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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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2-year-old falls 12 feet off porch in Fort Morgan – WKRG

July 19, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WKRG) — A 2-year-old fell 12 feet off a porch at a beach house in Fort Morgan Thursday evening. Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire says units were called to a home on Buchanan Court around 6:24 p.m. The 2-year-old fell from the porch of the elevated beach house. The child was taken to a hospital in Mobile for treatment.
Source: 2-year-old falls 12 feet off porch in Fort Morgan – WKRG
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Back-to-school tax free weekend: Diapers and 8 other surprising things for shoppers – al.com

July 19, 2019
Pencils. Papers. Books. Clothes. And diapers? Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 19 and lasts until midnight on Sunday, July 21. During this period, shoppers can purchase clothes, computers, books, school supplies and other items without paying state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.
Source: Back-to-school tax free weekend: Diapers and 8 other surprising things for shoppers - al.com
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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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Orange Beach enacts moratorium on CBD licenses

July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA®) – There are still some issues with CBD oil that Councilman Jerry Johnson sees as murky and before issuing more licenses for stores or wholesalers in the city he’d like to say those cleared up. On July 16, the Orange Beach City Council in a 6-0 unanimous vote placed a 90-day moratorium on any new business licenses for CBD stores or wholesalers in the city.
Source: Orange Beach enacts moratorium on CBD licenses
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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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ALDOT director defends toll stance – and answers questions about alternatives | fox10tv.com

July 18, 2019
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Throughout the last five months, Alabama officials have not wavered from their insistence that a proposed new bridge cannot be built without tolls.That stance has generated a great deal of opposition, from elected officials in southwest Alabama to regular folks weary about how expensive their daily commuting might become.
Source: ALDOT director defends toll stance – and answers questions about alternatives | News | fox10tv.com
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3D mapping of Baldwin schools, another step in securing campuses – WKRG

July 18, 2019
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — Lights, camera, scan. A 3-D laser scanner, used by law enforcement to scan crime scenes, is being used at C.F. Taylor Alternative School in Robertsdale. “It’s scanning,” says Danny Steelman with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s gathering about a million points per second as it scans.”
Source: 3D mapping of Baldwin schools, another step in securing campuses – WKRG

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