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    Operation Button Pusher

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    Three-year joint drug investigation in Baldwin County ends with 24 people arrested and sentenced to federal prison

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    Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit

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    Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit More>>

    Residents Voice Opinions Ahead of OB School Vote Video included

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    Several hundred Orange Beach residents showed up to learn about the city's plan to split from Baldwin County Schools Tuesday night. More>>

    Hispanics On Temporary Work Visas Claim Police Harassment Video included

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    Migrant workers on legal, temporary work visas claim they were harassed by officers with the Fairhope Police Dept. 

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    Local Pharmacy Busted for Codeine Video included

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    The owner, Donald Scarcliff, is charged with illegally selling codeine from the location. More>>

    Mayor’s Youtube Videos Explain Budget Spending Video included

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    Mayor Sandy Stimpson is posting videos to Facebook that explain why the city is spending money on certain capital items.

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    Weather

    Smooth and Seasonable Weather Here

    The midweek is generally calm but in the days to come a few clouds grow taller- tall enough to produce showers, and then thunderstorms, by the weekend. More>>

    Mobile City Retirees And Non-Profits Speak Out On Cuts Video included

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    Whether you were at the Mobile City Council meeting or finance committee the message was the same. People wanted cuts to come from somewhere else.


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    Red Snapper Debate Continues Video included

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    Red snapper season has come and gone but the fight to land more fish continues. Now state officials have the numbers to back up what they have been saying all along.

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    Cocaine-Tainted Dollar Bills Make Banker's Fingers Go Numb

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    A sample of some dollar bills tested positive for cocaine.
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    Shooting Instructor Killed by 9 Year Old

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    Authorities say an Arizona shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Arrest

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    Jesean Morris, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of parole, was picked up by police after he posted a video to Facebook of himself participating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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    Miss. Officials: Second Death From West Nile Virus

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    The state Department of Health said Tuesday the most recent death occurred in Madison County. More>>

    Parker Griffith Challenges Gov. Bentley to Debates

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    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith is challenging Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of seven debates before the November election. More>>

    Police Probe Theft From Rosa Parks' Old Apartment

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    Police say thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus. More>>

    Red Snapper Totals Lower Than Estimates

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    The Alabama Red Snapper Reporting program estimates that 418,000 pounds of red snapper were landed in Alabama through June 30. More>>

    Baldwin County Man Arrested in Stabbing Death

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    Authorities have arrested a man that was wanted out of Escambia County, Florida in connection with a deadly stabbing on Sunday. More>>

    Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities

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    Only one city in southern Alabama in among the state's 15 most dangerous and it's not even in the top 10, according to a new report. More>>

    Would You Eat Something Called 'Meat Mountain'

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    The fast-food giant is rolling out a sandwich containing at least half a pound of assorted meats and cheeses. More>>

    Shut Out Of Crash Investigation

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    UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe More>>

    Are Illegal Immigrants Being Bused To Daphne? Video included

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    Viewers sent in photos of what they believed to be illegal immigrants in the Daphne civic center parking lot.

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    Ex Band Director: "I Love My Wife And Kids" Video included

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    Former T.R. Miller band teacher Lance Gainous apologizes to his wife and kids following his arrest on a dozen sex-related charges involving former students.

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    Summer Season Coming to a Close Video included

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    Another record season is not out of the question for Baldwin County beaches as the summer season comes to a close.

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    USA Looking To Improve Graduation Rate Video included

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    The four-year graduation rate is 14%. The six-year graduation rate is 37%. This is lower than some comparable schools.


