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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.

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.

FBI Director James Comey pays a visit to the Mobile field office | AL.com

January 18, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigations office in Mobile got a routine visit from FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday morning, according to Special Agent David Furman.

“Director Comey makes it a point to try and visit every FBI field office on a periodic basis and we just happened to be in the rotation,” said Furman.

via FBI Director James Comey pays a visit to the Mobile field office | AL.com.

Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com

January 18, 2017

It’s felt like spring this week in Alabama, and that will bring a chance of spring-like severe weather.

There will be two rounds of storms possible this week, the first on Thursday and a second, possibly more substantial threat over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has put much of Alabama under a marginal risk of severe weather for Thursday.

via Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com.

Hunting Over Bait Still Illegal in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama

January 09, 2017

Wildlife food plots in Alabama have suffered because of the recent drought and some hunters are trying to increase their chances of harvesting a deer by disregarding a long-standing law. Hunting game over bait is illegal in Alabama, but the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources continues to receive calls asking if the law has changed. “There is a rumor being passed around that we’re allowing hunting over bait because of the drought, and that is absolutely not true,” said Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes.

via Hunting Over Bait Still Illegal in Alabama | Outdoor Alabama.

After ‘debtors’ prison,’ Alabama is a better place | AL.com

January 09, 2017

But it is a message. Not just to Wiggins and Hayes, but to judges all over Alabama.

If you are going to put profits over basic American rights, you are going to pay a price. Maybe not an equal price, and maybe not every time. But Alabama now sees you for who and what you are: the bad guy.

You can call yourself a judge, but you can’t call yourself just.

It’s clear as crystal now. And because of that – and all who have fought for those who cannot fight for themselves – Alabama is a better place.

via After ‘debtors’ prison,’ Alabama is a better place | AL.com.

Alabama one of four states with high rates of flu-like illness | AL.com

January 06, 2017

Flu season has arrived in Alabama.

The state is one of four nationwide that reported high rates of patients seeking treatment for flu-like illnesses at the end of 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia, Arizona and Oklahoma also had high rates, with the rest of the country reporting moderate to minimal flu-like activity.

via Alabama one of four states with high rates of flu-like illness | AL.com.

Roughly Half Million Gallons of Sewage Spills into Mobile Waterways; More Expected

January 03, 2017

Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) crews have been busy since the start of 2017.

By Sunday afternoon, more than 450,000 gallons of sewer water had spilled into waterways throughout Mobile County, and with more severe weather Monday night, that number could climb even higher.

via Roughly Half Million Gallons of Sewage Spills into Mobile Waterways; More Expected.

Wounded Saraland police officer shows ‘signs of improvement’ – FOX10 News | WALA

December 28, 2016

There is new information on the Saraland police officer wounded in a shooting last week.

The city says Officer Jackie Tucker “continues to show signs of improvement with each passing day.”

The statement by the city continues to say, “Certainly these are not huge leaps like we would like. However, it is improvement, and she is a fighter.”

via Wounded Saraland police officer shows ‘signs of improvement’ – FOX10 News | WALA.

GoFundMe set up for critically injured Saraland police officer – FOX10 News | WALA

December 27, 2016

A community continues to rally around Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker. She was shot in the head while responding to a domestic call last week. A close friend tells us she remains in a coma at USA Medical Center.

Tucker’s friend and fellow officer, LeighAnne Bush, visited Tucker on Christmas day and posted this update of her condition on Facebook:

via GoFundMe set up for critically injured Saraland police officer – FOX10 News | WALA.

Construction Projects Changing the View at Baldwin Beaches

December 24, 2016

Orange Beach Seawall

The Gulf State Park project is beginning to peek over the fences along Perdido Beach Highway and from the elevation of the state park pier, a better sense of the footprint of the project.

Expected to open in 2018, it is just one of the major projects currently changing the view along the coastline.

via Construction Projects Changing the View at Baldwin Beaches.

Fairhope, among Alabama’s fastest growing cities, approves temporary freeze on large developments | AL.com

December 24, 2016

One of Alabama’s fastest growing cities put a temporary halt Thursday on the development of large-scale subdivisions and apartment complexes.

The Fairhope City Council, with a unanimous vote, implemented a six-month moratorium on new subdivisions of four lots or more and new multi-family dwellings that eclipse three units.

via Fairhope, among Alabama’s fastest growing cities, approves temporary freeze on large developments | AL.com.

Troy forces five turnovers, beats Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl | AL.com

December 24, 2016

Troy capped off its most-successful season as an FBS school with a thrilling bowl victory in its home state on Friday night.

The Trojans forced five Ohio turnovers – converting three of them into touchdowns – to claim a 28-23 win before a crowd of 32,377 in the Dollar General Bowl at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Troy ends the season at 10-3, its first double-digit victory season since 2000, when it was a member of the Division I-AA Southland Conference.

via Troy forces five turnovers, beats Ohio 28-23 in Dollar General Bowl | AL.com.

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