baldwin county

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…

Wall Built at Governor’s Beach Mansion Ordered to be Removed

The Baldwin County Commission has told Gov. Robert Bentley that he must remove a new wall just constructed as part of the re-building of the so-called “Governor’s Mansion at the Beach.” The commission says the wall blocks public access to the beach and intrudes on county right-of-way. The governor last year diverted $1.8 million from an early partial settlement of…