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'Out of order': Unrest continues in Gulf Shores over apartment complex
A sign along Regency Road in Gulf Shores, Ala., lets residents know when the next Gulf Shores City Council meeting is taking place. Residents are planning to show up to council and planning commission meetings to object to a proposed 206-unit apartment complex. (John Sharpemail@example.com).
Escambia and Santa Rosa felony and DUI arrests for Friday, Aug. 17
Darrell Ondrea Byrd, 43, 600 block of Hancock Lane, driving with a suspended license, marijuana possession.
Long time eyesore being removed from Alabama beach
“ We’ve been too nice as it is, no good deed goes unpunished. We should have declared this thing a long time ago and quit messing around with the owner who’s jerked us around non stop. Come Monday that thing is gone,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.
Illegal immigrant camps not coming to Baldwin County
“Housing illegal immigrants at ill-equipped airfields along the Gulf Coast was always a terrible idea, so I appreciate the confirmation that this plan is no longer being considered,” Byrne said. “We had a team effort to push back this flawed idea, and I especially want to thank Baldwin County Commis
12-foot gator caught on first day of alligator hunting season by Pensacola charter
Captain Tim Land of Pensacola-basedLand & Sea Chartersand his team wasted no time taking advantage of Florida's alligator hunting season Wednesday, catching a 12-foot, 360-pound gator in the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Pensacola Bay Bridge road rage encounter lands Escambia County driver in prison
Hayes was charged Sept. 6, 2015, for an incident the same day in which he pulled a gun on two people after a crash.
Rabid foxes attack on Alabama's coast
LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's most popular county for tourism is facing a problem with attacks by rabid foxes.Officials say they've confirmed eight attacks by foxes infected with rabies in coastal Baldwin County since May. The fast-growing county includes the state's prime beach areas, although no t
Alabama's new online public school comes to the Gulf Coast
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) —School is back in session and that means hectic mornings trying to get the kids ready and to school on time.But what if you didn't have to send them to school?What if school came to you?NBC 15's Darwin Singleton talks about something new in Alabama called Connection Academy.
Man convicted of pulling out AK-47 after road rage incident sentenced
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —A man convicted of pulling out an assault rifle in a road rage incident was sentenced on Friday.According to the State Attorney’s Office, Michael Jason Hayes was sentenced to 44 months in state prison. Thirty-six months of the sentences is a mandatory minimum sentence.The cha
12-foot gator caught at Choctawhatchee Bay
An alligator 12 feet 3 inches in length, according to B.J. Etscheid of Pensacola, was caught on opening night of gator season in Walton County, Florida.
Walmart Officially Opens Mobile, Alabama, Distribution Hub - Area Development
The Arkansas-based retailer’s 2.6 million-square-foot facility will supply several regionaldistribution centersthat support approximately 700 Walmart stores in Alabama, Mississippi and beyond. The Mobile facility currently employs 575 full-time workers, with plans calling for a total of 750 once it’
U.S. Marshals arrest Georgia fugitive in Baldwin County
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) - U.S. Marshals and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office worked together to arrest a fugitive wanted out of Atlanta. The dramatic arrest was caught on cell phone video by a News 5 viewer outside J&M Tackle in Orange Beach on Tuesday afternoon.U.S. Marshals were tipped off th
Pensacola fishermen catch 12-foot tiger shark at Fort Pickens
Jack Moran, David Smith and other local fishermen struggled with a 12-foot tiger shark on Friday night but finally roped it in after an hour of work.Courtesy of Jack Moran/Yakin with Jack, Pensacola News Journal
Baldwin County landmark farmers market set to reopen
What hurts the most here says Burris is that when he re-opens the market he can’t even use his own name. "We sold the name day one. I asked my dad if we could and he said yes, so we did. But we would be infringing on their rights because they own the name Burris," said Burris.
Judge throws out case against Wild Greg's owner for concealing surveillance video
Urban, the owner of the Palafox Street club, was charged in May with resisting an officer without violence for a February incident in which authoritiesclaimed he was deliberately misleading policeas they investigated an alleged assault at the business.
Pensacola, Escambia County divided on whether to save troubled fair housing commission
In a "monitoring report" summarizing its findings, the clerk's office noted that the EPHRC had distributed "community relations" dollars to friends and family members, ignored statutorily-mandated reporting and transparency obligations, and resolved just seven client complaints in roughly two-and-a-
Dozens of families displaced in Santa Rosa County after new management changes
Brittany Ham, a resident at the Boardwalk Apartments in Milton, said when a new management company bought her complex, she learned that her rent would go up by a hundred dollars and that she'd need a new deposit of 500 dollars to stay.
Pensacola man arrested for pleasuring himself at a restaurant table
The witness stated within the report as she worked she noticed Goldsmith started eating the food he brought in with him in the restaurant. As witness diverted her attention back to her work, and when she looked back up Goldsmith was looking directly at her holding his privates in his hand and pleasu
Buc-ee's travel center bringing 200-250 jobs to Alabama
Buc-ee's, a chain of 33 convenience stores in Texas, is opening its first travel station outside the Lone Star State in Baldwin County.
Coca-Cola sticking with Alabama operations as union strike continues
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, in its first statement since the strike began on Aug. 9, said the company has presented "numerous proposals" to the union -- Teamsters Local 991 -- including "offers that increase associate wages over the term of their contract" and "attractive benefits and retiree