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7 min ago | Alabama Live

Thousands left without power in south Baldwin County after strong thunderstorms roll...

A tweet from the National Weather Service in Mobile shows the lightning-packed storms that rolled through south Baldwin County on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Gulf Shores, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Foley, AL

4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Spanish Fort approves gas tax, business license fee hike

The Spanish Fort City Council is shown prior to voting on a one-cent gas tax on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Alabama, Loxley, AL, Robertsdale, AL, Fairhope, AL

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Remembering Hurricane Ivan 10 years later, the storm that wouldn't die

Hurricane Ivan was the storm that wouldn't die. The hurricane stormed ashore in the United States for the first time in the pre-dawn hours of Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Orange Beach, AL, Weather

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Alabama Live

Taste of Mobile cancelled for this year; will move to smaller, more intimate setting in...

The Taste of Mobile is getting a new, smaller, swankier look. Organizers announced it will move to a smaller venue starting next year.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Alabama Live

First responders from Baldwin County enjoy free lunch in Gulf Shores to mark 9/11

First responders from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and around Baldwin County enjoyed a free lunch courtesy of the Oyster House during the 7th annual Never Forget Lunch on Thursday. Among those at today's luncheon was Melanie Singleton, a volunteer firefighter.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Orange Beach, AL

Alabama Live

Help for the directionally challenged in the School Zone

Welcome to the School Zone column, which is published every Thursday. My goal is to provide a snapshot of what's happening in the schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

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Related Topix: Mobile County, AL, Education Etc., University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Judge dismisses manslaughter indictment in Baldwin County case

A judge has dismissed an indictment against a man who was charged with reckless manslaughter in connection with a 2010 fatal wreck near Rosinton. Baldwin County Circuit Judge Langford Floyd wrote in a court order Tuesday that he dismissed the indictment against Kevin Davis , 27, of Fairhope, because it did not "adequately apprise the defendant of the nature of the charge."

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Foley, AL

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Alabama Live

Stabler's ex-wife accused her lawyer of malpractice; now she's the one who must pay

A Mobile County judge has ruled that Rose Burch Stabler, left, failed to respond to a counter-suit filed by attorney Jeff Deen. As a result, the judge ruled that Deen is entitled to monetary damages.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Baldwin County loses grant money for scenic byway project

An effort to get portions of state highways 225 and 59 in Baldwin County designated as an Alabama Scenic Byway has hit a funding snag. The federal grant money that was going to be used for the planning phase of the Tensas Parkway Scenic Byway project has been rescinded.

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Related Topix: Barbour County, AL

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WALA

Baldwin School Board considers new high school

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft presented plans for a Gulf Shores Orange Beach High School that would be located off of the Foley Beach Express. The high school would be in cooperation with Alabama colleges to provide college credit for some classes.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Elberta, AL

WALA

Orange Beach gears up to address traffic woes

Traffic has long been an issue along Canal Road in Orange Beach, especially during the peak season and the city is working to figure out a solution. A town hall meeting is set for Tuesday evening at The Wharf Events Center and will feature presentations from both Mayor Tony Kennon and the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, John Cooper.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Alabama Live

Alumni from around the country tune in for South Alabama season opener against Kent State

For the University of South Alabama's season opener Saturday alumni gathered in south Alabama -- and a number of locations around the country -- to cheer on the jaguars. People gathered at Moe's Original BBQ in downtown Mobile for the matchup between Kent State University.

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Related Topix: University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, Kent State University, Mobile County, AL

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Alabama Live

Baldwin County reckless manslaughter trial set to start Monday

The trial of a Fairhope man who is charged with reckless manslaughter in a 2010 fatal wreck near Rosinton is set to start Monday in Baldwin County Circuit Court. Kevin Davis , 27, of the 11700 block of Champion Road, is charged in the March 23, 2010, death of Randall McKenzie, 23, of Foley.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Foley, AL

Alabama Live

Loxley woman gets OK to host weddings, receptions behind home

A Loxley woman was given the OK on Thursday to have a venue behind her home for the purpose of hosting weddings and receptions. The Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-3, approving of Robin Gregorius request for a conditional use permit.

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Related Topix: Loxley, AL, Grand Bay, AL

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Alabama Live

Charge dropped in fatal Orange Beach accident

A Spanish Fort man is no longer facing a criminally negligent homicide in connection with a March 29 fatal accident in Orange Beach. The case against Danny Pylant, 57 , was presented to a Baldwin County grand jury in August.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL, Spanish Fort, AL

WALA

Celebration of life service held for Foley High School alum

A celebration of life service was held Thursday morning for Rachel Pigott. The 19-year-old died in a car crash Monday, September 1. Loxley police tell FOX10 News Pigott was heading north on Highway 59 when the accident occurred.

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Related Topix: Loxley, AL, University of Montevallo, Student Society, Sororities, Delta Gamma, Foley, AL

Alabama Live

Supreme Court's Roy Moore disagrees with denial of Baldwin County man's cocaine conviction...

MOBILE, Alabama - A Bay Minette man seeking a new look at his conviction on drug charges has been denied that chance, the state Supreme Court has ruled. Spencer Parker was convicted in 2012 of possession of cocaine and is serving a 10-year sentence, stemming from his April 2010 arrest.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bay Minette, AL

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WALA

Possible fee increases for businesses in Spanish Fort

The Spanish Fort City Council is considering raising annual license fees for businesses from $60 per year to $100 per year plus a $12 issuing fee.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Fairhope, AL, Foley, AL

WALA

With a pivotal vote just three weeks away in Orange Beach, those on both sides of the school split debate are making their final push to get their message out.

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Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

WTVY Dothan

Alabama Department of Agriculture Gets Rid of Unwanted Pesticides

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is putting on two pesticide collection days, on Wednesday in Baldwin County and another on Thursday in Henry County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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