The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County reminds all people to protect themselves and their families against Florida Red Tide exposure. At this time, moderate to high levels of the Red Tide organism are predicted to be present in Escambia County’s coastal waters from Friday through Sunday.
FOLEY — Foley’s pedestrian bridge project could soon be back on schedule after the State Licensing Board agreed to let a general contractor complete the work.
Four days after heavy surf and strong winds and crews on Fort Pickens Road still have a lot of work to do.
Mountains of sand have shut down a four to five mile stretch of Fort Pickens Road. Crews have been working non-stop to clear the road, but it wasn’t just sand they had to move.
BALDWIN COUNTY- On Wednesday afternoon, a Baldwin County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer assigned to the C.F. Taylor School in Robertsdale was approached by a bus driver advising the deputy of a possible weapon discovered on a bus. The SRO searched the bus along with the driver and discovered what initially was thought to be a black semi automatic hand gun.
ROBERTSDALE, AL- Misty Wilkes is five months pregnant and is accused of doing the unthinkable.
Sheriff’s investigators say the Mom-to-be swallowed an unknown amount of methamphetamine after deputies on a traffic stop found a rolling meth lab in her car.
Seven individuals, one from Alabama, have been indicted by a federal grand jury after authorities say they filed fraudulent claims totaling more than $2 billion related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The defendants were indicted on 95 counts of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, identity theft, and aggravated identity theft, according to the Justice Department.
Thursday 10/29/15 LiveMusicLineUp.com
GULF SHORES, AL — The Gulf Shores Business and Aviation Park was recently designated as an Alabama AdvantageSite by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
This achievement helps to advance Vision 2025 and is the result of a collaborative effort between the City of Gulf Shores, the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and the Airport Authority.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — For the second year members of The Church of God Worldwide Association meeting at the Orange Beach Events Center have made a substantial contribution to the Christian Service Center Food Bank.
On Wednesday, October 28, Chris Francis officially announced his candidacy campaign for a seat on the Baldwin County School Board in an interview with FOX10 News.
“I want to put my name on the ballot to give people an option to vote for somebody that they can align themselves with,” said Francis, who associates himself with the TEA Party.
Attorney General Luther Strange announced the indictment of a Baldwin County man for 45 counts of child pornography Wednesday.
John Lockard Bailey, 36, of Elberta, was served notice of the indictment at the Baldwin County Correctional Center where he has been since June 10.
From Gulf Shores to Orange Beach, Halloween costume contests will be held all over Pleasure Island this weekend, and folks will be sporting all kinds of costumes at beach bars. But perhaps the most popular spot to show your wacky, wild and wicked costumes is on the Alabama-Florida state line at the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package in Perdido Key, Fla. for its annual Halloween costume contest. Each year hundreds of people pack the ‘Bama for this annual shindig on the beach.
If legendary Alabama record producer Rick Hall is known for anything, it’s for having a vision. So if someone’s going to play a dramatized version of him on TV, it’s no surprise that Hall has a very firm idea or two about who that should be.
“That’s something I’ve thought about a couple of times,” Hall said this week. “And I think that George Clooney could do a good job. And I think Johnny Depp could do a good job.”
GULF SHORES, AL – Local artist Opal Young will be among the many artists at the Nov. 7 Art Market presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
The City of Gulf Shores has dealt with a bit of storm damage Monday, October 26, as high winds, rough surf, and rain pounded the area.
At Gulf State Park, sections of the park’s pier were taken out by strong waves.
We have an update to a story we first told you about Monday, October 26, on Fox Ten News and fox10tv.com.
The Gulf State Park Pier in Baldwin County remains closed Tuesday night while crews make repairs to the pier after strong surf Monday.
Outside the gate Tuesday morning, you could see some of the damage caused by rough surf.
But, video taken by staff members showed the true fury of Monday’s weather.
