The Mobile area State Senator who has been fighting for a year to bring the bulk of Alabama’s BP Oil Spill settlement funds to the gulf coast says a revised House version of his bill is better than nothing.
ELBERTA, AL- The town of Elberta is taking the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean seriously.
The town has mailed out more than 3,000 Zika warning alert postcards. The cards also remind property owners about the town’s trash and rubbish ordinance.
The nuisance ordinance also requires property owners to remove items that hold standing water because that’s where mosquitoes breed.
“There has been some confusion about the lots and lines.” For the first time Governor Robert Bentley is addressing renovations at the state’s beach house in Fort Morgan and defending the extension of a security wall across county property that blocks access to the beach. “That part right there that has never been used,” the governor told reporters. “That right-of-way, that has never been used for anything because it can’t be used for anything. It’s all grown up and no one has ever used it.”
A renovation to the governor’s mansion on the Fort Morgan peninsula faces scrutiny from a federal agency over a lack of a permit required to build on tracts inhabited by the Alabama beach mouse, an endangered species.
GULF SHORES, AL – There’s no denying the abrupt, without-warning closure of State Park Road 2 in Gulf State Park came as a shock to local officials.
“I am upset that we are here,” Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. “Closing State Park Road 2 is going to make our traffic worse. And it’s not just going to make it worse for us, it’s going to make it worse for our guests, too.”
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BAY MINETTE — Alabama’s Department of Examiners of Public Accounts presented their finished audit results to the Baldwin County Board of Education last week, and the group has submitted an unmodified opinion with no findings, the best opinion a school system can receive.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Officials in Baldwin County say a privacy wall at the state beach house in Fort Morgan has to come down. As first reported on Tuesday, the newly constructed security wall appears to be encroaching on county property.
On April 20, the Foley Police Department and the Foley Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire at 17929 Little Rock Road in Foley. The fire was contained in a bedroom closet. A dog was located in the residence and had suffered burns. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian by police. After the dog was released by the veterinarian, it was brought to the kennels at the Foley Police Department. On Tuesday, April 26, the dog was taken back to the veterinarian. The dog was later euthanized.
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Baldwin County commissioners contend the extension to brick wall at the state governor’s mansion on the Fort Morgan Peninsula was built on county land. The county has tried since Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to find out why it was built without proper permits.
DAPHNE, AL (WALA) - The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates one in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell signed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Baldwin County.
FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Authorities say 19-year-old Jabari Maliek Stots of Foley is responsible for the setting a dog on fire which led to the animal being euthanized. Stots was arrested for first-degree Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Cruelty to an animal, which is a Class C felony.
The Alabama House could vote as early as Thursday night on a revised bill that spells out how BP oil spill settlement funds will be spent. The recent changes reduce the funds to be sent to coastal Alabama for major road projects.
There is a storm brewing in Fort Morgan and it has nothing to do with the weather.
“I’m not sure if this is an intentional action by the Governor’s office to make some sort of land grab or if this is an accidental mistake.”
Organizers of the 2016 Hangout Music Fest have issued a warning to procrastinators that tickets are running low for the upcoming event.
Festival planners issued a “don’t miss the boat” caution by various social media outlets on Thursday. The message said passes were “running low,” but didn’t specify how close the event was to a sellout. Organizers traditionally don’t release sales numbers but have declared sellouts many years. Last year, it was two days before the festival opened when they tweeted that passes were no longer available.
You can see storms passing across Mobile Bay most any day, including today. But you’ve probably never seen them the way area photographer Glen Perry shows them in a new time-lapse video.
Perry recently uploaded the video to YouTube, explaining that it is a small piece of a larger project in which he set out to experiment with High Dynamic Range photography. (A digital photography website explains HDR as a technique that allows photographers to exploit vastly different light levels, “from the darkest black to the brightest white,” in the same frame.)
Noreen Kendle and Ron Slovensky have heard plenty of opinions in recent days about how to protest the construction of a decorative, concrete wall separating the state’s gubernatorial beach mansion from public access to the sand and surf.
But the members of the Seaside Shores subdivision, among the oldest along on the Fort Morgan peninsula west of Gulf Shores, are going to wait and see how a brewing battle between the governor’s office and the Baldwin County Commission plays out.
