Police chief wants body cams
Devices will benefit officers and suspects By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer If Atmore City Council members approve the measure, Atmore Police Department patrol officers and investigators will in the relatively near future be outfitted with body cameras. Police Chief Chuck Brooks told Mayor Jim Staff and council members during the panel’s March 11 pre-meeting workshop that he feels the body cameras will not only help his officers maintain their…
‘Passing’ not involved in fatal crash
News Staff Report Alabama State Troopers reported last Friday, March 15, that the Monroe County man involved in a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Atmore man was not passing several vehicles when the wreck occurred, as was reported in the March 13 edition of Atmore News. Sgt. Derek Gessner of ALEA’s trooper post in Evergreen reported that a witness who was northbound on Alabama 21, immediately behind…
Child predator
Atmore man arrested twice for sexual abuse, torture of youngsters By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: The following article includes details, some graphic, of sexual crimes committed against children and might be disturbing or offensive to some readers. An 18-year-old Atmore man, already out on bond for the alleged sexual abuse of one child under the age of 12, is behind bars again, charged with similar crimes against another…
Obituaries for week of March 17, 2019
William “Billy” Coker, Jr. Mr. William “Billy” Coker, Jr., age 77, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Huxford, Ala. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for most of his life. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of fort y-nine years, Anita Mason Coker; parents, William E. and Jessie Coker; one brother, Elbert Coker and…
Head-on collision
Atmore man killed instantly when SUV slams into vehicle By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was killed instantly on March 6 when a Monroe County man reportedly lost control of his SUV on Alabama 21 and slammed head-on into the local man’s sedan. Alabama State Troopers reported that Anthony Edward Dunkin, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 2 p.m., about four miles…