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Christmas Day fire destroys Baldwin County home – FOX10 News | WALA

December 26, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

A Christmas Day fire destroyed a home in Baldwin County.

The fire started around 3 p.m. Monday at a house on Gravine Street in the Delta Woods subdivision. That is located off Bromley Road near Highway 225.

Firefighters said a man, woman, and child were in the home when the fire started in a bedroom closet. All three and the family pet made it out safely and no injuries were reported.

via Christmas Day fire destroys Baldwin County home – FOX10 News | WALA.

UPDATE: Baldwin County Deputy Recovers, Family Expresses Gratitude | WKRG

December 22, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy is recovering at home after being shot earlier this week.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack says Cpl. Mike Walker was released from the hospital Wednesday but underwent outpatient surgery Thursday on an eye injury from a shotgun blast.

via UPDATE: Baldwin County Deputy Recovers, Family Expresses Gratitude | WKRG.

Baldwin County corporal wounded from shotgun blast discharged after surgery | AL.com

December 22, 2017

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced that a corporal who was wounded by a shotgun blast to the face and upper torso has been released from the hospital.

Corporal Mike Walker, a nine-year veteran with the BCSO, was shot while investigating a reported domestic violence in the Stockton-Latham community in Baldwin County.

via Baldwin County corporal wounded from shotgun blast discharged after surgery | AL.com.

Baldwin business makes dreams come true for Christmas – FOX10 News | WALA

December 22, 2017

SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) - How would you like to get a free car for a Christmas gift?

That’s what two people in our area are getting, thanks to a transmission business in Baldwin County.

Ashley Dortch and Marlene Warren have each won a car courtesy of Advanced Transmission in Spanish Fort.

via Baldwin business makes dreams come true for Christmas – FOX10 News | WALA.

Man struck and killed by vehicle on I-10 in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

December 22, 2017

A man was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday morning on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County.

Alabama State Troopers said it happened around 3:08 a.m. near the Wilcox Road exit. Investigators said the victim, 41-year-old Christopher David Graham, and another man were walking on the shoulder of the interstate after their vehicle broke down.

via Man struck and killed by vehicle on I-10 in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Deputy Shot Could Lose Eye | WPMI

December 21, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala.(WPMI) — Corporal Mike Walker is now out of the hospital. The Baldwin County Deputy is recovering from gunshot wounds to the face and chest. Deputies say Forrest Bullin opened fire on Cpl. Walker seconds after he arrived at Bullin’s home Tuesday morning. NBC 15′s Andrea Ramey spoke with Cpl. Walker this afternoon and told her he’s seeing doctors now to see if it’s possible they can save his eye.

via Deputy Shot Could Lose Eye | WPMI.

Man charged with shooting Baldwin County deputy appears in court – FOX10 News | WALA

December 21, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - UPDATE: Forrest Bullin is now being held in the Mobile County Metro Jail. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said he was moved there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office released a statement saying, “In situations where the safety of an inmate or a potential conflict arises, the BCSO will routinely house inmates with other sheriff’s offices under pre-existing agreements.”

via Man charged with shooting Baldwin County deputy appears in court – FOX10 News | WALA.

Investigator: No evidence of child abuse by Daphne school teacher | AL.com

December 21, 2017

An official with the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office has a very clear message following reports that a Daphne Elementary School P.E. teacher is being investigated for child sexual abuse.

“At this point, we don’t have any information that points to a crime occurring,” says Matt Simpson, a prosecutor with the DA’s office who oversees investigations into child sex crimes.

via Investigator: No evidence of child abuse by Daphne school teacher | AL.com.

Deputy who was shot had arrested suspected shooter previously | WPMI

December 20, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY. Ala. (WPMI) — Deputy Michael Walker and the man accused of shooting him in the face, Forrest Bullin, met years before Bullin allegedly pulled the trigger early this morning. Walker arrested Bullin for DUI on New Year’s Eve 2011 in a traffic stop where Bullin refused to take a breathalyzer test. Bullin’s ex-wife who didn’t want to talk on camera said there was animosity between them.

via Deputy who was shot had arrested suspected shooter previously | WPMI.

New Details Emerge on Deputy Shot in Baldwin County, Suspect’s Criminal History | WKRG

December 20, 2017

A deputy with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office was in serious but stable condition at USA Medical Center in Mobile Tuesday afternoon after a suspect shot him while responding to a domestic complaint.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning outside a home on Highway 59 in the Stockton area.

via New Details Emerge on Deputy Shot in Baldwin County, Suspect’s Criminal History | WKRG.

