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Alabama’s on the menu when Taylor Hicks’ ‘State Plate’ makes its Season 2 debut | AL.com

July 15, 2017

Taylor Hicks will showcase food from Alabama when his INSP series, “State Plate,” makes its Season Two debut on Aug. 11. And that’s really no surprise, considering that Hicks, a Hoover native, is a staunch advocate for the cuisine of his home state.

The country-soul singer and former “American Idol” winner, 40, vowed to bring the series to Alabama from the get-go, and Hicks will make good on that promise with an episode that airs at 7 p.m. CT.

via Alabama’s on the menu when Taylor Hicks’ ‘State Plate’ makes its Season 2 debut | AL.com.

Big billfish tournament happening in Orange Beach

July 14, 2017

The Wharf, in Orange Beach, Alabama will be the place to be Saturday night July 15 if you want to see some big fish hit the docks and be a part of the “greatest show in sport fishing.”

Over sixty boats departed from The Wharf on Thursday July 13 for the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. Anglers will be fishing for blue marlin, wahoo, tuna, and dolphin for a prize pool somewhere in the ballpark of a couple million dollars.

via Big billfish tournament happening in Orange Beach.

FWC approves cobia regulations and triggerfish season

July 14, 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission met earlier this week in Orlando and approved a couple things that are important for anglers in the Florida panhandle.

FWC staff proposed that cobia be reduced to one fish per person and two fish per boat per day with a minimum size limit increase from 33 to 38 inches fork length. The FWC Commission approved the proposal and it will be brought back for final action in September.

via FWC approves cobia regulations and triggerfish season.

Big billfish tournament happening in Orange Beach

July 14, 2017

The Wharf, in Orange Beach, Alabama will be the place to be Saturday night July 15 if you want to see some big fish hit the docks and be a part of the “greatest show in sport fishing.”

Over sixty boats departed from The Wharf on Thursday July 13 for the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. Anglers will be fishing for blue marlin, wahoo, tuna, and dolphin for a prize pool somewhere in the ballpark of a couple million dollars.

via Big billfish tournament happening in Orange Beach.

“Lock your doors:” Daphne police’s message after two juvenile ar – FOX10 News | WALA

July 14, 2017

“Lock your doors!” That’s the clear, simple, three word message Daphne police are giving locals after two juveniles, who’s identities can’t be released, were arrested yesterday for breaking into cars.

According to Corporal Jason Vannoy with the Daphne Police Department, the two teens arrested were 15 and 16-year-old males.

via “Lock your doors:” Daphne police’s message after two juvenile ar – FOX10 News | WALA.

The King of Shrimp: Gulf Coast Royal Reds – Garden & Gun

July 13, 2017

While working in the kitchen with the legendary Louisiana chef Donald Link, Bill Briand constantly catalogued culinary wisdom, from mastering a roux to butchering whole animals. Over a span of eight years, Briand, who grew up in New Orleans, often heard Link gush about Royal Red shrimp, then a treat rarely seen outside of coastal Alabama. So when Briand moved to the Yellowhammer State in 2013 to open Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, he ordered a pound of the deepwater delicacies from local shrimpers. “It was love at first bite,” he says. “They’re deliciously sweet and tender. I affectionately call them baby lobster tails.” Caught up to sixty miles off the coast, twelve hundred to eighteen hundred feet down, the shrimp are a ruby-red color (some might say “crimson,” unless they’re Auburn fans) and come into season in late summer, peaking in September.

via The King of Shrimp: Gulf Coast Royal Reds – Garden & Gun.

BP oil hit Pensacola Beach, but BP money is headed elsewhere, beach leaders say

July 13, 2017

Although most of the oil that washed ashore in Florida during the 2010 BP oil spill hit Pensacola Beach, beach leaders say the local beach has been largely ignored in the statewide grab for money from the oil giant’s $1.5 billion settlement with the state.”The state of Florida is going to get $1.5 billion because this island had oil,” Santa Rosa Island Authority board member Janice Gilley said during a Wednesday night SRIA meeting.

via BP oil hit Pensacola Beach, but BP money is headed elsewhere, beach leaders say.

NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG

July 13, 2017

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WKRG) — Police have arrested six people for an alleged assault, robbery, and kidnapping in Robertsdale.

Robertsdale Police say 20-year-old Austin Jackson, 19-year-old Jesse Durden, 19-year-old James Thompson, 20-year-old Houston McGowan, 19-year-old John Saez and an unidentified 16-year-old are in custody for what investigators are calling a targeted act.

via NEW INFO in Arrest of Six for Assault, Robbery and Kidnapping in Robertsdale | WKRG.

5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com

July 13, 2017

Authorities in Robertsdale have taken six people, including a juvenile, into custody for an assault and kidnapping that occurred on the Fourth of July holiday.

The Robertsdale Police Department took Austin Jackson, 20, Jesse Durden, 19, James Thompson, 19, Houston McGowan, 20, John Saez, 19, and a 16-year-old male into custody.

via 5 adults and 1 teen arrested for an assault, kidnapping in Robertsdale | AL.com.

