Supreme Court upholds ruling over Leroy Hill estate

A five-year legal battle came to an end Friday, after the Alabama Supreme affirmed a lower court’s decision to allow the children of Leroy Hill to take control of his coffee business and ranch in Grand Bay from his second wife. The court unanimously affirmed a previous decision by Mobile Circuit Court Judge James Wood that found the coffee company and $40 million estate belonged to Hill’s children and not his second wife, Debbie Hill. “It was such a remarkable case,” VInce Kilborn, attorney for Hill’s children, said. ”The clients were so deserving. It’s the most difficult, but most rewarding case I’ve ever had.” (more…) Continue Reading →

Admiral Semmes holding 15-day sale of gently used furnishings to kick off renovation

The first indications of the Admiral Semmes Hotel makeover were seen today. The Atlanta-based national hotel liquidation company Hotel Content Liquidators LLC. (HCL) is selling all hotel furniture directly from the Admiral Semmes Hotel. Items to be offered include guestroom, lobby, bar, restaurant, banquet furniture and related accoutrements. The sale opened to the general public today at 10 a.m. and will continue for 15 days, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The final day to grab a deal on merchandise discounted up to 80 percent of cost is Oct. Continue Reading →

MPD addresses reports of multiple cop impersonators

After Mobile Police announced Oct. 10 they were searching for a possible law enforcement impersonator related to the roadside abduction and murder of 29-year-old David Kyles, police arrested another man, unrelated to the case, and charged him with impersonating a peace officer. According to officials, 29-year-old Gregory Kohn pulled over a vehicle west of Eliza Jordan Road and indicated to the driver that he was a law enforcement officer. Kohn detained the driver and passengers of the vehicle until police arrived, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. It was not clear at press time how authorities were called to the scene. Continue Reading →

Changes to pain pill regulations aimed at abusive ‘subculture’

As of last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed medicines containing the popular painkiller hydrocodone from a Schedule III to a more tightly controlled Schedule II drug, putting it in the same class as similar medicines like Demerol, OxyContin and Percocet. For patients using the widely distributed medicine, that means doctors will no longer be able to call in those prescriptions to pharmacies or include automatic refills without a predetermined date in a single perception. It’s been widely reported the change would require patients to see a doctor before a prescription could be refilled, but Special Agent Matt Barden with the DEA said that’s not the case. (more…) Continue Reading →

Doctors in Mobile evaluate patient

According to a press release, doctors with the Mobile County Health Department Tuesday afternoon evaluated a patient who reported having gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient also reported having been in contact with people who traveled from the Republic of Congo more than 45 days ago. Because of the patient’s reported symptoms and other factors, health officials decided the individual should be further evaluated by infectious disease specialists at an area hospital. A spokesperson for the University of South Alabama later confirmed the patient had been admitted, but “did not meet the Centers for Disease Control screening criteria, and there is no risk for Ebola.” “I commend our fire rescue and emergency workers for their response,” said Dr. Bernard Eichold, Health Officer for Mobile County. Because of federal privacy laws, no other information can be provided about the patient. Continue Reading →