Baldwin County Sheriff: Road to recovery for injured deputy may be long | AL.com

December 20, 2017

A Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputy is in serious condition following a shotgun blast that injured his face and upper torso Monday night, Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack says.

Corporal Mike Walker was injured while responding to a domestic violence situation in the Stockton-Latham community of Baldwin County.

via Baldwin County Sheriff: Road to recovery for injured deputy may be long | AL.com.

Baldwin County Deputy Wounded in Shooting Identified; Suspect in Custody | WKRG

December 19, 2017

UPDATE 10:40 A.M. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the wounded deputy as Cpl. Mike Walker. He is in serious but stable condition. He is a 9-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. The sheriff says he expects Walker to recover. The suspect is identified as 37-year-old Forrest Carl Bullin of Stockton.

via Baldwin County Deputy Wounded in Shooting Identified; Suspect in Custody | WKRG.

Baldwin County Cities Ranked 7th In List Of Most Jobs Added In A Year | WKRG

December 18, 2017

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – Daphne, Fairhope and Foley are listed in the top ten cities nationwide for adding the most jobs in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

More than 42 hundred jobs have been added in the first ten months of this year. “We knew people were moving to Baldwin County, it’s just important now that the economy and the diversification with employment is following as well,” says County Commissioner Chris Elliott.

via Baldwin County Cities Ranked 7th In List Of Most Jobs Added In A Year | WKRG.

Daphne, Fairhope, Foley ranked 7th nationwide for job growth – FOX10 News | WALA

December 17, 2017

Fox10 News is committed to Baldwin County. Three cities in the Eastern Shore area are in the national spotlight for job growth.

According to a recent article in USA Today, Daphne, Fairhope, and Foley rank 7th for areas that added the most jobs in 2017. Forbes magazine also named Daphne one of the top 50 cities to grow a business.

via Daphne, Fairhope, Foley ranked 7th nationwide for job growth – FOX10 News | WALA.

Former Mobile County constable found guilty of murder in Spanish Fort | AL.com

December 17, 2017

A former elected officer of the law will now be awaiting sentencing in Baldwin County after being found guilty of murder Friday morning.

In a release from the Baldwin County government offices, officials confirm a jury found Larry Lambert Sheffield, a former Mobile County Precinct 24 Constable, guilty of murdering Jeffrey Carter McMillan.

via Former Mobile County constable found guilty of murder in Spanish Fort | AL.com.

Here’s a look inside the rustic new cabins at Blakeley State Park | AL.com

December 17, 2017

Alicia Smith recently found herself alone inside one of the two brand-new cabins she designed at Historic Blakeley State Park for the first time since they were finished. She climbed the stairs to the loft area and lay down on a cot, staring up at the Eastern white pine on the vaulted ceiling above her. Smiling, she pulled out her phone and took a picture, thinking, “Someone’s going to be so happy lying here.”

via Here’s a look inside the rustic new cabins at Blakeley State Park | AL.com.

Deputies: foul play suspected in disappearance of Baldwin County man | AL.com

December 15, 2017

Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies are requesting the assistance of the community in finding answers for a local family looking for a missing man.

Deputies are asking anyone with information regarding the disappearance of 40-year-old Kyle Aden Levins to contact authorities. According to a release issued by Lieutenant Andre Reid, investigators are regarding Levins’ case as “suspicious”.

via Deputies: foul play suspected in disappearance of Baldwin County man | AL.com.

Caught in the Act – Golf ball machine theft – FOX10 News | WALA

December 15, 2017

Orange Beach Police have arrested two Spanish Fort women after receiving several calls identifying them as theft suspects.  The women are accused of breaking into two ball dispensing machines at a local golf course.  Police said the women gave them the best evidence they could have hoped for after looking straight into a security camera before trying to disguise themselves.

via Caught in the Act – Golf ball machine theft – FOX10 News | WALA.

Unexplained boom heard along Alabama coast | AL.com

December 14, 2017

Unexplained booms aren’t limited to central and north Alabama: Residents along the Alabama Gulf Coast reported hearing one Thursday morning, with some saying it was strong enough to make their Christmas ornaments sway.

At about 9:15 a.m. a post on an Orange Beach community Facebook page, the OBA Community Website, mentioned a “strong rumble of the earth” and asked who else had heard or felt it. Dozens of replies poured in from Gulf Shores, Ono Island, Perdido Key, Elberta, the Fort Morgan peninsula, and as far north as Fairhope and Foley.

