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Pet S&R Assisting in Search for Service Dog Tito in Baldwin County | WKRG

July 18, 2017

Magnolia Springs, AL (WKRG) —A former Marine in Baldwin County is holding out hope special help can find his missing therapy pit bull.

The dog, named Tito, has been missing since his owner Simon Flarity says July 4th fireworks scared him off. We’re nearing the two-week mark, but Flarity’s not giving up hope.

via Pet S&R Assisting in Search for Service Dog Tito in Baldwin County | WKRG.

Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com

July 18, 2017

After a Florida man operating a motorcycle was run over and killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 10 in Daphne on Saturday (July 15) morning, investigators are hoping the drivers involved who left the scene will come forward.

Daphne Police Department spokesman Jud Beedy identified the victim as 35-year-old Paul Phipps of Chipley, Florida.

via Florida man killed in horrific crash on I-10; Authorities ask the suspects to come forward | AL.com.

Taking a cobia and coming of age in the Gulf of Mexico | AL.com

July 18, 2017

The sound of the knife crunching through the cobia’s thick skull wasn’t pleasant, but it was humane. My friend, Sean Sullivan, pulled out the knife and put the dispatched fish in the cooler.

I could see tears welling up in my son’s eyes. He screamed, “Why did you have to kill it, Dad?” Keep in mind that he had already helped us catch a couple of red snapper and put them on ice.

That was different.

via Taking a cobia and coming of age in the Gulf of Mexico | AL.com.

Advanced Ticket Sales for Owa Begins Tuesday | WKRG

July 18, 2017

Opening day is just days away for The Park at Owa.  It is the first phase of a multi-phase entertainment development in Foley.

We are not allowed on the property until a preview event Thursday night, but earlier we did see one of the 21 amusement rides being tested. The Freedom Flyer lifts passengers 100 feet in the air–high enough to see the Gulf of Mexico once you are at the very top.

via Advanced Ticket Sales for Owa Begins Tuesday | WKRG.

Mayor’s statement about IT invoices contradicted by multiple sources | The Courier

July 17, 2017

A statement sent by Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson last week about a set of invoices submitted to the city by IT company Elias Technologies has come into question by current and former city leaders, city employees and Elias Technologies issuing statements contradicting many of the mayor’s claims.

Two invoices from Elias Technologies to the City of Fairhope were recently given to The Courier that appear to show work equipment used by former city employees Sherry Sullivan and Jennifer Fidler was sent to be examined and searched by Elias, a IT forensics company, at the request of Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson.

The invoices from the company both have the same invoice number, billing date and case title, but the details and amounts charged for the work differ between the two.

via Mayor’s statement about IT invoices contradicted by multiple sources | The Courier.

What a Catch! Blue Marlin Grand Championship reels in big fish, big prizes | WPMI

July 17, 2017

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — The Blue Marlin Championship reeled in some big fish, but even bigger prizes.

Local 15 caught up with Jim Cox, who hosted the Championship, last night live on-air after the event.

“Chasing Tail” a local Orange Beach team weighed in a 502-pound blue marlin to sail away with over $400,000.

via What a Catch! Blue Marlin Grand Championship reels in big fish, big prizes | WPMI.

Daphne Police searching for suspects who fled I-10 fatal accident involving motorcycle | WPMI

July 17, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Daphne Police are searching for multiple suspects who fled the scene of a fatal accident on Westbound I-10 this morning.

Officials say that the driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcycle left the scene of the accident. The suspect vehicle is a white SUV, possibly a Tahoe with Texas tags. The driver of that vehicle is described as a white female in her late 40′s or 50′s and had a white male passenger. This accident also included an 18 wheeler that also left the scene.

via Daphne Police searching for suspects who fled I-10 fatal accident involving motorcycle | WPMI.

Garrett Mayo, Foley slip past rival Fairhope to win Foley 7-on-7 Showdown – al.com

July 17, 2017

Host Foley went just 3-2 on Day 1 of the 2017 Foley 7-on-7 Showdown and lost an early game to Baldwin County rival Fairhope on Saturday morning.

However, the resilient Lions got it together later in the day.

Foley beat Pine Forest (Fla.) 26-21 in the semifinals and then knocked off the Pirates 18-14 in a rematch for the championship.

via Garrett Mayo, Foley slip past rival Fairhope to win Foley 7-on-7 Showdown – al.com.

