Fire Destroys Truck On Highway 95A

June 17, 2019

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 3000 block of Highway 95A adjacent to Highway 29 shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. A truck was destroyed by fire.

There were no injuries reported and no immediate word on the cause.. The Ensley Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.

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Inmate Fatally Stabbed At Fountain Prison In Atmore

June 17, 2019

An inmate was fatally stabbed at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore on Saturday.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., correctional officers found Jeremy Reshad Bailey, 29, inside a facility housing area suffering from a stab wound. Bailey was taken to an area hospital but later succumbed to his injury.

Officials identified 31-year-old Jarvis Terrell Taylor as a suspect in the stabbing. Taylor, who is serving a 30-year sentence on a 2007 first-degree robbery conviction in Montgomery County, faces a murder charge.

Bailey was serving a 7-year-sentence on a 2017 distribution of a controlled substance conviction in Jefferson County.

The incident remains under investigation.

Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms Possible All Week

June 17, 2019

Here is our official North Escambia area forecast:

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Atmore Police, Drug Task Force Make Multiple Arrests During Traffic Stops

June 15, 2019

Several arrests were made during traffic stops in Atmore conducted by local and state authorities.

Officers with Atmore Police Department, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 Division performed several traffic stops for traffic violations which led to the following arrests, according to Atmore Police:

  • Mike Sapser, 37 of Citronelle– carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
  • Patrick McPherson, Atmore– warrant service
  • Rodney Showers, 49 of Atmore– warrant service for theft of property fourth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Robert Munro, 29 of Pensacola– possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy), possession of marijuana second degree
  • Dustin McGhee, 28 of Atmore– possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Javis Grimes, 34 of Flomaton– possession of a controlled substance (spice) possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
  • Brandon Mathis, 26 of Atmore- possession of a controlled substance (spice), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

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