Three unbeaten top ten teams went down this week, giving college football its biggest shakeup of the season. With only a few weeks remaining in the regular season, the playoff picture has begun to come into focus. The nation’s top three teams have few tough challenges remaining, all they have to do is avoid stumbling down the stretch.
An accident involving an 18 wheeler has closed down the intersection of Highway 45 and 158. Commuters are advised to avoid the area today, as police say it will be closed for some time. According to Local 15 News, Highway 45 is closed between Kushla Mcleod and Bellcase/University, while 158 is closed at Dogwood Trail.
A Russian airliner crashed in the Sinai Peninsula region of Egypt earlier today, killing all 224 passengers on board. A militant group with ties to ISIS has claimed responsibility for downing the jet, though Russia says the claims can not be verified. No other cause has yet to be identified.
The Satsuma Gators ended their tenure at Ben Copeland Field in style, defeating the Chickasaw Chieftains 27-0 in the final game to be played at the stadium. Ben Copeland Field will be torn down this winter to make way for a new stadium and upgraded athletic facilities. The Gators ended their season with a 4-6 record.
In order to combat an aging population, China has decided to end its one child policy. Couples will now be permitted to have two children. Previously, becoming pregnant with a second child could draw punishments such as fines, or even forced abortions.
The Gulf Coast may have dodged a direct hit from major hurricanes this year, but the remnants of one will be passing through the area today. What was once the strongest hurricane in Western history is currently dumping inches of rain on our area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect all day as a result.
Week 9 saw a pair of top ten teams fall from the ranks of the unbeaten. As October turns to November, critical match ups will see more teams do the same. The race for the playoffs is now in full swing.
College football’s opening weekend featured some close calls for some of the nation’s top teams, but few upsets. The SEC got off to a good start with a trio of big non-conference wins, while the PAC 12 looked a little weaker after a strong season last year. The SEC West is looking to be extremely potent once again.
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.