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  • Judge orders city of Mobile to release body camera video of 2016 pepper spray incident at the Loop

    Judge orders city of Mobile to release body camera video of 2016 pepper spray incident at the Loop

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:49:06 GMT
    The painted cannon in 2016. (Facebook Photo: McGill-Toolen Football team)The painted cannon in 2016. (Facebook Photo: McGill-Toolen Football team)
    The painted cannon in 2016. (Facebook Photo: McGill-Toolen Football team)The painted cannon in 2016. (Facebook Photo: McGill-Toolen Football team)

    Meredith Corporation, the owner of WALA FOX10 News, has just received word that it has won a lawsuit in pursuit for transparency from the city of Mobile.

    Meredith Corporation, the owner of WALA FOX10 News, has just received word that it has won a lawsuit in pursuit for transparency from the city of Mobile.

  • Ethics Commission says former Baldwin County deputy violated Alabama Ethics Law

    Ethics Commission says former Baldwin County deputy violated Alabama Ethics Law

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:55:10 GMT
    Sgt. Carl Griffith (Photo: BCSO)Sgt. Carl Griffith (Photo: BCSO)
    Sgt. Carl Griffith (Photo: BCSO)Sgt. Carl Griffith (Photo: BCSO)

    According to a document obtained by FOX10 News Investigates, the Alabama Ethics Commission has voted in agreement that former Baldwin County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Carl Griffith violated the Alabama Ethics Law. 

    According to a document obtained by FOX10 News Investigates, the Alabama Ethics Commission has voted in agreement that former Baldwin County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Carl Griffith violated the Alabama Ethics Law. 

  • DA: No decision yet on criminal charges in Camp Beckwith Melatonin scandal

    DA: No decision yet on criminal charges in Camp Beckwith Melatonin scandal

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-07-31 22:36:21 GMT
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)

    The case of children allegedly being given Melatonin pills at Camp Beckwith may or may not be sent to a grand jury. 

    The case of children allegedly being given Melatonin pills at Camp Beckwith may or may not be sent to a grand jury. 

  • Camp Beckwith director offers "apologies" amid Melatonin scandal

    Camp Beckwith director offers "apologies" amid Melatonin scandal

    Monday, July 30 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-07-30 22:40:14 GMT
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)

    Several days after parents first filed reports with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office claiming Camp Beckwith staff gave children 5 mg pills at bedtime without their explicit consent, the camp's executive director has broken her silence about the allegations.  

    Several days after parents first filed reports with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office claiming Camp Beckwith staff gave children 5 mg pills at bedtime without their explicit consent, the camp's executive director has broken her silence about the allegations.  

  • Sheriff: 12 campers given Melatonin pills at Camp Beckwith without parents' consent

    Sheriff: 12 campers given Melatonin pills at Camp Beckwith without parents' consent

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:38:25 GMT
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)

    Since FOX10 News Investigates broke the story on Wednesday that some children were given sleeping pills at Camp Beckwith without parents' consent, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack told FOX10 News several more families have come forward about their children also being given the pills during the same camp session. 

    Since FOX10 News Investigates broke the story on Wednesday that some children were given sleeping pills at Camp Beckwith without parents' consent, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack told FOX10 News several more families have come forward about their children also being given the pills during the same camp session. 

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother of camper speaks about pills allegedly given to kids at Camp Beckwith without parents' consent

    EXCLUSIVE: Mother of camper speaks about pills allegedly given to kids at Camp Beckwith without parents consent

    Thursday, July 26 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-07-27 00:55:10 GMT
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)
    Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)Camp Beckwith is located in southern Fairhope, on the coast of Weeks Bay. (Photo: Rodney Rocker, WALA FOX10 News)

    Like many mothers who have contacted FOX10 News Investigates over the last few days, Liz Wilson, of Mobile, was shocked and upset when her daughter came home from Camp Beckwith last week telling her other girls in her cabin were given pills to help them sleep.  

