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Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander

August 28, 2016

GULF SHORES – It was a LuLu of a good time on May 26, 2013 when hundreds of boats gathered to watch Walter Marine send a retired 271-foot freighter to the bottom of the Gulf some 18 miles off of Orange Beach.

Thanks to BP money in the form of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the state of Alabama wants to do that three more times, says Director of the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chris Blankenship.

via Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander.

Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted after engine problem – FOX10 News | WALA

August 28, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - Southwest Airlines Flight 3472 suffered a major malfunction of its left engine, forcing pilots to divert the aircraft to Pensacola International Airport for an emergency landing at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, according a statement from the airline.

via Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted after engine problem – FOX10 News | WALA.

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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.

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