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Missing teen found safe after his jet ski malfunctioned in the Mobile Bay | AL.com

July 13, 2017

A 17-year-old boy is safe and recovering on Wednesday morning after coast guard officials said he sent out a distress call Tuesday (July 11) night when his jet ski malfunctioned and ran aground.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile spokesman Corey Graham said they got the call around 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

via Missing teen found safe after his jet ski malfunctioned in the Mobile Bay | AL.com.

Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA

July 13, 2017

The story of an alleged kidnapping and brutal attack in Baldwin County is becoming clearer, after Robertsdale police made six arrests.

The story of the alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and beating of a young man that left him fight for his life got around quickly in the Robertsdale community.

“I actually heard about it on Facebook and it was shocking to see something like that happen in our area. Sickening as well to know that something that bad would happen,” Lenitra Ortega said.

via Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA.

Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI

July 13, 2017

Spanish Fort, Ala. (WPMI) — Alleged bias and discrimination at our local schools. One Spanish Fort High School student makes those allegations in an official complaint she and several other students have filed with School Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

The letter first sent to Tyler and then posted on Facebook 24 hours ago has sparked reaction. A bold move for 17-year-old high school senior, Julia Coccaro.

via Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI.

School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI

July 12, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A big step was taken today bring new schools to Baldwin County. It’s all part of a compromise plan to borrow money against projected penny sales tax revenue.

County Commissioners and School Superintendent Eddie Tyler agreed to a compromise that caps borrowing

via School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI.

Missing teen found on Little Sand Island – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

The search for a missing teenager is over.  He was found around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after spending the night on the water.

Coast Guard Officials from Mobile say they got a distress call at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday saying that Parker Morgan, 17, had been out on a jet ski, when he ran aground on a sandbar.  It apparently malfunctioned when he tried to get it back in the water. It happened south of the I-10 bridge about two nautical miles from shore in Mobile Bay.

via Missing teen found on Little Sand Island – FOX10 News | WALA.

Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey says the Baldwin County Public School System has not built a new school since 2009, while student enrollment has grown significantly. To alleviate school overcrowding, the Baldwin County Commission says it’s moving forward with plans to pay for new school construction over the next four years.

via Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA.

No confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

FOX10 News has learned that there are no confirmed cases of the bacteria in Baldwin County, but that doesn’t mean someone hasn’t been infected with the it there.

Baldwin County has thousands of tourists each year. As the fastest growing county in Alabama, tourism is a big part of that.

If one of those tourists gets the flesh-eating bacteria, it wouldn’t be counted as a case, because in order to be counted in Baldwin County, you have to live in Baldwin County. That’s according to the Baldwin County Health Department.

via No confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Autism support group accuses Trip Pittman’s camp of deleting critical Facebook comments | AL.com

July 12, 2017

Alabama State Sen. Trip Pittman is defending his campaign team’s decision to delete Facebook comments directed at him for a controversial vote he made two months ago on the state’s so-called “autism bill.”

The comments were posted by autism support groups and parents of autistic children.

via Autism support group accuses Trip Pittman’s camp of deleting critical Facebook comments | AL.com.

Deputies Arrest Man for Pharmacy Break-In in Lillian | WKRG

July 10, 2017

LILLIAN, Ala. (WKRG) – A 47-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning for a break-in at a pharmacy in Baldwin County.

Toby Anderson was arrested by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Baldwin County Jail. At this time, Anderson is charged with burglary third-degree, possession of a controlled substance, and attempting to elude, which is a misdemeanor crime. His bond was set at $26,000.

via Deputies Arrest Man for Pharmacy Break-In in Lillian | WKRG.

“He saves me every day” Marine Veteran Searches for Missing Service Dog | WKRG

July 08, 2017

Simon Flarity served two tours of duty as a Marine. He saw the plane fly into the Pentagon on 911. He fought house to house in Fallujah, but he’s never been through anything quite like this: A part of Flarity is missing.

“Keep a lookout for me, thank you so much.”

via “He saves me every day” Marine Veteran Searches for Missing Service Dog | WKRG.

Alabama teen missing after jet ski accident in Florida | AL.com

July 06, 2017

Authorities in Florida along with the Coast Guard Sector Mobile are searching for a teen from Daphne, Alabama that went missing after being involved in a jet ski accident on Tuesday (July 4) evening.

Officials from the Coast Guard Sector Mobile confirmed on Wednesday (July 5) morning that a teen is still missing near the Port of St. Joe in Florida.

via Alabama teen missing after jet ski accident in Florida | AL.com.

Teenager from Baldwin County missing in watercraft accident iden – FOX10 News | WALA

July 05, 2017

The search has resumed Wednesday morning for a Baldwin County teenager who went missing after a personal watercraft accident which occurred Tuesday, July 4.

According to Coast Guard officials, missing is 19-year-old Henrey Alexander Wise VI. Wise is described as a white male weighing approximately 170 pounds and wearing blue swim trunks.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile said they received a report at 7:30 p.m. from the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office of a jet skier who went into the water and didn’t resurface following a collision between a jet ski and a boat.

via Teenager from Baldwin County missing in watercraft accident iden – FOX10 News | WALA.

