From lionfish-zapping robots to high-tech traps, scientists are racing to find ways to control the voracious and invasive fish that threaten fragile marine ecosystems from the northern Gulf of Mexico to South America and beyond.
After a special called council meeting Tuesday evening, Elberta council members said they wanted to ask questions about whether Elberta Mayor Marvin Williams and potentially other town officials remained silent on a letter of determination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued on Aug. 19 that involved allegations of racial harassment and a hostile work environment from a former town employee.
A wanted man out from Elberta led police on a 12-minute chase Friday, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour before being caught in Foley. The suspect cut through a trailer park, a neighborhood and several business parking lots in Foley before being stopped.
ELBERTA, AL- An Elberta man wanted on felony charges refused to stop for police and led officers on a high speed pursuit at speeds of 90 miles per hour.
The chase happened Friday and ended in Foley when Charles Moore crashed into a police SUV. Elberta Police released dash cam footage of the dangerous chase Tuesday.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday is scheduled to consider a new record-keeping rule for breweries and brew pubs who sell beer for customers to take home.
A proposed rule, which was publicized by the ABC Board for public comment, required breweries and brew pubs to record the names, addresses, phone numbers and birth dates for customers who buy beer for off-premises consumption.
The Hurricane Hunters on Wednesday morning were investigating a tropical disturbance nearing the Caribbean that could become Tropical Storm Matthew soon.
So far the Hunters found that the disturbance, called Invest 97L for now, had winds of 40-45 mph, which are tropical storm force, according to the National Hurricane Center. They are also looking to see if it has a closed circulation.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Robotics research in Pensacola has a new home.
The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) opened its new $8 million facility with a ribbon cutting Monday morning.
It’s happened again. Almost a dozen goats were shot to death and dumped in Fish River over the weekend.
“Looks like the majority of them were shot in the neck at least four to five times.” Kevin VanAllen has the unenviable task of removing the bodies from the river. “This last time they finished them off with the rest of the 15 of them. There was a bunch of baby ones as well.”
Masses of orange and black Monarch butterflies flit in the fall to beaches near Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and Destin. Called the kings of butterflies, they start swarming through the Gulf Coast from the end of September to the first of October.
A tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic could become 2016′s next named storm today or tonight, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning.
The disturbance, called Invest 97L for now, was located about 475 miles east-southeast of Barbados Tuesday morning and was moving westward at 15-20 mph.
Delicate slices of pale white fish arranged on a plate lay before me, the fish’s edges seasoned and gently seared. The flesh, cooked rare, looks firm and meaty. Two strips of sauce are drawn down the sides of the plate—one a pale green wasabi and teriyaki mix, the other a fiery Sriracha mayo.
With the special session finished, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is looking toward the next regular session.
He was in Point Clear Friday talking to Manufacture Alabama, and spoke about some of his goals for the legislature.
The Alabama legislature finished out the special session by using the BP oil spill settlement as a solution for Medicaid – one time money that means Medicaid funding is still on the line for 2018.
“Keep pushing. Never give up.”
That was the message from cancer survivor Tanga Renee Watts. Wearing lots of pink, Watts, of Foley, Ala. was one of dozens of cancer survivors and supporters who came out for the Alabama Gulf Coast Relay For Life event at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center was watching what could turn out to be the next storm, and this one is headed for the Caribbean.
Invest 97L was still a tropical wave on Monday morning, located about 1,150 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands in the central Atlantic.
Coastal Canvas & Detail has leased 1,500 square feet at 24252 Canal Road in Orange Beach, according to David Swiger of Swiger & Company Realtors.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — It’s been three years in the making and it’s already becoming a Baldwin County landmark. Friday, the Foley Pedestrian Bridge officially opened to the public. The mayor called it “the bridge over the great divide.”
ORANGE BEACH (WPMI) — The battle is on against an invasive species of fish that could ravage our seafood industry.
Experts say Lion Fish are multiplying at remarkable speeds and with no natural predator, they’re eating their fair share.
Tuesday morning, the Baldwin County Commission unanimously passed an almost $126.4 million dollar budget for the upcoming fiscal year. County Administrator Ron Cink gave a short presentation on the budget where he pointed out some of the highlights for the commissioners and the public present.
Court documents have been filed asking a judge to disqualify Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon from prosecuting a criminal case.
In an email sent to FOX10News, the attorney for Chey Garrigan filed a motion in Baldwin County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.
The pedestrian bridge in Foley is officially open.
“A great day for Foley. We’ve been waiting a long time for this.” Mayor John Konair joined by city leaders and almost 100 school children made the ceremonial walk across the bridge and what the mayor calls the “great divide” in his city, Highway 59. “This is about safety but it’s also about economic development. This will bridge our city and bring it together and I’m really proud, really proud of it.”
When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.
Residents from the Oak Creek subdivision in Daphne came together Thursday evening to voice their opposition to a newly proposed apartment complex.
When Toni Fassbender looks at the lot near Champions Way in Daphne, she sees acres of opportunity.
“It’s a start, this is our first start,” she said.
She’s been working with the Daphne Industrial Development Board for years now working to transform the lot into the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC). In a news release Thursday afternoon, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne announced a federal grant will help make the complex a reality.
The Fairhope City Council is considering putting a freeze on all new subdivision permit applications for at least six months. That will be up for discussion at the City Council meeting Thursday night, September 22, 2016.
We’re hearing heated complaints from local oystermen, who say restrictions set by the state are preventing them from working.
“It’s terrible. It’s critical,” said Danny Harris.
The group from Bayou La Batre says the state has shut down commercial oystering. They were ready to start harvesting earlier this month but say the state has yet to open the waters.