CRIME & SAFETY
Murder suspect identified in woman’s death: Saraland Police
EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Saraland Police Department arrested a man they identified as a suspect after his wife was found dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday night. Officers responded to a reported shooting at a home on the 7200 block of Hardy Drive in Eight Mile at 11:36 p.m. Saturday. They found the victim, Geneva Kennedy, dead on the scene.
Wanted man turns self in after string of burglaries, thefts
A local man turned himself in Sept. 27 to the Bay Minette Police Department on outstanding warrants with multiple agencies, according to the Atmore Police Department. Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Mario Mendez, 46, turned himself in on warrants also from the APD, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office […] The post Wanted man turns self in after string of burglaries, thefts appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Atmore man arrested on robbery warrant, multiple drug charges Sept. 27
An Atmore man was arrested Sept. 27 on a warrant for robbery and on multiple drug charges, according to the Atmore Police Department. Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Johnny Patterson, 49, was arrested after attempting to run from the scene from the back door of his apartment. McMann said […] The post Atmore man arrested on robbery warrant, multiple drug charges Sept. 27 appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
High school football star's tragic shooting death results in guilty verdict - NBC 15 WPMI
A gripping verdict unfolds in the tragic shooting death of a high school football star. Watch as a Baldwin County jury delivers justice in this heart-wrenching case. Tune in for the full story and its profound impact on the community.
Man accused of shooting girlfriend’s husband in Creola back behind bars
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend’s husband after allegedly being discovered living in their Creola home is back behind bars. Michael Amacker was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail Friday afternoon. Court records indicate his jury trial for attempted murder was supposed to start earlier this week, […]
Lawsuit alleges abuse at childcare facility in Daphne
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Sixteen parents have sued a Daphne daycare for what they’re calling child abuse against their children. According to the lawsuit filed in Baldwin County, Thursday, the plaintiffs claimed their children were subjected to corporal or physical punishment including shaking, pushing, and pinching at Big Blue Marble Academy.
Man accused in Taziki’s homicide waives preliminary hearing
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - A Mobile man accused of killing a Daphne restaurant manager appeared in court Thursday, September 28, 2023. The case is now headed to the Grand Jury. Prosecutors said Travis Lofton laid in wait for Jason Mallette to arrive to open Taziki’s Mediterranean Café and then pulled a gun and shot him to death.
Mobile County judge grants bond to murder defendant who had been jailed without bail
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Over prosecution objections, a judge on Tuesday granted bail to a murder defendant who had been locked up without bond since October because he was on probation at the time of the shooting. Mobile County District Judge George Zoghby set a $200,000 bail on the murder...
Man accused of murder in Daphne out on bond after nearly 3 months in jail
A man accused of killing a Daphne restaurant manager this past summer is out of jail after spending nearly three months behind bars.
Baldwin County traffic stop leads to arrest on drug trafficking charge
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - A traffic stop in Baldwin County led to an Elberta man being arrested on a drug trafficking charge. Deputies arrested 59-year-old Francis Woodrum Jr. after they found 29 grams of methamphetamine in his possession, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. As of Monday...
Police: Man murdered driver who just hit, killed woman with vehicle in Atmore
ATMORE, Ala. -- A man is charged with killing another man who had just fatally struck a woman with his vehicle in Atmore in early August. Kendrell Madison, 39, is charged with murder. The incident happened the night of Aug. 5 outside of the Tavern on Highway 31 in Atmore.
Smiles Behind the Shield: Loxley man wears many hats, community being one
LOXLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — In the small town of Loxley, there’s a hidden gem. One that the close-knit community loves. He’s what I like to call the ultimate first responder. Why? Well because he doesn’t just go above the call of duty once, but twice — working for both Loxley Fire and Police. His name is […]
Weekly Safety Report: Murder, Parole Denial, and Terrorist Threat in Baldwin County, Alabama
This week in Baldwin County, Alabama, there were three notable incidents. A woman was charged with murder after a shooting death in Bon Secour. A Foley man was denied parole after being convicted of a felony. And an Alabama man was arrested after making a terrorist threat.
Robertsdale man killed in crash on U.S. 90
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — According to ALEA, a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:53 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, has claimed the life of a Robertsdale man. Brian Keith Stallworth, 47, was fatally injured when the 2017 Nissan Rogue he was driving left the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned, and then struck a power pole.
Atmore man found guilty in 2018 Walnut Hill murder
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — An Atmore man faces life in prison after a murder conviction in Escambia County, Florida. Prosecutors say Christopher Stacey shot two men at a home in Walnut Hill in June 2018. He then loaded them in a vehicle and dumped them in a creek across the state line in Atmore. Dalton […]
Family, Friends event to bring awareness of gun violence held Sept. 23
Approximately 30 people attended the Citywide Family and Friends event Sept. 23 at Houston Avery Park’s baseball field. Local area pastors said guests sang prayers and songs. The event was held to bring an awareness of violence and drugs in the community. Event Coordinator Jamel Frye said he thought it went nicely. “I want to […] The post Family, Friends event to bring awareness of gun violence held Sept. 23 appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Atmore man injured in motorcycle crash early Saturday morning
An Atmore man was injured in a singe-vehicle crash this morning at the intersection of State Road 97 and Tungoil Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. According to a release, the vehicle, a motorcycle, was traveling northbound on State Road 97 approximately a mile south of Tungoil Road when the driver swerved to avoid […] The post Atmore man injured in motorcycle crash early Saturday morning appeared first on The Atmore Advance.
Baldwin County, beware! Scam uses court procedures to cash in
A consumer alert: A new sophisticated scam is making the rounds in Baldwin County. Here is what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
High-Speed Chase Across Two Counties Concludes in Crash: Three Suspects Detained
A high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle spanned across Mobile and Baldwin counties. The chase ended in Pritchard when the vehicle crashed on Saint Stephens Road and Carsten Street.
Atmore motorcyclist in critical condition after swerving to avoid deer in Escambia County roadway
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- An Atmore man is in critical condition Saturday after Florida Highway Patrol says he crashed his motorcycle -- trying to avoid a deer. According to FHP, the accident happened on State Road 97 near Tungoil Road around 2:30 a.m. Troopers say the 49-year-old motorcyclist was traveling...