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Foley Woman Jailed On Prescription Drug, Forgery Charges | WKRG

July 25, 2017

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — Surveillance images show 25-year-old Jayni Krebs doing what many people do every day, filling a prescription. But according to police, the prescription didn’t come from a doctor.

“She was able to steal prescription pads and write out forged prescriptions in family members names,” says Foley Police Captain Thurston Bullock.

via Foley Woman Jailed On Prescription Drug, Forgery Charges | WKRG.

Orange Beach acquires piece of charter fishing history

July 24, 2017
Sea Duster

Sea Duster

There’s a history behind Earl Callaway’s effort to help Orange Beach retain an important piece of its nautical heritage: the vintage Walker charter fishing boat the Sea Duster.

“I tried to give it to ‘em one time and I had to buy it back to get it to ‘em this time,” Callaway said. “This is the second time I’ve owned it.”

via Orange Beach acquires piece of charter fishing history.

Orange Beach beachfront sells for big bucks | AL.com

July 24, 2017

The developers of Phoenix Orange Beach II paid $7 million cash for three acres at 26686 Perdido Beach Blvd., in Orange Beach, and plan to build the 120-unit, gulf-front complex on the site, according to Realtors. The property has more than 200 front feet on the Gulf and is between Island House Hotel and Tidewater condominiums. Jane Brett of Brett Robinson Real Estate represented the buyers, and Susan Carleton of Southern Real Estate Sales worked for Mobile, Al.,-based sellers. Pre-sales are under way and so far more than 50 units have sold. The two bedroom units start at $530,000; three-bedrooms start at $610,000 and four-bedrooms start at $785,000.

via Orange Beach beachfront sells for big bucks | AL.com.

$720,000 grant will keep Mobile Bay sensor net alive | AL.com

July 24, 2017

Mobile’s iconic Middle Bay Light lighthouse is back online, thanks to a $720,000 federal grant that will help keep the public informed about what’s happening under the bay’s surface.

It’s not Middle Bay Light’s navigational beacon that’s back in business: It’s a sensor array that takes air and water readings and feeds them to a website used by scientific, governmental and recreational users alike. The array is part of a network run by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and it recently has won a grant worth nearly three quarters of a million dollars from NOAA’s RESTORE Act Science Program.

via $720,000 grant will keep Mobile Bay sensor net alive | AL.com.

Baldwin County Animal Control Needs Adoption Help | WKRG

July 24, 2017

Baldwin County Animal control needs help handling a large influx of dogs expected sometime Monday.  Director Kevin Kiser said they were asked late last week to take control of 14-15 dogs from a homeowner who’s recently fallen ill and can no longer care for them.

Kiser says they work hard to make sure they don’t have to euthanize animals but they are at or near capacity at present.  He said if they aren’t able to find homes tomorrow for some dogs either that they are taking in or are already in the shelter they will, in his words, have to start making some tough decisions.

via Baldwin County Animal Control Needs Adoption Help | WKRG.

Beach scenes: Playing at Perdido Pass, 7.22.17 – Photo Gallery – AL.com

July 23, 2017

Addie Koch of Louisiana works on her tan at Perdido Pass. Vacationers play at Alabama Point and Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photos by Brian Kelly/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

via Beach scenes: Playing at Perdido Pass, 7.22.17 – Photo Gallery – AL.com.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Day 2 results | AL.com

July 23, 2017

Hundreds of boats weighed in at the scales on day 2 of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. More than 3,200 anglers are competing in the 84th edition of the tournament this year.

The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the rodeo as the largest fishing tournament in the world. The Rodeo website describes it this way: “The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators.

via Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Day 2 results | AL.com.

Missing Pensacola boy may be camping in Perdido River Wildlife M – FOX10 News | WALA

July 22, 2017

A 13-year-old boy missing since Tuesday may be camping in the Perdido River Wildlife Management Area, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy, Grant Hofberger of Pensacola, was last seen wearing a blue camo shirt, black jogging pants and a gray book bag. He was seen riding his black bicycle carrying a sleeping bag and a box of cereal, the Sheriff’s Office posted on the agency’s Facebook page.

via Missing Pensacola boy may be camping in Perdido River Wildlife M – FOX10 News | WALA.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo results, Day 1 | AL.com

July 22, 2017

Barracuda - Much maligned in these parts, the barracuda is both a ferocious predator and a tasty fish. People are afraid to eat them because of their association with ciguatera, a dinoflagellate that can cause intestinal distress. But our barracuda are not generally carriers of the toxin, as it is usually only found in reef fish on tropical reefs.

via Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo results, Day 1 | AL.com.