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    Medical marijuana laws may reduce painkiller overdoses

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    States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year. More>>

    Nail polish may help detect date-rape drugs

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    Four college students have used their scientific training to come up with an unusual solution to an all-too-common problem on college campuses and beyond.  More>>

    Saban Not Ready to Name Starting QB

    Blake Sims (left), Jake Coker (right) Blake Sims (left), Jake Coker (right)
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    It's a two-horse quarterback race between senior Blake Sims and Florida State transfer Jacob Coker in Tuscaloosa. More>>

    Girl Scout Takes on Human Trafficking Documentary

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    There were probably any number of issues Rebecca Pober Citrin could have taken on as a project to compete for the highest award the Girl Scouts offer. The Gold Award is equivalent to the Boy Scouts' Eagle Award. She chose the subject of human trafficking. The 26 minute documentary that resulted she says has left some in shock to find out such things happen within the borders of the U.S., even the state of Alabama.Citrin, a recent graduate of St. Paul's and incoming freshman at Vassar College,... More>>

    Schools Using Social Media to Reach Parents Video included

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    School districts, individual schools, teachers and more are using social media to reach out to parents more than ever before. More>>

    Autopsy Pending on Local Plane Crash

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    The Okaloosa-Walton Medical Examiner's Office says a forensic autopsy will be needed to positively identify the remains of a pilot who died in a single engine plane crash near Laurel Hill Saturday. More>>

    "All Clear" at Fort Lee in Virginia

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    An "active shooter incident" was reported Monday morning at Fort Lee, an Army installation in Virginia, the post said on its website. More>>

    Health Credits Impact Refunds

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    Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

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    3 Rescued From Gulf

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    2 vessels collide in Gulf, 3 rescued

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    Bikers Ride To Bring Awareness To Bullying Video included

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    Dozens of bikers gathered outside the Beads and Leather store Sunday morning to raise money and awareness to a serious issue any child could face going back to school. More>>

    7-Year-Old Accidentally Shot in Milton

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    A 7-year-old child is recovering after being shot accidentally inside a home in Milton. More>>

    Public Memorial Set for Auburn Eagle, Tiger

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    A public memorial has been scheduled for next week to honor Tiger, the first golden eagle to fly free inside Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium. More>>

    Flag Used by Tea Party Could Become Alabama Tag

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    Alabama vehicles could soon be sporting tags featuring the rattlesnake emblem and "Don't Tread on Me" warning popular with tea party groups. More>>

    Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California's Bay Area

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    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. More>>

    Workers Wear Parkas at Local Business Despite Soaring Temperatures Outside Video included

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    The hot and humid temperatures in Mobile are not a new occurrence for the people living in this area.This past week temperatures soared near the triple digit mark, and forecasters say this week alone is one of the hottest weeks this summer.But there is one place in Mobile where temperatures are extreme, but the polar opposite than temperatures we deal with everyday outside.Americold is a 115,000 square foot freezer storage facility located at the Brookley Complex. Temperatures range between 3... More>>

    Free Adoption Day at County Animal Shelter Video included

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    The Mobile County Animal Shelter is doing what it can to transition dogs and cats into loving homes. The shelter is full to capacity, and offered a free adoption day today.

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    Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium Closed

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    According to its website, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium is closed this weekend. More>>

    Business Leery of Ala. Ruling on Drug Warnings

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    Business groups aren't buying into the Alabama Supreme Court's attempt to limit the fallout from a decision involving drug warning labels. More>>

    Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Taxi

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    A woman from Mississippi was killed early Saturday morning in Orange Beach after being hit by a taxi. More>>

    VA Director Out In Biloxi Video included

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    Anthony Dawson has been assigned to a new post in Jackson, Mississippi.

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    Drifting Dryers Lead To Jail Explosion Video included

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    Would you believe flooded gas powered clothes dryers lead to the deadly blast at the Escambia County Jail in Florida? That’s the finding of an attorney hired by the County Commission to investigate the spring explosion.


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    Band Teacher Charged for Sex with Students Video included

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    Jeffery Lance Gainous faces a total of 12 charges for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with his female students during his time as band director at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton. More>>

    Environmentalists Worry About Run Off at McGowin Park Video included

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    Work on the McGowin Park shopping complex is proceeding at breakneck speed. Members of Mobile Baykeeper are surprised the entire 80-acre site was cleared all at once.

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    Baldwin School Survey on Growth Video included

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    There are a lot of opinions when it comes to overcrowding and building new schools in Baldwin County. Now there's a way for folks to have their voice heard.

