CRIME & SAFETY
City of Foley Officials Recognizes Police K-9 Teams
Foley, Ala. – (OBA) – The city of Foley is celebrating its police dog teams and K-9 units from across the country that came to the city as part of a national competition. On Monday, Dec. 4, the Foley City Council recognized the Police Department units that helped organize and take part in the United States Police Canine Association National Field Trials. The competition was held in Foley in September.
A family in Seminole left with nothing after home catches fire
SEMINOLE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Seminole family is left with no home, clothes or belongings after their mobile home caught on fire Monday afternoon. The mobile home on Browns Landing Road in Seminole caught fire Monday afternoon after a heater caught on fire in the window. The family of five who lived at the home […]
Gulf Shores attorney gets 4 months in prison for smuggling synthetic marijuana into jail
A Gulf Shores attorney will spend four months in a federal prison for smuggling synthetic marijuana into the Monroe County Detention Center, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Michael Leonides Santos, 36, was arrested in February 2022 after corrections officers seized papers from a federal inmate which were soaked with...
Foley Firefighter Lee Taylor Completes Intense Smoke Diver Training, Enhancing Local Firefighting Skills
Foley Firefighter Lee Taylor has completed the smoke diver training course. This program aims to improve firefighters' skills and teach new methods. It's a physically and mentally challenging course, covering various firefighting aspects. Participants must perform exercises in diverse environments.
Lanford family exemplifies public service in Orange Beach
Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – With a 31-year veteran of the Orange Beach Fire Department, four-year police officer now in the marine division and a four-year seasonal lifeguard, the Lanford family is well represented in public service to the city. Papa Kevin is currently the training officers...
Fire from homeless camp destroys part of public hiking trail in Warrington
A portion of a public trail between Navy Boulevard and Old Corry Field Road is closed until further notice after a fire from a nearby homeless camp got out of control. Escambia County Fire Rescue got the call Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. and had the fire out in about five minutes. They checked on three patients at the scene, but all three refused transport to the hospital. ...
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Gulf Shores Man
Summerdale, Ala. – (OBA) – A tragic accident occurred on the afternoon of Friday, November 24, resulting in the death of a Gulf Shores resident, Cameron Anthony Onjukka. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) confirmed that the incident involved two vehicles and took place on Baldwin County Road 9, about five miles south of Summerdale, Baldwin County.