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    ALDOT: Ramp Will Remain Closed for More Than Two Weeks

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    Thursday’s fiery tanker explosion produces damage similar to what we saw on the “Dolly Parton Bridge” earlier this summer. Officials say the repair work shouldn’t take as long.

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    Man Tied To Child Sex Ring Sentenced

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    Brittney Wood's uncle, Dustin Kent pleads guilty to rape, sodomy.

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    Weather

    Nearly the Coolest July Morning on Record

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    The low fell to 63 degrees this morning in Mobile, which is only 1 degree short of the coolest July temperature ever recorded in the city. Pensacola also reached 64 degrees, breaking a record set back in 1936. More>>

    Phone Scam Targets Power Customers

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    Gulf Power says scammers are calling customers, claiming their power will be cut off unless payment is made immediately. More>>

    A Battle of Mobile Bay History Brief Video included

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    With the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, we took the opportunity to find out a little bit more about the famed Civil War Battle.Here are few fun facts. Union Commander David Farragut was charged with taking the Port of Mobile, because it was the last of port the Confederacy had control of. New Orleans had already been captured, Vicksburg fell the year before in 1863. That meant the Mississippi River was done as a Confederate asset.Taking Mobile was one of three ac... More>>

    Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

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    Did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. More>>

    Ebola now blamed for 729 deaths

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    The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths More>>

    Alabama Can't Do Executions Until Spring

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    An Alabama lawmaker says it will be next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates. More>>

    BayBears Announce New GM

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    The Mobile BayBears Professional Baseball Club has announced a new General Manager, Chris Morgan who will oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. More>>

    The 5 'Worst' Scams Against Consumers

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    From "grandparent scams" to fraudulent investments, schemes targeting the elderly are by far the worst. More>>

    Tanker Fire Closes Bayway Ramp

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     ALDOT crews are inspecting the Bayway entrance ramp from the Causeway after an overnight tanker fire More>>

    Hammerhead Off Navarre Beach Video included

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    A lot of excitement on a gulf coast beach Tuesday when a shark swam dangerously close to people in the water.


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    Orange Beach Tourist Contracts Flesh Eating Bacteria Video included

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    Lenny Buck has been hospitalized for 13 days after contracting the potentially deadly Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria.

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    Skin Cancer Rising: Are People Wearing Sunscreen? Video included

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    Skin cancer is on the rise. Nearly 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year, and 9,000 thousand die. Two-thirds of adults report getting a sunburn each summer. The Surgeon General has called for immediate action to reduce the number of skin cancers.
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    State Docks Look to Import & Export Autos Video included

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    The Alabama Port Authority owns property off Rangeline Road on the Theodore Industrial Canal where it hopes to build a 54 million-dollar automotive shipping terminal. More>>

    FEMA Tours Baldwin Waterways Video included

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    A plan to clean up waterway debris from April's flood in Baldwin County should have been finished by now. Instead, FEMA is taking another look at what they will and won't be picking up.

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    Jane's Addiction to Co-Headline Bayfest Video included

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    Bayfest's 2014 lineup is getting a dose of hard rock. More>>

    City wants Community Conversations on Race Video included

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    The city is partnering with non-profit organization Mobile United for a series of public conversations about race. More>>

    Senator Sessions Blasts Amnesty Push Video included

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    Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is one of the lone voices on Capitol Hill speaking out against an expected executive order on immigration. An order could come after Labor Day.


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    Over 1/3 Of Americans Have Debt Collections

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    A debt is reported to collections and negatively impacts your credit score after going unpaid for over 180 days.

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    Sex Assault Suspect Gets Life Sentence

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    Bret May will spend the rest of his life in prison for a sexual assault that took place on Pensacola Beach in 2013.

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    Tax Free Weekend: August 1 - 3

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    Alabama and Florida are waiving state sales tax this weekend to help ease the cost of back to school shopping. More>>

    Senate Reprieve for Contested Immigration Bill

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    A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. More>>

    Company unlocks secret to making plastic out of air

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    The plastics industry creates 1.8 trillion pounds of carbon emissions every year, but now one company has figured out a way to take the pollution and turn it into plastic you can hold in your hand. More>>

    Shelter Dogs Need Help Video included

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    A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
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    Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

    Sheriff Gary Welford Sheriff Gary Welford
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    The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford. More>>

    Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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    Health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria. More>>

    Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

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    Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

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    On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay. More>>

    Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash Video included

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    The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. More>>

    Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash Video included

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    The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers. More>>

    Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama Video included

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    Alabama's prisons are the most overcrowded in the U-S.