Missing teen found safe after his jet ski malfunctioned in the Mobile Bay | AL.com

July 13, 2017

A 17-year-old boy is safe and recovering on Wednesday morning after coast guard officials said he sent out a distress call Tuesday (July 11) night when his jet ski malfunctioned and ran aground.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile spokesman Corey Graham said they got the call around 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

via Missing teen found safe after his jet ski malfunctioned in the Mobile Bay | AL.com.

Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA

July 13, 2017

The story of an alleged kidnapping and brutal attack in Baldwin County is becoming clearer, after Robertsdale police made six arrests.

The story of the alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and beating of a young man that left him fight for his life got around quickly in the Robertsdale community.

“I actually heard about it on Facebook and it was shocking to see something like that happen in our area. Sickening as well to know that something that bad would happen,” Lenitra Ortega said.

via Robertsdale Police arrest six for kidnapping, robbery and assaul – FOX10 News | WALA.

9 cheap eats at the beach | AL.com

July 13, 2017

Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor and Grill

Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor is just pure fun for the kids — plus they offer some fun beach food. Sure, you can get that ice cream sundae but Andy’s is a secret for one of the best little burgers at the beach. Not a lot of places you can get a chili cheese hot dog (believe it or not) but Andy’s has a great one. Yep, it’s all on the cheap, most grilled items under $6. Recommend: Hand cut fries, gumbo and Blue Belle ice cream. Indoor and patio seating. Location: 25405 Perdido Beach Blvd., 251-981-1100.

via 9 cheap eats at the beach | AL.com.

Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI

July 13, 2017

Spanish Fort, Ala. (WPMI) — Alleged bias and discrimination at our local schools. One Spanish Fort High School student makes those allegations in an official complaint she and several other students have filed with School Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

The letter first sent to Tyler and then posted on Facebook 24 hours ago has sparked reaction. A bold move for 17-year-old high school senior, Julia Coccaro.

via Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI.

School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI

July 12, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A big step was taken today bring new schools to Baldwin County. It’s all part of a compromise plan to borrow money against projected penny sales tax revenue.

County Commissioners and School Superintendent Eddie Tyler agreed to a compromise that caps borrowing

via School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI.

Missing teen found on Little Sand Island – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

The search for a missing teenager is over.  He was found around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday after spending the night on the water.

Coast Guard Officials from Mobile say they got a distress call at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday saying that Parker Morgan, 17, had been out on a jet ski, when he ran aground on a sandbar.  It apparently malfunctioned when he tried to get it back in the water. It happened south of the I-10 bridge about two nautical miles from shore in Mobile Bay.

via Missing teen found on Little Sand Island – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores Police use “Crime Reports” to help keep community sa – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

Crime Reports is an online service that’s making it easier for neighbors to stay safely connected.

“I think it’s cool. I think it’ll be handy,” Linda Weaver said.

Lieutenant Bill Cowan with the Gulf Shores Police Department says the tool allows locals and visitors to see the crime happening around them from their computer or cell phone.

via Gulf Shores Police use “Crime Reports” to help keep community sa – FOX10 News | WALA.

Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey says the Baldwin County Public School System has not built a new school since 2009, while student enrollment has grown significantly. To alleviate school overcrowding, the Baldwin County Commission says it’s moving forward with plans to pay for new school construction over the next four years.

via Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA.

No confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

FOX10 News has learned that there are no confirmed cases of the bacteria in Baldwin County, but that doesn’t mean someone hasn’t been infected with the it there.

Baldwin County has thousands of tourists each year. As the fastest growing county in Alabama, tourism is a big part of that.

If one of those tourists gets the flesh-eating bacteria, it wouldn’t be counted as a case, because in order to be counted in Baldwin County, you have to live in Baldwin County. That’s according to the Baldwin County Health Department.

via No confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Baldwin County – FOX10 News | WALA.

Amazon Sortation Facility Set for October Opening in Mobile County | WKRG

July 12, 2017

Retail giant Amazon is preparing to open its new sortation facility in Mobile County this October.

Troy Wayman at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce confirms the October launch target for the center, which will be the first customer fulfillment facility in the state. The 350,000-square-foot building is already under construction and will be located off Theodore-Dawes Road near exit 13 on Interstate 10.

via Amazon Sortation Facility Set for October Opening in Mobile County | WKRG.

Blue Angels Maintainers Celebrate 71 Years of ALWAYS Being Airshow Ready | WKRG

July 12, 2017

A lot of work goes into putting on a Blue Angels performance.  While the pilots get most of the credit, there’s a team on the ground working long hours behind the scenes to pull it off.

It was a silent morning aboard NAS Pensacola… that is, until after a quick check for debris, and an all clear, set off a radio call to the maintainers.  The crew cheered with excitement as ‘Permission to light them up’ echoed across the runway.

via Blue Angels Maintainers Celebrate 71 Years of ALWAYS Being Airshow Ready | WKRG.

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