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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.

Foley Car Wreck Victims Recovering

January 06, 2017

FOLEY, AL- Mikki Jordan says a terrible car crash in Foley last week was her fault.

“We had pizza in the car so I reached for a piece of pizza, then when I reached for the pizza I didn’t see the truck coming,” says Jordan.

Jordan and her four-year-old son, Dre, were trapped inside the wreckage. In all, five people were hurt including the driver of the SUV.

via Foley Car Wreck Victims Recovering.

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.

Cool Shops at the Beach: Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense | AL.com

January 05, 2017

It opened up a few months ago, but Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense has become one of the trendiest shops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

No, they don’t carry the latest in beach apparel or trendy decor and furniture. Nope, Electric Seahorse just carries vinyl, musical instruments and other — well– other awesome stuff.

via Cool Shops at the Beach: Electric Seahorse Records and Nonsense | AL.com.

Blue Angels Head West — Airshow News

January 04, 2017

The New Year has come and the holidays are gone, which springs a monumental time for both incoming and returning Blue Angels pilots.

Each January, the United States Navy Blue Angels pack their bags and head West to the Southern California desert known as the Imperial Valley. Naval Air Facility El Centro, California becomes the team’s home away from home for nearly a three-month span.

via Blue Angels Head West — Airshow News.

Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - After a big storm pushed its way through south Alabama, many in Gulf Shores are spending the third day of the new year cleaning up.

“When I was coming over the bridge, that’s when the winds shifted really quick and in different directions,” TCBY Assistant Manager Chris Colbert explained.

via Gulf Shores businesses and residents continue to clean storm dam – FOX10 News | WALA.

Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA

January 04, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - While much attention was focused on Gulf Shores after damaging storms blew through there Monday, folks in other parts of Baldwin County were dealing with rising waters.  Families on Fernwood Circle had to call for help after those waters covered their vehicles and threatened to enter their houses.

via Flood waters force Foley families to be rescued by boat – FOX10 News | WALA.

Car Drives Off the Causeway into Mobile Bay

January 04, 2017

An off-duty firefighter with Mobile Fire-Rescue helped a driver who drove his car into Mobile Bay on Tuesday afternoon.

Spanish Fort Police say the driver was traveling at a high-rate of speed on the Causeway (U.S. Highway 98) when he drove off the roadway and into the bay, partially submerging the vehicle.   The car narrowly missed a fisherman and his two children.

via Car Drives Off the Causeway into Mobile Bay.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again

January 04, 2017

Every storm is different. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has been through just about all of them.

“It was a little scary for a while,” says zoo director Patti Hall. “I don’t get scared and even I was little scared for a couple minutes.” That’s about all the time they had before the business of getting the zoo back open was in full swing. “We’re a pro at doing that after three hurricanes.”

via Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Surviving the Storm, Again.

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