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    Mobile #2 in Nation for Deadly DUI Crashes Video included

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    A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks Mobile number 2 on the list for fatal DUI crashes. More>>

    Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack

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    Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama. More>>

    Last To Come Home From Afghanistan Video included

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    An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down. More>>

    Byrne Hosts Facebook Town Hall Video included

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    Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne hosted an online town hall on Thursday, utilizing the power of social media to reach out to his constituents. More>>

    Peer Helper Program Growing in Baldwin County Schools Video included

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    School starts back in less than a month, and some students are already hard at work preparing for an important class. They are Peer Helpers. The Peer Helper program is funded by the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation. Jennifer Claire Moore committed suicide back in the 1990's, and her mother started the foundation in her honor. The goal of the Peer Helper program is for young students to turn to other students when they have a problem, instead of suffering alone. Teacher and Peer Helper advisor... More>>

    Immigrants to Alabama? Shelby Says "No" Video included

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    Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children. More>>

    Weather

    Familiar Forecast for Friday

    We are stuck in a humid groove. By midday tomorrow, rain and thunderstorm coverage increases to about a quarter of the area. Expect afternoon thunderstorm coverage of 30%. Some of those thunderstorms will drop a lot of rain before fading. More>>

    Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler Video included

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    An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head. More>>

    Dog Attacked By Pit Bull In Midtown Video included

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    The dog’s owner wants people to know they should report every aggressive dog they come in contact with. More>>

    Jail Explosion Has Big Legal Fallout Video included

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    There could be dozens if not hundreds of lawsuits coming from inmates who say they were hurt in the Escambia County Jail explosion. The cost to taxpayers is hard to estimate.


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    Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

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    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. More>>

    Study: $69K a Year for Happiness in Alabama

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    A new study finds that the "magic number" for happiness in Alabama is a salary of $69,300 a year. More>>

    2 Dead in Baldwin Co. Plane Crash

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    Authorities say two people are dead after a sightseeing airplane that took off in Pensacola, Florida, crashed in remote southwest Alabama. More>>

    Appeals Court to Hear Siegelman Case in October

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    A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week. More>>

    2 Dead, 20 Hurt After Powerful Storm

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    A powerful storm that ripped through a Virginia campground on Thursday killed two people and injured at least 20. More>>

    Governor's Office: Immigrant Children Expected

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    A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. More>>

    Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar

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    Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers. More>>

    "Sweet Home Alabama" Signs to Greet Drivers Video included

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    Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama." More>>

    Lillian Plane Crash Claims Life of 15 Year Old

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    The victims of a deadly plane crash in Lillian have been identified. Baldwin County Sheriff's deputies recovered the bodies of 67 year old Dean Legidakes and 15 year old Marli McManus. Their plane took off around ten this morning from an airfield in Escambia County, Florida. When Legidakes and McManus didn't return from their sightseeing trip an alarm was sent out. The plane was found at the bottom of a swamp. The sheriff's office has notified the Federal Aviation Administration. They're awai... More>>

    Make Someone Smile Video included

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    Children team up with local florist to put smiles on faces of nursing home residents.

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    Congressman To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Facebook

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    Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) will answer constituent questions during a Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Baldwin School System Seeks More Money from BP Video included

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    BP has already paid out its claim to Baldwin County, but the Baldwin County School System isn't accepting its share, saying the settlement claim is not nearly enough. More>>

    Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike Video included

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    Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

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    Cooper Riverside Park Makes Improvements Video included

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    After being closed since April, Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile has opened back up with some improvements. More>>

    Cleaning 20 Years Of Bird Poop Video included

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    Crews are cleaning up 20 years worth of mess in Government Plaza. It’s the first and only time they’ve tackled a serious poop problem.


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    Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder Video included

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    Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson. More>>

    Mystery Tipper Leaves $10,000 Tip at New Orleans Restaurant

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    A mystery tipper known for leaving outrageous tips at restaurants around the country paid a visit to the Crescent City.
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    StubHub: Thieves Got Into Some Customers' Accounts

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    Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said. More>>

    Gulfport Police Investigating Homicide

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    Investigators say two men in dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces, entered the residence and shot a man while he was sleeping. More>>

    Plane Crashes in Taiwan

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    Taiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7. More>>

    Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

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    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. More>>

    Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

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    A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels.

