Who wouldn’t want to listen to crazy good music from the likes of Frank Ocean, Sigur Ros, Charli XCX, and Major Lazer, all while barefoot on a white sand beach? This festival packs fun into every moment, featuring beach volleyball, rides, art, food, a hammock beach, and “the Big Tap,” pouring local and craft beers. If that’s not enough for you entertainment seekers, Gulf Shores is full of festivities. Head to Waterville USA, and spend the day sloshing down waterslides, and toast to a day well spent at Pink Pony Pub, a Gulf Shores institution for five decades. When you’re finally ready to crash, Beachside Resort Hotel is the perfect place to catch you.
A cold front following this week’s line of storms kept Gulf Shores Public Beach a little slower than usual with spring breakers, while a popular stretch of beach in Perdido Key, Fla. was teeming with locals.
By noon on Saturday, April 8, Alabama’s largest beach behind The Pink Pony and The Hangout saw considerably less beach goers, this as spring break heads into its final week. Most tourists kept out of the calm but chilly surf, opting for the warmth of the sun as temperatures rose to about the mid 70s on Saturday.
FOLEY, Ala. (WEAR) — Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Dodge’s Chicken Friday night.
According to the Foley Police Department (FPD), a black man approximately 5’10″ and in his late 20s to early 30s went inside a Dodge’s Chicken around 9:45 p.m.
Loxley, AL (WKRG) – I know it’s kind of cliche to say but you could categorize this weekend as “chamber of commerce style” weather at the first day of the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival. A great day weather-wise usually leads to a great turnout at the festival and this year’s festival starting a little bit earlier than usual with something a little bit different. The first Strawberry Festival 5k put together by Loxley Church.
Private prison companies have planted their flags proudly in states across the Southeast. Every state sharing a border with Alabama is home to at least one privately operated prison.
Alabama has long been a regional outlier, with stalwart political opposition to corporate prisons keeping them from being established in the state.
But a series of recent moves demonstrates that at least one major national private prison conglomerate is finding creative ways to make inroads into Alabama.
GULF SHORES – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame announced on 4-2-17 that Enterprise native and Gulf Shores’ facial plastic surgeon, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough, will be inducted by the state’s Hall of Fame as its 2017 Distinguished Alabama Sportsmen at the 49th annual State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Saturday, May 13.
The Distinguished Sportsmen awards were established in 1987 to recognize leadership and ingenuity in the world of sport—within, and beyond, arenas of sport competition.
Foley Police are investigating an armed robbery at Dodge’s Fried Chicken on Friday night.
We are told there is one male suspect. No one was hurt.
We will continue to follow this story and provide you updates as soon as we can.
A letter last month from Baldwin County Public Schools to Daphne planning officials was not meant “to be a threat to anyone,” but rather a “cry for help and understanding,” said schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler.
His comments come as some Daphne city officials voice concerns about the school system’s interjection into a development proposal for a 900-home subdivision that would be built out over 15 years on 362 rural acres southeast of the city’s limits.
Live Music Line Up for Friday 4/7 & Saturday 4/8
Anyone who has crossed the north end of Mobile Bay on either the Bayway or Battleship Parkway at low tide in the last few years likely would have noticed the numerous crab traps that littered the shallow water on the south side of the thoroughfares.
If you drive across that area now, very few crab traps remain on those shallow flats thanks to the Alabama Marine Resources Division’s Volunteer Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program that was conducted by volunteers and sponsors recently.
The Hangout Music Festival announced their daily lineup yesterday. This year the festival will host over 90 live acts over 4 days in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Hangout Fest will first host their Thursday Pre-party with Migos, Cherub, Tchami, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. This pre-party lineup is more condensed in comparison to pervious years. Last year, we went to check out Lil’ Dicky, Matt & Kim and a few others. Overall, for an evening event, a condensed lineup on Thursday will keep people fresh going into three full days of music.
A court date for a man charged for his role in a deadly home invasion was continued today.
Adam Bond of Foley is a man with a storied history. Police know him well.Today as he was led out of the courtroom Bond complained of the chains around his ankles. A little over a year ago the same Adam Bond was the hero who “dove in” to save the pilot of a plane that crash in Foley.
