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Alabama Man Mistakenly Released Back in Custody

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man who was mistakenly released from jail because of a clerical error is back behind bars. Al.com reports 34-year-old Nathaniel Sebastian, of Wilmer, had been in the Mobile Metro Jail under a $250,000 bond for allegedly killing his mother, 60-year-old Susan Mayo, and burying her under her porch in September 2017. But a clerical…

Auditions for “American Idol” Being Held Tuesday in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – “American Idol” producers say auditions will be taking place in Mobile at the GulfQuest maritime museum. Auditions will be Tuesday for the show’s 18th season, which will air on ABC. People planning to audition can register in person on Tuesday, or in advance via www.americanidol.com/auditions . Online audition options also are available. The GulfQuest National Maritime…

Coast Guard Rescues Man South of Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued a man from a fishing vessel about 46 miles (74 kilometers) south of Mobile Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 7:44 p.m. Friday of a man aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was diverted from Coast Guard…

Descendants from Last US Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

Mobile event, Saturday .

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An unusual gathering is planned this weekend on the U.S. Gulf Coast: a get-together for descendants of the last Africans abducted and shipped to the United States into slavery. The event will be held Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, at Africatown USA, a once-thriving community settled by freed blacks from Africa after the Civil War. The area…

Mobile Police Officer Shot to Death

2nd Alabama officer killed in a week.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste told reporters that Officer Sean Tuder was gunned down Sunday afternoon.Batiste said one suspect has been taken into custody. However, he said he could not immediately confirm if the 19-year-old suspect fired the shot that killed Tuder. Batiste said the…

Airbus expands in South Alabama

Planes for two airlines s will be built there...

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Airbus says it will fulfill two new aircraft orders at an expanding manufacturing operation on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The European aircraft maker said Thursday that 120 passenger aircraft ordered by JetBlue Airways and the start-up airline Moxy will be built in a new factory near the company’s existing plant in Mobile, Alabama. The company says…

Carnival Cruise Ship to Continue Docking in Mobile

Alabama’s only cruise ship will continue docking at the port of Mobile. Mayor Sandy Stimpson says the city has extended its contract with Carnival Cruise Line for the company to keep offering trips aboard the Carnival Fantasy from Mobile. Stimpson announced the new deal in tweets sent Monday. It means the 855-foot-long ship will continue cruising from Mobile through November…

TIME Magazine: Navy Considering Refugee Tent City in South Alabama & Elsewhere.

Suggested initial cost: $233-Million

TIME reports on a Navy plan to handle tens of thousands of refugees, and quotes a U.S. Navy memo:   “The Navy memo outlines plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields just outside the Florida panhandle near Mobile, Alabama, at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama, and nearby Navy Outlying…

Hello New Orleans? Alabama is Calling…

Billboard trolls Big Easy

Brittany Callahan—A Facebook use—- posted this photo of an Alabama Tourism billboard in New Orleans as Mardi Gras begins. As Alabamians know, The United States Mardi Gras originated in Mobile and is still celebrated in the Port City, though there is a somewhat larger event in Louisiana. This Alabama website has the low down on the original Mardi Gras—1703 in…