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Attempt to mail 37 pounds of meth to Fairhope ends with prison time | AL.com

July 01, 2017

An attempt to mail more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine from California to Fairhope didn’t pan out for a Pensacola woman.

According to information released Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office for the southern district of Alabama, Jenna Kathleen-Fitzhugh has been sentenced to 12-1/2 years in prison for her participation and leadership role in a multi-state meth conspiracy. Assistant U.S. Attorney George May prosecuted the case.

via Attempt to mail 37 pounds of meth to Fairhope ends with prison time | AL.com.

Spotlight Shines on Orange Beach Firefighter for Random Act of Kindness | WKRG

June 29, 2017

Orange Beach firefighter Robert Simpson is one of those guys, when he sees a way to help somebody else, he just does it. That’s what happened earlier this month when a family from Tennessee was vacationing in Orange Beach and needed help with their autistic son. “They wanted a lifeguard to take him out and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and I volunteered to take him out.”

via Spotlight Shines on Orange Beach Firefighter for Random Act of Kindness | WKRG.

Wisconsin man biking 2,000 miles for a cause rides through Pensacola | WEAR

June 26, 2017

A man bicycling through the country made a stop in Pensacola Sunday amidst his 2,000 mile journey to raise awareness for organ donation.

Bill Conner of Wisconsin lost his 20-year-old daughter, Abbey, last January to an accident in Cancun, Mexico.

Because his daughter was an organ donor, she was able to save the lives of four men around the country.

via Wisconsin man biking 2,000 miles for a cause rides through Pensacola | WEAR.

10-year-old boy killed during Tropical Storm Cindy identified | AL.com

June 23, 2017

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has identified 10-year-old Nolan McCabe as the boy killed by a log during Tropical Storm Cindy’s storm surge on Wednesday (June 21) morning.

The BCSO said McCabe and his family, from St. Louis, Missouri, were vacationing in Fort Morgan, Alabama at a beachfront home located at 3118 Ponce De Leon Court.

via 10-year-old boy killed during Tropical Storm Cindy identified | AL.com.

Tropical Storm Cindy: 10-year-old boy killed by a log blown ashore by a huge wave, police say | AL.com

June 22, 2017

A huge wave knocked a log in front of a waterfront condo into a 10-year-old boy, toppling and killing him, on Wednesday morning according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the BCSO were dispatched to 3118 Ponce De Leon Court off Fort Morgan Road in Fort Morgan, Alabama for a possible drowning around 10:30 a.m.

via Tropical Storm Cindy: 10-year-old boy killed by a log blown ashore by a huge wave, police say | AL.com.

BREAKING: Crews Responding to Weather-Related Injury of Child at Fort Morgan | WKRG

June 21, 2017

FORT MORGAN, AL WKRG — Emergency crews are rushing to Fort Morgan, Alabama for reports of severe injury to a 10-year-old boy.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter is en route to the remote location south of Mobile Bay, where early reports say a 10-year-old boy suffered severe facial trauma after wind caused an object to topple on top of him.

via BREAKING: Crews Responding to Weather-Related Injury of Child at Fort Morgan | WKRG.

AMBER Alert issued for 4-year-old Milton girl – FOX10 News | WALA

June 21, 2017

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for 4-year-old Alanda McCoy who was last seen in the area of the 6000 block of Berry Hill Road in Milton.

Officials say Alanda was taken by 27-year-old William Kavchak.  Kavchak, who is known to the child’s mother, left the Santa Rosa Medical Center at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 to get ice cream and didn’t return.

via AMBER Alert issued for 4-year-old Milton girl – FOX10 News | WALA.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic sets two records | The Sun Herald

June 18, 2017

The team of Owner/captain Russell Craft, Hollis Legg, angler Jeff Friedman and Jason, Matthew and Darin Friedman caught a first-place blue marlin that weighed 668.77-pounds. The Perdido Key, Fla. team won a prize of $397,925.

“We came to catch a big fish, and we caught a big fish,” Friedman said. “We love fishing this tournament.”

via Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic sets two records | The Sun Herald.

Foley Toddler Beating the Odds in Fight with Cancer | WKRG

June 14, 2017

FOLEY, Alabama (WKRG) – Precious steps taken by 19-month-old Easton Carraway. It’s something he couldn’t do just a month ago.

“He got to the point where at one point where he couldn’t hardly raise his hands and talk to us,” says his Dad Cody Carraway. “Now, he is everywhere and into everything and he’s got his personality back. He’s back to himself for sure.”

via Foley Toddler Beating the Odds in Fight with Cancer | WKRG.

Slain Fairhope HS graduate was killed with a 9mm firearm, court documents reveal | AL.com

June 14, 2017

Court documents reveal that 17-year-old Lauren Wright, a recent Fairhope High School graduate, was killed with a 9 millimeter firearm on Saturday (June 10) morning.

