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    Mystery Tipper Leaves $10,000 Tip at New Orleans Restaurant

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    A mystery tipper known for leaving outrageous tips at restaurants around the country paid a visit to the Crescent City.
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    Weather

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    We are firmly ensconced in the July doldrums. A stationary front is keeping our stagnant weather pattern "stationary" with no changes on the way. Thunderstorms will be around each day, with partly sunny and hot conditions in those places that stay dry.

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    StubHub: Thieves Got Into Some Customers' Accounts

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    Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said. More>>

    Gulfport Police Investigating Homicide

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    Investigators say two men in dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces, entered the residence and shot a man while he was sleeping. More>>

    Plane Crashes in Taiwan

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    Taiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7. More>>

    Fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

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    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. More>>

    Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

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    A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels.

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    One Hurt In Early Morning Fire

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    Fire officials say woman jumped from apartment balcony to escape fire More>>

    Big Dreams for Mobile's Future Video included

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    A Mobile woman wants the city to listen to what citizens have to say about attractions like a waterpark in downtown Mobile. More>>

    Environmental Impact Study Signed for I-10 Bridge Video included

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    The Federal Highway Administration approved the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed I-10 bridge over Mobile River and widening of the existing I-10 Bayway. More>>

    Hundreds Celebrate Life of Janaya Thompson Video included

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    Hundreds of people packed Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to remember Janaya Thompson. More>>

    Gulf Shores Beach Tragedy Video included

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    The body of a 17-year old swimmer missing since Sunday was recovered from the water at the main public beach Tuesday.

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    Admiral Jeremiah Denton Laid to Rest Video included

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    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

    Courts Split Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies Video included

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    Two federal courts have handed down conflicting rulings on whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans. More>>

    Is More Business Good For Traffic? Video included

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    There are plans to build a restaurant at the corner of Airport and University Boulevards. Some worry this will add to congestion.


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    Widow: Jury Sent Tobacco Company a $23B message Video included

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    A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco. More>>

    Triple Homicide Suspect Caught in Al. Video included

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    Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama. More>>

    U.S. Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel

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    Airlines are worried about security.

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    Al. Firefighters Helping with Washington Wildfires

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    Over the weekend, seven Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) wildland firefighters from across the state left for fire-fighting details out West.  More>>

    McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

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    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down. More>>

    Star WR Commits to Auburn

    Nate Craig Nate Craig
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    Widely considered the top high school wide receiver in the country, Nate Craig has decided where he wants to play college football. More>>

    UPDATE: Man Arrested in Murder, Double Homicide Cases Video included

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    Santa Rosa Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible double homicide in Milton, Florida. More>>

    Masked Men Steal Pills From Local Pharmacy

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    Two masked men robbed a local pharmacy of an undisclosed amount of drugs at gun point early this morning. More>>

    Woman Ties Wedding Rings to Balloons

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    A mystery involving wedding rings and a pair of balloons has apparently been solved. More>>

    JetBlue Pilot Arrested In Heroin Bust

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    A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug deal near Boston Common over the weekend. More>>

    Woman Shoots Juvenile During Break-In

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    Prichard Police say early Friday morning, July 18, officers were called to Thors Avenue in Prichard concerning a shot fired in a residential burglary. More>>

    Frustrations Mount Over New I-10 Bridge Video included

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    The Federal Highway Administration was supposed to have the study signed off by July 21st. More>>

    Repairs Begin at 'Gator Alley Video included

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    Work has begun to repair storm damage to 'Gator Alley in Daphne. More>>

    Search for Missing Swimmer Continues Video included

    Chaston Brown, 17 Chaston Brown, 17
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    Authorities are looking for a swimmer who's missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. More>>

    Bond Set In Constable Charged With Murder Video included

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    The defense for Constable Larry Sheffield has until August 19 to request a preliminary hearing.

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    GulfQuest Targets Holiday Opening Video included

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    Major installation work is underway at GulfQuest after the building finally got its certificate of occupancy from the City of Mobile.

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    Medical Clinics Pay $24.5M to Settle Lawsuit

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    The government's suit alleged that several local medical clinics had Medicare payment agreements that violated the law. More>>

    Margaritaville Wasting Away Video included

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    Why do you think Margaritaville in Biloxi is closing? Is it oversaturation or a lack of amenities like a hotel and large entertainment venue?


