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Developer seeks height variance for boutique hotel in downtown Fairhope
An applicant is asking the Fairhope Board of Adjustments and Appeals for a height and use variance to construct a 10,500 square-foot, eight-room, four-story boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, but planning officials are recommending its denial. The board will meet tonight at 5 p.m. in City Coun
Spokesperson at the center of Mobile mayor-city council dispute back on the job
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Marion Steinfels, the city council spokesperson in the middle of the mayor-city council dispute is back at work today. Friday Judge Michael Youngpeter ordered Mayor Stimpson and the city council into mediation.
‘Aren’t trying to trap anyone': Fairhope hopes amnesty court gets interest
Only five people showed up last week during Fairhope’s first-ever amnesty court. The first person to show up was terrified, and had to have his wife and sister “drag” him into the court.
Mobile teen arrested on multiple sex abuse charges
SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) - A 19-year-old in Mobile faces multiple counts of sex abuse and child pornography charges. On Sunday, Sean Michael Howell was arrested by the Saraland Police Department and booked into Mobile Metro Jail. Details of his arrest are not available yet.
Story Time at Page & Palette
Here's something fun to do with the little ones! Page & Palette hosts Story Time at the bookstore in Fairhope. Story time is on Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Page & Palette is located at 32 South Section Street, Fairhope, Alabama.
1 found dead in river, 2 survive after boat sinks in Alabama
FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two people were able to swim to shore after a boating accident that killed one person. Sgt. Jody Kelley with the Alabama Department of Law Enforcement Marine Police tells news outlets that a small boat with three people on board began to sink from underneath them S
Alabama Dept. of Public Health issues sewage spill public notice for Fairhope
According to a report received from the City of Fairhope Utilities today, heavy rainfall caused a malfunction that resulted in an estimated 6000 gallons of sewage being discharged into a storm drain that leads to Cowpen Creek last night.
Mobile Police identify man killed at South of Dauphin Apartments
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police released the name of the man killed Saturday morning at South of Dauphin Apartments. Investigators were called to the complex on Dauphin Street east of Interstate 65 around 2 a.m. on December 15, 2018. When officers arrived, they found 20-year-old Mandrell Henley
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant
Fairhope seeks higher turnout for amnesty program
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — Fairhope city officials are hoping more people will take advantage of their amnesty program on misdemeanor failure to appear violations. Berry McKelvain, Fairhope's court magistrate, said the program accepts defendants who have committed misdemeanor or traffic offenses, and h
Roads closing this week on University of Alabama campus
Sections of Paul W. Bryant Drive, University Boulevard and Seventh Avenue on the University of Alabama campus will close this week as work begins on construction projects during the winter break.
Alabama: Krystal Hancock identified as woman killed in attempted murder suicide, shot by Ben Allen
A woman in Baldwin County Alabama was killed Wednesday evening after being involved in an alleged murder-suicide attempt. Authorities have now identified the woman as Krystal Rose Renee Hancock.
VIDEO: Free pass on Fairhope court cases, not very successful
The first day of amnesty court in Fairhope didn't go as planned. Seems a lot of folks are fearful the city is setting a trap for folks with outstanding warrants.
Bienville Square tree declared public safety threat, blocked off by city
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — An oak tree in downtown Mobile has been blocked off with caution tape by the City of Mobile Urban Forestry department, to prevent people from walking or parking underneath it.
BREAKING: Man in wheelchair hit on Dauphin Street
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- A man in a wheelchair attempting to cross Dauphin Street was hit by a white car. Police say the person who hit the man stopped and waited for police to arrive. The man was transported to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition.
Phil Robertson Rises Above Criticism of New Book: ‘Will Not Be Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ’
Scott Olson / Getty ImagesReality television star Phil Robertson speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Moore is running in a primary runoff election against incumbent Luther Strange for the seat vacate
UPDATE: Body recovered after boating accident on Bon Secour River, two others are safe
The Alabama Department of Law Enforcement Marine Police division confirms a body has been found in the Bon Secour River following a boating accident. Authorities say two others involved were able to safely swim to shore.
Armed suspects attempted burglary before West Mobile manhunt
SEMMES, Ala. (WPMI) — Thieves on the prowl. "I had my door jiggled and when I got out here leaving the road and then my neighbor had one in the back of her house. People got out and tried to get into her yard, into her house, and when she saw them they took off," says Betty Tompkins.
One dead, two survive in Bon Secour boating incident
FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) -- One person is dead after a boating incident in Bon Secour. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has identified the man as 43-year-old Cherriez Gardner, of Foley.
VIDEO: Rats cause Daphne house fire, couple struggles to recover
A house fire in Daphne last month took almost everything Alexis and Christian Wolfe owned. They are lucky to be alive and are still struggling to recover. The cause of the fire revealed another problem.