baldwin county

Search on for Man Accused of Killing Co-Worker at Dirt Pit

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they’re searching for a suspect after a man shot and killed a fellow worker at a south Alabama dirt pit. Local and federal authorities were searching Wednesday for the suspect, a 45-year-old man from Mobile. Killed in Wednesday’s shooting at the Daphne dirt pit was 45-year-old Yaphet Hunter of Chunchula. Baldwin County sheriff’s officials…

Hurricane Sally Aftermath: Recovery Incomplete on Alabama Coast

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast is hardly recovered from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged. Residents in hard-hit Baldwin County are complaining about the response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both…

Two People Killed in Single-Engine Plane Crash

This morning, the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating a deadly plane crash in Baldwin County. Loxley Fire Chief Tony Lovell confirms two people died in a single-engine plane crash Tuesday night on Interstate 10 near Styx River. The U.S. Coast Guard said local air traffic control received a distress call about an aircraft going down. A Coast Guard…

Police: Missing Florida Teen Held Captive at Louisiana Motel by Alabama Man Rescued

Jonathan Andrew Gibson Authorities say a missing 14-year-old Florida girl has been rescued from a Louisiana motel, where police say she was being held captive by an Baldwin County (Ala.) man. 30-year-old Jonathan Andrew Gibson, now charged with kidnapping and rape, was jailed without bond in Alexandria, Louisiana, as of Thursday. A police statement says a tip led them to…

Experts Warn Public After Recent Alabama Fox Attacks

According to a statement released by Alabama Department of Public Health, two people have been attacked by foxes believed to be carrying rabies in Baldwin County within the last week. One of those cases occurred on July 6th, when a fox attacked a young teen and her dog, before running off. The second incident happened the day after, when a…

NTSB says Bus Involved in South Alabama Crash was New

An investigator says the charter bus involved in a fatal crash in Alabama was new and making only its second trip. Pete Kotowski of the National Transportation Safety Board briefed the media on the early stages of the investigation Wednesday. Authorities say bus driver Harry Caligone was the only person to die in the crash, which happened early Tuesday on…

Feds Drop Idea of Housing Migrant Children in Alabama

An Alabama congressman says the Obama administration is dropping a plan to possibly house migrant children in Baldwin County and Montgomery. Rep. Bradley Bryne issued a statement Thursday saying he’s learned the Department of Health and Human Services won’t pursue two rural, military airfields in Baldwin County as shelters for children who are in the country without their parents. An…