Brendan Kirby, FOX10News | WALA

Brendan Kirby

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Mobile, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Brendan:

Fired Spanish Fort magistrate alleges termination amounts of violation of First Amendment rights

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Going to court to challenge a firing is an uphill proposition in Alabama, where employers have broad latitude to hire and dismiss workers. → Read More

Traffic accidents are common hazard for police – but workers’ comp often inadequate

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Jonathan Soto was almost finished with his overnight shift on patrol for the Mobile Police Department in 2016 when the unexpected struck. → Read More

Admitted robber who led Mobile police on chase gets five-plus years

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A man who led police on a high-speed chase in December is going to federal prison four more than five years, a judge ruled Thursday. → Read More

Appeals court upholds seizure of more than $1 million in Mobile visa fraud case

An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the federal government’s seizure of more than $1 million that was part of a visa fraud case in Mobile. → Read More

Judge orders prison for Mobile man who used finger inside shirt to hold up convenience stores

MOBILE, Ala (WALA) – Christopher R. Casey stuck his finger under his shirt two years ago and told clerks at three businesses that he had a gun. Not all of → Read More

Expanded unemployment is over, pay is rising – yet some workers remain on the sidelines

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Pay is up and expanded unemployment payments have ended, yet many workers remain on the sidelines as the economy continues to struggle with a labor shortage → Read More

Accused cop killer on why he fired: ‘The voices told me in my head to pull the trigger’

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Testimony concluded Friday in the federal trial of Marco Antonio Perez, who is accused of killing Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder. → Read More

Mobile child’s COVID-19 case was asymptomatic; what followed was potentially life-threatening

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – When Rhys Holloway got sick in August, his parents got him a COVID-19 test. It was negative. But his symptoms persisted: stomachache, fever, headache – and → Read More

Marco Perez talked about seeing police officer’s badge, fellow prisoner testifies

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Federal prosecutors on Thursday sent a prisoner to the witness stand to try to prove that defendant Marco Antonio Perez knew that the man fatally shot → Read More

Mobile man describes getting hit by car – and says there’s no doubt it was intentional

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Brian Mathers says he was at his house on Zurich Street on Thursday night when a heard a loud noise. → Read More

Mobile man who initially insisted he had ‘done nothing’ pleads guilty to two stick-ups

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A man who once claimed he had nothing to apologize for because he had not done anything wrong pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a convenience store → Read More

Defense in Marco Perez case presses its contention that slain Mobile officer operated outside chain of command

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The defense lawyer representing a man accused of killing a police officer continued Tuesday to make his case that the officer was acting outside the normal → Read More

‘Approximately 11 seconds later, the defendant shot Officer Tuder two more times’

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Prosecutors on Monday began building their case against Marco Antonio Perez, who stands accused of killing a police officer in January 2019. → Read More

Alabama gets a third of monoclonal antibody doses it asked for

Federal rules changes in the distribution of life-saving monoclonal antibodies have significantly slashed shipments to Alabama, the state’s top health official said Friday. → Read More

COVID vaccine boosters: Who is ‘recommended’ to get extra shot as opposed to ‘may’ get one

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has overruled the recommendations of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on COVID-19 vaccine boosters. → Read More

National Guard sending med team to Monroeville

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WALA) – An Alabama National Guard medical team is headed to Monroe County Hospital, the state’s top doctor said Friday. → Read More

Feds in Mobile charge another convicted felon with defrauding Paycheck Protection Program

MOBILE, Ala (WALA) – A federal probe into fraud against the government’s COVID-19 aid programs is broadening, with charges against a convicted felon accused of claiming to run a business → Read More

Mother of slain Mobile man upset over ‘terminally ill’ killer’s release – more than two years ago

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Jan. 18, 2008, is the day Jacqueline Gibson says her life shattered. → Read More

Spring Hill College rape defendant withdraws bid to leave Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A job offer to a man accused of raping a fellow Spring Hill College student has fallen through, according to court records. → Read More

Natural immunity vs. vaccine-induced immunity

One of the most common reasons cited by COVID-19 vaccine holdouts is that they nave natural immunity from a previous infection, and there is some compelling scientific evidence to support → Read More