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Journey Coming to Orange Beach July 6th

January 23, 2017

Journey Coming to Orange Beach

Journey has set a concert in Orange Beach at the The Wharf Amphitheater on July 6th, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 27th at 10am CST.

via Journey Coming to Orange Beach July 6th.

Spanish Fort Coach Killed in I-65 Traffic Crash

January 23, 2017

A flag at half-staff and a campus in mourning.

For Spanish Fort High School principal Brian Williamson a difficult day that began with a phone call giving him the news, he would have to share with his staff and Coach Akins team. “Definitely one of the tougher things I’ve ever done. You try to stay strong for everybody and be a leader in a situation like that and at the same time I’m hurting, broken on the inside as well.”

via Spanish Fort Coach Killed in I-65 Traffic Crash.

Severe weather leaves damage across Mobile | WPMI

January 22, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Storms and heavy rain moved through Mobile Saturday morning, leaving behind down trees and power lines in some areas.

At one point, an estimated 4,600 homes in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland were without power. Storms brought heavy rain, damaging winds, and lightning to many parts of the Mobile area. In Mobile, trees came toppling down on homes and in the roadways. Crews worked to remove trees from Cottage Hill Road, Martin Luther King Junior Avenue and Lawrence Street.

via Severe weather leaves damage across Mobile | WPMI.

Daphne couple with baby arrested for car break ins | WPMI

January 22, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Two people are facing charges tonight in Daphne for allegedly stealing people’s property from their parked vehicles.

It was at Arbors By The Bay apartments where officers finally caught up with couple early this morning. It was two o’clock in the morning when police got a call from a resident saying a man was going from car door to car door in the parking lot. That’s when a foot chase got underway.

via Daphne couple with baby arrested for car break ins | WPMI.

Reporter Arrested After DUI Crash Involving Police Officer

January 22, 2017

A news reporter has been arrested for an alcohol-related crash that injured a Pensacola Police Officer. According to an arrest report, William Isern, a reporter with the Pensacola News Journal, is charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI.

The crash happened January 7, near the intersection of Cervantes and Baylen Streets. Isern was arrested Thursday night.

via Reporter Arrested After DUI Crash Involving Police Officer.

Daphne couple with baby arrested for car break ins | WPMI

January 21, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Two people are facing charges tonight in Daphne for allegedly stealing people’s property from their parked vehicles.

It was at Arbors By The Bay apartments where officers finally caught up with couple early this morning. It was two o’clock in the morning when police got a call from a resident saying a man was going from car door to car door in the parking lot. That’s when a foot chase got underway.

via Daphne couple with baby arrested for car break ins | WPMI.

Robertsdale fire victim grateful for community support – FOX10 News | WALA

January 21, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of many of you, a Robertsdale woman is on the road to recovery after suffering a terrible loss.  We first told you about Tonya Wilkins on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 after she lost her home and two dogs in an overnight fire.  Since then, the outpouring of donations is helping her get a fresh start.

via Robertsdale fire victim grateful for community support – FOX10 News | WALA.

Repair estimate led to alleged stalker’s obsession with mechanic | AL.com

January 21, 2017

A customer and an employee at Freeman’s Collision Center in Foley stared up at four large cracks streaking down from the top of the brick walled building, framed above two steel sliding garage doors, around noon on Friday.

The employee who did not want to be identified, said just 24 hours ago a scene from a Lifetime movie played out in the bay area of the collision center. The Foley Police Department said that 56-year-old Susan Kotkiewicz tried to run a male employee at the business over with her car.

via Repair estimate led to alleged stalker’s obsession with mechanic | AL.com.

Spanish Fort girls basketball coach dies in interstate crash | AL.com

January 21, 2017

Spanish Fort girls basketball coach Thad Akins died in a collision with a tractor trailer on Interstate 65 near Fort Deposit on Thursday night.

The two-vehicle crash happened at 9:50 p.m. near mile marker 153, according to a news release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Akins, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened just hours after Spanish Fort earned a 52-35 victory over Gulf Shores.

via Spanish Fort girls basketball coach dies in interstate crash | AL.com.

Bradley Byrne has ‘no intention’ to run for Senate, but what about governor? | AL.com

January 20, 2017

When U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne chatted with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley during President-elect Donald Trump’s rally in Mobile last month, the topic of the open Senate seat came up.

“I said, ‘Governor, I’m the only person in Ladd-Peebles Stadium today who is not trying to be the United States senator,” Byrne said he jokingly told Bentley, his former political rival.

via Bradley Byrne has ‘no intention’ to run for Senate, but what about governor? | AL.com.

Gulf Shores to pay $30k for impact study of Gulf State Park renovations | WPMI

January 20, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — As major renovations continue at the Gulf State Park, the city of Gulf Shores is preparing for the impact on residents.

City officials have approved thousands of dollars to pay for a study on what the projects will mean for traffic, economic development and more.

via Gulf Shores to pay $30k for impact study of Gulf State Park renovations | WPMI.

Alleged stalker misses man, slams car into another vehicle; 56-year-old faces attempted murder charges | AL.com

January 20, 2017

A 56-year-old woman crashed her vehicle into a business where she was stalking and attempting to run over an employee around mid day on Thursday in Foley.

The Foley Police Department is reporting that Susan Kotkiewicz, 56, was parked in the parking lot of a State Farm on Cypress Street at approximately 12:45 p.m. before driving her vehicle into Freeman Collision located at 225 East Laurel Avenue.

via Alleged stalker misses man, slams car into another vehicle; 56-year-old faces attempted murder charges | AL.com.

Gulf Shores looks to study impact of Gulf State Park developments | The Islander

January 19, 2017

During last week’s work session, Gulf Shores city leaders discussed a potential $30,000 study to look at what impact changes coming to Gulf State Park could have on the city.

Steve Griffin, city administrator, told the council he hoped the city would approve the study being done with Sasaki and Associates.

“I’d like to look at how to blend our community with the state park and blend the state park with our community so that we’re not doing this in an isolated way,” Griffin said.

via Gulf Shores looks to study impact of Gulf State Park developments | The Islander.

Two charged with killing cows in target practice in Robertsdale | WPMI

January 19, 2017

Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators want all gun owners to obey target practice rules outside the city limits.

This after two people target practicing last Saturday killed a number of cows just outside Robertsdale. Investigators say the suspects were extremely careless. It’s believed 200 rounds of ammunition were sent out across an open field.

via Two charged with killing cows in target practice in Robertsdale | WPMI.

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