Alabama’s private recreational anglers who enjoy red snapper fishing will have only one weekend to pursue the state’s signature reef fish in federal waters, much to the chagrin of anglers and state fisheries officials alike.
The good news is that, after consulting with Governor Robert Bentley and Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr., Alabama Marine Resources Division Director Chris Blankenship announced this week that Alabama will have a red snapper season in state waters that will start on May 27 and run through July 31. The daily bag limit is two fish with a minimum length of 16 inches.
For years, the city of Gulf Shores has issued post-storm re-entry passes for residents on the island, the portion of Gulf Shores south of the intracoastal waterway, including those who live and own businesses on the Fort Morgan peninsula.
However, since the Fort Morgan Civic Association won an 11-year court battle against Gulf Shores over the city’s attempted annexation of 19 miles of land on Alabama Highway 180, which de-annexed the property into the county’s jurisdiction in 2014, the city says it will no longer issue those re-entry permits to non-residents on the peninsula.
FOLEY, AL (WALA) - Police in Foley say a dog was euthanized Tuesday because of injuries suffered when the animal was set on fire last week.
Authorities say three teenagers are involved, and two of them have been arrested.
Officials found the dog on fire in a bedroom closet inside an abandoned trailer on Little Rock Road Wednesday, April 20. They also say at least one of the suspects poured an accelerant on the dog before lighting it on fire.
FOLEY, AL- The FAA says it could take a year to determine the cause of a twin engine Cessna plane crash.
The FAA isn’t officially commenting about the crash, but an investigator tells News 5 they are not ruling out pilot error.
The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on North Hickory Street near the Foley Airport. Pilot Russell Smith escaped the crash with only minor injuries. Three men who saw the plane hit an oak and burst into flames helped pull the shaken Smith to safety.
In just about a month the words “fish on” will take on new meaning for fans of red snapper.
“For every day that red snapper season is open that means millions of dollars to the economy of coastal Alabama,” says the director of Alabama Marine Resources Chris Blankenship.
In response to an announcement today that the federal red snapper season for recreational anglers will be nine days long, state officials said that Alabama would set a 66 day state season, from May 27 through July 31.
However, during the longer Alabama season, anglers will only be allowed to fish in state waters, which stretch nine miles from shore, while during the federal season the entire Gulf is open.
Foley police are investigating an animal cruelty case in which a dog was set on fire, according to a report by Fox10.
Investigators were not available for comment Wednesday night, but the TV station reports the dog was set on fire in an abandoned trailer on Little Rock Road on April 20.
Thunderstorms, a few strong to severe, were rolling across south Alabama on Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service in Mobiie said there was a risk of isolated strong storms across southwest Alabama through noon today.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (MRD) announced Wednesday that Alabama’s waters will open for the recreational harvest of red snapper from Friday, May 27 – Sunday, July 31, 2016. For 2016, the state waters were extended in federal legislation that was passed in December 2015. This extension allows the State of Alabama to manage reef fish out to 9 miles from shore. The daily bag limit will be two red snapper per person. The minimum size for red snapper will be 16 inches total length. A list of public artificial and natural reefs located in Alabama state waters can be found at www.outdooralabama.com/artificial-reefs. Federal waters outside 9 miles will also be open for red snapper harvest during the nine-day federal season June 1-9.
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A Florida man is now charged with murder in the death of a Gulf Shores man who went missing on April 2 while sailing to Port St. Joe, Fla.
Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, is currently being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, La. after allegedly being caught using the missing man’s credit cards and passport, NOLA.com reported.
The Orange Beach Fire Department quickly put out a fire at a condominium.
The fire at Dolphin Key Condo on Perdido Beach Boulevard was reported just after 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. When firefighters arrived, they found fire and smoke on the third floor stair case. Crews were able to put to quickly put the fire out.
An addition to the state governor’s mansion wall off Ft. Morgan Rd. has Baldwin County commissioners and property owners upset. There’s always been a wall, but as part of ongoing renovations about a 40 ft. new section was added. That has county commissioners and some property owners upset because they said it was built across county right-of-way without permission and restricts beach access.