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    One Hurt In Early Morning Fire

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    Fire officials say woman jumped from apartment balcony to escape fire More>>

    Big Dreams for Mobile's Future Video included

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    A Mobile woman wants the city to listen to what citizens have to say about attractions like a waterpark in downtown Mobile. More>>

    Environmental Impact Study Signed for I-10 Bridge Video included

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    The Federal Highway Administration approved the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed I-10 bridge over Mobile River and widening of the existing I-10 Bayway. More>>

    Hundreds Celebrate Life of Janaya Thompson Video included

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    Hundreds of people packed Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to remember Janaya Thompson. More>>

    Gulf Shores Beach Tragedy Video included

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    The body of a 17-year old swimmer missing since Sunday was recovered from the water at the main public beach Tuesday.

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    Admiral Jeremiah Denton Laid to Rest Video included

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    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

    Courts Split Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies Video included

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    Two federal courts have handed down conflicting rulings on whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans. More>>

    Is More Business Good For Traffic? Video included

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    There are plans to build a restaurant at the corner of Airport and University Boulevards. Some worry this will add to congestion.


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    Widow: Jury Sent Tobacco Company a $23B message Video included

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    A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco. More>>

    Triple Homicide Suspect Caught in Al. Video included

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    Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama. More>>

    U.S. Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel

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    Airlines are worried about security.

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    Al. Firefighters Helping with Washington Wildfires

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    Over the weekend, seven Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) wildland firefighters from across the state left for fire-fighting details out West.  More>>

    McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

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    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down. More>>

    Star WR Commits to Auburn

    Nate Craig Nate Craig
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    Widely considered the top high school wide receiver in the country, Nate Craig has decided where he wants to play college football. More>>

    UPDATE: Man Arrested in Murder, Double Homicide Cases Video included

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    Santa Rosa Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible double homicide in Milton, Florida. More>>

    Masked Men Steal Pills From Local Pharmacy

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    Two masked men robbed a local pharmacy of an undisclosed amount of drugs at gun point early this morning. More>>

    Woman Ties Wedding Rings to Balloons

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    A mystery involving wedding rings and a pair of balloons has apparently been solved. More>>

    JetBlue Pilot Arrested In Heroin Bust

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    A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug deal near Boston Common over the weekend. More>>

    Woman Shoots Juvenile During Break-In

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    Prichard Police say early Friday morning, July 18, officers were called to Thors Avenue in Prichard concerning a shot fired in a residential burglary. More>>

    Frustrations Mount Over New I-10 Bridge Video included

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    The Federal Highway Administration was supposed to have the study signed off by July 21st. More>>

    Repairs Begin at 'Gator Alley Video included

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    Work has begun to repair storm damage to 'Gator Alley in Daphne. More>>

    Search for Missing Swimmer Continues Video included

    Chaston Brown, 17 Chaston Brown, 17
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    Authorities are looking for a swimmer who's missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. More>>

    Bond Set In Constable Charged With Murder Video included

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    The defense for Constable Larry Sheffield has until August 19 to request a preliminary hearing.

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    GulfQuest Targets Holiday Opening Video included

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    Major installation work is underway at GulfQuest after the building finally got its certificate of occupancy from the City of Mobile.

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    Medical Clinics Pay $24.5M to Settle Lawsuit

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    The government's suit alleged that several local medical clinics had Medicare payment agreements that violated the law. More>>

    Margaritaville Wasting Away Video included

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    Why do you think Margaritaville in Biloxi is closing? Is it oversaturation or a lack of amenities like a hotel and large entertainment venue?


