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    Mobile Among States Least Business Friendly Video included

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    Mobile has been named one of the least business friendly cities in the state. More>>

    Litter Trap Finally Does It's Job Video included

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     Has the City of Mobile solved it's trash problem? More>>

    Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin Video included

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    When the rain started Monday night, it poured. A half-foot to 10-inches in some places and many of those places are in Baldwin County. More>>

    President Obama Commutes Jail Sentence Over Typo

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    President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation’s highest office Tuesday to correct a typo. More>>

    Weather

    Record Cold in 30s Tonight

    Cold tonight. We will find middle 30s in coastal counties along I-10. Inland counties will go into the lower 30s with some spots going just below freezing. This is most likely north of Highway 84, but where winds totally die down, temperatures will always be colder. These are in the range of record lows. At the beaches, you’ll be closer to 40.
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    Gulf Shores Mayor Wants To Build A New High School Video included

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    Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft wants to build an innovative, academic campus on the Baldwin Beach Express. The campus would house a new high school and offices from major universities. More>>

    Stimpson: Litter Traps Are A Priority

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    Mayor Sandy Stimpson says a few questions still need to be answered, but fears the litter traps will cost more than originally believed. More>>

    Last Day to File Taxes Video included

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    When Tax Day comes to mind, most assume the day is filled with chaos. More>>

    Storm Smashes Through Gautier RV Park

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    No one was killed Monday night when straight line winds tipped over 15 campers at the Santa Maria RV Park. People try to put their lives right side up after their homes are turned upside down.


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    U.S.S. Alabama Vets Back on the Battleship Video included

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    Among the hundreds touring the U.S.S. Alabama Friday were a handful of men who called the ship home during World War II. More>>

    Road Closures in Baldwin County

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    UPDATED: Flash flooding has forced inaccessibility or closures to roads throughout Baldwin County. More>>

    Gov. Bentley Releases Tax Return

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    Gov. Robert Bentley's tax return shows he's still not receiving any income from being governor, but he and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of nearly $373,000 for 2013.  More>>

    Alabama Bingo Hall Raided

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    Alabama's attorney general and the Jefferson County sheriff are praising a judge's ruling in a 2011 raid on an electronic bingo hall. More>>

    Child Climbs Inside Toy Claw Machine

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    A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment, and frantically called police. It turns out, he wanted a new toy and went to great lengths to get one. More>>

    Sewage Leaking into Silver Creek

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    The estimated volume of overflow is between 1,000 and 10,000 gallons of sewage being discharged into Silver Creek.   More>>

    One-Year Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

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    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions. More>>

    Walmart Hiring For New Store in Atmore

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     Walmart will hire approximately 100 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this summer in Atmore. More>>

    Stargazers Treated to a Stunning "Blood Moon"

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    A total lunar eclipse turned the moon a reddish hue early Tuesday morning, drawing crowds into the night air across the country. More>>

    EXCLUSIVE: Continuing Impacts of BP Oil Spill Video included

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    A News 5 Exclusive: Four years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil from the disaster continues to wash up on Baldwin County beaches. A month long survey has just been completed and the results may surprise you. More>>

    Neighborhood Shortcut Causing Concern Video included

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    Shortcuts are known to make life a little easier, but this cut through known to residents on Mott Road and Donald Street as "the path," is causing major problems. More>>

    Commissioners Don't Agree on Location of Soccer Complex Video included

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     Commissioner Connie Hudson wants to build hear the Interstate-10/Interstate-65 interchange. Commissioner Jerry Carl wants to build in Irvington. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood isn't sure the County can afford to build at either site More>>

    WKRG Unveils New Set Video included

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    WKRG News 5 unveiled its brand new set to viewers on the Gulf Coast on Monday. More>>

    Neighbors To Fight Mosque Expansion Again Video included

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    Neighbor’s main concerns include increased traffic on the road that runs right up to the University of South Alabama.

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    Red Flags Posted At Baldwin County Beaches Video included

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    Red flags, indicating rough surf and dangerous rip curents, are flying at all public beaches in Baldwin County. More>>

    Alabama Representative Drops Another Bombshell

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     State Representative Alvin Holmes says he'd support marriage between a man and a mule. More>>

    Retiring in Your 40s is Possible

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    All told, if you can keep these pointers in mind while you're in your 40s, you'll thank yourself heartily in your retirement. More>>

    Woman Arrested and Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend Video included

    Wrice Wrice
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    Investigators say 23 year old Shamaya Wrice, was involved in a domestic dispute with the victim, her 23 year old boyfriend when she stabbed him with a knife causing his death. More>>

    Motorcycle Accident Claims a Life in Gulf Shores

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    Gulf Shores Police are investigating a deadly accident. More>>

    Elberta Native Recovering After Serious Wreck Video included

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    Jessica Santa Cruz was seriously hurt riding in the flatbed of a pickup truck over the weekend. She was flown to Columbus Georgia after the crash.


