Mom behind bars after work credentials used to tamper with homecoming votes for teenage daughter
Escambria county mother arrested, after being accused of tampering with homecoming court votesPENSACOLA, Fla. – How far would a mother go to help her daughter get on her high school’s homecoming court? Laura Rose Carroll, an assistant principal for the Escambia County School district, was arrested Tuesday. Carroll is accused of using her work access to the district’s computer systems, to tamper with votes for homecoming court at her daughter’s high school. 246 votes were cast for Homecoming Court at Tate High School, many of them originating from the same IP address, associated with Carroll’s home. Carroll was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail with a bond set to $8,500.
Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup
While the cleanup pressed on, the record-shattering hurricane season notched another milestone: Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms after three new systems formed in about six hours. In Loxley, Alabama, Catherine Williams lost power and some of her roof to Sally. The same practice will govern storm names for the rest of hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November. The only other time the hurricane center dipped into the Greek alphabet was the deadly 2005 hurricane season, which included Hurricane Katrina's strike on New Orleans. She was concerned because more than two months are left in hurricane season.
Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PENSACOLA, Fla. – Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Crews carried out at least 400 rescues in Escambia County, Florida, by such means as high-water vehicles, boats and water scooters, authorities said. Also on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said a new tropical depression formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters said the depression could become a tropical storm as it moves slowly over the western Gulf during the next few days. Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm in the Atlantic.
Photos: Hurricane Sally slams into coast near Alabama-Florida border
Hurricane Sally made landfall near the Florida-Alabama state line as a Category 2 storm in the early morning hours Wednesday, bringing storm surge and torrential rain. Waves break ashore near the Gulf State Park pier as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (2020 Getty Images)A driver navigates along a flooded road as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15, 2020 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. (2020 Getty Images)Water floods a road as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (2020 Getty Images)A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Florida earthquake? 3.8 magnitude quake confirmed
MOUNT CARMEL, Fla. No damage is being reported after a weak earthquake occurred along the Alabama-Florida line. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.8 quake happened Thursday morning just north of Mount Carmel, Florida. The Escambia County Sheriffs Office says it hasnt gotten any calls about damage. But area residents reported feeling it in response to a question posed by the area National Weather Service office on its Facebook page. The quake occurred more than 6 miles beneath the surface.