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    Police Impersonator Arrested in Prichard

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    The woman stated that she was an undercover officer for the Mobile Police Department and wanted to see what could be done to clear her friend of the ticket. More>>

    Drug Raid at Suga's Nightclub Video included

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    A raid at a strip club in Prichard leads authorities to confiscate guns, drugs, and money from the business. 15 people were arrested.

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    Soccer Complex Terms Change Video included

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    Mobile County’s pursuit of a soccer complex might be a bit more risky, but proponent, Commissioner Connie Hudson, says everything is on course.  More>>

    City Councilman Has Name For I-10 Bridge

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    Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson wants Mobile to claim the title of “Gateway to the Gulf.” He says the best way to do that is to start calling the forthcoming I-10 bridge the “gateway bridge.”


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    Toddler Killed at Fort Walton Beach

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    During investigation, it was determined a 4 year old child was last seen playing in the shallow water just off the beach with family in the area.  More>>

    Will Privatization Work In Mobile? Video included

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    The Mobile City Council approves contracts for private lawn services to cut the grass along some of the city’s busiest roads. Officials aren’t sure if this will give the results they want.


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    Senate Confirms New VA Secretary

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    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. More>>

    Last Member of Crew That Dropped A-Bomb Has Died

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. More>>

    Skin Cancer Rates Rising Sharply

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    Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. More>>

    Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

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    Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal More>>

    Gov. Christie to Visit Alabama, Mississippi

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will swing through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. More>>

    Police Arrest Suspected Check Thief

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    Police have made an arrest.

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    Woman Lit on Fire Dies in Hospital

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    Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died. More>>

    Girl Attacked by Pit Bulls Released from Hospital

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    The 18-month-old child attacked by a group of three pit bulls has been released from USA Medical Center. More>>

    Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Could Deadly Virus Spread to U.S.?

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    An American who worked in Liberia has died of the virus, falling ill during a stop in Nigeria on his way home to Minnesota. Which raises the question: Is Ebola a threat outside of Africa? More>>

    Drivers Identified in Deadly BRATS Bus Crash Video included

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    Police have determined the SUV was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. More>>

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria
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    Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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    A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

    Alabama Gun Law Hot Topic At Sheriff's Meeting Video included

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    Many Alabama sheriffs still want clarification on certain issues regarding the state's gun law.

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    Red Flags, Strong Currents at Baldwin Beaches Video included

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    Red flags flying Monday along Baldwin County beaches but a quick look at the surf and you question why? Lifeguards say it's not what you can see, it's what you can't.

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    More Work Needed on Government Plaza Roof Video included

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    Finishing the three million-dollar roof repair at Government Plaza could take an additional three months and cost $235,000 more. Engineers want to move quickly on the repair, but County Commissioners are more cautious. More>>

    Developing: Bus Accident on the Causeway

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    The BRATS bus was traveling eastbound when the accident happened near Meaher State Park. More>>

    Pensacola Parents Charged In Connection With Child Death Video included

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    Police say parents Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to get their son treatment for burns that proved fatal. Both are being held without bond.


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    Study Says Texting Ban Is Saving Lives Video included

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    Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham say police have seen a drop in traffic fatalities, even though the texting while driving ban is difficult to enforce. More>>

    New Case of Chikungunya in Mississippi

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    The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh) virus. More>>

    Woman Killed Working Along Old Shell Road

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    The 53 year old victim was in the area of Stanky Field blowing debris from the roadway when she was struck by a pickup traveling westbound. More>>

    Update: Explosion at Plant in Moss Point Video included

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    Developing Story: News 5 has learned there has been a possible explosion at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Mississippi. More>>

    2 Year Old Dies From Burns; Parents Arrested

    Perry Perry
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    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body. More>>

    Weekend Crime Recap

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    These are the latest crimes reported to us from the Mobile Police Department.