The creatures of the Underwater Forest, as seen in the documentary | AL.com

July 05, 2017

Creatures of the Underwater Forest

The Underwater Forest is a relic of an ancient past, a 60,000 year old cypress forest, lost for tens of thousands of years below the Gulf of Mexico. But in today’s world, it is also something else: a vibrant marine ecosystem literally bursting with life. You can watch the film by clicking on the link above. In this article, we will explore some of the creatures you see in the film.

via The creatures of the Underwater Forest, as seen in the documentary | AL.com.

BREAKING: Search Continues for Teen Missing After Jet Ski Accident | WKRG

July 05, 2017

A desperate search will continue at daylight for a missing teenager involved in a jet ski accident near Port St. Joe, Florida.

Multiple sources have confirmed to News 5 that two teenagers from Baldwin County were involved in an accident involving a jet ski and a boat near the Highland Marina in Gulf County.

One teenager was pulled from the water with severe lacerations on his legs.  The teen is in critical condition.

The missing teenager, a 19 year old, was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident, but the life jacket was cut off by the boat’s propeller, according to a spokesperson for the Coast Guard Sector Mobile Command Center.

via BREAKING: Search Continues for Teen Missing After Jet Ski Accident | WKRG.

Residents calling for new red light on Baldwin Beach Express – FOX10 News | WALA

July 04, 2017

Fox 10 News received concerns posted to our Facebook page Monday, July 03, 2017 about the intersection of County Road 64 and the Baldwin Beach Express.  Some said it’s a dangerous intersection and needs a stoplight.

“I think it’s been like two years, three years that we’ve been trying to get a red light there,” said Emily Malone.

via Residents calling for new red light on Baldwin Beach Express – FOX10 News | WALA.

After Multiple Drownings at Alabama Beaches, Rescue Officials Talk Safety | WKRG

July 04, 2017

The Gulf Coast has seen huge crowds this holiday weekend on the beaches, but also some tragedy. A 33-year-old man from Mississippi drowned Sunday afternoon in the waters near Perdido Pass. His death brings the number of drownings to four this year on Alabama Beaches.

On Friday, a man drowned in the Gulf at Fort Morgan just two weeks after a man drowned just a mile down the road. Back in May, a track athlete from Pennsylvania drowned in Gulf Shores.

via After Multiple Drownings at Alabama Beaches, Rescue Officials Talk Safety | WKRG.

Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson buys mom house, car – FOX10 News | WALA

July 03, 2017

Former Alabama linebacker and Washington Redskins’ second round draft pick, Ryan Anderson, recently purchased his mom a house and car.

The news came Friday after Anderson posted on his Instagram page sharing the good news with a touching picture of the Daphne native and his mother hugging that said, “She held me down when I was broke I got her til infinity.”

On Saturday, his realtor posted on Facebook saying, “When your client is a newly drafted Rookie NFL player Ryan Anderson you gotta represent! This amazingly humble & sweet man surprised his mom this wk with a brand new house purchase & a Porsche Panamera!”

via Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson buys mom house, car – FOX10 News | WALA.

Amber Alert canceled after children found safe in Spanish Fort; – FOX10 News | WALA

July 03, 2017

SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) - The State of Alabama and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for 5-year-old Brantley Faulk and 1-year-old Hayden Faulk Sunday morning when the two boys were last seen in Columbus, Georgia.

According to the Columbus Police Department, the alert was later canceled after the children were found safe in Spanish Fort after 10:30 Sunday morning. The alleged abductor Joey Faulk, the children’s father, was taken into custody. We’re told the boys’ mother was arrested Saturday night.

via Amber Alert canceled after children found safe in Spanish Fort; – FOX10 News | WALA.

Bon Secour man killed in Saturday evening wreck | AL.com

July 03, 2017

Authorities have identified a Baldwin County man killed in a single-car wreck Saturday evening. According to information released Sunday by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Julian Derek Cherry, 32, of Bon Secour died in a wreck that occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Baldwin County 10 about 10 miles south of Foley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

via Bon Secour man killed in Saturday evening wreck | AL.com.

Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com

July 02, 2017

A 57-year-old Elberta man has been charged with the murder of his roommate after a fatal encounter that followed a drinking session, according to Baldwin County authorities.

According to information released by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Elberta police officers responded to a call about a possible homicide on Schoen Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday evening. According to information released by the BCSO, Elberta officers encountered Gregory David Buck outside the residence, and he told them he had shot his roommate. Inside the residence they found the body of Jacob Scott O’Bryan, 43.

via Elberta man charged with murder in death of roommate | AL.com.

BREAKING: Daphne Pain Doctor Arrested for Theft and Fraud, Now in Federal Custody | WKRG

June 30, 2017

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest today of a neurologist who operates a pain management center in Daphne, on state charges of Medicaid fraud and first-degree theft of property.

Dr. Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, was arrested this morning and is in federal custody. He is additionally charged in a federal indictment with numerous related crimes, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Steve Butler for the Southern District of Alabama.

via BREAKING: Daphne Pain Doctor Arrested for Theft and Fraud, Now in Federal Custody | WKRG.

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