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Orange Beach denies zoning change to residential lot

September 21, 2019
Two weeks prior it was a moment of disagreement rarely seen between council members at the Sept. 3 Orange Beach City Council work session meeting. Developer Greg Kennedy was asking to combine two Gulf-front lots into one planned unit development at the west end of beach road for a phase 2 of his Hammock Dunes project. Kennedy bought the western of the two lots and added 11 cottages to the site which already had two homes on it.
Source: Orange Beach denies zoning change to residential lot
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Robertsdale crime spree suspects in court – WKRG News 5

September 21, 2019
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — Bond was set at 70 thousand dollars for 18-year-old William Young, 19-year-old Daniel Findley and 19-year-old Jakob Smith. All are charged with three burglaries, theft of property and breaking and entering into four vehicles. Young has an additional charge of resisting arrest. Police say so far, they have eight victims of burglaries and break-ins and three stolen vehicles.
Source: Robertsdale crime spree suspects in court – WKRG News 5
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Orange Beach ambulance service speeding up emergency care months after launch | WPMI

September 21, 2019
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — After 3 months on the job, Orange Beach Fire-Rescue officials said their new dedicated ambulances are helping save lives. The city's service was launched in May to provide immediate care to residents, who were previously relying on Medstar ambulances stationed around the county.
Source: Orange Beach ambulance service speeding up emergency care months after launch | WPMI
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Orange Beach Wildlife Center rescues and rehabs animals

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA®) – Since 2016 the Orange Beach Wildlife Center and Management Program has been rehabbing and taking in native injured or exhausted critters, rehabbing those they can and returning them to the wild. “Our goal is to work with wildlife and get it back into the wild,” Coastal Programs Coordinator Melissa Vinson said. “We are permitted to rehab all native wildlife expect deer. This includes but is not limited to: raptors, waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, mammals excluding deer but including (rabies vector species) mammals and reptiles.”
Source: Orange Beach Wildlife Center rescues and rehabs animals
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Pedestrian activated signal part of Flora-Bama traffic safety improvements | WPMI

September 20, 2019
PERDIDO KEY, Ala. (WPMI) — A pedestrian activated traffic signal is the next project in line at the Flora-Bama, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The Flora-Bama is a staple along the Gulf Coast, but as the area and its popularity continue to grow, the location of the famous bar has led to a push for improving pedestrian safety.
Source: Pedestrian activated signal part of Flora-Bama traffic safety improvements | WPMI
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Daphne Police officers commended after saving toddler from drowning | WPMI

September 20, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Two Daphne Police officers are being commended after their quick actions saved a toddler from drowning. Daphne Police said Officer Josh Harlan and Officer Josh Reeves rushed to the Colonnade apartment complex on U.S. 98 Sunday afternoon after a call for a possible child drowning.
Source: Daphne Police officers commended after saving toddler from drowning | WPMI

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