Every year, dozens of college seniors cap off their football season with one last game to add to their resume: the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Part of gearing up for the big game is the practice they hold in Fairhope. During last night’s city council meeting, the city voted to give $35,000 to the Senior Bowl.
Mayor Tim Kant said having the practice stay in Fairhope is a boost for the economy since it gives the area exposure and lodging dollars.
Rough surf and life-threatening rip currents are serious concerns at beaches in the Florida panhandle following Monday’s storm, but weather conditions are slowly improving.On Tuesday, we saw peeks of sunshine and less rain. The coastal flooding and beach erosion threats are also fading.
10/27/15 Tuesday LiveMusicLineUp.com
SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) - A few days before a Daphne man was killed in his home, Spanish Fort Police said his suspected killer was loitering in a Spanish Fort neighborhood.
According to police, Brent Bolar was hanging out in the Rayne Plantation neighborhood on October 8.
Police and neighbors said he was sitting in a rocking chair in front of a house under construction, telling passing by neighbors that he was new to the neighborhood.
It’s the sound that gets your attention first, the roar of wind pushing massive waves toward shore.
10 to 12-foot giants, rolling in and then crashing into Gulf State Park Pier before pushing their way almost to the dune line.
“The waves are really coming in and there is a really good current under there,” says Bernadette Morrall from Gulf Shores, “so you have to watch out.”
GULF SHORES, AL- Monday will go down as one of the worst beach days of the year.
The low pressure system pushing across the Gulf Coast brought heavy downpours, tropical storm force gusts, dangerous rip currents, rough surf, coastal flooding and minor beach erosion in Gulf Shores.
via Bad Beach Day.
Heavy rains are causing flooding in southwest Alabama as remnants of Hurricane Patricia move across the northern Gulf Coast.
Police warned drivers to stay off flooded roads south of Mobile on Monday, particularly around the parkway leading to Dauphin Island.
Flooding also was reported on the causeway linking Mobile and Spanish Fort across Mobile Bay and in southern Mobile County around Coden, a hub for boat building and seafood.
Alabama lawyers are due about $20 million in legal fees connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement.
Half of the legal fees – about $10 million – will benefit the Alabama Attorney General’s Office budget; the other half flow to private firms. Mike Lewis, a spokesman for the office, said staff attorneys spent five years and more than 24,000 hours negotiating the settlement.
Nearly $1 billion from 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement will pour into Alabama’s general fund during the next 17 years.
What’s in dispute is how the money will be spent as cash-strapped lawmakers statewide wrangle for control of the revenue stream.
The money is the state of Alabama’s portion of the $20 billion settlement between the federal government, the five Gulf Coast states, and BP.
The remnants of Hurricane Patricia could be felt at Alabama’s two beaches on Monday morning. There was spotty flooding along Highway 59 in Baldwin County, but Patricia packed a bigger punch further south along Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf shores, Ala.
Hurricane Patricia’s remnants did a number on the Alabama Gulf Coast Monday.
Part of Gulf State Park’s pier broke up as a result of harsh waves, some five feet taller than normal.
Experts told AL.com that piers are designed to have some give in the case of situations like Monday to prevent further damage.
The pier will be inspected before it is fully reopened.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Beach Safety Director Melvin Shepard says while he’s not currently recommending closing the Gulf to swimmers he and other safety officials are prepared to do so if conditions warrant.
“Right now with the wind and rain, we’re staying with the red flags,” he said. “If he weather breaks, the rain stops and people start heading to the beaches, we’ll reevaluate and if necessary post double red flags.”
Monday 10/26/15 LiveMusicLineUp.com
A proposed 21-story, 114-unit Phoenix Orange Beach condominium project on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach was denied preliminary planning approval by the Orange Beach Planning Commission, city officials said. The request will now be presented at a public hearing on Nov. 17 at the Orange Beach City Council meeting. The condo tower would be built on vacant property west of the Hampton Inn & Suites.