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    Police Say They Didn’t Harass Hispanic Workers

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    Fairhope police have been accused of racial profiling and harassing migrant workers after they received concerned calls from the public. More>>

    Map Puts City Needs In Perspective

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    A map from the Stimpson administration shows more than 800 red dots where repairs are needed. The mayor says he's trying to drive home the point that infrastructure needs can't be ignored anymore.


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    No Testimony from Baldwin DA

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    Details of an alleged sexual relationship between Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and an investigator in her office will have to wait and may not happen at all. A defense attorney is using the alleged affair as part of his trial strategy.

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    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

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    "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.  More>>

    Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

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    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species. More>>

    Student Pulls Gun On Another Student Video included

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    DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade... More>>

    Man Wanted For Indecent Exposure

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    Saraland Police are looking for a man, they say, exposed himself in public. More>>

    Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities Video included

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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>>

    WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries Video included

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    Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo... More>>

    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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    Don't Break Cecilia's Heart!

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    Our Pet of the Week is a two year old pug-mix named Cecilia. She is absolutely adorable. We love that little under bite! She is a doll! She is crate-trained. She is very good with people. When adopted, she will be spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.If you are interested in adopting Cecilia, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

    Weather

    Seasonable Temps and Tolerable Humidity

    AM sunshine and PM fluffy clouds.  Slight 10% rain chance late today.  High 92 with tolerable humidity and an east breeze. More>>

    All-Women Sports Show

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    CBS Sports Network to launch all-women sports show next month More>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    • Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:35:18 GMT
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
    • Operation Button Pusher

      Operation Button Pusher

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:14:28 GMT

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

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

    • WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries

      WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:43 GMT
      Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo...
      Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo...
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    • Map Puts City Needs In Perspective

      Map Puts City Needs In Perspective

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:18:22 GMT

      A map from the Stimpson administration shows more than 800 red dots where repairs are needed. The mayor says he's trying to drive home the point that infrastructure needs can't be ignored anymore.

      A map from the Stimpson administration shows more than 800 red dots where repairs are needed. The mayor says he's trying to drive home the point that infrastructure needs can't be ignored anymore.


    • No Testimony from Baldwin DA

      No Testimony from Baldwin DA

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:04:56 GMT
      Details of an alleged sexual relationship between Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and an investigator in her office will have to wait and may not happen at all. A defense attorney is using the alleged affair as part of his trial strategy.
      Details of an alleged sexual relationship between Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and an investigator in her office will have to wait and may not happen at all. A defense attorney is using the alleged affair as part of his trial strategy.

    • Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:35:18 GMT
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
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    • Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Student Pulls Gun On Another Student

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:35:18 GMT
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
      DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade...
    • Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities

      Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:10:58 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries

      WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:52:43 GMT
      Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo...
      Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo...
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    • Defense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor

      Defense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:35 GMT
      The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
      Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so...
    • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

      Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:32 GMT
      A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from...
      A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the...
    • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

      'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:51 GMT
      Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant.
      Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a...
    • InternationalMore>>

    • Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

      Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:10 GMT
      The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.
      The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...
    • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

      Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:56 GMT
      Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.
      Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...
    • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:51 GMT
      A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
      Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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    • Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

      Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:28 GMT
      Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.
      Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.
    • USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

      USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:40 GMT
      Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed.
      Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
    • Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

      Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:33 GMT
      North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible...
      North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.
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    • 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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