Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
September 21, 2004 by Eric Flack
Gulf Shores, Florida-- Today, we are getting some of the first pictures out of the Gulf Shores area. In Orange Beach, the city estimates 60 percent of homes and 90 percent of buildings are damaged along the beach.
The building inspector hasn't had time to complete his survey of the rest of the area. Many people who live in Orange Beach were allowed to return home for the first time Tuesday.
In Orange Beach, the beach is about all that looks the same. But pictures only tell part of the story. “It's the worst we've seen," says storm victim Don Cale. "Fifty percent worse than all the other storms.”
The furniture in Rodney Miller's backyard isn't his. "That couch in the swamp came from the condos on the beach. That's about a quarter mile away."
The boat in Cindy Lacy's front yard isn't hers. “It's a mess. It’s a real mess.” It floated here from a marina about a mile away.
And a lot of what wasn't tossed around, was torn apart. The worst of it along the beach. “And what's supposed to be there. "There were seven houses there,” said one survivor.
Along the beach front properties the damage was widespread, but sporadic. One condo was ripped up, but the one next to it wasn't badly damaged at all. But police won't allow the general public back in until FEMA checks out all the buildings to make sure they are all safe, and that could take weeks.
It goes for getting all the power back on. “There's no way to know. The damage is so widespread,” said utility worker Brad Garcia.
They will rebuild one pole at a time, one house at a time, but it will be a long time until orange beach is over Ivan. The mayor of Orange Beach is asking anyone with coastal property to be patient.
He says they city's top priority is getting year round residents back into their homes. After that, they will focus on helping seasonal residents.