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Gulf Shores planning downtown district, safety improvements around Canal Rd

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Gulf Shores is planning to improve its downtown district and enhance pedestrian safety around Canal Road. City officials said a feasibility study is underway to finalize their plans.


Gulf Shores City Board of Education releases statement on lawsuit filed by Baldwin Co. Board

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- The Gulf Shores City Board of Education released a statement Friday regarding the lawsuit filed by the Baldwin County Board of Education. The statement says under the advisement of from counsel, the Gulf Shores City Board of Education has refrained from commenting on t


Woman charged with manslaughter of unborn baby in Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) -- The woman accused in the drunk driving death of Josie Jones is back in the Baldwin County Jail. Debra Estep was arrested after a Grand Jury returned two indictments for manslaughter and assault.


Gulf Shores City Schools comment on litigation

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Gulf Shores City Schools has released a comment on their lawsuit with Baldwin County Board of Education. Gulf Shores had refrained from commenting on the litigation filed by Baldwin County Board of Education they faced on advice from their council.


BREAKING: Satsuma homicide suspect captured in Baldwin County

UPDATE (3:00 pm) -- Satsuma Police say Michael Fletcher has been captured by agents with the US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force in Baldwin County. Satsuma Police would like to thank all of the citizens who called in tips and all of the local law enforcement agencies who participated in the capture of


Former Democrat Majority Leader of Alabama Senate arrested

CULLMAN – A former Democrat Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate was arrested on Friday after being indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for three counts of theft in the first degree, according to The Cullman Tribune.


Baldwin County superintendent names principals for new schools in Orange Beach

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) -- Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler announced the principals for two new schools coming to Orange Beach this fall. Dr. Robbie Smith will be the principal of Orange Beach Middle School and Dr. Erika McCoy will lead Orange Beach High School. The Baldwin County


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Gulf Shores stepping up protection for visitors at the gulf

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Gulf Shores is stepping-up their protection of visitors at the gulf, even in parts of Gulf State Park. Gulf Shores now protects 9 miles of beachfront.


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Jail escapee sought in northwest Alabama

Authorities in northwest Alabama are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate. Richie Oneal Landers, a 45-year-old from the Hodges area of Franklin County, escaped the local jail around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Landers is described as a white man with brown hair and


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Foley Police looking for "quick change" suspect

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) -- They're calling him a con artist. Foley Police releasing surveillance images of a man who walked into a Foley area bank January 24th and performed a "quick change" scam and made off with some cash.


Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show is happening Saturday

The 27th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show is happening tomorrow, (Saturday, Feb. 23rd) at the Wharf. The festival features lots of food, music, 130 artists from around the regions and a huge car show. It's scheduled from 10 to 4 at the Wharf on Main Street. There will also be a Kid'


See Alabama flooding photos, videos

Days of heavy rain has left flooding throughout parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service said an additional 2-4 inches of rain will be possible across parts of north and central Alabama through this weekend. The rain will create additional runoff into already swollen rivers and creeks across t


Flu-related deaths increasing in Alabama

(WAFF) - New flu numbers are out. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this is the fifth week in a row the numbers have continued to increase. The entire state is seeing significant flu activity. The illness is at 8.93 percent statewide.


Alabama ISIS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship and seeks her return

(CNN) — The father of the Alabama woman who joined ISIS is suing the Trump administration over her US citizenship and seeking her return. Ahmed Ali Muthana filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court in Washington, DC, to prevent what he calls an "unlawful attempt" by the United States to rescind h


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Manhunt in Mobile County after homicide

A police manhunt is continuing Friday after a man was killed in Satsuma late Thursday night. David Beck-Shank, 28, of Gulf Shores, was shot at an apartment in the north part of the city at a little before 10 p.m., according to local police. He was transported to University Hospital in Mobile where h