Stormy weather kept Gulf Shores beaches clear this morning. After the rain cleared, folks headed to the water despite red flags warnings. Lifeguards have done several water rescues in the last few days including two at the main beach Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Some Baldwin County residents are pushing back on a project that could put a sewage line under Fish River. The county commission gave the go ahead last month.
Residents are worried about possible sewage spills if a line is put under the river, using the massive spills in Mobile over the past couple days as an example. That’s why those folks held a meeting Wednesday night to talk about other options for the line.
Fairhope’s Industrial Development Board has plans for the city on both sides of Highway 98, near Nichols Avenue.
“Just spruce it up and call attention to it a little bit,” Jack Burrell said.
Talks of a new “warehouse district” in Fairhope is getting the attention of city officials and business owners.
A couple of blocks off of Highway 98 near Commercial Park Drive may be getting a makeover. There was a meeting Thursday night to talk about if that can happen, and if business owners in the area are on board.
More details have emerged in the drowning death of 50-year-old Kevin Chitwood of Louisville, Kentucky in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday (April 3) evening near Fort Morgan, Alabama.
Authorities with the Fort Morgan Fire-Rescue Department are reporting that four victims were pulled from the water that day.
The 2017 hurricane season won’t officially begin until June 1 for the Atlantic, but researchers are already taking a look at how it could play out.
Colorado State University released its 34th annual pre-season hurricane forecast on Thursday, nearly two months before the official start of the season.
Its report, written by CSU meteorologist and research scientist Philip Klotzbach and Associate Professor Michael Bell, is forecasting a below-average season for 2017.
Live Music Line Up for Thursday 4/6 & Friday 4/7
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — One person has died in a single vehicle crash that happened just before 9:30 p.m, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
The crash happened on Bauer Road and Gulf Beach Highway near Big Lagoon State Park.
As of 10:30 p.m. the roadways near that area are all blocked.
Gulf Shores, Ala. (WPMI) — Ride services like “Uber” and “Lift” could soon be available at our local beaches in Baldwin County. City officials in Gulf Shores say demand from tourists and locals is no higher than ever.
It’s as easy as tapping your phone and your ride is on the way. Only here in this resort town it’s not happening yet. “Especially in a resort town where there’s a lot of night life people want to go out to dinner and have a few glasses of wine a couple of drinks and end your night at the Flora Bama. Anywhere else you wouldn’t think of getting in a car,” said business owner Jim Cox.
With another round of severe weather expected to hit our area late tonight, we are committed to making sure you know how to protect yourself and your property.
Lightning strikes proved to be dangerous and costly during yesterday’s storms. At least four structure lightning fires were reported across our viewing area. We wanted to know how you could protect your home from lightning so we asked an expert. While it may be costly – some say it’s an investment in protecting your property and you family.
Daphne Police have a warning for area businesses after getting several reports of counterfeit money being passed. In the last several weeks, 24 fake $100 dollar bills have been recovered and there have been other attempts to use them.
The Blue Angels announced their new commander for the 2018-2019 season Tuesday.
A selection panel comprised of ten admirals and former commanding officers selected Cmdr. Eric Doyle to succeed Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi. Doyle is no stranger to the Gulf Coast, having earned his commission through the Officer Candidate School in Pensacola.
A man from Kentucky drowned trying to save his daughter and friend off the coast of Fort Morgan.
Kevin Chitwood, 50 of Louisville, passed away Tuesday afternoon at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center.
The initial call came Monday night. There was a report of four swimmers in distress behind the Beach Club on Fort Morgan Road. When the Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene, all four were out in the water.
Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency Tuesday with severe weather, including possible tornadoes and strong storms, forecasted Wednesday in Alabama.
“I don’t want to necessarily say it will be one of our larger outbreaks, but if you’re hearing my voice right now I want you to pay attention. I want everyone here to take this very seriously.”
That’s coming from Kevin Laws of the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
The weather service conducted a briefing on Tuesday to outline what forecasters are thinking about what could be in store for Alabama on Wednesday.