    Like many mothers who have contacted FOX10 News Investigates over the last few days, Liz Wilson, of Mobile, was shocked and upset when her daughter came home from Camp Beckwith last week telling her other girls in her cabin were given pills to help them sleep.  

  • EXCLUSIVE: Camp Beckwith under fire for allegedly giving kids sleeping pills

    EXCLUSIVE: Camp Beckwith under fire for allegedly giving kids sleeping pills

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-07-25 22:48:23 GMT
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    A prominent Baldwin County summer camp is under investigation after employees at the camp gave at least three children Melatonin pills at bedtime, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) told FOX10 News Investigates. 

    A prominent Baldwin County summer camp is under investigation after employees at the camp gave at least three children Melatonin pills at bedtime, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) told FOX10 News Investigates. 

  • Prichard mayor responds to under-staffing concerns at fire department

    Prichard mayor responds to under-staffing concerns at fire department

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-07-13 23:21:34 GMT
    Jimmie Gardner, right, is pictured on the night of his win in the Prichard mayoral runoff race. (Photo: Lee Peck, FOX10 News)Jimmie Gardner, right, is pictured on the night of his win in the Prichard mayoral runoff race. (Photo: Lee Peck, FOX10 News)
    Jimmie Gardner, right, is pictured on the night of his win in the Prichard mayoral runoff race. (Photo: Lee Peck, FOX10 News)Jimmie Gardner, right, is pictured on the night of his win in the Prichard mayoral runoff race. (Photo: Lee Peck, FOX10 News)
    One day after FOX10 News Investigates broke the story that the Prichard Fire Department only has 10 certified firefighters, and 16 total emergency responders, on staff, FOX10 News caught up with the city's mayor about what will be done to keep citizens safe. Prichard Mayor Jimmie Gardner said he keeps losing firefighters to other city departments that can pay more. The Mobile County Personnel Board website said Prichard does offer the lowest starting salary ...
    One day after FOX10 News Investigates broke the story that the Prichard Fire Department only has 10 certified firefighters, and 16 total emergency responders, on staff, FOX10 News caught up with the city's mayor about what will be done to keep citizens safe. Prichard Mayor Jimmie Gardner said he keeps losing firefighters to other city departments that can pay more. The Mobile County Personnel Board website said Prichard does offer the lowest starting salary ...
  • Only 10 certified firefighters in city of Prichard, records show

    Only 10 certified firefighters in city of Prichard, records show

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:44:08 GMT
    Photo: City of PrichardPhoto: City of Prichard
    Photo: City of PrichardPhoto: City of Prichard

    One day after Prichard Fire Chief David Hale refused to say how many employees are currently working in his department, FOX10 News Investigates has found the answer.  

    One day after Prichard Fire Chief David Hale refused to say how many employees are currently working in his department, FOX10 News Investigates has found the answer.  

  • Greg Beckham out as city of Mobile Senior Director of Public Services

    Greg Beckham out as city of Mobile Senior Director of Public Services

    Friday, June 29 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-06-29 22:30:30 GMT
    Greg Beckham (WALA)Greg Beckham (WALA)
    Greg Beckham (WALA)Greg Beckham (WALA)

    In yet another shakeup in the city's Public Works Department, the Senior Director of Public Works, Greg Beckham, is out. 

    In yet another shakeup in the city's Public Works Department, the Senior Director of Public Works, Greg Beckham, is out. 

  • Going fishing? Be sure to read these signs before casting your line

    Going fishing? Be sure to read these signs before casting your line

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:43:48 GMT
    Signs like these will now be posted at popular boat launches, piers, and beaches across the state to warn swimmers and anglers about water quality and seafood consumption risks. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)Signs like these will now be posted at popular boat launches, piers, and beaches across the state to warn swimmers and anglers about water quality and seafood consumption risks. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)
    Signs like these will now be posted at popular boat launches, piers, and beaches across the state to warn swimmers and anglers about water quality and seafood consumption risks. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)Signs like these will now be posted at popular boat launches, piers, and beaches across the state to warn swimmers and anglers about water quality and seafood consumption risks. (Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News)

    A year after FOX10 News Investigates exposed lack of signage in popular fishing areas to alert anglers of pollution concerns, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is now installing signs across the state.  