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    Boy Also Injured Fingers on Disney World Ride

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    A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. More>>

    RJ Reynolds Vowing to Fight $23.6B in Damages

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    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. More>>

    Margaritaville Casino to Close

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    Margaritaville Casino Restaurant has announced that it will be closing this fall. More>>

    Funeral Set for Murdered 5-Year-Old

    Janaya Thompson, 5 Janaya Thompson, 5
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    The funeral for Janaya Thompson, the 5-year-old strangled to death after wandering from home last week, will be held Tuesday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile. More>>

    Former POW; Senator Denton Funeral Tuesday Video included

    Adm. Denton Adm. Denton
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    Former prisoner of war and U.S.Senator, Jeremiah Denton, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. More>>

    USA Students Set Up Clinic to Help Homeless

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    Some University of South Alabama medical and nursing students have set up a clinic at a mobile homeless shelter. The students see patients once a week at 15 Place in downtown Mobile. 15 place is a daytime shelter where the homeless learn about resources to get them into housing and find work. Some of the students are volunteers, and some get credit hours. They say they are getting real world experience and feel that their services are greatly appreciated.Medical student, Coulson Gray says, "I... More>>

    Alleged Rapist Finally Caught by Police Video included

    Jeffrey Sewell Jeffrey Sewell
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    Police say Jeffrey Sewell, the man on the run for the alleged sexual assault of a woman, has been arrested. More>>

    Sharks Shot at Fishing Rodeo

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    Authorities say two sharks brought in to be weighed during a deep sea fishing tournament in southern Alabama were disqualified because they had been shot. More>>

    Puppy Rescue in Bolton Branch Video included

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    Flood waters had one puppy trapped and looking for help today in Mobile. More>>

    Mobile County Constable Charged with Murder Video included

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    A Mobile County Constable is behind bars and charged with murder after police say he shot and killed a man. More>>

    Democratic Planners Assessing Birmingham for 2016

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    Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention. More>>

    Rebels to Give MH17 Black Boxes to Aviation Group

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    A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

    Pole Vaulters Shine on Dauphin Street Video included

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    Pole vaulters from all over the nation gathered for the 4th annual Dauphin Street Vault Saturday. More>>

    Still No Arrest Made in Hit & Run Accident Video included

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    A father remains in critical condition after he was run over in a grocery store parking lot on St. Stephens Road. More>>

    Volunteer Firefighters Set Blaze to an Abandoned Home Video included

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    Volunteer firefighters started their day bright and early in Wilmer. The Tanner Williams, Wilmer, and Grand Bay volunteer fire departments joined together to participate in a fire training burn.More than 30 volunteers came to an abandoned home on Findley Street. They learned several procedures and techniques when dealing with a home fire."We [did] a search and rescue to start with. That's what they doing now. We got a dummy sitting in there. They'll go in and find it and bring it back out. Th... More>>

    Two Men Possibly Connected to Girl's Murder Video included

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    Authorities have identified two men believed to be connected to the murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson of Gulfport. More>>

    Memorial Service Set for Former Councilman

    Al Bradley was 64. Al Bradley was 64.
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    A memorial service has been set for a former Orange Beach Councilman. More>>

    Rising Cattle prices cited in Ala. livestock theft

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    State rural crime investigators and farmers say the increase in cattle and beef prices are likely factors in several livestock thefts in Alabama. More>>

    Hit & Run Victim Fighting for His Life Video included

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    69-year-old Thomas Hutt is in critical condition after he was hit by a pickup truck Friday afternoon in Prichard. More>>

    Anglers Compete in the 81st Annual Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Video included

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    More than 100 anglers set sail this morning for the 81st annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island. There were boats of every size, and many teams consisted of families. Randy Bentley participates in the rodeo every year with his sister.“She comes down every year and fishes the rodeo with me. She loves to fish. I have a house down here so she comes down. We just have a big f... More>>

    Chesney Posts Solution for Flora-Bama Ticket Mess Video included

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    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution. More>>

    Taking Stock Of Air Show Video included

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    Jobs are always the goal. Mobile’s Mayor says they may never know what trip or meeting helped land a new industry.


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    Baby Monitor Helps Catch a Thief Video included

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    A Loxley man is behind bars on theft charges after being caught in the act with the help of a baby monitor.

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    Rescued Vintage Yacht Lives on Mobile Bay

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    A nearly 40 foot wooden yacht has new life on Mobile Bay. More>>

    Mayor Footing Some Of the Bill In Office Remodeling

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    Mobile’s Mayor is paying for some of the renovations to the 10th floor offices at Government Plaza. The Chief of Staff says this is a creative Private-public partnership.


