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Train hits car at Main Street crossing
The driver of a Toyota SUV and a passenger in the car escaped serious injury when the vehicle was struck by a CSX freight train at Atmore’s Main Street rail crossing early Friday morning. The collision happened around 1:45 a.m. and sent the vehicle flying for a block before it landed, upside-down, at the Trammell Street crossing, just off West Nashville Street. According to city police and firefighters at the…
Holman canteen manager arrested; attempted to smuggle contraband
Alabama Department of Corrections officials reported Thursday that DOC investigators have arrested an employee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison. According to a press release from state prison officials, during a patrol of the facility’s parking lot, a dog assigned to the ADOC K-9 Drug Unit alerted on a vehicle owned by Curtis Andrews, 64, of Mobile. After…
Swift-moving storm system causes minor damage – Roofs damaged on city, business buildings
A storm system that moved swiftly into and across Atmore last Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 7) ripped down a large section of tree that took a power line with it when it crashed into a city-owned building, and neatly folded the roof of a local auto repair garage. The adverse weather system’s fury reached its peak around 2 p.m., when dark clouds dumped buckets of rain and sent strong wind gusts…
Man arrested on child sex charges
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Jail this week after his February 2 arrest on several charges related to his alleged sexual misconduct with a child. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Sonney Wayne Pruett, 21, of an Estates Lane address, was arrested after a four-month joint investigation by the Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center led to the issuance…
Bat-wielding man shot by victim
Charges are pending against an Atmore man who allegedly used a baseball bat in an attack on a man who was with the suspect’s estranged wife. The incident occurred last Wednesday (February 8) at Rollins Used Cars on West Nashville Avenue and resulted in the alleged assailant (43-year-old Ethan Allen) being shot once by the man he reportedly assaulted. According to Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, Allen and his wife…