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Local couple face meth trafficking charges
Jacob Ahern Krystle Ahern By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore couple remained behind bars without bond at midweek, charged with drug trafficking after authorities seized more than an ounce of methamphetamine during a search of their residence. According to documents obtained by Atmore News, 30-year-old Jacob Lee Ahern and Krystle Olivia Ahern, 34, were placed under arrest by one of three probation officers who conducted the February 16…
Assailants arrested
Atmore men charged in Patterson St. Apartments assault Burrell White By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Two Atmore men have been arrested in connection with the February 19 beating and shooting of another local man at Patterson Street Apartments. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported in a Tuesday, February 23, press release that 52-year-old Terry James Burrell was arrested Monday and charged with one count of attempted murder in the…
Only minor injuries from violent crash near Wawbeek
Madden’s brand-new F-150 was totaled. Brittingham was able to crawl from his flattened GMC. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Three area men — two pickup drivers and a passenger in one of the trucks — escaped with only minor injuries February 16 after the vehicles collided head-on on U.S. 31, near Wawbeek. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the violent collision occurred around 1:50 p.m. when Robert Brittingham, 25,…
Ohio woman arrested after stealing vehicle from gas pump
Lape On Monday, Feb. 15, at approximately 7:22 a.m., Atmore Police Department officers responded to Chevron Gas Station on Highway 21, in Atmore regarding a stolen vehicle. According to police reports, officers determined that a gray Chevrolet Tahoe had been stolen while stationary at the gas pump. Witnesses said a female, later identified as 22-year-old Hayli Dawn Lape of Columbus, Ohio jumped into the vehicle and sped away, damaging the…
Chili Cookoff postponed until Feb. 27
Note: A front-page story in this week’s Atmore News announces that the cookoff is set for this Saturday, February 20. Chamber officials announced the postponement about two hours after the newspaper went to press. Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials released the following announcement by email at 1:40 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 16):”With the current weather predictions, it looks as though the originally scheduled date (Feb. 20) will be colder…