Alabama News

Friday, January 17, 2020

Woman killed in school bus crash in Midtown Mobile

A two-vehicle accident between a school bus and a SUV occurred Thursday morning near Government Street and Michigan Ave. Mobile Fire-Rescue responded to the scene around 6:50 a.m. According to officials, the driver of the SUV was driving in the opposite lane before losing control and crashing head-on into the school bus. Mobile police have confirmed that the driver of the SUV has died. Police has identified the deceased as Rachel Martin, 49. There were several children on the bus, however no one on the bus sustained any injuries. Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesperson Steven Millhouse stated that Martin was the only occupant in the SUV. Mobile police are handling the investigation of the accident.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Homewood honors longtime fire chief

A casket covered in an American flag sat at the front of the sanctuary inside Homewood Church of Christ early Wednesday afternoon. It held the body of John Alan Bresnan, Homewood’s longtime fire chief who passed away unexpectedly last Friday while on duty. He was 58. "He was a guy's guy. He was a firefighter's chief,” Mayor Scott McBrayer said. “He knew exactly what the men and women of Homewood Fire Department needed in order to do their jobs." Family, friends, coworkers, municipal leaders and firefighters from across Alabama attended Wednesday’s funeral. Fire trucks representing those statewide departments surrounded the church as Chris Hodges, pastor at Church of the Highlands, led the service. After an honor guard presentation and opening prayer, Bresnan’s daughter, Lexi, sang “Amazing Grace.”
The Homewood Star

3 rescued from boat fire offshore Dauphin Island

VIDEO: The Coast Guard rescued three people from a boat fire about a half-mile offshore north of Billygoat Hole on Dauphin Island Wednesday evening. The Coast Guard says three people were able to escape onto a life raft where the Coast Guard found them in the water. The three people were taken back to shore where EMS was waiting. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says the three people are reportedly doing well. The Coast Guard has taken fire crews to the boat to help put out the fire. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.
WKRG-TV News 5 Mobile

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