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    Chris Elliott Appointed To Commission Seat

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    Chris Elliott now sits on theBaldwin County Commission, less than 72 hours after winning the seat. Eliiott beat incumbent Bob James for the job. James turned his resignation in on Wednesday, and Governor Robert Bentley swiftly appointed Elliott to the post this morning. Eliiot was attending the budget meeting, when he received word. He took the oath of office just after 12:00 P.M. Elliott is a political newcomer. More>>

    "One-Man Rodeo" After Horse Escapes

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    Pensacola Police Officer Hank Wells found himself in a one-man rodeo this morning when he tried to find a horse that had escaped from a car lot. More>>

    Deadly Shooting On Luckie Aveune

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    Homicide detectives in Mobile are working to piece together evidence gathered at a crime scene on Luckie Avenue. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed just after Midnight. He was shot one time and found dead outside a home. Luckie Avenue is near St. Stephens Road and S. Wilson Avenue. Police are not releasing the victim's name at this time. More>>

    Man Arrested for Abusing 6-Month-Old

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    PENSACOLA, FL- Pensacola Police arrested a man for shaking a six-month-old baby boy so hard that he had to be hospitalized. More>>

    Mobile Police Need Your Help

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    Mobile Police say a woman drove up in a silver two door car and stole a wallet left in the Academy Sports parking lot Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Firefighters Use Special Equipment to Save Kittens

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    Most people do not realize that their local firefighters and EMS carry special equipment, and are trained to revive animals. More>>

    Orange Beach Councilman Al Bradley Dies

    Al Bradley was 64. Al Bradley was 64.
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    Al Bradley, an Orange Beach City Councilman, passed away at South Baldwin Medical Center in Foley Thursday night. More>>

    Alabama Unemployment Unchanged at 6.8 Percent

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    Alabama's unemployment rate for June is unchanged at 6.8 percent.Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate represents nearly 145,000 people looking for work. More>>

    School Shopping Rush About to Start

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    School starts in less than a month for most schools, and the back to school shopping rush has just started. News 5 stopped by Zoghby's uniforms on Old Shell Road in Mobile. They stock uniforms for most schools in Mobile County. They say, we are a few days away from long lines, but it's best to go ahead and shop now. In the next week or so, lines will go out the door and around the building. Melanie Zoghby Cummins with Zoghby's says, "We have seen big crowds. Sales are where they were last yea... More>>

    Openings Available for Next Week's Engineering Camp

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    Some students in our community are making a splash at summer camp in the field of science and engineering, and there are still openings for next week. They are attending a camp called "Engaging Youth Through Engineering" or the E-Y-E camp. The focus this week is on water. The kids are learning how our water is filtered, and all about careers in engineering. Jamie Wiggins, a sixth grader at Clarke-Shaw Magnet School, says they are learning, in a fun way, how our water is filtered. "We started ... More>>

    A Rescue for the City's Animal Shelter Video included

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    A small relief for the City of Mobile Animal Shelter.  Dozens of dogs have been rescue and are heading North to find forever homes. More>>

    Students Flocking to Sign up for Online School Video included

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    Registration is ramping up for Mobile County's new online school. More>>

    5 Year Old Murdered In Gulfport Video included

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    The body of Janaya Thompson was found in an abandoned mobile home not a block away from where she lived. More>>

    Missile Downed Malaysia Flight, U.S. Says

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    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. More>>

    Dangerous Intersection in Baldwin County Video included

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    The intersection of Baldwin County Road 32 and the new baldwin beach express is being called too dangerous. A three car crash there Wednesday has renewed calls for a traffic light to be installed.

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    USS Alabama "Attraction of the Year"

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    The Governor's Conference on Tourism will recognize Battleship Park for 50 years of drawing visitors to Mobile.

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    Pit Bull Saves Deaf Boy From Fire

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    Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone and sleeping without his hearing aids when the fire began Wednesday. More>>

    Influx of Counterfeit Money on Gulf Coast

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    The Crestview Police Department has received multiple complaints in recent days in reference to individuals passing counterfeit bills at businesses throughout the Crestview area. More>>

    Assisted Living Managers Arrested for Abuse, Neglect

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    Officials say psychological nursing caregivers were refused entrance into the Kipling Manor facility to assist mental health residents. More>>

    Update: Body is 5-Year-Old Gulfport Girl

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    The five-year-old girl went missing Wednesday night in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.

