Mobile County

Alabama Coronavirus Cases Rise by Nearly 300

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)- Alabama’s Coronavirus death toll neared 500 on Saturday.  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports that there have been more than 11,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and at least 485 deaths which is 12 more than reported Friday. Mobile, Jefferson, and Montgomery counties all accounted for 41% of all case growth in the…

Dauphin Island bridge closed after strike by runaway barge

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) – A major bridge on the Alabama coast is closed after being hit by a runaway barge. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier posts on his Facebook page that the incident at the Dauphin Island bridge happened Friday morning. Collier says a barge hit the north end of the roughly 3-mile-long bridge. He says state transportation officials…

Neighbor Urinating Publicly Leads to Gunfight in Mobile County

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says a man confronted a neighbor for urinating in public and was shot in the face during a gunfight that followed their argument. Mobile County Sheriff’s Capt. Paul Burch says that it happened near Grand Bay. He said a man was urinating outside early Sunday when a neighbor approached him. Burch said the upset neighbor got…

Alabama’s Walking Danger

Report Issued on Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

The group Smart Growth America is out with a report this week  about pedestrian deaths. You can see the Alabama portion of the report HERE. The report breaks down the deaths that happened between 2003 and 2012 by county and city. The Alabama County with the largest number of pedestrian deaths was Mobile….location of 144 of the total 723 state deaths…