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Parents concerned over school flooding

Recent rains brought more problems at Bay Minette Elementary School. As some parents hold their children out until more environmental testing is done at the school, last week’s rains raised more concerns. Flooded sidewalks caused some classrooms to have their doors barricaded with sandbags.

Bay Minette Elementary School was built more than 90 years ago. With a structure that old, upkeep is a constant issue. The Baldwin County Board of Education said it does regular testing for mold and asbestos levels to ensure the children stay safe. With last week’s heavy rains, another problem rose to the surface…water. It’s something that parents there say their children deal with every time there are heavy rains. Water floods the sidewalks and threatens to go into the classrooms.

via Parents concerned over school flooding – MyFoxAL.com – FOX6 WBRC Birmingham, AL.

City, county leaders look at revisiting city school concepts in Baldwin County following referendum defeat

For city and county officials in Baldwin County, revisiting the old issue of city schools has resurrected with the hopes of expecting a different result.

The idea has been floated in several communities since the voters overwhelmingly shot down a March 31 school-tax referendum to build new schools in high-growth areas.

via City, county leaders look at revisiting city school concepts in Baldwin County following referendum defeat | AL.com.

Bay Minette man arrested: Juneau police arrest man who allegedly robbed Northrim Bank branch with bomb threat

The Juneau Police Department has arrested a man it says is the person behind the robbery of the Mendenhall Valley branch of Northrim Bank on Friday.

Larry Randolph Powell, 52, was arrested at Juneau International Airport shortly after noon Saturday after police were tipped off by Alaska Airlines personnel that a suspicious man was attempting to fly out of Juneau. According to an email from police, Powell matched the description of the person who robbed Northrim Bank. A surveillance camera image released by police shows a heavyset man with a graying goatee leaving the bank on Friday morning with a colored pouch. The man is wearing a dark hoodie or jacket and jeans.

When taken into custody by police, Powell, of Bay Minette, Alabama, had an undisclosed amount of cash. He was subsequently charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree theft and making terroristic threats. He was take

n to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.

via Juneau police arrest man who allegedly robbed Northrim Bank branch with bomb threat | Juneau Empire – Alaska’s Capital City Online Newspaper.

Baldwin County Parents demand new Bay Minette Elementary School

The argument about taxes continues in Baldwin County.

“I voted against referendum not because I’m anti-tax,” said James Philips.

Phillips addressed the board Thursday night about the conditions at Bay Minette Elementary School, his wife teaches at the school.

via Baldwin County Parents demand new Bay Minette Elementary School – WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports.

John McCord to testify against wife in manslaughter trial

Testimony began Tuesday in the Jessica McCord manslaughter trial. McCord’s 11-month-old son drowned in the bathtub while bathing with his four-year-old brother. The prosecution has already announced one surprise witness, but say they’ve not yet decided if they’ll call the victim’s older brother as a witness. Eight men and five women jurors were chosen to hear the case.

McCord wasn’t home when her toddler son drowned in her bathtub in May of 2014. Her husband, John McCord, was left in charge. Prosecutors told jurors during opening statements that John McCord was mentally ill and that Jessica herself had committed him to a hospital for treatment shortly before the incident. Because of this, the prosecution says that Jessica knew the risk of leaving the boys with John and took it anyway.

via John McCord to testify against wife in manslaughter trial – WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports.

Dog the Bounty Hunter leases Bay Minette office space

Duane and Alice Chapman signed a year-long lease on a storefront office on Bay Minette’s Courthouse Square Wednesday night.

Ed Pepperman, whose Delta Realty Company manages the rental property for local businessman Jerry Redmon, said the couple plans to run a business called Da Kine Bail Bonds out of the roughly 1,200-square-foot space.

In most cases that wouldn’t be news.

But this wasn’t a typical case since Duane and Alice are the real names of Dog and Beth from the Country Music Television network’s popular reality show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.”

Since when does Bay Minette have any businesses?

More growth coming to Baldwin County? Better build a new school and a new jail for this one.

via Dog the Bounty Hunter leases Bay Minette office space | AL.com.

