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City of Clanton ends contract with firm allegedly running ‘debtor’s prison’ | AL.com

Correction Services had a contract with Clanton for the past six years that allowed the firm to collect a $10 set-up fee and a $40 monthly fee from every debtor the Clanton Municipal Court steered to the firm, according to the lawsuit the SPLC filed against the city in March.

The SPLC sent out letters on Wednesday to nearly 100 municipalities that use JCS, warning that the contracts are illegal and the tactics used by the firms can amount to extortion.

  1. Bay Minette
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  3. Fairhope
  4. Gulf Shores
  5. Loxley
  6. Orange Beach
  7. Robertsdale
  8. Silverhill
  9. Summerdale

via City of Clanton ends contract with firm allegedly running ‘debtor’s prison’ | AL.com.

Robertsdale man accused of stealing equipment from Pritchard Fire Dept

Officers with the Prichard Police Department arrested a pair of firefighters Wednesday after officials said they stole equipment from the city.

Matthew Mueller Bray, 31, and Bradford William Helveston, 25, face one count each of first-degree theft. Both men posted bond Wednesday. They were scheduled to appear in court on June 17.

Police arrested Bray, of Robertsdale, and Helveston, of Wilmer, after detectives traced several missing ladders to them, Stiell said.

 

via Prichard firefighters accused of stealing equipment | AL.com.

Officials say soliciting at busy intersection in Robertsdale requires state permit – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

Groups wishing to raise funds at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 104 in Robertsdale will no longer be able to do so unless they have a state permit, officials said at Monday night’s Robertsdale Council meeting.

The Robertsdale City Council was considering an ordinance which would limit panhandling at the intersection after public safety concerns were expressed over people walking along and in the roadway at the busy intersection.

But after reviewing the existing state statute, along with various attorney general opinions, Mayor Charles Murphy said the city will begin enforcing state law which requires a permit from the governing body to solicit in the right of way.

via Officials say soliciting at busy intersection in Robertsdale requires state permit – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

Robertsdale woman killed in head-on collision with a semi-truck | AL.com

A Robertsdale woman died Thursday morning when the car she was driving collided head-on with a semi-truck, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Medics pronounced Heather Elyse Propst, 27, dead at the scene on Baldwin County 122, 22 miles southeast of Bay Minette, said Trooper Jamie Maloy.

via Robertsdale woman killed in head-on collision with a semi-truck | AL.com.

Robertsdale shooting suspect found after holding her neighbor hostage, police say | AL.com

After allegedly shooting her brother, a Robertsdale woman broke into her elderly neighbor’s home and her neighbor hostage before police discovered them Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

On Thursday, officers received a call from a woman worried that her grandmother was acting strange. The grandmother was identified as Carolyn Burke, a resident of Bull Springs Road.

via Robertsdale shooting suspect found after holding her neighbor hostage, police say | AL.com.

Sister wanted in shooting of brother in Robertsdale – FOX10 News | WALA

Robertsdale Police said a woman who allegedly shot her brother Wednesday night is on the run.

James Bemis was shot in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle, at a home on Bullsprings Rd. according to Lt. Rex Bishop with the Robertsdale Police Department. His sister, Tammy Bemis is said to be armed and dangerous, and is wanted by police.

via Sister wanted in shooting of brother in Robertsdale – FOX10 News | WALA.

3 arrested in Fairhope after police recover vehicle stolen in Pennsylvania | AL.com

Police arrested three Robertsdale residents Thursday night after detectives discovered they were driving a car stolen in Pennsylvania, according to the Fairhope Police Department.

Around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a suspicious person outside the Murphy Oil gas station on State Highway 181. A man appeared to be approaching random customers for some reason, said Sgt. Craig Sawyer.

via 3 arrested in Fairhope after police recover vehicle stolen in Pennsylvania | AL.com.

Riviera Utilities to eliminate late payment notices, extend paym – FOX10 News | WALA

That change is eliminating the late card system. Instead, starting on July 1, customers will get 20 days to pay off their utility bill. It’s an increase of six days over the current policy of 14 days.

But what were to happen if a customer is still late, say for the July bill?

“On that bill, your August 1 bill, you would receive information regarding if you’re past due, the past due amount, the late charge, and then also your new bill amount would be on there too,” McDaniel said.

via Riviera Utilities to eliminate late payment notices, extend paym – FOX10 News | WALA.

Federal, state law enforcement seek public’s help against ‘silent killers,’ heroin, spice | AL.com

Federal and state law enforcement are enlisting schools, public health agencies and others in a battle against a deadly surge in heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetic drugs called spice.

U.S. Attorney George Beck of the Middle District of Alabama hosted a meeting to launch a plan that will include spreading the word about the dangers.

via Federal, state law enforcement seek public’s help against ‘silent killers,’ heroin, spice | AL.com.

Over 45,000 in Baldwin County lost power during weekend storm; fallen trees wreak havoc | AL.com

After Saturday afternoon’s strong storm cell wreaked havoc on the Dauphin Island Regatta, it hit Baldwin County with a mighty punch, snapping numerous trees and power lines.

All in all, Baldwin EMC reported that 33,866 members lost power, mostly south of Interstate 10, according to communications specialist Michelle Geans. Riviera Utilities spokesman Miles McDaniel said 142 outages affect just over 8,600 customers.

In Robertsdale, Mayor Charles Murphy said the storm knocked power out to about 70 percent of the municipality’s electric customer or about 2,500 homes. And in Fairhope, Electric Superintendent Scott Sligh said six power outages affected 276 people and power to about 780 people was cut off for 7 minutes so a tree could be safely removed from lines.

via Over 45,000 in Baldwin County lost power during weekend storm; fallen trees wreak havoc | AL.com.

Passing thunderstorms rip roof off of Robertsdale business – MyFoxAL.com – FOX6 WBRC Birmingham, AL

One local business owner was shocked Saturday afternoon, April 25, to learn that the roof of his business had been torn off of the building, and was laying on the sidewalk.

Mike Elliot, owner of Mike’s Saw and Cycle, a lawn mower retail store in Robertsdale, told FOX10 he couldn’t believe the passing thunderstorms did such damage to his business.

via Passing thunderstorms rip roof off of Robertsdale business – MyFoxAL.com – FOX6 WBRC Birmingham, AL.

Mississippi Man dies in crash on Interstate 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

A two-vehicle crash Thursday, April 23 on Interstate 10 two miles east of the Wilcox exit in Baldwin County, claimed the life of a Natchez, Miss., man and injured another.

via Mississippi Man dies in crash on Interstate 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Unknown amount of sewage discharged into Rock Creek

The Baldwin County Health Department notified the City of Robertsdale of a overflow estimated between 10,000 and 100,000 gallons of sewage currently being discharged into Rock Creek.

According to officials, while an exact number of gallons could not be determined, they are certain the overflow is not less than 10,000 gallons however, it does not exceed 100,000 gallons. Heavy rainfall is the cause of the overflow.

via Unknown amount of sewage discharged into Rock Creek – WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports.

Robertsdale Council approves street paving

The Robertsdale City Council voted unanimously to approve resurfacing projects at its meeting on Monday.

Mayor Charles Murphy said Monday that the additional resurfacing projects, which would include alleyways around Mac & Jerry’s restaurant, are due to a budget surplus and will cost around $22,000.

via Robertsdale Council approves street paving – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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.