PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Folks had their sights set on more than just the finish line Saturday as the Special Olympics 5K Fun Run gave them the chance to support a special group of local athletes and their families.
Elliot Hunter has been taking part in events with his brother Logan— a Special Olympics athlete — for around four years now.
"It's a blast to be out there with him, sweating and working with him out there. When it's done, just to see the joy on their faces brings a smile to my face," said Hunter.
Officials say these events help raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics and its athletes.
Hannah Cordill took her 3-year-old daughter Riley out. She said, when Riley was born, doctors told them she'd never walk.
"She's about to turn 4 in two weeks and she is walking. She'll never be at the level where she's running. But we think it's important that she participates in events like this. We ran three miles and she was clapping the entire time," Cordill said.
Officials say hundreds of people took part in the entire event.
The Special Olympics will hold their meeting March 23, 2013 on Corry Station in Pensacola.
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.
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.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.