Location for supermarket super controversial | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 16, 2017

ORANGE BEACH – Location, location, location. And a bad one at that.

Everybody seems to want Rouse’s to open a new store in Orange Beach. Just not in the southeast corner of Canal Road and Alabama 161.

“Pass the word on that we would love to have them in a different spot,” Planning Commission Chairman Robert Stuart said told Rouse’s representative, Phillip Burton. “Bring it. We want your sushi, we want your boudin, we want it all.”

The unlikely building of a Rouse’s at the proposed location provided the liveliest banter during a busy July 10 meeting.

via Location for supermarket super controversial | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Teen in hospital for flesh eating bacteria, possibly Mobile’s 5t – FOX10 News | WALA

July 16, 2017

There is another possible case of Vibrio Vulnificus on the Gulf Coast. A local teen is in the hospital battling a flesh eating bacteria on his hand.

So far this year, there have been 4 confirmed cases in Mobile County – two from the waters near Dauphin Island and the others from consuming raw oysters.

via Teen in hospital for flesh eating bacteria, possibly Mobile’s 5t – FOX10 News | WALA.

Traffic snarled along I-10 in Mobile and Baldwin counties following fatal hit-and-run crash | AL.com

July 16, 2017

Traffic was snarled in both directions of Interstate 10 Saturday, and portions of the westbound lane was shut down following a fatal hit-and-run crash that is currently under investigation.

Daphne police reported that they just finished working the investigation, but are requesting the public’s help in locating two vehicles that were involved.

via Traffic snarled along I-10 in Mobile and Baldwin counties following fatal hit-and-run crash | AL.com.

Tropical wave forms in Atlantic while Category 4 hurricane in Pacific | AL.com

July 16, 2017

The Atlantic wave was added to the board on Saturday. It was located in the central Atlantic on Saturday night and was expected to move westward at 15-20 mph over the next few days.

That would put it on track to impact the southern Windward Islands in a few days, and then it could move into the Caribbean.

via Tropical wave forms in Atlantic while Category 4 hurricane in Pacific | AL.com.

Blue Angels 2017 Pensacola Beach Air Show

July 15, 2017

We on the coast certainly love our Blue Angels. And here at the Orange Beach Community Website we love to keep you informed of their comings and goings because, well, we’re really big fans of the Blues, too.

Blue Angels 2017 Pensacola Beach Air Show

We’re treated to practices and flybys throughout the year and we like to keep you informed when they are returning from shows around the country. And tell you what time they are likely to Buzz the Beaches her on the Gulf Coast on the way home. Thank you to our Blue’s Prognosticator John Mason-Smith for his calculations on the timing!

via Blue Angels 2017 Pensacola Beach Air Show.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship to feed the homeless | WPMI

July 15, 2017

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — They’ve been out in the Gulf for over 24 hours and now the big fish are finally coming in at the Wharf in Orange Beach. The goal is to reel in the biggest Marlin at the Blue Marlin Grand Championship.

On average Marlins come in weighing 300 pounds or more. Ever wonder what happens to all the meat from the fish? One man and his organization have found a way to feed those who are less fortunate.

via Blue Marlin Grand Championship to feed the homeless | WPMI.

Fairhope police investigate gunshots fired into an apartment, te – FOX10 News | WALA

July 15, 2017

A Fairhope family was traumatized when bullets flew at Arbor Gates apartments. FOX10 News was notified of the shooting today, but according to police, the incident happened more than a week ago.

“Last week we got a call from my mom and my husband rushed over and there had been shots fired into their actual apartment building. They didn’t know what it was at the beginning – it’s not a sound they recognized,” the tenant’s daughter said.

via Fairhope police investigate gunshots fired into an apartment, te – FOX10 News | WALA.

What’s new at the beach: Flipdaddy’s, Southern Grind | AL.com

July 15, 2017

The high tourist season is well into swing here at Alabama’s beaches and Pleasure Island is showing no signs of slowing its growth in the number of vacationers or new businesses. Tourists have more eating, drinking and shopping options than ever before. Pleasure Island continues to grow with several new businesses. Here are just a few businesses that have recently opened this summer.

via What’s new at the beach: Flipdaddy’s, Southern Grind | AL.com.

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