🌱 Chickasabogue Park Closing + Shooting On Johnston Ave.

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Good morning, people of Mobile! Sean Peek here with today's edition of the Mobile Daily.

First, today's weather:

Some sun, then turning cloudy. High: 57 Low: 44.

Here are the top three stories today in Mobile:

  1. Beginning Jan. 31, Chickasabogue Park will be closed to the public for a series of infrastructure and amenity improvements. The park is expected to remain closed for a year until the renovation and construction are complete. Renovations will include water, sewer, and roadwork upgrades, as well as the construction of several new spaces — including a playground and splash pad area, an RV campground, and new restroom facilities. (FOX10 News)

  2. A Friday evening shooting on Johnston Avenue left one man dead and two others injured. Mobile police officers who arrived on the scene found a man and woman inside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds, as well as a man on the sidewalk suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. All three victims were transported to the hospital; 26-year-old Tawanne Lucas died of his injuries. (WKRG News 5)

  3. Mobile police have identified the man who died after his car sank in Eslava Creek. 69-year-old Aubrey Willams was discovered, unresponsive, in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Mobile Fire-Rescue suffered from life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing. (WKRG News 5)

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Today in Mobile:

  • USA Faculty Percussion Recital - Laidlow Performing Arts Center (7:30 pm)

  • Rehab Concert - Alabama Music Box (8:00 pm)

  • The Science of Archimedes - Exploreum Science Center (10:00 am)

From my notebook:

  • Thank you to the Jones family for sponsoring Mamma, Bonnie, and Gal's adoption fees! These three dogs are now available for adoption at Mobile County Animal Shelter, and their fee is covered. All adoptions include the heartworm check, spay/neuter, vaccines, wormer, and a microchip. (Facebook)

  • Reminder: Jan. 25 is the deadline to submit a Magnet School application for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more and apply online. (Facebook)

  • Characteristics of Mobile County residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus are now available to provide a better picture of what medical professionals are facing. Patient characteristics data is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department and will be produced Mondays through Fridays. (Facebook)

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You're all caught up for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

This article originally appeared on the Mobile Patch

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