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    U.S. Retail Sales Up Big

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    U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. More>>

    Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

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    As the April 15 tax deadline looms, IRS spokesman Dan Boone offered these top five tips for last-minute filers: More>>

    Remains of 7 Babies Found in Home

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    A 39-year-old woman in Utah is in custody, accused of murder, after authorities found the remains of seven infants at a home where she used to live. More>>

    Funding Needed for Coastal Documentary Video included

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    It is a project years in the making. You may have heard about the underwater forest discovered 10 miles off the coast of Baldwin County, filled with ancient cypress trees. More>>

    Watson Wins Another Green Jacket at Augusta

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    Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years. More>>

    Senator Sessions Rallies at Tea Party Campaign Video included

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    Senator Jeff Sessions stopped by a Common Sense Campaign Event Saturday to share with the crowd what he sees in Washington. More>>

    18 Year Old and Her Baby Killed in Traffic Crash

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    A single vehicle crash Saturday night in Pensacola has claimed the life of an 18-year-old female and her baby. More>>

    Woman Steals Money From Estate Sale Video included

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    It was supposed to be a way to make some quick cash, but crooks decided to make some easy money of their own Friday afternoon at a home on Grant Street. Blake Brown explains. More>>

    Lime Shortage Forces Changes

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    Mexican drug cartel behind lime shortage in U.S.; margaritas feel pinch.



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    Get Ready For The 'Blood Moon'

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    Prophecy loves signs from the heavens, and they will deliver Tuesday with a moonlight spectacle. More>>

    Judge Rules in Favor of Indian Casinos in Alabama

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    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state which challenged the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in Alabama. More>>

    Welfare Recipients Discuss New Laws Video included

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    Governor Robert Bentley signed into law today new restrictions for Alabama's welfare program. More>>

    Sketch Leads to Arrest in Rape of Teen Video included

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    The man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl on her walk home from school on Donald Street is in police custody. More>>

    DUI: What You May Not Know Video included

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    What are the laws when it comes to drinking and driving and what are your rights? There may be some things you may not know. More>>

    It's Spring Break! Video included

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    If you don't like traffic tie-ups and delays, avoid South Baldwin County the next few days. Spring Break is officially underway for students in Southwest Alabama and many of them are heading to the beach.   More>>

    Officer Facing Action After Shooting Dog

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    Mobile Police say Officer Kevin Kelley will face disciplinary action after shooting and killing a dog on Clearmont Street back on March 14, 2014. More>>

    SLIDESHOW: Navy's USS America

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    When you have a ship this big, it's a big deal for the US Navy and a big deal for the hundreds of men and women who put it together. More>>

    Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

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    President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. More>>

    Change These Passwords Right Now

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    Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen. More>>

    Governor Signs Education Budget Video included

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    Governor Robert Bentley says he will sign the education budget despite not getting 2% pay raise for teachers. He reserves the right to call a special session later in the year once financial figures are in.

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    Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, April 15th

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    A total lunar eclipse happens before sunrise on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. That's when the moon passes entirely into the full shadow of Earth. This event will be visible anywhere in the Southeastern United States, and in most of the rest of the country, but only where the sky is not cloudy! More>>

    Murder Suspect Arrested/Weapon Recovered Video included

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    Prichard police arrest Parrish Morsette and recover a weapon they think he may have used to kill Gary Williams. More>>

    Crime Victims Are Remembered Thursday Video included

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    Families who have lost loved ones to crime across our area gathered on Thursday night to remember them. News 5's Blake Brown attended two ceremonies. More>>

    Victim's Daughter of Deadly DUI Crash Speaks Video included

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    A Mobile veterinarian charged with murder says he's not guilty. He's accused of causing a crash that claimed the life of John Lindell and injured two others. More>>

    Gulf Council Passes 11 Day Snapper Season Video included

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    In a 16-1 vote, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted this morning to shorten the snapper season from 40 to 11 days.  More>>

    Colbert Replacing Letterman on "The Late Show" Video included

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    Stephen Colbert will not be in-character when he takes over "The Late Show" next year. More>>

    New System Ends Crime Stat Manipulation Video included

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    CoBRA replaces the COMSTAT system. Under COMSTAT, precinct captains and supervisors claimed they were routinely castigated and/or humiliated for crime figures in their area to the point where some began fudging the stats. More>>

    It's Bug Season! Video included

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    The local bug population was able to survive record breaking low temperatures in January and the creepy crawlers have come out to play. More>>

    Study:Tamiflu Doesn’t Reduce Hospitalizations Video included

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    Government has spent $1.3 billion on antivirals in the case of a pandemic.

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    Gonzalez Death Sentence Stands

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    The Florida Supreme Court today upheld the conviction and death sentence handed down to Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. for the July 2009 murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. More>>

    New Warship In Navy’s Hands Video included

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    LHA 6 is the first of its kind. It was built in Pascagoula and the Navy took control of the vessel Thursday afternoon.


