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Blake Brown


Mobile, AL, United States

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Past articles by Blake:

Spanish Fort Police address speeding problems

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – Complaints of speeding in Spanish Fort’s largest subdivision are keeping police busy this week. “When we first started we were probably stopping 10-15 cars a day and night. Some people were receiving tickets and a lot of people were receiving warnings. We’re not just about writing tickets. We’re wanting to […] → Read More

Residents concerned about safety on Highway 181

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Orange cones and construction signs are up and down Highway 181 in Belforest as a major road widening project continues. “We have a lot of concerns for safety. You’re doing 35mph and people are actually passing you and making suggestive hand gestures,” said James West. West serves as the vice president […] → Read More

Thief steals flatbed trailer, watercraft from Gulf Shores parking lot

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) – Surveillance cameras show a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck pulling into a Gulf Shores parking lot Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7:33 p.m. The truck heads right for two Sea-Doos on a trailer and within 2 minutes the truck pulls away with the Sea-Doos in tow. “It was obviously planned because […] → Read More

Loaded gun found on school campus in Monroe Co.

A loaded gun was discovered on the campus of Monroe Elementary School in Monroeville Monday, according to Monroe County Public Schools Superintendent Greg Shehan. → Read More

Progress continues, opening date set for Summerdale ‘Miracle League’ playground

SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WKRG) – It may look abandoned from a distance, but a project that’s been stalled on and off for years is moving forward once again in Summerdale. “The surface was just completed last week, we’re fixing to have a community build on the pavilion within the playground, we’re putting the fencing up,” said […] → Read More

Fairhope teen searching for woman who came to her rescue following serious crash

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – Her car is totaled and she’s shaken up, but 16-year-old Kirsten Houston says she’s thankful to be alive. “I had to get 8 staples and I had a brain bleed,” she explained. Monday night Kirsten was driving home when she crashed her Chrysler 300 at County Road 32 and Highway 98 […] → Read More

Large trucks prohibited from using Baldwin Co. road

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) – Signs are up warning truck drivers to turn around and stay away from Clarke Ridge Road east of Foley. “I think the residents are very concerned about it. They voiced their concerns at a planning commission hearing and we suggested they go to the county,” said Foley Mayor Ralph Hellmich. The […] → Read More

Site plans show what east Fairhope development will look like

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – We’ve followed the site plans since last year and now movement is happening on a Fairhope development. The sold sign is up and soon construction will begin on a major project on Highway 181 near County Road 48 in Fairhope. “This is like bringing downtown to the east side,” said Fairhope […] → Read More

Fairhope residents say nearby road work creating safety concerns in neighborhood

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – CR 44, better known as Twin Beech Rd. in Fairhope, is a dead end for now while construction on a new roundabout gets underway at CR 13. “Even though the city has had it well advertised for several months that the road is going to be closed to put in the […] → Read More

Retail/residential development moves forward in Fairhope

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – A retail and residential development east of Fairhope is moving forward after city council members approved the project Tuesday night. ‘Boardwalk Village’ will offer restaurants, stores and condominiums on over 10 acres at Highway 181 and County Road 48 across from Walmart. We first reported the project early last year when […] → Read More

Woman recovering after Gulf Shores hit and run

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) – Jessie Cook is still in pain Monday after she said she was struck by a vehicle walking home from work last Thursday night. “Any normal person would’ve stopped and made sure the other person was okay, or at least I would’ve. I’m not just going to hit somebody and know […] → Read More

Fairhope Police prepare for an estimated 50,000 people at Saturday’s parade

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) – Saturday marks the official start to Mardi Gras in downtown Fairhope. Friday crews are staging barricades and preparing for more than 50,000 people to line the streets. “We don’t have an entertainment district. Alcohol is not allowed. Open containers are not allowed, that’s one of the things we have to deal […] → Read More

Environmental group tracking water quality issues as Baldwin Co. development continues

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – A booming population and rapid development is keeping an environmental watchdog group busy in south Baldwin County. Wolf Bay Watershed Watch is pinpointing areas of concern, bringing that list to state environmental officials. “With all of the development, it does tend to show some water quality issues. We’re also starting […] → Read More

Residents to vote on zoning district Tuesday in Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Kimberly Topolnicki lives in unincorporated Baldwin County east of Fairhope. For more than 3 years she’s worked from home, building a business with little oversight on what she can and can’t do. “Because it was unzoned all I had to do was get a permit for the building and boom […] → Read More

Bullet hits Fairhope home, grazing dining room table

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – No one was injured Thursday afternoon when a bullet struck a family’s home east of Fairhope. The bullet, which pierced through a kitchen window, left a hole in the blinds before grazing the dining room table and landing several feet away. The homeowner told us her family spends a lot […] → Read More

Street lights turning on as Highway 31 project wraps up

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – A major street lighting project on the Eastern Shore is wrapping up. Spanish Fort Mayor Mike McMillan tells WKRG News 5 a handful of lights were turned on Wednesday night, mainly near city hall. He says over the next couple of weeks more street lights will be activated as the […] → Read More

Movie shot in Baldwin, Mobile Counties set to be released this month

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Special screenings of a movie filmed on the Alabama Gulf Coast are already receiving positive reviews in Silverhill and in Pensacola this week. “This is really key for Mobile and Baldwin County area location owners, crew, vendors that worked on the film to be able to see it before its […] → Read More

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office on alert as Alabama inmates are set to be released

Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says he doesn’t agree with the state’s decision to ultimately release hundreds of inmates early in Alabama, at least 9 of which are in his county alone. → Read More

Daphne residents concerned after shots fired close to homes

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Shots were fired Friday night on Milton Jones Road in Daphne. It’s the latest drive-by shooting reported in the city’s Friendship community since late December. “There’s apparently two groups of people who obviously don’t like each other and they’re unfortunately resorting to violence to settle their disputes,” said Daphne Police Lt. […] → Read More

Improvements coming to Highway 98 in Daphne

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – A booming population and busy parking lots are leading to problems on the road in Daphne. “This will actually help. It will prevent wrecks. It will prevent backups and things like that, so it will give people a safe way to travel,” said Daphne Mayor Robin LeJeune. Mayor LeJeune is talking […] → Read More