Allen posted a photo of the ring on The Orange Beach Community Website Facebook page: “I know someone has to be looking for it!” she wrote. “To claim it, it has written words on the inside and you must tell us what it is to claim.”
BAY MINETTE, AL – Jon Washington, convicted in the February 2012 death of Kenny Myers at Washington’s family home in Orange Beach, has exhausted his appeals and must surrender to authorities by May 30.
“He appealed to the Alabama Court of Criminal appeals and was denied relief,” one of his defense trial attorneys, Pascal Bruijn said in a text to Gulf Coast Media. “He then appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court and was denied as well. He will turn himself into jail no later than May 30 to begin his sentence.”
Riding the wave of renewed investment on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Brett/Robinson Real Estate and Development Co. is planning its 21st condo project.The Orange Beach-based company already has work underway on the 22-floor Phoenix Gulf Shores on West Beach Boulevard and now has plans to build a 21-floor Phoenix Orange Beach on a roughly 2.75-acre lot it purchased for $5.5 million.
Someone is missing a wedding band lost in the Orange Beach area, and a visitor from Georgia is desperately trying to help him or her find it.
On Sunday afternoon, Brooke Allen and her husband, along with Brooke’s nephew and his wife, went to the beach while the Allens’ 2-year-old daughter took a nap in her grandparents’ home. They were at Cotton Bayou public beach, around 1 p.m., spreading out their beach towels when Brooke’s nephew’s wife noticed something in the sand.
A good samaritan boat owner and his captain rescued six people off the Orange Beach coast Saturday when their boat capsized.
The 6 people were in the water for about half an hour before Captain Bo Keough who captains the Heck Yea! spotted the trouble while returning from a fishing trip with the Heck Yea! owner and his family.
Boaters who take to the waters of Orange Beach every summer will likely have an opportunity to keep their faith afloat this year thanks to a proposal to begin island-based church services on Sundays.
The Islands of Perdido Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps manage and preserve Robinson Island and other smaller islands north of Perdido Pass, is spearheading the effort.
After opening summer with concerts by Widespread Panic and The Beach Boys, The Wharf in Orange Beach will close it with an appearance by country supergroup Alabama.
Birmingham-based Red Mountain Entertainment announced Saturday that Alabama will perform at The Amphitheater at The Wharf on Sunday, Sept. 6, the day before Labor Day.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – A rental boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico just off shore of Orange Beach on the afternoon of May 23. All six people aboard were rescued.
Orange Beach Fire and Rescue responded to the call just after noon. The boat was about five miles south of Perdido Pass.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) – The summer tourist season has started at the beaches, and if you haven’t noticed by the amount of traffic in the Bay area, hundreds of people are in town for Memorial Day Weekend.
With a bright shining sun, clear skies, and hot sand, many people spent Saturday on the beach. People came from all over the country to enjoy the three day weekend. With tourists, comes traffic.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama - Orange Beach police only made five arrests and responded to seven, medical transport calls the Widespread Panic concert Friday night.
The arrests included drug related charges and indecent exposure. EMT’s responded to several drug overdoses.
The five arrests are minimal considering more than four-thousand people attended the concert.
Orange Beach police need your help identifying a theft suspect.Take a look at this man.He’s suspected of breaking into several vehicles in the area and taking a credit card from one of those vehicles.
When the scuba-diving community considered a destination in the past, Alabama was not a location that popped up regularly.
Those who love diving along the state’s Gulf Coast hope that is rapidly changing with the latest effort to bring a new awareness of the diving opportunities in Alabama state waters and a little farther offshore.
Thousands of fans of the jam band Widespread Panic turned out Friday night in Orange Beach for the band’s performance at the Amphitheater at The Wharf, a show some Orange Beach city officials said earlier they wish had never been booked.
Many of those fans came determined to put their best foot forward in response to comments about mayhem and "floppiness" from Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Silvers, referencing previous Panic shows in Orange Beach. Hundreds came dressed in some variation of their Mardi Gras ball attire, and attendees donated thousands of cans of food to the Bay Area Food Bank.
As Widespread Panic took the stage at The Wharf on Friday, officials in Orange Beach waited to see what would happen this time when the lights went out. More than 100 people were arrested during a Widespread Panic concert in 2009. Mayor Tony Kennon has been critical of the band and the decision by The Wharf to book them again.
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As of 10pm Friday night, Orange Beach police have only reported two arrests and one LSD overdose at the Widespread Panic concert at the Wharf.
The venue kicked off at 7, but Panic didn’t take the stage until after 9:30.
Police say both arrests were drug related.
A 2-year-old boy died in a Florida hospital Thursday night, only a short time after he was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool in Orange Beach, according to police.
Just after 4 p.m., officers responded to a reported drowning on the 27000 block of Safe Harbor Drive. Upon arrival they found people trying to give CPR to an unresponsive 2-year-old boy, said Officer Richard Springsteen.