    A year after FOX10 News Investigates exposed lack of signage in popular fishing areas to alert anglers of pollution concerns, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is now installing signs across the state.  

  • City explains why few knew of D+ rating for Ladd-Peebles Stadium

    City explains why few knew of D+ rating for Ladd-Peebles Stadium

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-06-28 11:10:19 GMT
    Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Photo: FOX10 News Reporter Alexa Knowles.)Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Photo: FOX10 News Reporter Alexa Knowles.)

    Officials at Ladd-Peebles Stadium are searching for answers from the city of Mobile after a 2016 study, giving the facility a D+ rating, just surfaced. 

    Officials at Ladd-Peebles Stadium are searching for answers from the city of Mobile after a 2016 study, giving the facility a D+ rating, just surfaced. 

  • Fired city employee gets job back, forced to retire

    Fired city employee gets job back, forced to retire

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-06-27 23:11:10 GMT
    Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)
    Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)

    It's a follow up to a FOX10 News Investigation in March, uncovering concerns with time cards at the Municipal Garage.  

    It's a follow up to a FOX10 News Investigation in March, uncovering concerns with time cards at the Municipal Garage.  

  • Tanker involved in deadly I-10 crash was hauling a petroleum product

    Tanker involved in deadly I-10 crash was hauling a petroleum product

    Monday, May 14 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-05-14 22:44:01 GMT
    The back of the tanker truck involved in Monday's fiery crash on I-10 eastbound. (Franz Barraza, WALA)The back of the tanker truck involved in Monday's fiery crash on I-10 eastbound. (Franz Barraza, WALA)

    The back of the tanker was about the only part of the truck that was left intact after a fiery crash on I-10 eastbound at the Virginia Street exit ramp Monday, May 14.  The placard on the tailgate indicated the tanker's hazardous materials identification number, which shows the tanker was registered as carrying a petroleum distillate or petroleum product. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said inhalation of that material can cause dizziness, nausea, and irritation in t...

    The back of the tanker was about the only part of the truck that was left intact after a fiery crash on I-10 eastbound at the Virginia Street exit ramp Monday, May 14.  The placard on the tailgate indicated the tanker's hazardous materials identification number, which shows the tanker was registered as carrying a petroleum distillate or petroleum product. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said inhalation of that material can cause dizziness, nausea, and irritation in t...

  • Gulf State Sharks: Exploring solutions to shark frustrations at Gulf State Park Pier

    Gulf State Sharks: Exploring solutions to shark frustrations at Gulf State Park Pier

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-05-17 14:25:57 GMT

    Fishermen on the Gulf State Park Pier say they're fed up with sharks stealing their fish, and they believe the problem is getting worse. We wanted to find if there really is an increase in the local shark population.

    Fishermen on the Gulf State Park Pier say they're fed up with sharks stealing their fish, and they believe the problem is getting worse. We wanted to find if there really is an increase in the local shark population.

  • Safety Under the Surf: Investigating concerns with full-face snorkel masks

    Safety Under the Surf: Investigating concerns with full-face snorkel masks

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-06-26 16:39:04 GMT

    Hawaii is dealing with an alarming increase in snorkel-related deaths, which is sparking debate over a relatively new product.

    Hawaii is dealing with an alarming increase in snorkel-related deaths, which is sparking debate over a relatively new product.

  • WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Exclusive case files revealed in deadly Washington County deputy-involved shooting

    WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Exclusive case files revealed in deadly Washington County deputy-involved shooting

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-06-26 16:38:30 GMT
    A still image from Deputy Micheal Turner's body camera video the day he shot and killed Scott Beech during a traffic stop in Saint Stephens, Ala. (The Beech Family via the Washington County Sheriff's Office)A still image from Deputy Micheal Turner's body camera video the day he shot and killed Scott Beech during a traffic stop in Saint Stephens, Ala. (The Beech Family via the Washington County Sheriff's Office)

    FOX10 News Investigates is getting to the bottom of a controversial deputy-involved shooting in Washington County, a shooting that has divided the county since it happened three years ago.

    FOX10 News Investigates is getting to the bottom of a controversial deputy-involved shooting in Washington County, a shooting that has divided the county since it happened three years ago.

  • MCPSS mix-up causes controversy over school rental policies

    MCPSS mix-up causes controversy over school rental policies

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:41 AM EDT2018-06-01 12:41:58 GMT
    Mobile County Public School System logo. (WALA)Mobile County Public School System logo. (WALA)

    The Mobile County Public School System is in the for-profit business of renting out its facilities, but one local business owner worried she was almost overcharged.  

    The Mobile County Public School System is in the for-profit business of renting out its facilities, but one local business owner worried she was almost overcharged.  

  • 115 detention centers across U.S. currently house thousands of immigrants detained by ICE

    115 detention centers across U.S. currently house thousands of immigrants detained by ICE

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 23:15:09 GMT
    A picture inside a tent city detention center for illegal immigrants in Tornillo, Texas. (Credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)A picture inside a tent city detention center for illegal immigrants in Tornillo, Texas. (Credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

    With the possibility of new detention centers coming to Baldwin County, FOX10 News Investigates set out to learn more about the current situation with immigration detention centers across the country.

    With the possibility of new detention centers coming to Baldwin County, FOX10 News Investigates set out to learn more about the current situation with immigration detention centers across the country.

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    Mobile fires city employee accused of falsifying time cards

    Mobile fires city employee accused of falsifying time cards

    Thursday, March 8 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-03-08 17:04:05 GMT
    Tyrone Holley (FOX10 News)Tyrone Holley (FOX10 News)
    Tyrone Holley (FOX10 News)Tyrone Holley (FOX10 News)

    Both the city of Mobile and the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a municipal garage employee on allegations he may have stolen city money by falsifying time cards.

    Both the city of Mobile and the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a municipal garage employee on allegations he may have stolen city money by falsifying time cards.

  • Future in Jeopardy? McIntosh residents in fear after Olin chlorine gas leak

    Future in Jeopardy? McIntosh residents in fear after Olin chlorine gas leak

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:40:08 GMT
    FOX10 News Investigative Reporter Kati Weis speaks to concerned McIntosh residents after chlorine leak. Photo Credit: Daeshen SmithFOX10 News Investigative Reporter Kati Weis speaks to concerned McIntosh residents after chlorine leak. Photo Credit: Daeshen Smith

    The first time FOX10 News Investigates went to McIntosh to start investigating a February 15 chlorine gas leak at the Olin Corporation chemical plant, dozens of community members were waiting for us at the McIntosh Town Hall to tell us about their concerns, hoping we could find some answers about what happened.  

    The first time FOX10 News Investigates went to McIntosh to start investigating a February 15 chlorine gas leak at the Olin Corporation chemical plant, dozens of community members were waiting for us at the McIntosh Town Hall to tell us about their concerns, hoping we could find some answers about what happened.  

  • 911 call reveals shocking details about Olin chlorine leak in McIntosh

    911 call reveals shocking details about Olin chlorine leak in McIntosh

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:38:36 GMT
    Olin Chlor Alkali Products facility in McIntosh, Ala. (Credit: Franz Barraza, Chief Photographer, WALA FOX10 News)Olin Chlor Alkali Products facility in McIntosh, Ala. (Credit: Franz Barraza, Chief Photographer, WALA FOX10 News)

    It's an incident that still has the McIntosh community reeling, unable to trust the chemical plant next door, that allegedly exposed them to chlorine gas without notifying them. 