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    Update: Stabbing Death Over Borrowed Movies

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    A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law. More>>

    Chemical In Restaurant Tea

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    Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn More>>

    Randy Patrick Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    News 5 Sports Director Randy Patrick accepted Devon Walsh's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.With help from the Murphy High School cheerleaders Randy cooled down at Ladd Peebles Stadium. News 5 photographers and Avery Cotton are now on the clock! More>>

    Huge response to local store going out of business Video included

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    Folks turned out in droves on Mobile's Halls Mill Road Thursday for the beginning of Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town's liquidation sale.

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    Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room Video included

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    WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students. More>>

    Teen Pregnancy Declines Across Nation Video included

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    The national rate for teen pregnancy has dropped 57 percent over the past two decades according to the Center for Disease Control. More>>

    The Politics of Gambling Video included

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    Football begins this weekend but the games many would like to see in Alabama; electronic bingo, a lottery or other games of chance. The odds of that happening could improve depending on who is elected to statewide office in the fall.

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    Keeping Helmets Safe Costly for Schools Video included

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    Mobile County schools get $1,600 a year for helmets from the school-system. Coaches say that amount doesn't come close to covering costs of buying new helmets and reconditioning old ones More>>

    Changes Possible to Baldwin Express Video included

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    Baldwin County's Beach Express is changing how motorists get around the southern part of the county and the 13 mile stretch could be in line for some changes too.

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    Crisis Center Calls Go Up After Actor’s Suicide Video included

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    Robin Williams' suicide prompted many others who feel the same way to reach out for help, including here in Mobile. More>>

    Mobile City Retirees Facing Big Healthcare Cut Video included

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    City retirees 65 and up will lose city healthcare coverage if the new budget passes. Some retirees say it breaks a decades old promise while city officials say the current system is unsustainable.


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    U.S. Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

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    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. More>>

    Ex-Gulfport Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes

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    A former teacher is charged with transportation of minors with intent to engage in sexual activity. More>>

    Ala. Judge Could Avoid Prosecution in Atlanta

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    An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta.  More>>

    Remington Moving Jobs from NY to Ala.

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    Remington is reducing its work force in New York, where the gun maker has operated a factory for nearly 200 years, and where new gun laws are in the spotlight. More>>

    Study: Daphne Among Safest Cities in Ala.

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    Daphne is the only city in southern Alabama to be named one of safest cities in the state, according to a new report. More>>

    2 Ebola Patients Released From Emory

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    A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

    Harvey Updyke Coming to Town Next Month

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    ESPN is reporting the man who admitted to poisoning the oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, is planning to visit the Port City in September to help raise money for a charity. More>>

    Governor Race Comes to Orange Beach

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    Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, will make dueling campaign speeches in Orange Beach. More>>

    Freeman Jockisch Moved to Louisiana Facility

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    News 5 has learned former Mobile County Commissioner, Freeman Jockisch, is now in a low security, federal prison in Louisiana. More>>

    Hank Williams, Jr. Concert-Goer Dies After Shove

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    A 55-year-old man has died from injuries authorities say he sustained in a fight Sunday night at a Hank Williams, Jr. concert. More>>

    Doctor To Be Released Today

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     American Doctor treated for ebola will go home from hospital today

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    The UPS Store Data Breach

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    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware More>>

    Alabama Suspended From Military Equipment Program Video included

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    A program that supplies surplus military equipment to Alabama law enforcement agencies has been on hold since March. More>>

    Christmas Town Owners Talk about "Tough Decision" to Close Store Video included

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    A landmark store in Mobile that people have enjoyed for generations is closing its doors. Robert Moore and Company Christmas Town on Halls Mill Road is unplugging the Christmas lights after 38 years in business. News 5 sat down with owner, Robert Moore, and General Manager, Larry Heard. In a tearful interview, they talked about how difficult a decision it was to close the store. More>>

    Future of Exploreum Uncertain Video included

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    With city budget cuts on the table, many organizations are looking at ways to trim the fat or find money somewhere else. The Exploreum is in that group. More>>

    Attempted Murder-Suicide in Gulf Shores Video included

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    News 5 is at the scene of an alleged murder-suicide attempt in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. More>>

    Orange Beach School Split Update Video included

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    A special referendum will be held September 23rd in Orange Beach. Residents will be asked to vote yes or  no on a 5 mil property tax increase to fund a city school system.

