Gulf Shores International Airport Fully Leases Southwest Corporate Hangar
Tetelestai Aviation Signs Lease, Completing Gulf Shores Airport's Hangar Complex. Gulf Shores, Ala. - (OBA) - In a significant development for the Gulf Shores International Airport, the Southwest Corporate Hangar Complex has reached full capacity with the inclusion of Tetelestai Aviation, LLC. This signifies the leasing of all available corporate hangar sites by the Gulf Shores Airport Authority.
2023 Hurricane Season: A Disappearing Coastline
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) – A disappearing coastline – beach erosion is a common occurrence on the Gulf Coast and it most often occurs outside of hurricane season. “Wintertime is a very erosive period so a lot of those unnamed events can cause a lot of damage.” Says Phillip West, the Director of Coastal Resources […]
Kitten tied to a tree in Thomasville rescued by Orange Beach local
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — A six month old kitten that was tied to a tree with a jumper cable was rescued by Orange Beach local Tommy Leonard. Leonard got a call from a friend in Thomasville describing the situation. “He said he heard this horrible screaming from the...
WATCH: Sharks come close to shore in Orange Beach
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — When you think of a relaxing day on the water this is probably not what you’re expecting to encounter. “We were actually in the water and some of the people on the coast were saying shark, shark and so we saw it,” said Stacie Savaiano. “It went right behind these two. They were out in the ocean and you could see the dark shadow of the shark go by. Very scary, very scary.”
Foley's Removing Storm-Damaged House to Make Way for Airport Modernization
Foley, Ala. - (OBA) - Foley, a city known for its commitment to progress, is set to embark on a major endeavor aimed at improving its airport facilities. In line with this vision, city officials have announced plans to demolish an old, storm-damaged house located on the corner of the Foley Airport. The move comes as part of an ongoing effort to expand the airport and enhance its capabilities.
Alabama Senate passes bill after quadruple homicide in Daphne
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - FOX 10 spoke to State Representative Matt Simpson about legislation passed following a quadruple homicide earlier this year in Daphne. In February, 21-year-old Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy was charged with capital murder after admitting to killing his brother, grandparents and a family friend. Daphne Police say the bodies were found in the Lake Forest area of Daphne. Investigators say Smith-Bracy used a pickax during the brutal attack against one of the victims.
Two Daphne restaurants shutdown last year set to reopen
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Two popular restaurants on the Eastern Shore will reopen soon, according to signs posted this week. Guido’s and Cousin Vinny’s in Olde Towne Daphne were shutdown unexpectedly in August 2022 when the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office padlocked the businesses after the owner reportedly failed to pay $33,850.66 in back taxes. A […]
Tropical system causes red flag conditions on first day of hurricane season in Baldwin County
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - As a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico gathered strength overnight Wednesday, May 31, 2023 so did the wind and surf at Baldwin County beaches. Red flags went up Thursday morning. Red flags framed by dark skies was the view to the north...
Noise complaints could cancel Baldwin County wedding venue
The Baldwin County Planning Commission is expected to consider today whether to revoke the permit for Bella Sera Gardens, an event venue outside of Loxley. The venue, which lies in a residential area and has operated for around nine years, has drawn the ire of its neighbors. Since 2018, planning and zoning staff have received numerous complaints from residents about the event venue, primarily relating to noise.
Beachgoer’s Video Captures Large Shark Swimming Right off Alabama Shore
It's so close to the beach!
Orange Beach High School Appointed Chris Shaw as New Principal
Orange Beach, Ala. - (OBA) - In the press release below, the Orange Beach Board of Education has approved the appointment of Chris Shaw as the new Principal of Orange Beach High School (OBHS) during a Special Called Meeting. Shaw, an education veteran with a proven record of 17 years...
Gulf Shores Police concerned about bikes after tragic incident
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — If you drive down Highway 59 in Gulf Shores, you may notice bikes are a popular way of transportation. As much as they are used around town, Gulf Shores Police wants to warn and remind bicyclists the rules of the road. Carl Wittsruck, Public Information Officer with Gulf Shores Police […]
Video shows shark circling man and child at Alabama beach
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - A drone on the lookout for sharks in the Gulf of Mexico captured the moment a small shark circled a man and child who were swimming at an Alabama beach. Drone video from 15-year-old Jackson Silvio shows the man and child going further out into the water at Orange Beach on May 29 as the shark follows and eventually swims out to sea. At one point, the shark was within a few feet of the swimmers.
Loud Boom Heard In Alabama…Could Residents Be In Danger?
A scary crash was reported in Alabama on May 30, 2023, in Birmingham, AL in which a plane had been reported to have crash-landed on train tracks. The plane was crash landed by a trainer pilot who was training a student in the cockpit, according to a social media post from the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department.
Gulf State Park Recovery: Coming Back from Hurricane Sally
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Alabama’s Gulf State Park…It’s one of the crown jewels of the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Sally lashed the landmark with ferocious winds and storm surge. Nearly three years later, recovery continues. It was September 16th, 2020, when Hurricane Sally clobbered Gulf State Park. It seems like only yesterday folks were working […]
Wreck in Summerdale leaves one critically injured
SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WALA) - Summerdale Police said a tractor trailer rig was northbound on 59 when something caused the driver to lose control and veer into the southbound lanes. According to police, the 18-wheeler first struck a work truck and then collided with a car heading south. That car was...
New affordable housing development coming to Foley
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — A new affordable housing development is coming to Foley. National Home Corp announced it is creating build to rent single family homes. It's a new community called Outpost Orchard and the houses are already going up. Construction workers laying down the groundwork to bring more affordable housing to Baldwin County.
Pensacola surgeons save Orange Beach man’s hand from flesh eating bacteria
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — An Orange Beach man is thankful to doctors for saving his hand and his life after an injury led to flesh eating bacteria spreading to his arm. “I started going down hill bad and I’m not a sickly person,” Cliff Strickland Sr. said. “My hand was really swelling up. I was […]
Gulf Coast Beach Goers Startled by Loud Boom – Here’s What it Was
For many Louisiana residents, the week after Memorial Day is a traditional beach week. Schools in Louisiana generally wrap up classes just before the Memorial Day holiday and many families head east for destinations such as Gulf Shores, Destin, or even Panama City. If you are visiting along the coast...
Baldwin County girl honored for her service to veterans
A Baldwin County girl is being honored for her service to veterans in her county. The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs honored Foley-native Harleigh Brockett at a special ceremony in Montgomery Wednesday. As a sixth-grader at Magnolia School, Brockett organized a school project to lead her classmates to show appreciation...
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