While state legislatures reconvene to deal with healthcare for its most needy residents, the iconic bar on the gulf straddling the state line is taking the matter in its own hands to help a group dear to this honky-tonk’s 50-year heritage….its musicians.
The Marine Resources Division reminds recreational red snapper anglers that the captain or owner of any vessel, private or charter, is required to report all red snapper kept and discarded dead prior to landing in Alabama. Only one report is required per vessel trip and anglers can provide information via one of the following methods; the Outdoor Alabama Pocket Ranger® app available in the iTunes or Google Play app stores, online at outdooralabama.com; by telephone at 1-844-REDSNAP (1-844-733-7627), or by paper forms available at select coastal public boat launches.
The tourist season officially kicks off this weekend on the Gulf Coast (unless you count that whole Hangout Fest thing) and there are a bevy of events planned for the beach towns along the coast to accommodate what is expected to be a large number of visitors.
Here’s a rundown of some of the weekend events along the Gulf Coast:
A beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday after Widespread Panic rocks The Ampitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach Friday night.
Last month Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Silvers expressed dismay that Widespread Panic was booked to play at the Wharf, after Orange Beach officials had pushed to keep the jam band away and had been successful for the past five years.
Come June 20 in Orange Beach there will be another mayor running the show — a show that is.
Businessman Mac McAleer, the self-proclaimed mayor of Gumbo Key, will once again host thousands of water-loving people for the second annual floating concert next to Bird Island, north of the Perdido Pass bridge.
The takeover of Orange Beach’s islands by boaters will commence once again this weekend for Memorial Day and to keep activities safe and orderly the city will deploy a few other watercraft.
“We’re going to have three officers on the islands,” said Mayor Tony Kennon, referring to Bird Island and Robinson Island, north of Perdido Pass. “We’ll have two boats and a jet ski with officers. We’re going to have paramedics out there and we’re going to have dedicated ingress, egress access point for emergencies.”
The iconic Ron Jon Surf Shop coasted into Alabama last Friday, opening in Orange Beach in the Amber Isle development that will soon add a sports bar and two hotels.”It’s a beautiful, beautiful store,” said Mark Goldstein, who has been working for more than a decade to develop Amber Isle along the beach highway on the city’s west side. “It’s way over the top than anything that’s down there. … When I was there I grabbed one of the shirts. It says Orange Beach on it and that’s going to be viewed throughout the country. That’s great advertising.”
The iconic Ron Jon Surf Shop coasted into Alabama last Friday, opening in Orange Beach in the Amber Isle development that will soon add a sports bar and two hotels.
“It’s a beautiful, beautiful store,” said Mark Goldstein, who has been working for more than a decade to develop Amber Isle along the beach highway on the city’s west side. “It’s way over the top than anything that’s down there. … When I was there I grabbed one of the shirts. It says Orange Beach on it and that’s going to be viewed throughout the country. That’s great advertising.”
Last month, Orange Beach, AL Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Silvers expressed his unhappiness about an upcoming Widespread Panic concert in his town by deriding the band’s fanbase as, among other things, “floppy.” Now, a group of Widespread Panic fans are organizing a great response to Silver’s negative comments about their community. AL.com reports that Orange Beach resident and WSP fan Michael Butler is leading the charge to turn the May 22 concert into “The Flopper’s Ball,” which he and other members of the Widespread Floppers Facebook group hope will become the biggest food drive of the tour. In addition to dropping off canned goods for the fan run charity Panic Fans For Food, organizers are also asking attendees to come to the show in full costume.
In an open protest letter, Kennon wrote that the last time Widespread Panic played The Wharf, in a three-day appearance in 2010, there were more than 100 arrests “and it could have been three of four times that many,” that concert-goers were found sleeping in doorways and vacant beach houses, that “inebriated and stoned” fans walked down the beach road at all hours “out of their minds” and that there was generally “a lack of respect for property.”
Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Silvers added that, “We don’t condone that kind of living and floppiness that’s happened, that they will bring …”
If you’re visiting Orange Beach this weekend, the Orange Beach Fire Department said dangerous rip currents and the poisonous jellyfish, the Portuguese Man O’ War, mean beach-goers should stay out of the water.
The Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Triple Crown is underway at the Wharf in Orange Beach.
The crew of the Iona Louise out of Montgomery brought in a monster on Friday.
A 359 lb. blue marlin was brought back to Orange Beach, and was the first one weighed in this big game fishing tournament season.
Ashley Faulkner of Orange Beach hauled in the giant blue marlin.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — Gwen Keith, a dedicated Share the Beach turtle volunteer, passed away peacefully on April 21 at her home. Friends are gathering for a private memorial service next week in her honor.
A group of volunteers looking for evidence of sea turtle nests made on Alabama’s beaches found a 10-pound package of drugs instead this week in Orange Beach. Lt. Cliff Roberts of the Orange Beach Police Department said the volunteers contacted OBPD Tuesday morning after locating the suspicious package in the surf.