Wright was found by the Demopolis Police Department around 12:24 a.m. on Saturday at 171 Starmont Road in Gallion, Alabama. Officers arrived to find her suffering from a gunshot wound and lying on the ground.

via Slain Fairhope HS graduate was killed with a 9mm firearm, court documents reveal | AL.com.

Slain Fairhope High School graduate: “She had her whole life ahead of her,” says her friend | AL.com

June 13, 2017

Downtown Fairhope was bustling on a sunny, but warm Monday (June 12) afternoon with couples smiling holding hands and kids walking back and forth up Fairhope Avenue.

But, 17-year-old Ryan Young, dressed in his black work uniform, stood still for several minutes in front of Pinzones Italian Downtown restaurant, staring at the building.

via Slain Fairhope High School graduate: “She had her whole life ahead of her,” says her friend | AL.com.

Family, friends remember Fairhope teen shot to death at bonfire | WPMI

June 12, 2017

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Fairhope teen who was shot to death early Saturday morning.

Friends of Lauren Wright, 17, say the caring and outgoing teenager made a huge impact in the two years she called Fairhope home.

The impact of Wright’s death has touched Pinzone’s Italian Restaurant where she worked since last summer.

via Family, friends remember Fairhope teen shot to death at bonfire | WPMI.

Demopolis man charged in Saturday murder of 17-year-old Fairhope girl | AL.com

June 12, 2017

A 17-year-old recent graduate of Fairhope High School was shot dead near Demopolis early Saturday morning, shocking the tight-knit Fairhope community.

At 12:24 a.m. Saturday, the Demopolis Police Department received a call reporting a shooting in Gallion, a small community several miles east of Demopolis, according to a statement issued by the department.

via Demopolis man charged in Saturday murder of 17-year-old Fairhope girl | AL.com.

Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG

June 10, 2017

It’s been nearly one month since the death of Aubrey Coggin.  The 26-year-old man from Foley was killed trying to direct traffic around an accident on the intercoastal waterway bridge in Gulf Shores when police say he was hit by a van driven by an alleged drunk driver.  Today a fundraiser was held to help the family he left behind.

via Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG.

State High grad wins International Biscuit Festival baking competition | Centre Daily Times

June 09, 2017

The International Biscuit Festival draws thousands of visitors to Knoxville, Tenn., each May, alongside dozens of competitors all vying to prove their biscuit-baking skills. Recently, one of these ambitious bakers was State College native Kimberly Asbury.

Currently the pastry chef and manager at BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets in Orange Beach, Ala., Asbury beat out the competition this year with her unique creation, the Alabama Scotch Egg, a mouthwatering concoction made up of a buttermilk biscuit, stuffed with hickory-smoked sausage and a soft boiled egg topped with red onion jam. The road to Asbury’s victory wasn’t easy coming, but she admits the stars aligned in her favor.

via State High grad wins International Biscuit Festival baking competition | Centre Daily Times.

86-year-old Foley marathoner, bowler inspires others at Senior Games | AL.com

June 08, 2017

George Freeman is a walking, talking advertisement for health and fitness.

The 86-year-old Foley resident is the only Alabamian in the bowling competition in the National Senior Games taking place in Birmingham through June 15; in fact, he’s one of just eight athletes who has competed in every National Senior Games since its inception 30 years ago.

via 86-year-old Foley marathoner, bowler inspires others at Senior Games | AL.com.

Reports: Daphne Man Attacked By Support Dog During Flight | WKRG

June 06, 2017

Frightening moments out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a Delta spokesperson said a passenger was bitten by an emotional support dog aboard a Delta flight. According to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution  police report said the victim, Marlin Termaine Jackson of Daphne, Ala., was transported to the hospital “in stable condition, but severe injury to the face due to several dog bites.”

via Reports: Daphne Man Attacked By Support Dog During Flight | WKRG.

$20,000 reward offered as search for missing Naomi Jones continu – FOX10 News | WALA

June 04, 2017

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - UPDATE: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida reports that state and federal agencies are now offering $20,000 to anyone with information that leads to finding 12-year-old Naomi Jones. If you have any information, call 911.

Hundreds of volunteers and several agencies are working around the clock in the search for Jones.

via $20,000 reward offered as search for missing Naomi Jones continu – FOX10 News | WALA.

Alleged Spanish Fort High School rape victim speaks out on ’20/20′ | AL.com

June 03, 2017

The girl who was allegedly raped by former Spanish Fort football star Cameron Harrison said the then-high school student “took advantage of me” in an interview airing tonight on “20/20.”

The alleged victim, who was 16 years old at the time and only identified in the segment as “Savannah,” said Harrison raped her as she lay unconscious during an alcohol-fueled house party celebrating the birthday of a Spanish Fort High School senior.

via Alleged Spanish Fort High School rape victim speaks out on ’20/20′ | AL.com.

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