ORANGE BEACH, AL – Orange Beach Fire Department’s Education Coordinator, Suzanne Moeller was nominated and chosen to receive the prestigious “Captain Drake Award” from the Alabama Firefighters Association.
The investigation continues into the Fish River fatal boating accident that happened Tuesday night.
43-year-old Tom Hall was pulled from the water late Tuesday.
The State Trooper Patrol Division says investigators are looking into all possible causes including driver error, an obstruction in the water, or a mechanical problem. Though the exact cause has not yet been determined, officials believe it was a tragic accident.
They’ve fought for our freedom, and for the past 11 Baldwin County veterans have been fighting for their own.
“The veterans in our program are marred with some invisible wound from war… whether that’s post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse issues because of their service. And we take those veterans in put them in a treatment protocol designed to assist them and get them back on their feet,” said Judge Michelle Thomason, Baldwin County.
Gumbo Key may be a state of mind to Mac McAleer, but it was a reality for people today in the water near Robinson Island in Orange Beach, Ala.
There, thousands of people floated in the shallows, along with hundreds of boats for the music festival McAleer began three years ago.
The official mantra is “Be kind, be safe, don’t leave a trace.” ”It really has grown in three years,” McAleer said aboard the barge he calls the “rust bucket.”
Fallen Blue Angle Pilot Captain Jeff Kuss was laid to rest Saturday.
The hearse that carried him drove through the streets of his hometown of Durango, Colorado. Folks came out and lined the streets waving American flags, placing hands over their hearts and shedding tears. A private funeral was held for family, friends, Blue Angels, and other military personnel. After which, a public memorial was held in town where folks gathered to remember Kuss. Pictures of Kuss with friends were placed at the public memorial and commemorative photos were also available.
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It was an emotional night near downtown Pensacola as thousands of people paid tribute to fallen Marine and Blue Angels pilot, Captain Jeff Kuss.
City leaders and the Blue Angels Association hosted a candlelight vigil at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday night.
In an emotional address, the right wing pilot for the Blue Angels tearfully thanked Pensacola for its support during the tragic loss of Captain Jeff Kuss.
He added that the Blue Angels first flight back from the loss of Kuss will be in the skies above Pensacola, though no date has been announced.
GULF SHORES, AL- Wally and Leah Culver watched helplessly Saturday as a fire destroyed their business.
Beachside Furniture and Interiors was more than just a furniture store. For the past 17 years, it’s meant a lot to the Culvers and to the community.
Representatives from two federal agencies are set to visit Alabama “in the coming days” to determine if President Obama’s plan to house illegal immigrant children in the Yellowhammer State is feasible.
The Obama administration is looking into whether the unaccompanied minors, who entered the country illegally, could be temporarily resettled at Naval Outlying Fields, including two such airfields in Foley and Summerdale in Baldwin County.
The Blue Angels landed at NAS Pensacola Friday afternoon, a day after losing one of their beloved pilots in a fiery crash in TN.
The Navy released a statement explaining that once the team landed, they would enter an immediate “stand down” period for an undetermined amount of time. This means the Blues won’t be flying at all during this period while investigation officials use the time to gather facts about the crash to prevent a future tragedy.
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 aircraft assigned to the Navy’s Flight Demonstration squad, the Blue Angels, crashed Thursday during the beginning stages of an afternoon practice at the Smyrna, Tennessee Airport at around 3:00 p.m. CDT.
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Naval Air Station Pensacola is the home of the Blue Angels. After hearing the news that one of the pilots died in a fiery crash — thoughts and prayers from locals in Pensacola were being sent to Tennessee.
“It’s devastating, especially being our home base. The Blue Angels are the pride of our town,” said Jennifer Peck.
A U.S. Navy F-A 18 assigned to the Blue Angels crashed outside Nashville today, killing the pilot.
Navy officials said the crash occurred as the plane was in its beginning stages of afternoon practice at the Smyrna, Tennessee airport.
