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FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) -It’s week two of high school football on the Gulf Coast and things heat up this week as area teams enter region play.  Our FOX10 Game of the Week for Friday, August 26, 2016 features long-time rivals, Fairhope and Foley.

It’s the Battle of 98 (US Highway 98) as the Pirates and Lions square off in this big Region-1, 7-A matchup.  The Lions came back from 11 points down to beat the Pirates with a “Hail Mary” pass on the last play of the game in 2015 so Fairhope comes into this game looking for redemption.

via FOX10 Game of the Week features rivals Fairhope versus Foley – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2016

Baldwin County law enforcement has put out an alert to be on the lookout for fake money. Police in four different cities are investigating cases where fake one hundred dollar bills were used.  Some arrests have been made, but investigators are concerned that there may be more of the bills out there.

via Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2016

Baldwin County law enforcement has put out an alert to be on the lookout for fake money. Police in four different cities are investigating cases where fake one hundred dollar bills were used.  Some arrests have been made, but investigators are concerned that there may be more of the bills out there.

via Suspects arrested for using ‘movie money’ as currency – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Alabama Lifetime Hunting License Holders May Need New Card | Outdoor Alabama

August 26, 2016

If you purchased an Alabama lifetime hunting license before 2008, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) would like to issue you a new card. Hunters are now required to report their deer and turkey harvests through the Game Check program, and a hunting license number is part of the required data. Lifetime licenses issued before 2008 do not contain enough characters to be used with Game Check. In addition, some duplicate numbers were issued through the years. New cards have unique identification numbers.

via Alabama Lifetime Hunting License Holders May Need New Card | Outdoor Alabama.

Insurance companies see increase in flood insurance policyholders | WEAR

August 25, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — In Baton Rouge, more than 60,000 homes were damaged and 13 people killed in the historic flood, according to officials.

Kim Hinton, an agent at McMahon and Hatter Insurance in Pensacola, told Channel 3′s Jackalyn Kovac more people have called about flood insurance in the wake of Baton Rouge’s troubles.

via Insurance companies see increase in flood insurance policyholders | WEAR.

Homeowner wants helipad shut down | WEAR

August 25, 2016

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — An Escambia County commissioner plans to ask the board to stop allowing helicopters to land at the only publicly owned helipad in the county due to safety concerns of the people living around it.

The helipad’s location on the roof of the Escambia County Fire Station 19 is 130 feet away from Doug Wager’s home on Lafitte Reef. Wager thinks if the National EMS Pilots Association requires a certain distance between people and aircraft that should also apply to his home.

via Homeowner wants helipad shut down | WEAR.

Health insurance costs will rise for City of Daphne employees | The Courier

August 25, 2016

Higher health insurance costs will soon hit the City of Daphne’s employees, as the city council voted last week to increase the amount of employee participation in the city’s insurance coverage.

Council members said they didn’t really want to have to increase costs on the city’s employees, but that their hands were tied by an unexpected large rate increase.

via Health insurance costs will rise for City of Daphne employees | The Courier.

Gulf Coast BP Money From State’s Billion Dollar Settlement Hinges on the Lottery

August 25, 2016

When the BP Settlement bill was brought up in the state senate on Wednesday, one senator compared the debate to the Civil War.

Senator Rodger Smitherman, a Democrat from Birmingham, said “what you have here is a civil war. North vs. South. Then you have all the  border states/counties in the middle,” Smitherman said. “so we’re going to be sitting back and watching.”

via Gulf Coast BP Money From State’s Billion Dollar Settlement Hinges on the Lottery.

Scambuster: IRS Scam Still Very Much Alive

August 25, 2016

It’s making the rounds again—in fact, it never really goes away! The IRS scam is still reaching people here along the gulf coast. One man in Fairhope recently got the call.

“I was getting pretty scared actually,” says John Rudolf.

John Rudolph had just been called by the IRS for the very first time. However he didn’t realize it wasn’t really the IRS. It was a scammer trying to get money. They left this message on his cell phone.

via Scambuster: IRS Scam Still Very Much Alive.

Tropical wave moves closer to U.S.; could it become Hermine? | AL.com

August 25, 2016

Gaston became a hurricane overnight in the central Atlantic while another potential storm was moving closer to the U.S. on Thursday.

That tropical wave, called Invest 99L, continued to be closely watched on Thursday morning because of its potential path. The system could affect Florida and possibly the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

via Tropical wave moves closer to U.S.; could it become Hermine? | AL.com.

2nd annual Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament | WPMI

August 24, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love to fish and love to give back, an upcoming fishing tournament will land you in the winners circle!

The Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is August 26 and 27 at the Orange Beach Marina. The annual inshore/offshore fishing tournament benefits the Pediatric Cancer Clinic at Children’s of Alabama.

via 2nd annual Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament | WPMI.

Allie’s story | WEAR

August 24, 2016

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WEAR) — Nestled in between U.S. Route 31 and State Route 59 is the city of Bay Minette, Alabama. Its population is roughly 8,000 and it is also the seat of Baldwin County. However, lately it is better known for its “dirty police” following a Facebook post.

via Allie’s story | WEAR.

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