MPD search for check thieves

Mobile police are currently seeking help from the public to identify people they believe to have stolen checks from an elderly woman’s mailbox. Multiple checks were stolen from the woman’s mailbox between June 1 and June 4, according to MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins. Since that time, the females have been making purchases with the stolen checks, Perkins said. (more…) Continue Reading →

UPDATED: Constable charged with murder after shooting at causeway bar


A Mobile County Constable faces a murder charge after allegedly shooting a man in the head outside a local bar just after midnight July 20. Spanish Fort Police say Mobile County Constable Larry Sheffield, 68, and Jeffrey McMillan, 53, got into an argument inside Traders bar on the causeway. According to Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar, the confrontation began inside the establishment and carried on outside, where Sheffield shot McMillan in the parking lot. McMillan was dead when police arrived on the scene. “The last thing I remember him [McMillan] doing was requesting a Cat Stevens song,” Cathy McCary, who performed at Traders that night with her band Al and Cathy said. Continue Reading →

Cooper Riverside Park reopens after renovation

Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced the reopening of Cooper Riverside Park during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The park had been closed since April for renovations. Those improvements came as a result of a public-private partnership, Stimpson said. “It is with great delight and anticipation that the city is reopening a revitalized Cooper Riverside Park today,” he said. “Through a public-private partnership, the maritime industry and the city joined together and made major improvements to Cooper Riverside Park. Continue Reading →

UPDATED: Business owner indicted for 2008 arson


A local business owner is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a building on fire in 2008. According to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court June 26, Jeanne Sanborn set fire to her business, The Complete Skin Care Center, on Dec. 21, 2008, causing damage to the building and personal property inside. (more…) Continue Reading →