In 2020, federal law enforcement officers rounded up 42 people named in a sweeping indictment alleging a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and other drugs. Federal prosecutors alleged at least four people died from drug overdoses and “numerous” others went to hospitals at the hands of the conspiracy, dubbed the “Crossley Hill Boys.” Now, all 42 cases have been adjudicated
When investigators probed the circumstances of Kelsey Johnston’s death, they uncovered a loose network of dealers operating mostly in south Mobile County. It was not the volume of drugs or the amount of money changing hands that drew the attention of federal prosecutors. The $24 million enterprise run by convicted kingpin Darrin “DD” Southall was much bigger on both fronts.
Alabama has more than $200 million in COVID-19 funds to spend on water and sewer upgrades, but it looks like that won’t be enough. The Prichard Water Works and Sewer Board, alone has applied for grants totaling $333 million – out of a total of $225 million that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has received from American Rescue Plan Act for water and sewer upgrades.
For months, public officials have been pointing to a backlog in criminal cases and claiming Mobile County does not have enough judges. According to the Administrative Office of Courts, it’s not just an excuse. The bench really is undermanned.
It’s no secret that the city is in the midst of a wave of violence, but new statistics show just how violent last year was. Mobile police responded to 279 shootings, a 23 percent spike after a mostly flat trend the previous two years.
Just four months before he would become one of history’s most notorious assassins, Lee Harvey Oswald stopped by Spring Hill College to pontificate on the evils of capitalism and the failures of Soviet communism.
A desire for adventure prompted Jim Jenkins to join the Navy in 1961 as an aviation cadet. Color blindness ended his dreams of flying fighter jets, though, so an interest in medicine led him to serve as a corpsman in the Navy.
A federal jury here this week will sort out the remaining loose ends in a fraud investigation that somehow connects a local strip club, a foreign company that cleans railway cars and wealthy Chinese businessmen.
Eight water systems across Mobile and Baldwin counties have had testing results above the legal limit for lead content in the last three years, according to an analysis of government records by FOX10 News Investigates.