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Disputes Over Fairhope Marina Continue

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG)- After 30 years of leasing the property, the city of Fairhope is giving the Eastern Shore Marine INC. the boot. City Council voted to take over the management of the marina at a council meeting last week. "I was shocked. The city has really not given us any guidelines as to how

WKRG - 2017-09-19 03:35:53

Decision reached on controversial condo proposal in Fairhope

WPMI A decision has been reached regarding a controversial condominium complex proposed to be built at the Fairhope pier. The three-story project faced stiff opposition from many residents who voiced their concerns at a city meeting. A controversial proposal to build a four residence condominium pro

LOCAL15TV.COM - 2017-09-18 22:51:48

Richard Johnson, former Daphne public works director, take reins in Fairhope

SUBMITTED - The city of Fairhope has named Richard D. Johnson, PE. as the new Director of Public Works. Johnson was a graduate of Troy University, with Bachelors of Science in Mathematics/Physical Science along with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama. R

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2017-09-18 17:33:00

PETA responds to dog shooting involving Alabama minors

Following news that three minors in Fairhope were arrested for shooting and killing a dog last week, animal rights group PETA is offering programs to community kids to help prevent juvenile animal abuse. In a release distributed Tuesday morning, a PETA spokesperson says that they have sent letters t

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 17:44:14

Superintendent Addresses "Panic in Hispanic" Sign

Bay Minette, AL (WKRG) - Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler is responding to a sign that caused controversy last week. A student held up a homemade posterboard sign that said, "Put the panic back in Hispanic" during last week's pep rally at Robertsdale High School. Robertsdale was host

WKRG - 2017-09-19 21:36:56

Mobile Baykeeper Files Notice To Sue Daphne Utilities

Mobile Baykeeper announces action against Daphne Utilities: (Mobile, Ala.) - Mobile Baykeeper filed a 60-day Notice of Intent to Sue (NOIS) Daphne Utilities for numerous violations under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The utility has failed to comply with its permit by falsely r

WKRG - 2017-09-20 12:15:50

Mobile Baykeeper files suit against Daphne Utilities

Mobile Baykeeper has issued a press release this morning stating it has filed suit against Daphne Utilities for violations under the Clean Water Act. According to the release, "the utility has failed to comply with its permit by falsely reporting sewer spill data and failing to report sewer spills i

LOCAL15TV.COM - 2017-09-20 08:09:51

'Put the Panic in Hispanic" sign at Robertsdale pep rally a 'teachable moment'

The 16-year-old Robertsdale High School student caught in the middle of an online firestorm over a racially insensitive sign at a pep rally on Friday is apologizing for her role in it. Her attorney, meanwhile, is attempting to provide more facts behind the circumstances about the sign. He also has s

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 18:50:56

67th Baldwin County Fair kicks off

The Baldwin County Fair opens its gates, Tuesday, Sept. 19. Some have wondered if the recent opening of the OWA Theme Park in Foley could impact attendance, but Fair Director, Sonny Hankins, says he's not concerned. "The fair is totally different. People come to the fair for the atmosphere. Eat cott

LOCAL15TV.COM - 2017-09-19 18:40:12

AL.com announces collaboration with PolitiFact to fact check Alabama newsmakers

PolitiFact is collaborating with AL.com journalists to bring its Pulitzer Prize-winning, fact-checking services to Alabama, thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation. PolitiFact applied for the grant in the wake of the 2017 presidential campaign, seeking to understand what audiences in primarily

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 12:06:07

Titanic survivor buried beneath unassuming stone in Alabama cemetery

Like many people, I've always been fascinated by the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Over the years, I have researched Alabama ties to the tragedy and knew the story of Mobile native Col. Archibald Gracie, a first-class passenger who survived the sinking only to die from complications of di

AL.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:54

A close-knit community wrapped its arms around the Myers family when they needed it most

The pillow Sophia Myers carries with her wherever she goes is colorfully etched with messages from friends offering hope and encouragement to the 7-year-old who is suffering with a deadly brain tumor. "Love you, Sophia," one friend writes, "Feel better soon sweet girl." Another says, "I miss you So

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

AL Media Group sues Shunnarah

One of the state's most high-profile personal injury attorneys was slapped with a lawsuit last Thursday by the Alabama Media Group in an attempt to recoup close to $300,000 the media chain claims it is owed for unpaid advertising bills. AMG, the parent company of al.com, filed suit in Mobile County

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2017-09-20 13:54:55

Doomsday prophesies in Trump's America

Virgo (8/23-9/22) - Depressed you couldn't take part in last weekend's Juggalo March in Washington, D.C., you'll make plans to boost your spirits at Anthrocon 2018. You'll ride out the North Korean apocalypse in the Bankhead Tunnel. Libra (9/23-10/22) - The voodoo magic you've employed to steer trop

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2017-09-20 13:44:20

Church and Flora-Bama kind of weekend

Another weekend is in the books! This past weekend was just as busy as the one before, and let's just say it has taken it out of me. These weekends keep kicking my butt, but I know it's not because I'm getting old, it's just ... umm ... the weather. Luckily, fall should be here soon and all will be

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2017-09-20 13:36:55

Gmail now converts addresses, contacts and phone numbers to links

Google has introduced a lot of smart features into Gmail such as Smart Reply for Android and iOS users. All street addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers will become clickable links tied to their respective actions. Google is fixing that by updating the mobile apps on Android and iOS as well

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Why Are Crews Drilling On I-10?

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Some of you driving eastbound on I-10 through downtown may have noticed machinery and crews by the side of the road. The Alabama Department of Transportation says the machinery is bringing us one step closer to the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project. This crew is conducting

WKRG - 2017-09-19 22:48:50

City Council Delays Vote on Upgrade to Airport Boulevard Traffic Signal System

MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) - On Tuesday the Mobile City Council delayed a vote on a $421,748 contract to upgrade the Airport Boulevard traffic signal system. A new vote is scheduled for next week. The City of Mobile is planning to install new fiber infrastructure for traffic signal communications on int

WKRG - 2017-09-19 17:00:28

UPDATE: Two Hospitalized Following Monday's Drive by Shooting

UPDATE September 19th 10:47 a.m. Spokesperson for the Mobile Police Department, Donald Wallace, provided new details on the shooting that happened Monday night around 8:45 p.m. Wallace says, "officers responded to the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in reference to one shot. Officers arrived and

WKRG - 2017-09-19 15:50:36

Council debates holiday spending, budget vote delayed

Plans for a big holiday-themed event might be slowly melting away following the Mobile City Council meeting Tuesday. Councilors learned Mayor Sandy Stimpson's administration won't be bringing back the portable ice skating rink known as Riverside Ice this year and don't have any specific plans to rep

LAGNIAPPEMOBILE - 2017-09-19 19:37:49