Careless Bay Minette Man Causes Four Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Dump Truck

The accident involved two semi-trucks, a dump truck and a pickup truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year old Brian K. Smith of Bay Minette was northbound on Highway 97 in a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer approaching Greenland Road when he failed to stop behind a northbound 2007 dump truck waiting to turn left.

via Careless Driving Causes Four Vehicle Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks, Dump Truck : NorthEscambia.com.

Three Baldwin County Schools to get AP course support – FOX10 News | WALA

How many packs of cigarettes will Governor Dr. Bentley need to increase the taxes on to pay for this?

Thirty Alabama high schools, including Baldwin County, Gulf Shores and Robertsdale High Schools are being added to a statewide initiative to help more students take Advanced Placement courses.

Bentley is proposing adding $1 million for the program in the state’s 2015-2016 Education Trust Fund budget

via Three Baldwin County Schools to get AP course support – FOX10 News | WALA.

Caught on camera: Armed robbers steal from The Shrimp Basket

Two armed robbers remain at large Monday night.

The two masked crooks were caught on camera as they stole a safe from The Shrimp Basket around 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

via Caught on camera: Armed robbers steal from The Shrimp Basket – MyFoxAL.com – FOX6 WBRC Birmingham, AL.

Mom and dad shot, expected to be okay

Baldwin County Sheriff’s authorities are investigating what they are calling a “bizarre” shooting. They said it appears two members of one family were shot, and it all appears to have been accidental.

The incident happened Friday night, when Allen Jones took his .40 caliber handgun out of his truck. As he was walking back to the house, he tripped and fell. The gun allegedly went off and shot Allen in the leg.

“He called for assistance from his wife Aleisha. She came to his aide,” said Major Anthony Lowery.

Lowery said while all this was happening, the couple’s two-year-old son ran to pick up the gun.
Aleisha tried to get the weapon from the boy, but the toddler wound up shooting his mother in the neck.

Mom and dad shot, expected to be okay

High Schooler Arrested for Gun on School Bus in Baldwin County

A student from Baldwin County High School was arrested Monday after other students reported he had a gun on a school bus.

Terry Wilhite, Director of Communications for Baldwin County Schools, tells LOCAL 15 News the student was showing off the gun to middle schoolers, who reported it to school officials.

High Schooler Arrested for Gun on School Bus in Baldwin County

Foley man, Bay Minette woman sentenced in separate drug cases

A Foley man arrested last March for making methamphetamine received a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty last week in Circuit Court while a Bay Minette woman gets suspended sentences and probation for distributing prescription painkillers.

Rickey Joe Clark Jr. was charged with first-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of second-degree manufacturing. In exchange, the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In another case, a Bay Minette woman received probation in two cases involving illegally distributing prescription drugs in 2007.

Debra E. Ladnier, 44, appeared last week in Baldwin Circuit Court in Bay Minette, where she entered guilty pleas in each case.

Foley man, Bay Minette woman sentenced in separate drug cases

Bay Minette approves inmate housing contract

The City Council this week approved a new inmate housing contract with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, putting the city in line with what other municipalities across the county are paying.

The one-year contract, approved during Tuesday’s council meeting, includes an increase in the daily housing fee to $50 per inmate at the Baldwin County Corrections Center. That’s a bump from the rate of $19 per day the city had paid last year

Bay Minette approves inmate housing contract

Bay Minette man indicted on child rape charges

A Bay Minette man charged with raping and sodomizing a female child remains incarcerated on a $300,000 bail, according to Baldwin County Circuit Court records.

Kalvin Timothy Gatrey, 43, of Tall Pine Road, was indicted Dec. 28 on three counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sodomy involving a female between the ages of 12 and 16

Bay Minette man indicted on child rape charges

Former Baldwin DA candidate appeals DUI conviction

Russell Jackson Watson, an attorney and former candidate for Baldwin County district attorney, is appealing a municipal conviction on a drunken driving charge, according to court records.

The appeal was filed Wednesday in Baldwin County Circuit Court. Documents indicate Watson has requested a jury trial. Bail was set at $1,500 and an arraignment has been scheduled at 9 a.m. Feb. 16.

Former Baldwin DA candidate appeals DUI conviction