More stories by Bill Riales

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USS Alabama Has More Alabama Ties

One of the men visiting Mobile for Navy Week is from Virginia, but he has some serious ties to the state of Alabama. Commander Paul Reinhard…

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Glover Announces Run For Lt. Governor

A Gulf Coast legislator says he will run for the state’s second-highest office. Alabama State Senator Rusty Glover announced today he will r…

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Prison Reform Plan is Hard Sell

When lawmakers return to Montgomery this week, the Alabama Legislature will continue work on prison reform.  But word coming from legislator…

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Spanish Fort Library Forced to Shut Down

A watery mishap on Monday forced city officials to temporarily close the Spanish Fort Public Library.  Fire suppression sprinklers activated…

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West Bound I-10 Reopens

The westbound lane of Interstate 10 that was shut down through the weekend reopened early Monday morning.  ALDOT crews worked through the we…

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Drug Exhibit Aims to Open Eyes

The Gulf Coast Exploreum is opening a new exhibit with eye-opening displays aimed at showing the depth of illegal drug use and the drug trad…

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Mobile Police Seek Millions in Grants

Mobile’s City Council took up the issue of public safety Tuesday.  Police Chief James Barber is seeking about $2.5m in grants from various a…

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Navy’s Wish List: More Austal Ships

The incoming Trump administration may prove to be a benefit for Mobile’s largest industrial employer, Austal USA. The out-going Defense Secr…

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No Gaming Advice for Alabama Legislators

When Alabama legislators return to Montgomery next month, they’ll be faced with at least two pre-filed bills to create a lottery in the stat…

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Peek Stands By Mobile Grad Rates

Mobile County Public School Superintendent Martha Peek says she’ll stand behind the school systems reported 86% graduation rate.  That’s des…

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Will Cuba Change After Castro’s Death?

A man from Pensacola who escaped the communist government of Fidel Castro at an early age says he is not hopeful things will change in his n…