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    Boy Also Injured Fingers on Disney World Ride

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    A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. More>>

    RJ Reynolds Vowing to Fight $23.6B in Damages

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    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. More>>

    Margaritaville Casino to Close

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    Margaritaville Casino Restaurant has announced that it will be closing this fall. More>>

    Funeral Set for Murdered 5-Year-Old

    Janaya Thompson, 5 Janaya Thompson, 5
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    The funeral for Janaya Thompson, the 5-year-old strangled to death after wandering from home last week, will be held Tuesday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile. More>>

    Former POW; Senator Denton Funeral Tuesday Video included

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    Former prisoner of war and U.S.Senator, Jeremiah Denton, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. More>>

    USA Students Set Up Clinic to Help Homeless

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    Some University of South Alabama medical and nursing students have set up a clinic at a mobile homeless shelter. The students see patients once a week at 15 Place in downtown Mobile. 15 place is a daytime shelter where the homeless learn about resources to get them into housing and find work. Some of the students are volunteers, and some get credit hours. They say they are getting real world experience and feel that their services are greatly appreciated.Medical student, Coulson Gray says, "I... More>>

    Alleged Rapist Finally Caught by Police Video included

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    Police say Jeffrey Sewell, the man on the run for the alleged sexual assault of a woman, has been arrested. More>>

    Sharks Shot at Fishing Rodeo

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    Authorities say two sharks brought in to be weighed during a deep sea fishing tournament in southern Alabama were disqualified because they had been shot. More>>

    Puppy Rescue in Bolton Branch Video included

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    Flood waters had one puppy trapped and looking for help today in Mobile. More>>

    Mobile County Constable Charged with Murder Video included

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    A Mobile County Constable is behind bars and charged with murder after police say he shot and killed a man. More>>

    Democratic Planners Assessing Birmingham for 2016

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    Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention. More>>

    Rebels to Give MH17 Black Boxes to Aviation Group

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    A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

    Pole Vaulters Shine on Dauphin Street Video included

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    Pole vaulters from all over the nation gathered for the 4th annual Dauphin Street Vault Saturday. More>>

    Still No Arrest Made in Hit & Run Accident Video included

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    A father remains in critical condition after he was run over in a grocery store parking lot on St. Stephens Road. More>>

    Volunteer Firefighters Set Blaze to an Abandoned Home Video included

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    Volunteer firefighters started their day bright and early in Wilmer. The Tanner Williams, Wilmer, and Grand Bay volunteer fire departments joined together to participate in a fire training burn.More than 30 volunteers came to an abandoned home on Findley Street. They learned several procedures and techniques when dealing with a home fire."We [did] a search and rescue to start with. That's what they doing now. We got a dummy sitting in there. They'll go in and find it and bring it back out. Th... More>>

    Two Men Possibly Connected to Girl's Murder Video included

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    Authorities have identified two men believed to be connected to the murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson of Gulfport. More>>

    Memorial Service Set for Former Councilman

    Al Bradley was 64. Al Bradley was 64.
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    A memorial service has been set for a former Orange Beach Councilman. More>>

    Rising Cattle prices cited in Ala. livestock theft

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    State rural crime investigators and farmers say the increase in cattle and beef prices are likely factors in several livestock thefts in Alabama. More>>

    Hit & Run Victim Fighting for His Life Video included

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    69-year-old Thomas Hutt is in critical condition after he was hit by a pickup truck Friday afternoon in Prichard. More>>

    Anglers Compete in the 81st Annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Video included

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    More than 100 anglers set sail this morning for the 81st annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island. There were boats of every size, and many teams consisted of families. Randy Bentley participates in the rodeo every year with his sister.“She comes down every year and fishes the rodeo with me. She loves to fish. I have a house down here so she comes down. We just have a big f... More>>

    Chesney Posts Solution for Flora-Bama Ticket Mess Video included

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    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution. More>>

    Taking Stock Of Air Show Video included

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    Jobs are always the goal. Mobile’s Mayor says they may never know what trip or meeting helped land a new industry.


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    Baby Monitor Helps Catch a Thief Video included

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    A Loxley man is behind bars on theft charges after being caught in the act with the help of a baby monitor.

