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BAY MINETTE, AL – Police impersonators are pulling women over in Baldwin County.The first incident happened Friday when a man in a white Chevy Suburban tried to pull a woman over on Wilcox Road.The woman called 911 and didn’t stop. She told deputies the lights in the dash of the SUV looked strange and were flashing red, white and blue.
GULF SHORES, AL — Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) and the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, is one of 47 tourism professionals across the nation to earn the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the Destination Marketing industry.
Alabama’s 10th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and ends at midnight Sunday, Aug. 9.
Three new portable classrooms have been moved in to accommodate the growth there.
They’re not alone.
Several other schools in the county are facing the same scenario and school officials say it’s unavoidable.
An odor wafted off Cotton Bayou as hundreds of dead Gulf Menhaden bobbed in the water on Monday.
It’s a smell that Orange Beach resident Dale Carter has adjusted to. Carter has owned his house on the Cotton Bayou shoreline since the late 90’s. He said thankfully, he hasn’t had to deal with this before.
“I don’t really notice it in the morning. Midday it’s bad. One friend said it smells like cat food and that’s a very good description,” Carter said.
The special session of the Alabama Legislature begins Monday, talking about tax hikes.
But FOX10 News is keeping a close eye on one special session issue of great importance to our area: What will happen to the more than $1 billion in economic damage payments from BP?
Governor Robert Bentley and lawmakers from Mobile and Baldwin County have very different ideas on where the money should go, but is there room for compromise?
According to the Robertsdale Police Department Facebook page, the Baldwin County Sherif’s Office has received reports of police impersonators in the Wilcox and Seminole areas.
The page said the reports involve traffic stops that have taken place in rural areas. and goes on to warn motorists of what to watch out for when a traffic stop is initiated.
Long, hot Gulf Coast summers mean staying active can be hard. However, in today’s world we have lots of gadgets and gizmos that claim to keep us cool. You can buy anything from mini fans that attach to your cell phone to stroller cooling mobiles. As a long distance runner myself, I have always wondered if any were actually worth the price but never was willing to splurge for any. Today I finally put three to the test.
Widespread fish kills are occurring in the back-bay areas of Orange Beach and the summer heat wave appears to be the main culprit, according to Orange Beach Coastal Resources Manager Phillip West.
Uber has stirred up concerns in another Baldwin County city, following the ridesharing service’s introduction to the Mobile Bay area over the last two months.
Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood said he’s received reports that Uber drivers are servicing the Eastern Shore and he encouraged the council during Monday night’s meeting to begin addressing the issue through the Ordinance Committee.
Monday 8/3/15 www.LIVEMUSICLINEUP.com
If you drive through downtown Daphne you’ll notice a lot of changes, new things, like a few colorful creations that line the sidewalks. There are three sets of bike racks along Main Street, and one more is on the way.
If you’ve seen them then you know it’s a little different from the traditional bike rack. And it’s all thanks to a partnership with Daphne and a local artist.
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a death in Escambia County linked to vibrio vulnificus.
The bacteria usually lives in warm saltwater.
Infections are rare, but you should still be careful.
GULF SHORES, AL — Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $5,000 to Camp Happy Sands.
Camp Happy Sands is a free summer day camp supporting children of low income and disadvantaged families within the greater Pensacola area. Last year the camp served over 264 campers ranging from 6 to 11 years of age.
GULF SHORES, AL — The whirlwind trip to New York was almost over as soon as it started for three lifeguards from Gulf Shores.
The trio was selected to compete in Good Morning America’s Surf and Turf Lifeguard Challenge live on the show on Thursday and Friday. Out of the gate there was a trip on the trip.
Some folks collect stamps in their free time. Others collect sports memorabilia like Crimson Tide items or rare coins harvested from sunken ships. Then, there are those people who collect bigger, more exotic items like cars or motorcycles.But one Magnolia Springs, Ala. man has taken to collecting hard-to-find, big ticket items to a another level. Paul Gardner finds, restores and sells vintage Airstreams from his residence and business — Airstream Archeology.
Just like folks who appreciate beachfront property — sharks also like to call Gulf Shores home. But it is rare to see a large number of them. Friday however more than 100 were spotted.
The images are similar to the ones captured last year near Orange Beach. That’s when it was closed off to swimmers. That time the sharks hung around for 3 days.
In the middle of BP rolling out large oil spill settlement offers across the Gulf of Mexico this month, some smaller groups in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida received some of their own monetary relief.
A total of $4.2 million was awarded to agencies and cities across the four states as part of a third round of grants from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, according to announcement this week by Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick A. Juneau.
After riding the community’s support to the finals of Good Morning America’s “Lifeguard Surf & Turf Showdown” this week, Gulf Shores lifeguards swept the competition to win the $10,000 grand prize on Friday.
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Alabama’s oyster reefs have historically harvested an average of one million pounds of oysters per year and have made it one of the top oyster producing states in the nation for more than a century.
But changes to water temperature, environmental impacts, parasites and other issues have made the reefs unpredictable and, at times, unproductive.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Campers spent the week of July 27-31 learning culinary arts in a program offered by the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. The group had a visit from the Meat Mart owners and made jerky, went on field trips to Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, a garden, a beekeeper and planned and prepared food for a party for parents to end the week on July 31.
Deputies had him in their sights but he got away. A fake officer who investigators say was attempting to stop other drivers using flashing red and blue lights.
It all happened around 2am near the Wilcox Exit off Interstate Ten. The last time deputies saw the impersonator he was headed North on the Beach Express.
A Baldwin County hospital has been ranked in the top 10 for battling disease-causing bacteria.
According to consumerreport.com, the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is ranked number nine in the nation for avoiding MRSA and C-Diff, as well as other infectious bacteria.
ROBERTSDALE — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious motorist they believe is trying to impersonate a member of law enforcement.
A convenience store in Loxley was robbed July 9, 2015 and a second time just last night, July 31, 2015. Police don’t think the two robberies are related, but the same clerk was the victim in both and they’re hoping you can help identify the suspects.
A routine night got a bit frightening for a woman in Baldwin County early Friday morning.
Around 2 a.m., as she was coming off I-10 at Wilcox Road, someone driving a white early 2000’s Chevrolet Suburban pulled out from a nearby business and started following her.
“As she continued down Wilcox Road, the suburban turned on a set of, what she described as a set of flashing red and blue lights and a white light,” Captain Steve Arthur said.
They’re hard to spot on Gulf Coast beaches but scientists say they are here. They are the pre-historic looking animals that can sometimes be found tossing in the surf and washing up on beaches. They’re horseshoe crabs and the researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab have started tagging the animals this summer. This is the first time the crabs are being tagged in Alabama and scientists have a lot they want to learn.
At one time Friday morning there were close to a hundred sharks within 100 yards of the beach near the state park pavilion in Gulf Shores.
An aerial view provided by Orange Beach Helicopter Tours showed how many and how close the sharks were to shore and swimmers.