Some compared it to thunder, while others said it had rattled their windows or even “sounded like something blew up and landed on my house.”

via Unexplained boom heard along Alabama coast | AL.com.

Baldwin to Prichard Police Chase ends with crash and one arrest | WKRG

December 14, 2017

A Foley man is in custody after a police chase from Baldwin County to Prichard.

The wild ride started near Baldwin County Road 54 and County Road 64 in the Belforest community.  Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies were attempting to stop a vehicle driven by Joel James of Foley.

Officers pursued James through Lake Forest, then to the Bayway and into Prichard.  James was arrested after blowing through a stop sign and hitting an Alabama State Trooper who had joined the pursuit.

via Baldwin to Prichard Police Chase ends with crash and one arrest | WKRG.

Foul Play Suspected in ‘Suspicious’ Disappearance of Baldwin County Man | WKRG

December 14, 2017

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to solve the “suspicious” disappearance of man in early May or June of 2017.

40-year-old Kyle Aden Levins was last seen in the Elsanor area of Baldwin County.

Back in October, police were searching for Levins in connection to an ongoing narcotics investigation near Greek Cemetery Road at Whispering Pines Road.

via Foul Play Suspected in ‘Suspicious’ Disappearance of Baldwin County Man | WKRG.

Man who allegedly rammed Summerdale police cruiser arrested in J – FOX10 News | WALA

December 14, 2017

An Ashland man who was wanted on several outstanding warrants was arrested Tuesday evening in Jefferson County.

The man — 47-year-old Anthony Scott Marler — also happens to be the suspect wanted by authorities in Baldwin County. They say Marler rammed a police cruiser with a stolen pickup truck he was driving.

via Man who allegedly rammed Summerdale police cruiser arrested in J – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County schools Superintendent and voters react to tax re – FOX10 News | WALA

December 14, 2017

Baldwin County voters have passed a one mill property tax renewal Tuesday, December, 12, 2017.  The “Yes” vote ensures that Baldwin County schools will continue to receive $4.5 million dollars in funding annually.

While it may not have been the tax renewal on the ballot that drove Baldwin County voters to the polls in record numbers, the majority who went sent a strong message.  The renewal passed handily, allowing Baldwin County school leaders to breathe a sigh of relief.

via Baldwin County schools Superintendent and voters react to tax re – FOX10 News | WALA.

Body Discovered in Perdido May Solve Car Crash Mystery | WKRG

December 14, 2017

PERDIDO, Ala. (WKRG) – Alabama State Troopers and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in the Perdido area Wednesday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, troopers responded to the report of an accident on Lottie Road Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m.  When they arrived they discovered a vehicle that had been in an accident, but there was no driver present.

via Body Discovered in Perdido May Solve Car Crash Mystery | WKRG.

Baldwin Superintendent Thanks Community for Yes Vote | WKRG

December 14, 2017

Voters overwhelmingly renew a property tax to help fund schools in Baldwin County.  In the carline at Bay Minette Elementary School this morning, you’d be hard-pressed to find a parent who didn’t vote yes on the one mill Tuesday.

“I’m a teacher as well as a mother and it’s important we do have that vote,” said April after dropping a child off.  It’s a sentiment echoed in other cars.

via Baldwin Superintendent Thanks Community for Yes Vote | WKRG.

Baldwin County votes to renew 1 mill school tax – Lagniappe Mobile

December 13, 2017

By John Mullen

Baldwin County voted to renew a controversial 1-mill tax to keep school funding at 12 mills of property taxes to fund the county system. Gulf Shores’ new school system will receive a per-student portion of this tax as well.

“This vote was about our efforts to restore confidence and this vote shows great confidence in Baldwin County Public Schools,” Superintendent Eddie Tyler said. “That is a direct result of our teachers and employees who showed over the past few years how committed we are to making Baldwin better, even through tough times. I am so proud of them.”

via Baldwin County votes to renew 1 mill school tax – Lagniappe Mobile.

One Mil tax on Baldwin ballot | WPMI

December 12, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — As part of tomorrow’s special senate election, Baldwin County voters are being asked to vote “yes or no” to renewing a one mil property tax.

On the day before the election some argue this is not a renewal. The school systems stands to lose more than $4 million if the tax is not renewed by voters. Those who oppose the tax are calling it a new tax.

via One Mil tax on Baldwin ballot | WPMI.

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