Fast-moving storm leaves over 3,000 without power in Baldwin County | AL.com

July 01, 2015

A strong thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 50 mph pushed through Baldwin County around 2 p.m. Tuesday causing power outages.

As the storm pushed down from north Baldwin County, Riviera Utilities reported over 1,000 customers without power.

Just before 2 p.m. the National Weather Service in Mobile reported that wind gusts of 48 mph were recorded in Loxley.

via Fast-moving storm leaves over 3,000 without power in Baldwin County | AL.com.

Silverhill PD – no charges to be filed in fatal shooting – FOX10 News | WALA

July 01, 2015

SILVERHILL, AL (WALA) – Silverhill Police say they have no plans in charging anyone in an altercation that resulted in one man being shot to death and another being badly beaten and taken to the hospital. It happened late Friday night, June 26, 2015 on McPhillips Road.

Friends of 25 year-old Ryan DeAngelis will remember him as the life of the party. Family and friends describe him as fun-loving and charismatic who never met a stranger.

via Silverhill PD – no charges to be filed in fatal shooting – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Optimist Club of Perdido Bay thanks community contributors – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 30, 2015

LILLIAN — Members of the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay recently honored several members of the community for their contributions to the club in their efforts to raise money to “Bring Out the Best in Kids”.

These are the sponsors of various projects throughout the year, but especially for their support of the Mullet Festival on Labor Day.

via Optimist Club of Perdido Bay thanks community contributors – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Vintage plane planned for movie beached at Flora-Bama – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 30, 2015

FLORA-BAMA – A vintage Catalina PBY flying boat being used in the filming of the Nicolas Cage movie “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” was beached near the iconic Flora-Bama lounge on Monday, June 29.

According to Orange Beach fire officials, during work on the movie the antique craft started taking on water and it ended up beached.

via Vintage plane planned for movie beached at Flora-Bama – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Two pedestrians struck Saturday morning, one by police cruiser – FOX10 News | WALA

June 30, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - It was a busy weekend for the Gulf Shores Police Department. Two pedestrians were struck by two different drivers almost simultaneously.

“A pedestrian hit is reasonably rare, but two at the same time, I’m glad that doesn’t happen every day,” Lt. Bill Cowan said.

via Two pedestrians struck Saturday morning, one by police cruiser – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Silverhill PD – no charges to be filed in fatal shooting – FOX10 News | WALA

June 30, 2015

SILVERHILL, AL (WALA) – Silverhill Police say they have no plans in charging anyone in an altercation that resulted in one man being shot to death and another being badly beaten and taken to the hospital. It happened late Friday night, June 26, 2015 on McPhillips Road.

Friends of 25 year-old Ryan DeAngelis will remember him as the life of the party. Family and friends describe him as fun-loving and charismatic who never met a stranger.

via Silverhill PD – no charges to be filed in fatal shooting – FOX10 News | WALA.

Arson in Orange Beach? Trailer fire ruled suspicious; white pickup linked to blaze | AL.com

June 30, 2015

A fire that gutted a mobile home on Bear Point in Orange Beach has been ruled suspicious and investigators are now zeroing in on a white pickup truck.

It’s been more than a week since Orange Beach firefighters battled the fire at the single-wide trailer in the 5400 block of Armadillo Avenue and the fire department is reaching out to the public for more information. The home was not occupied during fire, according to Orange Beach Fire/Rescue.

via Arson in Orange Beach? Trailer fire ruled suspicious; white pickup linked to blaze | AL.com.

Baldwin County judge issuing all marriage license requests | AL.com

June 30, 2015

Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell said Monday that his office is issuing licenses to all marriage license requests and that he’s unaware of any 25-day postponement of same-sex marriage licenses.

Russell, on Friday, said he wasn’t issuing licenses until after he reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. He said he would make that determination at 10 a.m. Monday.

via Baldwin County judge issuing all marriage license requests | AL.com.

Gulf Shores graduate dead after Silverhill shooting – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 29, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Ryan DeAngelis loved to work on cars and boats and drive them on the road, in the mud and on the water.“The first boat he got together by himself he was so proud of,” Vicki Smith, a friend of Ryan’s family, said. “He put it together in his middle school years. He was a go-getter.”

via Gulf Shores graduate dead after Silverhill shooting – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Two pedestrians struck by cars in Gulf Shores on June 27 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Home

June 28, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in the early morning hours of June 27 at separate locations in Gulf Shores.

One of those was struck by a Gulf Shores Police vehicle on beach road about 1:02 a.m. Another was struck Gulf Shores Parkway in front of Pelican Place. The vehicle involved in that crash left the scene and headed north on Gulf Shores Parkway.

via Two pedestrians struck by cars in Gulf Shores on June 27 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Home.

