BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — From Florida to Georgia to the Carolinas, thousands of people have left their homes behind. With Hurricane Matthew, there is no messing around. The warnings have been clear.
GULF SHORES, AL – A little sprinkle didn’t rain on the Gulf Shores Homecoming Parade 2016 as the parade rolled from the school to Sims Park on Oct. 6.
GULF SHORES, AL- Baldwin County hotels are packed with hurricane evacuees from Florida.
Many hotels, like the Gulf Shores Holiday Inn Express, are having to turn people away.
Hotel guests and employees are glued to the television in the lobby watching live hurricane coverage from Florida’s east coast.
We now know the name on the headstone was wrong. It had been misspelled.
“A lot of people had respect for it even though it’s a misprint.”
Milford Allen was supposed to be Wilford Allen and for the last four months, since it was discovered on Rick and Shelia Borders property, the marker has sat under a grand oak tree in their front yard.
The construction of a Walmart Supercenter angered plenty of Fairhope residents less than a decade ago. A Hampton Inn, built downtown with a parking deck, also stirred friction. And a worker-housing development next to the high school sparked fierce resistance.
GULF SHORES – Tom Schlinkert has been looking for answers as to why the state doesn’t want to renew his contract for running ziplines in Gulf State Park.
“If they would just sit down and talk,” Schlinkert said. “They still won’t tell us why. There appears to be a reason they won’t tell us. I think it’s time these guys were upfront.”
The Blue Angels are set to return to the Gulf Coast in November, but for now, check out this amazing video of the angels out west.
This video was taken by lead solo pilot Lt. Ryan Chamberlain. He was on the runway shooting video of Navy Commander Frank Weisser— Weisser took the helm of the number 6 following the death of Captain Jeff Kuss back in June following a tragic accident.
FOLEY, AL- Foley is one of Baldwin County’s fastest growing cities. Families continue to move here, commercial development is on the rise and new visitors arrive daily.
Recent growth could put a strain on some public safety resources in the future.
Local emergency management officials are using Hurricane Matthew as an opportunity to remind people to stay prepared for any possible storm.
In Baldwin County in particular, many residents haven’t experienced a major storm before.
More than two dozen linemen, superintendents and engineers from Baldwin EMC are getting ready to hit the road heading into the storm.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — A major road project at the beach which should make walking around a lot safer now has help at the state level.
ALDOT has taken over the repaving project in Gulf Shores, leaving more money to make it pedestrian-friendly.
Fairhope is the fastest growing city in the state of Alabama, and now it wants a time out. A new city government is on the way with a new mayor and three new City Council members, all who say a slow down is necessary so infrastructure can catch up.
Loxley Work Release corrections officer Jerrett Derrell Hooks was booked into the facility after being arrested for two counts of helping an inmate escape and one count of using his position for personal gain.
With $65 million in new money thanks to the state’s BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.
One of the nation’s largest environmental groups — bankrolled with $50 million from the heirs to the Walmart fortune — has spent millions of dollars pushing a wholesale change in how the U.S. manages its fisheries, an AL.com investigation reveals.
Critics blame the Environmental Defense Fund effort for hurting fishing communities on every coast, from Kake, Alaska, and Gloucester, Mass., to Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
The group has pushed a system that turns the right to catch a pound of fish into a private commodity that can be bought and sold like a share of stock on Wall Street. The government then gives these shares to individual commercial fishermen, granting them the right to catch that fish, or lease or sell the right to catch it to another fisherman.
Hurricane Matthew got stronger Thursday morning, and forecasters said it could intensify even more and be an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane as it closes in on Florida later today.
Hurricane Matthew hasn’t taken aim at Alabama, but some in Alabama are taking aim at Matthew.
Projections suggest it’ll be Thursday night before the storm begins to graze the eastern coast of Florida. It’s unclear whether Matthew will skirt the coast as it sweeps along Georgia and the Carolinas or make landfall one or more times. The possibility has been raised that the storm might even loop out to sea and come back westward for a second strike.
WEEKS BAY, AL- State wildlife officials are investigating reports of dead birds found near the mouth of Weeks Bay.
The dead birds, including seagulls, brown pelicans and great blue herons, are located near the boat launch at the end of County Road 1. We counted 17 dead birds at that location Wednesday.
With Labor Day far behind us and the holidays still in the seemingly distant future…where can we go for a last minute ‘fun in the sun’ vacation? Try Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama!
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) — The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2016 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Gulf State Park officials have officially shut down the “Zip Line” concession on Lake Shelby as of this week.
The owner says he still has a license to operate but is getting no where with the state. Tom Schlinkert says state officials are not being honest or forthcoming about what’s behind the shut down.
Hundreds of evacuees from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba kept busy Tuesday exploring Pensacola while keeping a watchful eye on powerful Hurricane Matthew.
PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (WEAR) — Traffic along Perdido Key Drive is much better Tuesday after drivers complained of severe delays Monday, when a major resurfacing project started.
Commissioner Doug Underhill looked into the complaints and found out the issue.
GULF SHORES – Tom Schlinkert has been looking for answers as to why the state doesn’t want to renew his contract for running ziplines in Gulf State Park.“
If they would just sit down and talk,” Schlinkert said. “They still won’t tell us why. There appears to be a reason they won’t tell us. I think it’s time these guys were upfront.”
About 700 family members are staying at NAS Pensacola after the U.S. Navy ordered the mandatory evacuation for military spouses and children living at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base in southeast Cuba.
The city of Foley passed a new gas tax that will add three cents per gallon to gasoline being brought into the city. Foley was one of only a few cities in Baldwin County not to have a gasoline tax and city leaders said it is needed to help pay for road projects.
This is a trip six weeks in the making.
A one hundred pound, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is back in the gulf.