MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The city of Mobile has yet to submit a storm water management plan to Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Meanwhile, mother nature has a plan of its own. Sunday's storm pushed trash into the cities waterways.
Lone trap tested
FOX10 checked to see if the cities only litter trap stopped the trash from flowing into Dog River. The trap was full. Kim Sweet, President of the Dog River Clearwater Revival group, has been tracking its progress too.
"I am very pleased to see that it did capture what it captured. However, there is an untold amount of trash that just flowed right over the top, for a significant amount of time. When all that trash could have been captured if the basket would have lifted up like it should have," said Sweet.
Officials: no desire to be fined
City Council Member Gina Gregory says the city and ADEM have an agreement that sets benchmarks on the city's stormwater management progress.
The city missed a deadline set for Friday, April 12. The council and the administration have failed to approve a storm water contract and it's unknown how much the stalemate is costing the city.
"I don't know how much the fine is. It could be a daily fine. That's what we don't want to have happen. We don't want to be fined by ADEM we want to spend our money doing work and not being fined instead for not doing the work," Gregory said.
FOX10 News Reporter Letisha Bush is taking a closer look at the cities storm water management and will have the full story at 9:00 p.m.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
Waking up to a chilly morning! Temperatures will be a little warmer this afternoon than what we saw on Thursday, we'll also see our winds shift from northerly to southerly with clouds increasing.
The Mobile Jaycees announce the members of the 2014-15 Azalea Trail Court.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.