New X-ray scanners in Baldwin Co. courthouses – FOX10 News | WALA

April 06, 2016

All Baldwin County courthouses are now equipped with new x-ray scanners. The units in Bay Minette, Fairhope and Foley were replaced after all of the old ones broke within a few weeks of one another in late 2015.

For several months, deputies at all three Baldwin County courthouses have had to check bags and briefcases by hand.  That called for quick action in January of 2016 when the Sheriff’s Office, the Judicial Office and the Baldwin County Commission decided to spend the money to replace the 10-year old machines.

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Caught on camera: local pharmacy robbed – FOX10 News | WALA

April 05, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - A local pharmacy in Robertsdale, which was robbed early Monday morning, was back open at noon the same day.

Lee’s Drug Store off Highway 59 was the victim of a drugstore spree of thefts. Robertsdale Police told FOX10 News the crooks were still on the loose Monday night and have been associated with at least two other robberies in Escambia County, Florida, the same night.

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Freely Swimming Dolphin Needed Rescuing

April 05, 2016

Living on the Gulf Coast, we’re surrounded by nature, but sometimes Mother Nature could use a little help. A little more than a week ago, a dolphin was rescued from the northern section of the Perdido River.

It wasn’t stranded on the shore, or hit by a boat. It spent about a month in fresh water. That’s too long for the saltwater thriving bottle-nose dolphin. It couldn’t swim back to saltwater because the channel out was too shallow. Lesions on the dolphin’s skin had already started to appear as visual signs of distress.

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Ken Stabler’s survivors at odds after Rose Stabler joins latest NFL concussion lawsuit | AL.com

April 04, 2016

Rose Stabler, a former wife of quarterback Ken Stabler, has joined the latest concussion-based lawsuit against the NFL. Former player Tracy Scroggins filed suit against the NFL on March 25. Former players Quinn Gray and Danny Gorrer and Rose Stabler joined the amended lawsuit on Friday.

Ken Stabler was a prep star at Foley and a collegiate standout for Alabama before playing in the NFL. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. However, his election to the football shrine came after Stabler died of colon cancer on July 8.

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Gov. Bentley scandal step aside: Coastal lawmakers focus on BP spill settlement | AL.com

April 03, 2016

Gov. Robert Bentley’s fate may dominate the talk in Montgomery next week when the Legislature returns from its spring break. But coastal Alabama lawmakers will be pushing another priority to the head of the line: the BP oil spill settlement.

The Alabama Senate is expected to take up SB267, sponsored by Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, that would divert a substantial chunk of the $1 billion settlement to road projects, particularly in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

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Robertsdale man arrested on child sexual abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 02, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama —  A Robertsdale man was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12 after an alleged incident during an Easter lunch on Saturday.

Jackie Robert Brown, 67, of Robertsdale was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Facility at 9:46 p.m. on Saturday and is being held on a $15,000 bond, according to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department recor

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Gulf Shores hosts Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 02, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores will host its Fifth Annual Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Cultural Center.

“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our area has to offer,” Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Managerm said. “The great thing about this event is that it’s a free, one-stop-shop for summer camp fun.”

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State of the City: Gulf Shores transforming into national destin – FOX10 News | WALA

April 01, 2016

For years, the city of Gulf Shores remained a little-known vacation treasure, but as the city continues to grow, so does its diverse population. FOX10 news reporter Devan Coffaro tells us how this small beach town is transforming into a national destination. It’s all part of our “State of the City” series, where we highlight a city on the Gulf Coast every few weeks.

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Flood insurance rates going up | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR

April 01, 2016

WEAR-TV — Facing a mountain of debt, flood insurance rates are going up – but just how much will it cost you to protect your home?

The National Flood Insurance Program is still trying to get itself out of nearly $24-billion in debt that was built after a series of disasters, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. So the Program is raising flood insurance rates up to 18% for all policyholders starting Friday, April 1st.

Keep in mind, flood insurance is not usually covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. It has to be purchased separately.

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Spring breaker injured in balcony fall in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – On Wednesday March 30 units from the Gulf Shores Fire Department were called out to 1217 W. Beach Blvd. where it was reported a 19-year-old man had fallen from a first floor balcony.

Contacted via social media on April 1,Fabian Azima said he is shaken but doing fine.

“I’m fine thank God,” Azima said. “I broke two ribs and bruised my eye.”

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Gulf Shores, Orange Beach add trucks, vans, cars to fleets – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – On a recent morning Mayor Robert Craft was going over some items with staff members before the afternoon’s Gulf Shores Council meeting.

“It seemed everyone had a vehicle request and I was like ‘wait a minute, timeout. Why?’” Craft said during the meeting. “Are you doing it because you want it, are you doing it because we need it?”

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