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Nabbed while napping
Child rape suspect found asleep on Maxwell Street porch Payne By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police were able to peacefully take a Baldwin County man into custody on July 30, although the arrest apparently brought a peaceful moment to an end for the suspect. “We had gotten word that he was seen in the Maxwell Street area,” said Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks of 29-year-old Corneise Colins Payne.…
Family’s wreck injuries more than just ‘minor’
Reports that five members of the same family suffered only minor injuries in a Sunday (July 26) head-on collision on U.S. 31 are apparently inaccurate. Official reports showed that Mary Doyle of Century, Fla. – the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the 3 p.m. crash – was treated and released at North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette. An adult passenger in Doyle’s vehicle, as well as Doyle’s…
County inmate death likely natural causes
News Staff Report Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigations is conducting an investigation into the July 23 death of an inmate at Escambia County Detention Center. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said the unidentified inmate is believed to have died of natural causes, and the state probe is normal protocol for all in-custody deaths. According to the sheriff, the inmate was unresponsive during a cell check that was…
COVID-19 update
100-plus new cases in county in last 4 days By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Despite Gov. Kay Ivey’s mandatory face-covering edict, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Escambia County residents continued to grow at an alarming rate since July 24. According to an updated report issued by Alabama Department of Public Health on Tuesday, July 28, the county now has or has had 859 confirmed cases of the…
McCorvey’s virtual HOF induction Aug. 1
McCorvey News Staff Report Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 52nd Annual Induction Ceremony will be held through a virtual format on Saturday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. Former University of Alabama football wide receivers coach Woody McCorvey, who has since 2008 served as associate athletics director for football administration at Clemson University, is among the eight members of the ASHOF Class of 2020.…