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    Report: Local Band Teacher Arrested for Sex with Student

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    A former band teacher at T.R. Miller High School is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. More>>

    Mobile Will Not Name Road Projects Yet Video included

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    Mobile’s Mayor wants more than $4 million for roads, drainage and building repair. A city engineer says they don’t have specifics yet on where that money will go.


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    Scambuster: IRS Phone Scam Video included

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    Folks are getting calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them to pay thousands in back taxes or go to jail. More>>

    Police Looking for Credit Card Thief

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    Mobile Police are looking for information regarding the whereabouts of 23 year-old Jessica Leanna McQueen. More>>

    Sen. Cochran Lawsuit to be Settled by Nov.

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    A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election. More>>

    Arrested US Judge Embarrassed, Entering Treatment

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    A defense lawyer says an Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program. More>>

    MUST-SEE: Biker Flips onto Car Roof

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    In a YouTube video that'll make you do a double-take, a biker in Belarus dodges death by flipping onto the roof of a car after he crashes his bike. More>>

    2,000 Animals Confiscated from Louisiana Home

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    Roughly 2,000 animals were found at a man's home in Lawtell, the majority in poor condition.  More>>

    Haircuts for the Homeless

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    On his days off, stylist Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to the homeless of New York City. Here are some of the transformations. More>>

    Watch Nick Saban, Alabama Team take the ALS Ice Challenge

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    Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS.labama coach Nick Saban was nominated by The Band Perry (and probably others) to take the challenge, and he did so with his whole team. More>>

    Dauphin Island Sea Lab Expanding

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    The state marine laboratory at Dauphin Island is expanding.The Dauphin Island Sea Lab has started work on a new research center for the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network. More>>

    ISIS Beheads American Journalist

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    President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. More>>

    Precious Poodle Needs Home

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    Our Pet of the Week is a two year old poodle named Lucille. She is looking for a home at the Mobile SPCA. She is a happy dog, and her fur is very soft! She was found in a local cemetery. She is crate-trained, and could well be house-trained.If you are interested in adopting Lucille, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

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    • Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

      Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:57:55 GMT
      Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
      Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."
    • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

      Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:39:37 GMT
      If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov....
      If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott...
    • Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

      Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:18:02 GMT
      At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are...
      Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
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    • Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

      Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:08:07 GMT
      A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.
      A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.
    • Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

      Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:07:53 GMT
      Turkey's ruling party is holding a congress to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
      Turkey's ruling party convened on Wednesday to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he becomes president - a position he has...
    • Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

      Government-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:48:01 GMT
      A town in east Ukraine has come under shellfire amid fears that pro-Russian rebels in the region are advancing on government-held areas.
      A town in east Ukraine came under shellfire by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday, amid fears that they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region.
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    • Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:47:49 GMT
      A man who took a nearly $5,000 gold nugget from a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store offered to pay for it two days after his face appeared in photos distributed by the media.
      A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
    • Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:46 GMT
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
    • Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:45 GMT
      A Maine lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
      A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
    • GardeningMore>>

    • Plain Gardening: Three Citrus Problems

      Plain Gardening: Three Citrus Problems

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:36:38 GMT
      Bill Finch of Mobile Botanical Gardens say citrus seems to be doing great this year; better than might be expected considering our very cold winter.
      Bill Finch of Mobile Botanical Gardens say citrus seems to be doing great this year; better than might be expected considering our very cold winter.
    • Plain Gardening: Mulch

      Plain Gardening: Mulch

      Monday, August 18 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:35:39 GMT
      Plain GardeningMulchBill Finch of Mobile Botanical Gardens believes in putting lots of mulch on his garden.
      Bill Finch of Mobile Botanical Gardens believes in putting lots of mulch on his garden.
    • Shady Gardening

      Shady Gardening

      Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:18:29 GMT
      Welcome to a particularly shady episode of Plain Gardening.
      Welcome to a particularly shady episode of Plain Gardening.
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