabama beaches Monday, July 15, 2019. This, after four straight days of double red flag conditions where no swimming was allowed. The surf had calmed considerably, but there was still a high risk of rip currents. Volunteers with Fort Morgan Fire Rescue spent the day patrolling the beaches and warning people of those risks.
Source: Ft. Morgan Fire Rescue volunteers patrolled beach Monday to warn of continued rip current risk | News | fox10tv.com

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