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    Rescued Vintage Yacht Lives on Mobile Bay

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    A nearly 40 foot wooden yacht has new life on Mobile Bay. More>>

    Mayor Footing Some Of the Bill In Office Remodeling

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    Mobile’s Mayor is paying for some of the renovations to the 10th floor offices at Government Plaza. The Chief of Staff says this is a creative Private-public partnership.


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    Chris Elliott Appointed To Commission Seat

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    Chris Elliott now sits on theBaldwin County Commission, less than 72 hours after winning the seat. Eliiott beat incumbent Bob James for the job. James turned his resignation in on Wednesday, and Governor Robert Bentley swiftly appointed Elliott to the post this morning. Eliiot was attending the budget meeting, when he received word. He took the oath of office just after 12:00 P.M. Elliott is a political newcomer. More>>

    "One-Man Rodeo" After Horse Escapes

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    Pensacola Police Officer Hank Wells found himself in a one-man rodeo this morning when he tried to find a horse that had escaped from a car lot. More>>

    Deadly Shooting On Luckie Aveune

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    Homicide detectives in Mobile are working to piece together evidence gathered at a crime scene on Luckie Avenue. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed just after Midnight. He was shot one time and found dead outside a home. Luckie Avenue is near St. Stephens Road and S. Wilson Avenue. Police are not releasing the victim's name at this time. More>>

    Man Arrested for Abusing 6-Month-Old

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    PENSACOLA, FL- Pensacola Police arrested a man for shaking a six-month-old baby boy so hard that he had to be hospitalized. More>>

    Mobile Police Need Your Help

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    Mobile Police say a woman drove up in a silver two door car and stole a wallet left in the Academy Sports parking lot Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Firefighters Use Special Equipment to Save Kittens

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    Most people do not realize that their local firefighters and EMS carry special equipment, and are trained to revive animals. More>>

    Orange Beach Councilman Al Bradley Dies

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    Al Bradley, an Orange Beach City Councilman, passed away at South Baldwin Medical Center in Foley Thursday night. More>>

    Alabama Unemployment Unchanged at 6.8 Percent

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    Alabama's unemployment rate for June is unchanged at 6.8 percent.Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate represents nearly 145,000 people looking for work. More>>

    School Shopping Rush About to Start

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    School starts in less than a month for most schools, and the back to school shopping rush has just started. News 5 stopped by Zoghby's uniforms on Old Shell Road in Mobile. They stock uniforms for most schools in Mobile County. They say, we are a few days away from long lines, but it's best to go ahead and shop now. In the next week or so, lines will go out the door and around the building. Melanie Zoghby Cummins with Zoghby's says, "We have seen big crowds. Sales are where they were last yea... More>>

    Openings Available for Next Week's Engineering Camp

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    Some students in our community are making a splash at summer camp in the field of science and engineering, and there are still openings for next week. They are attending a camp called "Engaging Youth Through Engineering" or the E-Y-E camp. The focus this week is on water. The kids are learning how our water is filtered, and all about careers in engineering. Jamie Wiggins, a sixth grader at Clarke-Shaw Magnet School, says they are learning, in a fun way, how our water is filtered. "We started ... More>>

    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast Video included

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    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, ten years ago on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. You'll see the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
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    National Climate Assessment Report Highlights Video included

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    The National Climate Assessment gives the latest of what is known about the impacts of global warming and climate change in the United States. These are the 13 key findings, unedited. Global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. More>>

    Tornado in Evergreen, Alabama

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    An EF-0 tornado touched down just to the southeast of downtown Evergreen, Alabama on Monday morning, April 7, 2014. Along the path, trees were uprooted and minor structural damage was done to the hospital, technical school and baseball field. The maximum width of this tiny twister was 150 yards. More>>

    Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

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    A preliminary National Weather Service survey of the wind damage in Atmore on March 16, 2014 judges it to be a downburst. A downburst is a burst of straight-line wind from a thunderstorm. In this case it was a very small and brief burst of wind so it is classified as a microburst. Downbursts are not unusual but this one was strong. Here is the storm survey... More>>

