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In their all-out war against invasive lionfish, Pensacola-area fishermen, divers and environmental groups are using everything from fillet knives to festivals as weapons.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The Tanger Outlets in Foley will be aglow Thursday night as more than 40 hot air balloons light up for the start of the 12th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.
There is a balloon glow gets underway at 6 p.m., where you can meet the pilots. The festival begins Friday at 2 p.m, and again Saturday at 9 a.m.
Health officials claim the Gulf Coast region is in the high-risk zone for the spread of mosquito transmitted Zika. The virus has been linked to birth defects in babies. It has quickly spread in Central and South America.
The history and future of Naval Aviation is the focus of a symposium going on at the Naval Aviation Museum.
Thursday morning, panelists will talk about one-hundred years of coast guard aviation.
After that, they’ll enshrine three influential aviators into the “hall of honor.”
GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Local track fans are encouraged to cheer on rising star athletes this month at two track championships. The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Track Championship (4-5-6-7A boys and girls) is this weekend, May 5-7, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships is May 26-28. Both events will take place at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.
At Foley’s city council meeting regular reports were read, but the sales, lodging and rental tax report was one to brag about. Numbers discussed during the April 18 meeting were February numbers collected in March.
Two proposals from Councilman John Conti were the subject of much discussion during a recent Elberta Town Council meeting, with the council ultimately taking action on issues involving access to financial information and combatting the Zika virus.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WALA) - An Alabama medical marijuana bill becomes law, effective June 1, with the governor’s signature today.
Gov. Robert Bentley announced he has signed HB61, also known as Leni’s Law.
A Bill that passed the Alabama House last week would have sent $191 million dollars to south Alabama for road improvements. In a Senate committee, a compromise could not be reached and no vote was taken Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Representatives from other parts of the state wanted more of the money to go to other regions. That means Mobile and Baldwin counties won’t soon be seeing road improvements that local legislators say they’re due.
STOCKTON, AL- Sheriff’s investigators in Baldwin County had been looking for Devin Pinckard for more than a year.
Detectives wanted to question the long-haul trucker about a child pornography investigation, but Pinckard stayed on the road. Pinckard lived in his truck and rarely returned to Baldwin County.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s arrested Devin Kent Pinckard, 49, for charges related to child pornography. Deputies located Pinckard after he applied for a gun permit at the Sheriff’s Office.
Pinckard was a suspect in a 2015 child pornography investigation, but investigators had a hard time tracking him down, as he works as a commercial trucker.
Love makes sheepshead vulnerable.
Not emotionally vulnerable in the human sense of falling for the wrong guy hook, line and sinker. More in the mortal danger sense, which for fish means getting hooked by an actual hook, line and sinker dangling in the water.
The Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition is asking for your help.
Lionfish are not native to the Gulf Coast and can cause damage to fisheries and the environment. They don’t have any known predators in our area.
A bill that would have sent part of the oil spill settlement money to the coast and would have provided money for Medicaid appears to be dead in a Senate committee.
During the Senate committee meeting Tuesday, Sen. Arthur Orr (R – Senate District 3) introduced legislation that would have drastically lowered the amount of money going to Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
260 new high paying jobs as UTC Aerospace breaks ground on a new plant.
“It’ll add about 80 thousand square feet of factory space,”according to director of operations Duffy Randolph. “The total plant capacity over half a million square feet.”
It is the culmination of three years of work that began at the Paris Airshow. “We started dealing with the various agencies a couple of years ago evaluating options.”
He appeared in a Pensacola courtroom via video conference. He wore a green jumpsuit and was seated in a wheelchair.
“My understanding is there was some kind of disturbance in the jail in which he received some physical injuries,” says prosecutor John Molchan.
Locals on Fort Morgan peninsula have long sought independence. But it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
The Legislature, despite a push by hundreds of Fort Morgan families, won’t consider a bill this spring that would let them vote on whether to incorporate as a city.
The Baldwin County Commission isn’t looking for a political opportunity “pile on” to Gov. Robert Bentley by insisting that the state remove a wall at the gubernatorial beach house, one of its members said Tuesday. Bentley, said Chris Elliott, “has a myriad of other problems he has to deal with.”
“This is about treating the governor of the state of Alabama just like we treat every other citizen,” said Elliott, who vocally opposes the wall that encroaches onto county right-of-way at the Fort Morgan peninsula, west of Gulf Shores.
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ORANGE BEACH, AL – Culinary students from Faulkner State will get the chance to work alongside some of the top chefs in the country during the Southern Grace Dinners series at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina.
“They get to spend a day in the kitchen working right beside these chefs,” owner Johnny Fisher said. “If you’re going to culinary school these are the rock stars. For them it’s really cool seeing their faces. We’ve actually hired a couple of these students after the dinners and seeing what they are doing.”
GULF SHORES, AL – On Monday, April 25 Mayor Robert Craft proclaimed the first Saturday in June and the same annually hereafter to be “A Sunny Day” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miss Sunny and her impact on tourism in Alabama.
Delicious seafood recipes with a side of wit and wisdom! You can find it all in Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook “LuLu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life.” This weekend you have the chance to get an autographed copy and meet the one and only Lucy Buffett at Costco in Mobile.
The book includes 120 recipes from Lucy’s childhood and restaurants. Get your hands on it between 1 and 3 Saturday at the Costco in Mobile.
GULF SHORES, AL – Services have been announced for Gulf Shores High graduate Nathan Harris who was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 30.
A memorial service will be at Gulf Shores First Baptist Church on Thursday, May 5. There will be a visitation from 1-3 p.m. on the same day at the church.
We’re learning new details about the murder of a Gulf Shores boater. His alleged killer is behind bars tonight and denied bond. Michael Rodgers is accused of killing Brad Gunther last month.
It’s not everyday that you’re walking along the beach and spot an alligator coming out of the water.
That’s exactly what happened over the weekend at Fort Morgan, where beachgoers snapped these photos of a gator that surfaced on the beach.
A teenage girl missing from Portland, Tennessee, may be somewhere in South Baldwin County. Jade Mullen was last seen at her home on Tuesday, April 26. But, law enforcement believes it’s possible she could now be somewhere in the Foley area. Jade was wearing black pants, a black t-shirt, and white sneakers. She could also be wearing glasses.
They say death comes from on high, and it is the truth, at least if you are a turtle.
For turtles, it turns out, are a favorite prey item for bald eagles. It makes for a survival of the fittest moment almost too horrible to imagine.
Picture yourself a turtle, sitting peacefully on a log, basking in the sun as turtles are wont to do. Then, out of nowhere, snatch! Your turtle self is suddenly borne up, legs clawing frantically at the air as you rise higher and higher, ever further from the safety of your watery home disappearing below.
The family and former coach of Nathan Harris, the 19-year-old Troy University football player who died in a tragic motorcycle accident Saturday morning, are speaking out.
The exact details of the accident are still unclear, but family members tell us Harris’ motorcycle was hit by another car while he was turning into Council Lane off Fort Morgan Road.
The Gulf Shores community is mourning the death of one of their former quarterbacks. Nathan Harris died in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning. Those who knew him spoke about his generous nature. Gulf Shores Principal Ernie Rosado says former Gulf Shores Quarterback Nathan Harris never met a stranger and made a point to be a friend to everyone.