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  • 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)
    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.  

  • 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

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:07 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)
    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.

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

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

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:04:28 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.

  • 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.

  • COMMITTED TO YOU: Millions of tax dollars spent on quality healthcare for criminals behind bars

    COMMITTED TO YOU: Millions of tax dollars spent on quality healthcare for criminals behind bars

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:15:38 GMT
    FOX10 News Investigates: Healthcare Behind Bars. Photo: FOX10 News.FOX10 News Investigates: Healthcare Behind Bars. Photo: FOX10 News.

    FOX10 News is committed to tracking your tax dollars. Our latest investigation shows millions of dollars are being poured into healthcare for criminals behind bars, across the state and here in the Port City.

    FOX10 News is committed to tracking your tax dollars. Our latest investigation shows millions of dollars are being poured into healthcare for criminals behind bars, across the state and here in the Port City.

  • 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 truck involved in MondayThe back of the tanker truck involved in Monday
    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...
  • Mobile mayor appoints John Peavy as public works senior director

    Mobile mayor appoints John Peavy as public works senior director

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:31:23 GMT
    John PeavyJohn Peavy
    John PeavyJohn Peavy

    Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has selected former councilman John Peavy to be the city's senior director of public works.

    Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has selected former councilman John Peavy to be the city's senior director of public works.

  • Charity Checkout, Who's Tracking Round-up Donations

    Charity Checkout, Who's Tracking Round-up Donations

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-05-10 03:44:06 GMT

    Chances are it's happened to you. You're at the checkout when the cashier asks, "Would you like to make a donation today?" All you really want is a sandwich or to get some groceries. While the practice might be uncomfortable, the tactic isn't going away anytime soon because it works. 

    Chances are it's happened to you. You're at the checkout when the cashier asks, "Would you like to make a donation today?" All you really want is a sandwich or to get some groceries. While the practice might be uncomfortable, the tactic isn't going away anytime soon because it works. 

  • Amid harassment allegations at Mobile Public Works, subpoenas issued in time card controversy

    Amid harassment allegations at Mobile Public Works, subpoenas issued in time card controversy

    Monday, May 7 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-05-07 22:35:33 GMT
    Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)Mobile Government Plaza (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)

    An attorney for the city of Mobile said he is gathering further evidence to support the city's termination of former city garage employee, Tyrone Holley, in preparation for a Mobile County Personnel Board hearing next month.

    An attorney for the city of Mobile said he is gathering further evidence to support the city's termination of former city garage employee, Tyrone Holley, in preparation for a Mobile County Personnel Board hearing next month.

  • Safety Under Fire: Tracking school bus recalls

    Safety Under Fire: Tracking school bus recalls

    Thursday, May 3 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-05-03 10:39:06 GMT
    School bus fire in Grand Bay. January 22, 2018. (FOX10 News)School bus fire in Grand Bay. January 22, 2018. (FOX10 News)

    Your child's school bus bursting into flames isn't a scenario you imagine when you send them off in the morning. But it happened in Mobile County in 2016 and again this year.

    Your child's school bus bursting into flames isn't a scenario you imagine when you send them off in the morning. But it happened in Mobile County in 2016 and again this year.

  • 8,220 violations found at 78 day cares in Mobile and Baldwin, FOX10 News Investigation finds

    8,220 violations found at 78 day cares in Mobile and Baldwin, FOX10 News Investigation finds

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-05-01 13:13:22 GMT
    Tires on the playground of a local day care. (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)Tires on the playground of a local day care. (Credit: Josh Harlan, WALA FOX10 News)

    In Alabama, day cares are able to apply for a license exemption if they are religious affiliated. However, a federal law went into effect in 2017, requiring all license-exempt day cares that receive federal funding to be inspected by the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

    In Alabama, day cares are able to apply for a license exemption if they are religious affiliated. However, a federal law went into effect in 2017, requiring all license-exempt day cares that receive federal funding to be inspected by the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

  • Baldwin County Sheriff says deputy stole thousands by falsifying time cards

    Baldwin County Sheriff says deputy stole thousands by falsifying time cards

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:08:04 GMT
    Sgt. Carl Griffith is the subject of an investigation by the Baldwin Co. Sheriff's Office, which has now been turned over to the District Attorney's Office. Photo: BCSOSgt. Carl Griffith is the subject of an investigation by the Baldwin Co. Sheriff's Office, which has now been turned over to the District Attorney's Office. Photo: BCSO
    Sgt. Carl Griffith is the subject of an investigation by the Baldwin Co. Sheriff's Office, which has now been turned over to the District Attorney's Office. Photo: BCSOSgt. Carl Griffith is the subject of an investigation by the Baldwin Co. Sheriff's Office, which has now been turned over to the District Attorney's Office. Photo: BCSO

    Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack has confirmed to FOX10 News Investigates his office's investigation into one of its own has been turned over to the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. 

    Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack has confirmed to FOX10 News Investigates his office's investigation into one of its own has been turned over to the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. 

  • 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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