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Mike Kilgore Alabama News
Centre Police arrest one of their own for ‘unlawful handing and planting of evidence’

A former officer with the Centre Police Department is charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime-distribution after investigators said he unlawfully handled and planted evidence.

Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy Alabama News
Suspect in Daphne quadruple homicide to appear in court this month for preliminary hearing

The man accused in a quadruple homicide that happened on Feb. 22 in Daphne will have a preliminary hearing later this month.

Wayman Newton Alabama News
Tarrant mayor acquitted on assault, harassment charges; Bench trial set for councilman Tommy Bryant for punch caught on camera

Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton has gotten some positive news from the courts after being acquitted of two criminal charges against him.

Baldwin County Bridge Alabama News
ALDOT director Cooper says bridge company plans 'useless as a screen door on a submarine'

The judge in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper, in his official capacity as director of the Alabama Department of Transportation extended a deadline for both parties to submit proposed orders.

Erica Thomas Alabama News
Erica Thomas talks Mobile city annexation plans and the opioid crisis on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the Mobile city annexation plans which citizens could vote upon and how to fight the opioid crisis with Narcan and fentanyl test strips.

Mobile annexation gains support from leadership, community members after mayor introduces plan

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s administration presented a proposal Tuesday for annexation that has been discussed and studied for months.

Family of Kordell Jones addressed Mobile City Council on May 2 2023 Alabama News
Sister of man killed by Mobile Police asking for elimination of no-knock search warrants; City administration responds

The sister of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mobile addressed the city council Tuesday and got a response from city leadership on search warrant policies.

Carnival Spirit Alabama News
Carnival Spirit to dock in Mobile October 6; New ship to offer ‘best itineraries’

A year after Carnival Ecstasy pulled out of Mobile, a new option will be docking in the Port City.

fentanyl, drugs, opioids Alabama News
Drug overdose deaths outpace COVID fatalities in Jefferson County in 2022

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed 488 deaths in 2022 were drug overdose fatalities.

Lady justice Alabama News
Montgomery attorney convicted of exploitation of elderly military veteran gets probation

A Montgomery attorney was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to financial exploitation of the elderly.

Matthew Self Alabama News
Deputy Director of Athletics at University of Alabama arrested in domestic violence case

A deputy athletic director for the University of Alabama is facing a domestic violence charge after being arrested just after midnight Sunday by Tuscaloosa Police.

Police lights siren by Michael Fortsch Alabama News
Tarrant Police chief on administrative leave following incident with mayor over domestic violence suspect

Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton has put the police chief on administrative leave until further notice, and although he isn't commenting on why, more information surrounding friction between the two has been revealed.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
ALDOT director takes stand in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit — Ruling could come this week

A judge could make a decision as early as Friday on whether to halt a bridge project in Baldwin County.

Army Helicopters Alabama News
Team from Alabama investigating collision of Army helicopters in Alaska

A Safety Investigation Team from Fort Novosel, in Dale County, is leading the investigation into the collision of two U.S. Army helicopters in Alaska.

Golden Flake Alabama News
Golden Flake to cease production of products in Alabama this summer

The production of Golden Flake snack food in Alabama will end in early July, the company confirmed.

Vanguard Pacific Alabama News
Building the future: Foley business owner turns U.S. Navy experience into successful career and philanthropic opportunity

A small business in south Alabama is making waves across the nation. Vanguard Pacific, a woman-owned and service-disabled veterans construction business, was started by former Navy Lt. Sydney Cody, of Foley.

Police siren lights by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Wedowee police officer saves three women from five dogs during attack

A Wednesday stroll turned into a nightmare for two women on Hillcrest Avenue in Wedowee.

You Me Clothing Co Tanger Alabama News
Foley law enforcement, business owners support proposed bill addressing retail theft crime in Alabama

Baldwin County is known for tourism with its beautiful beaches and condos along the Gulf Coast. But it is also the highest contributor of sales tax revenue for the state, per capita.

Judge enacts Aniah’s Law in case of 3 adults charged in Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting

The three adults charged in the shooting deaths of four people at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville have been denied bond based on Aniah’s Law.

Suspected shooter near popular Gulf Shores hangouts says $1 million bond is 'outrageous,' asks for house arrest

The suspected shooter in a March 27 incident near The Hangout and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores is asking for a reduced bond, claiming he is not a flight risk.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
‘Multiple shell casings,' 'blood everywhere,’ investigators say of Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting

Details emerged in court this week in the shooting death of four young people at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville on April 15. Six people were charged with four counts of reckless murder. The three adults and three juveniles were all charged as adults.

Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Mobile PD warns of scammers posing as officers, threatening arrest

The Mobile Police Department released information about scammers who are posing as employees of the police department and threatening to arrest people.

Mobile County Metro Jail Alabama News
$2.02 million settlement reached for corrections officers claiming sexual harassment in Mobile County Metro Jail

All parties in a federal lawsuit filed against the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office have reached a settlement.

Hammerhead shark pups Alabama News
Orange Beach hammerhead shark cause of death suspected 'fishing mortality'; 40 shark pups preserved

The cause of death of a Great Hammerhead shark that washed ashore in Orange Beach on April 20 cannot be determined.

Rendering of proposed Hartselle Health Park Ambulatory Surgery Center Exterior 2 Alabama News
Cullman Regional applies to Certificate of Need board for new surgery center in Hartselle

An outpatient surgery center could be coming to Morgan County, if the Certificate of Need (CON) board approves it.

Wilson Lamar Hill Jr Alabama News
Attorney for Dadeville birthday party shooting suspect wants records sealed, media excluded

There has been “widespread sensationalized and inflammatory speculation” surrounding the Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting, according to an attorney for one of the suspects.

Hammerhead shark in Orange Beach was pregnant with 40 pups, necropsy shows

After a necropsy was performed on a hammerhead shark that washed up Thursday on the shores of Orange Beach, it was determined the female shark was pregnant.

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