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Mobile council puts off decision on Prine, says it will investigate his claims of wrongdoing against administration

By Call News | April 23, 2024 |

    By ARTHUR L. MACK MOBILE — The fate of suspended police chief Paul Prine will remain in limbo for at least another week but the Mobile City Council said Tuesday it plans to investigate Prine’s claims of wrongdoing by Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s administration. Stimpson has recommended that the council fire Prine in the wake of a review of the Mobile Police Department’s use-of-force policy by former U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown. The council held over for another week a…

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LeFlore High shooting suspect to be tried as an adult

By Call News | January 31, 2024 |

  By ARTHUR L. MACK MOBILE — A 16-year-old LeFlore High female student accused of shooting two students has been put under house arrest with a $180,000 bond and will be tried as an adult, Mobile County District Attorney Keith Blackwood said Wednesday. The female suspect was given a $75,000 bond for each of two counts of first-degree assault, $20,000 on one charge of shooting on school grounds and $10,000 on a charge of certain persons forbidden to possess a…

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Two wounded in LeFlore High shooting; female suspect surrenders

By Call News | January 30, 2024 |

  By ARTHUR L. MACK MOBILE — A suspect in the shooting of two LeFlore High students on the school’s campus Tuesday afternoon surrendered to police after originally fleeing the scene, police said. Mobile police chief Paul Prine told the Call News the two wounded students were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and added his department is trying to determine the cause of the noontime altercation. Prine said a female juvenile believed to be 16 pulled out…

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Breeze Airways to offer flights from Mobile to Orlando

By Call News | January 23, 2024 |

    By ARTHUR L. MACK MOBILE — Low-cost carrier Breeze Airways announced during a press conference at the Mobile International Airport on Tuesday it will provide non-stop service from Mobile to Orlando and one-stop service from Mobile to Providence, R.I., beginning April 10. Breeze Airways, headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, has service in major cities, including New York and San Diego and flies out of cities such as Norfolk, Va., Tampa, Fla., and Charleston, S.C. Breeze Airways will use…

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Heroes Plaza honors sports hall of famers from Mobile

By Call News | November 30, 2023 |

By ARTHUR L. MACK Ground was broken Wednesday for Heroes Plaza, which will feature statues of sports hall of famers from Mobile, including Hank Aaron and Satchel Paige. Aaron and Paige will be memorialized with nine-foot-tall statues in front of the Mobile Convention Center along with fellow Baseball Hall of Fame members Billy Williams, Ozzie Smith and Willie McCovey, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Robert Brazile. “This is about honoring our hall of famers, the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of…

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Saraland Superintendent Aaron Milner asks fans not to take team, band and cheerleaders for granted

By Call News | November 28, 2023 |

By JIMMY WIGFIELD Saraland City Schools Superintendent Dr. Aaron Milner expressed dismay over what he called a tepid response from fans at Spartans football games and implored them to not take the team, band and cheerleaders for granted. “Our community loves the students of Saraland City Schools,” Milner said. “With this understood, it has become evident the adults in the stands are unaware of the gratification our kids get — and frankly deserve — when our fans are on their…

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Mobile council transfers $9.6 million for Civic Center parking lot

By Call News | November 8, 2023 |

  By ARTHUR L. MACK MOBILE — Despite concerns about the cost, the Mobile City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a $9.66 million transfer from the city’s general fund to the capital improvement fund to pay for the Civic Center parking facility. The original projected price for the project, a six-level parking facility with just over 1,000 parking spaces for the redevelopment of the Civic Center, was just over $30 million. However, White-Spunner Construction had the lowest bid of $38.16…

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Semmes mother killed children, then committed suicide, sheriff says

By Call News | September 29, 2023 |

  By ARTHUR L. MACK A Semmes woman killed her two young children Thursday before committing suicide, Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch said Friday. The Semmes Police Department and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office found the bodies of Mia Johnson, 5, Jacob Johnson, 2, and Nancy Johnson, 37, in a home at 9863 Evergreen Court, just off Snow Road, Thursday afternoon. Johnson’s estranged husband, Derek Johnson, found the bodies and called 911. The couple had domestic issues and both had…

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Mother and two children found murdered in Semmes; husband questioned

By Call News | September 28, 2023 |

By ARTHUR L. MACK Two young children and their mother were found murdered in a home off Snow Road Thursday and the estranged husband was taken in for questioning, authorities said. The Semmes Police Department and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office found the bodies of Mia Johnson, 5, Jacob Johnson, 2, and Nancy Johnson, 37, in a home at 9863 Evergreen Court, just off Snow Road. Johnson’s husband, Derek Johnson, found the bodies and called 911 to report the killings.…

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Citronelle police seek suspects in check forgery scheme

By Call News | September 5, 2023 |

Staff Report The Citronelle Police Department is investigating a forgery case which occurred at Andrews Hardware in Citronelle, according to police chief Chris McLean. A female purchased several items from the store using a check later determined to have a fake name and address and a stolen account number, McLean said. Surveillance photos show a female who made the purchase and a male subject with her at the time of the purchase. An investigation determined the female used another check…

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