Newsgathered: Florian brothers’ tragic drowning, repeat offender arrested again and more

June 6th, 2014 at 4:01 pm by under FOX10 News, Newsgathered


J.E. Turner parents, teachers organize against principal

Parents at J.E. Turner Elementary School picketed the school’s principal this week after 20 teachers were transferred from the school, including the school system’s 2014 teacher of the year. 

The teachers filed a grievance against the principal of the school, Missy Nolen, and one parent went as far as to say that they’ll pull their students out of the principal is still in office next school year.

Mom drags baby down aisle on wedding dress train

In viral news, a mother and bride-to-be in Tennessee came under fire after she walked down the aisle with her infant daughter attached to the train of her dress.

 You Decide 2014: Alabama Primary Election

FOX10 was once again the source for many in the Mobile and Baldwin County Areas for election results in the 2014 Alabama Primary. There were a number of races that garnered special interest including an amendment to incorporate the Prichard Water Board into MAWSS as well as the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Republican Primary Race.

Check out the results and more on our election page. 

Brothers drown in Blackwater River

The tragic drowning death of Greg and David Florian brought up happy memories of the brothers’ sense of humor and gentle natures when family and friends spoke of them to FOX10′s Will Robinson-Smith.

From Will’s interviews:


The Florians said Greg was also very involved with the Catholic Association at the University of South Alabama. But he’ll also be remembered for being a bit of a character.

“One of his more well known ones was Napoleon Dynamite, which he did at a lot of the sporting events at University of South Alabama. So he was very well known for that,” Tim Florian, one of Greg and David’s brothers, said.

“Revolving door” at Mobile Metro on display again






We’ve been following stories of repeat offenders and their releases from the Mobile Metro Jail and this week, a 30 time arrestee (according to jail records) was arrested again after he allegedly robbed a local gas station while out on bond. Lazerrick Craig’s past charges include more for Robbery 1st, carrying a pistol without a permit, menacing, criminal mischief and more.

Craig was profiled on FOX10 News Anchor Bob Grip’s segment Fugitive Files this week as well.

On Friday, police said a suspect was arrested for distribution of a controlled substance after thy found 100 grams of “hydroponic pot” inside his home on Dauphin island. Officials said a young child had access to the drugs, and Chase Cain sold them near Dauphin Island Elementary School.


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