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    1 Killed When Small Plane Crash on Fla. Beach

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    A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. More>>

    Animal Shelter Closing in Escambia County, AL

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    The shelter says it does not have enough money to operate. More>>

    Lightning Kills 1, Injures 12 on Beach

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    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. More>>

    Apartment Complex Angry Over Eviction Video included

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    Bryn Ketcham says McGill-Toolen bought the property her apartment sits on and did not give them enough notice to leave. More>>

    Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday

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    The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. More>>

    Mobile Police Investigate Homicide

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    Mobile Police are investigating a homicide.  More>>

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Lit on Fire

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    Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. More>>

    Man Jumps from Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge

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    Mobile Fire and Rescue say a man jumped from the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge this morning.They received the call around 8:30 Sunday morning. More>>

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    • Orange Beach Tourist Contracts Flesh Eating Bacteria

      Orange Beach Tourist Contracts Flesh Eating Bacteria

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:08:52 GMT

      Lenny Buck has been hospitalized for 13 days after contracting the potentially deadly Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria.

      Lenny Buck has been hospitalized for 13 days after contracting the potentially deadly Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria.

    • Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:04:18 GMT
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
    • Sex Assault Suspect Gets Life Sentence

      Sex Assault Suspect Gets Life Sentence

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:06:02 GMT

      Bret May will spend the rest of his life in prison for a sexual assault that took place on Pensacola Beach in 2013.

      Bret May will spend the rest of his life in prison for a sexual assault that took place on Pensacola Beach in 2013.

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    • ALDOT: Ramp Will Remain Closed for More Than Two Weeks

      ALDOT: Ramp Will Remain Closed for More Than Two Weeks

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:04:04 GMT

      Thursday’s fiery tanker explosion produces damage similar to what we saw on the “Dolly Parton Bridge” earlier this summer. Officials say the repair work shouldn’t take as long.

      Thursday’s fiery tanker explosion produces damage similar to what we saw on the “Dolly Parton Bridge” earlier this summer. Officials say the repair work shouldn’t take as long.

    • Man Tied To Child Sex Ring Sentenced

      Man Tied To Child Sex Ring Sentenced

      Thursday, July 31 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:46:09 GMT

      Brittney Wood's uncle, Dustin Kent pleads guilty to rape, sodomy.

      Brittney Wood's uncle, Dustin Kent pleads guilty to rape, sodomy.

    • Weather

      Nearly the Coolest July Morning on Record

      Nearly the Coolest July Morning on Record

      Monday Afternoon Heat Index ForecastMonday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast
      The low fell to 63 degrees this morning in Mobile, which is only 1 degree short of the coolest July temperature ever recorded in the city. Pensacola also reached 64 degrees, breaking a record set back in 1936.
      The low fell to 63 degrees this morning in Mobile, which is only 1 degree short of the coolest July temperature ever recorded in the city. Pensacola also reached 64 degrees, breaking a record set back in 1936.
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    • Alabama Can't Do Executions Until Spring

      Alabama Can't Do Executions Until Spring

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:04:05 GMT
      An Alabama lawmaker says it will be next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates.
      An Alabama lawmaker says it will be next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates.
    • Senator Sessions Blasts Amnesty Push

      Senator Sessions Blasts Amnesty Push

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:31:40 GMT

      Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is one of the lone voices on Capitol Hill speaking out against an expected executive order on immigration. An order could come after Labor Day.

      Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is one of the lone voices on Capitol Hill speaking out against an expected executive order on immigration. An order could come after Labor Day.


    • Hair vs. Humidity; Does Hair Shorten When it is Humid?

      Hair vs. Humidity; Does Hair Shorten When it is Humid?

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:33:01 GMT
      How many times have you said, "I can't do a thing with my hair"? Summer humidity in the southeast is no friend to your hairdo. Does hair get shorter or longer when humidity rises? Here's Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls with an experiment to answer that age-old question.
      How many times have you said, "I can't do a thing with my hair"? Summer humidity in the southeast is no friend to your hairdo. Does hair get shorter or longer when humidity rises? Here's Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls with an experiment to answer that age-old question.
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    • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

      Immigration courts speed up children's cases

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:13 GMT
      Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for...
      Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years...
    • NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

      NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:11 GMT
      NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.
      NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.
    • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

      Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:18:15 GMT
      Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
      Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...
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    • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

      Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:22:41 GMT
      The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering...
      Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.
    • Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

      Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:16:08 GMT
      The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.
      Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
    • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

      Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:08:32 GMT
      An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.
      As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the...
    • RecipesMore>>

    • Mango Gazpacho

      Mango Gazpacho

      Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:45:06 GMT

      Cool soup for a summer meal.

      Cool soup for a summer meal.

    • Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:58:54 GMT

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

    • Blackened Tuna

      Blackened Tuna

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:32:43 GMT
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
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    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:22:43 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:18:46 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • 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.
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