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    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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    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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    Weather

    Cool Nights and Comfortable Days

    Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast

    As dry air continues to filter in tonight, we’ll see temperatures along the I-10 corridor fall to the middle 60s. The coolest spots will be north of Highway 84 where many locations will be in the lower 60s and maybe even right at 60. Tomorrow will be even more comfortable than today was.
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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>>

    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>>

    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

    Chaston Brown, 17 Chaston Brown, 17
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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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    • Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:17:14 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.

    • Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash

      Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:01:16 GMT
      The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers.
      The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers.
    • Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama

      Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:20 GMT

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

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

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    • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

      5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:56:25 GMT
      Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...
      Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...
    • Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

      Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:56:22 GMT
      A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."
      A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."
    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:56:10 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
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    • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

      US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:08 GMT
      European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
      Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....
    • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

      Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:33:28 GMT
      Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
      Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on...
    • Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

      Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:30:08 GMT
      By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at...
      By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...
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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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