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Spanish Fort woman killed, 2 children injured in Interstate 10 wreck

A Baldwin County woman was killed and 2 young children injured after a single-car wreck late Saturday afternoon on Interstate 10, according to an Alabama State Trooper news release.

The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on I-10 approximately 14 miles east of Loxley.

Angela Stephens, 45, of Spanish Fort was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving veered off the road and overturned, the release states. Stephens was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected.

Spanish Fort woman killed, 2 children injured in Interstate 10 wreck

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorations set around Baldwin County

A call to action is the focus of several Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations in Baldwin County.

Area observances will take place in Bay Minette, Daphne and Loxley.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorations set around Baldwin County

3 indicted on charges of filing false oil spill claims

Three area residents arrested last month on allegations of filing false oil spill claims have been formally indicted and face arraignment this week in Mobile’s federal court.

  • Maria K. Wright of Orange Beach
  • Travis Paul Sigler of Loxley

3 indicted on charges of filing false oil spill claims

Loxley to appoint new council member

Loxley residents who would like to take the place of Derek Middleton on the Town Council have just a few weeks to get letters of interest to Mayor Billy Middleton or Town Clerk Carol Middleton.

“We will decide (on a replacement for Middleton) at the next council meeting,” said the mayor. “We will then vote on the replacement.”

Derek Middleton’s position became open when he resigned last month. According to a statement that Derek Middleton read to the council when he announced his resignation, his leaving the council was due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Comments made on the council dais at the time Middleton announced his resignation indicated that he had his home “under contract.” He declined to comment further. Middleton held “place 5” on the council.

Loxley to appoint new council member

County ready to invest in favored route for highways

Baldwin County commissioners have put money where their hopes are for a new highway connecting Interstates 10 and 65 just east of Loxley and Bay Minette.

Commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to contract with Volkert & Associates for an environmental impact assessment of a proposed extension of Baldwin County 83 from a planned I-10 interchange in Rosinton nearly 21 miles north to I-65. The contract authorizes spending up to $450,000.

Last summer, the state Department of Transportation began surveying a proposed corridor for such a connector several miles to the east, near the Florida-Alabama line

County ready to invest in favored route for highways

Loxley police to return seized money

Last May, a pair of men were headed from Florida to their native Querétaro, Mexico, when they were stopped along Interstate 10 in Alabama by a Loxley patrol car. The officer wrote in his report of the afternoon encounter that he was driving behind a swerving 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

In the ensuing stop, Officer Chris Crisler learned that the man behind the wheel, Ambrosio Saul Ramirez-Ibarra, had no drivers license and that he and his passenger, Victor Marquez, were traveling with more than $20,000 cash.

Air fresheners in the cab emitted “a strong masking odor,” the officer noticed. The truck’s registration traced to an address that had been affiliated with a drug case

Loxley police to return seized money

Loxley limits garbage can size

Residents of the Town of Loxley had better check the size of their garbage cans. As of Monday’s council meeting, they are now limited to the 50 gallon size.

Loxley limits garbage can size

Former Loxley Police Chief Sentenced

Former Loxley police chief Clifford Bradley Yetter, Jr., has been sentenced to two years of probation for multiple crimes related to his misuse and inappropriate access of confidential computer criminal records, the office of Alabama Attorney General Troy King said in a news release Wednesday.

Yetter, 64, was arrested in April 2008.

He was also fined $2,000 plus court costs and fees after he pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized use of a computer to obtain criminal records of individuals through the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) under false pretenses.

Former Loxley Police Chief Sentenced

Four Injured In I-65 Wreck Tuesday Morning Near Atmore

Four people were injured when a Jeep collided with an ALDOT vehicle on I-65 near Atmore this morning.

The accident happened just before 9 a.m. on I-65 just north of the Highway 21 exit in Atmore when the driver of a Jeep Liberty rear-ended a utility trailer attached to an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) vehicle used for litter removal.

Two workers in or near the trailer at the time of the crash were transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by LifeFlight. Markus Prim of Bay Minette and Sherman McMillan of Loxley were treated and were released Tuesday afternoon.

Four Injured In I-65 Wreck Tuesday Morning Near Atmore

Man eludes police not once, but twice

A high speed chase kept Loxley police officers and four other police agencies busy Monday afternoon.

Police say the suspect, 27-year-old Derell Driscoll, stole the SUV in Foley.

The chase ended right off of Bay Bridge Road, when the suspect abandoned his car and ran through a neighborhood.

 

Man eludes police not once, but twice

Loxley’s ‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies

Loxley’s unofficial ambassador, long a fixture on local streets on a flag-adorned bicycle or walking in his orange vest, will be buried today following a funeral at the town’s Civic Center.

Franklin Roosevelt Brackin was known as Frank to everyone in Loxley, said Kathy Fleet, director of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County. He died Sunday at 76.

“Frank was like an unofficial ambassador for Loxley,” Fleet said. “He had been here for over 30 years.”

‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies

Vendors Look To Strawberry Festival With Hope

CW Bruton stands stoically near his old fashioned corn mill. He’s eager to show it to anyone who wants to learn.

“It’s great, this is a good show for us,” says the miller. “I wished all our shows were as good as what this one is.” He’s one of dozens of vendors who’s making a pretty good profit despite the economy. He says the Strawberry Festival is one of his favorite stops.

Vendors Look To Strawberry Festival With Hope

Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money

Police testified Thursday that a Loxley man accused of murder is addicted to methadone, has financial problems and probably killed an acquaintance from Pensacola for money.

Police investigators said David Game Coombs, 32, of Loxley knew William Oliver “Bill” Grunden, 57, through playing cards. Grunden’s body was found near his vehicle on Truck Trail 17 near Loxley on Jan. 29.

Police alleged that Coombs shot Grunden with a .22-caliber rifle and used about $6,000 taken from the slain gold-buyer to pay off debts and purchase drugs

Police say Loxley man killed acquaintance for drug money

Riviera Utilities buys Loxley gas system

More than 300 Loxley natural gas users are now customers of Riviera Utilities following this week’s purchase of the town’s natural gas distribution system.

The sale affects 266 residential customers and 57 commercial users, said David Horton, Riviera spokesman

Riviera Utilities buys Loxley gas system