When the Blue Angels show starts on Pensacola beach — it’s led by not a jet fighter, but a propeller plane, a C-130.
It’s more commonly known as the Fat Albert. The aircraft was first used in the 1960s by military, and is still popularly used today. The Blue Angels use the plane to transport crewmembers and tools, and it’s also a featured member of the elite squadron.
After a three-hour non-stop sprint from Lakeview, the mini-van pulls onto the main drag in Orange Beach, Ala. A sudden U-turn toward a pharmacy confuses and concerns 3-year-old Celia: “We go home now?”
American horseshoe crabs — those spiny, briny creatures with a vaguely alien look to them — may seem common to some beach-goers in Alabama, but their physical properties are unique.
Their copper-rich blue blood makes them of particular interest for medical research and human health, and scientists at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) are about to investigate their local populations further with a first-ever tagging program in the state of Alabama.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Orange Beach Planning Commission will have a full slate on Monday, July 13 with discussion planned for a 114-unit condo project on the beach, a 26-unit condo project on Terry Cove and a 77-cottage residential development behind the Village of Tannin on the beach highway in west Orange Beach.
It was shocking news to many late Thursday when word that NFL football great and Foley native, Kenny Stabler died at age 69. Before going on to win the 1977 Superbowl, he quarterbacked for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama and led Foley High School to a state title.
Known as “THE SNAKE” for his uncanny ability to avoid tackles, Kenny Stabler began his illustrious career in Baldwin County. He led the Foley Lions to a 29 – 1 record over his time there and a state championship. Forever known as one of Alabama’s and Coach Bryant’s greatest quarterbacks, Stabler’s always made the folks in his hometown proud.
A year after announcing the success of its pilot biofuel plant in Daphne, Algae Systems has halted operations on Mobile Bay as it courts more investors.
The company’s process — developed, in part, by NASA – uses disinfected wastewater as a nutrient for algae that’s eventually converted into biofuel through a high-heating, “hydrothermal liquefaction” system. In its Daphne project, the company has been growing algae in large floating bags that take up about a half-acre of bay waters.
Ken Stabler’s family said he died listening to Lynyrd Skynrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Alabama always had a sweet spot in Ken Stabler’s heart.
The football star and Foley native died Wednesday as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69-years-old old. Stabler got his humble beginnings in the small town of Foley, where he earned his nickname “the snake”.
The Santa Rosa Island Authority will ask Escambia County for the power to collect items left on the beach overnight.
The SRIA on Wednesday voted to approve asking county commissioners for an ordinance that would allow for things like beach tents, chairs, coolers and floats to be collected by staff if left out overnight. The ordinance still has to be drafted, a public hearing conducted and approval given by the county commissioners.
A Daphne man with a long criminal history has been arrested for leaving a young child locked inside a hot vehicle in Fairhope.
Robert Goodwin, 34, has been charged with Domestic Violence Reckless Endangerment for allegedly leaving a young boy — presumably his son, though police haven’t specified — inside his black SUV for more than half-an-hour.
The FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, along with state and local police executed search warrants at a house on East Michigan Avenue in Foley Wednesday night.
Authorities aren’t releasing much information including names or charges, but News 5 has learned officers seized two pounds of drugs, possibly methamphetamine, guns and cash from two houses and a garage on the property.
Artificial reefs have been used for hundreds of years to enrich marine life without harming the environment. In early July 2015, artificial reefs will be transported from Orange Beach, Alabama to just offshore Grayton Beach State Park.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) Over the next 48 hours the eyes of the fishing world will be focused on The Wharf to see what is billed as the premier fishing tournament of the Gulf Coast.
Sixty boats are participating in the 2015 Blue Marlin Grand Championship. Anglers from across the Gulf Coast gathered at The Wharf looking to catch a piece of the $1.4 million purse. The anglers are not the only people seeing dollar signs this weekend.
How exactly did close friends Daphney Massey and Lucy Farmer get on an HGTV reality show about flipping beach houses in Gulf Shores?
“Lucy conned me into it,” says Massey without hesitation. This prompts hoots of laughter from the pair, who have been friends for more than two decades, since their freshman year at the University of North Alabama, when they joined the same sorority.
Alabama will get $405 million less than what the governor’s office reported last week in the a settlement with BP for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, said Wednesday.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — H-5 found this morning by Lance Millican – Yippee!!! After eight years of finding several false crawls (including FCH-2 this morning a 35-inch crawl width) and being at nearly every nest find and hatching – Lance finally found his first very own nest!
Lance is always the first on the beach on his patrol day so his false crawl came in at 5:35 and his nest call 5:45! The nest was in section E, seven feet from high tide line and well below mean high tide.
The public will have one more chance in late July to provide feedback on a master plan for the Gulf State Park Restoration Project that could see $135 million in improvements.
Fueled by thousands of survey respondents and two prior open-house events, a draft master plan will be on display for further feedback from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23 at the Gulf Shores Activity Center.
Proposals shown during the June 11 open house ran a wide gamut, from treehouse cabin and houseboat rentals to a new park gateway off Canal Road to adding an adventure center on half of the existing golf course.