The largest crowd of the Republican Primary season welcomed Donald Trump to Mobile on Friday night. The billionaire businessman did not disappoint, circling Ladd-Peebles Stadium several times in his private jet before touching down. WKRG News 5 estimates that around 18,000 people attended the event.
Just days after announcing a campaign stop in Mobile, the Trump campaign has had to make major changes to the event. Due to overwhelming attendance demands, the event has been moved from the Mobile Civic Center to Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Thus far, over 30,000 people are expected to attend the event.
The retail landscape of Mobile continues to change. A few weeks ago, Sears announced they were closing their Bel Air Mall location. Now, Best Buy is on the move. Fortunately for shoppers, Best Buy is not closing down. The electronics chain is simply moving to the new McGowin Park shopping center.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming to Mobile on Friday. The billionaire businessman will be hosting a town hall event at the Mobile Civic Center. His campaign says that Trump wants to hear directly from voters, and the event will be in a question and answer format.
Investigators have flagged over 300 of Hillary Clinton’s emails for further review. The emails will be reviewed by federal agencies to determine whether or not they contain classified material. As of Friday, officials had gone through roughly a quarter of the emails turned over from Clinton’s private server.
Explosions rocked the city of Tianjin, China yesterday, killing at least 50 people and sending over 700 to the hospital. At least 71 of those injuries are said to be severe. Over 1,000 firefighters were still battling the blaze Thursday afternoon.
A bill to take away funding from Planned Parenthood has come up short in the Senate. The final vote was 53-46, well short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Democratic filibuster. The issue will likely come up again in the fall budget battle.
The city of Satsuma is considering a funding cut for its school system. Facing a $100,000 hole in their budget, the city is looking to cover half the deficit with funding that was originally allocated to Satsuma schools. The school system stands to lose $54,000 a year if the plan goes through.
On Tuesday night, a train collided with an ATV that was stuck on the railroad tracks in Satsuma. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the driver of the vehicle is now facing criminal charges.
The US economy bounced back from a weak start in 2015 to post solid gains in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said that GDP grew at a 2.3 percent annual rate from April to June. First quarter numbers were also revised up from a 0.2% decline to a gain of 0.6%. The numbers follow the pattern of the last few years in which weak first quarters were followed by strong second quarters.