Fairhope incumbent mayor unopposed 24 hours before qualifying en – FOX10 News | WALA

July 19, 2016

Less than 24 hours away from the deadline to qualify for next month’s municipal elections, and Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant is unopposed. Elected in 2000, incumbent Kant is seeking his fifth term.

“I think he’s done a good job so far. I really do. I know a lot of people oppose him, but they’re not running against him. I think he’s done a great job and the city looks good,” said Helen Stopa, owner of Fairhope Connection Local Artists.

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Spanish Fort Fire Supports Police Department Following Heartbreaking Weekend

July 19, 2016

The Spanish Fort Police Department gets a special morning from fellow first responders. Firefighters hosted a breakfast for police officers at the fire station. There are few better ways to say thanks than with some free food.

“We understand that without the police department society could pretty much not survive,” said Firefighter Simon Bleyswyk. The Monday morning breakfast comes on the heels of Baton Rouge, an attack weighing heavy on the minds of the men behind the badge –coming back to work from the weekend.

via Spanish Fort Fire Supports Police Department Following Heartbreaking Weekend.

Bull sharks, big tuna, broken records on final leaderboard at Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com

July 19, 2016

The cannon blast at 5 p.m. Sunday signaled the end of the 2016 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a tournament that saw more fish released alive as part of the competition than ever before.

In the end, most of the largest trout and redfish brought to the scales were released alive. More exciting, many of them returned to the water sporting new tracking tags that will yield a great deal of scientific data when those fish are recaptured. And, after growing recognition of the decline in global shark populations, around 1,000 sharks were released alive, a welcome change from piles of shark corpses leftover after previous rodeos.

via Bull sharks, big tuna, broken records on final leaderboard at Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com.

Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 18, 2016

State troopers announced on July 18 they are looking for another vehicle involved in a crash that claimed the life of a Gulf Shores man on July 15.John William Bryan, 32, a Fort Morgan volunteer fireman, was killed about 10:20 p.m. when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a crash with a 2000 to 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, color unknown, “with the very bottom of the right front bumper broken off.”

via Troopers looking for truck involved in traffic fatality of Gulf Shores man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Alabama State Troops looking for vehicle connected to Fairhope fatal crash | WPMI

July 18, 2016

Alabama State Troopers are requesting assistance locating a vehicle in connection with a fatality crash.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the vehicle is believed to be a 2000-2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, unknown color, with the very bottom of the front right bumper broken off.

This vehicle is believed to have been involved in a fatal crash Friday night. The crash occurred on Alabama 181 near the 5 mile marker in the Fairhope.

According to officials, the vehicle was driven by a black male and seen leaving the area south bound on Alabama 181 after the accident.

via Alabama State Troops looking for vehicle connected to Fairhope fatal crash | WPMI.

Commercial center sells for top dollar in Gulf Shores | AL.com

July 18, 2016

Local and out-of-town investors paid $1.7 million for the 20,060-square-foot Uptown on 20th commercial center at 229 E. 20th Ave., in Gulf Shores, according to Kim Ward of Kim Ward Realty, who represented the sellers. Stacey Ryals of Bellator Real Estate & Development worked for the buyers. There are 13 tenants in the fully leased complex.

via Commercial center sells for top dollar in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Local Navy Seal releases book | WEAR

July 18, 2016

A former Navy SEAL was honored Sunday at Flora-Bama Lounge for the release of his memoir.

Kevin Lacz, formerly with SEAL team THREE, wrote “The Last Punisher,” a story about his time fighting in the Iraq War. It was released on July 12.

The book details his deployment and includes what it was like to work alongside American Sniper, Chris Kyle.

via Local Navy Seal releases book | WEAR.

Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Reels in Business on Dauphin Island

July 18, 2016

The bigger the fish, the bigger the story, and at the 83rd annual Deep Sea Fishing rodeo, neither of those was in short supply.

“it was like hooking into the front bumper of a Volkswagen,” William Wiseman described his experience.

“We fought em for about 2…. 2 and half hours,” Gregory Marshall said as he looked at the large yellowfin tuna hanging behind him.

via Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Reels in Business on Dauphin Island.

Fort Morgan firefighter dies in motorcycle accident – FOX10 News | WALA

July 17, 2016

Alabama State Troopers say 32-year-old John William Bryan was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle Friday night.

Investigators say Bryan was killed when he lost control of his 2015 Yamaha motorcycle.

The accident happened on Alabama 181, three miles east of Fairhope, around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

via Fort Morgan firefighter dies in motorcycle accident – FOX10 News | WALA.

Blue Angels fly high in Pensacola in honor of fallen angel, Capt – FOX10 News | WALA

July 17, 2016

PENSACOLA BEACH, FL (WALA) - It’s Red, White, and Blues Weekend and thousands of people are in Pensacola for the Blue Angels.

It’s a special tribute this year as the Blues took to the skies in their first show since the tragic death of Marine Pilot Captain Jeff Kuss, who died in crash in Tennessee early June.

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Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com

July 17, 2016

Day two of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo started with thunderstorms rolling in just after daybreak, sending dozens of boats scurrying back to the dock before the skies cleared.

When the fishermen started to filter back to the dock in the afternoon, the leaderboard began changing fast with dozens of huge fish, from grouper to tuna, and more fish released alive than ever before.

via Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com.

Attorney David Maloney has driver’s license suspended despite DUI dismissal | AL.com

July 17, 2016

David Maloney may have had his suspicion of DUI charge dismissed following a May arrest, but the Florida DUI attorney isn’t getting his driver’s license back.

WEAR-TV reported Maloney’s license was recently suspended for one year for refusing to submit to a field sobriety and Breathalyzer test after he was pulled over for speeding on May 8.

via Attorney David Maloney has driver’s license suspended despite DUI dismissal | AL.com.

Sinak running for Gulf Shores Council Place 2 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 16, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Retired firefighter Gary Sinak has announced he is seeking election to the Gulf Shores City Council Place 2.

Carolyn Doughty served three terms in the seat and has decided against seeking a fourth term. Realtor Kevin Corcoran is also on the ballot for Place 2 in the Aug. 23 municipal election.

Sinak moved from Miami to Mobile where in 1980 he graduated from University of South Alabama Paramedic Training Program and was soon after hired by Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue.

via Sinak running for Gulf Shores Council Place 2 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores man killed in crash on Alabama 181 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 16, 2016

A single-vehicle crash, Friday, July 15, claimed the life of a Gulf Shores man. John William Bryan, 32, was killed when he lost control and was thrown from the 2015 Yamaha motorcycle he was operating. Bryan was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Alabama 181 near the five mile marker, three miles east of Fairhope.

via Gulf Shores man killed in crash on Alabama 181 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit targets Gulf Coast restaurants including Biloxi, Mississippi’s Half Shell Oyster House | SunHerald

July 16, 2016

Hope Elly likes her seafood, but claims in lawsuits filed against Half Shell Oyster House in Biloxi, Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s in Gulf Shores and two other Alabama restaurants that, as a handicapped individual, she is being denied the same access available to able-bodied patrons.

Elly asks federal judges in each case to order that the restaurants be renovated to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. She also wants legal fees and expenses awarded to her law firm, the ADA Group of Montgomery, Ala.

The ADA Group has filed at least 38 lawsuits over handicapped accessibility, all but two of them in Alabama, court records show. This is the firm’s first foray into Mississippi.

via Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit targets Gulf Coast restaurants including Biloxi, Mississippi’s Half Shell Oyster House | SunHerald.

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