SEMMES, Ala. (WALA) - Construction of a controversial oil pipeline in parts of Mobile County is still on hold after Federal Judge William Steele stated the pipeline company, Plains Southcap, had not met its “burden of persuasion” in a ruling September 3.
The company had challenged a new Semmes ordinance as invalid. The judge's ruling means the City of Semmes acted within its right when it temporarily shut down the project because sediment from the job site was flowing onto adjacent property.
Some of that project is still shut down but other areas are moving forward in the building process.
“There are 57 separate properties and each property has a separate status. I can't tell you what all 57 are (but) I know some have received permits, some have stop work orders, some have never gotten the permit because there are still inspections that need to be done,” said Plains Southcap attorney, Jarrod White.
White said Plains met with the city Tuesday, September 10 and the meeting “went well”.
He estimates it will be a few more weeks before construction is underway on all the properties.
Closing arguments began Friday morning, December 13 in the child sex abuse trial of 80-year-old Giuseppe Pino LoPorto. The indictment against LoPorto includes multiple counts of sexual abuse against a child dating back to the early 1990s.
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 have announced the members of the 2014-15 Azalea Trail Court.
Nick Fawal and Tara McMeans are in the Studio10 Kitchen making Shrimp filled with crab meat stuffing and wrapped in bacon which is then baked to perfection.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.