Neighbors Rattled After Overnight Shooting in Silverhill | WKRG

June 28, 2015

On McPhillips Road in Silverhill, crime tape tangled in the grass marks a daunting omen many neighbors never expected to see on their usually tranquil street.

“I was kind of shocked. This is a quiet road,” resident Charles Grimes said.”Everybody keeps to themselves. You don’t really have to worry about your neighbors. Everything’s really peaceful.”

via Neighbors Rattled After Overnight Shooting in Silverhill | WKRG.

Diving reefs growing in Alabama as nonprofit sinks second ship | AL.com

June 28, 2015

Two ships, mythical statues and a wedding chapel are all at the bottom of the Gulf and there’s more to come thanks to a nonprofit focused on making Alabama a diving destination.

Since forming in 2012, the Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation has made good on a three-year goal of creating three new reefs for recreational diving and fishing off the state’s coast. And momentum keeps building as local businesses, civic groups, city governments and a state agency pitch in.

via Diving reefs growing in Alabama as nonprofit sinks second ship | AL.com.

Baldwin Co. probate asks for time before issuing marriage licens – FOX10 News | WALA

June 27, 2015

Husbands Ron Smith and Timothy Guy are getting close to celebrating their one year anniversary. They’ve been together for nearly 31 years and officially tied the knot last year in Chicago.

And while the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling passing same-sex marriage across the country won’t directly affect them, they said it’s a big win for the LGBTQ youth in the country.

via Baldwin Co. probate asks for time before issuing marriage licens – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Exclusive: FOX10 tours USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage – FOX10 News | WALA

June 27, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) – FOX10 got an exclusive movie set tour of a World War II era film in Orange Beach. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage stars Nicolas Cage and tells an incredible true story of survival.

Our tour started at the Outcast Charter Docks and continued with a three-mile run around Orange Beach.

It wasn’t too long before we arrived at the film’s floating Hollywood.

via Exclusive: FOX10 tours USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Nicolas Cage Sightings in Orange Beach | WKRG

June 27, 2015

A day at work couldn’t have gotten any better for the Wilson sisters.

“We were just standing there and we saw them walking up,” says Shannon Wilson, “him and a woman and a child. I was supposed to speak but my sister took over because I froze.”

Her sister Stacey took it from there. “I said Nicolas and he said ‘yes’, can you take a picture with us and he was like ok.”

via Nicolas Cage Sightings in Orange Beach | WKRG.

Baldwin County Probate Judge: Waiting until 10 a.m. Monday before issuing marriage licenses | AL.com

June 27, 2015

Baldwin County is accepting marriage applications from all couples, but will not be issuing any licenses until at least 10 a.m. Monday, Probate Judge Tim Russell said Friday.

He said the delay is to give “our attorneys an opportunity to review the complete (Supreme Court) case to make sure we understand what is all involved in the ruling,” he said on the day the nation’s high court struck down same-sex marriage bans. “Our doors are open for applications.”

via Baldwin County Probate Judge: Waiting until 10 a.m. Monday before issuing marriage licenses | AL.com.

Diving reefs growing in Alabama as nonprofit sinks second ship | AL.com

June 27, 2015

Two ships, mythical statues and a wedding chapel are all at the bottom of the Gulf and there’s more to come thanks to a nonprofit focused on making Alabama a diving destination.

Since forming in 2012, the Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation has made good on a three-year goal of creating three new reefs for recreational diving and fishing off the state’s coast. And momentum keeps building as local businesses, civic groups, city governments and a state agency pitch in.

via Diving reefs growing in Alabama as nonprofit sinks second ship | AL.com.

Snapper, Trigger July Season Opens Soon in state waters | Outdoor Alabama

June 27, 2015

Recreational anglers will soon get another opportunity to enjoy the abundant red snapper population when the Alabama state season opens on July 1 and runs through July 31.After recreational anglers were allowed to fish only 10 days in federal waters, from June 1 through June 10, Alabama Marine Resources Director Chris Blankenship said Governor Robert Bentley and Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr. gave approval for Marine Resources to set a red snapper and triggerfish season for Alabama out to 9 miles in the Gulf of Mexico.

via Snapper, Trigger July Season Opens Soon in state waters | Outdoor Alabama.

Traffic gridlock sparks talk of Wolf Bay bridge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 25, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — They are coming and coming and coming. And they are going to keep coming.

And there is going to be more of them coming as more places for them to stay on Pleasure Island continue be built and more ball fields to host more games are on drawing boards in Orange Beach and Foley.

via Traffic gridlock sparks talk of Wolf Bay bridge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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