    It's an incident that still has the McIntosh community reeling, unable to trust the chemical plant next door, that allegedly exposed them to chlorine gas without notifying them. 

  • Multiple chemical leaks not reported at Olin facility in McIntosh

    Multiple chemical leaks not reported at Olin facility in McIntosh

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:36:53 GMT
    The Olin Chlor Alkali Products location in McIntosh, Ala., has been at the center of controversy since the facility leaked 738 pounds of chlorine gas into the air on February 15. (Credit: Franz Barraza, Chief Photographer, WALA FOX10 News)The Olin Chlor Alkali Products location in McIntosh, Ala., has been at the center of controversy since the facility leaked 738 pounds of chlorine gas into the air on February 15. (Credit: Franz Barraza, Chief Photographer, WALA FOX10 News)

    A FOX10 News investigation, "Could of Uncertainty," has found more than a dozen chemical leaks at the Olin Corporation plant in McIntosh have not been reported to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). 

    A FOX10 News investigation, "Could of Uncertainty," has found more than a dozen chemical leaks at the Olin Corporation plant in McIntosh have not been reported to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). 

  • FOX10 News Investigates: In the Air

    FOX10 News Investigates: In the Air

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:35:14 GMT
    The Plains All American petrochemical facility sits next to the neighborhoods of Africatown.  (Credit: Franz Barraza, WALA FOX10 News)The Plains All American petrochemical facility sits next to the neighborhoods of Africatown. (Credit: Franz Barraza, WALA FOX10 News)

    The petroleum product storage industry has an estimated $687 million economic impact on Mobile County each year, according to a study commissioned by the Mobile Chamber of Commerce. But, at what cost? 

    The petroleum product storage industry has an estimated $687 million economic impact on Mobile County each year, according to a study commissioned by the Mobile Chamber of Commerce. But, at what cost? 

  • FOX10 News Investigates: Chemicals Exposed

    FOX10 News Investigates: Chemicals Exposed

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:34:32 GMT
    There are nearly 100 petrochemical storage tanks operating along the Mobile River near downtown Mobile. Is there any accountability for the chemicals that are stored inside? (Credit: Franz Barraza, WALA FOX10 News)There are nearly 100 petrochemical storage tanks operating along the Mobile River near downtown Mobile. Is there any accountability for the chemicals that are stored inside? (Credit: Franz Barraza, WALA FOX10 News)

    FOX10 News wanted to know, are Mobile County officials properly prepared to respond to a potential disaster at any of the tank farms operating on the Mobile River? Are the communities nearby at risk?

    FOX10 News wanted to know, are Mobile County officials properly prepared to respond to a potential disaster at any of the tank farms operating on the Mobile River? Are the communities nearby at risk?

  • GulfQuest faces uncertain future

    GulfQuest faces uncertain future

    Monday, February 6 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-02-07 02:19:36 GMT
    GulfQuest : National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico on the Mobile River in downtown Mobile, Ala (PHOTO: Franz Barraza and Bill Flowers, FOX10 News)GulfQuest : National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico on the Mobile River in downtown Mobile, Ala (PHOTO: Franz Barraza and Bill Flowers, FOX10 News)

    The GulfQuest Maritime Museum will soon reopen with some new perks, including a brand new exhibit, and lower ticket prices.

    The GulfQuest Maritime Museum will soon reopen with some new perks, including a brand new exhibit, and lower ticket prices.

  • GulfQuest museum faces challenges from the start

    GulfQuest museum faces challenges from the start

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:37 PM EST2017-02-23 17:37:07 GMT
    Early Construction of GulfQuest Maritime Museum (PHOTO: FOX10 News)Early Construction of GulfQuest Maritime Museum (PHOTO: FOX10 News)

    No one could have foreseen how quickly things would go south for the GulfQuest Maritime Museum.  However, there were early signs that the museum could be headed for the rocks.  

    No one could have foreseen how quickly things would go south for the GulfQuest Maritime Museum.  However, there were early signs that the museum could be headed for the rocks.  

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