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Kirk Jay: Life after ‘The Voice’ — airing Sunday after the Grammy Awards

February 09, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) -- Bay Minette Native Kirk Jay has no shortage of business following his success on the national singing competition 'The Voice.' "I'm super, super busy now, and I mean, thank God for that," Jay told News 5 when we traveled up to Montgomery to catch up with him. "I mean I went from doing open mics to national TV."
Source: Kirk Jay: Life after 'The Voice' -- airing Sunday after the Grammy Awards
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Bay Minette Crime Report: Most crime down, drug offenses up

February 05, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Bay Minette Police Department released crime statistics from 2018 Monday. There was a drop in robberies (100 percent), burglaries (44.4 percent), shoplifting (37.5 percent) and assaults (40 percent). However, there was a 210 percent increase in drug offenses. The department believes that is more so due to a crackdown than an increase in drug activity.
Source: Bay Minette Crime Report: Most crime down, drug offenses up
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Little girl who beat cancer is now helping other kids go to college

February 03, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala (WKRG) - Using their passion for positivity,  a group of riders got together eight years ago to help a little girl beat cancer. When she did beat that cancer,  they kept riding in her name to send other kids to college. The 8th annual Starla scholarship Ride in Bay Minette was named for Starla Chapman who was there Saturday.
Source: Little girl who beat cancer is now helping other kids go to college
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Investigators arrest Baldwin County man accused of murdering wife, shooting himself in the head | News | fox10tv.com

February 01, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - A Baldwin County man accused of killing his wife and then turning the gun on himself has been arrested on a murder charge. Investigators said Ben Allen, 39, shot and killed his wife, Krystal Hancock, 29, on December 12, 2018, at a home on Eastwood Drive near Bay Minette. After killing Hancock, the sheriff's office said Allen called 911 and then shot himself in the head.
Source: Investigators arrest Baldwin County man accused of murdering wife, shooting himself in the head | News | fox10tv.com
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Help on the way for laid-off Standard Furniture employees | fox10tv.com

February 01, 2019

There may be a silver lining for many of the Standard Furniture employees facing layoffs. The Bay Minette-based company announced this week that 185 employees could be without a job at the end of March.

The layoff at Standard Furniture is Baldwin County’s largest in recent memory, but as this door shuts, others are opening. According to the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance (BCEDA), there are several other recent and upcoming expansions that offer employment opportunities. Those expansions will equate to 194 new jobs in Loxley and Bay Minette.


Source: Help on the way for laid-off Standard Furniture employees | News | fox10tv.com

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Plea deal reached in Rick Stewart sex abuse trial

January 31, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) — Baldwin County businessman Rick Stewart will spend the next five years on probation and have to register as a sex offender after a plea deal with prosecutors on Tuesday. Stewart had been on trial on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse charges this week in Bay Minette. Prosecutors agreed to drop those cases and struck the deal on a second sexual abuse case that would have started next month.
Source: Plea deal reached in Rick Stewart sex abuse trial
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Almost 200 workers lose jobs at Standard Furniture

January 30, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) -- 185 workers at Standard Furniture in Bay Minette have gotten the news no employee wants to hear.  "It's kind of mind-blowing man," come March 31st, they will no longer have a job.  "Yeah, I'm affected. All of us in there affected."  Ronald Williams has been employed at Standard for 26 years.  "It hits you hard. It hits you but there is not really too much you can do."
Source: Almost 200 workers lose jobs at Standard Furniture

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