The pilot has been identified as Capt. Jeff Kuss of the U.S. Marine Corps., according to the Associated Press. Kuss was a native of Durango, Colorado. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006 and joined the Blue Angels in 2014.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Police officer Gavin Kostelecky, assigned to beach patrol in Orange Beach, was injured and transported to a Pensacola hospital after he was struck on Perdido Pass Bridge driving one of the city’s “beach buggy.”
City Administrator Ken Grimes said the officer was stable and talking with other officers before he was taken by ground to Sacred Heart Hospital.
ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - An Orange Beach police officer is undergoing hospital treatment after a traffic accident this afternoon, according to the Orange Beach Police Department.
WEAR — An Orange Beach man was killed in a motorcycle wreck Friday morning around 6:45 a.m.
Authorities said the man was driving down Wharf Parkway when he struck a tree.
WEAR — The Florida Department of Transportation is looking at changes on Highway 292 after a pedestrian died from injuries sustained while crossing the road over the weekend.
Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar confirmed that the pedestrian that was struck in front of their building Saturday night was one of their employees, though they would like law enforcement to release the identity.
GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Nathan “Nate” Harris, 19, a student-athlete at Troy University and a former gridiron star at Gulf Shores High School, died in a motorcycle wreck.
“If there was one person I wanted to be like. It was him. He was my role model,” Nate’s friend classmate Rodger Strick said.
Many in our area are mourning the loss of a 21-year-old Navy seaman, who died Friday during a training exercise. James Derek Lovelace played baseball at Faulkner State in Bay Minette and was from Crestview.
It was a search that lasted all night and into Tuesday morning–while they can’t all end with someone being found safe, rescuers are glad this one did.
“This happens to be a good day,” said Ray Mooney with Klass Kids. After a full night of searching, this wrapped up pretty quickly Tuesday morning. One of the first search teams of the morning found her not far from the parking lot.
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UPDATE: Audrey Hurley was found around 7:15 Monday morning. She is said to be okay. Authorities are taking her to a hospital in Florida for an evaluation. We have a reporter on the scene and will have additional details as soon as we talk with authorities.
A memorial service for former Gulf Shores High School and Troy football player Nathan Harris was held Thursday. Dozens of friends and family attended the service at First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores to pay their last respects.
The young student athlete died in a motorcycle accident Saturday on Fort Morgan Road. The outpouring of support to the Harris family has been tremendous and has meant the world to Nathan’s family and friends.
Nathan Harris lived 19 years on this earth.
His impact will last far longer.
The Troy University football player and former Gulf Shores High quarterback died in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning on Fort Morgan Road.
Hundreds packed the sanctuary at First Baptist Gulf Shores on Thursday afternoon for an emotional two-hour ceremony celebrating the way Harris lived his life and the people he influenced along the way.
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.
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.
Former Gulf Shores High School quarterback Nathan Harris died this morning in a motorcycle accident, Local 15 confirmed.
The accident occurred at around 8:50 am when Harris’ motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 180 at Council Lane in Gulf Shores, according to the Gulf Shores Police Department.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police are reporting that a two-vehicle crash about 8:30 a.m. on April 30 on Fort Morgan Road resulted in the death of a 2015 Gulf Shores High School graduate.
Nathan Harris, a former football quarterback and baseball player at the school, was killed in the accident. Officials said Harris was riding a motorcycle when he was killed.
Nathan “Nate” Harris, 19, a walk-on football player at Troy University and a former gridiron star at Gulf Shores High School, died in a motorcycle wreck Saturday morning, his former high school coach told FOX10 News.
A Troy University football player was killed Saturday morning while operating a motorcycle in Gulf Shores, police say.
Nathan Harris, 19, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck the end of a flatbed truck with tandem trailer carrying lumber, Gulf Shores Police Sgt. Jason Woodruff said.