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    Eleven Day Red Snapper Season Passed Video included

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    The fishing community is bracing tonight for what could be the shortest red snapper season ever. More>>

    Mobile Police Search for an Attempted Rapist Video included

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    Mobile Police has released a composite sketch of an attempted rapist. Police say he attacked a 16 year old girl while on her way home from school behind a home on Mott Drive. More>>

    Small Crowds At Baybears Home Opener Video included

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    The Mobile Baybears played the Montgomery Biscuits Wednesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, but the crowds were slim. More>>

    Children Born To Single Moms On The Rise Video included

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    Alabama outpaces the national average when it comes to out-of-wedlock births. Some metro and rural counties have rates of more than 50%.


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    Alabama Athletics Earns Pro-Like Money

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    The Alabama Crimson Tide makes more money than any team in the NHL. More>>

    New Hotel Planned for Bienville Square

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    The northwest corner of Bienville Square has been a parking lot for decades. But by the end of the year, construction could be underway on Conception Street on a 6-story, 93-room Hilton Garden Inn More>>

    Seniors Learn Scammers’ Techniques

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    Senior citizens are most often the target of scammers.

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    Cold Weather, Rain Damages Local Crops Video included

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    Local farmers, particularly strawberry and citrus growers, say Mother Nature has caused them some problems this year.   More>>

    Police Catch Car Burglar in Saraland

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    According to police, the arrest is a result of an alert citizen notifying police. More>>

    McCarron-Webb Wedding Gets Reality TV Show

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    Not televised live, mind you, but Webb's family members confirmed to the Auburn student newspaper The Plainsman Wednesday that the wedding and its preparations will be filmed for a forthcoming reality TV program.  More>>

    Lack of Funding May Lead to Highway Headaches

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    Baldwin County Commissioners are looking for ways to fund more highway projects. More>>

    Fluffy, Adorable "Pets" of the Week Need Homes

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    Instead of one pet, we are featuring two pets of the week. They come from the Mobile SPCA. They are two year old Maltipoos. They came in together, but they do not necessarily have to be adopted together. They will do fine separately, as long as they are in good homes! Their names are Winnie and Lil' Bit.If you are interested in Winnie and Lil' Bit, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

    Cable Customers "Cutting the Cord"

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    More and more people along the Gulf Coast are saying "farewell" to their cable or satellite television provider. More>>

    Pa. School Stabbings: 4 Seriously Hurt

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    An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20. More>>

    Tornado in Evergreen, Alabama

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

    Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

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

    New Five Day Outlook for Tropical Storm Formation

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

    WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

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

    Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

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

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

    Opelika Pedestrian Killed in Crash with SUV

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

    Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives Video included

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

    Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

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

    Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

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

    New Martian Explorer Ready To Soar

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    NASA launching robotic explorer  to Mars More>>

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    • Storm Smashes Through Gautier RV Park

      Storm Smashes Through Gautier RV Park

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:42:28 GMT

      No one was killed Monday night when straight line winds tipped over 15 campers at the Santa Maria RV Park. People try to put their lives right side up after their homes are turned upside down.

      No one was killed Monday night when straight line winds tipped over 15 campers at the Santa Maria RV Park. People try to put their lives right side up after their homes are turned upside down.


    • Gov. Bentley Releases Tax Return

      Gov. Bentley Releases Tax Return

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:55:28 GMT
      Gov. Robert Bentley's tax return shows he's still not receiving any income from being governor, but he and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of nearly $373,000 for 2013. 
      Gov. Robert Bentley's tax return shows he's still not receiving any income from being governor, but he and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of nearly $373,000 for 2013. 
    • Alabama Bingo Hall Raided

      Alabama Bingo Hall Raided

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:05:58 GMT
      Alabama's attorney general and the Jefferson County sheriff are praising a judge's ruling in a 2011 raid on an electronic bingo hall.
      Alabama's attorney general and the Jefferson County sheriff are praising a judge's ruling in a 2011 raid on an electronic bingo hall.
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    • Mobile Has Many Types of Azaleas

      Mobile Has Many Types of Azaleas

      Friday, April 11 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:16:48 GMT
      Mobile is home to many different varieties of Azaleas. Meteorologist John Nodar and Bill Finch with Mobile Botanical Gardens take a look at a few of them in this edition of Plain Gardening.
      Mobile is home to many different varieties of Azaleas. Meteorologist John Nodar and Bill Finch with Mobile Botanical Gardens take a look at a few of them in this edition of Plain Gardening.
    • Plain Gardening: Plantasia Spring 2014

      Plain Gardening: Plantasia Spring 2014

      Friday, March 28 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:44:56 GMT
      It’s spring planting time! Some folks say that they don’t do well with plants, and I’m often one of them. But Bill Finch says that—in this part of the world—anyone can grow plants and do it well…in fact, the plants can usually fend for themselves if you follow three simple steps.
      It’s spring planting time! Some folks say that they don’t do well with plants, and I’m often one of them. But Bill Finch says that—in this part of the world—anyone can grow plants and do it well…in fact, the plants can usually fend for themselves if you follow three simple steps.
    • Mardi Gras Showers-Easter Flowers

      Mardi Gras Showers-Easter Flowers

      Friday, March 7 2014 2:14 PM EST2014-03-07 19:14:24 GMT
       This a great time for replanting and repotting.
       This a great time for replanting and repotting.
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