BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Today a family continues to cope with losing a loved one. On Saturday, an elderly woman died after being stung multiple times by a swarm of yellow jackets. Unfortunately this isn’t the first time a tragedy like this has happened in our area. A few years ago, a Mobile woman lost her husband to a yellow jacket attack. FOX10 News is committed to your safety when it comes to swarming yellow jackets, so we talked with a professional on what you need to know.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 55-year-old Billy Wayne Prater of Lillian, Alabama for two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals after he shot two puppies with a shotgun.
The third mayor to take over Fairhope’s top elected post in the past 44 years ushered in her administration Monday by winning approval from the City Council to hire an outside attorney who will examine pending lawsuits against the city.
The recommendation came from Mayor Karin Wilson, sworn into office on Nov. 7, who wants an accurate accounting of the city’s legal bills.
But other issues that are atop Wilson’s agenda – a moratorium on new developments, and clarity on the mayor’s salary – were pushed off for future consideration.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has approved $63 million for six Alabama projects as part of a restoration and conservation plan resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gov. Robert Bentley’s office announced.
The money comes out of two plea agreements approved by a federal court in 2013 that resolved certain criminal charges against BP and Transocean, according to the governor’s office.
Baldwin County now has it’s very own medical evacuation helicopter.
The helicopter is housed at its temporary base at the Stapleton Volunteer Fire Dept.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) announced another strong year for tourism, the return of several national sporting events and the success of the Leave Only Footprints initiative during the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores.
GULF SHORES, AL – City officials will discuss the spring break alcohol ban at its Monday work session and will likely be keeping it on the books for 2017.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — For the third year in a row, the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, met at the Orange Beach Events Center.The group desires to bless the communities where they meet and again chose the Christian Service Center as the recipient of their outreach. Each day of their meeting, the group collected food, household supplies, personal hygiene items, baby supplies and cash donations for the CSC.
Fairhope — Willie Robertson, star of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty and No. 1 NY Times bestselling author, will be featured at a book signing set for Friday, Nov. 18 at The Book Cellar at Page and Palette. Robertson will sign copies of his newest book “The American Fisherman: How Our Nation’s Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A” from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Book purchase is required to participate in signing and only those purchased exclusively from Page and Palette will be signed. Pre-orders are available for purchase on the Page and Palette website. For more information contact the bookstore at 251 928-5295 or visit pageandpalette.com.
There’s not much left of John Stewart’s produce stand off I-65 Exit 37 in North Baldwin County. The stand burned to the ground early Saturday morning. You can still see some of the scorched satsumas Stewart is known for. After assessing the damage, Stewart suspects arson.
Little Lagoon Pass is a popular spot in Gulf Shores where families come to relax and anglers try their luck. It’s a special place for Stephen Kichler. “This is my life. My family has been here since the 1800s.”
FOLEY, AL- Emergency medical service just got better — and faster — in Baldwin County. Medstar EMS unveiled its latest, life-saving tool to the public Monday: an air ambulance. The $3 million medical chopper is called Medstar Air Care 1. The machine can fly at speeds up to 150 miles per hour and can get to any point in Baldwin County from its base in 14 minutes or less.
Folks living in the neighborhoods around busy Canal Road in Orange Beach have no doubt been getting the aroma of some great cooking in the last few days. That wafting smell of chili, burgers, meat being grilled was the result of the biggest cook-off in the nation in their own back yard.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WEAR) — The bestselling author of “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” will be will be in Fairhope on December 6th speaking about her latest novel.
Author Fannie Flagg will be speaking about th
GULF SHORES, AL – In an ongoing effort to help disabled veterans Tacky Jacks restaurants gave away two chairs to disabled veterans on Veteran’s Day.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Wildflowers organized the effort and Fisher’s hosted it and the Christian Service Center benefited from the fourth annual Toy Drive for Children.
PENSACOLA, Fla(WEAR) — Welcome home Blues!
Thousands gathered to welcome Pensacola’s hometown heroes during their homecoming show.
This year marks the 70th anniversary for the demonstration team.
The U.S. Navy’s precision flying team — the world famous Blue Angels — concluded its 70th anniversary season Saturday with a thrilling air show in Pensacola.
The crowd was enthusiastic, appreciative of the skills and maneuvers on display at close altitude.
It was an exciting night for folks in Mobile. They lined up by the hundreds to pack into Saenger theater to watch a movie about the human spirit.
“We tried to make the best movie possible and honor these men because they are heroes and everyone aboard that ship was doing a job,” says Executive Producer Tim Cavanaugh.
Saturday afternoon at NAS Pensacola, the 2016 Blue Angels roared over a crowd of more than 100,000 fans for the annual Homecoming Show.
The above video is a weather discussion between Meteorologist Thomas Geboy and National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge (Mobile) Jeff Medlin. The topic is La Nina. In this video we break-down what we might experience locally because of the La Nina.
The atmosphere at the Blue Angels’ Homecoming Air Show always pulses with magic, excitement and pride for those both in the air and on the sidelines.
An area of disturbed weather in the western Caribbean had a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm later this week. (National Hurricane Center)
Sugar-white sand beaches, a culinary scene rivaling New Orleans, a vibrant shopping district—Gulf Shores, Alabama, is one of America’s greatest under-the-radar beach towns. Wander your way through the Wharf, an entertainment district that’s a hybrid of Rodeo Drive chic and old-school Charleston charm, or enjoy fresh oysters and cocktails at one of the city’s many waterfront locales. And, of course, there’s always the beach. Below, we’ve selected the best ways to spend your time.
Orange Beach, AL – The week I had planned to travel to Texas to see some friends, turned into a chance to cover a world class event. Weather prevented me from heading west, so I went south, to an area I frequent on vacation every year, Orange Beach Alabama. It was here that the World Food Championships were being held, and I had to check it out.
In Orange Beach Saturday, military veterans will be strutting their silkies to raise awareness for veteran suicide. The crew will march 22 kilometers, carrying 22 kilograms for the 22 vets who commit suicide everyday. The goal is to strengthen the military community and build peer-to-peer resources.
Voter turnout was near an all-time high Tuesday, with more than 65 percent of Baldwin County voters heading to the polls to vote in this year’s election. Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell said he knew early in the day that this year had the potential to be a big election. “In addition to the presidential election, we also had a number of statewide and local amendments that I think drew people to come and vote,” Russell said.