     

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    Chesney Flora-Bama Concert Sold Out Online Video included

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    If you were able to get one of the free wristbands to Kenny Chesney's free Flora-Bama concert in August, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. More>>

    US Senate Committee Boosts Austal Funding Video included

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    Some good news for Austal. A Senate Committee moves to fund additional ships in Mobile.


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    Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine Video included

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    UPDATED: An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country. More>>

    Man Gets 15 Years in Child Porn Case

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    Warning: this story contains disturbing details. More>>

    Cold Temps Break 128-Year Record in Mobile

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    Forecasters say Mobile has broken a 128-year-old record with a low temperature of 64 degrees. More>>

    City Leaders Speak Out about Airshow Trip Video included

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    Elected officials from Mobile and Baldwin Counties are back on the Gulf Coast tonight. They landed in Mobile after spending a few days at the Farnborough Airshow in England. More>>

    Exclusive: Bob James to Resign District 2 Seat Video included

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    The day after telling News 5 he was ready to be"just Bob,"we have surprising news about Baldwin County Commissioner Bob James. More>>

    Online Movement to End Domestic Violence Video included

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    Deadly cases of domestic violence in Mobile County are leading to a movement on social media. People in the community want to help save lives and they're asking others to get involved. More>>

    Chris Elliott Talks to News 5 Video included

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    A shake up on the Baldwin County commission after run-off elections. Political newcomer Chris Elliott will be the new commissioner for District 2 beginning in November.
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    Crimson Tide Flag Making Waves Online Video included

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    A construction worker from Mobile planted a Crimson Tide flag on the side of Kyle Stadium in Texas. He lost his job but has a lot of Crimson Tide fan support.


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    Costco And Others Confirmed For Mobile Video included

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    Costco is just the beginning—other big name stores are planned for McGowin Park Shopping Center. More>>

    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast Video included

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    Hurricane Ivan's Impact on the Gulf Coast. This 30 minute program chronicles the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, ten years ago on the Gulf Coast. Ivan was a historic storm that changed the way we plan for hurricanes. You'll see the anticipation, the preparation, the evacuation and the devastation.
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    National Climate Assessment Report Highlights Video included

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    The National Climate Assessment gives the latest of what is known about the impacts of global warming and climate change in the United States. These are the 13 key findings, unedited. Global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. 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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    • Weather

      Unchanging Weather On The Way

      Unchanging Weather On The Way

      We are firmly ensconced in the July doldrums. A stationary front is keeping our stagnant weather pattern "stationary" with no changes on the way. Thunderstorms will be around each day, with partly sunny and hot conditions in those places that stay dry.
      We are firmly ensconced in the July doldrums. A stationary front is keeping our stagnant weather pattern "stationary" with no changes on the way. Thunderstorms will be around each day, with partly sunny and hot conditions in those places that stay dry.

    • Pet of the Week: SPCA

      Pet of the Week: SPCA

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:11:42 GMT
      Here is this week's Pet of The Week.
      Here is this week's Pet of The Week.
    • Gulfport Police Investigating Homicide

      Gulfport Police Investigating Homicide

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:41:44 GMT
      Investigators say two men in dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces, entered the residence and shot a man while he was sleeping.
      Investigators say two men in dark clothes and bandanas covering their faces, entered the residence and shot a man while he was sleeping.
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    • Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

      Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:33:09 GMT
      Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
      Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
    • Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot

      Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:32:58 GMT
      An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
      An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
    • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

      APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:31:51 GMT
      Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
      Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
    • InternationalMore>>

    • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:45:26 GMT
      Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
      Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
    • Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

      Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:05 GMT
      Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
      Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
    • Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

      Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:01 GMT
      Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.
      Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.
    • GardeningMore>>

    • 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.
    • Bellingrath Gardens Color

      Bellingrath Gardens Color

      Friday, July 11 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:33:38 GMT

      Beautiful summer at Bellingrath Gardens.

      Beautiful summer at Bellingrath Gardens.

    • Lawn and Water

      Lawn and Water

      Monday, July 7 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:40:53 GMT
      Not so fast with that hose, buster!  We’re talking watering (or, more to the point, not watering) your yard in this week’s exciting episode of Plain Gardening.  Bonus: save even more time by not using weed-and-feed, too.
      Not so fast with that hose, buster!  We’re talking watering (or, more to the point, not watering) your yard in this week’s exciting episode of Plain Gardening.  Bonus: save even more time by not using weed-and-feed, too.

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