CRIME & SAFETY
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...
Emergency Landing in South Arkansas – Pilot John Wise Shares His Story
El Dorado, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — On Saturday, September 25th, 2023, two men encountered an aviophobic’s worst nightmare. After taking off from Gulf Shores, Alabama, pilot John Wise was assisting plane owner Jim King to their destination in Oklahoma. As soon as they reached the El Dorado area, the plane suffered engine failure.
Gulf Shores Fire Rescue getting new training facility and more
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — The Gulf Shores Fire Department is getting a new 4.5-acre training facility. Currently, firefighters at Gulf Shores Fire Rescue are using neighboring facilities to train and even building their tools and courses to train within their station’s parking lot. Fire Chief Mark Sealy said they are thrilled to get this […]
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.
Orange Beach authorities respond to capsized boat near Tacky Jacks
Alabama Marine Police investigate Cotton Bayou boat flip. Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – On Sunday evening, approximately at 5:30 p.m., authorities received reports of an overturned boat in Cotton Bayou, east of Tacky Jacks. Units from the Orange Beach Police Department were deployed to assess the situation. Concurrently, the Orange Beach Fire Department was tasked with containing a fuel leak by placing a boom around the capsized vessel.
Fairhope's missing 'Coach Monday' has been located
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — UPDATE:. Missing person alert has been cancelled, He has been found. Fairhope's beloved 'Coach Monday' has gone missing. Chuck Monday went missing driving a 2019 white Dodge van, Alabama license number 47APOEU. Fairhope Police shared the following message on Facebook:. Fairhope locals may know "Coach...
Police Chief Delmore recognizes officers' valor at city council meeting
Officers Pappas and Jones awarded for life-saving summer interventions. Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – There was a heavy police presence at the recent meeting of the Gulf Shores City Council, but there were no incidents to address. Police Chief Ed Delmore took the time to recognize the...
Weekly Safety Report: Parole Denial, Terrorist Threat, and Cold Case Investigation in Foley, Alabama
This week in Foley, Alabama, there were three notable incidents. A Foley man convicted of a felony was denied parole. An Alabama man was arrested after making a terrorist threat. The family of a Foley woman missing since 1982 is seeking information on her disappearance.
Crash cuts power to Robertsdale neighborhoods Saturday morning
UPDATE: Power was restored Saturday morning. ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — A crash early Saturday morning cuts power to dozens of homes in central Baldwin County. It appeared at least one sedan crashed into a utility pole on Krchak Lane near the intersection of Palmer Street, south of Highway 104. Power crews were on the scene […]
Man charged with murder for allegedly beating driver involved in fatal wreck with pedestrian
An Alabama man has been charged with murder after police say he beat a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian outside a restaurant. Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Kendrell Madison, 39, was arrested this morning at approximately 5:40 after investigators and patrol officers performed a traffic stop.
40-Year-Old Mystery of Missing Foley Woman Reopens with New Investigation
The disappearance of Diana Avera, a woman from Foley who vanished in 1982, is being formally investigated. A recent revelation disclosed that Avera's case was never officially filed with law enforcement.
Alabama Inmate Recaptured After Escape from Work Detail
An inmate, Christopher Ivy Bates, 34, who was serving a 20-year sentence for robbery in Gulf Shores, Alabama has been captured again. He had fled from his work detail and was taken back into Mobile County Jail after he turned himself into the sheriff's office the next day.
Court Appearance of Bon Secour Murder Suspect Leaves Investigation Questions Unanswered
Tahjaneka Armstrong, the main suspect in Alempsey Louis' murder in Bon Secour, has been charged with murder at her first court appearance. The authorities found Armstrong at a local hotel in the Foley area 36 hours after the incident.
Local Heroes: Orange Beach Residents Graduate from Public Safety Academy
Congratulations to the graduates of the 2023 Orange Beach Citizens’ Public Safety Academy! Over a six-week period, participants learned all of the ins and outs of protecting paradise with the City of Orange Beach Fire Department and Orange Beach Police Department. Well done!Visit here for more details.
Police K9s and handlers vie to be Top Dog at Foley event
Foley Sports Tourism is going to the dogs and they couldn’t be more excited. The city will be one of the safest places in the nation September 24 – 29 as more than 100 police K9s and their handlers from around the country will come to compete in the 2023 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) PD1 K9 Nationals.
Traffic stop leads to meth bust, arrest of two men, Ga. deputies say
A recent traffic stop in Gordon County, led to a drug bust, according to deputies.
Bon Secour homicide investigation underway, suspect is in custody
UPDATE on Monday, Sept. 18th at 1:00pm: On Friday, September 15, 2023, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in the Bon Secour community regarding a shooting. Officers responded and found 30-year-old Alemcy Saint Louis, shot twice, and deceased in the living room of the residence. Through further investigation, Tahjaneka Christina Armstrong was developed as a suspect and acquaintance of the victim in this homicide. An extensive search began to apprehend and interview Tahjaneka Armstrong.
Alabama Sheriff's Office Reopens Investigation into 1982 Disappearance of Diana Leigh Avera
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office has reopened the 1982 disappearance case of Diana Leigh Avera. Avera's family initiated the renewed investigation in August 2020 and are providing DNA samples.
Robertsdale coach and teacher loses house, dog in devastating fire
ELBERTA, Ala. (WALA) - A Robertsdale coach and teacher is left with nothing after a massive fire in Elberta. Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they got on scene, and to add to the coach’s devastation, his dog was killed. The homeowner James Fortune works at Robertsdale...
Experienced Lieutenant Michael Gaul Appointed as New Chief of Police in Summerdale
Lieutenant Michael Gaul is unanimously appointed as Summerdale's new Chief of Police. Gaul's 33-year law enforcement career includes a response role in the 9/11 terror attacks.