Escambia County

Alabama Girl Honored For Role in Saving Grandmother

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – An 8-year-old south Alabama girl is being honored for her role in helping save the life of her grandmother. Sheriff’s officials in Escambia County say second-grader Kenleigh Madison was with her grandmother in Atmore when the woman’s breathing machine stopped working. She has emphysema. WPMI-TV reports the girl called 911 to get emergency crews to the…

1 Dead, 8 Shot at High School Graduation Party in Alabama

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks tells news outlets eight other people were hurt in a shooting at the old Escambia County Middle School, which now serves as the city’s community center. Authorities received a 911…

Alabama Shifting Officers To Understaffed Prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections says it is closing a work center in Escambia County to shift officers to a badly understaffed prison. The agency said Tuesday that closing the Atmore Community Work Center will let it transfer additional workers to the troubled Holman prison nearby. The center has 27 workers and houses 240 inmates. The nearby prison has been…

Authorities Search for Alabama Inmate Accused of Escape

Source: ADOC Authorities are searching for an inmate they say escaped from a work-release center. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement that officers are searching for 37-year-old Javarus Deon Ridgeway. They say he left the Atmore work release facility in Escambia County around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Ridgeway’s whereabouts to contact…