Former Fairhope IT employee disputes mayor’s claims | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 22, 2017

Former City of Fairhope IT Technician Tanner Bonner received a letter from one of Fairhope’s attorneys July 18 after Bonner made comments critical of the city and Mayor Karin Wilson on social media posts.

Bonner’s comments on his own Facebook page, as well as his comments regarding stories posted on Gulf Coast Media’s Facebook page, involved stories reported in The Courier, including key logger software placed on seven city employees’ computers at the direction of Wilson and hard drive and phone searches performed on the city-owned equipment of former city employees Sherry Sullivan and Jennifer Fidler at the request of Wilson.

via Former Fairhope IT employee disputes mayor’s claims | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Shark teeth help track oceanic changes | Video | NJTV News

July 21, 2017

William Paterson University Researcher Marty Becker went searching for shark teeth 70 feet underwater in Alabama.

“We discovered an ancient cypress forest that was submerged 10 miles off the Alabama coast by sea level rise and had the chance to scuba dive that,” says Becker.

It’s a project out of Gulf Shores Alabama that he’s working on with fellow researchers. The researchers are collecting both modern and fossil shark teeth in order to understand the history of sea level rise.

via Shark teeth help track oceanic changes | Video | NJTV News.

Park goers experience OWA’s first night during soft opening | WPMI

July 21, 2017

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — The moment the Gulf Coast has been waiting for finally arrived as OWA opened its gates for a sneak peak on Thursday.

The OWA amusement park is set to open to the public on Friday.

Screams from thrill seekers echoed all over the park due in part thanks to the massive rollercoaster named the Rollin’ Thunder.

via Park goers experience OWA’s first night during soft opening | WPMI.

What you can and cannot take into OWA – FOX10 News | WALA

July 21, 2017

The Foley based theme park OWA is slated to open Friday, July 21, and FOX10 News has a list of what you can and cannot take into the park.

Featuring 21 thrilling rides, including, the Rollin’ Thunder, Twister and Freedom Flyer, park officials say parking is free and while some items are allowed in the park, other are prohibited.

via What you can and cannot take into OWA – FOX10 News | WALA.

OWA holds opening ceremony ahead of Friday’s grand opening – FOX10 News | WALA

July 21, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - The Porch Band of Creek Indians got the party started with a traditional tribal dance as the opening ceremony made way for special guests to experience what the Park at OWA has to offer ahead of the grand opening.

The partnership between the tribe and the City of Foley is expected to bring in big business and capitalize on record tourism in Baldwin County.

via OWA holds opening ceremony ahead of Friday’s grand opening – FOX10 News | WALA.

16 rides to try at OWA | AL.com

July 21, 2017

Rollin’ Thunder is the main attraction at the 21-ride Park at OWA. With its twists, high speeds, dips, corkscrews and inversions, the ride won’t be for the timid. The ride has been touted as one of the “longest roller coasters” in the U.S., and measures the span of seven football fields. You have to be at least 51 inches to ride. Rollin’ Thunder travels at a speed of 55.9 mph.

via 16 rides to try at OWA | AL.com.

‘A little bit like Disney World’: OWA amusement park opens today | AL.com

July 21, 2017

As Camille Keomanivong waited for husband to brave the Rollin’ Thunder Thursday, she couldn’t help but think about Mickey Mouse.

“It looks a little bit like Disney World,” said Keomanivong, an Atmore resident in comparing “The Park at OWA” with the famed Walt Disney World amusement park in Orlando. “It’s more accessible, which is awesome. It’s very family-friendly. It’s clean and well-organized. It’s great.”

via ‘A little bit like Disney World’: OWA amusement park opens today | AL.com.

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