Fugitive captured
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman — sought by New York City Police Department detectives for the January 2017 death of one of her children — was captured last week in Atmore. Authorities are not revealing how long the woman — 31-year-old Phyllis Reinoso — had been hiding out here, but her arrest by U.S. Marshals brought to an end an 18-month search for the female…
Atmore man succumbs to injuries
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man succumbed early Sunday from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car Saturday night while crossing a Bay Minette street. Bay Minette Police Chief Al Tolbert confirmed Monday that 23-year-old Logan Heath Barrett of Atmore died July 15 at USA Medical Center. He had been airlifted to the Mobile hospital after he was struck just before 10 p.m., July…
CSX cars jump tracks
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Plastic microbeads and giant rolls of fiberboard littered the rural railroad right-of-way when six cars of an eastbound CSX Transportation freight train derailed July 11 between the Canoe and Wawbeek communities. The derailment, which wasn’t discovered by the train’s engineer until county lawmen caught up with and stopped the locomotive near Old Atmore Road, forced the closure of U.S. 31 for about 24 hours…
Obituaries for the week of July 15, 2018
Mollie Lue Huggins Mrs. Mollie Lue Huggins, age 80, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. She was a native of Perdido, Ala., former resident of Bay Minette, Ala. and has resided in Atmore, Ala., for the past 5 ½ years. She was of the Assembly of God Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Huggins; son, Lance Arlen Huggins; parents, Ralph and Gertrude Johnson and…
Freight train derailed in Canoe-Wawbeek area
UPDATED, 9 p.m. Details remained sketchy at 9 p.m., but Atmore News has confirmed that a CSX freight train that reportedly includes several cars of plastic pellets derailed late this afternoon (Wednesday, July 11) between Canoe and Wawbeek. Reports from the scene are that six cars slid from the tracks and that U.S. 31 remained closed at 8:45 p.m. from Cowpen Creek Road to Sardis Church Road. Traffic on U.S.…