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    Cops: Woman Tied Up and Sexually Assaulted; Robbed

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    Police say a woman was tied up and sexually assaulted at the Plantation Apartments on Old Pascagoula Road on Thursday morning. More>>

    Tropical Storm Forms in Atlantic

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    Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha was barreling toward the Lesser Antilles early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said. More>>

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    Bound to Happen: A Return to Summer Weather

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    It's feeling more summer-ish. Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. High 91 & more humid. 40% chance of weekend showers. 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>>

    Baldwin DA Named in Harassment Complaint Video included

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    According to multiple sources a harassment complaint against Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon was filed last week.

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    Two Weeks after Hit-&-Run, Still No Arrest Video included

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    Friday marks two weeks since Thomas Hutt was struck down by a truck in a grocery store parking lot in Prichard. More>>

    Mobile County Employees on Health Insurance Video included

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    Hundreds of county employees packed Government Plaza Thursday night to give commissioners an earful about a new health insurance plan that kicked in on April first.  They say costs are so high, they can barely afford to get by.

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    Will Flesh Eating Bacteria Impact Beach Tourism? Video included

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    Tourism officials in Florida are trying to save the rest of the summer tourist season following flesh eating bacteria scare.

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    One Of A Kind Event at Ft. Morgan Video included

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    One of the most significant battles of the civil war happened 150 years ago this month and you can see it all this weekend at Fort Morgan.

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    Security Cameras On All Mobile Co Campuses Video included

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    This August, installation of cameras on all school campuses will be complete. More>>

    Don't Leave Your Electronics in a Hot Car! Video included

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     In this News 5 Web Center report, tech expert J.B. Biunno explains how leaving a phone or tablet in your car can ruin your device -- plus, three not-so-obvious tips!

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    Chikungunya Fever In Escambia County, FL

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    A patient with both chikungunya and dengue fever has been confirmed. More>>

    ALDOT: Ramp Will Remain Closed 6-8 Weeks Video included

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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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    Sheriffs Plane Damaged While Landing

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    A Beech BE-36 airplane, commonly called a Bonanza, owned by the Mobile County Sheriff's Department was damaged today while landing at Brookley Field. More>>

    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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    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

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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>>

    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

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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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      According to multiple sources a harassment complaint against Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon was filed last week.
      According to multiple sources a harassment complaint against Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon was filed last week.

    • Orange Beach Tourist Contracts Flesh Eating Bacteria

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      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.

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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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    • Chikungunya Fever In Escambia County, FL

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      A patient with both chikungunya and dengue fever has been confirmed.
      A patient with both chikungunya and dengue fever has been confirmed.
    • Sheriffs Plane Damaged While Landing

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      A Beech BE-36 airplane, commonly called a Bonanza, owned by the Mobile County Sheriff's Department was damaged today while landing at Brookley Field.
      A Beech BE-36 airplane, commonly called a Bonanza, owned by the Mobile County Sheriff's Department was damaged today while landing at Brookley Field.
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      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.
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    • Saudi King: condemns war but not Israel

      Saudi King: condemns war but not Israel

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:45:59 GMT
      Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah says the Gaza war is a "collective massacre" that has spared no Palestinian living there and describes it as a "crime against humanity."
      Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah condemned the war in Gaza Friday as a "collective massacre" and a crime against humanity, but stopped short of directly condemning Israel for its ground campaign against Hamas.
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      35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

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      A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
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      Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:33:44 GMT
      Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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      Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:45:06 GMT

      Cool soup for a summer meal.

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

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

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      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:32:43 GMT
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      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

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      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
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      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!
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      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
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      Teen weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth gold

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      The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test.
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      Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.
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      Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.
      Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.
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