    New Five Day Outlook for Tropical Storm Formation

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    Starting July 1, the Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center will be enhanced, to go out to five days. The current Tropical Weather Outlook gives the percent chance of formation of a new tropical system in the next two days. The new graphic will be busier simply because it includes five days, rather than two days. More>>

    WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

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    Veterans of World War Two and Korea will be among those being honored before this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile.  More>>

    Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

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    A woman from Pensacola has died from the flu.
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    Defense Lawyers Oppose Change to Capital Appeals

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    Capital defense lawyers are opposing proposals to streamline appeals in death penalty cases, a change they say could result in Alabama executing innocent people. More>>

    Opelika Pedestrian Killed in Crash with SUV

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    Lee County coroner's officials have identified a pedestrian who died after being hit by an SUV. More>>

    Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives Video included

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    After five months, Lower Alabama is once again represented in Congress. Bradley Byrne was sworn-in Wednesday afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives.  More>>

    Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

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    The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. More>>

    Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

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    Fort Walton Beach police are asking for help identifying a man found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay. More>>

    New Martian Explorer Ready To Soar

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    NASA launching robotic explorer  to Mars More>>

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    • Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler

      Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:46:13 GMT
      An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head.
      An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head.
    • 2 Dead in Baldwin Co. Plane Crash

      2 Dead in Baldwin Co. Plane Crash

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:12:35 GMT
      Authorities say two people are dead after a sightseeing airplane that took off in Pensacola, Florida, crashed in remote southwest Alabama.
      Authorities say two people are dead after a sightseeing airplane that took off in Pensacola, Florida, crashed in remote southwest Alabama.
    • "Sweet Home Alabama" Signs to Greet Drivers

      "Sweet Home Alabama" Signs to Greet Drivers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:00:22 GMT
      Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."
      Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."
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    • Mobile #2 in Nation for Deadly DUI Crashes

      Mobile #2 in Nation for Deadly DUI Crashes

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:40:23 GMT
      A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks Mobile number 2 on the list for fatal DUI crashes.
      A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks Mobile number 2 on the list for fatal DUI crashes.
    • Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack

      Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:07:07 GMT
      Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama.
      Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama.
    • Last To Come Home From Afghanistan

      Last To Come Home From Afghanistan

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:31:44 GMT
      An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
      An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
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    • Immigrants to Alabama? Shelby Says "No"

      Immigrants to Alabama? Shelby Says "No"

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:28:03 GMT
      Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.
      Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.
    • Jail Explosion Has Big Legal Fallout

      Jail Explosion Has Big Legal Fallout

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:09:43 GMT

      There could be dozens if not hundreds of lawsuits coming from inmates who say they were hurt in the Escambia County Jail explosion. The cost to taxpayers is hard to estimate.

      There could be dozens if not hundreds of lawsuits coming from inmates who say they were hurt in the Escambia County Jail explosion. The cost to taxpayers is hard to estimate.


    • Study: $69K a Year for Happiness in Alabama

      Study: $69K a Year for Happiness in Alabama

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:37:44 GMT
      A new study finds that the "magic number" for happiness in Alabama is a salary of $69,300 a year.
      A new study finds that the "magic number" for happiness in Alabama is a salary of $69,300 a year.
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    • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

      As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
      A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
      The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
    • Doctor describes Pennsylvania hospital shooting

      Doctor describes Pennsylvania hospital shooting

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:06:21 GMT
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
      A psychiatrist has told police a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with the patient.
    • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

      NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
      A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
      Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
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    • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

      Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:24:07 GMT
      Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
      Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...
    • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

      UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

      Thursday, July 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:14:57 GMT
      Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
      A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
    • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

      Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:06:27 GMT
      Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.
      Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S....
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    • Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:52:02 GMT
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
    • Bellingrath Gardens Color

      Bellingrath Gardens Color

      Friday, July 11 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:33:38 GMT

      Beautiful summer at Bellingrath Gardens.

      Beautiful summer at Bellingrath Gardens.

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      Lawn and Water

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